Native Outlook Web App preview now out for some Android phones | Ars Technica
See the best HTC One deals 7. Sony Xperia Z1 Compact We said that the HTC One Mini is best down sized flagship around, and at its price point it is, but if you’re willing to spend a little extra cash the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is well worth considering. Unlike the One Mini and Galaxy S4 Mini , Sony hasn’t reduced the specs of the Xperia Z1 Compact. Instead it’s kept the same 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 330 GPU, and 20.7MP camera from the Xperia Z1 and squashed it all into a smaller package. The one thing that does suffer is the screen, which is pushed down to 4.3 inches and sees its resolution slashed from full HD to 1280 x 720 – that’s still better than an iPhone. Quick verdict Want a top-end Android handset without the bulk? Look no further – the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact offers up an excellent array of specs in a package which is similar in size to the iPhone 5S .
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Archos 50b, 50c Oxygen are budget quad, octa-core smartphones – Android Community
by Peter Bright – Jun 12, 2014 4:30 pm UTC 38 Last year, Microsoft released what the company paradoxically describes as a native client for Outlook Web App (OWA) for the iPhone and iPad . Now the company has released an Android version of the same appto the Google Play store. As with the iOS app, OWA for Android provides e-mail, calendaring, and contacts all in a Metro-styled application. The two apps are nearly identical in capability; you can search for locations for appointments using Bing Maps, e-mails that appear to be discussing a meeting can create the relevant calendar entries, and there’s support for Microsoft’s Information Rights Management content protection.
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HP says ‘The Machine’ will supercharge Android phones to 100TB | PCWorld
Lets take a look at what they have to offer. The spec sheet reveals that both variants the 50b quad-core and the 50c octa-core will be running MediaTek chipsets, pretty famous in the budget smartphone market. The 50c will be sporting the MT6592, developed MediaTek in the latter part of 2013 as the first true octa-core mobile processor . This chipset will be turning 8 Cortex A7 cores running at 1.7Ghz, which is pretty awesome considering the USD$300 price range. The 50b priced at around USD$220 will be using MediaTeks MT6582 chipset, which is a quad-core processor running at 1.3Ghz per core.
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Mutant Malware Threatens US Android Phones
A key goal for The Machine is to replace the different storage technologies in use today with a single universal memory pool made from memristors, he said. Thats a new type of memory, still at the research stage, that uses ions instead of electrons to represent the 1s and 0s of computer code. HPs Martin Fink shows a mock-up of a memristor module at an HP conference in Las Vegas. Today, all our devicesfrom phone to supercomputerconstantly shuttle information between three layers of memory: whats needed this instant (SRAM), what will be needed very soon (DRAM) and what may be needed later (storage), HP said on its website. Memristors will be fast, dense and cheap enough to play both the soon and later roles at once, and thereby speed up throughput by eliminating most of the to and fro, it said. How dense? We want you to be able to store your entire life; think of 100 terabytes on your smartphone, Fink said.
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When Svpeng first appeared about a year ago, it was just one of many SMS-based banking Trojans, stealing money from SMS banking accounts in Russia and generally wreaking minor havoc on the Android platform. A nuisance, to be sure, but nothing exceptional, as far as Android malware goes. But in the past year, little Svpeng has grown up. Now various versions of Svpeng can target mobile banking apps, disguise themselves as the Google Play store and even lock up infected phones and hold them for ransom. What’s more, little Svpeng has moved out of its home in Russia and is now infecting Android devices all over the world, including the United States.
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