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You might not be happy that Google isn’t fixing a web security flaw in your older Android phone, but the search giant now says that it has some good reasons for holding off. As the company’s Adrian Ludwig explains, it’s no longer viable to “safely” patch vulnerable, pre-Android 4.4 versions of WebView (a framework that lets apps show websites without a separate browser) to prevent remote attacks. The sheer amount of necessary code changes would create legions of problems, he claims, especially since developers are introducing “thousands” of tweaks to the open source software every month.

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Via: Android Police, Wall Street Journal

Source: Adrian Ludwig (Google+)

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Has Windows and Intel finally caught up to Android and ARM? More TV boxes are coming out with both Windows and Android offered as an operating system, and both are powered by the Intel Atom. Read more…

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Christmas hasn’t stopped here at Neowin. Today, we’re giving one lucky reader an MK808B Plus Android TV Stick to spruce up their media center or give their TV some awesome smart features! Good luck! Read more…

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A browser version of WhatsApp has finally arrived after months of speculation and can be accessed using the Chrome browser by users who have the latest app on their smartphones. Read more…

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Chrome 40 on an iPhone 6

At long last, Google has overhauled its Chrome browser for iOS to fit into the company’s Material Design language — and thankfully, it’s a lot more than a fresh coat of paint. The newly released Chrome 40 gives you the expected bright colors, flat surfaces and fancy animations of Google’s latest interface philosophy, but its big deal is rich support for iOS 8. The app is now fully compatible with larger iPhones, and it’ll hand off web links to the preferred browser on your Mac (if you’re running OS X Yosemite, that is). If you’re a fan of Chrome but wish that it fit better into Apple’s world, you’ll want to swing by the App Store for the update.

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Via: 9to5Mac

Source: App Store, Chrome Releases

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The roll out of Android Lollipop has been a rather slow affair, and some devices won’t even get the update at all, which is where custom ROM developers have stepped up, for the HTC One M7. Read more…

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The Nokia Here app is still in beta stage, but the development team is hard at work improving the user experience and also making it compatible with the latest hardware, as shown in the latest update. Read more…

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Samsung may be looking for a design overhaul soon, and it picked someone from the outside to lend a hand. Lee Don-tae is the Korean tech giant’s new global design chief, who will report to Samsung Electronics President Yoon Boo-keun and work from the company’s Design Management Center. Lee Don-tae is a former CEO of Tangerine, a London-based design studio founded by that once employed none other than Apple’s aesthetic guru Jony Ive. His work includes He was a part of the team that developed an S-shaped redesign of the British Airways business class cabin, a layout that created enough space for the seats to lie flat.

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Source: Korea JoongAng Daily, The Korea Herald

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HTC is holding a press conference in Barcelona on March 1, the day before the Mobile World Congress begins, at which it is expected to announce its new flagship, which may be called the One M9. Read more…

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Christmas hasn’t stopped here at Neowin. Today, we’re giving one lucky reader an MK808B Plus Android TV Stick to spruce up their media center or give their TV some awesome smart features! Good luck! Read more…

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