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BMW Service Outage Breaks CarPlay Functionality

  It’s an unwritten rule that the infotainment systems built into cars are terrible, but systems like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have saved many drivers from the monstrosities designed by automakers. Owners of some BMW vehicles have found themselves unable to access CarPlay lately, and that appears to be …

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Google Play is changing how app ratings work

  Two years ago, Apple changed the way its app store ratings worked by allowing developers to decide whether or not their ratings would be reset with their latest app update — a feature that Apple suggests should be used sparingly. Today, Google announced it’s making a change to how …

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Intel CPU Shortage Expected to Ease in June

  Intel’s CPU shortage has hit the PC market hard the last six months, but while it’s expected to linger into the back half of the year, it’s also expected to start improving before too much longer. Intel made a strategic decision to de-prioritize shipments of low-end CPUs, effectively ceding …

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Android Will Finally Have Dark Mode in Android Q

  Google talked about a minor Android feature during the Google I/O opening keynote — it’s the sort of thing that wouldn’t usually get so much attention. While talking about the upcoming changes to Android Q, Google’s Stephanie Cuthbertson came on stage to talk about the numerous improvements coming to …

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Google Is Working on a Foldable Phone Prototype, Too

  It seems as though everyone is throwing their collective hats into the ring around the idea of a foldable phone, despite the demonstrated failure of the single company that attempted to launch one. Now we know Google is also prototyping the idea. The head of Pixel design, Mario Queiroz, …

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