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  • Apple Took 89% Of Q4 Smartphone Profits With Android OEMs In A Race To The Bottom

    02/26/2015 7:06:24 AM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 45 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 2/26/15 | Ingrid Lunden
    Google’s Android has gobbled up market share world wide, now accounting for over 80% of all smartphone shipped globally. But when it comes to actually making money, Apple is eating all the profits as it continues its focus on premium devices. Today Strategy Analytics said that Apple in Q4 last year accounted for 89% of all smartphone profits, equating to $18.8 billion, with Android taking only 11%, or $2.4 billion. The blow for Android is softened only slightly less so only by the fact that other platform players like Microsoft, Blackberry and Firefox seemingly made no profit at all.
  • How Apple and Google are Killing Microsoft

    01/06/2015 8:51:33 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 152 replies
    T-GAAP ^ | Jan 6, 2015 | by: Mark Reschke
    The long reigning king of the desktop OS is in trouble. Microsoft’s CEO, Satya Nadella, is rapidly steering the company into the back office and service spaces, while their nascent mobile and desktop platforms are crumbling around them. Microsoft is putting on a brave face continuing to heavily advertise the 2-in-1 Surface debacle, but Nadella is only buying time, as he must surely know that Apple and Google is the two-headed beast that Microsoft can not stop. In less than a decade, Microsoft will be associated with IBM or Oracle, not Apple or Google. Apple’s iOS is poised for...
  • Apple’s iPhone Overtakes Android In US Sales For The First Time Since 2012

    02/04/2015 7:31:52 AM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 97 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 2-3-15 | Ingrid Lunden
    Apple, in its flush of new, bigger iPhone 6 handsets, has been selling record numbers of its older and newer model smartphones in the last few months, and now it’s passed another significant milestone: it has managed to overtake sales of Android devices in the key market of the U.S. for the first time in three years. [more below]
  • iOS 8 Adoption Rate Hits 72% As Android Lollipop Distribution Reaches 1.6%

    02/04/2015 12:22:24 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 39 replies
    Mac Rumors ^ | Tuesday February 3, 2015 11:57 am PST | by Juli Clover
    Apple’s newest operating system, iOS 8, is installed on 72 percent of iOS devices almost five months after it first launched in September of 2014, according to new numbers Apple shared on its App Store support page for developers. Installation numbers are up 9 percent since mid-December and have jumped 3 percent since January 20, following the launch of iOS 8.1.3 at the end of the month. As iOS 8 adoption grows, the number of users running iOS 7 has dropped to 25 percent. 3 percent of users continue to use an earlier operating system. iOS 8 adoption has been...
  • Malicious Google Play apps (may have) hosed millions of Android handsets

    02/04/2015 1:37:16 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    Ars Technica | February 3, 2015 | By Dan Goodin
    As per copyright requirements, link only: Malicious Google Play apps (may have) hosed millions of Android handsets Android users need to read this article. . . your phone may be infected and you may not know it. It may take weeks before the malware raises its head and releases its malicious payload. Specific apps are listed.
  • Tim Cook Defused Steve Jobs' Thermonuclear War, Then He Took Down Android

    01/31/2015 10:16:59 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 314 replies
    Forbes ^ | Saturday, January 31, 2015 | Evan Spence
    I’ve already spoken about one of the plays made by Apple and Tim Cook to damage Android. This was the push to 64-bit computing in the iPhone 5S. As that smartphone was announced, the roadmaps for Android devices did not have 64-bit computing planned in the near future. Manufacturers and component suppliers were bounced into making bold claims that they would join Apple in the 64-bit world. They had no choice but to do this. Android’s success was built around the promise of being faster, better, and stronger than its rival OS. If Apple was 64-bit, Android had to be...
  • Apple Inc's thermonuclear assault on Samsung vaporizes Android's remaining profit pillar

