Our Android expert highlights the standout apps in the categories that matter most to busy professionals: office apps, privacy and security apps, email and texting apps, note-taking apps, apps for team collaboration, apps for organizing your life, and more.Turn your productivity up a notch with these next-level tips for Google's Android Oreo (8.0 and 8.1) software.Solve all your Android 9 irritations with these easy-to-follow fixes for common Pie problems.Here's everything you need to successfully switch from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel or any other Android device.These level-headed steps are all you need to keep the boogeyman at bay.Find even more Android security tips and techniques, along with a healthy dose of clear-eyed analysis, at this comprehensive collection of resources.
Technology giants rely heavily on Wikipedia’s extensive database to source information for their platforms.So it’s only fair that they show interest in the long-term sustainability of the online encyclopedia.The Wikimedia Foundation announced late Thursday that Facebook has contributed $1 million to Wikimedia Endowment, a fund to financially support the online encyclopedia and other Wikimedia projects.“We are grateful to Facebook for this support, and hope this marks the beginning of a long-term collaboration to support Wikipedia’s future,” Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said in a statement.Founded in 2016, Wikimedia Endowment is designed to support the work that goes on at various Wikimedia projects, ensuring that it remains an independent endeavor.“Through its nearly 18 years of existence, Wikipedia has become a trusted resource for hundreds of millions of people around the world.
An estimated 597 homeless people died in 2017 - a massive 24% increase over the last five years - the Office for National Statistics has said.Men made up 84% of the deaths and over half were due to drug poisoning, liver disease or suicide.Drug poisoning alone made up 32% of the total.·London and the North West of England had the highest mortality of homeless people, both in numbers and per-million population of the region.“These are some of the most vulnerable members of our society so it was vital that we produced estimates of sufficient quality to properly shine a light on this critical issue.We estimate that in 2017 there were 597 deaths of homeless people in England and Wales, a rise of 24 per cent since 2013.
After a long year fighting underage use of its products, Juul Labs has today struck a deal with Altria Group, the owners of Philip Morris USA and makers of Marlboro cigarettes.The deal values Juul at $38 billion, according to Bloomberg, and injects the company with a fresh $12.8 billion in exchange for a 35 percent stake in Juul Labs.But over the course of the last several months we were convinced by actions, not words, that in fact this partnership could help accelerate our success switching adult smokers.He goes on to explain the strict criteria Juul Labs had for a potential investor, particularly one from the Big Tobacco space.In November, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced new measures for the e-cig industry meant to keep the products out of the hands of teens.But after nearly a year of playing defense, this new deal marks a bit of an offensive push from Juul Labs.
A coalition of twenty-two consumer and public health advocacy groups, led by Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), have today filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission asking them to investigate and sanction Google for how its Google Play Store markets apps to children.The complaint states that Google features apps designed for very young children in its Play Store’s “Family” section, many of which are violating federal children’s privacy law, exposing kids to inappropriate content, and disregarding Google’s own policies by luring kids into making in-app purchases and watching ads.Google first introduced its “Designed for Families” program back in 2015, which gives developers of kid-friendly apps meeting certain guidelines additional visibility in the Play Store.To qualify, “Family” apps must abide by specific content policies, Google’s Developer Distribution Agreement, and the Designed for Families DDA Addendum.Above: Google Play store showcases children’s content in its own dedicated sectionsBut the new FTC complaint claims that Google is not verifying COPPA compliance when it accepts these apps and, as a result, many are in continual violation of the law.
That's the take away from two comprehensive reports on Russia's social media manipulation efforts released on Monday.One is from researchers at New Knowledge, a cybersecurity firm, and the other from researchers at Oxford University's Computational Propaganda Research Project and Graphika.The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence provided the data for the reports, which it received from companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter.This is the first complete analysis of Russia's disinformation efforts during the 2016 US presidential election from a third party outside of the social networks."Our singular focus is to improve the health of the public conversation on our platform, and protecting the integrity of elections is an important aspect of that mission," a Twitter spokesperson said in an email.The report highlighted how Russian influencers used social media to suppress voter turnout, deepen political divisions with controversial topics like race, gun control and immigration, and targeted Americans through focused pages like "Being Patriotic," "Blacktivist" and "United Muslims of America."
