Tech & Science Google Android Consumer Technology With its next big software release, Google is promising a “simple, more approachable Android.” Its mobile operating system, now a decade old, is getting a huge redesign that will incorporate artificial intelligence (AI), better battery life, Apple IOS-like gesture controls and more. Known as Android P, the OS emains in beta mode—and if you have one of the devices below, you can get it early. Announced during the company’s I/O developer conference this week, it is set for a full release in Q3 2018. One immediate change is the navigation system that simplifies multitasking and gives users a larger view of the apps on screen. A new feature called Slices was revealed as a “new way for your apps to provide remote content to users.” For example, ordering a taxi will also bring up additional interactive information, such as prices and times. It also comes boasting machine learning-enhanced Adaptive … [Read more...] about Android P: How to Download, What Are the New Features, Will My Phone Work?
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When we first saw Google unveil Levi’s new connected jacket, back in 2015, we immediately thought of the Burton Amp. The Amp, announced in 2003, was a winter jacket developed by Burton and Apple that allowed snowboarders or skiers to control their iPods using a control panel on the sleeve. With a wire connecting the control panel and iPod, Apple called it “the world’s first and only wearable electronic jacket with an integrated iPod control system.” Fifteen years have passed, and while the iPod had an amazing run, the jacket didn’t. There have been other attempts at making “smart clothing,” but the concept never took off with consumers. Was the idea just way too ahead of its time? There have been other attempts at making “smart clothing,” but the concept never took off with consumers. Google thinks now is the right moment to revisit the concept, apparently, with the Levi’s Commuter Trucker Jacket with Jacquard by Google, a … [Read more...] about I wore Levi’s smart jacket for three months, and it changed how I use my phone
Here are more useful apps to keep your phone safe if it ever gets stolen! 15 best antivirus Android apps and anti-malware Android apps Antivirus Android apps remain one of the most popular types of applications on Android. Generally, you don't need an antivirus app if you play it safe, only download apps from the Play Store, and keep … 10 best security apps for Android that aren’t antivirus apps When you Google Search the term security apps, you get a ton of antivirus and anti-malware app listings. Unfortunately, that's a very narrow view of what's out there. There are tons of apps that can … Family Locator Price: Free with in-app purchases Family Locator by Life360 does exactly what the app name says it does. It allows you to create a collective with your family and friends and then you can keep track of where they are via their smartphone. As you can imagine, it helps recover smartphones if someone loses them. The upside is that you can control who … [Read more...] about 5 best find my phone apps and other find my phone methods too!
Lately, my phone really wants me to turn on Bluetooth. I only own one Bluetooth gadget (a UE Boom 2 I keep around my apartment) and I typically turn the antenna off when I’m not actively using it, but lately it’s been popping back on when I’m not looking. It’s a deliberate move by Apple: under iOS 11, turning Bluetooth off from the control center simply puts Bluetooth on time out until the next morning instead of disabling it permanently. Even when it’s off, the antenna stays on, looking for new devices. You can turn it all the way off by digging into the settings menu, but as soon as you turn it on for any reason, the cycle starts again. The assumption is that, between Apple’s AirPods, the Pencil, and other wireless gadgets, the average person uses Bluetooth enough that a permanent off switch just doesn’t make sense. That logic might hold true for a lot of Apple users, but it’s not how Bluetooth works for me. After enough creepy tracking … [Read more...] about Why does my phone make it so hard to turn off Bluetooth?