    01/30/2015 5:30:07 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 25 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | January 29, 2015 | Daniel Eran Dilger
    After years of failing to do much more than embarrass Samsung Electronics in legal battles over patent infringement, Apple has rapidly obliterated Samsung's mobile division profitability, rendering it as barrenly unprofitable as every other Android or Windows licensee with razor thin margins in the phone, PC and tablet market. Samsung's collapse in profits caused by Apple, not Xiaomi While Apple's critics might prefer to credit Xiaomi for Samsung's decline, the South Korean giant's plummeting profitability is not due to a major drop in its low priced, high volume phones and tablets but rather an implosion of Samsung's profitable, high end...
  • Apple’s iPhone 6 Success Is Mostly Android’s Loss, Giving iPhone Plenty Of Room To Grow

    01/29/2015 4:08:37 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 31 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 1-29-15 | Darrell Etherington
    Apple’s newest iPhone customers aren’t just old customers upgrading older devices – in fact, the vast majority are migrating from other platforms. Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal in an interview that a large percentage of consumers buying iPhones lately are coming from devices that aren’t iPhones, and that most of those are shifting over from Android. This is potentially better news for Apple than its record-breaking 74.5 million iPhones sold during the past quarter, because it means there’s plenty of headroom to improve on that number in the future. A lot of the apprehension that crops...
  • Three things I envy about Windows Phone 10, as an Android user

    01/28/2015 12:25:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PocketNow ^ | 01/28/2015 | Joe Levi
    Microsoft sure does like to change the way things are named! Windows CE gave way to Handheld PC and Palm PC, then to Palm-Sized PC, then Pocket PC was replaced by Windows Mobile Standard, Professional, and Classic. Windows Phone came along when Microsoft rebooted the platform in the wake of competition from Apple and Android. Windows Phone 7 was followed by Windows Phone 7.5, then 8.0, and most recently 8.1. Did I miss any? Are you confused yet? Then again, one could argue whether or not Microsoft’s naming has been more or less confusing than Android’s “sweet tooth” classification (it...
  • What BlackBerry's CEO Wants From Apple

    01/22/2015 11:43:37 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | 1-22-15 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    BlackBerry's CEO John Chen wants companies to stop "discriminatory practices" against BlackBerry by not allowing them to use certain apps. Chen called out Apple and Netflix in a blog post about net neutrality and what he called a "two-tiered wireless broadband ecosystem" where developers create apps only for iOS and Android devices. "Unlike BlackBerry, which allows iPhone users to download and use our BBM service, Apple does not allow BlackBerry or Android users to download Apple's iMessage messaging service," he wrote. Apple's iMessage service is only available to customers using the company's ecosystem of devices. Calling out Netflix, Chen said...
  • To beat the iPhone, you have to beat the iPhone’s camera

    01/13/2015 11:09:05 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 94 replies
    The Verge ^ | January 13, 2015 10:11 am | By Vlad Savov
    Speed kills, and the iPhone goes from 0 to a good picture faster than anything else I was at Intel’s CES booth, composing a photo with my Android smartphone, when a pair of anonymous hands thrust a shining iPhone 6 Plus into my line of vision. A nonchalant tap of the camera shutter button later, the hands were pulling back, having captured a stupendously clear and sharp picture on the first attempt. By the time I’d completed my routine of setting proper focus and steadying myself, the dude who’d beaten me to a better shot with none of the effort...
  • Secretive Military Tech Company Announces Augmented Reality Glasses For Consumers

    01/02/2015 12:08:01 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 01/02/15 | Aaron Tilley
    The glasses can do everything its military-grade specs can do—display high-definition video, record video, lay visuals over the real world—but will be 30 percent smaller and 20 percent lighter, and they’ll look a little less awkward. ODG’s augmented reality glasses come packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a global navigation satellite system; and sensors for figuring out where you’re looking. The glasses can do pretty much anything a tablet can do. Watching a movie on the glasses is something akin to watching a high-def movie on a 65-inch TV from across the room. The glasses also...
  • What is the best flash app for Samsung Note III phone

    12/25/2014 10:04:47 AM PST · by citizen · 27 replies
    n/a | Dec 25 2014 | self
    I want to load an android app for flash player on my Samsung Note III phone. Model SM-N900V Android OS 4.4.2 I read that this is possible. I'm not all that technical so an app I could download and run would be great.
  • Mac and Linux come under attack as the threat landscape shifts

