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In many tools of a universe where LTE and 3G aren’t as accessible, something like a Cosmos browser for Android could be impossibly inexpensive and useful. This arriving Android app, we see, doesn’t need information to work — we simply block in a URL, and it sends behind a simple, stripped-down chronicle of a page around content messages. On a project’s GitHub page, a developers explained that once we submit a URL, a app texts it to their Twilio number, that afterwards forwards it to their backend. The complement afterwards gets a source formula of a website and nukes a CSS and javascript to broach a array of purify content messages to a user’s phone.

Obviously, this process will have a array of limitations: you’ll need an total texting plan, for one. And, even if we do, we competence knowledge delays and blank content messages if you’re requesting quite prolonged pages, like Wiki entries. It positively can’t replicate a knowledge of a correct web browser, yet as one of a developers told Fast Company, it’s one “way for people to get information when they’re in apocalyptic need of it.” The browser’s developers devise to recover a app as shortly as a finish of September, yet we can demeanour during a project’s codes right now over during GitHub. If we can’t wait, though, we can try a similar, initial app called Smozzy launched a few years ago, primarily for T-Mobile subscribers.


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In one of a boldest moves of a year, Samsung expelled a blurb explaining that the iPhone 6 isn’t exactly a uninformed idea. In fact, a Galaxy Note 4, Samsung’s fourth flagship phablet, is streamer to store shelves subsequent month, though Apple wasn’t going to let a snark slip by though some form of retaliation. On Tuesday, Apple published a new page on a support site that minute something many smartphone users are going to need to know this weekend: how to pierce calm from an Android phone to an iPhone 6.

FROM EARLIER: Diehard Android fan explains how Apple assured him to buy a iPhone 6

For your email, your contacts and your calendars, there are several ways to ride a information though most hassle. Now that most of a information is compared directly with a email accounts, relocating it all over can be as elementary as adding an comment to your new iPhone and selecting to import contacts and calendars as well.

There are also a few data-transferring apps, such as Copy My Data and ATT Mobile Transfer, that will possibly concede we to pierce a information on to and afterwards behind off of a mechanism or simply lamp it over a WiFi connection. You can also record in to a amicable media comment and turn on Contacts and Calendars.

Photos and videos are only as easy. You can possibly use an app like a ones listed above or bond to a mechanism with your Android device, drag a files into an simply accessibly folder, bond your iPhone and select to “Sync Photos from” a folder.

Music, books and papers are all negotiable as good — just check a support page to see how to pierce a calm safely and efficiently. Of course, we won’t be means to pierce your apps from Android to iOS, though as Apple notes:

“You’ll substantially find a apps you’re already regulating on a App Store.”

HOUSTON, TX–(Marketwired – Sep 17, 2014) –  ChaiOne, an craving mobility agency, has stretched a sales enablement charity with a recover of Game Plan for Android. Game Plan, a apparatus built to assistance overpass a opening between sales and selling by delivering effective material to people wherever they are, is a initial resolution to offer an focus designed privately for Android.

According to Strategy Analytics, a Android handling complement prisoner 85 percent of a tellurian marketplace share during a finish of Q2 2014. Yet, even with over 1 billion active Android users worldwide, companies continue to use one pattern opposite offerings done accessible on mixed devices.

“Despite most of a caricature that was a substructure of complicated Android, iOS and Android are unequivocally some-more anomalous than identical these days, generally with a Materials pattern process Android constructed — that is tip notch,” pronounced Jared Huke, Director of UX and Design, ChaiOne.

Game Plan follows ChaiOne’s user-centered pattern methodology, and is unapproachable to offer an Android focus — designed for Android users — that will continue to align sales and selling teams. The app is accessible for both tablets and smartphones.

Additional facilities of Game Plan include:

  • Dynamically refurbish and share material with team members around their mobile inclination
  • Unlimited connectors to several document storage services
  • Ability to classify papers into custom binders while on a go
  • Real-time analytics including stating during the binder, document, user and device levels
  • Team messaging around pull notifications powered by ContextHub
  • Branding and pattern customization

Game Plan’s local Android app is now available, with pricing starting during $25 per user per month. Please hit sales@chaione.com or revisit http://chaione.com/chaione-sales-enablement-solutions/ for some-more information. 

