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| Google hopes Project Ara will change the way you see smartphones |
Apr 15, 2014 - 5:55 PM - by TechSocial |
Google has every intention of making a smartphone with customizeable, swappable hardware modules into a tangible reality, but it has some kinks to work out first. |
The company thoroughly laid out plans for its modular smartphone at the Project Ara Developers Conference in Mountain View today. Even for a company as big as Google, the idea of a phone with swappable components is a lofty goal—especially in a mobile industry with a well-established production chain. It'll be interesting to see if Google can actually disrupt that with this outlandish idea, but it certainly believes it can.
"The IKEA effect"
Project head Paul Eremenko began the conference by detailing Project Ara's main objectives, the most interesting of which is to help spark the "IKEA effect" among smartphone users by encouraging them to essentially make their own device. "Let the consumer make…changes over their own life and their own evolution," he said.
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| The battle of the digital assistants: Windows Phone Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri |
Apr 14, 2014 - 12:24 PM - by TechSocial |
The personal computer has endured for more than 30 years. We understand it. It’s familiar. But digital assistants—the new breed of smartphone data butlers designed to make our lives simpler—have yet to climb out of their cribs. |
This holds true for Cortana, the digital assistant built into Windows Phone 8.1, which Microsoft released as a developer preview on Monday. It’s packed with intuition, but it’s still a beta product, and it isn’t a miracle worker by any means.
The perfect digital assistant would anticpate our every need, retrieving answers from search engines, connecting us with our social networks, and tapping into maps and calendars to guide our travel and appointments. But no single digital assistant has yet figured out how to connect all these dots in an effective, intuitive way.
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| How to protect yourself in Heartbleed's aftershocks |
Apr 13, 2014 - 1:33 PM - by TechSocial |
Businesses should not only know about Heartbleed, they should have already implemented Heartbleed fixes by now. If your bank, favorite online merchant, or software provider hasn't yet, close your accounts and find new ones. That's my first bit of advice on how users should handle Heartbleed. |
Heartbleed really is that bad. Your user-ids, your passwords, your credit-card numbers, everything you place online is potentially in play for hackers. You can not fool around with this.
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| Android 4.1.1 Devices are Vulnerable to Heartbleed |
Apr 12, 2014 - 10:06 AM - by TechSocial |
It's not just websites and routers that are vulnerable to the web-wide bug Heartbleed — certain Android models are at risk too. |
As Google noted in its own Heartbleed disclosures on Wednesday, Android devices running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean are vulnerable to Heartbleed. Google said patching information is being distributed to its Android partners.
So how many phones are still running Android 4.1.1? That's difficult to determine. Although 34.4% of Android devices are running Android Jelly Bean, Google doesn't break out how what percentage of users are on its various versions — 4.1.1 and 4.1.2.
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