    12/07/2014 8:46:24 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    Beta News ^ | December 4, 2014 | By Ian Barker
    The latest monthly report from internet security specialist Doctor Web shows that whilst Windows and Android users have no cause for complacency, November saw substantial numbers of malicious programs aimed at Mac OS X and Linux platforms. Trojans remain the most popular form of attack making up 8.7 percent of all malware detected. Trojan.InstallCore.12, which installs different adware, toolbars and browser extensions, ranks first. BackDoor.Andromeda.404, which downloads other malicious programs into an infected system when commanded to do so by intruders, ranks second. In November BackDoor.Andromeda.404 was distributed in large quantities by email thanks to a mass spam campaign. It...
  • Android tablets at Best Buy, Target, Amazon, Walmart found to with security flaws, malware

    11/26/2014 12:42:15 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | Tuesday, November 25, 2014, 01:14 pm | By Daniel Eran Dilger
    All of the dozen different "doorbuster" Android tablets Bluebox examined were found to include unpatched Android vulnerabilities including Masterkey, FakeID, Heartbleed and Futex, while more than a quarter were sold with security misconfigurations or active backdoors installed. Bluebox discovered Android's Masterkey "zombie botnet" vulnerability last year and detailed FakeID super malware earlier this summer. While Google has released patches for both flaws—in addition to Android's Heartbleed and Futex bugs—the fact is that major retailers are actively promoting new Android products that still harbor these unpatched vulnerabilities. Several devices also ship with remote exploits wide open, block access to Google Play...
  • Nokia re-enters consumer electronics with 7.9-inch iPad mini knockoff

    11/19/2014 11:35:22 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 75 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Tuesday, November 18, 2014 · 12:54 pm
    “Just months after selling its ailing handsets business to Microsoft, the Finnish company is planning to go back into the consumer market with a new tablet,” Matti Huuhtanen reports for The Associated Press. “It will launch a 7.9-inch device early next year in China, the world’s biggest market, before selling it elsewhere.” “The device will be manufactured by Foxconn, which makes Apple’s handsets. And it will operate Android instead of the Windows software Nokia used on its cellphones when it began a partnership with Microsoft in 2011. That partnership ended unsuccessfully — in April, Nokia sold its cellphones unit to...
  • In strategy shift, Microsoft Office unlocks free editing on iOS and Android tablets and phones

    11/06/2014 11:21:01 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    GeekWire ^ | November 6, 2014 at 6:00 am | BY TODD BISHOP
    PowerPoint for iPad is one of the Office apps where Microsoft will now let users create and edit documents for free. In a significant change for its flagship software applications, and a potentially risky move for its business, Microsoft will let users create and edit documents without a paid subscription in its Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps on iPhone, iPad and Android phones and tablets. The change, announced this morning, makes Microsoft more competitive by eliminating one of the biggest criticisms of the Office apps for iPad — the requirement to pay for an annual Office 365 subscription of...
  • New App Launching to Report Voter Fraud

    11/02/2014 8:59:39 PM PST · by Windflier · 22 replies
    A new app, which allows users to conveniently report voter fraud, will be available for iOS and Android on November 1. The app, called VoteStand, is being launched by True the Vote, an anti-voter fraud group that was one of the groups unconstitutionally targeted by the Obama IRS. According to the VoteStand website, “the app uses a high level encryption, inside the app allowing information to get to the right people to make reporting voter fraud easily.”
  • World Series android commercial

    10/24/2014 6:05:35 PM PDT · by mykroar · 20 replies
    10/24/14 | mykroar
    Anyone else catch the homosexual proposal during the Android commercial. These IT/tech companies know they're all drinking the same koolaid, so now they're just rubbing our noses in it.
  • Google tried to acquire Cyanogen, refused, now seeks $1bn valuation (Samsung?)

