The Digest: Android Lollipop is here… and 4 other things people are talking about today

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Hands-on with all things Android 5.0 Lollipop | Cnet

“Android Lollipop is here, and likely making its way to your phone or tablet in the coming months. The update is packed with exciting features, including a new design, revamped notifications, device sharing and more. I go hands-on with the most-talked-about features in the videos below, so you can see them in action.”

Plus – Android 5.0 Lollipop: When is it coming to my phone or tablet? at Pocket-lint

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MasterCard and Visa to simplify hated verification systems | The Guardian

“MasterCard and Visa have announced plans to replace their much disliked online security systems, MasterCard SecureCode and Verified by Visa, replacing them with an easier to use system.”

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Hearing a buzzing noise? It could be Amazon testing its drones | The Telegraph

“Amazon is looking to hire drone pilots in the UK, as the retail giant steps up plans to deliver products using unmanned aircraft. The Seattle-based company has mainly developed its Prime Air programme in the US, but has now begun building up its team in Cambridge, where it runs a research and development office.”

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US government warns on bug in Apple’s iOS software | Reuters

“There was the potential for hacks using a newly identified technique known as the Masque Attack, the government said in an online bulletin from the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center and the US Computer Emergency Readiness Teams.”

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Microsoft: all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices will be upgraded to Windows 10 | The Verge

“Microsoft doesn’t plan on making the same mistake twice: the company has made a public pledge that all of Nokia’s Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices will be upgraded to the mobile version of Windows 10 when it’s released. Responding to a customer’s question on the topic, Microsoft tweeted, ‘We plan to upgrade all Windows Phone 8 devices to Windows 10 in the future.’ “

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Stuart O’Connor