Monday, August 31, 2015

The Android Wear adds support for iPhone – Ferra

Google has made an important announcement – platform for wearable electronics Android Wear an opportunity to work not only with smartphones based on Android, but also based on iOS.


The application Android Wear for iOS begins become available to users of the smart watch today. At the moment, Android Wear for iOS works with model LG Watch Urbane. According to the developers, the future models of watches on Android Wear, including Huawei, Asus and Motorola, will also support Android Wear for iOS.

After receiving the update users of the iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 or 6 Plus is on iOS 8.2 and higher can receive on a smart watch with Android Wear information such as phone calls and messages and alerts from your favorite applications, track your progress in fitness and sports, to get tips on traffic congestion, the need to get out, not to be late for a meeting, and so on . To obtain the necessary information enough to ask a question, starting with the team “Ok Google”.

UpDate : According to users, Android Wear for iOS works not only for LG Watch Urbane and future smart watches, but also some of the “old” models. In particular, LG Watch R. The screenshots which are kindly provided from Aleksei Panfilov of Parallels, you can also see the shop custom dials and displays Spotify, running on a smartphone.

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Android-slider BlackBerry Venice lit on detailed photos – Ferra

A number of Vietnamese sources referring to the resident Vietnamese Minh Duc Ba (Ba Minh Duc) published a collection of photographs, which show sleyder under the operating system Android. It is argued that this is the smartphone by BlackBerry codenamed Venice, which is expected to be released.

In the photo you can see the smart phone in the folded and unfolded state, hardware QWERTY, 18-megapixel main camera and a screen with rounded edges. Also clearly visible interface of Android.

These photos are a good proof of the ongoing development of Android-slider BlackBerry. By the way, there is an assumption that the BlackBerry Venice will be released in two versions – based on Android and BlackBerry 10.

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Smart watches based Huawei’s Android Wear may be compatible with iOS – 3DNews

In the Amazon site for a short time there was a pre-order page is “smart” watches Huawei Watch under the operating system Android Wear.

The gadget is equipped with a 1.4-inch round AMOLED- display, a 1.2-GHz processor Qualcomm, 512MB of RAM, a flash unit with a capacity of 4 GB and a set of sensors.

According to information published on the page of Amazon (now deleted), smart watches will be available on September 2. They will be offered in six versions. Models in stainless steel with different embodiments of the strap will cost from $ 350 to $ 400 version with stainless steel black strap with a corresponding estimated at $ 450. Finally, the models in a gilded housing will cost from $ 700 to $ 800.

But perhaps the most interesting is the point that in the description of hours Huawei Watch said about compatibility with mobile devices running the operating system iOS 8.2 and above (in addition to Android 4.3 or higher). It’s probably just a typo, but it should be noted that the web earlier rumors that Google plans to provide compatibility with iOS Android Wear on one level or another.

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Choose a messenger for android-devices: text messages – Hangouts, Telegram and 4talk Messenger – Overclockers.ru

Interface
Excellent (all in one)

 
The ability to self-configure
Good (mainly privacy settings)

 
The maximum load on the system (CPU / RAM)
0.2-0.4% / 43 -68 MB

 
Functionality
only text messages

 
Availability Emoji, emoticons, gif-animation
The complete set of

 
Transfer files and multimedia
The full set, including files

 
SMS-messages
No

 
The social component (integration with social networks, group chats)
Group chat, contacts from Skype

 
Cross-platform
The complete set of

 
Стабильность
Отлично

Первое impression

We met welcome window, offering to get acquainted with the main advantages of Telegram, that is faster, safer, and most importantly free.
 

Next is traditionally trying to drive your number for the registration. Once it’s SMS, are making their name, or any other nickname.
 

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The interface is designed in the style of” VKontakte “, which is not surprising. This arrangement of windows on the main window, and the engine is very similar to the structure of IM +, ie, “all in one” and contacts, and chat.
 

To say that someone borrowed, it is difficult, because the latter has long existed and is an application of open source. In fairness it should be noted that the Telegram has more advanced engine with a nice look “material” animation.
 

Now the main thing – about the Russian localization, which, By the way, there is, but it must be able to load on your device. For convenience, you can ask the robot to send you this file (usernametelerobot). To do this, chatting write command locale android. After receiving the robot immediately send you back a file location. After that, click on the three dots in the message and use our localization, by the way, there are Ukrainian.
 

If you do not understand – there are detailed instructions . It is strange that Russian developers have reacted to their own language. Apparently say old grievances. But we digress.
 

