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New leak reveals Galaxy Note 4 details that no one saw coming

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We’ve seen some killer specs for the Galaxy Note 4 leak recently but a new report from The Korea Times says Samsung is planning on doing something with its next flagship phablet that no one has seen coming so far. An executive at one of Samsung’s supplier partners tells The Korea Times that Samsung is actually planning to release two versions of the Galaxy Note 4: One standard version with a flat display and one with a curved display that will be similar in shape to the Galaxy Round that the company released last year.

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Security Improvements on Chrome for Windows

Google announced back in November that it would start requiring all Chrome extensions to be hosted in the Chrome Web Store for its Windows stable and beta channels (starting in January). Google announced today that it is now enforcing this.

Extensions will only be able to be installed if they’re hosted on the Chrome Web Store. Previously installed extensions may be automatically disabled, and will have to be re-installed if they become hosted on the Chrome Web Store.

“We’re constantly working to keep Chrome users safe as they browse, with built-in features like Safe Browsing, which blocks many types of malicious websites and downloads,” says Erik Kay, Engineering Director in a post on the Chrome blog. “In the case that malicious software has managed to hijack your settings, we’ve added a “reset browser settings” button, so you can get things back to normal. But since the bad guys continue to come up with new ways to cause our users headaches, we are always taking additional measures.”

“Malware can change how browsers work by silently installing extensions on your machine that do things like inject ads or track your browsing activity,” Kay adds. “If you notice strange ads, broken web pages or sluggish browsing after installing some new software or plugins, you could be affected.”

Hence the changes.

Google says it will continue to support local extension installs during development for developers as well as installs via Enterprise policy. More on that here.

Chrome users on the Windows developer channel and other operating systems are not affected by the changes.

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Verizon has done the seemingly impossible: It’s made Comcast look good

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It takes a lot of work to make Comcast look good but Verizon seems to have pulled off the trick. Ars Technica’s Jon Brodkin has done some nice work trying to figure out how Netflix’s performance on Verizon’s network has actually gotten worse even though the two companies reached a peering agreement earlier this year. It basically boils down to this: Comcast was completely prepared to upgrade its interconnectivity infrastructure after signing its deal with Netflix while Verizon was not.

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How to take awesome iPhone photos in the dark

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Apple’s iPhone lineup has always been among the best in the business when it comes to photography. Case in point: look at how amazing the photos that won this year’s iPhone photography awards were. Low-light photography is still an issue for every camera of course, but there are some ways to ensure that your iPhone photos come out as clear and flattering as possible even in a dark room.

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GALAXY F LEAK: New leak shows the Galaxy S5 you want next to the one you actually bought

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Samsung’s upcoming premium Android smartphone – known as the Galaxy F, which may or may not be the same as Galaxy S5 Primehas appeared in many leaks so far, although the South Korean giant is yet to announce it. Now, Phone Arena has just scored a picture showing the Galaxy F side-by-side to the Galaxy S5, with both devices’ displays turned on.

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DOWNLOAD THIS NOW: This incredible free Android keyboard will change your life

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Text input is one of the most frequent functions we perform on our smartphones, and not every virtual keyboard is right for every user. Some platforms limit our options — though that will soon change for iOS device owners — but Android’s open nature means that dozens of solid third-party keyboard options are out there for people looking to improve this crucial part of the smartphone experience.

We’ve all heard of the more popular third-party keyboard options for Android, such as Swype and SwiftKey, but a new lesser known option has the potential to completely change the way you use your smartphone or tablet.

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Netflix: Verizon decided to ‘leave three lanes closed during rush hour’

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Netflix is not afraid to hold its ground against Verizon’s cease and desist attack, defending its right to inform customers about ISPs network performance when it comes to streaming Netflix content. In a letter to Verizon obtained by Quartz, Netflix general counsel David Hyman attacked the Internet provider, saying that Verizon is at fault for the poor performance some of their mutual customers experience, not Netflix.

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Leak shows us how split-screen multitasking will work in iOS 8

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Hidden code in iOS 8 beta 1 has revealed that Apple is working on a split-screen multitasking feature that could be available on iPads in the future, although the company is yet to officially introduce it. Nevertheless, developer Steven Troughton-Smith used the code to create a short video that shows how split-screen multitasking would work on an iPad running iOS 8.

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