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Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, televisions, automobiles and other electronics. Applications are usually developed in Java programming language using the Android software development kit (SDK), but other development environments are also available, including Delphi, Ruby and Visual Studio (using C++).

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Free Tool: IP Lookup
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Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

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Warning Uber users!

And they are using this discovery to make a point that they are cleaning up their act. Interesting.  

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing firm ousted its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps, which included a $100,000 payment to the attackers.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-21/uber-concealed-cyberattack-that-exposed-57-million-people-s-data
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by:Juana Villa
WOW!!!
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And now they are buying 27,000 cars for self driving service.

How do you  hop in a car and ask nobody where is the best secrete hidden place for pizza?
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Warning: If your device uses WiFi, it's at risk!
News broke today about the Krack Attack, a new cyber threat that can decrypt and potentially view everything users are doing online. The Krack Attack preys on a weakness in WPA2 protocol. Hackers near the vulnerable devices (Android and Linux are at greatest risk) can retrieve sensitive user data and information.
Steps to Protect:
1. Apply patches as they become available. For phones and computers, the patches will come in the usual update format. For wifi routers, the manufacturer's website will have the patches.
2. Don't use public WiFi, especially for sharing or sending any sensitive information.
3. Double check that you are browsing with HTTPS. If you are unsure, install this plug-in to encrypt your communications with major websites and make your browsing more secure. https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere
4. Otherwise, use Ethernet.

For more tips on how to protect yourself: https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/16/heres-what-you-can-do-to-protect-yourself-from-the-krack-wifi-vulnerability/
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How to Use the Help Bell
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How to Use the Help Bell

Need to boost the visibility of your question for solutions? Use the Experts Exchange Help Bell to confirm priority levels and contact subject-matter experts for question attention.  Check out this how-to article for more information.

Demystifying developers’ dilemma: android or iOS app development

The beginners are worried about which developing system to learn first while the pros are juggling to balance their routine of developing apps and earning profit from both the systems.

#iosappdevelopment #UIdesignapp #androidappdevelopment
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How to recover my lost messages from Android phone ?
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I hope you can find your answer here
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Thanks ,it is very kind of you to help me ,by the way , i have solved this problem ,i have restored deleted messages from my Android phone , fortunately, I recover messages on Android in time, or the data will be overwritten ,
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An article in today's paper headlines that "New Apple Devices get mixed reviews"  

Some bullets:

1. Apple products have gotten bad reviews in the past, only to go on to sell like hotcakes.
2. Most reviewers think the Apple iPhone 8 is OK at best and feel people are waiting for iPhone X. There may be something to that.
3. Most reviewers appear to think the Apple quality is basically intact.
4. Most reviewers thought the Apple visual design was old and Samsung design is cool.

So what will I do?

I had a Blackberry, upgraded to an iPhone 4s, barfed at the size of the 6s Plus and purchased an iPhone SE which is a 6s in an iPhone 5 (not 5s) case.  When it was introduced, it was the fastest smartphone on the planet - BIG battery and SMALL video.

So I do not need to upgrade to iPhone 8. My SE is now running IOS 11 quite happily.  

My phone works. I do not care whether it looks cool. At least it does not melt.
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by:Brian Matis
I've consistently been happy with iPhones and will stick with them, but am very appreciative of advice on ways to switch for those that wish to. Having a strong competitor has helped keep Apple from going stagnant!
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by:Brian Matis
Seems like it!
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Will you buy it if Google Pixel 2 is more or less expensive than iPhone X?
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by:Brian Matis
They've done a lot of similar, super-thorough reviews for Mac OS X as well, that I really love.
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Subject of the week | I'd never make it through my work day without this technology.

My design programs, obviously, and my phone because it's part of me. I actually feel like I'm missing a body part when I don't have my phone.
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Catch the latest release in Malwarebyte for Android against Anti Ransomware.

Malwarebytes for Android can be managed from a desktop widget. The app can also be controlled using SMS to remotely lock a device, remediate a device if it is being held ransom, and reset device pin codes.

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2017/08/25/infosec-product-august-25/
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by:Lucas Bishop
Considering the recent bankbot infestation of the Google Play store, the anti-malware software market for Android is probably about to start booming.
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Important Lessons on Recovering from Petya
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Important Lessons on Recovering from Petya

In their most recent webinar, Skyport Systems explores ways to isolate and protect critical databases to keep the core of your company safe from harm.

If you haven't switched to the latest plan with your carrier, you might be overpaying / being gouged.  Earlier this year I investigated what Verizon had to offer and found out I was paying waaaay too much money.  After collaborating with family members we got 5 of us signed up under one plan and are saving hundreds of dollars a month now.  Family plans save $$$ folks.  And the plan differences between each carrier are not that drastic either.  Verizon and AT&T reign supreme.  Yes, more money, but you have superior service over the cheaper carriers.  Whoever is your carrier, do yourself a favor and take the time to see if you're overpaying and switch plans asap.

https://www.wired.com/2017/08/verizons-unlimited-data-plan-back-heres-compares-carriers
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by:Doug Walton
I think we're paying about $150 for 3 phones on the unlimited plan, but I'd have to double check.  We could be on some old pricing promo, too.

I think AT&T was also advocating for Net Neutrality's removal, but they didn't spend anywhere near as much as Verizon and Comcast.
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#firstworldproblems amirite?

