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iPhone SE couldn’t stop a Samsung takeover. Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Android

Glowing reviews for the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge have been translated into stellar sales for Samsung.

The South Korean company’s latest handsets have been so successful this year that they’ve helped it¬†overtake Apple to become number one smartphone maker in the U.S.

Lumi's founders hope to change the way you consume news. Photo: Lumi

Lumi’s founders hope to change the way you consume news. Photo: Lumi

The developers behind Lumi, a news curation service and new mobile app, want to change how you discover news. Instead of asking you to pick topics from a long list, like Apple News or Flipboard, Lumi uses magic background algorithms to offer you news stories that actually match your news reading habits.

The service uses Twitter and Facebook to discover your browsing preferences and then presents you with news stories, one at a time, asking you to swipe left (no) or right (yes) like a dating app to help refine what it sends to you. It’s like Tinder for news hounds.

Get your Google Maps to work everywhere. Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac (original image: Jordan McQueen/Unsplash CC)

Get your Google Maps to work everywhere. Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac (original image: Jordan McQueen/Unsplash CC)

When you’re out in the sticks somewhere, you might get to a place where there’s no signal. How will you ever find your way home (or to the next party) without your trusty Google Maps app?

Well, with a little foresight, you can make sure Google Maps continues to be useful, even when you’re not in cellular data range.

Here’s how to use Google Maps offline to make sure you never get lost again when your smartphone goes offline.

Beware the Google car! Photo: Pizzaforbreakfast/YouTube

Beware the Google car! Photo: Pizzaforbreakfast/YouTube

As the technology around us gets smarter,¬†many fear it will turn against us. That nightmare comes true in this parody ad for Google’s self-driving car, which mows down poor pedestrians as it tears down the streets of Los Santos.

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It pays to uncover Facebook flaws. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

A 10-year-old with insane hacking skills just scored a $10,000 payout from Facebook for uncovering a serious flaw in Instagram.

The Helsinki-based boy, who can’t even open a Facebook account for another three years, found he was able to alter code on Instagram’s servers to delete comments posted by any account.

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