There are some fun projects that you could do with this. Although for wearable I guess it is a lot harder to really do something cool yourself. Wearable Arduino already handles things like wearable lights. This would be more for having a secret screen inside your coat to watch movies on.
I'm thinking about one of these for the kids' bedroom back in Texas so that we can have a multimedia and multipurpose device that we can hook up to a TV monitor but get more general purpose use out of it than we would with just a Fire Stick or something like that.
Good info, thanks!
That would work for me. But we'll have to go to a store so she can hold it in her hand to see if it will be a good fit. (personally, I'd probably prefer the S8+)
We use T-Mobile, they've been great and the best for us so far, so no plans on switching... especially if they keep improving things like they seem to be.
For me, I prefer Windows Mobile... as my mobile use focus is on convenience (not sure how familiar you are with Win10 Mobile, but it's brilliant) and working seamlessly with my Win10 laptop.
My ideal solution or phone fantasy, would be the S8+ running Win10 Mobile! I doubt that will happen, so I'm waiting to see what happens with the "surface phone". But I am all about the S8 for my wife if it's a good fit after trying it out.
I don't understand why they didn't do it like the Lumia 950xl... iris scanner. Infrared to light up the eyes, another to take the pic.
they also have it! fingerprint, face, iris, pin, sequence... they only miss the list of things in your fridge :P
Then how can a regular picture fool it? Seems like a software issue and not hardware.
I mean: you can either auth yourself via face or any other solution. Samsung AFAIK doesn't implement so named pure biometric 2 factor-auth. You have just to avoid face and fingerprint (as it is too close to camera). just use iris or sequence/pin...
I own a xiaomi redmi 4 and to be honest rear-fingerprint scanners are a bit of a pain... I alternate fingerprint to sequences...
Just a branding change, or does this signal a change in strategy for messaging on the Android platform by Google?
Nope, it's still a mess with all the different apps. They do like to rename one of the many, I can only assume it's meant as a marketing ploy because they rarely change the app functionality (unless they're removing features.)
Well.... after reading your comments... I will give iPhone another chance (also because Oneplus 3T is 3 weeks away). I believe Apple has 14 days refund policy or sometime so it doesn't hurt my wallet that much.
If you have the $$$ go with the highest amount of memory you can afford.
I switched from 16GB to 128GB. SO much better!!
Totally agree!! I went all the way to 256GB. No more worrying about deleting songs, or pictures.
I'm not convinced it's necessary. Both iOS and Android have sandboxing features that prevent malicious code from running. Android, of course, lets the user run it anyway if they give that app permission. I think iOS has something similar but they have a pretty decent app store that prevents that type of thing, unlike Google.
I am an Android guy by the way.
I'm not convinced it's necessary either, but I believe I was infected and now I'm all paranoid.
One security research firm (I don't remember the name I'll have to look) went through the Google App store and downloaded as much malicious stuff as possible. They found that unless the application is given permission, which means a user has to allow it, then it really can't do anything on the system. If the user allows it then, obviously, the malicious code was able to execute and do it's thing.
That's exactly what creeps me out about Android - why does everything need permissions to stuff you wouldn't expect it to use. I fear the answer is "to slurp your data". Which is garbage. However the app won't run without it.
Example: "Samsung Briefing" which is a news aggregator - asks for permission to save to disk, phone, etc etc
The newest version of Android took a cue from iOS and now lets you be more judicial with app permissions. Haven't been able to play with it yet.
in what way? I don't see a way to prevent, for example, Skype from using my camera but allowing it access to the network and microphone.
Do you have Nougat? I could have sworn that was one of the selling points. Where you give permissions like that on an as needed basis. So you could very well prevent skype from accessing the camera but allow it to access the microphone. It may not work as expected but...
Yeah but really it's likely not the device. It's USB-C quick Charing and people using Chinese cables and chargers. With USB-C the protection is built into the cable. These a much higher amp charging that normal.
I've used CyanogenMod OS many times, but I never heard of Cyanogen, Inc. It sounds like it was doomed for failure from the beginning.
Well they had that whole referral program to get the OnePlus and screwed it up. Not surprised.
It was the first phone they put out. They've had a few since then. They were really popular when they first came out.
Here is the problem. The people that use CM are techy enough to put it on themselves. The ones that don't use CM aren't techy enough to appreciate and understand the features. Sure there is a group of a techy people that don't root their devices, but that group is a small percentage of total sales.
It seems like that is just a list of android games.
There are a handful of Android TV only titles, but nearly everything that runs on Android TV also runs on Android, but not the other way around.
Well not all Android apps run on Adroid TV, but actually most of them do work if you sideload them. Sometimes the controls can get lost if the apps only work for touch screen devices. I have sideloaded alot of apps and most android apps do work on Android TV.
I keep my KeepassX database in DropBox, but my actual key file is not there.
I've not used a Keyfile,.. only a 'decently long complex' password.
I do both just because I'm paranoid. My password is only 15 characters, but with the key file I think it helps. That way even if someone gets my database they can hammer the database with passwords all they want but it won't matter.