Google outlined how Huawei is prohibited from using Gmail, Maps, YouTube, Play Store and other apps for preload or download on the devices. Huawei and Google can only work together to support Huawei devices available to the public on or before May 16, 2019. … [Read more...] about Huawei’s challenge: Sell its new Mate lineup outside of China without Google services?
Is three a crowd? When Maitre and GM of North America Dan O’Brien explain it, HTC’s thinking makes sense - why should you box people in to one experience when users’ needs are so vastly different? Why not make something affordable at first and then upgrade-able over time if the technology is out there? … [Read more...] about HTC Vive Cosmos will soon offer mixed reality and better tracking thanks to new faceplates
Duo is Google's video calling app. It's a really nice app with a fatal flaw: you can't set up a group call. A lot of work went into making things easy and delivering the best video feed possible for every level of bandwidth, but Hangouts used to let 15 people get together and look at each other. We are not likely to forget that and will complain instead of using Duo, or at least complain while using it. I know I will. Especially when I use Hangouts Meet for work stuff and can't use it for anything else unless I get a Google Apps account or am invited to a Hangout by someone with a Gapps account. WTF, Google? Android Messages is one thing Google is doing right. Too bad it depends on your carrier to also do it right, and that will take forever and an act of God because your carrier wants your friends to switch to it rather than make its features available to users on another provider. I wish Google was working on some way for people using Android Messages to have a great IM experience … [Read more...] about Google Talk is dead, Hangouts is the new Slack, Project Fi users are screwed and everyone hates Allo
Dell Technologies on Tuesday rolled out a new subscription-based model for hybrid cloud deployments, available with the Dell EMC VxRail. The new offering includes the hardware and software, as well as the services necessary for relatively quick deployments, such as support, deployment and asset recovery services. … [Read more...] about Dell rolls out new subscription model for hybrid cloud deployments
It was Poitras that Snowden turned to, primarily because she understood operational security far better than Glenn Greenwald, the reporter at The Guardian who famously ignored Snowden’s previous requests to harden his communications. (Greenwald had profiled Poitras’ own experience of being detained at airports in early 2012.) … [Read more...] about New profile of Snowden’s trusted ally illustrates importance of opsec