Mobile

Samsung J5 smart phone teardown

Here is teardown of a broken Samsung J5 smart phone (SM-J510FN from 2016). Let’s open it: A Closeups of circuit board Not too much to see. Many parts were covered with metal cases soldered to circuit board. I did not see here any easy to fix problems (like loose connector) that would have allowed to

Damaged USB type C cables

USB type C connector is becoming more and more common in many devices. It is now a very common charging interface for modern smart phones. Generally USB C is more convient and more robust than micro-USB connector. But in those rare cases when something goes wrong, effect can be more severe. Where microUSB chargers normally

Happy 10th anniversary, Android | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/23/history-of-android-the-good-the-bad-the-nexus/ It has been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in the world. This article is a brief retrospective on the last decade of

How to scale your website across all mobile devices and some other www tips

https://opensource.com/article/18/8/how-scale-your-website-across-all-devices According to this article the most successful websites are designed with a mobile-first approach. The significant year-over-year growth of online business transactions done via mobile devices has encouraged companies to build websites and e-commerce sites that look, feel, and function identically on computers and smart mobile devices. This article gives ideas how to build

Say hello to Android 9 Pie | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/06/say-hello-to-android-9-pie/ The nickname for just released Android 9 is “Pie.” If you are a Pixel owner, you’ll be happy to hear that Pie will start rolling out as an over-the-air update today. The same goes for every other device that was enrolled in the Android Beta and qualifying Android One devices. Everybody else, well, you

Android P’s final beta preview is live | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2018/07/25/android-ps-final-beta-preview-is-live/ Android just dropped Beta 4 for Android P, marking the last preview milestone before the full version launches. The release is primarily focused on developers. It seems that the still unnamed mobile OS version is just around the corner — promised to arrive at some point later this summer.

Google hit with €4.3bn Android fine from EU – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-44858238 Google has been fined a record €4.34bn ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android. The firm’s parent Alphabet has been given 90 days to change its business practices or face further penalties. The European Commission said the firm had used the mobile operating system to illegally “cement its dominant position in general internet search”.

Apple releases from WWDC 2018

https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/06/04/apple-releases-first-ios-12-macos-1014-mojave-watchos-5-and-tvos-12 Apple had on Monday’s WWDC 2018 a keynote presentation that announced new product updates. Apple issued initial beta versions of its upcoming platform upgrades, including iOS 12, macOS 10.14 Mojave, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12.

A bug in cell phone tracking firm’s website leaked millions of Americans’ real-time locations | ZDNet

https://www.zdnet.com/article/cell-phone-tracking-firm-exposed-millions-of-americans-real-time-locations/ Another week and another privacy disaster. Now a company that collects the real-time location data on millions of cell phone customers across North America had a bug in its website that may have exposed nearly every cell phone customer in the US and Canada, some 200 million customers. The LocationSmart page required explicit consent