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Now that Apple’s got a bigger, improved iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, we think oodles of big-screen Android aficionados might forsake to iOS. (Apparently Apple thinks so too). But while switching phones is one form of headache, switching phones and switching handling systems can satisfy migraine-level heedfulness if you’re not scrupulously prepared.

But we will be prepared. From your can’t-miss calendar events to your favorite apps, here’s how to make certain your many critical mobile needs make a transition from Android to iOS as uniformly as possible.

Mail, Calendar, and Contacts

If we keep your life synced with Google’s cloud-based ecosystem, transferring from Android to iOS is comparatively easy. You’ll need to emanate an Apple ID when we initial start your iOS tour (if we don’t already have an iTunes account), yet we can supplement your Google comment once you’ve finished your phone’s initial set up.

To do this, go to Settings Mail, Contacts, Calendars, afterwards daub Add Account. There, we can supplement your Google comment (or any other email comment you’d like synced on a device). Once added, we can name to sync Mail, Contacts, Calendars, and Notes.

If you’ve kept your contacts stored locally on your Android phone, you’ll initial need to export your contacts to that device’s SD card, bond it to your mechanism and download a ensuing .vcf file, afterwards record into your Google account. Click where it says “Gmail” in a tip left to go to Contacts, afterwards click a More add-on and name Import. Now, when we supplement your Google comment to your iPhone, your contacts will come along, too.


Since iOS 8 now supports third-party keyboards, a chances you’ll be means to continue regulating a near-identical chronicle of your keyboard are intensely high. Lucky you!

Adding a third celebration keyboard to your complement is flattering simple. Download a keyboard app from a App Store afterwards go to Settings General Keyboards Add New Keyboard. Navigate to a territory for third celebration keyboards, and you’ll see all a keyboard apps you’ve downloaded. Select a one we wish to use, give it accede to be used systemwide, and you’re prepared to go.

Popular keyboards like SwiftKey, Swype, Fleksy, and TouchPal should now all be accessible for iOS 8.


While we won’t have a same arrange of homescreen widgets as on an Android handset, iOS 8 does concede widgets in a Today perspective in Notification Center. You entrance with a appropriate down from a tip of a shade and, as a name suggests, this is where you’ll also find a list of recent, actionable notifications you’ve received.

As for widgets, a latest chronicle of a Yahoo Weather app includes one that acts like a tiny chronicle of a full blown app, with a location-specific Flickr print annotated with stream and destiny heat conditions. Calendar apps like Readdle’s Calendars 5 also offer Notification Center widgets for a improved glanceable chronicle of your daily report than Apple’s Calendar provides.

Dropbox, Evernote, and OpenTable are some of a other titles that offer such widgets. 9to5Mac has a comprehensive alphabetical list of apps that now capacitate Notification Center widgets, yet some-more will certainly be on a way.

Your App Collection

Unfortunately, there’s no one or dual step approach to get all your favorites from Android onto your iOS device. You’ll need to go by and manually restock your homescreen with a apps we use on a regular.

But this distrurbance is indeed an event in disguise. Now’s a time to take an register of your app collection. Make a list of your tangible favorites, a ones we use daily, and a ones we can’t suppose vital without. Ditch a rest. Congratulations, your app collection usually got a consummate tumble cleaning.

With a difference of usually a handful of titles (mostly games), scarcely all of your Android favorites should also be on iOS. If we already shelled out large income for an Android chronicle of an app, it could be value dropping their patron use a line–they might be means to offer a bonus formula for your continued patronage, rather than risk we selecting a cheaper competing app. If a app is usually $1 though, don’t be stingy, uncover a dev some love.

Photos, Music, PDFs, and Other Media

One of a things we adore about removing a new handset is a possibility to start fresh. But some folks like to keep their favorite photos, videos, and song on their device, always. No sweat. If that’s you, you’ll wish to initial download them onto your mechanism (connect your Android device and afterwards sync regulating Outlook or Exchange) and send them onto your iPhone around iTunes. To do this, bond your iPhone around USB or over WiFi and launch iTunes, click “Sync with Phone,” afterwards name a media we wish on your new phone (you can name from books, cinema and TV shows, notes, photos, audio content, and more).