Svenska Strawbees har på några år gått från ett leksaksbolag till ett edtechbolag.Bolaget säljer digitala hjälpmedel till skolor som ska lära barn kreativt tänkande och förstå ingenjörskap, programmering, och hållbarhet.”Vår lösning liknar väldigt mycket den som Lego har, med ett konstruktionssystem och programmering.Skillnaden är att vi kostar en fjärdedel så mycket.Det gör oss väldigt intressanta för marknader som annars inte har råd med Lego, som Afrika, Sydostasien och Sydamerika”, har medgrundaren Erik Bergelin tidigare sagt till Di Digital.Nu har Strawbees säkrat en investering på 20 miljoner kronor från Tommy Jacobsons investeringsbolag Zenith.
Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you'll find interesting and useful.If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners.In 2008, a Nielson Norman Group study found that during the average person's visit to any given web page, they only have time to read 28 percent of its content.Given the extent to which the internet has grown over the past decade, in terms of the quantity of both information and digital distractions, you'd have good reason to believe that today's numbers are even measlier.For businesses, that means every single word on their website matters—and that's where skilled copywriters come in.As the professionals responsible for crafting compelling promotional text for marketing campaigns, they can quite literally be the ticket to a site's success.
PUBG Mobile is one of the most popular Android games at the moment with well over 100 million downloads.You play as a mercenary who parachutes onto an island along with up to 99 other players.Once you land, you have to find weapons, ammo, and other supplies, and then try to take out as many other players as possible.The last man standing wins.In this quiz, we’ll test out just how familiar you really are with the battle royale game.The questions revolve around weapons, controls, vehicles, maps, and more.
Though many people still scratch their head at the idea of watching people play video games, Twitch and its content creators have proven that the platform is attractive (even beloved) to tens of millions of people.Got a friend or loved one who believes they have the skill, personality and wide open schedule to be successful on Twitch?Chances are if someone wants to stream games, they’ve already got a platform of choice, so we’re not going to go into detail on what type of PC or console to buy.)It supports both USB and XLR, giving users plenty of flexibility if they want to use it for multiple purposes (like, say, podcasting) or across various audio interfaces.It captures 1080p/30fps or 720p/60fps video and offers a 78-degree field of view, with particularly good low-light capabilities and solid autofocus.As a bonus, the C922 offers background replacement, letting users green screen out everything behind the streamer to show even more of the game.
As biometric systems -- technologies which measure biological information to identify a person -- continue to advance, their potential impact on health care capabilities surge.Via tools such as fingerprint recognition, face recognition, iris and retina recognition, and vein recognition, health care workers are provided with increasingly sophisticated ways to monitor patients.Researchers from Penn State and Johns Hopkin University are working to develop additional capabilities by capturing vital signs of patients in resource-constrained environments with a device most Americans use every day -- a cellphone camera.Funded by an initial $100,000 pilot grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the project, "Non-Contact Estimation of Biomarkers in Resource-Constrained Environments," uses cellphone camera and computer vision techniques to capture patients' vital signs at distances of up to four feet away -- a critical distance needed for highly contagious diseases like Ebola or tuberculosis.Led by Conrad Tucker, associate professor of engineering design and industrial engineering at Penn State, the mobile application will register natural head and body movements, distinguish between different skin tones and lighting conditions, and capture vital signs such as an individual's pulse rate.Collaborators at Johns Hopkins include Dr. William Checkley, associate professor of medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Non Communicable Diseases Research and Training, and his team of researchers.
When bacteria or viruses enter the body, proteins on their surfaces are recognized and processed to activate T cells, white blood cells with critical roles in fighting infections.During T-cell activation, a molecular complex known as the microtubule-organizing center (MTOC) moves to a central location on the surface of the T-cell.Microtubules have several important functions, including determining cell shape and cell division.Thus, MTOC repositioning plays a critical role in the immune response initiated by activated T cells.In a recent publication in Scientific Reports, the first authors Lim Wei Ming and Yuma Ito, along with their colleagues at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), provide compelling evidence that a key protein responsible for the relocation of the MTOC in activated T cells is a molecule known as CLIP-170, a microtubule-binding protein.The researchers used live-cell imaging to uncover the mechanism of MTOC relocation.
