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Stagefright fixes are incoming!

Stagefright fixes are incoming!

It may have taken them a little while, but manufacturers have begun rolling out important fixes for the Stagefright vulnerability that allows hackers to take over million of smartphones with a single text message.

In addition to Google’s own Nexus handsets, updates are also being issued to a number of Samsung’s latest Galaxies, and will be coming soon to the Idol 3 from Alcatel Onetouch.

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Sprint added new customers, but not enough to keep its bronze model from T-Mobile. Photo: Mike Mozart/Flickr CC

T-Mobile has been on a hot ride lately, but it’s unfortunately at Sprint’s expense. While the latter carrier has been declining in market share for the past couple of years, it’s finally now in last place out of the four major U.S. wireless carriers. T-Mobile snatched the bronze model.

In the quarterly earnings call, Sprint said it had 57.7 million customers with a net gain of 675,000. T-Mobile, however, gained 2.1 million customers last quarter for a grand total of 58.9 million.

Samsung may not have given up on microSD just yet. Photo: iFixit

Samsung may not have given up on microSD just yet. Photo: iFixit

Recent reports from reliable sources have claimed that the Galaxy Note 5, like the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, will not have a microSD card slot — and that’s been corroborated by leaked CAD drawings of the device. But according to one Sprint document, Samsung may have had a change of heart.

Project Fi is here. Photo: Google

Project Fi is here. Photo: Google

Google has begun sending out invites for its new Project Fi wireless service, but they come with a big catch; those who sign up will have to surrender their Google Voice account, along with its history.

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Google took the wraps off its new wireless network called Project Fi today, revealing that it will sell basic plans with talk, text, Wi-Fi, tethering and international coverage for just $20 a month.

Rather than building out its own infrastructure for the wireless network, Google is partnering with both Sprint and T-Mobile, and will allow customers to seamlessly switch between the two networks for the fastest connection available at your current location.

Check out the Project Fi video below:

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