Microsoft and Samsung need each other now more than ever

Outside of its hardware announcements, one of the bigger takeaways from yesterday’s Samsung event was its ever-closer relationship with Microsoft. The two companies are partnering together on everything from mobile gaming bundles, to optimizing their apps and integrating their software. They even…

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Google launches Android 11 Beta 3, lets COVID-19 apps work with location off

Google today launched Android 11 Beta the seventh and final preview of its next mobile OS version. Beta 3 puts Android 11 into release candidate status, which means Google is done putting the finishing touches on the new platform. This is the last chance developers have to make sure their apps and games are ready before Google starts rolling out Android 11 to businesses and consumers.

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The Trump Administration Wants Apple to Remove ‘Untrusted’ Chinese Apps from the App Store

China may no longer be the only regime putting pressure on Apple to remove unsanctioned content from the App Store, as the Trump administration prepares a list of “untrusted” Chinese apps that be banned from sale in the U.S.
Proposed as part of what it’s calling the “Clean Network” initiative,…

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Google launches the final beta of Android 11

With the launch of 11 getting closer, Google today launched the third and final beta of its mobile operating system ahead of its general availability. had previously delayed the beta program by about a month because of the coronavirus pandemic. Since Android 11 had already reached platform stability with Beta most of the changes here are fixes and optimizations.

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Forget Apple, Intel Is A 3x Better Investment (NASDAQ:INTC)

Apple and Intel are both cash flow machines. Which could be the better investment? They have about the same 5-year revenue growth, but Intel has over 2x higher net income and EPS growth. Since Intel has a lower base revenue, it also has arguably higher continued growth prospects. Both have a similar dividend payout ratio.

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U.K. Collaborative Cyber Security Policing Model, 2020 and Beyond—Panel Discussion

U.K. Collaborative Cyber Security Policing Model Panel Discussion was Co-Hosted by Tyler Cohen Wood CISSP and we had the privilege to speak with Peter Goodman – National Police Lead for Serious and Organised Crime at the National Police Chief’s Council- (retiring from the Police this Friday…

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Microsoft Your Phone gains Android app control w/ Samsung Galaxy devices

During the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked livestream, the South Korean firm talked up even tighter collaborations with Microsoft. This is manifesting itself with Android app control on selected Galaxy devices when using the Microsoft Your Phone app. Microsoft announced the move while simultaneously teasing that you’ll be able to run multiple Android apps at the same when the Your Phone app gets updated later this year.

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The 6 Best Software Keyboards for Android

Justin Duino
While you probably don’t think about it much, your phone’s keyboard is one of the most heavily used things on your phone. So, if you don’t like yours, or if it keeps auto-correcting to a typo or doesn’t have the features you want, why not get a new one?
What to Look for in an…

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Microsoft and Samsung bring more seamless connectivity between their devices

The partnership between Microsoft and Samsung has brought a lot of good things to those who use devices from the two tech giants. The Your Phone app and the Link to Windows integration has been one of the best things to happen if you have a Windows 10 laptop and a Samsung smartphone. Now with the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Note20, we’ll see more tools and features so you can seamlessly work on your laptop without having to bring out your smartphone every once in a while.

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iOS and Android users: You’re getting these new Google Docs, Sheets, Slides features

Google has announced a slew of new features coming to G Suite apps on iOS and Android in the next weeks and months. Google brought its Microsoft Office editing feature to its G Suite apps for the web last year, allowing users to edit, comment, and collaborate on Microsoft Office files using Google’s apps.

Link: iOS and Android users: You’re getting these new Google Docs, Sheets, Slides features
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Samsung and Microsoft extend Windows and Office 365 integration

At the recent Galaxy Unpacked 2020 live-streamed event, Samsung announced an expansion of its relationship with Microsoft, along with several new smart devices. Experts believe the integration that this relationship now offers puts Samsung devices combined with Windows PCs on par with the Apple IoS/macOS ecosystem.

Link: Samsung and Microsoft extend Windows and Office 365 integration
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White House wants to ‘clean’ Chinese apps from App Store

After Trump announced that TikTok would be banned from the US unless it was bought by an American company, the White House has now said it wants to ‘clean’ Chinese apps from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. CNBC reports on an initiative whose very name seems guaranteed to cause offence. The Trump administration wants to remove “untrusted” Chinese tech apps like TikTok and WeChat from U.app stores, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday, detailing a new five-pronged “Clean Network” effort aimed at curbing potential national security risks.

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