A number of Yahoo insiders I have talked to said her plan to pitch Apple on the idea as its marquee mobile search partner is far along. The company has prepared detailed decks, including images of what such a search product would look like, and hopes to present them to Apple execs.
I can't see Apple dumping Google as the default search option for iOS considering what happened when they did the same for Maps. That's not to say it won't happen in the future, but I don't think it's feasible right now.
Online security is no joke. Almost every week there is another story about a service I use having a security breach. These things happen - which is why you should take them seriously.
That didn't take long.
Samsung’s hotly anticipated Galaxy S5 smartphone just debuted a few short days ago, but the device is already being sold at a big discount. Verizon Wireless’ version of the new flagship phone, which normally starts at $199.99 on contract for the 16GB model, can now be ordered from Amazon for just $99.99 — a discount of 50% off the up-front cost of the phone.
Even though Apple and Google already offer most of the proposed services, it's great to see the major smartphone companies coming together for a common goal.
I've never had to personally deal with the theft of my phone, but I know a few people who have had to - and it sucks.
Since I'm already on the subject of the S5's fingerprint reader:
Remember back in September when a couple of researchers figured out how to bypass the iPhone 5S’ fingerprint lock with a fancy fake rubber finger?
Turns out, the fingerprint sensor on Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 falls victim to the very same trick. They didn’t even have to make a new mold.
When it comes to Samsung’s fingerprint scanner technology embedded in the home button on the new Galaxy S5, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that we have spent plenty of time testing it, and we’ve found that it works very well. The bad news, however, is that it has apparently already been hacked, leaving Galaxy S5 owners’ devices and their PayPal accounts at risk.
Microsoft is starting to make some strides with the Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade. I just have to wonder if it's already too late, especially in regards to building a competitive app platform.
Windows Phone 8.1 is a good operating system. It can’t hide the still-lacking Windows Phone Store, which simply still doesn’t have the quantity or quality or timeliness of apps that Android and iOS do, but it goes a long way toward making Windows Phone feel competitive.
How does one neutralize a tsunami anyways?
"As you know, there will be a tsunami when iPhone 5 is coming. This will be happening sometime in September or October," Sohn warned in a message dated June 5, 2012. "According to CEO's direction, we have to set up a counter plan to neutralize this tsunami," he added, referring to JK Shin, the head of Samsung's mobile business.