    10/03/2014 5:21:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    tweaktown.com ^ | Oct 3, 2014 12 hours, 13 mins ago | Anthony Garreffa
    Home News Business, Financial & Legal Google tried to acquire Cyanogen, refused, now seeks $1bn valuation Cyanogen denied Google's attempt at an acquisition, now seeks a $1 billion valuation (NASDAQ:GOOG)By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: 12 hours, 13 mins agoComment | | Font Size: Tweet7 Share0 Just weeks out from Google's unveiling of the 5.9-inch Nexus 6 smartphone, the NVIDIA Tegra K1-powered Nexus 9 tablet and Android L, the company has reportedly met with the executives of Cyanogen Inc. to talk about an acquisition, which Cyanogen denied.    Cyanogen is now talking of a...
  • Google's ANDROID CRUSHING smartphone rivals underfoot

    08/18/2014 12:15:21 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    theregister.co.uk ^ | 15 Aug 2014 | By Simon Sharwood,
    Windows Phone cracks, Blackberry's out of juice and even Apple's squeezed The Google spawn's market share is up a third compared to the same quarter in 2013. Every other mobile operating system is not even eating Android's dust – they're so far back on the road they can see the plume of dust Android throws up are falling behind and don't even look to have a chance of choking. We offer that analysis because, as the chart below shows, Android's nearest rival – Apple's iOS – now has just 11.7 per cent market share.Top Five Smartphone Operating Systems, Worldwide Shipments,...
  • Frustrated Mom Creates ‘Ignore No More’ App To Get Teen Kids To Return Calls

    08/17/2014 6:22:50 AM PDT · by G Larry · 30 replies
    CBS New York via Drudge ^ | 15 August 2014 | Alice Gainer
    Frustrated Mom says: “We need to develop an app that just shuts their phone completely down and they can’t even use it,”
  • 310 Microsoft patents used in Android licensing agreements revealed by Chinese gov

    06/16/2014 7:59:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    ZD/NET ^ | 06/16/2014 | By Charlie Osborne
    While Microsoft and Google are rivals in many arenas, Microsoft makes a substantial profit from patents used by Android vendors. However, despite Microsoft's commitment to transparency, these agreements have only been revealed in legal surroundings -- until now.Patent licensing deals agreed between the Redmond giant and Android device makers grant Microsoft revenue for every device made using the company's intellectual property. In November last year, Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund estimated that Microsoft was making as much as $2bn in Android patent licensing agreements. These funds are believed to be covering losses in the tech giant's entertainment division, covering Xbox, Windows...
  • HP Will Bet the Company on a Combination of Memristors and Silicon Photonics

    06/13/2014 2:28:36 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    nextbigfuture.com ^ | 06-12-2014 | Brian Wang
    Hewlett-Packard has kicked off an ambitious project that aims at nothing less than reinventing the basic architecture of computers. It looks like servers are its initial target, but HP is also working on an Android version that it says could lead to smartphones with 100TB of storage. HP said Wednesday it was working on a new computer architecture, dubbed The Machine, based on memristors and silicon photonics. Bloomberg Businessweek reports up to 75% of HP’s once fairly illustrious R&D division — HP Labs – are working on The Machine. In the words of HP Labs, The Machine will be a...
  • Vanity - Problem with cell phone shutting off

    05/06/2014 2:54:52 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 39 replies
    I have a Samsung smart phone and when I start to play with more than one app, I get this message that my battery is about out of charge and the phone proceeds to shut down. This occurs even after I have fully charged the battery. Last week I was driving to a meeting, was late, and was lost, and I was on the phone with a coworker getting directions when phone shut off. I need the phone in case some thing like this happens. I am 3 months away from an upgrade, so I am going to get rid...
  • opinion/feedback on best budget tablet?

    05/01/2014 9:14:21 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 20 replies
    self | 5/1/14 | NewJerseyJoe
    Asking for opinions on the best budget tablet. Something big enough for me to work on -- i.e., be able to type easily and see the display without holding it six inches from my face. Not worried about communications -- as long as it's got WiFi built in (which I'm sure they all do), I can use my cellphone as a mobile hotspot to transfer/send files. This is intended to be a replacement for a working laptop/notebook. And again -- "budget" is the keyword. Thanks all!.
  • Android Wallpaper Apps Hide Bitcoin Mining Malware

    04/25/2014 12:24:53 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 10 replies
    Info Security Magazine ^ | April 25 19:00 GMT | Not Listed
    Is your smartphone running low on battery for seemingly no reason? Are things taking longer to render or load? Your gadget could be secretly mining bitcoins, thanks to a piece of mobile malware in Google Play that quietly uses an Android phone’s processing power, while hiding behind innocuous-seeming wallpaper apps. Lookout Software uncovered the bug, dubbed “BadLepricon,” after which Google removed five applications that were incorporating it. The apps had between 100 to 500 installs each at the time of removal. “And yes, that is how the malware authors spelled ‘leprechaun,’” wrote Lookout researcher Meghan Kelly, in a blog detailing...
  • We Just Learned CEO Satya Nadella's Master Plan For Microsoft

