Items tagged with: mobile
How to use Google Maps to help someone find you | The Verge
Google Maps is great for helping you find your way — or even helping you find your car — but the app can also help other people find you.I bet someone's going to find this useful.
Maps has an easily overlooked feature for sharing your real-time whereabouts with someone so they can see exactly where you are, even if you’re moving, and then navigate to your location. You can use the same feature to let a trusted person keep tabs on your travel progress to a particular place and know precisely when you’re set to arrive.
The best part? It’s all incredibly simple to do. The trick is knowing where to look.
#technology #mobile #mapping #Google #maps
Apple & Google celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day with featured apps, new shortcuts | TechCrunch
With last fall’s release of iOS 12, Apple introduced Siri Shortcuts — a new app that allows iPhone users to create their own voice commands to take actions on their phone and in apps. Today, Apple is celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) by rolling out a practical, accessibility-focused collection of new Siri Shortcuts, alongside accessibility-focused App Store features and collections.#technology #mobile #Apple #Google #iOS #Android #accessibility #disability
Google is doing something similar for Android users on Google Play.
Google Assistant might get a radical redesign | Android Authority
During its developer conference earlier in May, Google showed off an improved Google Assistant that will debut later this year. However, several Reddit users reported earlier today that Google is also working on a dramatically different design for its virtual assistant.#technology #mobile #Google #Assistant
Google makes travel planning easier | TechCrunch
Google today announced a major revamp of its travel planning tools on the web. After launching a similar set of tools on mobile last year, the company today announced that google.com/travel on the web will now let you see information about all of your previously reserved trips and easily switch between flight, hotel and package searches.#technology #mobile #Google #travel
WhatsApp hack: have I been affected and what should I do? | The Guardian
Users are being urged to update their WhatsApp smartphone apps immediately because of a security bug that allows hackers to take over your phone by simply calling it, whether or not you answerThis could affect you if you use WhatsApp on iOS, Android, Windows Phone, or Tizen.
#technology #mobile #WhatsApp
/e/ Rolls Out A Privacy-Focused Android Smartphone Line That Isn’t All Googled Up
Smart devices are necessary and ubiquitous in 2019, but it can be difficult to find a operating system or service that fully respects your privacy. Many users are concerned that major tech companies like Google are stealing and sharing your data. Now you do not need to choose between security and convenience. The e Foundation or /e/ will soon offer refurbished smartphones with its own /e/ operating system.
The e Foundation, or /e/, is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in 2018. Their mission is to provide an open-source OS and other mobile services that respect user privacy and are easy to use. They launched their own OS beta this past September and many people enjoyed it. The non-profit now plans to release refurbished smartphones with the /e/OS pre-installed. They argue that refurbished devices are the more economical and environmentally-friendly option.
**Sidestepping Apple: the third-party tinkerers fighting for your right to repair
| The Guardian**
hen Jessa Jones’s twin daughters flushed her iPhone 4S down the toilet, she decided that she was going to fix it herself. She took the toilet apart in her backyard, retrieved the device, and then searched online for how to make it turn on again.She not only went on to fix it, she started a repair business.
Jones soon had more business than she could handle. After recruiting other stay-at-home moms in her neighborhood and teaching them electronics repair, she launched a small business from her dining room called MommyFixits.#technology #mobile
HTC is launching a cheaper version of its blockchain phone | TechRadar
HTC isn't giving up on its blockchain phone strategy: following on from the Exodus 1 that launched late in 2018, the company has revealed a cheaper version of the phone is going on sale later this year.Um... why?
We don't have many details about the handset yet, but HTC has said the phone will run as a full node – in other words, it will validate and relay Bitcoin transactions, and help keep the blockchain network running.Yes, but...
To do that it's going to have to hold the entire Bitcoin blockchain (200GB and growing)And how long is it going to be before that doubles?
