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Why Android's Winning The Battle Right Now

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Without a doubt, the key technological revolution of our time has been the rise of mobile computing. With iOS and Android leading the charge, the way people communicate has been transformed.

Of course the most significant competition in the space is the one between the two dominant mobile platforms: Google and Apple. Together, they make up the lion’s share of the mobile market. The fierce competition between the two has been the driving force behind the incredible pace of development and innovation the market has seen.

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  • Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1 Update Rumors Emerge

    Samsung is still rolling out Android 5.0.1 and Android 5.0.2 Lollipop updates and rumors suggest that it hasn’t begun work on Galaxy Android 5.1 updates. That said, a new round of Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1 Lollipop update rumors reveals some potential Galaxy Android 5.1 update details for some of Samsung’s biggest names.

  • Nexus 4 Android 5.1 Release: 10 Things to Expect
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  • Android 5.0 Lollipop beginning to roll out for the AT&T Galaxy Note 3

    Following in the Galaxy Note 4’s footsteps from earlier today, Android 5.0 Lollipop is now beginning to roll out to the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The update comes in at a hefty 1.2GB and carries build number N900AUCUEOC1.

  • This is probably the best collection of Material Design apps you’ll ever find

    There is plenty to like in Google’s latest major Android release, Lollipop. It’s faster, lighter and more battery efficient than ever before. The biggest in-your-face change found in Android 5.0 was the new look of the operating system, which Google calls “Material Design.”

  • The four best podcast apps for Android phones

    Podcasts remain a lively and popular forum for online broadcasting, even with a name that calls back to the era of the iPod.

    As an Android user you’ve probably long broken free of the Apple ecosystem, so there will be no searching through iTunes to sync up podcasts with an iPhone. No, you want your podcasts your way, quickly and conveniently on your Android phone.

  • Open source security tool indicates Android app vulnerability spike
  • Five essential must-have apps for Android Wear

    The whole smartwatch shebang is still a rather confusing mini-mess, where manufacturers are not very certain on how to position their gizmos, while users are not entirely sure that a glorified timepiece with the ability to vibrate when you get an email is worth shelling out $300 for. Well, at least that was the case until the recent few months, when smartdevice makers realised that people wouldn't mind paying a premium price for a watch, as long as it doesn't look like a fitness tracker with a glowing screen, but actually resembles a timepiece you wouldn't mind being seen in public with. Nowadays, we have the Moto 360 (which still doesn't appeal to many, due to simple looks and the infamous cut-off at the bottom of its circular screen), the Asus ZenWatch, and the upcoming LG Watch Urbane, which will surely attract more eyes to the wearable tech market (and we are not even mentioning the amount of traction the Apple Watch will bring along as well).

  • Pioneer’s NEX Series of Android Auto Head Units are Now Available, Range From $700 to $1400

    Pioneer’s line of in-dash multimedia receivers, which were previewed at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, are now available for all through select retailers and online at Pioneer’s website. These units run Android Auto, Google’s OS for vehicles, but also come with Apple CarPlay compatibility built-in, allowing for complete flexibility for a family that runs multiple platforms.

  • Google Maps for Android just got a great new feature iPhone users will be jealous of

    Google Maps for Android and Google Maps for the iPhone may never have true feature parity. This is due in part to the limitations Apple puts in place on third-party application developers, but Google also seems to reserve some features and design elements solely for users of its own mobile platform.

  • Android Wear smartwatches: The benefits for professionals

    With smartwatches and wearables in general, it can be hard see real usefulness through the current hype. Here's how professionals can leverage Android Wear devices to make their lives easier.

  • A review of Android for Work: Dual-persona support comes to Android

    If you work in an office environment, you probably know a few people—maybe a lot of people—with two smartphones. One is a personal phone full of pictures of the family, games, social networking, and sports stuff, and the other is a company-issued smartphone full of e-mail, appointments, contacts, and documents. With two phones, your IT department has full control over your work data and can remotely wipe it, and they never get to see your personal pictures or other information. It's a workable setup, but the downside is all the duplication—you have two phones, two chargers, and almost no free pocket space. The other alternative is BYOD—Bring Your Own Device—in which the IT department takes over and installs a bunch of company software to your personal phone.

