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BlackBerry Swipes At Android Security – InformationWeek

In response to Google I/O announcements, BlackBerry criticizes Android’s lack of security. On point, or sour grapes? (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) BlackBerry CEO John Chen took a swipe at Google this week, suggesting the Android-maker’s new security push is too little, too late. In today’s world of BYOD, Chen says businesses need to prioritize security from the start, not add it after the fact. Android For Work will be built into Android Release L, and will also be available separately for earlier versions of Android going back to Ice Cream Sandwich. Google is relying a bit on the hard work done by Samsung to entice businesses by adopting portions of Samsung’s Read More

Android Circuit: Microsoft Goes Android, Nokia Goes For A Launcher, Google … – Forbes

Taking a look back at seven days of news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit focuses on the Google I/O Developer Conference… after a look at the Android adventures of Nokia and Microsoft. Meanwhile at the Moscone Center and I/O we have the new ‘L’ release of Android; the new Android experience; Silver, Nexus devices and the Android One program; with Android Wear, Android Auto, and Android Fit closing out this week’s column. Android Circuit is here to remind you of a few of the very many things that have happened around Android over the last seven days. Nokia Finally Turns To Android In American And Finland Before we get to the news from Google I/O, it’s worth pointing out what Nokia has been up to Read More

In Attempt to Head Off Apple, Samsung Lets Consumers Test-Drive Smart Devices – AdAge.com

custom_html> Ad Age LookBook Learn more Samsung is deploying another weapon in its ongoing effort to jostle Apple from the top of the U.S. smartphone market. Starting on July, shoppers in five U.S. cities can visit a Samsung pop-up store and leave with a device, free of charge. The initiative is partly a marketing bid to convince smartphone and tablet owners to switch to Samsung. It’s also a chance for the Korean manufacturer to make consumers comfortable with its growing hardware aresenal, which includes smartwatches and fitness-trackers. Participants can take the products — the Galaxy 5S or Note3 smartphones; the Gear smartwatch; and the Gear Fit wrist device — for a 21-day spin. (They must first put down a refundable Read More

Google’s Android Boss on Why This Week’s News Was So Huge – Wired

Ariel Zambelich/WIRED We’re in a Sundar Pichai moment. It’s the week of Google’s big annual I/O conference and at its center is the man in charge of the vast Android platform and the increasingly powerful Chrome division, whose browser is the world leader. He’s on the cover of Bloomberg Business Week and The Information is touting him as next in Google’s line of CEO succession, a characterization he took pains to dismiss. He was the ringmaster of a keynote presentation that unveiled the “L” release of the Android phone platform; Android variants for television, auto, wearables and fitness; new services for enterprise; a design for a $100 phone to be sold in emerging countries; and improvements in Google’s web hosting Read More

Apple To Cease Development Of Aperture And Transition Users To Photos For … – TechCrunch

With the release of OS X Yosemite later this year, Apple will cease the development of its ‘pro’ photo editing app Aperture. Users of that program will be transitioned to Photos, a new app that was introduced during the WWDC keynote and that will be released next year. Photos integrates many of the advanced photo editing features that were previously found in Aperture and will replace iPhoto on the new OS X as well. “With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of your photos in iCloud and access them from anywhere, there will be no new development of Aperture,” an Apple spokesperson told TechCrunch. “When Photos for OS X ships next year, Read More

Apple’s iWatch will monitor your SWEAT – and is already being tested by Kobe … – Daily Mail

Apple believed to have developed sweat sensor itself Players from the MLB, NHL and NBA have believed to have been approached about the product Event expected in October to announce watch with over 10 sensors By Mark Prigg Published: 15:50 EST, 27 June 2014 | Updated: 16:04 EST, 27 June 2014 View comments Apple’s iWatch is set to monitor the sweat of its wearer as they exercise, it has been claimed. The sweat sensor is believed to one of at least 10 sensors on the watch. It has also been revealed Apple has signed up a host of sports star to try the wearable – including basketball star Kobe Brant, who was recently spotted at Apple’s Cupertino campus. Scroll down Read More

Did CNBC host out Apple’s Tim Cook? – USA TODAY

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Could Apple TV be one of Apple’s hottest iDevices of the Year? – Patently Apple

  Apple’s Home App   Below are two screenshots that we took from Apple’s WWDC 2014 event video regarding “HomeKit” for developers. Apple’s upcoming consumer side Home App is to debut with iOS 8.   Apple’s HomeKit got the leap on Google who just announced new API’s for Nest’s Home Network this week. Below is a video of their presentation called “Works with Nest.” For sure the race is officially on between Apple and Google as to who will deliver the best Home Network solution to market. Will users prefer to control their home network from a wall device or one that could be set in the comfort of their living room? Read More

Want To Understand How Apple’s iWatch Will Work? Just Go To Disney World – Business Insider

Flickr/ DebMomOf3 See Also We have no idea what it will be like to use Apple’s iWatch when it eventually launches — it’s reportedly coming in October — but noted industry analyst and columnist Tim Bajarin has proposed an intriguing theory as to how the company’s first wearable might work.  Bajarin writes that someone who he believes “has a good sense of Apple’s thinking about wearables” told him to visit Disney World if he wanted to understand Apple’s wearables strategy. Sure enough, Bajarin ended up visiting the iconic theme park resort in Orlando and immediately understood why.  Those staying in a hotel within Disney  have the option of purchasing what the company calls MagicBands. These wristbands act as Read More

Nokia Lumia 930 goes up for pre-order in Italy – GSMArena.com

After having been put up for pre-order in other EU countries (such as Germany and France) last month, the Nokia Lumia 930 is now ready to be grabbed in Italy. The official Microsoft online store is handling the pre-orders in this case, and the price you’ll need to pay for a Lumia 930 is €599, VAT included. That’s around €50 more than what the best deals in Germany are. In Italy, the Lumia 930 is expected to finally become available on July 10, which is in just under two weeks from today. You can choose between black, white, green, or orange when you pre-order. The Nokia Lumia 930 was announced Read More