posted on 08 Feb 2018, 11:38 0 1. Venom (Posts: 260; Member since: 14 Dec 2017) Security updates are good as long as they are consistent, which I can give Nokia props for doing behind Google of course because they have them beat especially when it comes to Android updates. posted on 08 Feb 2018, 16:49 0 2. harigrg33 (Posts: 184; Member since: 20 May 2013) I am using Nokia 5 and i jst updated my phone to oreo. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Nokia 8 and Nokia 3 get new update with security improvements
posted on 10 Oct 2017, 09:00 11 1. Klinton (Posts: 1191; Member since: 24 Oct 2016) Don't let to be fooled. posted on 10 Oct 2017, 09:32 8 4. nikhil23 (Posts: 314; Member since: 07 Dec 2016) Agree with you mate. MY GF iphone 6s lags like hell on IOS 11. It stutters even during app switching posted on 10 Oct 2017, 17:19 4 14. sgodsell (Posts: 5840; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) That's iPhones. My Pixel is already on Oreo. Plus Oreo's are sweeter than iOS. iOS sounds like a sour dipping sauce. ;-) 17. Strife84 (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Oct 2017) from my personal experience, I can say the opposite thing. I have an iphone 5 32GB bought five years ago: I have left about 10gb of storage, updated it from ios 6 to 10.3.3 and it's still very smooth while loading apps, no lags at all. the thing I like the most about apple is 5 years of ios upgrades. On the other hand, my gf has a galaxy s4 bought in 2013 with android 4.2 preinstalled and without any official … [Read more...] about Comments for : When will my phone get Android 8.0 Oreo?
Razer’s Project Linda concept laptop incorporates the Razer phone, literally. The laptop is large, tricked-out dock for the phone which brings Android to a larger screen. What is it? Project Linda is a chassis with a large dock into which Razer smartphone owners can place their phone. At the touch of a button, the phone becomes the laptop’s trackpad and a second screen. Project Linda comes with a built-in power bank for charging the phone, as well as an audio jack, webcam, speakers, USB for peripherals, and several other things you’d expect from the typical Razer laptop — except it doesn’t function without the phone. My colleague, Napier Lopez got to test it out at CES and had this to say about the design: Until you notice the trackpad is actually a smartphone, the laptop seems nearly identical to the Razer’s Blade Stealth, which is to say, it feels like a real laptop. Using the phone as a trackpad was surprisingly natural, other than the fact it … [Read more...] about Razer’s Project Linda turns a phone into a laptop
I deleted Facebook's app off my phone more than a month ago. And reader: I feel free. My days of mindlessly scrolling through random updates from my mom's friends and people I haven't spoken to since high school are over. And yours could be too. You just have to delete the app. That's it. Not your Facebook account. Not your life on the internet. Just the app. SEE ALSO: The top 10 tech stories of 2017 The initial desire to delete started with Facebook vacuuming up so much space and battery life on my (admittedly old) iPhone 6. But it quickly became clear that my actual, non-battery, capital-L Life was also better off not having Facebook a thumbtap away. I don't miss it. I don't miss the weird sensation of unnecessary updates from ex-boyfriends and other assorted once-familiars. I don't miss having my train time hijacked by being caught up in the political fights (or the rage-inducing comments that followed them). I also don't feel like I'm missing … [Read more...] about I deleted Facebook off my phone and you should too
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Intel CEO Brian Krzanich provided an update on important security issues currently facing Intel customers. He focused specifically on a recent security research study. “Today is a day when we all come together to celebrate the lifeblood of our amazing industry – and that’s really about innovation. But before we start, I want to take a moment to thank the industry for coming together for another purpose – to address the recent security research findings reported as “Meltdown” and “Spectre.” “As of now, we have not received any information that these exploits have been used to obtain customer data. And we are working tirelessly on these issues to ensure it stays that way. The best thing you can do to make sure your data remains safe is to apply any updates from your operating system vendor and system manufacturer as soon as they become available. “For our processors, products … [Read more...] about Intel CEO Updates Industry on Recent Security Issues
Phone protection is something that is either done by habit or is not cared for; I am a person who does the former. On a day to day basis, your phone is subjected to all types of abrasive materials, hard surfaces, accidental spills, random things in your pocket/bag etc. It is for this very reason that I simply must have a case on my device at all times. Let’s look at phone protection from another perspective: When you purchase a device, it is an important investment. This phone will at some point or another be sold, given to a family member, or no longer used after a period of time. If you’re like me and tend to go through many devices, then you want to keep them as pristine as possible. I generally sell my devices when I’m done using them, otherwise I would accumulate a ton of them and spend more on new ones. Phones that are kept in better condition will always sell for more money, effectively saving you from paying as much for your next device. If you’ve read … [Read more...] about Cold case files: Google Pixel case reviews (Updated: 01/09/17)