About ChaiOne

ChaiOne is an craving mobility group formed in Houston, Texas, that helps companies renovate their business leveraging mobility during scale. Known for their user knowledge expertise, ChaiOne gets formula for energy, healthcare, financial, and record clients by sound research, user-centered design, and fit mobile app development. Founded in 2008, ChaiOne is a largest mobile specialty group in Houston and among a tip 10 in a US who combine in abyss on craving mobility. Recent honors include, Crystal Awards: Best Mobile Marketing Program, Inc 500 member, Houston Business Journal Fast Tech 50, Houston Business Journal Best Places to Work. For some-more information visit: http://chaione.com/

Coffee Stain Studios’ Goat Simulator might have started as a fun though it fast became a informative phenomenon, interjection to a stupidity and impertinent clarity of self-awareness. Originally slated for an 18th Sep release, a Swedish association published a mobile chronicle of a diversion a day early.

“When we see a large symbol that says ‘publish,’ we HAVE to fucking click it,” PR Manager Armin Ibrisagic explains on Twitter. Available for a iOS and Android, Goat Simulator will cost $4.99.

A bug sensitively reported on Sep 1 appears to have grave implications for Android users. Android Browser, a open source, WebKit-based browser that used to be partial of a Android Open Source Platform (AOSP), has a smirch that enables antagonistic sites to inject JavaScript into other sites. Those antagonistic JavaScripts can in spin review cookies and cue fields, contention forms, squeeze keyboard input, or do most anything else.

Browsers are generally designed to forestall a book from one site from being means to entrance calm from another site. They do this by enforcing what is called a Same Origin Policy (SOP): scripts can usually review or cgange resources (such as a elements of a webpage) that come from a same start as a script, where a start is dynamic by a multiple of intrigue (which is to say, protocol, typically HTTP or HTTPS), domain, and pier number.

The SOP should afterwards forestall a book commissioned from http://malware.bad/ from being means to entrance calm during https://paypal.com/.

The Android Browser bug breaks a browser’s doing of a SOP. As Rafay Baloch, a researcher who discovered a problem found, JavaScript assembled in a sold approach could omit a SOP and openly happen with other sites’ calm though restriction.

This means that potentially any site visited in a browser could be hidden supportive data. It’s a bug that needs fixing, and fast.

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.

But usually as Microsoft’s end-of-life for Windows XP didn’t make that handling complement magically disappear from a Web, Google’s discontinuation of a open source Browser app hasn’t done it disappear from a Web either. As a monthly demeanour during Web browser use shows, Android Browser has a small some-more real-world use than Chrome for Android, with something like 40-50 percent of Android users regulating a injured browser.

The Android Browser is expected to be embedded in third-party products, too, and some Android users have even commissioned it on their Android 4.4 phones since for one reason or another they cite it to Chrome.

Google’s possess numbers paint an even worse picture. According to a online promotion giant, usually 24.5 percent of Android users are regulating chronicle 4.4. The infancy of Android users are regulating versions that embody a damaged component, and many of these users are regulating 4.1.x or below, so they’re not even regulating versions of Android that use Chrome as a default browser.

Baloch primarily reported a bug to Google, though a association told him that it couldn’t imitate a problem and sealed his report. Since he wrote his blog post, a Metasploit procedure has been grown to capacitate a renouned confidence contrast horizon to detect a problem, and Metasploit developers have branded a problem a “privacy disaster.” Baloch says that Google has subsequently altered a response, similar that it can imitate a problem and observant that it is operative on a suitable fix.

Just how this repair will be done useful is unclear. While Chrome is updated by a Play Store, a AOSP Browser is generally updated usually by handling complement updates. Timely accessibility of Android updates stays a sticking point for a handling system, so even if Google develops a fix, it might good be taken to those who indeed need it.

Users of Android 4.0 and adult can equivocate most of a bearing by switching to Chrome, Firefox, or Opera, nothing of that should use a damaged code. Other third-party browsers for Android might hide a damaged AOSP code, and unfortunately for finish users, there’s no good approach to know if this is a box or not.

I was sitting during a bar over a weekend listening to a thespian when we beheld a immature integrate station a few feet away, murmur and indicating toward me.

I get this all a time, and customarily compensate it no mind (he says delusionally). Then we listened a man contend “smartwatch” and satisfied they were staring during a pleasing Motorola Moto 360 we had on my left wrist. we trust during that sole impulse we was checking my heart rate for a 14th time in a past hour.

So taken was this integrate by a turn and elegant-looking Moto 360, with a wealthy black leather band, that they indeed approached me — a finish stranger! — and asked, “Is that a new iWatch?”

