IBM patented a goofy-looking watch that folds into a tablet
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IBM just patented an extremely goofy-looking take on the smartwatch: its touch-screen display unfolds to form a full-sized tablet while strapped to your wrist.

The device, which is described as “an electronic display device configured for variable display size” according to last month’s patent, takes foldable devices to a whole new level with its 8x increase in size from watch mode to tablet mode. However, per Tom’s Guide, there’s no mention of how the repeatedly-folding touchscreen is supposed to work without cracking or peeling like all those smartphones did.

Ebooks Purchased From Microsoft Will Be Deleted This Month
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Anyone who bought ebooks through the Microsoft Store is in for a rude shock in the coming days. The good news? You can get a refund. The bad news? All of your books are going to be deleted this month.

Microsoft announced in April that it would stop selling ebooks and that any books the company already sold would stop working in early July because the DRM servers were being shut off. Yes, you read that correctly. Those books that you “bought” are going to disappear. Even the “free” books that you downloaded through Microsoft will be deleted.

Study found PlayStore has lots of data-stealing counterfeit apps
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Google’s Android is facing a tough battle against malware apps, and there seems no end in sight.

According to new research, Google’s Play Store is riddled with thousands of possible malware-ridden counterfeit apps and games.

The two year study, conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO) Data61, analyzed more than a million Android apps on the platform. They found an alarming number that impersonated legitimate apps and games.

Microsoft's plan to embrace Android: Is it Adding app support?
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Over the past few years, Microsoft has made no bones about its decision to build apps for Android and iOS. Microsoft offers Your Phone, an app that is meant to more tightly tie Android and to a much lesser extent, iPhones, to Windows 10. The Redmondians even gave an official blessing to Windows Phone users recently to move to Android and iOS. 

A camera app that automatically removes all people from your photos
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As a misanthrope living in a vibrant city, I’m never short of things to complain about. And in particular the problem of people crowding into my photos, whatever I happen to shoot, is a persistent one. That won’t be an issue any more with Bye Bye Camera, an app that simply removes any humans from photos you take. Finally!

The best-selling unlocked phone at Amazon might surprise you
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Google hit a home run with its mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Priced at $399 and $479 respectively, the phones offer the same outstanding photographic experience that the Pixel line has been known for, but at half the price. In fact, if you are a big fan of the Google ecosystem, a case can be made for picking up the mid-ranger instead of the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL. Yes, the Pixel 3a range employs the Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform instead of the Snapdragon 845 SoC, and it has a plastic build without protection from water. But battery life is good and the phones come with unlimited cloud storage for your photos (in high quality) and three years of Android updates.