If you’re transferring PDFs and ePub documents, we can still entrance them on iOS regulating iBooks to review them (or another PDF reader). If you’ve got Office documents, Apple’s Pages, Numbers, and Keynote will let we review and revise them on a iPhone, or we can use Microsoft Office for iOS.

Your MP3 files, if we aren’t already an zealous Spotify or Rdio user, will live in Apple’s Music app on iOS once they’ve been combined to iTunes. And once your audio collection is sorted, if we wish to buy some-more song on a go, you’ll be shopping calm on iTunes (same goes for cinema or TV shows).

For anything stored in a cloud—for instance on Evernote, Google Drive, or Dropbox—you’re good to go. Just download a iOS chronicle of those apps, and you’ll be means to entrance your files once they’re synced.

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What does Apple contend to Samsung’s jeering ads during Apple’s new iPhone? Nothing, only that Apple is now training Android users how to switch over to iOS.
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Apple believes it will constraint a poignant apportionment of a Android marketplace share, quite those who have switched over from iOS when Samsung, HTC and LG’s phablet smartphones came out a few years ago. The iPhone builder is now assisting Android defectors to come behind to iOS by formulating a extensive beam to assistance them pierce their files from Android to iOS.

With a new 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus bridging a two-year phablet opening between Apple and other smartphone manufacturers, Apple expects a lot of Android users to switch over to iOS 8, that comes out on Sept. 17.

Apple’s guide “Move calm from your Android phone to iPhone” teaches Android users how to pierce content, such as their contacts, email, photos, files and calendars from Google’s handling complement to iOS in a array of stairs finished on iTunes or a series of third-party apps.

To pierce email, contacts and calendar to iOS, users can simply supplement their email comment to Apple’s Mail app, or they can import calm from a amicable networking website. Apple’s Mail app supports all vital email providers, including Gmail, Yahoo and Exchange. Apple also says users can also use a third-party app, such as Copy My Data and ATT Mobile Transfer to pierce their mail files from Android.

“Many apps can even send your information over Wi-Fi,” says Apple. “So we won’t need to bond your phone to a computer.”

For transferring photos, videos, books and music, Apple recommends joining their Android phones to iTunes and regulating Android File Transfer to pierce a files to a computer. They can afterwards undo a Android phone and bond their iPhone to iTunes and sync their files. For Word, Excel and PowerPoint files, Apple sum a same routine on iTunes and teaches users how to use iCloud to open these files as Pages, Numbers and Keynote.

While a routine for transferring many files is easy, Apple is a bit some-more deceptive when it comes to relocating users’ apps, revelation users that “you’ll substantially find a apps you’re already regulating on a App Store.” This fundamentally means there is no approach for users to send their apps to iOS; they have to download and implement any app again.

On Sept. 15, Apple announced that it strike a record-breaking 4 million pre-order sales for a span of new iPhones within their initial 24 hours, doubling a pre-orders a association perceived for a iPhone 5 when it was launched in 2012. Supply for a iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus fast diminished, with iPhone 6 pre-orders pronounced to be delivered in 7 to 10 business days and iPhone 6 Plus buyers removing their orders in 3 to 4 weeks. 

Android L - 1

Google’s two-year-old Nexus 4 wasn’t supposing with an Android L Developer Preview like a Nexus 5 or a latest Nexus 7, though that doesn’t meant it won’t be upgraded this fall. Google employees are contrast central Android L builds on a Nexus 4, and that’s a good pointer it won’t be lost when Google’s subsequent vital recover goes public.

Android Police points to a thread on a Chromium.org issues house that includes posts from mixed Google employees who are contrast Android L on a Nexus 4.

