All smartphone users should take away these two lessons from the CIA Wikileaks files

 Posted by on 2017-03-09 at 13:41  android, cia, cyber security, cyber war, government spying, iphone, Mobile, News, privacy, Reblog, spying, whistle blowing, wikileaks  Comments Off on All smartphone users should take away these two lessons from the CIA Wikileaks files
Mar 092017
 

This week, WikiLeaks released “Vault 7?—a roughly 8,000-page document purporting to detail surveillance tools and tactics of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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What the Touch Bar says about Apple’s approach to innovation

 Posted by on 2016-10-27 at 22:52  android, apple, google, mac, microsoft, Reblog, tech, windows  Comments Off on What the Touch Bar says about Apple’s approach to innovation
Oct 272016
 


I was skeptical of the Touch Bar when I first read rumors about it earlier this week. Those rumors turned out to be true: The newest MacBook Pro has a small touchscreen above the keyboard, where there used to be a row of physical “function” keys.

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Verizon is ruining the one good thing about Google’s Pixel

 Posted by on 2016-10-06 at 21:08  android, google, Mobile, pixel, Reblog, tech, verizon  Comments Off on Verizon is ruining the one good thing about Google’s Pixel
Oct 062016
 

The Google Pixel phones are good, though overpriced and underwhelming, smartphones. But the one fantastic thing about buying an Android phone straight from Google is that it gets immediate upgrades to the latest version of Android. Lol nope.

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Alphabet is killing off the Google name in a bunch of its products and divisions

 Posted by on 2016-09-29 at 20:08  alphabet, android, business, google, Reblog, tech  Comments Off on Alphabet is killing off the Google name in a bunch of its products and divisions
Sep 292016
 

Whither Google? Today (Sept. 29), Google relaunched its enterprise software services as “G Suite” (presumably a play on the fact that the top-level of management at companies is referred to as the C-suite).

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Google’s merged Android-Chrome OS ‘Andromeda’ may be teased on October 4th

 Posted by on 2016-09-25 at 12:27  android, chrome, chromebook, chromeos, google, pixel, Reblog, tech  Comments Off on Google’s merged Android-Chrome OS ‘Andromeda’ may be teased on October 4th
Sep 252016
 


We’ve been sitting on this one a while (sorry), watching and waiting to see what might signal that something big, really big, would be announced at Google’s event on October 4th. As in, bigger than Pixel phones. Bigger than Chromecast Ultra, Google Home, or Google Wifi.

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Google Play is now bringing Android apps to Chromebooks

 Posted by on 2016-09-22 at 21:20  android, chrome, chromebook, google, Reblog, tech  Comments Off on Google Play is now bringing Android apps to Chromebooks
Sep 222016
 


At its I/O developer conference in May, Google announced its plans to bring support for Android apps to Chrome OS; it subsequently launched Google Play on the platform’s developer channel for Chromebooks in June. Now, Google Play is rolling out to the stable channel.

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Samsung is recalling the Galaxy Note 7 worldwide over battery problem

 Posted by on 2016-09-05 at 23:02  android, Mobile, note 7, Reblog, recall, samsung, tech  Comments Off on Samsung is recalling the Galaxy Note 7 worldwide over battery problem
Sep 052016
 

Samsung is recalling millions of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones worldwide after reports that the devices can catch fire while charging. The massive recall of one of Samsung’s flagship devices is an embarrassing setback for the world’s biggest selling smartphone maker.

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