Android Central 208: Zed Thrice Ved

This week: We’ve gone hands-on with the HTC Nexus 9, we’ve spent some quality time with the updated Android 5.0 Lollipop preview, we recap the Verizon Sony Xperia Z3v and the latest Android Wear update — and of course we’ll answer your questions live!


Thing 1: Nexus 9 and more Lollipop

Thing 2: A couple reviews

Thing 3: Other things



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Sidecar Tests A New “Commute” Service, With Discounts When You Pay For A Week Of Morning Rides

sidecar-selection Ridesharing service SideCar invited me today to beta test a new feature called Sidecar Commute.
Here’s how it works, as explained on the tester signup page: You pay $35 for a one-week SideCar Commute Pack, then you can request a ride every morning that week, and you’ll get a $15 credit for that ride. Read More

Source : TechCrunch » Mobile http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/24/sidecar-commute/?ncid=rss

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Google giving more control to Android, Chrome chief Sundar Pichai

Pichai has been seeing his star rise at Google steadily. CEO Larry Page is also reportedly taking a step back from day-to-day leadership to focus on new projects.

Source : Latest Blog for ZDNet http://www.zdnet.com/google-giving-more-control-to-android-chrome-chief-sundar-pichai-7000035044/#ftag=RSSf468ffe

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Last chance to win an NVIDIA Shield prize pack and help sick kids with Extra Life!

In case you missed the announcement earlier this week, tomorrow we’re playing Gameloft titles for 24 hours straight on the NVIDIA Shield Tablet to raise money for Extra Life. You can get the full run-down here on what Extra Life is all about, but the short version is that they raise money for kids hospitals, and this year’s run has so far managed to break the $3 million mark. As a part of our efforts, Gameloft has made a big donation and NVIDIA is putting up two prize packs that will be going out to some lucky motherhubbards who pitch in.



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Of Google, governments and authentication

End-users will ultimately decide on the success of multi-factor authentication. Will the newest efforts toward that end help them make up their minds?

Source : Latest Blog for ZDNet http://www.zdnet.com/of-google-governments-and-authentication-7000035043/#ftag=RSSf468ffe

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Chrome/Android chief reportedly now oversees all of Google’s core products

Google is apparently experiencing a pretty big shakeup today. Mountain View’s CEO, Larry Paige, has reportedly appointed Sundar Pichai as leader of core Google products. This is a somewhat surprising move, as it adds a lot to Pichai’s already hefty plate.



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La Apple SIM del iPad Air 2 empieza a causar conflictos con las operadoras

La noticia no nos causa sorpresa alguna. Muy seguramente que a la propia Apple tampoco. Y es que tras el inicio comercial del iPad Air 2, los primeros usuarios han comenzado a sufrir las trabas que las operadoras previsiblemente pondrán al nuevo concepto y modelo de negocio que supone la Apple SIM. Más concretamente los problemas iniciales parten de la red de telecomunicaciones de AT&T, operadora estadounidense que ha comenzado a bloquear las tarjetas de abonado incluidas por defecto en el nuevo tablet una vez activada y utilizada como soporte para sus tarifas de datos.

Apple presentaba el pasado 16 de octubre tanto el iPad Mini 3 como el iPad Air 2. Si bien la californiana quiso dejar patente que el sensor de huellas Touch ID es la mayor novedad de sus tabletas, se dejó en el tintero la denominada Apple SIM. Lo cierto es que fue una estrategia en toda regla puesto que la firma no quiso dar notoriedad a esta tarjeta de abonado “libre”.

Apple SIM, una transición complicada, tal vez imposible como tal

Razones tenían los de Cupertino puesto que va a ser un motivo de enfrentamiento directo con multitud de operadoras ya que va en contra del modelo de negocio de éstas. Y es que lo que en teoría propone el fabricante con Apple SIM es una tarjeta de abonado con la que el usuario podrá conectarse a cualquier red de datos del mundo, escogiendo en cada momento la tarifa que mejor se adapte a sus necesidades. Por tanto, el funcionamiento de este sistema acabaría radicalmente con los compromisos con la operadora y supondría el adiós definitivo al roaming. Y es que el cliente podrá contratar en todo momento un bono de datos con cualquiera de las operadoras allá donde éstas tengan red y con una modalidad de pago similar al propuesto con las tarjetas prepago.Apple SIM en iPad Air 2

Primera piedra en el camino

La primera compañía en poner impedimentos a la libertad que promete Apple SIM ha sido AT&T. Tras las primeras contrataciones, los propietarios del iPad Air 2 han comprobado cómo una vez activo cualquiera de los bonos de datos con dicha operadora, la tarjeta SIM interna del tablet queda bloqueada, solo apta para ser usaba bajo la red de la teleco. Así lo empiezan a denunciar algunos usuarios en Twitter. De este modo se pierde parte del encanto del sistema propuesto por Apple que, dicho de paso, es parte de uno de los proyectos del malogrado Steve Jobs. Como era de esperar, las alarmas no han hecho más que saltar y esta situación promete otro nuevo capítulo.Apple-SIM-iPad-Air-2_2

Por el momento Apple no se ha pronunciado, aunque se sabe que la compañía tiene una solución parcial a este conflicto de intereses. La firma ofrece a los usuarios la posibilidad de cambiar la tarjeta bloqueada por una nueva, previo pago del coste de la misma.