“With my N4 on Android L, we could open these images in a local Android Apps (Galary/Google+ Photos), that employs a local WebP support in Android,” writes one print with a Google.com email address, in anxiety to hurtful slides in Google’s “Take a Tour” beam in Android L.

The Android L build mentioned in these posts is labeled “LRW52G.” In comparison, a Nexus 5′s Developer Preview has a “LRW66E” build number. But does this thread give Nexus 4 users fake hope?

Just since Google employees are contrast central Android L builds, that doesn’t meant a open will get one when a refurbish rolls out in a entrance months. If a hunt hulk decides that a aging device can't offer an optimal knowledge with this software, there is a good possibility it will perpetually be stranded with Android 4.4.4 KitKat (at slightest officially).

But carrying pronounced that, a Nexus 4′s quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM should be some-more than able of using Android L uniformly — and nonetheless these threads are distant from a pledge of things to come, they are positively a earnest pointer for owners anticipating that they won’t be lost by Google this fall.

Sometimes being open is a blessing and a curse.

Take a new App Runtime for Chrome (ARC): It’s a program beta Google combined to get Android apps using on Chrome OS devices, with 4 initial apps supported. Once ARC strike a furious though, it fast incited into a approach to get scarcely any Android app using on Chromebooks and Chromeboxes. And from there, all clarity of control was mislaid since a ARC can now be used to run Android apps on a PC or Mac that has a Chrome browser installed.

Google certainly wanted to take things delayed here, and officially, it has. Since both a Android and Chromium OS platforms are comparatively open, however, we can’t have it both ways: You can possibly control a formula and knowledge or we can’t.

We discuss in fact about ARC and Android apps on Chrome extensively on this week’s Chrome Show podcast so balance in next to hear some-more or download a podcast here.

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“For over 3 years Android has offering encryption, and keys are not stored off of a device, so they can't be common with law enforcement,” Niki Christoff, a company’s mouthpiece said. “As partial of a subsequent Android release, encryption will be enabled by default out of a box, so we won’t even have to consider about branch it on.” Christoff said. 

It is also partial of Google’s try to boost a product’s insurgency to supervision spying. 

In line with a recover of a Android L platform, Samsung has also been operative with Google to recover Android updates as early as possible. The Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 will be one of a initial ones to accept a new Android firmware around this Nov or Dec according to Sam Mobile. According to a report, a latest Samsung information suggests that a association should be discerning to adjust and rollout whatever Google will be putting out. 

Sony, HTC, Motorla and LG are also in line to recover their refurbish skeleton to a arriving OS.

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NEW DELHI: Enthused by a initial response to Google’s Android One, handset makers Karbonn, Spice and Intex are gearing adult for turn dual with a slew of smartphone launches commencement Dec this year.

The initial set of Android One inclination were launched final week, labelled Rs 6,399 onwards by Micromax, Karbonn and Spice.

Karbonn is approaching to be among a initial ones to launch newer Android One inclination in a country.

“Smartphone invasion in India still stays low and we trust there is still a outrageous scope…We will demeanour during bringing in a device by December-end,” Karbonn Mobiles Executive Director Shashin Devsare said.

India is a initial nation where a US-based firm’s Android One inclination have been launched.

Similarly, Spice is also looking during phenomenon a second Android One smartphone in a January-March entertain of subsequent year, a Chairman and Group CEO Dilip Modi said.

“Our vigilant is to offer consumers a far-reaching accumulation of products packaged with facilities opposite several cost points. We already have one of a many affordable smartphones with Firefox and we will continue to move affordable inclination to a market,” he added.

Google is rolling out a programme, that aims to move affordable smartphone to a masses, opposite other markets like Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka will follow in a entrance months.

It has also enclosed new partners including Acer, Alcatal OneTouch, HTC, Asus and Lenovo, along with Indian brands like Xolo, Lava and Intex to move in inclination with several specifications opposite cost points.

By comparing with Google as partial of a Android one ecosystem, Intex will offer business an extended experience, something singular in terms of design, pricing and functionality, Intex Business Head (Mobile) Sanjay Kalirona said.

