Insiders can now delete images on their smartphones with the Your Phone app

Insiders can now delete their phone’s photos through their PC with the Your Phone app.

What you need to know

  • The Your Phone app now allows Insiders to delete images from their smartphone.
  • The feature is limited to Insiders at this time but should roll out to more people in the future.
  • The Your Phone app already allows you to view images from your smartphone on your PC.

Microsoft’s Your Phone app allows you to view your smartphone’s recent photos directly on your PC. A recent update for Insiders adds the ability to delete photos as well. The feature makes it easier to leave your smartphone in your pocket, as you can now do one more thing on your phone without having to have it in your hand.

At this time, the feature appears to be rolling out to Windows Insiders. We spotted the feature on a device registered in

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If These Apps Are Installed On Your Phone, You Can ‘Easily’ Be Hacked

When iPhone users claim their devices are more secure than Android alternatives, it’s security reports such as the latest from Check Point they have in mind. The cyber firm has suddenly warned that “countless Android apps” are vulnerable to a security threat that should have been patched six months ago, “jeopardizing hundreds of millions of users.” These are apps almost guaranteed to be on your phone right now.

Yet again the issue relates to a software library buried within multiple apps—ironically, though, this library was developed by Google itself as a shortcut for apps to interface with its Play Store. The “highly dangerousCVE-2020-8913 was reported in detail back in August—a vulnerability in thousands of apps that would enable hackers to “steal users’ login details, passwords, and financial details, and read their mail.”

Such an attack requires fairly simple malware to be planted on your phone—think of

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When will your phone get One UI 3.0?

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  • Samsung has unveiled its lengthy Android 11 update roadmap.
  • The list includes more than 40 of the Korean firm’s tablets and smartphones.
  • The Galaxy S20 series will kick off the One UI 3.0 rollout in December 2020.

Samsung has unveiled its lengthy Android 11 update roadmap, which will see a slew of its smartphones and tablets receive One UI 3.0 in the coming months. Spotted by TizenHelp, the roadmap stems from Egypt so take the dates as a rough guide if you happen to be in Europe, India, or the US.

In total, the roadmap includes the firm’s flagship lines from 2020 and 2019, as well as a smattering of phones from its tablet, Galaxy A, and Galaxy M families.

Related: When will your phone get the Android 11 update?

The Galaxy S20 series – including the S20 Plus and S20 Ultra – will be the first to

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Why spending a long time on your phone isn’t bad for mental health — ScienceDaily

General smartphone usage is a poor predictor of anxiety, depression or stress say researchers, who advise caution when it comes to digital detoxes.

The study published in Technology, Mind, and Behavior was led by Heather Shaw and Kristoffer Geyer from Lancaster University with Dr David Ellis and Dr Brittany Davidson from the University of Bath and Dr Fenja Ziegler and Alice Smith from the University of Lincoln.

They measured the time spent on smartphones by 199 iPhone users and 46 Android users for one week. Participants were also asked about their mental and physical health, completing clinical scales that measure anxiety and depression symptoms. They also completed a scale which measured how problematic they perceived their smartphone usage to be.

Surprisingly, the amount of time spent on the smartphone was not related to poor mental health.

Lead author Heather Shaw of Lancaster University’s Department of Psychology said: “A person’s daily

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32 Cyber Monday Phone and Tablet Deals We Love (2020)

The Pixel 5 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our top choice among Android phones if camera quality is your main criterion. The main 12-megapixel camera reliably shoots detailed photos with natural colors, and a mode called Night Sight brightens up scenes in low light. There’s an ultrawide camera this year that’s just as good too. The rest of the phone is problem-free, with great performance, a 90-Hz OLED screen, 5G, day-long battery life, and a compact aluminum frame that’s water-resistant and supports wireless charging. At Best Buy, you can score $100 extra off this phone on Verizon or AT&T, or $200 off on Sprint (with a new line), if you activate it at the time of purchase, although the savings come in the form of monthly bill credits. Also, if this deal appears sold out, try selecting different color options—it may just be the color you’re viewing that’s sold out.

Galaxy

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Samsung Galaxy Note series could get one last phone before its demise

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  • Samsung could launch at least one Galaxy Note series phone next year.
  • This could be the last Galaxy Note before Samsung puts the series out to pasture.
  • The phone is expected to debut in the second half of 2021.