Rumors suggest Google will announce the termination of Google Allo soon.The Google Allo chat app was one of the company’s short-lived messaging app attempts.Most of the Google Allo team are working on Android Messages now, which will likely be Google’s messaging focus going forward.If for some reason you’re still using Google Allo, you might not be able to use it for much longer.According to 9to5Google, we can soon expect Google to announce the beginning of the end for the company’s short-lived chat app.9to5Google also recently broke the news that Google plans to dramatically change the way Google Hangouts works.
The Minecraft Marketplace continues to draw in more people than ever with free content.That led to yet another huge spikes in downloads for the month to 2,255,888.That’s up from 1,351,438 in September.While many people are downloading the free promotional worlds and experiences, that should get people used to the idea of using the store.And creators could see even more sales in the future as a result.As with September, a lot of the free content in October came from The Minecraft Team’s MineCon Earth fan event.
Bolaget grundades under sommaren förra året och ska redan nu ha cirka 3 000 konsulter som jobbar på 200 olika vårdavdelningar i landet.”Vi vill att vårdpersonalen ska vara samhällets mest nöjda yrkesgrupp.Både på individnivå men också för samhället i stort”, säger Kave Soultani, medgrundare och vd.Idén till en digital tjänst för bemanning inom vården kom till när Kave Soultani tillsammans med Niclas Nilsson, som också är medgrundare, gjorde sitt examensarbete hos ett bemanningsföretag för vården.När man skulle göra slag i sak tog man också in de två utvecklarna Herman Nilsson och Emil Bjurström i projektet.Under sitt första halvår omsatte bolaget 1,8 Mkr.
Cheetah Mobile’s CM browser, CooTek’s TouchPal keyboard, and Mango TV were all singled out for weak protection of user privacy in recently released survey results by Shanghai’s Consumer Council.On Wednesday afternoon, the council pointed out that all three phone apps require text-related permissions that are apparently unrelated to their functions.The CM browser also requests call-related permission and suffers from a low-level Android application program interface (API), which could compromise data privacy.The TouchPal keyboard additionally requests information related to user location.The deputy-secretary general of the council told The Paper that with text-related permissions, an app might be able to send messages from users’ phones without their knowledge.The report also states that the CM Browser was able to listen in on outgoing calls.
And business seems to be good: eXp's stock price has almost quadrupled since this time last year, giving it a market cap of over $610 million.A small office in Bellingham, WA serves as its headquarters because of "a legal requirement," the company says, but the real work gets done in the digital realm.The company says that maintaining a virtual office, which gets about 8,000 unique visitors a month, gives it some advantages."We found that we have an ability that's hard to find in the physical world," said CTO Scott Petronis, referring to the ease of internal communication.It took me a minute to realize that I was supposed to customize this guy to look like me.It's really meant for taking conference calls in a pinch.
Interesting news on the Samsung Galaxy Flex today: a tipster tells us that the folding phone is looking very much like it'll only be available at the Samsung online store and EE.Assuming the deal goes ahead as planned, EE will offer the Galaxy Flex both on contract and SIM-free, while the Samsung store will only be offering it SIM-free.And you probably will want to pay monthly rather than all at once, because it's gonna cost you.Shocking as that may be, this info roughly matches up with what we've heard before.The Flex will apparently be available in multiple versions, and highest-end one will be around the £2k mark.We've only just seen phones break the £1,000 barrier, and now they're about to double it.
Starting with that first article published by the Guardian that revealed a National Security Agency program gathering millions of phone records from Verizon—which gave the agency access to metadata about phone calls placed by or received by everyone in America—the Snowden leaks exposed the inner workings of the NSA's biggest signals intelligence programs."Thanks to Snowden's disclosures, people worldwide were able to engage in an extraordinary and unprecedented debate about government surveillance," the American Civil Liberties Union declared on the fifth anniversary of the Guardian article.While his efforts to create a dialogue about privacy reached many ears and had a direct and tangible impact on areas of Internet technology that had long been vulnerable to mass surveillance, the tangible changes that followed have been more evolutionary than revolutionary."His biggest fear was that the revelations would be ignored or cynically dismissed, and instead we have a global debate."They were doing it entirely in secret, with some limited oversight from the FISC.So there was something about the time when the Snowden documents came out that the public had a greater appetite, or maybe just a bigger awareness, of the privacy problems that were going on."