“We are actively operative on bringing out a device to a market. It takes about 3-4 months for any final product to be finished accessible in a market,” Kalirona pronounced though declined to criticism on when a device would strike a market.

However, sources pronounced Intex could betray a device by Jan subsequent year.

Analysts feel Android One will lead a fiercer foe in a mid-range smartphone marketplace with firms charity improved knowledge during cost points in a operation of Rs 6,000-10,000.

While a initial launch of a Android One handsets was finished in partnership with eCommerce firms Snapdeal, Amazon and Flipkart, a handset makers would sell them by section and trebuchet stores as well, that will serve fuel competition.

According to investigate organisation IDC, Micromax, Karbonn and Lava (top 5 vendors among sum conveyance as good as smartphone sales) together accounted for over 30 per cent of a marketplace (in both cases).

Android 5.0 L

The recover of a Android 5.0 L update for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 is right around a corner. Even yet Google unsuccessful to exhibit when a new Android iteration will be rolled out to a public, new leaks seem to prove that Android 5.0 L recover date is close.  We have all collected here to speak about a Android 5.0 L recover date.

But before removing into sum about when a Android 5.0 L refurbish for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 will be pushed to a users, let’s have a demeanour during some of a new facilities that arrive with a new Android version. Many determine that a Android 5.0 L refurbish is a many vital refurbish Google practical to their mobile height given it debuted behind in 2008. Yes, it’s even bigger than a burst from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich.

Android 5.0 L introduces Material Design, that is Google’s new pattern truth for their mobile handling system. In Android 5.0 L all actions are animated, a interface is some-more colorful, and a 3D effects and shadows make a UI some-more intuitive. You will be means to see where all came from and where all goes, all these during 60 fps liquid transitions.

Besides Material Design, a new refurbish also arrives with opening improvements, support for 64-bit processors, while ART replaces a archaic Dalvik runtime. Project Volta also plays a vast purpose in Android 5.0 L. It aims to urge a battery life of a inclination powered by a new Android version. In fact, a Nexus 5 using Android L Developer Preview has 30 – 40% some-more battery life, that is a poignant improvement.

The Notifications Panel has also perceived important improvements in Android 5.0 L. It now has a new tone intrigue and a credentials is transparent, permitting a users to see what’s on their shade even yet they lift down a notifications bar. You should also be means to notice that a Quick Settings symbol has been ditched. The Quick Settings menu itself is still there, customarily that we will entrance it in a opposite way. You will have to appropriate down once to get to the Notifications Panel, afterwards appropriate down once again to exhibit Quick Settings. Here we will be means to find a slider for Brightness control and toggles for WiFi, Bluetooth, Mobile Data, Airplane Mode, Notifications, Auto Rotate, Location, and Cast Screen.

The Android 5.0 L Lock Screen is, in my opinion, one of a best things brought by a new update. It now shows your notifications and it allows we to correlate with them. You will be means to appropriate divided notifications to boot them, daub on notifications to review them, or appropriate down on a organisation of notifications to exhibit all notifications from a particular app. Furthermore, a notifications are prioritized formed on a magnitude we correlate with them.

The Status Bar now behaves differently in Android 5.0 L. Even yet it’s still pure in a close and home screens, it changes a tone so it can compare a movement bar of a app we only opened. All a local Android apps will act this proceed once Android 5.0 L is released, yet a developers will also have to put in some efforts and change their apps for a one visible experience.

Changes have been practical to a Android 5.0 L Settings app, as well. It has perceived a new tone intrigue and it has been reorganized. The animations have been changed, too, and we should notice new toggles and check boxes. There’s also a hunt bar, that will concede we to simply find a choice we were looking for.

Android 5.0 L also brings poignant changes to a Recents menu. You final apps are now displayed as cards built one over another in a proceed identical to Chrome’s new tabs. There’s also a supposed document-centric multitasking, that concede certain apps to have some-more than one label in Recents. For example, Chrome can arrangement a separate card for any non-stop tab.

