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Add trusted places to Smart Lock on Android 5.0 Lollipop – CNET

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Jason Cipriani/CNET Shortly after Google released the Nexus 6 and Android 5.0 Lollipop, a small update was pushed to Google Play Services. Instead of relying on a Bluetooth connection or NFC tag, you can now set “safe” locations in which your device will remain unlocked. Leave that zone, and your device will lock and require your security code or pattern to be entered. Setting up a location for Smart Lock…

If you switch to iPhone, here’s what you’ll miss – Android Authority (blog)

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

I’m not going to tell you that the iPhone sucks. It doesn’t. It’s an attractive, slick smartphone with plenty of plus points. It’s easy to get seduced by features like Touch ID. There’s a level of polish to the iOS experience and apps that’s sometimes lacking in Android. It’s probably the right phone for a lot of people, but for some of us, the Android experience can’t be matched. Using…

KitKat bites off a third of Android devices – CNET

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Android KitKat is now on a third of Android devices. Google Android 4.4 KitKat is eating its way onto more Android devices, though it’s still in second place behind older counterpart Jelly Bean. The latest update to Google’s Android Developers Dashboard, out Tuesday, shows KitKat with a market share of 33.9 percent for the seven-day period ending Monday. That stat revealed ongoing growth from 30.2 percent a month ago, 25…

The most beautiful iPhone 6 cases you’ve never heard of – BGR

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Big companies like Apple spend millions of dollars on smartphone designs. Research and development costs add up fast, and countless man-hours are devoted to perfecting every internal component, every material and every curve of a handset’s housing. People buy these modern marvels for hundreds of dollars and fawn over their sleek lines and smooth curves, openly adoring them online and in person with friends. Then, they cover these amazing smartphones with…

iPhone 6S, iPhone 7 Both To Come Next Year [REPORT] – ValueWalk

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The iPhone 6S could be out as early as this coming spring, according to a new report, which also suggests that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could release the iPhone 7 next fall sometime. The report also suggests that the iPhone 6S could go on sale the same time as the already-announced Apple Watch, which is scheduled for release in the spring. iPhone releases may become staggered Last year Apple started the…

Apple Patents An iPhone Drop Protection Mechanism That Changes Device … – TechCrunch

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which describes a system that can actually re-orient an iPhone during freefall, changing the angle of its eventual impact with the ground after first determining how best to shift it to make sure the fall does as little damage as possible. The patent also includes descriptions of other more advanced and fantastic scenarios, including ejection devices for cables,…

The most thorough review of Lollipop that every Android fan must read – BGR

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop might be the biggest overhaul Android has ever received and giving it a proper review requires a lot of time and a lot of words. The good news for Android fans is that AnandTech has done just that and has posted the most through breakdown of everything new we’ve seen in Android so far. RELATED: Lollipop might be the best thing that’s ever happened to Samsung’s TouchWiz UI…

How to make the most of Android 5.0 Lollipop’s new lock screen settings – Greenbot

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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Lebanon detains wife of Islamic State leader – Reuters

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

BEIRUT (Reuters) – The Lebanese army detained a wife and daughter of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as they crossed from Syria nine days ago, security officials said on Tuesday, in a setback to the group as it comes under increased military pressure. The woman was identified as Saja al-Dulaimi, an Iraqi, by a Lebanese security official and a senior political source. The Lebanese newspaper As-Safir reported she had…

Jeb Bush is Searching His Soul About Whether to Run for President – Bloomberg

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Jeb Bush says he’ll make up his mind on a 2016 presidential campaign “in short order” and that his decision will depend on family considerations and whether he has the ability to “lift people’s spirits” and avoid getting “sucked into the vortex” of Washington politics. “Do I have those skills? And I’ve got to really do a lot of soul-searching to really make that determination,” Bush, a former Florida Republican…

5 Takeaways from Obama’s Police Militarization Report – Bloomberg

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Two weeks after police clashes with Ferguson protesters led questions about the federal government’s program to send military equipment to state and local law enforcement departments, President Obama announced a formal review. Four months later, the White House released its findings. Here are five of the most important revelations: 1. Obama’s review will lead to … more review?  The president is announcing two executive orders in conjunction with the report. One will establish a…

Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University board – Detroit Free Press

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

BIll Cosby on Nov. 6(Photo: Evan Vucci/ Associated Press) Beset by toxic sexual assault allegations, Bill Cosbyhas resigned his seat on the board of trustees of his beloved Temple University in Philadelphia, according to a statement from the university. Brandon Lausch, a spokesman for the university, confirmed the resignation. “I have always been proud of my association with Temple University,” Cosby said in the statement. “I have always wanted to…

What is Al-Shabaab, and what does it want? – CNN

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

(CNN) — The attack is harrowing: Al-Shabaab militants raid a quarry in Kenya, separating non-Muslim workers from their Muslim counterparts and executing them. The brutal act comes just days after the Islamists ambushed a bus and sprayed bullets on those who failed to recite Quran verses. The attacks reminded the world once again how brazen the group can be. What does Al-Shabaab want? Here’s an explainer. What is Al-Shabaab, and…

Rob Portman Says No To 2016 Presidential Race – ABC News

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

It’s not even 2015, and the 2016 presidential race already has its first dropout. Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican who was once considered a top contender to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential nominee in 2012, said in a statement early Tuesday morning that he would not seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. Instead, he said, “I have decided to run for re-election in 2016. I am excited about continuing…

St. Louis police, Rams feud over apology for Ferguson ‘hands’ gesture – Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The debate on whether the St. Louis Rams have officially apologized for five players doing the “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture before Sunday’s game has become a full-blown feud between the police and the team. lRelated Sports Now NFL will not fine Rams for hands-up gesture See all related The St. Louis County police want an “I’m sorry” from the Rams brass after players Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey,…

New York City Plans Focus on Mental Health in Justice System – New York Times

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

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Pathologist to Test Brain of Ohio State Football Player, AP Says – Bloomberg

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

A neuropathologist will conduct tests on an Ohio State football player seeking evidence showing whether traumatic brain injury played a part in his death. Anahi Ortiz, the Franklin County coroner, told the Associated Press the examination is not part of the normal autopsy process, but is being performed on defensive lineman Kosta Karageorge because his family said he had a history of concussions. Ortiz said preliminary results confirmed Karageorge, 22,…

Mikulski: ‘We need Hillary.’ – Baltimore Sun (blog)

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski told a group of Hillary Clinton supporters gathered in Baltimore County on Monday that Maryland would provide a “groundswell of grassroots” support for the former Secretary of State should she decide to run for president in 2016. lRelated Politics Complete Coverage: Baltimore Sun Poll 2014 See all related “We need Hillary,” the Maryland Democrat and Senate Appropriations Committee chairwoman told about 100 people gathered at Goucher…

Android continues to lord over the smartphone biz – CNET

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The iPhone might not account for the most shipments, but it will generate serious revenue. Sarah Tew Android continues to dominate the smartphone business and will likely do so for the foreseeable future, new data from research firm IDC shows. But overall smartphone market growth is slowing. Total Android shipments this year are expected to hit 1.06 billion when 2014 come to a close, giving Google’s mobile operating system 82.3…

Stocks Slip After Retail Sales Weaken, China Slows – ABC News

Monday, December 01, 2014

More signs of weakness in the global economy and a weak start to the holiday shopping season knocked the stock market lower on Monday. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 10 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,057 as of 3:26 p.m. Eastern time. General Electric and other Industrial companies led nine of the ten sectors in the index to losses. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 19…