Android Leftovers

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Xiaomi's New Mi TV 2: A 40-Inch Android-Powered Smart TV for $320

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The new TV features a 40-inch full HD LED panel by Sharp with 5000:1 contrast ratio, a Cortex-A9 quad-core 1.45GHz CPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of flash storage and a MIUI TV Android-based OS. In terms of playback, it offers H.265 10-bit hardware decoding, allowing you watch H.265, H.264, MPEG4, and REAL, as well as other mainstream video formats like RM, FLV, MOV, AVI, MKV, TS and MP4. Xiaomiappears to be playing up its gaming credentials, too, and boasts that it measures just 14.5 millimeters front-to-back at its thinnest. It appears to be available with a range of bright rear casings, too, that my help you jolly up your pad.

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Panel computer runs Linux or Android on AM335x SoC

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AndersDX unveiled a panel computer based on a Sitara AM3354 SoC, with WiFi and BT, and a 5.7-inch, VGA resistive or 4.3-inch, WVGA capacitive touch display.

We typically cover UK-based AndersDX (Anders Electronics) in its role as a distributor of products such as CompuLab’s mini-PCs and embedded boards, or TinyGreenPC’s Pi Media Player. In the case of its DX series of embedded panel computers, however, the company acts as the self-branded manufacturer. An earlier generation was referred to as the DXE Series.

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Android 5.1: Top 5 Features That'll Make You Want To Lick Lollipop Now

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Android 5.1 is rolling out, boasting a number of new features and improvements over Android 5.0.

While it is a rather minor update, there are some worthwhile additions in Android 5.1 Here are the top five features.

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Neptune 4.3 available

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The Linux distribution Neptune 4.3 has been made available for download.

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Google Makes Open Source Tablet To Help Doctors Fight Ebola

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He contacted a colleague Ivan Gayton who also works for MSF, to see what could be done. Ivan Gayton decided to contact Google, who had assisted him before during a cholera epidemic, to see if they could help. Google.org, which is Google’s charitable organization, sprung into action by tapping its Crisis response team. This response team gathered resources and personnel together from around the world and brought them to London to work on the project. The result was an Android tablet that ran on top of open-source software and constructed out of a polycarbonate material. The polycarbonate material allows the tablet to be dipped in chlorine and sanitized so that it can leave the facility. This table is used to take information and send it wirelessly to servers located at the scene. These servers are run by a generator for power, as some of the places that MSF responds to do not have electrical power.

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Take A Look At These Good Residence Safety Tips

Most individuals know dwelling security is important, however many people don't understand it. It's greatest to do more analysis on home security and be taught about the totally different programs available. Maintain studying for great tips on house safety.

If you utilize a social media site akin to Facebook it may be tempting to inform everyone that you are planning to go away or are already away. Strive your finest to not put up about being away until you might be back, especially in case your web site shouldn't be private. You by no means know who may very properly be watching and see it as a possibility to interrupt in.

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Do not record your full name within the cellphone e book or in your mail box. This may give possible intruders numerous details about you and allow them break into your home loads easier. Instead, only list your final identify and probably your first preliminary, that is a lot safer.

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When people come to your door unexpectedly, ask who's there before you open the door. Even if you dwell in a neighborhood that does not have a excessive crime price, it's still a good idea to be careful. If the particular person on the opposite side is hesitant about replying, never open the door.

If you are planning on happening trip, you have to hire someone to look after your home. Savvy thieves know what to look for when scouting out houses to rob. Uncut grass, newspapers piled up on the doorstep and unshoveled snow on the facet stroll are all signs that a home-owner is away on vacation.

Doing easy issues like putting up a fence, a "large canine" signal or a peephole in the door will help immensely with defending you and your family. Don't take a chance in phrases of your family. Keep in mind the ideas in this article so you can really feel protected and secure.

Swiss mull law change to allow sharing open source

Switzerland’s statutory law might be changed to allow federal public administrations to publish their software as open source, reports the Swiss Parliamentary Group on Digital Sustainability. The Federal Council (Upper House) is to consider if changes to the law are needed, upon request by the National Council (Lower House). Read more