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Disney Plus has a bunch of great TV shows: Here are the best

By John Callaham

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Disney Plus is now live in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands. If you live in those markets, you can stream thousands of TV episodes from the history of Disney. But which are the best Disney Plus TV shows?

Editor’s Pick

Disney Plus launch list of movies and TV shows (Update: More Marvel movies)

Update: November 11: 2019: We have updated this list to show Disney Plus will have even more Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to stream on launch day.

Disney Plus officially goes live in the US on November …

To be perfectly honest, the series that are currently available to stream from Disney Plus are mostly targeting kids. There are a few exceptions, but the majority of the Disney Plus TV shows lineup is not meant solely for adults. Having said that, many young adults will likely enjoy going back in time to stream some older Disney Plus series on the service. With all that in mind, here are the best Disney Plus TV shows on the service, with a quick look at things to come.

Best Disney Plus TV shows

Create awesome apps with the UI/UX Fundamentals Bundle

By Savumin

User Experience Fundamentals

Think about your favorite apps for a minute. What makes them so great? The content is obviously important, but it’s also probably the user experience too. You could jump into a career creating these user interfaces and experiences that you love with the UI/UX Fundamentals Bundle for just $24 with promo code.

Creating compelling user experiences is a big deal as more companies create their own apps. The user experience is how a consumer interacts with the app, and bad UX is bad for business. This hands-on learning kit will start you out with the fundamentals of UX, before then starting to find and solve problems on your own.

Create captivating user interactions with over 20 hours of content.

To think like a user, you’ve got to act like a user. Lessons in the beginner-friendly bundle will help you to clearly define your audience and start relating to potential problems with apps. After you learn about user challenges, you’ll learn about the key traits that make a successful user experience designer. It’s an interesting field, and it has tons of room to flex your creative muscle.

A strong brand is at the heart of any …read more

Source:: android authority


Google accused of manipulating Search to favor big business, skirt controversy

By C. Scott Brown

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A new report from The Wall Street Journal throws some serious accusations down at Google’s feet. Allegedly, the company employs methods to enable Google Search manipulation which directs search results towards big businesses while masking controversial subjects.

In a statement responding to the report, Google denies the allegations.

The first accusation regarding Google Search manipulation has to do with when users search for topics related to businesses. According to The WSJ’s research, sometimes Google’s search algorithm will prioritize big businesses over smaller ones, which of course could be problematic from an anti-trust standpoint.

Related: Google Search now directly displays relevant moments from YouTube content

In fact, both Amazon and Google (as well as Facebook and Apple) are under regulatory scrutiny at the moment related to Big Tech’s effects on smaller businesses.

The second accusation in the report related to Google Search manipulation alleges that Google’s autofill feature purposefully avoids sensitive or controversial topics, such as abortion or immigration.

Google’s statement in response to the report is below (via Business Insider):

We have been very public and transparent around the topics covered in this article, such as our Search rater guidelines, our policies for special features in Search like Autocomplete and valid legal removals, …read more

Source:: android authority


My Pixel 4 pickle: I love it and hate it at the same time

By Kris Carlon

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Kris Carlon

I came down pretty hard on the Pixel 4 in our review, and for good reason. Compared to everything else out there, it skimps on too much to be competitive. And, as usual, it has its fair share of Pixel problems. Regardless, there are still some bits I love and I’m using the Pixel 4 XL as my daily driver to this day. So what gives?

Most people need and deserve good battery life on their smartphone. The battery you need to get through your day should be in the phone, not connected to it by a cable. The battery alone is probably reason enough to keep you away from the Pixel 4 XL. I totally get that.

As sad as it is to admit, I’ve just accepted that bad battery life is the price of entry for using a Pixel.

The thing is, I long ago gave up hope that Google would put a beefy battery in a Pixel. Bad battery life is the price of entry for using a Pixel, especially a smaller one. As sad as it is to admit, I’ve accepted that. It’s not right and I’m not happy about …read more

Source:: android authority


Google’s appeal of ten-years-long Oracle court case will go to Supreme Court

By C. Scott Brown

Today, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will hear the dispute between Google and Oracle, a fight that has been going on since at least 2010 (via CNBC). The Google-Oracle fight could have incredible ramifications for Android and copyright law in general, depending on how the Supreme Court rules on the case.

In 2010, Oracle accused Google of using about 11,500 lines of Java code in the Android operating system. This Java code, Oracle claims, is Oracle’s copyrighted property. Thus, Google is allegedly violating copyright by incorporating it within Android. Oracle is seeking damages that could amount to billions of dollars.

Over the years that the case has dragged on, Google has won a pair of victories in the lower courts. However, it lost an appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a ruling that came down in March of last year.

Oracle did not create the Java programming language. Instead, it bought Java’s creator Sun Microsystems in 2010 for $7.4 billion and is using this court case as a way to defend its purchased copyright.

