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  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Why buy a tablet? (chat)

    04/03/2014 2:18:32 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 335 replies
    today | me
    OK, why should I buy a tablet or iPad? Just want to have some more mobile computing and run a few apps. Buffet's NFM has an iPad mini for $200. Would you recommend this or another tablet? This is a new area for me so I need some input if I'm gonna do it. Thanks in advance.
  • 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 Today

    03/24/2014 12:51:37 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 33 replies ^ | 3/24/2014 | Vanity
    The link leads to the 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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, 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 ^ | 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 and ^ | 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 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: Follow us:...
  • Judge orders Google to give customer data to FBI

    05/31/2013 8:25:01 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2013 11:07 PM (ET) | PAUL ELIAS
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that Google Inc. must comply with the FBI's warrantless demands for customer data, rejecting the company's argument that the government's practice of issuing so-called national security letters to telecommunication companies, Internet service providers and banks and others was unconstitutional and unnecessary. FBI counter-terrorism agents began issuing the secret letters, which don't require a judge's approval, after Congress passed the USA Patriot Act in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
  • Google Chairman Bankrolls Tech Shop Exclusively for Democrats

    05/30/2013 8:35:29 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies ^ | May 30 2013 |
    I was told by many that it was the stuff of tin-foil hats to believe that Google was in the tank for Democrats. They’re just working with clients after all! Why, Romney and Republicans could’ve just as easily worked with them! This isn’t partisan! Well, now, this is just in from Bloomberg/Businessweek: Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, one of Obama’s biggest boosters, is bankrolling a new for-profit endeavor being run by former Obama tech staffers that will be working exclusively for Democrats, as well as some corporate clients, in future.
  • Google vs Bing Screens Memorial day May 27, 2013

    05/27/2013 1:46:11 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 37 replies and ^ | May 27,2013 | NLZ
    Search Engines Bing and Google on May 27,2013
  • Google,Joyce Foundation Big Players in Anti-Gun, Left-Wing Activism [ Google-Android users wake up!]

    04/29/2013 1:46:55 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 16 replies ^ | April 29 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    While the left is frequently up in arms about the about the Koch brother’s money funding political and campaign projects, there is no shortage of big leftist corporate and foundation money floating around hot political issues. Both the Joyce Foundation and Google are established players in the anti-second amendment movement as well as other progressive political causes. The Joyce Foundation has injected large chucks of money into the anti-gun movement, including Mayor’s Against Gun Control and the Violence Prevention Center. (Aside: Who was on the Board of the Joyce Foundation? None other than President Barack Obama who keeps assuring us...
  • New App Warns Drivers: Arab Mob Ahead

    04/25/2013 2:56:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 47 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/4/13 | Gil Ronen
    Only in Israel: a new app for android phones lets drivers know if they are about to drive into a mob of Arabs armed with firebombs and rocks. Such ambushes have killed and maimed many Israelis over the years, including a baby girl, Adelle Biton, who has been barely clinging to life in the Schneider Children's Hospital since last month. As reported exclusively on the Tamar Yonah Show, .....
  • Microsoft’s Android licensing program ----Foxconn signs up

    04/18/2013 12:32:20 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 04/16/2013 11:55 PM | Anton Shilov
    Foxconn Signs License Agreement with Microsoft to Make Google Android- and Chrome-Based Devices.Microsoft and Foxconn Sign Patent Agreement For Android and Chrome DevicesMicrosoft Corp. and Hon Hai, the parent company of Foxconn, the world’s largest contract maker of electronics, signed a worldwide patent licensing agreement that provides broad coverage under Microsoft’s patent portfolio for devices running the Android and Chrome OS, including smartphones, tablets and televisions.
  • Vanity: what is the best Android tablet

    04/04/2013 10:51:07 AM PDT · by SeaHawkFan · 28 replies
    4/4/2013 | Seahawkfan
    I have an IPad2 but am looking for an android tablet. Which one is the best?
  • Rumor: Microsoft Is Slashing The Price Of Windows For Tablets To Fight Android

    04/02/2013 6:57:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/02/2013 | Jay Yarrow
    Microsoft is rumored to cut the price of Windows 8 for tablets by 35-40 percent, according to Topeka Capital analyst Brian White. White is on a "China-Taiwan Technology Tour" talking to people in the industry. Currently, according to White's source, the tablet price for Windows is the same as the desktop/laptop pricing. If Microsoft is going to compete with Android, which is taking over the world, it needs to lower its price. Google's software is free. And it's just as good, if not better than, Windows on a tablet. Since consumers aren't clamoring to buy Windows-based tablets, there's little reason...
  • BlackBerry 10 arrives Feb 5th in Canada, tomorrow in the UK, US carriers revealed (New OS)

