Category Archives: Android

Google will let you choose default search provider in EU

What’s the N edition of Windows operating system in the Europe? It’s a special edition for European Union, essentially the same as in other areas, but without Windows Media Player and related technologies pre-installed. To restore these features, you have to download Media Feature Pack separately. Microsoft was forced to do so due to pressure from EU regulators.… Read More »

Microsoft Windows’s 10 Your Phone app now works better with Android

With OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, Apple announced new package of features called Continuity. It serves as closer connection between Macs and iOS devices. You can call from your Mac using paired iPhone or to start working on one device and to continue on another device thanks to feature called Handoff. It’s much more, and Microsoft also… Read More »

Google abandoned its tablets

Tablets are here for ages, but they had very limited functionality and were very expensive. Some tablets (and old smartphones) even did not support touch and had to be controlled via stylus. And then, first iPad arrived. As Apple re-invented modern smartphone, it also re-invented modern tablet. Big touch screen with multitouch and simple interface were killing features.… Read More »

ASUS rebranded ZenFone 6 to 6z in India

It’s hard to register a trademark without violating rights of another company. Even common words are registered, like “Apple”, and Microsoft had also issues with “SkyDrive”. Microsoft was forced to rename SkyDrive following a trademark case with British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB). The problem was the word “Sky” in the name of service. In some countries, there are… Read More »

Facebook will pay you for your privacy

Facebook is known as a data gatherer. It sells your data, mostly for activity tracking and – in best case – selling these data to ad companies. Facebook faced many privacy scandals and received many fines. Recently Facebook canceled controversial Onavo programme following outcry over the social media giant paying children to let it access their data, but… Read More »

Better times for Android updates

Android from Google is the most used mobile operating system. Unlike Apple’s iOS, which is only licensed for its Apple devices, many vendors use Android as operating system for their smartphones. Almost every company makes its own modifications and it leads into situation when only few smartphones on the market got the newest version. Cheap smartphones often got… Read More »

HEIF and HEVC – new formats of multimedia

Do you remember HD-ready TVs? And later Full HD resolution? In that times, it was something amazing. But time flies, we got 4K resolution, HDR technology, and the main “issue” – much increased bitrate, which is critical to use services like streaming movies via Internet provided by services like Netflix. High data demanding tasks like streaming 60 FPS… Read More »

HTTP pages will be marked as unsecure in Google Chrome

Many webpages still use HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol – instead of its secured counterpart HTTPS. That extra “S” means that connection is encrypted by protocol TLS/SSL, so nobody can get data like data in formulars or even passwords. This is critical for services like Internet Banking or any e-shop. Never send passwords or any sensitive data via… Read More »

Samsung endangered many smartphones

Samsung got another issue, now with app S Sugest. Samsung has forgot to renew its domain ssugest.com, which is used by S Sugest app. After domain expired, it was registered by Joao Gouveia from Anubis Networks, as informed Motherboard company. After exploding Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 batteries, this would be another cause, if this domain was registered by… Read More »