On Friday, China’s state run China Central Television (CCTV) deemed Apple’s iPhone a national security threat. The threat is due to Apple’s “Frequent Location” feature that is a part of Location Services on the iPhone. According to the Wall Street Journal, the fear is based around the information contained within this feature that would, in essence, enable anyone who had this information to know of China’s secrets. Apple has not commented on the report, but according to their support page, the feature can be customized or turned off in the device settings. Apple also claims that the information collected is only…
For this week’s Friday Debate we take a look at what productivity tools we find the most useful, and welcome you to join the conversation!
As market saturation bites hard and the smartphone ASP falls ever lower, how are the big Android OEMs going to cope? Declining profits and a push for a more uniform experience from Google could present a real problem.
Adding to your Tasker arsenal, come learn how to keep your display turned on longer for certain apps, and allow only certain apps to rotate the display, as our Android customization series continues.
Is there enough of an incentive for developers to start implementing Google’s Material Design guidelines in their apps? Can OEMs be persuaded to drop custom overlays? Could Material Design be the long awaited answer to Android fragmentation?
In this Friday Debate, tell us, is Android Wear all you hoped it would be before its launch? Are you particularly impressed – or disappointed – with the features of the first AW devices (Gear Live and G Watch) and the operating system itself? Were you hoping for something more or is the current form of Android Wear already a strong product?
In less than 12 months, we could see Android One smartphones with HD screens and quad-core internals, maybe even LTE, for under $100. That means that even folks earning less than $200 a month would be able to enjoy features that even sophisticated consumers in mature markets consider attractive. If this is not the very realization of democratization in mobile technology, then I don’t know what is.
With Android Wear offering up contextual notifications in appealing form factors, is it too late for Google Glass to have an impact on the world of wearables?
Do you silence your phone at night? Instead of missing calls from important contacts, and emergencies, use Tasker to bypass silent mode on your Android device and never miss an emergency call.
T-Mobile’s CEO John Legere decided to respond to the recent FTC complaint by blaming just about everyone else including the FTC, other carriers and the third party providers. Unfortunately for T-Mobile, their history with cramming suggests that they need to look into the mirror and fix this almost decade-old problem.