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The left sidebar is presented an opportunity to create a new group or secret chat and e-mail, which already puts the messenger apart from other applications, although something similar offered the same Xabber. Below are arranged contacts, invite friends, and settings. Not without its FAQ.
 

All the settings can be found in a small window of our account where in addition to the parameterization of personal data can be configured startup media, that is, that the load on the mobile network, and that the only Wi-Fi. It is important that there is a possibility to set font size. Everything else, like everyone, sending by Enter, and other pleasures.
 

By the way, stickers can create yourself and send them for approval to the bot, then you can show off the originality and creativity of their own to share with friends. What a great solution that is particularly relevant in our time trying to standardize everything.
 

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Notifications implemented standard. Of the features worth noting the possibility to set the LED color to the message, if it allows a constructive smartphone, as well as fine-tune vibrate and play the message counter on the icon.
 

It is possible to create a black list, and change the list those who can see the time of your last activity. In the latter case, you can use the auto-tuning, or select a particular contact. Yes, the approach to privacy from Telegram really serious.
 

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In addition, protect the program with a password, which is rarely done in the same program, and activate the two-step authentication, that is at the entrance to another device in addition to the SMS you will be asked you specified earlier password.
 

It should be noted that this method is really great protection from foreign invasion, so you can safely use the Telegram for business correspondence.
 

But that’s not all. You can monitor the open sessions on other devices, that is, to complete the application on a remote computer if you forget to do it. This displays the status of the unit, his real name, and even the operating system installed.
 

Well, if you do not use the account a long time, it is possible to configure it to self-destruct, which can happen in a month, quarter, year, or six months later.
 

As in Viber, you can change the background color of the chat . There are several beautiful screenshots and the ability to load an image from the Gallery or camera. Just below to enable or disable the animation.
 

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The first Telegram impression of more than good, at least in the settings and there is no rigorous parameterization messages. But confidentiality okay, but otherwise only the most necessary, which makes it a great competitor to the notorious WhatsApp and Viber.
 

Test

Interestingly, the application eats minimum RAM – 43.2 MB, but it makes the strain processor – 0.4% constant load. Last consumption due to the beautiful animated interface, but what can you do, the beauty demands victims. But you can always disable the animation that pleases.
 

As for the permits, they are standard for such programs, although the developers could and swept away the wave appetites. Do not forget that the Telegram, for that matter, other messengers, wants to know everything about your location.
 

Go to the direct testing. As we said, all communication takes place in the same window rather than in a separate tab, which is convenient, because in front of you emerges a complete picture of the chat.
 

Traditionally, trying to drive the bottom of the message, attach it to one of many emoticons, memes, or stickers and send. All communication takes place the traditional ladder, at least for this and not a lot of places.
 

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To You can attach a picture message. In this recent photo from the gallery displays the thumbnail at the top of the screen. You can also send video or audio recording of an unlimited size. And quickly, because Telegram forwards the message to the nearest server, whom the world he uses a lot.
 

In addition, you can send contact that reason taken more from Skype and specify the location on the map of Google. Incidentally, the file is sent to anyone, even a PowerPoint presentation or file.
 

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Not without its communication a la PPT, ie “push to talk” only through the Internet. In the upper right corner, you can activate a quick search for contacts (everywhere), clear history, delete chat and disable notifications for this contact.
 

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should also be said about the secret chat room in which you can add up to two hundred participants. It uses through encryption, self-destruct timer, the prohibition of delivery, and leave no trace on the server. Well, not bad at all, but have to believe in the word of the good name of Pavel Durov.
 

Not without multicast messages to multiple users. That’s all.
 

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So, as of the end of the test Telegram ate 68.2 MB of RAM at 0.2% of the load on the processor, which proves the theory about how to disable the animation in order to save resources. In general, a very good result, which complements the meager flow of mobile traffic. Bravo, writers!
 

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Conclusion

Telegram – a great alternative Whats App, ICQ, and Viber, which we so value and love. The picture was slightly spoils the troubles with the Russian language, which would alienate from the messenger “dummies”, but otherwise some advantages.
 

Beautiful interface, the minimum bandwidth consumption and system resources, excellent protection against unauthorized access and confidential communication, the ability to send absolutely any media and make their own stickers, as it was implemented in the Messenger Facebook. In general, it remains only to add voice calls at low rates, and video chat.
 