    03/27/2014 1:08:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/27/2014 | Steve Kovach
    The big news from Microsoft today was that it has finally launched Office for iPad, which will give users full access to the popular productivity suite if they sign up for the Office 365 subscription service. But under the surface of the announcement, we got our first look at CEO Satya Nadella's broader vision for Microsoft's future. Nadella has only been CEO for 52 days, but we're already getting a sense of how he plans to expand the company's offerings beyond its core products like Windows. In short, Nadella sees Microsoft powering all sorts of devices through services and apps...
  • With or Without Apple, Google Will Crush Microsoft

    03/25/2014 6:41:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    The Street ^ | 03/25/2014 | Rocco Pendola
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- I saw a promo the other day for Google (GOOG) Work. Sadly, I can't locate it or I would have inserted it here so you could see it for yourself. However, it might be fitting that you can't see the promo. Because Google's assault on Microsoft (MSFT) continues to fly under the radar. For whatever reason, it's the most under covered story in tech ... in finance ... and for the sake of extraneous ellipses ... the world. But it's real and it's happening. And Microsoft has no idea what to do in response. How could...
  • OfficeSuite Professional 7 (Android) Free on Amazon.com Today

    03/24/2014 12:51:37 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 33 replies
    amazon.com ^ | 3/24/2014 | Vanity
    The link leads to the Amazon.com product description page. I haven't tried the app before but it looks like something I've been wanting and I thought I would spread the word.
  • easiest way to get pics off a galaxy 3 android to print

    03/06/2014 12:54:53 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    myself ^ | 3-6-14 | TZ
    does someone make an adapter/cable to go from the phone port to a thumbdrive I can take to it to a photo kiosk to print?
  • Incredible Multi-Year iPhone Run Ends (Fewer iphones sold in N/A YOY)

    01/27/2014 4:30:11 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 59 replies
    Apple AAPL +0.8% (AAPL) reported earnings after the market close. The Apple stock ended the regular session at $550.50. In the after-hours it has touched $501, down about 8%. As I listened to the conference call, just like I have listened to every conference call since before the launch of iPhone, I could not help but conclude that the incredible multi-year iPhone run has ended. Here is why. Apple only sold 51 million iPhones during the quarter. This compares to consensus of about 56 million iPhones. This is one of the biggest misses in recent memory. There were two big...
  • PC makers plan rebellion against Windows at 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), analysts say

    01/01/2014 3:59:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/01/2014
    Fearing rapidly plummeting sales of traditional laptops and desktop computers -- which collapsed by as much as 10 percent in 2013 -- manufacturers are planning a revolution against Microsoft and the standard Windows operating system, analysts say. At the mammoth Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in early January, multiple computer makers will unveil systems that simultaneously run two different operating systems, both Windows and the Android OS that powers many of the world’s tablets and smartphones, two different analysts said recently. The new devices will be called “PC Plus” machines, explained Tim Bajarin of Creative Strategies. "A PC...
  • Tools to secure your Android phone

    12/14/2013 5:53:34 PM PST · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Time of India ^ | Dec 15, 2013 | Javed Anwer
    Did you know that Android - version 2.2 and later - comes with a feature that lets you track and manage your mobile device? Look for Google Settings among all the apps on your handset. It is denoted by a grey icon with a lower case 'g' and a gear symbol. Tap on the app, and choose the last option which reads 'Android Device Manager' . From here, you can activate features that will locate your device in case it is lost or misplaced, and you can also remotely lock and factory reset your handset. After you've checked these options...
  • Is anyone here using the Matricom, G-Box Midnight MX2?

    12/13/2013 10:12:21 AM PST · by mylife · 25 replies
    Matricom.net ^ | 12/13/13 | mylife
    I would be interested in your thoughts about how well this works, and how difficult it is to use.
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat Coming In October According To Nestle ( A candy company is doing this one?)