Buzzkill!

Their difficulty was partially understandable. Apple strictly announced a long-awaited smartwatch final week (in fact, a man during my son’s tae kwon do category asked a same doubt a day after a iPhone 6/iWatch event).

However, a iWatch won’t strike a marketplace until during slightest early subsequent year, so constant Apple users will have to wait for their $349 smartwatch. That’s what a man during a bar pronounced he was going to do. Yet this fervent Apple fan also voiced beating about a iWatch’s rectilinear design, generally after saying a Moto 360 adult close.

Make no mistake: The Moto 360 is a pleasing square of wearable technology, a usually turn smartwatch on a marketplace right now. Released in a U.S. on Sep 5, a Moto 360 competes with dual other Android Wear inclination expelled concurrently in late Jun — a Samsung Gear Live ($199) and a LG G Watch ($179).

At $249, a Moto 360 is a bit pricier than a rivals, yet if we were going to buy an Android Wear smartwatch (I’m regulating a examination duplicate we have to boat behind to Motorola), I’d gladly spend a additional income on a Moto 360.

But that’s unequivocally a question, isn’t it? Are first-generation smartwatches value a volume of money we could spend on, say, a Chromebook?

It depends. The Moto 360 and other Android Wear inclination can do a lot of neat things to make life easier for owners. But they also have stipulations that competence make some Android users confirm to reason off until a record gets to a subsequent level.

For now, though, here’s what we can design from a Moto 360:

Out of a box

Motorola packages a Moto 360 in an appealing white, turn label box. Inside are a smartwatch and a unequivocally accessible charging dock.

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Motorola sent me a black watch with a black band, yet a Moto 360 also comes in a good silver color with a dim gray leather strap. Metal bands reportedly will be accessible down a highway for an additional $50 (though even if we could get one now, I’d still cite a leather).

Set adult for a Moto 360 is easy. First we assign a phone’s battery by fixation it on a charging dock. The phone’s shade eventually will titillate we to download Android Wear from your smartphone.

One thing we should note here is that we need Android 4.3 and aloft to use Android Wear. Right now that’s less than one-third of activated Android devices, yet wearables are a long-term play.

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Open adult Android Wear on your phone and follow a elementary instructions to span it with your smartwatch, and you’re all set up.

What we can do with your Android smartwatch

But set adult to do what?

Plenty, if you’ve activated Google Now on your smartphone. The voice-activated hunt duty is a essential tie between your Android smartwatch and smartphone (well, that and Bluetooth).

Using Google Now, we have been means to do a following things by arising voice commands to my smartwatch (whose face becomes activated when we possibly daub it or change your wrist adult as if we were checking a time):

  • Send texts and emails to contacts (you need “Contact recognition” enabled in a Google Search app settings for these to work)
  • Initiate a phone call to a hit (you can’t control a call with a watch, yet it will activate a phone’s dialer)
  • Get a stream temperature
  • Get directions
  • Find internal businesses
  • Pause and resume music
  • Set an alarm
  • Check an agenda
  • Check my heart rate
  • Track my daily steps

With a difference of a phone call, we can do all of these things yet carrying to lift out your smartphone. we was doubtful about a preference advantages of a smartwatch (seriously, is it that vast a con to take your phone out of your pocket?), yet I’m already sole on these advantages — and we’re in a early days of smartwatches and a apps that energy them.

In further to regulating Google Now voice commands, Moto 360 owners will do their satisfactory share of swiping a aspect of their smartwatch. That takes a tiny removing used to. Once we figure out a system, though, it’s easy. Swiping adult will exhibit Google Now cards. Swiping to a left will travel we by a card’s actions and features, and swiping to a right creates a cards disappear.

A integrate of cold details

Don’t like a Moto 360’s default minimalist black time face? Press your finger on a watch when a time face is display and you’ll be presented with a half-dozen other options. Touch one and that’s your new watch face.

You also can use Android Wear to take a print with Google Camera (which we competence have to download). Once a Google Camera app is open on your phone, you’ll see a label for it on a smartwatch. Press that and you’ll see a vast shiver symbol on your smartwatch screen. Press and your phone will take a design following a brief countdown. The design even appears fast on your smartwatch.

Now for a bad stuff

Remember, this is still first-generation stuff, so there are issues. Many will be resolved in entrance iterations. Still, if you’re deliberation shopping a smartwatch now, there are some things we should know.