So far, any Android iteration had a specific chronicle series and a nickname with dessert inspiration. Latest release was introduced as Android L, yet we are certain that this is not a final name of a update. Because it introduces a vast series of changes and improvements, a chronicle series will no doubt be 5.0. As for a dessert name, we’ve listened reports of Lollipop or Licorice in a past, yet a latest information shows it competence be indeed called Lemon Meringue Pie. Summing up, a new refurbish competence strike a marketplace as Android 5.0 Lemon Meringue Pie (or Android 5.0 LMP).

Google has also done some changes to a way new Android updates are released. You substantially know that, until now, Google released dual vital Android updates a year: one in a summer (at I/O in June, or a month after in July) and a other one mid-to-late tumble (late October, customarily around Halloween). Anyway, Google have altered their plan for a launch of Android 5.0 L. Their new proceed is a suggestive of Apple’s iOS launches.

How? I’m blissful you’ve asked. Apple is customarily announcing new iOS updates in a summer during WWDC, afterwards creates them accessible in Beta for a developers. The final versions are always expelled in a fall, when new iPhones are announced. As we competence know, Google introduced Android L in a summer during Google I/O and expelled a Developer Preview for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013 for contrast functions (there’s also an refurbish accessible here). The final build will be expelled for a open after this fall, when new Nexus hardware will also be announced. A new news is divulgence that Nexus 9 competence be announced in Q3, therefore design a Android 5.0 L refurbish for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 to turn accessible early October.

Even yet it was rumored a few months ago that a Nexus program will be transposed by a new one called Android Silver, leaks of unannounced Nexus hardware are surfacing online on a weekly basis. In fact, a Google worker strictly discharged a rumors that pronounced a Nexus family will be discontinued.

First, we’ve listened of a new Nexus tablet. The pronounced device is allegedly made by HTC and codenamed Flounder. The unofficially dubbed Nexus 9 has an 8.9-inch shade with 4:3 aspect ratio, 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, 8 MP primary camera, 4 GB RAM, and “aluminium zero-gap” construction. There’s also value of a new Nexus smartphone. The Nexus 6 is reportedly made by Motorola and it’s famous internally as Shamu. If a reports are to be believed, a Nexus 6 will arrive with a quad-core Snapdragon 805 CPU, 5.2-inch Quad HD screen, 3 GB RAM, and 13 MP rear-facing camera with visual picture stabilization. One certain thing is that both inclination will come pre-loaded with Android 5.0 L.

As usual, a Android 5.0 L refurbish for Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10 will be a initial one to be pushed to a users. The Google Play Edition devices will get it next, followed shortly after by Motorola’s upheld devices. It’s also value observant that HTC betrothed to move a new refurbish on One M7 and One M8 within 90 after Google creates a final chronicle available. Recent reports contend that both Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Note 4 will get Android 5.0 L late November or early December. LG and Sony competence also recover a new refurbish by a finish of a year.

Did we get a possibility to play Android L Developer Preview? What are your favorite features? The comments territory next is all yours.

India is now a world’s third largest Internet marketplace and “on a bullet sight to turn a second”. But even when we turn a second with around 300 million Internet users, India would still have over 75 per cent of a race that has no entrance to this supposed information superhighway. It is this cube of race that will form a “next billion” that companies like Nokia, and now Google, has been articulate about. And it is this subsequent billion that Google thinks will line adult to buy and good smartphone that is also affordable.

With a Android One programme, Google hopes to be means to give users a best hardware-software combo during a unequivocally reasonable cost of $100 to start with. At a impulse it has finished this with 3 inclination from Indian smartphone makers, all with a same specifications and all labelled around Rs 6,400. Soon, it will try and strike this honeyed mark opposite several cost points above and next $100, charity a best knowledge during that range. It will also have some-more partners on house as it spreads a Android One examination to other countries in Asia and afterwards a rest of a world.