    09/21/2013 9:14:27 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies
    goandroid ^ | September, 20th 2013 | By Simran Singh -
    Everyone is waiting for the Android 4.4 Kitkat after its statue gets established in the Google Premises last week. Today Nestle has confirmed that the Android 4.4 “KitKat” is coming our way in October. Currently nothing is said by Google on the launch of Kitkat.
  • Report: NSA can access most smartphone data

    09/08/2013 6:09:55 AM PDT · by John W · 48 replies
    AP via knoxnews.com ^ | September 8, 2013 | Frank Jordans
    BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. National Security Agency is able to crack protective measures on iPhones, BlackBerry and Android devices, giving it access to users' data on all major smartphones, according to a report Sunday in German news weekly Der Spiegel. The magazine cited internal documents from the NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ in which the agencies describe setting up dedicated teams for each type of phone as part of their effort to gather intelligence on potential threats such as terrorists. The data obtained this way includes contacts, call lists, SMS traffic, notes and location information, Der Spiegel reported....
  • Why would any company only write an iPhone app?

    09/04/2013 1:45:24 AM PDT · by chaosagent · 33 replies
    OK, I'm confused. Why would any company only write an iPhone/iPad app for their product? The last time I checked there were about 10 times more Android device than iPhone/iPads. Even Drudge only has an iPhone/iPad app. Nothing for Android. Is it just the cachet of the iPhone, or am I missing something here?
  • Posting glitch with Chrome on Android? (vanity)

    08/24/2013 8:44:59 AM PDT · by Bob · 19 replies
    me | 8/24/2013 | me
    Has anyone else run into a posting glitch using Chrome on an Android device? After receiving a Chrome browser update yesterday, I can no longer post to FR from my phone. (I had never encountered any difficulties before this update.) The first word that I enter as a reply to a thread gets repeated when I hit the space following it. Trying to position after the repeated word to delete it just repeats that same first word over and over. I've tried logging out of FR and back in again with no change. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks, Bob.
  • Controversial App Tracks Gun Owners

    08/15/2013 6:26:09 AM PDT · by rover3 · 30 replies
    Western Shooting Journal ^ | 8/15/2013 | J Hin
    A new mobile app developed by U of San Diego Lecturer Brett Stalbaum allows people to "GeoLocate dangerous guns and owners." The app pinpoints the locations of homes, businesses and other sites where "dangerous" guns are located. Geo Marker (app developer)states it's for the safety of public to know where potential "unsafe" gun owners might be. Read more here westernshootingjournal.com/industrynews/geolocate-guns-and-owner-app/Really?, WTF, as you can see many non-gun activist will jump all over this for the cause of good.
  • 1 Small App, 1 Giant Feather in Linux's Cap

    08/14/2013 1:07:50 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 18 replies
    Linux Insider ^ | 13 August 2013 | Katherine Noyes
    Victory can be defined in countless ways, of course, but here in the Linux blogosphere, Microsoft's recent release of its core Office app for Android is a pretty good example. "Linus won a long time ago," said blogger Mike Stone. "Android is flying high, Linux is dominating on servers and supercomputers. Linux pretty much mops up every market it's in."What a difference a day makes, as the old saying goes -- or, perhaps more aptly here in the Linux community, what a difference an app makes.Which app, you may ask? Why that would be Microsoft Office for Android, of course...
  • Rumor: Amazon Is Making an Android Console

    08/09/2013 12:41:40 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach
    kotaku.com ^ | 8/09/13 4:18am | Brian Ashcraft
    Edit One of the biggest retailers in the world is rumored to be making an Android gaming console.Website GameInformer reports that Amazon is readying an Android console for release by year's end. The console will be bundled with its own controller, and Amazon will be making use of the Android apps already available on its Appstore.On Twitter, Kotaku columnist Superannuation isn't a hundred percent sold on this rumor, but writes that Amazon has apparently been hiring game talent to build up the platform's game library. For instance, Superannuation points out that the executive producer for Gears of War 3 and...
  • FBI Can Turn On Your Phone Mic?