#technology #mobile #HTC #Bitcoin #blockchain
/e/ Rolls Out A Privacy-Focused Android Smartphone Line That Isn’t All Googled Up | HotHardware
Smart devices are necessary and ubiquitous in 2019, but it can be difficult to find a operating system or service that fully respects your privacy. Many users are concerned that major tech companies like Google are stealing and sharing your data. Now you do not need to choose between security and convenience. The e Foundation or /e/ will soon offer refurbished smartphones with its own /e/ operating system.#technology #mobile #Android
WhatsApp is ending support for Windows Phone, and old Android / iOS devices | TechRadar
In a blog post, WhatsApp has announced it is to stop supporting handsets running the Windows Phone operating system as of December 31, 2019, and all phones on iOS 7 or older, and Android 2.3.7 and older, as of February 1 2020.These are really old versions of Android they're talking about, but I bet someone is still using them.
#technology #mobile #WhatsApp #Android #iOS #WindowsPhone
Drawing - 966 × 1350 px - 906 kb PNG - Page 82 of Phill from GCHQ - In which Britain’s largest cathedral plays a role.
Made with the following open source software:
The comic can also be read in French, German and Danish
like all other works on this profile this work is licensed under a
Attribute - Katharsisdrill - Link to: https://www.datataffel.dk/u/katharsisdrill
#art #Krita #Inkscape #Gimp #Mageia #drawing #Illustration #comic #comics #bd #bande-dessinée #Phill #Phillfromgchq #cathedral #Christ #cipher #code #riddle #Liverpool #mobile #GPS
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19853247
Posted by mikece (karma: 2966)
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Google reveals "10 times faster" next generation Google Assistant | Android Authority
Google has announced a big upgrade to Google Assistant on stage at Google I/O 2019. The new version will run on devices rather than in the cloud, helping Assistant perform up to 10 times faster than the current model — and it’s packed with new features.#technology #mobile #Google #assistant
Purism stuff is extremely pricey for me. As much as I want a handheld device that's based on free software. I can't afford it. And even if I could, it's really-really don't give back to me that much, that I can justify the price.
How about different tier devices? I just want to have a phone that I can call people with, listen to podcast, read the news in a non-flashy way (no flipboard kind of bullshit). I am sure for a device like this I don't have to pay 600+ euros (and no guarantee that it will work for let's say 4-5 years later).
**That's why I have a simple feature phone, which has proprietary-only software.**
Android is also not a good solution, most stuff are proprietary too, and you have to have significant knowledge to de-googlify your phone or tablet. (f-droid is nice though, keep working people, you are awesome!)
Android itself is built for pricey phones. On a low end hardware it's just shit.
But ultimately it's about convenience. How good would have been an Ubuntu phone or a Mozilla phone. But because it's not android (and they had to support android, because then nobody would have tried it), nobody cares...
Rant over (almost)
#purism #android #smartphones #mobile #google #ubuntu #mozilla
The increase in digital media use may have had a bigger impact on teens and young adults because older adults' social lives are more stable and might have changed less than teens' social lives have in the last ten years, said Twenge. Older adults might also be less likely to use digital #media in a way that interferes with sleep — for example, they might be better at not staying up late on their phones or using them in the middle of the night.#Internet #mobile #socialMedia #news #Problem #Teenager #society
Windows preview brings Android notifications to your PC | Engadget
Microsoft has fulfilled one of the larger promises behind its Your Phone software -- if you're willing to experiment a bit. The developer has released a Windows Insider Preview that displays Android notifications on your PC.#technology #computing #mobile #Microsoft #Android
First new feature integrated during the #diasporaHackathon: I added a manifest file so diaspora* can now easily be pinned as a Progressive Web Application on your phone. At the moment, it will only allow you to have a full screen experience and a quick access from the home screen, but I hope to continue improving the mobile experience on diaspora*.
This feature is only available on the develop branch at the moment but will be part of the next minor version coming in a few weeks.
To enable it at that time, you simply need to tap on the house icon with a + in it if you're using Firefox for Android, or to go to the menu and tap "Add to home screen" if you're using Chrome or Safari.
#pwa #progressivewebapp #diaspora-dev #android #ios #mobile #diaspora
HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19752376
Posted by edward (karma: 22425)
Post stats: Points: 103 - Comments: 54 - 2019-04-25T20:48:54Z
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