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Chrome 'speed badging' will shame websites that load slowly

Thanks to Google's near-monopoly on the browser market, Chrome has been slowly pushing websites to adopt better practices. The browser helped increase adoption of HTTPS, restricted new APIs to secure websites, and accelerated the death of Adobe Flash (though we can also thank Steve Jobs for that last one). Now the Chrome team will increase its focus on alerting people about slow websites.

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Bluebox Security Tries To Shame Xiaomi For Shipping Malware On Phones, Ends Up Shamed For Being Wrong

It's not uncommon for security firms to raise their public profile by publishing analyses of device security and vulnerabilities. However, Bluebox Security really stuck its virtual foot in its mouth this time. After posting what appeared to be a damning exposé of malware shipping on Xiaomi's Mi4 last week, the company has had to post an addendum admitting that it was fooled by a fake and Xiaomi's phones aren't shipping with malware after all. Oops.

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Tiny Thief Pulls A Bait And Switch, Runs Off With Your Original $2.99 And Goes Freemium [Updated]

Update #1: Rovio has since taken to its blog to address the issue. Regarding Android in particular, the company has this to say:

On Android the issue occurs because, for technical reasons, the purchase history cannot always be restored on that platform. Our customer support is aware of the issue and we would recommend contacting us at [email protected] to anyone who is still experiencing this.

We've reached out to the company for further clarification.

Update #2: Rovio has confirmed that previous customers should still have access to the original five levels without having to buy anything again, but it encourages them to contact its support line rather than wait for the app to recognize their purchase history.

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Android Engineer Explains Why Some Apps Suddenly Have Persistent Notifications After You Upgrade To Android 4.3

Anyone who has made the jump to Android 4.3, which admittedly isn't that many people right now, may have noticed that some applications now plant persistent notifications in the status bar. We offered this as a disclaimer in our post about manually updating a Nexus 4 to Android 4.3. Turns out, this is completely intentional. Android now forces persistent notifications on unkillable apps that run silently in the background. This is an attempt to call attention to behavior that isn't quite okay.

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Many developers have made their applications impossible to kill and don't alert users to the fact that they're still running.

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