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China deems the iPhone a national security threat

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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…

Will app developers and OEMs adopt Material Design?

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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?

What are your thoughts on Android Wear? Everything you hoped it would be?

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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?

Why Android One was Google’s most important announcement at I/O

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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.

Dear John Legere, stop blaming others and fix your own issues

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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.