Google appears to have scored a rather significant hit with the cloud computing universe as they team with Adobe for streaming Photoshop. In the near future, users will be able to work with a full (streamed) version of Photoshop from their Chromebooks with Chrome OS, utilizing the full power of non-local computing and the web.
Google wants Android to be in everything that has web connectivity and to that effect, the company has unveiled what third party apps might one day look like inside your car. Android for the car will be called Android Auto and the image you see here is what the apps might one day look like in the car, assuming your car supports Android Auto.
There’s an app out there this week called Wayfare, and I’m genuinely impressed by its ability to make me create and share with people I don’t know halfway around the world. You turn the app on, sign up, and are almost instantly connected with another Wayfare user in a different country. From there, you become short-term digital penpals.
Android is open source software, but if you want to run Google’s version of it, there are rules. Now it sounds as if those rules are getting a bit more stringent, as Google aims to tighten their grip on the platform just a bit. A new report details just how much more Google your Android handset might be.
This week the folks at Sony have let it be known that they’re about to hit Vodafone UK with the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact. For those of you in the United States waiting for these devices - lucky you - this release is a fairly clear indicator that Sony is pushing the whole lot a lot quicker than previous smartphone releases. There’s a Sony event set for the USA rather soon, too.
The Core is a wireless speaker system that connects to your iPhone or Android device and sounds like "two widely separated full size HiFi speakers." The Core can work with any device - OS X, Windows, iOS or Android included - just so long as it has Bluetooth. According to manufacturers Mass Fidelity, it relies on wave field synthesis to produce what they're describing as "acoustic holograms": sound that literally floats in space within your room.
This week the Samsung Galaxy Alpha hits AT&T in the United States, bringing a 4.7-inch display to the otherwise larger Galaxy S line. This device has many of the features that’d only otherwise be offered on the Samsung Galaxy S5 or Galaxy Note 4, here coming for a bit cheaper and in a slightly smaller package.
The FBI isn’t too happy with Apple right now. They’re lumping Google in for good measure, too. Director James Comey says he is “very concerned” about the encryption methods Apple and Google use for their devices. Not because they are too weak, but because they are beyond his reach.
If you’ve ever reached out to a Developer of an app and been ignored, you’ll like this update to the Play Store. Now, those Devs who have paid users reaching out to them must respond within three days of receipt of the email. Google is also making it easier for Developers to reach out across the pond and sell their wares in Europe.