All Things Tech

By Dirk Strauss | All information technology related

Google Pixel XL: Android Users Finally Have Their 'iPhone'

Google has done something that Samsung, HTC, Sony, and others could never do - they made an Android phone that runs just as smoothly as the iPhone. Google has shocked many in the industry with both the Pixel and its larger brother, the Pixel XL. Let's take a look at the Pixel XL.<p><b>Build & Design</b><p>The …

C# Programming Cookbook | PACKT Books

Table of Contents<p>Chapter 1: New Features in C# 6.0<p>Introduction<p>Creating your Visual Studio project<p>String interpolation<p>Null-conditional …

How An Attack On A Company You’ve Never Heard Of Shut Down The Internet

And how you can get your Netflix to stream again<p>If you were on the internet today, as you may have been if you’re reading this, then you probably noticed some sites are having trouble loading, and others are not working at all. There’s a good reason for that. Well, not a good reason, but a clear, …

Why Siri Needs to Get Smarter Faster

Apple is surprisingly good at building great AI. But is it good enough to beat Google?<p>Apple is the most successful company in the world. But future success for Apple depends to a surprising degree on artificial intelligence.<p>When you think of Silicon Valley’s AI leaders, Apple may not immediately …

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Leaky database exposes personal info of 350,000 voters in 4 states

An Austin-based security firm has discovered yet another unsecured database online exposing the personal information of hundreds of thousands of …

The tech behind last week’s massive internet attack has been identified — and is being recalled

On Friday, October 21, major internet companies were reeling. A coordinated online attack on a major piece of internet infrastructure resulted in services like Spotify, Twitter, and SoundCloud being knocked offline for much of the day.<p>I woke up on Friday, tried to turn on music (Spotify), and …

Go Download iOS 10.1 Right Now

After more than a month of public betas, Apple has released the final version of iOS 10.1. This update brings the much vaunted “Portrait Mode” …

It’s official: BlackBerry stops making phones

(AFP)<p>Toronto - BlackBerry, the Canadian company that invented the smartphone and addicted legions of road warriors to the “crackberry,” has stopped …

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Twitter 'nears sale', Google a possible suitor

Twitter. (Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP, file)<p>New York - Twitter shares soared the most in more than two years Friday after CNBC said the company may soon …

The Mystery of the Hissing iPhone 7s

Is your iPhone hissing? Some are reporting that the iPhone 7 is doing just that when it’s pushed to the limits of its processing power. According to …

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iPhone 7 Flaws: 7 Worst Things About Apple's New Phone

Sure, Apple's new iPhone 7 and iPhone7 Plus are amazing. They're fast. They have cool new cameras. They're available in a sleek jet black finish. And …

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Why I’ll Never Buy Another iPhone

I even wrote this article on a Samsung Galaxy.<p>I’ve been an iPhone guy for years. Probably the last time I didn’t own an iPhone, I had a flip phone. I’ve held many Android phones in my hand, and I’ve been tempted to switch but the simplicity and familiarity of the iPhone always lured me back. No …

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It's crunch time for Apple and the iPhone 7

People have been talking trash about Apple. They claim its best days are over. Its revenue engine, the iPhone, is slowing down and the company has no new ideas. The next big iPhone, the iPhone 7, which most people believe will arrive sometime in the next 60 days, will be a snooze fest of innovation.<p>…

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How to see EVERY Google search you've ever made

WHAT DO YOU MEAN "DELETE BROWSER HISTORY" DOES NOTHING?<p>Be afraid. Be very, very afraid. Ever since Google launched 18 years ago, it's been storing …

Android Nougat release date very likely August 22

Nexus users could be getting Android 7.0 Nougat very soon. For everyone else, it'll be months away, if you ever get it.<p>Get ready to sink your teeth …

Android 7.0: Your language, your way

Android 7.0 gives you a way to make sure you understand what is written and better tools for developers to help.<p>Choosing a language has been part of …

Google Duo arrives to take on FaceTime

A relentlessly focused mobile video chat app<p>Google Duo, a new video chat app that works exclusively on phones, is getting released today. I've been using it for about a week and I can tell you that it's fast, easy to use, and devoid of complicated bells and whistles. You tap on the face of the …

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Google is making its Inbox email app more powerful with new integrations

Starting with Trello and GitHub<p>Google is adding new third-party integrations to its Inbox email app for project management service Trello and code repository GitHub. Now, when users receive emails related to projects from either of those companies, Inbox will format the messages as it does with …

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Polar M600 could get Android Wear back on track - Pocket-lint

Polar has launched its very first Android Wear device, and just like the rest of its wrist-worn gadgets, it's designed with the fitness fanatic in …

Fossil's latest Android Wear smartwatches arrive on August 29th

Fossil revealed a handful of new wearables back in March and a pair of those gadgets are arriving this month. The company announced today that its Q Wander and Q Marshal smartwatches would be available for pre-order August 12th and are due to hit Fossil stores (both retail and online) August 29th. …

Will my phone get updated to Android 7.x Nougat?

Jerry looks into his crystal ball and asks: Will your phone get an Android 7.x update?<p>It's time for a new version of Android, and that means I also …

Dropbox Paper Apps For iOS And Android Unveiled

Dropbox has today announced the launch of Dropbox Paper applications for iOS and Android mobile devices allowing you to use the word processor style …

Box for Android upgraded 4.0 with a shiny new user interface

Box, the cloud storage service that doesn't start with "Drop," is still around and serving its users. They haven't been making much of a splash …

Google's new password standard may change the future of Android logins

It's about to get a whole lot easier to log into apps on Android. Google and password manager Dashlane announced a new open log-in protocol, …

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3 handy ways to use Android's Do Not Disturb rules

iOS may have beaten Android to the punch with the introduction of its “Do Not Disturb” feature nearly four years ago, but there’s no doubt Android has taken the Do Not Disturb ball and run with it, adding a series of nifty options—including “rules”—that the iPhone and iPad have yet to match.Rather …

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Android Nougat’s ‘flowered’ home button animation will be tied to Google Assistant, and it looks awesome

We’ve seen several big leaks over the past few weeks in regard to the upcoming release of Android Nougat, however within those we’ve seen one common element, a “flowered” home button. Usually Google’s home button in the navigation bar is a constant icon, but in this upcoming release it looks as …

LG's new V20 smartphone will be the world's first Android N device

This morning, LG announced it will release a new entry in its V-series of smartphones. Dubbed the V20, the South Korean company plans to release the …