    01/30/2013 10:06:01 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    engadget ^ | Jan 30th, 2013 at 11:23 AM | James Trew
    If you like what you've seen so far from RIM BlackBerry's big launch event today, then you might want to know when you can get it? Those in the US might have hoped the rumors weren't true, but indeed, you will have to wait until March before you can get your hands on BlackBerry 10. Though when it does land, customers of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint (only Q10 confirmed) and T-Mobile (Z10 confirmed) will all be able to get onboard. BlackBerry's giving its home turf a little bit of a head start with a February 5th release date and Bell,...
  • Samsung to launch first Tizen phone in 2013 ( MeeGo=>Tizen...Android Rival)

    01/01/2013 10:41:31 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Monday, 31 December 2012 15:09 | Nermin Hajdarbegovic
    Japan gets first dibs Samsung will launch its first Tizen-based smartphone next year and Japanese consumers will get a taste of the new OS first. According to a Japanese daily, the new device will be sold through NTT Docomo and other carriers, starting at some point in 2013. European carriers are also interested in Tizen, including Vodafone and France Telecom.Samsung apparently hopes to build a platform around Tizen, to rival the likes of Apple and Google. High hopes to say the least, but then again we are already hearing rumours of an X phone from Motorola’s skunk works, which is apparently...
  • Samsung Creates New File System F2FS For Linux, Good News For Android

    12/22/2012 11:13:07 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies ^ | 05Oct - 2012 | Posted by Swapnil Bhartiya
    Samsung has created a new Linux file system called F2FS. Jaegeuk Kim of Samsung writes on the Linux Kernel Mailing List: F2FS is a new file system carefully designed for the NAND flash memory-based storage devices. We chose a log structure file system approach, but we tried to adapt it to the new form of storage. Also we remedy some known issues of the very old log structured file system, such as snowball effect of wandering tree and high cleaning overhead. Greg KH, the lead Linux kernel developer applauded the file system on his Google+ page, "Sweet, a new...
  • ODROID Boards Offer High-End Raspberry Pi Alternatives

    12/05/2012 7:38:28 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 3 replies
    The Power Base ^ | 4 December 2012 | Tom Nardi
    There’s no question that the Raspberry Pi is everyone’s favorite ARM development board right now: it’s cheap, silent, and exceptionally power efficient. The Raspberry Pi makes an excellent choice for low-energy applications like personal servers, routers, firewalls, environmental monitoring setups, etc, etc.But the Raspberry Pi has one big downside, it’s a fairly slow machine. With only 512 MB of RAM (if you have one of the newer builds) and a 700 MHz ARM, it certainly isn’t doing a lot of heavy lifting. Its dedicated GPU makes it possible to do things like playback HD video, but in terms of...
  • Nokia seeks Linux engineer, Android crowd goes wild

    12/03/2012 10:25:55 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies ^ | Nov 30th 2012 | Chris Burns
    A Nokia job listing [since taken down] has been discovered seeking a Senior Engineer with Linux expertise, rather than Windows Phone experience, this leading the Android masses to have a freak-out-festival about the possibilities of a Google OS Nokia device. At the moment it’s a nearly all-Microsoft party at Nokia with the latter shaking hands heavily with the former for the launch of Windows Phone 8 with devices like the Nokia Lumia 920, a hero for the operating system. With a Linux expert on their team, (not that Nokia doesn’t already have engineers with such expertise), it would appear...
  • Five reasons why Windows 8 has Apple and Google beaten. Microsoft will win the tablet war

    10/28/2012 6:20:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    TechRadar ^ | 10/28/2012 | By Jeremy Laird
    Microsoft is onto something. With Windows 8 it's better positioned than both Apple and Google to ride the coming laptop-tablet convergence wave.It might even eventually give Microsoft a shot at the all-important smartphone market. To understand why, let's count the ways in which Windows 8 is best.1. Tablet-laptop convergence Laptops and tablets are converging. And only Microsoft has an OS that's fit for that coming unification of devices.Apple has no convergence strategy at this time. That's because it fiercely guards product-specific profit streams and just doesn't go in for making things that cannibalise its own sales.So, Mac Mini is hobbled...
  • What Really Made Steve Jobs So Angry at Google?