We're paying $260 for 5 lines.
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If you're an app developer (iOS or Android) and want to add facial recognition to your app for free, then you may want to take a peek at ZoOm. Maybe Experts Exchange will add it to their nifty little app.

Side note: You won't be able to use it to replace the fingerprint reader on your iPhone. I too was excited by the prospect of swapping one biometric for another, but sadly it doesn't have that function.
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Interesting... I've seen the rumors that Apple is already planning for the iPhone 8 to use facial recognition for unlocking the phone. Wonder if they'll expose that in their dev APIs for other apps to use and how that'll affect FaceTek.
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Subject of the week | What software update developed in the past year were you the most excited about?

Pokemon Go v0.67.1 brought a lot of people back!
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Oh man, I hope they didn't lower it to 5mph.  I hadn't heard that on Silph Road yet.  Last I remember folks there were saying the speed cap was 11mph.  People who use bicycles for transportation were throwing a fit about the 11mph.  

It does a check every 2-5 minutes, and bases how far you go off of that.
Yes, exactly.  There was a glitch I ran into, and others confirmed it as well, that there is a way to incubate eggs in the time that the calculations are being made where all of a sudden the eggs would hatch (2.0km ones) without even being walked!  I think they eventually patched that.
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I also have the problem where my connection switches between 3g and LTE so often that it's always getting disconnected and not registering the location changes as often as it should.  So half the time (or more) when it tries to do that location check it doesn't register any changes.  It seems to know where I am on the map, but it's losing its log of how far I've gone or something.

I was running long distances (1-3 miles) in a straight line and barely getting 1k before I stopped playing.
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"Subject of the week | What are your favorite smartphone apps?"
Having recently switched from a Blackberry to an Android phone, I am discovering a whole new world of apps. However the main apps I have used so far other than social media are Gasbuddy for finding the best fuel prices, and Fuelly for tracking my fuel consumption.
I have also been looking into an application called Torque for live tracking of vehicle performance data, but have recently changed cars and want to see if it will still do what I want. In fact may even write an an article about that once I get it set up properly.
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by:Daniella Barion
I am learning about a new interesting app every time someone is posting.  For sure I will try some of them.  I also remember when I moved to Sao Paulo (population 12 million) / Brasil I had to buy a huge, heavy book with the city directory, with the street maps. Sometimes to find a place it was a complete nightmare.  Nowadays, with google maps, it would be a dream.
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@Juana, plus Gasbuddy gives you points for participating and virtual ranks as you go. Sounds familiar doesn't it? :-)

Funny enough, I liked the Blackberry version of both these apps better than their Android counterparts.
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What are your favorite smartphone apps?

Calendar, Gmail, Google Drive, SNote, and Etsy. Basically, all the practical apps that keep me organized and on top of things. I was using a sleep app to monitor my cycles, but I've decided to just stop sleeping.
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I was using a sleep app to monitor my cycles, but I've decided to just stop sleeping.
Ha! I know the feeling! I've started using the "Bedtime" feature in iOS's built-in Clock app to remind me to go to bed though, otherwise... yeah... I have a definite tendency to want to stay up too late. I wish I could stop sleeping, but it's never worked out too well ;-)
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by:Jackie Man
My favourite apps are changing regularly as I try many apps on a daily basis.

My current favourite apps are as follows:

1. Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed by NEXON Company
https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/dynasty-warriors-unleashed/id1131126249?mt=8

2. 虾米音乐-听见不同 作者是 Hangzhou Miusike Network Technology,Inc.
https://itunes.apple.com/cn/app/%E8%99%BE%E7%B1%B3%E9%9F%B3%E4%B9%90-%E5%90%AC%E8%A7%81%E4%B8%8D%E5%90%8C/id595594905?mt=8

3. Inbox by Gmail by Google, Inc.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inbox-by-gmail/id905060486?mt=8

4. Google Play Books - Books & Comics by Google, Inc.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-play-books-books-comics/id400989007?mt=8

I am an average user apart from being an IT Helpdesk. Making a work life balance is important to take a relief from our stressful life.
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Do you remember the explosion of SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 7 last year? It is the only smartphone which is not allowed to bring on an airplane.

In last month, SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 7 has been relaunched in South Korea and its name has been changed to SAMSUNG Galaxy Note FE (Fan Edition).

Will you buy it?

https://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Samsung-Galaxy-Note-FE-Fan-Edition-Review_id4381
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by:Katrina Donegan
Great explanation! I've been a fan of the Note series since the very beginning and I hope they've learned their lesson with the Note 7 because I don't see myself having another type of phone. I totally understand the competitive pressure with Apple and it's this competitive spirit that drives technology to improve (some improve more than others, ha!).
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Another reason why Note 6 is skipped is Samsung Galaxy S6 is a failure from not even matching the sales of S5 and number 6 is an unlucky number and regarded as one of the taboos in C level executives of Samsung and is omitted from future smartphone naming except entry level product.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/why-samsung-galaxy-s6-sales-suck/

http://samsungrumors.net/note-6-actually-note-7/
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Android

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Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Android's user interface is based on direct manipulation, using touch gestures that loosely correspond to real-world actions, such as swiping, tapping and pinching, to manipulate on-screen objects, along with a virtual keyboard for text input. In addition to touchscreen devices, variants of Android are also used on notebooks, game consoles, digital cameras, televisions, automobiles and other electronics. Applications are usually developed in Java programming language using the Android software development kit (SDK), but other development environments are also available, including Delphi, Ruby and Visual Studio (using C++).