    08/03/2013 11:06:50 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 130 replies
    A former U.S. official told The Journal that some of the technology allows the FBI to remotely activate the microphones in phones running on Google Inc.'s Android software to record conversations.
  • Microsoft delivers Office Mobile for Android phones

    07/31/2013 12:54:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 07/31/2013 | Mary Jo Foley
    Just over a month after making available a mobile version of its Office suite for iPhone users, Microsoft is doing the same with an Android version of Office Mobile. And just like it did with the iPhone version, Microsoft is tying the Android version of Office Mobile to Office 365. Users who want to use the mobile versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint on their Android phones will need to have an Office 365 subscription, such as Office 365 Home Premium, Office 365 ProPlus or these other SKUs to get them.Office Mobile for Android phones (known officially as "Office Mobile...
  • Idiot Developers Create ‘Angry Trayvon’ App For Android

    07/08/2013 8:06:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Smoking Section ^ | July 8, 2013 | Ryan M. Joseph
    The Trayvon Martin trial recently finished its tenth day of testimony, with both the prosecution and the defense trying to decipher whether screams for help heard over a recorded telephone conversation belonged to Martin or that of George Zimmerman, who claimed to have killed Martin in self-defense. A few other things happened, too, like Judge Debra Nelson ruling that the THC content within Martin’s blood stream–caused by marijuana smoking–at the time of his death is relevant information. But in the case the news of the trail doesn’t satisfy news hounds, Android App developer Trade Digital, Inc. has you covered with...
  • BIng and Google Screens July 4 2013

    07/04/2013 11:28:31 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 21 replies
    Bing.com and Google.com ^ | July 4 2013 | NLZ
    July 4 2013 Bing and Google screens.
  • NSA Verizon snooping prompts exit by Wil Wheaton, Android hacker Koush

    06/07/2013 7:40:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    SlashGear ^ | June 6, 2013 | Chris Burns
    As NSA data collection from Verizon Wireless is defended this morning by no less than the office of the President of the United States, actor Wil Wheaton and top Android hacker/developer Koushik Dutta have announced their departure from the carrier. The order in question was revealed yesterday, having originated from the FBI and passed down to the public media by an anonymous source. The order shows how the National Security Agency uses Verizon specifically to mine records of phone calls, numbers, and everything in-between for data. Data such as “unique identifiers”—unspecified beyond that, call length, number of individuals on each...
  • AMD Changes Attitude Towards Android: Set to Support the Platform.

    06/07/2013 8:33:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 06/05/2013 08:00 PM | Anton Shilov
    AMD Fusion Chips for Tablets Set to Support Android OSAfter a long time of supporting only Microsoft Corp.’s Widows operating system, Advanced Micro Devices is changing its stance towards Google Android and Google Chrome platforms. In a bid to become successful on the market of tablets, ultra low-cost personal computers and, perhaps, even smartphones, the company will support Google’s OSes."We are very committed to Windows 8; we think it is a great operating system, but we also see a market for Android and Chrome developing as well. […] I think Android and Chrome tend to be in the entry form...
  • It's Laughable That The Most Popular Version Of Android Is Nearly Three Years Old

    06/04/2013 1:56:55 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 45 replies
    Yahoo/Business Insider ^ | 06/04/2013 | Steve Kovach
    According to Google's own statistics released today, a version of Android called Gingerbread is the most popular version on Android devices today. This fall, Gingerbread will be three years old. So why are more Android phones running (by tech standards) an ancient operating system? There are a lot of reasons, but the most important one is that companies like Samsung, HTC, and LG that make Android phones are notoriously awful at supporting them with timely software updates after launch. That's because those manufacturers like to customize Android with their own look and special software features, meaning they have to put...
  • Google Now is … now available on iPhone and iPad!

    06/01/2013 3:05:36 PM PDT · by fatima · 25 replies
    http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/google-now-available-on-iphone-and-ipad/ Google’s Siri competitor is now available for the iPhone and iPad. Though it cannot replace Siri on your iOS device (wouldn’t that be nice!), Google Now is up for download on the App Store. The app will let you make traditional voice searches, but also tries to predict what you might want to know in the future. For example, cards may pop up in the app to suggest nearby restaurants you might like, the day’s weather forecast, transit directions, flight delays, sports scores of your favorite teams, stock information, and other nuggets of data. Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/google-now-available-on-iphone-and-ipad/#ixzz2V0P37Oze Follow us:...