Why Contact-Tracing Apps Haven’t Slowed Covid-19 in the US

As Covid-19 spread across the United States this spring, Jodie Pond, the health director in Teton County, Wyoming, looked forward to deploying a new weapon against the pandemic. Technologists were racing to create apps that would quickly and quietly identify people who had been close to others who were infected. This process of “contact tracing” […]

China’s Huawei to share progress of Google Android OS rival amid US tensions

Huawei Technologies is expected to respond on Thursday to the latest salvo of U.S. technology restrictions against it and share its progress on developing a system that is seen as its best bet to replace Google’s Android mobile operating system. Richard Yu, the head of Huawei’s consumer business group, will deliver a keynote speech at […]

China’s Huawei to launch Harmony OS, its rival to Google Android, on smartphones next year

Huawei’s addition to the U.S. entity list in May last year barred Google from providing technical support for new Huawei phone models using Android, and from Google Mobile Services (GMS), the bundle of developer services upon which most Android apps are based.

Huawei to launch Harmony OS, its Google Android rival, on smartphones next year

Huawei Technologies plans to introduce its Harmony operating system, seen as the company’s best bet to replace Google’s Android mobile operating system, on smartphones next year, the head of its consumer business group said on Thursday. Richard Yu made the comments at the company’s annual developers conference in the southern Chinese city of Dongguan. He […]

Fears of snooping as Huawei phones to DITCH Google’s Android for new China-made system

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Google Cloud’s Business Application Platform aims to court citizen, business developers with no-code approach

Google Cloud launches Anthos updates for identity, Kubernetes clusters, app modernization toolsIs Anthos the edge Google needs in enterprise cloud?Box and Google announce expanded cloud partnershipGoogle: Here come 11 new security features across Gmail, Meet and ChatThe launch is being outlined at Google Cloud NextOnAir, its virtual conference. “Our focus is to add no code […]

Dreamforce: Einstein’s new friend Siri was biggest winner at Salesforce conference

These numbers point to the lack of impact Siri has had so far on moving voice-first forward, since smartphones are far behind smart speakers in building enthusiasm for it, which is ironic since Apple is primarily responsible for generating our collective passion for mobile devices. And while that passion, which started from a consumer standpoint, […]

The best videoconferencing apps for 2020

Microsoft Teams If your workplace is using Office 365, you are likely familiar with Microsoft Teams, where all your conversations, files, meetings, and apps share a workspace that you can easily access from your mobile device. As a teamwork hub, Teams lets you manage projects on the go, complete with file editing and sharing. You […]

Report: Google watch coming “within months”

Wearable computing has not yet proven itself as a technology, and the efforts produced so far haven’t done much to engender support for the concept. Our own Ron Amadeo found the Galaxy Gear severely lacking in functionality, and more focused efforts, like the Pebble, have struggled with hardware and software support. If Google does indeed […]

Huawei ban timeline: Chinese company’s Harmony OS may hit phones next year

Feb. 24, 2020: Huawei will launch its P40 Pro in Paris on March 26, its upgraded Mate XS foldable will be available outside China and the company is bringing a new tablet, speaker and green MateBook X Pro laptop to Europe. And Trump reportedly accuses British Prime Minister Boris Johnson of “betrayal” in a heated phone call about […]