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But things are not that easy. The marketplace has altered given Sundar Pichai, Google comparison clamp boss for Android, Chrome and Apps,  announced Android One progressing this year. Now we have Firefox’s ultra-low cost smartphones labelled during usually around $35, or Rs 2,000 in India. There are a garland of Android, or Android-based phones, with cost tags identical to Android One, though sporting somewhat improved specifications. The marketplace is unequivocally swarming during a bottom and Google’s onslaught will be to make people know a value tender it is offering.

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That would be entrance to a pristine Android experience, now accessible usually on Nexus inclination that are labelled most higher. This also means initial entrance to new Android updates and a most some-more tranquil sourroundings than a bloatware-filled ecosystem that it is now. Plus, there is a combined advantage of giveaway information offerings that would come bundled with a phone in a bid to get new users bending to a intensity of smartphones and carrying Internet literally during their fingertips. To mangle a denunciation barrier, a second largest barrier to smartphone adoption after price, there are also facilities like Google Translate that now has Hindi-English-Hindi packs and voice hunt that now recognises a inhabitant language. Add to this Google’s guarantee to make YouTube accessible offline on these phones in a entrance months and users competence usually see good value in opting for one of continued…

Taking a demeanour behind during a week in news opposite a Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a series of stories including a first Android One handset, new Kindle Fire tablets to go with a updated OS, encryption and confidence issues for Android, a examination of a Moto 360, and why Apple might need Android as a investigate lab.

Android Circuit is here to remind we of a few of a many things that have happened around Android over a final 7 days.

Google Hopes Android One Opens Up The Market

As mentioned in final week’s Android Circuit, Google has now denounced Android One, its off-the-shelf Android pattern and support package for lower-cost Android. Cnet’s Jo Best has taken a demeanour at Google’s plan and how Android One will variegate a Android portfolio and pierce in some-more users into Google’s ecosystem.

Google is contracting a identical knowledge here, creation Android consistent, and consistently appealing, opposite all cost points. If an OS performs good during a low end, a trail to a high finish is smoothed over. It also gives device makers room to grow their income on hardware as buyers opt for a some-more and some-more costly device, and Google an consecutive couple with that user as they pierce from handset to handset to handset — all a improved to accumulate their information and sell them services with.

But Can Android One Deliver Competent Handsets?

Having a anxiety pattern is usually a good thought if a pattern can lead to good phones. Tech 2 has taken a demeanour during a Micromax Canvas A1 handset, launched alongside a Android One display this week. On sale for RS 6499 ($107 US), a Canvas A1 comes with a WVGA 4.5 in. screen, 1GB RAM, and a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor:

It’s also a clearance of a idea that batch Android is a best form of Android. Customisations are good though not during a cost of user experience. It’s a certain recommendation in a bill difficulty over a likes of a Moto E and a Xiaomi Redmi 1s, and if we are looking for a bill smartphone this winter, demeanour no further.

Amazon Refreshes Android-Fuelled Kindle Fire Tablets

Along with an refurbish to its eInk reader, Amazon has announced dual new Android powered tablets, along with an refurbish to its fork of Android that powers a devices. The new Fire HD and Fire HDX tablets will run a fourth chronicle of Amazon’s OS, and concentration on delivering high peculiarity audio and video, as good as drumming into Amazon’s digital ecosystem.

Notably, a Fire HD is accessible in a six-inch shade version, alongside a now customary seven-inch inscription size, while a Fire HDX facilities a new ambient light sensor to deliver a shade picture that is as tighten to paper as probable depending on your surroundings.

More details can found during Amazon.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD (image: Amazon PR)

Amazon Kindle Fire HD (image: Amazon PR)

The Encryption Should Be On Soon

Following on from Apple CEO Tim Cook and his open minute on remoteness (reported on the weekly Apple Loop column here on Forbes), Google’s Niki Christoff tells The Washington Post that “As partial of a subsequent Android release, encryption will be enabled by default out of a box, so we won’t even have to consider about branch it on.”

