From Digital Trends: Learn how to play YouTube in the background on iOS and Android

We show you how to play YouTube in the background with apps such as Opera, Chrome, and Firefox — along with the premium offerings like YouTube Red — whether you have an Android or iOS device.
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From BGR: ‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ was just released a day early on iOS and Android

Late on Sunday evening, Nintendo announced that the wait for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp was nearly over. The mobile game would be available on smartphones around the world on Wednesday, November 22nd, but it looks like the rollout began a bit earlier than expected as the game is already available on the App Store and the Google Play store in the United States. If you’ve been waiting anxiously to try the game, now is your chance.

“You’re in charge, so you can decorate your own campsite however you like!” reads the description of the mobile app on the App Store. “Make it fun, make it cute, make it sporty—it’s up to you to craft the kind of furniture and amenities that will make your camp a must-see for animals visiting the area.”

As in other Animal Crossing games, your goal is to help your neighbors in order to gain Bells (the in-game currency), which you can use to acquire upgrades for your camper, purchase new clothes for your character or craft furniture for your campsite. It’s a boiled-down version of the main series, but it captures the same spirit.

I downloaded the game as soon as I saw it on the App Store this morning, and unlike the shaky launch of Pokemon Go last year, I haven’t had any issues with the servers so far. It’ll be interesting to see how the game holds up as the day goes on, but if you want to jump in right now, here are the download links for iOS and Android:

At the very least, now you have something to do when everyone else falls asleep after Thanksgiving dinner.

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From Engadget RSS Feed: UK government issues advice on what makes ‘Kodi boxes’ illegal

While streaming services like Netflix and Spotify have provided easy (and affordable) ways for Britons to enjoy legal content in their homes, the UK government is still waging war against what it calls "illicit streaming devices." Th…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Google’s Gboard app gets more languages and built-in stickers

After catching up with iOS, Google’s keyboard app for Android is now racing ahead, courtesy of an update that packs 40 additional languages (including Japanese), and built-in sticker packs. Although Google already has a keyboard for non-Latin script…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: ‘Rez Infinite’ arrives on your phone through Daydream VR

Rez Infinite is a sublime experience in virtual reality, but there’s a catch: that requirement for PlayStation VR or a PC usually means you’re tied down. That won’t be an issue after today, provided you have the right hardware: Enhance Games has rele…

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From VentureBeat: 3 Razer Phone ‘gaming’ features that everyone will love

Razer is always trying to present itself as something much bigger than a gaming-peripheral manufacturer. The company wants to establish itself as a lifestyle brand for gamers. That has led to its broadcasting products, a suite of awesome laptops, and more. But no piece of technology is as ingrained in our lives as phones, and […]

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From Threatpost | The first stop for security news: US-CERT Warns of ASLR Implementation Flaw In Windows

US-CERT is warning of a vulnerability in Microsoft’s implementation of Address Space Layout Randomization that affects Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

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From Gizmodo: Flashlight Apps Snuck Malware Into Google’s Play Store, Targeting Bank Accounts

Active on Google Play Store as recently as last Friday, a mobile banking trojan infected thousands of users who thought they downloading games or innocent-looking apps, according to research published by a trio of cybersecurity firms.Read more…

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From Latest Hacking News: Android issue allows attackers to capture screen and record audio on 77% of all devices

Most of the Android devices (running Lolipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat) are exposed to an attack that exploits the MediaProjection service
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From Engadget RSS Feed: You can now hail Uber rides for friends who don’t have accounts

If you use Uber often enough, you’ve probably had those moments where you wanted to hail a ride for someone else, such as a friend heading home from the bar. It isn’t always easy to arrange a guest trip, however, which is why Uber has just introduced…

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