Battery life is a problem for all stream smartwatches, and a Moto 360 is no exception. we haven’t checked a drainage rate given a initial day we got this smartwatch, yet we know a battery primarily ran down to 52% in reduction than 3 hours. we place a Moto 360 on a charging wharf when I’m operative on my laptop, yet people who are on a pierce a lot will constantly quarrel battery drain.

The second emanate is that, as good as Google Now is, voice commands seem reduction accurate on a Moto 360 than on my HTC One. This matters generally when you’re perplexing to send an email or content of some-more than a few words. Worse, we can see a inaudible content on a smartwatch screen, along with an “X” idol that presumably allows a user to cancel a content or email, yet that hasn’t stopped any of my glitchy messages. I’ve had to send follow-ups from my phone explaining to my contacts what usually happened.

The aptness tracking apps that come with Android — a beginning apps for Google Fit — are usually toys, really. They concede we to check your heart rate, count your steps, and set step goals. The problem is that no stairs are being counted when you’re not wearing a smartwatch, that will mostly be a box since we have to consistently assign a darned thing. In contrast, a Fitbit battery will final for 3 or 4 days yet a charge.

As for accessible third-party apps, fthere’s Lyft, Pinterest, PayPal, Soundwave,  Allthecooks and a few others. But that will change fast as developers burst on house Android Wear.  

Finally, a Moto 360’s hole is a bit wide, and a watch also is somewhat thick. Even yet we have a sincerely tiny wrist, this didn’t worry me during all, substantially since we used a clunky Garmin GPS device during my rival regulating days. But smaller women with unequivocally slim wrists competence find a Moto 360 a bit too large.

Bottom line

If we positively contingency possess a smartwatch now, we can’t do improved than a Motorola Moto 360 (unless you’re unequivocally into rectilinear watch faces). The Moto 360 is a organic and great-looking device that will attract attention, yet not in that potentially dangerous Google Glass kind of way.

I’ve already motionless I’m shopping a Moto 360. It’s a peculiarity square of hardware that will offer as an beguiling height for a early days of Android Wear. I’ll be regulating a Moto 360 to try a many apps developers will be rolling out for Android wearables in a entrance months and years.

The genuine problem will be anticipating one: Google’s Play Store is sole out, usually 3 Moto 360s were shipped to my internal Best Buy final week (all are prolonged gone), and a device is going for $400 on Amazon.com. Hopefully Motorola will shortly locate adult to a demand.

Then again, maybe we won’t boat this one back. we don’t wish to skip any opportunities to stir bar congregation and check my heart rate.

Some Android apps never get a Android-y interface they deserve. Their pattern possibly matches some other platform’s pattern standards, or looks like it’s been thrown together in a hurry. Pandora for Android had that repute for some time, though a latest refurbish brings a interface modernise that Android users deserve.

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The new Pandora app facilities a uninformed new look.

While it’s not utterly Material Design, a new Pandora app sports a agree interface and a pure navigation bar, that is still separate into 4 categorical categories: Stations, Feed, Profile, and Settings, with an additional More symbol adult top. Overall, a interface looks most cleaner than it did before. 

pandora settings

The Settings are cleaner and still underline some of a facilities we desired before, like a built-in Alarm time to arise adult to your favorite station.

Pandora’s pattern renovate is also an indicator that many app makers have had to recur a approach their applications demeanour so that they compare adult with Google’s new design philosophy. It’s accurately a kind of boost Android needs to enhance a strech and we can’t wait to see how other developers follow suit.

The Pandora app is rolling out to Android phones everywhere. If we only can’t wait, squeeze it yourself from a Google Play Store.

A bug sensitively reported on Sep 1 appears to have grave implications for Android users. Android Browser, a open source, WebKit-based browser that used to be partial of a Android Open Source Platform (AOSP), has a smirch that enables antagonistic sites to inject JavaScript into other sites. Those antagonistic JavaScripts can in spin review cookies and cue fields, contention forms, squeeze keyboard input, or do most anything else.

Browsers are generally designed to forestall a book from one site from being means to entrance calm from another site. They do this by enforcing what is called a Same Origin Policy (SOP): scripts can usually review or cgange resources (such as a elements of a webpage) that come from a same start as a script, where a start is dynamic by a multiple of intrigue (which is to say, protocol, typically HTTP or HTTPS), domain, and pier number.