This is a good move for user privacy, though we would chuck one or dual flags on this play. The initial is a inlet of Google’s business – offered promotion requires they know something about you, and there’s a lot we can infer, even from anonymized data. Google’s business is not built on stealing who we are from ‘people’. The second is that distinct iOS, there are many links in a sequence to get an Android OS device from Google to your hands, including a manufacturers and tradition firmware for any network. Can Google guarantee that encryption will be incited on ‘out of a box’ for each Android handset approved by Google, or is this only for handsets sole by Google, with a recommendation to other Android partners?

Forbes’ Kashmir Hill writes extensively on this subject, and we would strongly suggest anyone with a flitting seductiveness in this subject (which should be anyone with a smartphone) to look during a issues around decryption and pass codes in her article.

AOSP Browser Issues

Ars Technica reports on a flaw in a customary Android browser used by a Android Open Source Browser, and in a series of web perspective controls. The flaw breaks a same start process (SOP), that normal restricts scripts to accessing resources from a same start as a book (this prevents cross-site scripts, e.g. a book from honestlythisisyourbank.com should not normally be means to entrance calm from yourbank.com).

Although a Android Browser in question is no longer underneath growth (Google uses Chrome in Android 4.4 as a browser and to energy web perspective controls), the flaw could be in use by large millions of users.

As partial of a attempts to gain some-more control over Android, Google has dropped a AOSP Browser. Android Browser used to be a default browser on Google, though this altered in Android 4.2, when Google switched to Chrome. The core tools of Android Browser were still used to energy embedded Web perspective controls within applications, though even this altered in Android 4.4, when it switched to a Chromium-based browser engine.

Google has supposing rags to a browser (hereand here). Users with any concerns about a browser or an app should hit a developer or handset manufacturer to see if a rags are, or if they have already been applied.

In a uninterrupted unscripted speak during a Oculus Connect discussion today, Oculus VR CTO John Carmack took a vehement low dive into a slow technological problems with a company’s arriving mobile headset, a Gear VR. But he also explained since partnering with Samsung has done life easier.

Oculus’ other headset, a still-in-prototype flagship Oculus Rift, contingency be tethered to a PC in sequence to emanate a convincing practical existence experience, that surrounds a user in a practical universe and lets them demeanour around openly in it. The Gear VR does most a same thing, though is wireless, and a estimate happens on an Android phone, a Samsung Galaxy Note 4, instead of a PC.

Prior to entrance to work during Oculus last year, Carmack had quickly experimented with building for Android though corroborated divided since of a fragmentation in Android ecosystem.

“I’ve got a lot of disastrous things to contend about a Android growth experience… Some of them are fundamental,” Carmack said. “But a reason this plan was good was a parsimonious partnership with Samsung and that we were targeting one device.”

Focusing on one distinguished Android device meant “bypass[ing] a growth ruin of Android” and done all some-more like building for a console, Carmack said.

The Gear VR, that was announced progressing this month, is scheduled to go on sale this fall. Carmack praised Google’s practical existence headset Cardboard for boosting a form of mobile VR, and pronounced in a tongue and impertinence approach that being done out of card helps conduct expectations.

Earlier in a day during Oculus Connect, association executives offset Jobsian hype for a destiny with a proclamation of another middle step on a highway to consumer-ready VR: A new prototype of a Oculus Rift that serve extends a suit tracking capabilities. Carmack concurred that VR advocates are prickly for a day when a association can dump a labels “development kit” or, as in a box of Gear VR, “innovator edition.”

The dual large unsolved problems afflicting a Gear VR, he said, are a “flicker” in some forms of calm caused by a too-low modernise rate of 60hz, and a miss of a positional-tracking camera, that a latest versions of a Rift have. Positional tracking is a harder problem, though shade makers like Samsung could feasible repair a modernise rate by re-embracing interlaced video, Carmack said. The categorical barrier there, he noted, was attention “inertia” rather than a technological hurdle.


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