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Android blatantly copies the iPhone X navigation gestures

Google unveiled some of the new features in the next version of Android at its developer conference. One feature looked particularly familiar. Android P will get new navigation gestures to switch between apps. And it works just like the iPhone X. “As part of Android P, we’re introducing a new system navigation that we’ve been working on for more than ... Read More »

Technology that changed us: The 1970s, from Pong to Apollo

On June 26, 1974 in Troy, Ohio, supermarket cashier Sharon Buchanan took a pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Gum from Clyde Dawson and ran it through her newly installed barcode scanner. Image courtesy of https://www.gs1.org/ In many ways, 1968 was a year of transformation. From the Vietnamese Tet Offensive to North Korea capturing the surveillance ship USS Pueblo, international affairs ... Read More »

Tencent leads $50M investment in NewsDog, an app vying to be India’s Toutiao

The growth of China’s Bytedance, an ambitious $30 billion tech firm, and its highly addictive Toutiao news aggregator app has set off a search for services with similar growth potential across the world. India, second in population only to China with rapidly growing internet access, is an obvious place to look, and would-be pretender to the Toutiao crown has been ... Read More »

Some low-cost Android phones shipped with malware built in

Avast has found that many low-cost, non-Google-certifed Android phones shipped with a strain of malware built in that could send users to download apps they didn’t intend to access. The malware, called called Cosiloon, overlays advertisements over the operating system in order to promote apps or even trick users into downloading apps. Devices effected shipped from ZTE, Archos and myPhone. ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 review: Rugged Android tablet built for business in the field

The Apple iPad is a superb tablet for home, office, and school use, but isn’t great when you are outside working in the dirt, gravel, slime, and other harsh elements to get work done. This is where the new Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 drops in and helps you take on the day. Samsung clearly makes some of the best smartphones ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 review: Rugged Android tablet built for business in the field

The Apple iPad is a superb tablet for home, office, and school use, but isn’t great when you are outside working in the dirt, gravel, slime, and other harsh elements to get work done. This is where the new Samsung Galaxy Tab Active2 drops in and helps you take on the day. Samsung clearly makes some of the best smartphones ... Read More »

Free up storage space and declutter your iPhone with Gemini Photos

If you’re like me, you’ve not given a lot of thought to curating your iPhone photo library. In fact, whenever I look at mine I’m horrified at how many duplicates images, blurry captures, and screenshots that I no longer need that I have filling up my precious storage space. I could go through my photos manually and sort them out, ... Read More »

Android gets a Jetpack

At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced Jetpack, a major update to how developers write applications for Android . Jetpack represents the next generation of the Android Support Library, which virtually every Android App in the Play Store uses because it provides a lot of the basic functionality that you would expect from a mobile app. It’s also the next ... Read More »

Android gets a Jetpack

At its I/O developer conference, Google today announced Jetpack, a major update to how developers write applications for Android . Jetpack represents the next generation of the Android Support Library, which virtually every Android App in the Play Store uses because it provides a lot of the basic functionality that you would expect from a mobile app. It’s also the next ... Read More »

​Arm and KEPCO to co-develop secure one-chip for IoT meter project

Arm and KEPCO will co-develop a chipset with embedded security to be used in South Korea’s national Internet of Things (IoT) smart water meter project, the companies announced. The government-owned electric power company — the largest in South Korea — is currently rolling out IoT smart water meters nationwide. The project, called Advanced Metering Infrastructure, is worth 1.9 trillion won ... Read More »

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