Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is always an interesting interview — after all, he’s never shied away from offering quirky and memorable quotes in the past — and The Daily Dot has now revealed another memorable Schmidt moment. It turns out the top Google exec has no idea how one of Google’s most important products works when it comes to protecting your privacy while you’re using the Internet.
Gmail, one of the most popular email services around, has received a couple of interesting new features that power users will certainly appreciate. Google announced on the official Gmail blog that its email services has just been upgraded, when it comes to security, revealing on its Google+ Gmail channel a handy new Google Drive feature for Gmail. More →
Sony’s The Interview, a comedy in which reporters are hired by the CIA to assassinate the president of North Korea — and which prompted North Korea to react vehemently against it, making it the first suspect behind the recent Sony Pictures hack — will not be showed in several theaters in the U.S. Reuters reports that the New York premiere of the movie has been canceled, following threats from the hackers that hit Sony in late November. More →
Even though HTC already announced a rather fast Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the HTC One (M8) and HTC One (M7) flagship handsets, only the Google Play edition versions have received it yet. HTC already confirmed that the regular, unlocked and carrier-branded, HTC One versions should get Lollipop no later than 90 days following the official Android 5.0 release, and it looks like TechTastic has learned more details about the actual rollout. More →
One of the main features of the iPhone, especially when it comes to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that can be used for mobile payments in stores, is the Touch ID fingerprint sensor embedded in the Home button, which adds an extra layer of security to Apple’s Apple Pay payments app, but also to other applications.
In iOS 8, Apple has opened Touch ID to third-party developers, with Google apparently being one of the companies looking to take advantage of the feature. The company has updated the iOS version of its Google Wallet payments app, adding Touch ID login support, 9to5Google reports. More →
The Hobbit trilogy and The Office TV series are great shows that’ll likely keep you entertained for hours, but what would you get if these two worlds were somehow merged? That’s a question the Saturday Night Live crew tried to answered in a new sketch last week featuring The Hobbit star Martin Freeman, who also happens to have been a cast memeber in the original version of The Office. More →
In light of the many hacks that compromised the security of various retail chains, with hackers being able to steal millions of debit and credit card details that can be used to manufacture forged cards, some researchers believe they have discovered a way to prevent such activities in the future. More →
Even though Jony Ive was the executive Apple chose to talk about the development of the Apple Watch and the three-year effort that went into the design of the company’s first smartwatch, at least one designer isn’t convinced that Apple’s design guru is the only man who should take credit for the creation of the wearable gadget. More →