Google claims that the 11,500 lines of code in question are not copyrightable and are instead …read more

Source:: android authority


Nearly 150 vulnerabilities come on many Android devices out of the box

By Phillip Prado

In a new detailed report, security firm Kryptowire revealed 146 different Android vulnerabilities across 29 various OEMs, including Samsung, Asus, Xiaomi, and Sony. Kryptowire discovered these with its in-house automated firmware scanning tools, and most of the affected manufacturers hail from Asia.

The worst part about these vulnerabilities is that every one of them comes on affected devices out of the box. This means users can do nothing in the way of mitigating these issues when they purchase one of these handsets.

What are these Android vulnerabilities?

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These Android vulnerabilities cover a wide variety of possible exploits. Some of these include unauthorized audio recording and the ability to modify certain system settings. Some of them exist because of apps preinstalled on the system, while others originate deep within the device’s firmware.

According to Wired, Kryptowire began notifying Google and affected manufacturers …read more

Source:: android authority


Perfect your selfie smile with the Aquasonic toothbrush

By AA Picks

AquaSonic Black Series Toothbrush and Travel Case

We’re always on the hunt for the best tech deals, and sometimes great offers pop up that go beyond Android. We wouldn’t want you to miss out, and besides, everyone loves fresh breath and a sleek new toothbrush.

The American Dental Association recommends changing your toothbrush every three months. Take a look at your trusty Oral-B and ask yourself how old it is. If it’s over three months, this is a perfect chance to upgrade and leave your manual brush behind. You can pick up the electric Aquasonic Black for just $29 right now.

Enough heads for two years with eight spare Dupont brushes.

You brush your teeth at least twice a day, shouldn’t you be treating your mouth to the best toothbrush you can find? The Aquasonic Black packs a motor that delivers 40,000 vibrations per minute. You can choose from four unique settings to ensure the best clean for your teeth.

When you upgrade to the Aquasonic Black, any reason not to switch brush heads every three months goes out of the window. This deal bundles eight Dupont replacement heads and a durable carrying case for your oral health needs. The carrying case …read more

Source:: android authority


Disney Plus allows nearly unlimited downloading. Here’s how to do it.

By John Callaham

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Disney Plus has arrived with hundreds of movies and TV series to stream on your Android or iOS devices. The good news is you don’t have to stick to streaming alone. Disney allows you to download all of the Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel and classic Disney content that areavailable on the service. There are no limits on the number of titles that you can download on up to 10 mobile or tablet devices. You do have to connect back to the web at least once every 30 days though. For those with less than great internet or caps, this is a pretty useful feature. Obviously it’s also handy for road trips or on an airplane.

Editor’s Pick

Disney Plus is now live: Everything you need to know

Update: November 12, 2019: Disney Plus has officially launched in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands. Also, the bundle deal with Disney Plus, Hulu and ESPN Plus is now live.

Disney announced well over a year …

In this article, we will show you how to download Disney Plus movies and TV shows. Not only that, but we will also show you some …read more

Source:: android authority


This week in Apple: New iPhone 12 concept renders, AR headset rumors ramp up

By C. Scott Brown

Apple iPhone 12 Concept Render PhoneArena


This week in Apple news we saw some new concept renders of the iPhone 12 (see above). These renders are not at all official — they are based on industry rumors we’ve heard thus far as well as the current crop of iPhones. They look pretty good (and realistic) to us, though.

Elsewhere, we saw some new rumors related to the upcoming Apple AR headset, some sexism problems with the Apple Card, some news about the Apple Watch Series 6, some rumors about Apple service bundling, and much more!

See the Apple news roundup below for all the latest.

The top Apple news stories of the past week:

  • New concept renders of the iPhone 12 look pretty good (albeit boring): The folks over at Phone Arena just posted some concept images of what the iPhone 12 could look like. The device allegedly could abandon the rounded look of current iPhones and instead go back to the squared-off edges of the iPhone 4. It looks pretty good to us, but also looks like another boring iPhone X-style clone. Not much innovation here.
  • Apple Watch Series 6 model rumors: According to reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the Apple Watch Series 6 could …read more

    Source:: android authority


Best Buy Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus deal offers devices for up to $620 off

By Phillip Prado

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Best Buy Sale

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Today, T-Mobile’s hefty Samsung Galaxy buy-one-get-one sale kicks off. But some people can’t take advantage of the deal because not everyone is on T-Mobile’s network. That’s where Best Buy’s current Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus sale comes in, and you don’t have to wait for Black Friday to take advantage of it.

Right now, customers can pick up Samsung’s latest Note series flagships for a fraction of the price — $360 for the Note 10 and $480 for the Note 10 Plus. That’s less than half the original cost at a whopping $590 and $620 savings, respectively. The only catch is that customers will get the discount over the course of an installment plan through Sprint when they open a new line. Other than that, the deal is open to new or existing customers.

If you or someone you know are in the market for a new device from Sprint, this may be the perfect opportunity to snag one of the best smartphones on the market. With their …read more

Source:: android authority