There might be at least one Galaxy Note next year before Samsung puts the series out to pasture. Korean media outlet ET News reports that Samsung will eventually merge the Galaxy S and Note lines by adding an S-Pen to the former. However, the company might still launch a Galaxy Note series phone, presumably the Galaxy Note 21, next year.

This isn’t the first we’re hearing of Samsung scrapping the Note series altogether. Just last week, another Korean business daily reported that Samsung will add the S-Pen to the Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Z Fold 3, discontinuing the Note series for good. The latest

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31 Cyber Monday Phone and Tablet Deals We Love (2020)

There are better phones, even at this discounted price (like the Google Pixel 4A 5G), but if you want to stick with Samsung, the A71 5G is solid. It runs well, delivers more than a day of battery life, and has perks like expandable storage and a headphone jack. However, it doesn’t have the brightest screen, the cameras aren’t amazing, and there’s no water resistance or wireless charging.

OnePlus 8

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OnePlus8—12 GB Ram and 256 GB Storage—for $570 ($130 off)

B&H, OnePlus ($599)

Both the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are excellent phones, but our main issue has been their high prices. At this discount, the OnePlus 8 is a better buy. You get a sharp 90-Hz OLED screen, 5G support, and the same flagship power you’ll find on the Samsung above. The triple-camera system is capable, but there’s no water resistance or wireless

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Cell Phone Cyber Monday Deals 2020: OnePlus, Apple iPhone & Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Deals Ranked by Retail Fuse

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Here’s a round-up of the latest cell phone deals for Cyber Monday 2020, together with sales on Galaxy S20, Note20 & OnePlus 8 mobile phones. View the full range of deals listed below.

Best Cell Phone Deals:

  • Save up to 96% off on a wide range of Samsung Galaxy, iPhone, Pixel, LG & more top-rated smartphones at AT&T.com – check out the latest deals on flagship & budget-friendly smartphones from Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, OnePlus & more top brands, including iPhones & Galaxy smartphones from $1/month.
  • Save up to $700 off on Apple iPhone (12, 11, SE), Pixel 5, Galaxy S20 & more flagship smartphones at Verizon – check Verizon’s live deals on a wide range of top-rated smartphones
  • Save up to 62% on a wide range of prepaid & no contract Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxy & more Android phones at Boost Mobile – including
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FCC Maintains Ban on Mobile Phone Voice Calls During Flights

(Bloomberg) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission killed a proposal to allow in-flight voice calls via mobile phones, ending its examination of an idea that evoked fears of air rage from passengers trapped beside jabbering seat mates.



a close up of a bicycle: Passenger seats are seen in the cabin of a grounded Lion Air Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 aircraft at terminal 1 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cenkareng, Indonesia, on Tuesday, March 15, 2019. Sunday’s loss of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737, in which 157 people died, bore similarities to the Oct. 29 crash of another Boeing 737 Max plane, operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air, stoking concern that a feature meant to make the upgraded Max safer than earlier planes has actually made it harder to fly.


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Passenger seats are seen in the cabin of a grounded Lion Air Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 aircraft at terminal 1 of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cenkareng, Indonesia, on Tuesday, March 15, 2019. Sunday’s loss of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737, in which 157 people died, bore similarities to the Oct. 29 crash of another Boeing 737 Max plane, operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air, stoking concern that a feature meant to make the upgraded Max safer than earlier planes has actually made it harder to fly.

The idea drew “strong opposition” from pilots and flight attendants, the agency said Friday in a four-paragraph order.

The FCC in 2013 proposed allowing mobile

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Phone Black Friday deals: Google Pixel 5, OnePlus 8 Pro, Note 20 Ultra, more

While the new Apple iPhone 12 models are now available at full price, there are an assortment of other phones available during Black Friday and Cyber Monday that can save you hundreds. Many of these special offers are available now and expire at the end of November.

We’ve reviewed many of these phones on ZDNet in 2020 and the majority are unlocked so should work with most carriers in the US. There are also several carrier specials available, but they are specific to opening new lines of service, purchasing phones as part of a buy-one-get-one (BOGO) special, and offering high value for trade-ins. We recommend you check out your preferred carrier for possible sale offers.


$50 off

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I’ve been waiting for some kind of deal on Google’s latest 5G smartphone and with Black Friday we see Google offer $50 off of the Pixel 5. If you are a Google One

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