The SOP should afterwards forestall a book commissioned from http://malware.bad/ from being means to entrance calm during https://paypal.com/.

The Android Browser bug breaks a browser’s doing of a SOP. As Rafay Baloch, a researcher who discovered a problem found, JavaScript assembled in a sold approach could omit a SOP and openly happen with other sites’ calm though restriction.

This means that potentially any site visited in a browser could be hidden supportive data. It’s a bug that needs fixing, and fast.

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.

But usually as Microsoft’s end-of-life for Windows XP didn’t make that handling complement magically disappear from a Web, Google’s discontinuation of a open source Browser app hasn’t done it disappear from a Web either. As a monthly demeanour during Web browser use shows, Android Browser has a small some-more real-world use than Chrome for Android, with something like 40-50 percent of Android users regulating a injured browser.

The Android Browser is expected to be embedded in third-party products, too, and some Android users have even commissioned it on their Android 4.4 phones since for one reason or another they cite it to Chrome.

Google’s possess numbers paint an even worse picture. According to a online promotion giant, usually 24.5 percent of Android users are regulating chronicle 4.4. The infancy of Android users are regulating versions that embody a damaged component, and many of these users are regulating 4.1.x or below, so they’re not even regulating versions of Android that use Chrome as a default browser.

Baloch primarily reported a bug to Google, though a association told him that it couldn’t imitate a problem and sealed his report. Since he wrote his blog post, a Metasploit procedure has been grown to capacitate a renouned confidence contrast horizon to detect a problem, and Metasploit developers have branded a problem a “privacy disaster.” Baloch says that Google has subsequently altered a response, similar that it can imitate a problem and observant that it is operative on a suitable fix.

Just how this repair will be done useful is unclear. While Chrome is updated by a Play Store, a AOSP Browser is generally updated usually by handling complement updates. Timely accessibility of Android updates stays a sticking point for a handling system, so even if Google develops a fix, it might good be taken to those who indeed need it.

Users of Android 4.0 and adult can equivocate most of a bearing by switching to Chrome, Firefox, or Opera, nothing of that should use a damaged code. Other third-party browsers for Android might hide a damaged AOSP code, and unfortunately for finish users, there’s no good approach to know if this is a box or not.


We’re conference from a arguable source that Citrix has acquired a small association we wrote about behind in July called Virtual. The firm, manned by an considerable set of program hackers, claimed to be means to virtualize both Android and iOS totally adequate to act as an sourroundings for bug contrast and hardware emulation.

The buy creates clarity for Citrix, which could use Virtual to obey Android or iOS environments around a remote desktop. A association that could ‘cast’ iOS environments would also have a large leg adult on a foe like VMware or LogMeIn.

The company’s founder, Chris Wade, was one of a initial iPhone jailbreakers and built Virtual off of an open-source iOS device emulator he co-created called iEmu. We spoke to Wade behind in Jul about Virtual’s capabilities:

The thought was to pierce divided from simulation and go to full-blown virtualization,” Wade says. Virtual allows a user to squeeze a permit to run a certain volume of iOS or Android inclination with as tighten to genuine hardware capabilities as possible. Wade claims that Virtual has managed to virtualize a ARM core and obey peripherals that concede it to double as roughly any Apple TV, iPad or iPhone.

Virtual could also act as a deputy for services that offer real, earthy inclination for lease like Appurify, a association that was only acquired by Google in a ongoing conflict with Apple over who can offer a many finish set of developer tools.
Another underline of Virtual is that it can be used to run iOS inclination on OS X. This would counterpart a proclamation Google done during I/O about permitting Android apps to run on Chromebooks — nonetheless for both iOS and Android.

Wade also hired Nicholas Allegra, an iPhone hacker famous as Comex who produced one of a many renouned jailbreaking utilities. As of a final time we spoke with Wade, Virtual had not taken any funding.

No word on a cost of a buy yet, nonetheless it was a immature association and hadn’t nonetheless launched a product, so that substantially factored in.

We’ve asked Citrix about a merger and it declined to comment. Wade also declined to criticism on a sale of a company.

This is an engaging get for Citrix, and one that appears to prove a claims of a association are solid. While we was shown Virtual’s record in July, we remarkable that a demo was considerable enough, nonetheless that it was tough for me to oldster a opening claims but a launched product. Whatever they’d come adult with it seems it was plain adequate for a heading virtualization organisation to wish it. It will be engaging to see what they prepare up.