El resto, ¿a la expectativa?

El resto de operadoras que participan en esta nueva andadura no parecen dispuestas a seguir la misma estrategia que AT&T, o al menos aún no han tomado cartas en el asunto. Y es que  no consta que Sprint y Verizon en EEUU y EE en Reino Unido hayan bloqueado la tarjeta SIM de Apple. No obstante, éste no es más que el comienzo de una lucha entre Apple y las operadoras. De hecho, la compañía ha lanzado Apple SIM tan solo en el iPad Air 2 de forma muy sibilina, tal vez para tantear el terreno y prepararlo para futuros movimientos que bien podrían ser el implantar Apple SIM en futuros iPhone. No obstante, mucho antes queda por ver cómo acaba la relación de Apple con las operadoras y si Apple SIM despega inicialmente en los iPad y su expansión futura por el resto de mercados.

Fuente

El artículo La Apple SIM del iPad Air 2 empieza a causar conflictos con las operadoras se publicó en MovilZona.

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AT&T defeats the purpose of Apple SIM by locking it after activation

AT&T defeats the purpose of Apple SIM by locking it after activation

Despite the lack of heraldry that accompanied it, the Apple SIM was one of the coolest new things Apple announced alongside the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 this month.

So it’s too bad that AT&T is ruining iPad Air 2 users’ Apple SIMS the second they’re activated with the US carrier’s network, as MacRumors reported.

The Apple SIM is supposed to let users choose short-term plans from a variety of carriers directly from their shiny new LTE-enabled iPads.

The idea is that you can switch between plans and carriers basically at will, which is especially helpful for users who travel frequently and/or are repelled by commitment.

Get off my lawn

But AT&T has ensured that users who sign up for one of its plans using the Apple SIM won’t be able to switch to a different carrier on the same device without ponying up for a new SIM, which entirely defeats the purpose of Apple’s latest innovation.

The carrier’s party-crashing first came to light on Twitter, and Apple later confirmed it. An AT&T spokesperson then told Re/code that "it’s just simply the way we’ve chosen to do it."

Well good freaking luck with that.

AT&T just became the dude who arrives at the party, flips on all the lights and plugs in his own tunes, to everyone else’s chagrin. Currently Sprint, T-Mobile and UK carrier EE also support the Apple SIM, and none of them have chosen to be "that carrier."



Source : TechRadar: Phone and communications news http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/techradar/phone-and-communications-news/~3/ouXjCTMezhI/story01.htm

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Are blue jeans the iPhone 6′s real worst enemy?

Are blue jeans the iPhone 6's real worst enemy?

Every smartphone has its problems, but for a variety of reasons those afflicting the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been scrutinized with an excessive amount of glee.

In case the lazily named "BendGate" and all the bugs that launched in iOS 8 weren’t enough to sate your appetite for watching iPhone users tear their hair out, the latest development may suffice.

Once again it involves pants. Where iPhone 6 Plus users reported previously that tight trousers caused the massive handset to contort into unseemly shapes, now some users are noting that their phones have absorbed an unsightly blue hue from their denim garments.

Specifically numerous users have told BGR that the plastic strips along their new iPhones’ edges have over the past few weeks turned the blue of fresh jeans.

Dyeing on the inside

Most brand new pairs of jeans carry a warning to give them a wash before you sit on your white couch with them on, but no one reads warning labels anyway.

Now users have reportedly found it difficult to scrub the color out using common cleaning products, even as Apple has allegedly instructed them to do.

One solution is to use a case, although some users are understandably hesitant to cover up their sexy new iPhones with even more ungainly plastic. And besides, aren’t they big enough without adding another layer?

Regardless, there is no way in hell we’re going to refer to this as "DyeGate," so just check that one at the door. Thanks.



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First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAround

Dacuda 3DAround Gif Small What if you could shoot those cool 360-degree, swivel-around photos you see on ecommerce sites or in The Matrix with just your smartphone? Then you’d be using the 3DAround camera app that launches next month from Dacuda, which gave TechCrunch an early peek. Simply hit record, revolve your camera phone or tablet around an object, and 3DAround stitches together all the photos into a 3D… Read More

Source : TechCrunch » Mobile http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/24/3daround/?ncid=rss

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