Apps News: Samsung launches ‘iTest,’ a new web app for turning your iPhone into a Galaxy device – 9to5Mac

Larger Font | – Smaller Font Details Written by Category: Mobile Tech Gadget News Samsung is increasing its efforts to win over iPhone customers. The smartphone maker has launched a new website called “iTest,” and it allows iPhone users to “get a little taste of Samsung” through a web application that simulates the Android experience.

Link: Apps News: Samsung launches ‘iTest,’ a new web app for turning your iPhone into a Galaxy device – 9to5Mac
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Apple Admits Why It Keeps iMessage Off Android

Epic and Apple are preparing to battle it out in court over the App Store (remember that whole Fortnite debacle?), so in the lead-up to that showdown, both sides presented filings where they laid out their cases. In the filing published by Epic, where they spent time deposing prominent Apple…

Link: Apple Admits Why It Keeps iMessage Off Android
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Epic, Apple Reveal Arguments Ahead Of Trial

Epic Games and Apple outlined their arguments in a dispute over Apple’s control of the App Store before an antitrust trial set to begin next month through their own separate legal filings, CNBC reported. Apple will contend that its 30 percent commission basically matches that of digital stores such as Google Play or shops for video game hardware, while its fee has fallen over time.

Link: Epic, Apple Reveal Arguments Ahead Of Trial
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Apple admits that iMessage for Android was killed to keep its walled garden

The legal conflict between Epic Games and Apple has already had some fairly substantial fallout. The court of public opinion has already pressed Apple and Google to reduce marketplace fees for developers on the App Store and Play Store, and a number of Apple’s antics have fallen under the scrutiny of politicians and the general public.

Link: Apple admits that iMessage for Android was killed to keep its walled garden
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Microsoft previews OpenJDK distro to the delight of devs

Overall, the Microsoft OpenJDK move has been met with acceptance from the Java community. “It is great to see them taking this step to actively engage with the Java community through OpenJDK and Adoptium,” Milinkovich said. “The big winners here are enterprise Java developers who want to include Azure as a potential platform for their cloud-based Java deployments.” Azul, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., has one of the most popular distributions of OpenJDK.

Link: Microsoft previews OpenJDK distro to the delight of devs
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Rust To Provide New Foundations for Android OS Security

Google will use Rust to prevent memory bugs in the Android OS, one of the most frequent cause of security vulnerabilities. As a first step in this direction, the Android Open Source Project now supports Rust as an OS development language.
According to Jeff Vander Stoep and Stephen Hines,…

Link: Rust To Provide New Foundations for Android OS Security
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Apple, Epic Games lay out detailed arguments for upcoming legal battle

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With Epic Games and Apple set to face off before a judge in their high-profile trial in just a few weeks, new court filings from both companies outline the evidence and arguments…

Link: Apple, Epic Games lay out detailed arguments for upcoming legal battle
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Stock market cage match: Traders on whether Apple or Microsoft is the better buy

It’s a battle royal between the two largest S&P 500 stocks. In one corner of the ring, Microsoft keeps hitting records; in the other, Apple has not reached a new high since January. CNBC’s “Trading Nation” asked two traders which is the better bet: the champion Microsoft or recent underdog Apple? “It depends on what you value more.

Link: Stock market cage match: Traders on whether Apple or Microsoft is the better buy
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Microsoft says the iPad Pro is a pitiful ripoff

I don’t know what’s got into Microsoft lately. Follow along as we break down each iPad model. Perhaps Tim Cook has been sending derogatory texts to Satya Nadella. Perhaps there’s been some peculiar shortfall in sales targets. Whatever it might be, Microsoft is straining every sinew to snarl, scoff, and spit at Apple’s products.

Link: Microsoft says the iPad Pro is a pitiful ripoff
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Cyber Security: There Are Still Problems at the Top

The survey released by BT Security in January 2021 (“CISOs under the spotlight”) is interesting, if only by the size of the population surveyed (over 7,000 people) and its triple focus on consumers, employees and business leaders. But its findings are problematic, in particular in what they reveal of the attitude of senior executives towards cyber security, and the persistence of some problems at the top.

Link: Cyber Security: There Are Still Problems at the Top
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Redefining Communications For Today’s Mobile Workforce

Communicating with personnel has always been a challenge for companies that have workers in the field, widespread workforces in siloed divisions, and office locations, or deskless staff who travel. Now, with the onset of COVID-19 all but eradicating traditional in-person relationships, many in-office team members have been working remotely for more than a year.

Link: Redefining Communications For Today’s Mobile Workforce
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