Google removes 'Don't Be Evil' motto from its Code of Conduct

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To be evil or not to be evil — that is the question, Google.

It seems after years of the tech company’s commitment to its low-key creepy-sounding mantra, “Don’t Be Evil,” Google has removed the phrase from its Code of Conduct.

So I guess that means evil is totally chill now?? Cool. Very cool and not at all concerning, right?

On Friday, Gizmodo noted that “Don’t Be Evil,” which has been part of Google’s Code of Conduct since 2000, was recently removed in either April or May, as shown by the Wayback Machine. 

Digging into the Wayback Machine’s April 21, 2018 archive shows the three-word phrase still present in an earlier Code of Conduct: Read more…

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Opera for Android updated with night mode, QR code reader, themes, more

Opera has just announced another major update is making its way to the Android mobile browser that long ago surpassed 100 million downloads in the Google Play Store. Opera for Android 46 brings a couple of important new features, as well as small improvements worth mentioning like QR code scanning, copy, and paste.

The most important new features included in this update – themes and night mode, are now available to everyone owning an Android device and using Opera v46. The new UI themes announced today can be customized by users who can tweak the colors. If you want to take advantage of …

Google AOSP code commit mentions that two Pixel (2018) handsets are in the works

Last month, we showed you part of an AOSP commit that actually mentioned the Google Pixel 3 by name. Now, a report published today reveals a comment in another AOSP code commit that points to the release of two Pixel (2018) handsets this year. That is not surprising since we do expect a Pixel 3 and a Pixel 3 XL to be launched in the second half of 2018. The comment on the website mentions concurrency tests that need to be run on “Pixel 2018 & above devices.”

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were unveiled and released last October, so the fact that there are still important AOSP tests to be …

Kernel source code for the Moto G6 Play released by Motorola

Earlier this month, Motorola unveiled the Moto G6 line, which includes the G6, G6 Plus and G6 Play. While the whole G6 series is now offered in Brazil and Mexico, sometime over the next few months the G6 and G6 Play will be coming to the states. For those who like to develop custom ROMs, Motorola has released the kernel source code for the Moto G6 Play. So far, we can’t say the same thing about the G6 or G6 Plus.

The kernel source code for the Moto G6 Play can be found on GitHub as “aljeter” and “jeter.” Those who like to flash custom ROMs on their handsets will be happy to see the code …

Learn how to code with ReactJS for less than $40

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There’s a reason coding is one of the most in-demand skills to have on your résumé. Whether you’re building the next million dollar app or social media platform from scratch, adding personal touches to your blog, or troubleshooting an everyday tech problem, it’s useful in just about every industry. 

A quick search will tell you there is no shortage of tools and languages to learn, all of which boast various levels of difficulty. But if you’re looking to dip your toes into coding with a tool that’s sure to take you places, you might want to give React a try.  Read more…

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Android 8.0 kernel source code revealed by Motorola for the Moto Z

A few days ago, we told you that Brazilian owners of the Moto Z were starting to receive the Android 8.0 (Oreo) update. Those with the U.S. or European version of the handset will have to wait a little bit longer to score Android 8.0 on their modular handset. Speaking of the delicious dunkable creme filled cookie, on Saturday Motorola released the updated kernal source code for the 2016 Moto Z.

The kernal source code can help developers get custom ROMs and recoveries to run. Covered by a General Public License (GPL), the source code is supposed to be released by manufacturers of Android …

Low-level Apple intern stole the iOS 9 source code that ended up on GitHub

Just a couple of days ago, we told you about the leak that has been called the biggest in Apple history. The source code for Apple’s iBoot  program was posted on GitHub for all the world to see. And even though this particular version was from iOS 9, it still might provide hackers with some useful information that can be used to decrypt an iPhone and create more havoc for the iOS faithful.

So who was behind the leak? Was it a recently fired executive looking for payback? A computer genius who hacked through layers of security to get the old code? Or was it a shrewd Wall Street short …

Published iBoot source code said to be the biggest leak in Apple history

Remember last July when Apple pushed out firmware for its HomePod smart speaker to developers, and it revealed leaks about the iPhone X? Only back then, we were calling the device the Apple iPhone 8, as were all media outlets at the time. That leak gave us our first look at the infamous “notch” and showed us that without Touch ID on front, a facial recognition system seemed likely (which was something that KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had amazingly told us five months earlier).

That leak might have been surpassed by what some are calling “The biggest leak in Apple history.” Apparently, …

Save money on a refurbished Pixel or Pixel XL with prices starting at $320 with coupon code

If you’re looking for a deal on a smartphone, one of the most overlooked places to find the model you want is among lists of refurbished handsets for sale. Sure, these devices were once another person’s problem; but these units are usually fixed up, tested, and given a limited warranty before they end up in your hands. And of course, the appeal is that you can save some cash when buying a refurbished model.

Daily Steals is currently offering refurbished Google Pixel and Pixel XL units. The 32GB version of the refurbed Pixel is usually $339.99 and the 128GB model lists at $399.99. However, …