Spotify warns Android users of security threat
May27

Spotify warns Android users of security threat

Spotify may be enjoying its status as one of the best music streaming services, but the company is dealing with a security problem today. Spotify has alerted users that its Android app is potentially under threat after an admittedly minor hack. The British company reported that one unlucky user had his or her account hacked earlier today and is warning other users they may also be at risk. This seems a precautionary measure by Spotify...

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YouTube Music stalls thanks to independent labels
May26

YouTube Music stalls thanks to independent labels

If you have been eagerly awaiting YouTube's own music streaming service then you will have to wait longer as the company shows no signs of launching it. Google's video streaming service has been widely reported to be launching its own mobile and web based music streaming service. At the end of 2013 a changed code in Android’s YouTube app showed the company was ready to launch the music feature. All that seemed left to do was speculate...

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In depth details on Google’s Android car system emerge
May26

In depth details on Google’s Android car system emerge

Apple isn't the only company looking to expand in a big way to automobiles with its in car personal assistant system. Google too sees it as a new avenue and is developing its own version of its mobile operating system Android for in car use. The company's interest in this growing area of tech is nothing new as earlier in the year Google teamed up with Nvidia and various car manufacturers that make up the Open Automotive Alliance. The...

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Sony “MESH” joins the rank of mobile-friendly connected thing managers
May22

Sony “MESH” joins the rank of mobile-friendly connected thing managers

A number of companies have attempted to introduce their own solution for managing the always growing concept of all things being able to communicate with all things. Sony has become one of those companies with the release of MESH, a mobile-based management tool for "smart things." MESH is an abbreviation of the things that Sony expects people to do with its tools - Make, Experience, SHare. It's based on small hardware blocks...

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Sony delivers Android 4.4 KitKat to four Xperias

The taste of Android 4.4 KitKat is finally available to four of Sony's Xperia smartphones and tablets. With it comes standard features like faster app loading, slightly longer battery life, and wireless printing. There are also several Sony-specific changes that will make this a welcome sight to owners of these devices: the Xperia Z, Xperia Zl, Xperia ZR, and Xperia Tablet Z. Though not available in all markets and all carriers, Sony...

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Samsung wants to put finger print scanners in every device, even the cheap ones

Samsung followed the lead of Apple and HTC by introducing a fingerprint reader in the Galaxy S5. The Korean manufacturer now says it wants to do what neither of those did: put biometric scanners in low-end devices as a way to adding increased security to every handset, not just the expensive ones. While Apple put Touch ID only in the iPhone 5s and not the cheaper iPhone 5c, Samsung now suggests it wants human-based security measures...

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