Deborah Yee

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22 Best (And 2 WTF) New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (1/14/14 - 1/27/14)

Article Contents<p>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were …

Supreme Court could produce meaningful patent reform in abstract software case

The US Supreme Court is wading into the battle over software patents by agreeing to hear a case between two financial firms you've likely never heard of. This comes just as the legislative arm of the government is getting ready to address the problem of patent trolls. (There's not much Republicans …

Samsung plans for flexible screen on next-gen of smartphones leak, features interactive side-pane

The race to release the first smartphone with a flexible screen is over. The LG G Flex and Samsung Galaxy Round have been released<p>in all their glory. …

Phones

Download: 9 Wallpapers From Android 4.4 KitKat [Update: Default '5' Wallpaper Found]

Looking for the new Android 4.4 wallpapers? We've got 'em, ready for your downloading pleasure. There are 8 wallpapers in total, 6 of which have a …

3D printer duplicates paintings down to the last brush stroke (video)

We've seen 3D printers produce some pretty amazing things, but nothing quite like this. Tim Zaman, a Dutch researcher, has reportedly developed a 3D duplication technique capable of capturing incredible detail, such as brush strokes and other textures on a painting. With a captured image on hand, …

Android users can now lock their lost devices remotely

Worried about data from your lost Android phone or tablet getting into the wrong hands? You can now lock down your device remotely.<p>Released in August, Google's Android Device Manager is a handy service that allows you to see the location of a lost or stolen Android device. You can also remotely …

Android Phones

Unofficial iMessage App Hits Android, But I Wouldn’t Download It

There are many cross platform messaging apps out there. Google’s pushing forward (we think) with Hangouts and Blackberry Messenger may someday grace …

Apps

iMessage Chat for Android brings functionality, security risk

There are quite a few things keeping Apple users in the ecosystem, but a huge feature is iMessage. It’s a cross platform messaging client that only …

How to: Set up Android Device Manager to lock and wipe your phone

Back at the beginning of August Google unveiled a new service called "Android Device Manager" that let you locate and remotely wipe your phones and …

AOKP Milestone 2 now available to the masses

A little more than 3 months after its first Android 4.2.2-based milestone, the ever-growing-in-popularity custom ROM AOKP gets its second stable …

We Can All Go Home Now. Piracy Is Mostly Dead

According to a report by Norwegian researchers at Ipsos, piracy has fallen alarmingly in that country thanks to viable alternative sources. For example, music piracy has fallen from 1.2 billion songs in 2008 to 210 million last year. About 60 million movies and TV shows were pirated last year, …

Google and Microsoft agree to US guidelines for fighting ads on pirate sites

The White House isn't happy that many counterfeiters and pirates lean on internet advertising to support their sketchy ways. Accordingly, it just teamed up with Google, Microsoft and other ad providers to create a voluntary set of best practices for cutting off funding to digital bootleggers. An ad …

US government to declassify Yahoo legal docs on FISA, secret court opinion

Yahoo had claimed that it fought against PRISM since 2008, and now it's about to land previously-secret court documents to prove it. A Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has ruled that the US Department of Justice must declassify the firm's legal briefs and the court's decision on the search …

40 Best (And 1 WTF) New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (6/18/13 - 7/3/13)

Article Contents<p>Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were …

Appfuel Is A Simple Way For App Developers To Balance Monetization And Growth

Appfuel is aiming to make it easy for mobile app developers to manage the tradeoff between user growth and monetization.<p>Cross-promotion between apps is a big part of the ecosystem, but CEO Andrew Boos said Appfuel is unique because of its simplicity. Developers add a “suggested apps” unit to their …

Mud-slinging Behind The Scenes As Malaysia’s Taxi Apps Duke It Out

There is an ongoing land grab for taxi drivers in Malaysia, with taxi app startups aggressively targeting the handful of taxi drivers keen to jump on a digital platform.<p>Two year-old taxi booking startup, MyTeksi has been busy recruiting cab drivers over to its service. When I visited its offices …

3D Printing Arbitrage Is The New Hotness

As the 3D printing space heats up and home printers gain ground, there’s a new breed of startup that aims to grab the transactional costs associated with connecting printers and people. The first one I saw (and used), MakeXYZ.com, launched last February. Now the space is about to be inundated with …

UK Spy Agency Allegedly Taps Into Transatlantic Cables To Collect Data, Pays Companies For Cost Of Cooperation

According to the latest set of documents from Edward Snowden that were released by the Guardian today, the Britsh spy agency GCHQ has been tapping into 46 transatlantic fiber-optic cables that carry data between Europe and North America to collect and store email messages, Facebook posts and other …

Snapchat Has A Patent That Could Help It Become The Defacto Camera App

While larger competitors struggle to differentiate themselves with different video lengths, Snapchat could use a different weapon to be the first camera app opened: speed. And unlike filters, this one will be more difficult to copy.<p>Snapchat has a patent, “Single mode visual media capture,” on its …

Here’s The Security Breach Email Facebook Is Sending To 6M Users

Facebook has started sending out warning emails to users whose personal information has been compromised by the security bug it confirmed yesterday, confirming which pieces of data were exposed. The bug exposed some six million Facebook users’ email addresses and telephone numbers to other site …

Google's Android faces EU probe over licensing practices

Google has faced some European Union antitrust scrutiny as of late, but the company's troubles might have only just begun.<p>The Financial Times reported Thursday, citing EU documents it claims to have seen, that the governing body's competition watchdogs are conducting an informal investigation into …

Android News

Facebook’s New Colocation And Image Recognition Patents Tease The Future Of Sharing

Facebook’s empire was built on photo tags and sharing, but it’s a grueling process many neglect. Luckily, new Facebook patents give it tech to continuously capture video whenever your camera is open, rank and surface the best images, and auto-tag them with people, places, and businesses. They tease …

French Open 2013: The king of clay returns as scintillating Rafael Nadal swats aside compatriot David Ferrer

On a day when not even a court- invading protester could get close to Rafael Nadal, the 27-year-old Spaniard sealed his place in history as the …

Obama ordered cyber attack target list to be created, according to leaked document

President Obama hasn't been shy about engaging the public and other nations on digital issues, and that includes the idea of cyber warfare. While his administration has been pretty aggressive in building up our cyber defenses, our offensive capabilities have remained somewhat more mysterious. …

Why The Data Problem Is A Good Thing For The Open Cloud Movement

Piston Cloud Co-Founder Joshua McKenty says the OpenStack customer ecosystem has four emerging market segments. On one side are the customers who hire consultants to build them a cloud. On the other side are the IBM customers who will always be IBM customers.<p>And in the middle are two classes of …

Doublespeak Denials Of PRISM Hid The Truth About Participation

“Direct Access” didn’t mean no access. “Back door” didn’t mean no door. “Only in accordance with the law” didn’t mean PRISM is illegal. And you didn’t need to have heard of a codename to have participated. Larry, Zuck, you didn’t spell out your denials of the NSA’s data spying program in plain …

Google’s New Content Experiments API Turns Google Analytics Into A Full-Blown A/B Testing Platform

Google today launched its new Content Experiments API, a tool that allows developers to easily test their sites’ content with programmatic optimization. The new API is deeply integrated with Google Analytics, so developers can use all of Analytics’ power to measure their different optimizations. …