Category Archives: Android

Dark Sky for Android is shutting down after Apple’s acquisition

Dak Sky is a weather service, like AccuWeather or our official local Slovak SHMU. As you may notice in your weather app (if multiple sources are supported) or on services’ websites, weather forecasts are slightly different. It’s on you to find the right one. I’m using CARROT Weather with optionally downloaded data from the Dark Sky for weather… Read More »

Wi-Fi in many devices is affected by serious vulnerability, please update

Every software or hardware we use is created by humans, so it may contain bugs, sometimes serious. Chips from Broadcom and Cypress Semiconductor are affected by serious vulnerability. It allows to to decrypt data sent wirelessly. This vulnerability got little strange name “KrØØk”. It mostly affects FullMAC WLAN chips, which are present in many iPhones, iPads, Macs, Amazon… Read More »

Samsung updated software for fingerprint sensor

Fingerprint sensor is a great way to improve security of our, but not limited to, mobile smart devices. Every human got unique fingerprint and this biometric security is based on this fact. Sometimes may sensor let pass fingerprint authentification test with fingerprint from other person, because no sensor is perfect and many humans got very similar fingerprint, but… Read More »

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 »