Marcio Da Silva

17 Added | 1 Magazine | 7 Following | @MarcioD | Keep up with Marcio Da Silva on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Marcio Da Silva”

Opinion

Letters to the Editor<p>On this day

How Samsung Galaxy S5's Ultra Power Saving Mode makes 10% battery last 24 hours - ExtremeTech

How Samsung Galaxy S5’s Ultra Power Saving Mode makes 10% battery last 24 hours<p>By on April 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Phones

Microsoft Windows is now free for mobile devices under 9 inches

Today is the first day of Microsoft’s Build conference and that means the company will be sharing plenty of news about the future of Windows and other Microsoft products.<p>Earlier Microsoft not only revealed it is making several changes to the desktop version of Windows such as finally bringing back …

Mobile

Windows XP support ends – your options and how to keep your files

Microsoft’s support for Windows XP ends today, 8 April 2014. This means that there is no longer automatic software and security updates for the …

Microsoft plans to bring Windows to robots and 'a whole new class of small devices'

Microsoft's Build 2014 kicks off tomorrow, but it's not just Windows Phones, tablets, Office or even the return of Clippy. Redmond has plans to bring its operating system, well, everywhere else. A Windows on Devices site has apparated into existence, mentioning robots, talking bears, the Internet …

What is mesh networking, and why Apple's adoption in iOS 7 could change the world - ExtremeTech

What is mesh networking, and why Apple’s adoption in iOS 7 could change the world<p>By on March 24, 2014 at 2:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Wi-Fi

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

'Hello. Thanks for Coming'<p>We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, …

Honda Civic Type R concept promo footage

Samsung is “exploring” a new phone UI, says @evleaks (screenshots)

Screenshots of what’s claimed to be a new smartphone UI that Samsung is currently “exploring” have surfaced online.<p>The source of the alleged leak is noted purveyor of inside information <i>@evleaks</i>, who recently tweeted the image above. If the screenshots are authentic, it may mean that Samsung is …

Phones

15 best antivirus Android apps and anti-malware Android apps

Antivirus Android apps remain one of the most popular types of applications on Android. Generally, you don’t need an antivirus app if you play it safe, only download apps from the Play Store, and keep your security settings enabled. However, there are those who like to take a walk on the wild side …

Apps

Global spending on tech will fall this year because there’s nothing new to buy

The great rush for smartphones and tablets in the mature markets of the western world is over.<p>According to numbers from Steve Koenig of the Consumer Electronics Association, an industry body, global spending on technology devices such as smartphones, tablets and cameras, TVs, game consoles and the …

Mobile

AT&T says it still has BlackBerry's back

AT&T's mobile chief says he is continuing to support the embattled smartphone maker.<p>LAS VEGAS -- AT&T has not abandoned BlackBerry.<p>In fact, the Dallas telecom giant continues to lend its help to the struggling company, which is in the middle of transforming itself into a more business-focused …

In 2014 the next billion will access the mobile internet—at $20 a handset

For the first time ever, in 2013 smartphones outsold feature phones, and the dean of Silicon Valley tech investing, Marc Andreessen, says that within three years you simply won’t be able to buy a non-smartphone. But what proportion of phones in use right now are smartphones?<p>Less than half, is the …

Mobile
Cellular Networks

Moto G becomes the first non-Nexus phone in the UK to get Android 4.4 KitKat

If you laid out a mere £135 in the UK for a Moto G <i>sans</i> contract, you now have another reason to feel smug: your handset is the first to get KitKat in Britain, apart from Google's Nexus devices. The company just announced that all users of the handset in the UK can now grab Android 4.4.2 and all …

2014: The year of the iPhone-controlled everything

There are some technologies that happened way earlier than they had any right to. Frankly, putting a man on the moon in the days when the Apollo Guidance Computer really did have less power than a pocket calculator was an insane achievement.<p>And then there are those technologies that have taken way, …

Android Tipped to Hit 1 Billion Users in 2014

Android is on course to break one billion users across all devices this year, up 26 percent on 2013, according to a report from research firm Gartner.<p>The Google-owned platform passed one billion activations in September, but Gartner says it will surpass the milestone based on active device owners …