    09/12/2012 4:22:36 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 52 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 10 September 2012 | Scott Cleland
    With so many fanboys spinning Silicon Valley history, it's sometimes easy to forget about the real chain of events that led to the ongoing Apple-Google thermonuclear war, how the romance turned to hate. This timeline presents an interesting case about why, despite patents and prior art, Steve Jobs had plenty of personal reasons to despise Schmidt, Page, and Brin.The simple answer is Google's leadership profoundly betrayed the longtime personal trust and friendship of Apple's leadership in stealing what Steve Jobs believed were Apple's most prized possessions. The fuller answer is below, in a telling timeline of the once exceptionally-close Apple-Google...
  • Digia Buys Out Qt From Nokia ( Implications for Android and Linux?)

    08/09/2012 10:23:35 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    Phoronix ^ | August 09, 2012 | Michael Larabel
    Digia has bought out Qt from Nokia. Uh oh? Nokia has announced today that Digia is acquiring the Qt software technologies and Qt business from Nokia. Digia is completely taking over Qt. Digia is the open-core company that previously took over Qt Commercial and releases their special version of Qt to customers. Digia claims they will take care of the commercial and open-source versions of the new Qt and they also want to bring the popular tool-kit to Android, Apple iOS, and Windows 8. With the Qt acquisition, a maximum of 125 people from Nokia will be joining Digia. Most...
  • Nexus 7 to become the fastest selling Android tablet ever

    07/30/2012 10:49:46 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Thursday, 26 July 2012 10:21 | Fudzilla staff
    Google massively underestimated demand This won’t come as a surprise to most of you, but according to our sources close to the matter, Google’s Nexus 7 tablets are selling beyond Google’s wildest dreams. This makes Google, Asus and even Nvidia happy as they are all part of the project and share the profits. Many investors in all three companies will like what they see. There is a big chance that Nexus 7 will outrun the Kindle Fire’s initial success with a big chance or being more than a one-quarter miracle. We can see many people wanting to buy Nexus...
  • Nexus 7 sells out across the USA

    07/22/2012 5:17:51 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    slashgear ^ | Jul 20th 2012 | Chris Burns
    It’s an amazing feat to behold when a company makes a device so popular that it sells out in one store, much less the entirety of the USA – but that’s what Google is doing with the Nexus 7. This ASUS-manufactured tablet appears very much to be capturing the imaginations – and pocketbooks – of users across the United States as well as the UK as retailers both offline and online are showing sold out signs galore. From what we understand it appears that 3rd party retailers are “frantically” attempting to get more units in stock as ASUS and Google...
  • Samsung Galaxy S III blasts past 10m sales - SlashGear

    SlashGearSamsung Galaxy S III blasts past 10m salesSlashGearSamsung has sold more than ten million Galaxy S III handsets, according to the company's president for mobile communications, passing the milestone less than two months after the smartphone hit shelves. Shin Jong-kyun, chief of Samsung's information ...Samsung Galaxy S3 hits 10 million sales mark earlyCNETSamsung Plans 64GB Galaxy S3 This YearPCWorldHow Does The Samsung Galaxy S III Fare In A Drop Test?TechCrunchPC Magazine -San Francisco Chronicle -AFPall 357 news articles »...
  • Google's Android Could Be Affected in European Antitrust Deal: Report

    07/22/2012 4:58:13 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 2 replies
    Google continues to negotiate with the European Union about its alleged anti-competitive behavior. A potential settlement directly involving Android, however, could make things "messier" for Google. - A settlement deal being negotiated between Google and the European Union to resolve antitrust issues could now be expanded to include Google's Android mobile technologies, in addition to Google search platforms. quot;The outcome is finely balanced and will partly depend on Google's willingness to ...... Published By: eWEEK - 2 days ago
  • Google's Nexus tablet selling fast across retail chains

    07/13/2012 5:08:03 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 6 replies ^ | 7/13/12 | Malathi Nayak and Alexei Oreskovic Reuters
    Google's Nexus 7 tablet is off to an encouraging start, with major retailers running out of the gadgets as the Internet company's first entry in an increasingly crowded market showed up in U.S. stores on Friday. GameStop said on Friday it had already run through its first two allocations of the tablet, co-developed by Google and Taiwan's Asustek that starts at $199 and has drawn glowing reviews from major gadget reviewers.Sam's Club, the warehouse chain owned by Wal-Mart Stores Inc, and Staples listed the device as being out of stock on their websites as of Friday. Office Depot's website continued...