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Создатель антивирусов получил 10 лет тюрьмы за взлом Android – Mail.Ru

Within four months Culbertson worked in the firm FireEye, dedicated to the development of anti-virus software for Android-Gadget. It is the responsibility of the programmer included solutions to optimize search engines malware for OS Android.

Note that FireEye, like Trend Micro, and a number of other companies are often accused of attacks on US computer systems group of pro-Russian hackers. In particular, in late July FireEye published a report which stated that the use of backdoor Hammertos to mask malicious activity in traffic Twitter, GitHub, and cloud storage.

Dendroid – application designed Culbertson in 2014 together with Dutch counterpart under the name Mike. Basic functionality Dendroid enables the development of spyware applications for Android-gadgets that can seamlessly shoot at the camera smartphone or tablet, record video and audio, is on the devices photo, and then send the malicious file.

At the forum Darkode program sold priced at $ 300. The developers are also offered on a competitive basis the application source code so that other users have also been able to create their own version of the tool with minimal effort.

In Google Play in 2014 was found at least one application that was developed using Dendroid. To get in the official catalog it could due to the fact that the passed system Bouncer, which Google uses to check for published applications.

At the trial Culbertson apologized to users, hack smartphones which helped develop their tools, and promised that in the future their skills will be used exclusively to combat viruses. Despite the fact that the judge chose the maximum penalty, virus writers are likely to be released early. By virtue of the penalty shall enter December 2, 2015, and before that the convicted person will be free – he is not a threat to society, so the bail in the amount of $ 10 thousand. But will he be able to continue their studies at the university, it is still unknown.

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Creator antivirus received 10 years in prison for hacking Android – Mail.Ru

Within four months Culbertson worked in the firm FireEye, dedicated to the development of anti-virus software for Android-Gadget. It is the responsibility of the programmer included solutions to optimize search engines malware for OS Android.

Note that FireEye, like Trend Micro, and a number of other companies are often accused of attacks on US computer systems group of pro-Russian hackers. In particular, in late July FireEye published a report which stated that the use of backdoor Hammertos to mask malicious activity in traffic Twitter, GitHub, and cloud storage.

Dendroid – application designed Culbertson in 2014 together with Dutch counterpart under the name Mike. Basic functionality Dendroid enables the development of spyware applications for Android-gadgets that can seamlessly shoot at the camera smartphone or tablet, record video and audio, is on the devices photo, and then send the malicious file.

At the forum Darkode program sold priced at $ 300. The developers are also offered on a competitive basis the application source code so that other users have also been able to create their own version of the tool with minimal effort.

In Google Play in 2014 was found at least one application that was developed using Dendroid. To get in the official catalog it could due to the fact that the passed system Bouncer, which Google uses to check for published applications.

At the trial Culbertson apologized to users, hack smartphones which helped develop their tools, and promised that in the future their skills will be used exclusively to combat viruses. Despite the fact that the judge chose the maximum penalty, virus writers are likely to be released early. By virtue of the penalty shall enter December 2, 2015, and before that the convicted person will be free – he is not a threat to society, so the bail in the amount of $ 10 thousand. But will he be able to continue their studies at the university, it is still unknown.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

IPhone users healthier owners of Android-smartphone – Mail.Ru

Service Eat24 for three months collecting information about what people bought their applications for different mobile operating system and compared the data between iOS- and Android-users. 27 3% of iPhone users are choosing the filter “healthy eating” in the preparation of the order, while in the “green robots” This filter uses far less popular – only 17.8% refer to this sort available to service products.

Of course, the use of a filter does not mean that users have to buy healthy food, and speaks only of primary interest, which also noted the researchers. N if you look at Statistics with orders, it becomes clear that the vegetables are still more likely to buy the owners of iPhone – 35% against 28% on Android. But those who use a smartphone with a “green robot” by as much as 10% more likely to choose hot dishes, so that enjoyment of food they receive is likely much larger.

By the way, home delivery iPhone users bought half as often, preferring to reach for food on their own. Not the fact that they follow it on foot, of course, but clearly commit more gestures for food, rather than the owners of Android-smartphone.

In the end the company holds more cheerful parallel, noting that the logo Apple (somehow issledovateliotdali prefer the old “rainbow” Variations ) – it is an apple, and all versions of Android, starting with the 1.5 Cupcake, contain the name of a variety of sweets. It seems that this is the most impressive argument in the dispute of who the owners of smartphones with iOS and Android healthier. Users select smartphones, depending on what the logo at their gadget called themselves like OSes. And the devices themselves, the possibility of the operating system, the ecosystem – is secondary.

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