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Reminder in Google Now Gets Interface Improvements

Google has been paying special attention to its Google Now personal assistant available on many Android-running smartphones. The company has released a new update to Google Now, one that allows users to create reminders in a much easier way, while the interface has also undergone some changes.

Google Now enables consumers to use voice commands in order to search the Internet or applications installed on the phone. It also comes with a feature that helps users create reminders easily or add alarms to cards stored on their devices.

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This Is Why the Headphone Jack Needs to Go on the iPhone 7

Rumor has it that Apple is planning to give up on the headphone jack for the iPhone 7, and this possibility was received with mixed feelings from the community.

Some agree that the iPhone no longer needs a 3.5mm audio jack when the Lightning port is already there and can serve pretty much any purpose, while others swear that they won’t buy the new iPhone if no headphone jack is offered.

There’s so much controversy around this subject that it’s really hard to find a pertinent reason for whatever option you choose without the other side coming with a counterargument that really makes sense. But we’ll get it a shot at explaining why the audio jack actually needs to go on the iPhone 7.

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OnePlus Briefly Lists Red OnePlus 3 on Its Official Website

OnePlus released its latest flagship, the OnePlus 3, not long ago, and the device has been in the spotlight ever since. OnePlus comes in a Graphite color variant while the Soft Gold one was also announced recently. Now, it seems that the company has briefly listed a Red version of the OnePlus on its official website.

OnePlus 3 currently comes in one color variant, Graphite. OnePlus CEO Carl Pei has recently stated that a Gold variant of the phone will be available after July 15, but it appears that the handset could also come in a Red color variant, according to leakster The Malignant.

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Hackers Breach Google CEO Sundar Pichai's Quora Account, Cross-Post to Twitter

OurMine, the three-man team of Saudi hackers, has made another high-profile victim, as the group has managed to access the Quora account of Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO, and then cross-post to his Twitter account.

The incident took place late Sunday night (US timezones), and the hackers managed to cross-post three messages from Pichai's Quora account to his Twitter profile before being detected, reported, and losing their access.

The hackers didn't post profanities or a social message, but only short texts, as they seemed to be testing their access.

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Samsung Patents Round-Shaped Home Screen Resembling iPhone Design

Samsung is one of the world's largest smartphone manufacturers, if we take into consideration the variety of products that it offers. The South Korean giant has been competing against Apple for some time, as both companies wish to hold the supremacy of the consumer phones market. Now, it seems that Samsung has filed a patent application in order to make some design changes on its upcoming handsets.

There are some design elements that manage to set Samsung and Apple apart, especially when it comes to the home button. The front-facing button is the most visible element that can make a difference between a Samsung device and an iPhone, since the latter comes with round-shaped home buttons.

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antiX 16 “Berta Cáceres” Linux OS Arrives without systemd, Based on Debian 8.5

Today, June 27, 2016, just a few moments ago, the developers of the antiX GNU/Linux operating system have had the great pleasure of announcing the final release of the antiX 16 distribution.

Based on the latest Debian GNU/Linux 8.5 "Jessie" operating system, antiX 16 is one of the few distros that ship without the modern systemd init system, nor systemd-shim. It is powered by the long-term supported Linux 4.4.10 kernel that has been customized with a fbcondecor splash, and includes many updated core components.

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