In the news: This Google app lets you control your computer from your phone

By | April 17, 2014

Chrome desktop THIS GOOGLE APP LETS YOU CONTROL YOUR COMPUTER FROM YOUR PHONE

Remote desktops are nothing new, but Google has now released a slick app that makes the process a pleasure rather than wildly frustrating. The new software will let you control your Mac or PC from any Android device. Chrome Remote Desktop app for Android—snappy!—is an extension of existing Google software that allows to control your desktop remotely from within Chrome. Read the full article…

amazon smartphoneTHIS IS AMAZON’S SMARTPHONE

After years of development, Amazon is finally close to unveiling the first of several own-brand smartphones. At a distance, Amazon’s upcoming flagship phone looks much like any other touchscreen phone on the market. But the company has spent years creating a unique and, at times, novel user experience that has two main focuses: Amazon products and services, and a custom 3D interface unlike anything we have seen before on a smartphone. Read the full article…

stolen smartphoneTHE SMARTPHONE INDUSTRY PLEDGE THAT COULD STOP YOUR PHONE BEING STOLEN

The likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft and other major figures in the smartphone industry have signed a pledge that will make it harder to steal cell phones—from July 2015, at least. The pledge sees the companies promise to enable every smartphone user with the ability to remotely brick and wipe their phones when they’re stolen. That feature is, admittedly, already a function on iOS and Android, with Find My iPhone and Android Device Manager respectively—but now similar anti-theft technology will appear on other handsets from July 2015. Read the full article…

google baloonHOW GOOGLE’S INTERNET-BALLOON IDEA GOT OFF THE GROUND

On paper, the notion of balloon-provided internet sounds more than a little ridiculous, but that’s just how Google X rolls. Mountain View’s far-off research division has recently spilled (some of) its guts to Fast Company, detailing the process for bringing something like Project Loon from concept to reality. To start, every X project must address a problem that affects possibly billions of people and it has to use a radical solution that resembles sci-fi to do so. Read the full article…

Windows-Phone-8.1-Blue-concept-5DOES THE THIRD ROW OF TILES MAKE YOUR WINDOWS PHONE 8.1 START SCREEN TOO SMALL?

One of the many features of Windows Phone 8.1 is the ability to add a third row of tiles to your Windows Phone Start Screen. We’ve already gotten used to seeing the third row in action on the larger screened Nokia Lumia 1520 but how is it performing on the smaller screened devices? Read the full article…

APPLE SAID TO PREPARE SONG-ID FEATURE FOR iPHONE SOFTWARE

ios8 The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that will let users identify a song and its artist using an iPhone or iPad. Apple is partnering with Shazam Entertainment Ltd., whose technology can quickly spot what’s playing by collecting sound from a phone’s microphone and matching it against a song database. Read the full article…

 

 

 

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