Android smartphone and tablet games are designed to be compelling and addictive; their sales figures back this up. But quite often it would be great to be able to carry on playing a game after your battery has run down, or you’ve sat down in front of your PC or laptop.
Link: How to Play Android Games on Your PC
E733: News Roundtable! Molly Wood (Marketplace) & Ben Parr (Octane AI): future of net neutrality, Google Lens & iPhone-less pre. News Roundtable! Molly Wood of Marketplace and Ben Parr of Octane AI are in the studio to talk with Jason about the latest tech news. On tap: the relevance of net neutrality for the startup economy, what lies ahead for Google Lens, Uber Freight connecting truck drivers with shipments, Biz Stone’s return to Twitter, Elon Musk’s new underground tunnel project, drone skydiving, and more.
Link: Audio by ThisWeekIn on Apple Podcasts
Apple is ramping up its efforts to entice Android users over to the dark side. Or, to put it slightly less melodramatically, from Android to iOS. The company has launched a new website prodding Android users to wake up and smell the coffee Siri is brewing like a digital hipster.
Android and iOS…
Link: Apple Begs Android Users to Switch to iPhone
City Furniture, a regional furniture retailer with stores across Florida, has launched three of IBM’s MobileFirst for iOS apps — Sales Assist, Payment and Finance — for the iPad Pro device to be used by its in-store associates as they seek to make the shopping experience more efficient and personalized for customers, according to a press release emailed to Retail Dive.
Link: City Furniture equips store associates with IBM mobile apps
If you’re choosing a new Chromebook and care about Android app performance, then consider an ARM-based model. Google’s Chromebook platform is getting a real shot in the arm with the impending widespread arrival of Android app support. Some newer Chromebooks are already supported, while most older machines have not yet received the necessary bits.
Link: Intel-based Chromebooks fall behind when running Android apps
Having worked with many entrepreneurs and startups over the years, I’ve heard about all sorts of apps, tips and tools across just about every category of running a small business. Sometimes clients, particularly new companies that are just getting established, ask: are there any basic tools that you might recommend?
Link: Starter Guide: Apps & Tools for Businesses on a Shoestring Budget
This one really goes below the surface. At an event in China today, Microsoft announced the new Surface Pro, which will become available on June 15 for $799. (You can already pre-order one.). The new model looks exactly like the Surface Pro 4 in almost every way, but it has a wealth of new features under the hood.
Link: Microsoft Just Announced the Best Laptop They Have Ever Made