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Alexa video calling and messaging coming to tablets

Amazon is continuing its march into the messaging space by rolling video calling and messaging to tablets. Must read: The five things that kill your iPhone’s battery the fastest The feature is now being rolled out not only to Amazon’s own Fire tablets, but also Android and iOS tablets, and tying the display-equipped Echo Show and Echo Spot deeper into… Read more →

iPhone X/8: Wireless charging will wear out the battery faster than cable charging

Video: How to check if your iPhone battery needs to be replaced As much as I love the convenience of wireless charging, I’m switching back to a cable. Here’s why. Must read: The five things that kill your iPhone’s battery the fastest Back in January, I became suspicious that regularly using wireless charging wouldn’t be good for the long-term health… Read more →

Photos: Philips Hue outdoor lighting lineup

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Philips Hue outdoor connected lighting hits US, Europe this July

Philips Hue outdoor range launches in July, and is available in both white, and white and color ambiance. (Image: Philips) Philips on Monday announced its Philips Hue outdoor lineup will launch in the US and Europe in July. Like Philips’ indoor lighting lineup, the outdoor IoT-connected lights can be controlled by your voice or Hue app once connected to Philips… Read more →

Inside the Samsung Galaxy S9+

Samsung Galaxy S9 Getting yourself a new Samsung Galaxy S9+? Don’t break it! Must read: The five things that kill your iPhone’s battery the fastest Thinner. Lighter. Faster. Less repairable. The modern smartphones trends continue with the Samsung Galaxy S9+, which gets an even poorer repairability score than the latest crop of iPhones in iFixit’s teardown of it. The Galaxy… Read more →

Microsoft confirms Cortana integration, message translation coming to Teams later this year

A year after launching its Microsoft Teams chat-collaboration platform, Microsoft is previewing some of the new features it plans to add later this year. Credit: Microsoft Microsoft hinted at plans for several of those features, including Cortana integration for Teams-enabled devices, in-line message translation and simple meeting recordings with automatic transcription, last summer in a webcast about how AI could… Read more →

APAC clocked most malicious mobile apps in 2017

Asia-Pacific had to deal with the highest number of malicious mobile apps last year and also was the region most affected across multiple categories, including ransomware and online banking malware. Some 3.3 million malicious mobile apps were detected in the region–five times more than EMEA, which was the next most effected region with 617,290 identified malicious apps. Singapore’s proposed cybersecurity… Read more →

We interrupt this revolution: Apache Spark changes the rules of the game

Video: The age of cloud data center dominance is here Hadoop and Spark: A tale of two cities It’s easy to get excited by the idealism around the shiny new thing. But let’s set something straight: ​Spark ain’t going to replace Hadoop. Read More Mid-afternoon on Datumoj island, D-Day plus 286. The Hadoop task force has a firm hold on… Read more →

Government’s dumb data disasters demonstrate decaying diligence

Image: Besjunior, Getty Images/iStockphoto As Oscar Wilde might have put it: “To lose one filing cabinet full of government documents may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness.” Carelessness is something the Australian government seems to be quite good at these days. News broke on Sunday that in 2013, confidential personnel files from the then Department… Read more →

Galaxy S9 Plus reviewed, Android P, Garmin 645 Music, smartphone rumors (MobileTechRoundup show #426)

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus arrive in US carrier stores this week so we discussed my usage so far at the start of MobileTechRoundup show #426. Image: ZDNet Final thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Android P developer preview released Android P adds support for using your phone as a Bluetooth Keyboard or Mouse Google Lens is… Read more →