AT&T just announced its Samsung Galaxy S6 Active with the same 5.1" QHD Super AMOLED display and Exynos 7420 CPU chipset as the original Galaxy S6. The S6 Active adds IP68 and Mil-STD-810G-certified protection that can submerge the handset to up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes and it's completely dust-proof along with radiation, thermal and shock protection.
Galaxy S6 active also brings another upgrade over its vanilla sibling it comes with a 3,500 mAh battery a substantial 40% increase in capacity and there's also built-in wireless charging. Everything else is the same as the Original Samsung Galaxy S6 in terms of software.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 active will go on sale in Camo White, Camo Blue, or Gray starting June 12. You can get it for $0 down on AT&T Next for $23.17 with 30 device payments on Next SM 243, $28.96 per month at 24 payments on Next 18, or $34.75 per month at 20 payments on Next 12.
The good news is that Google has now rolled out an official update for Android powered devices that will warn you as soon as spam callers call your number. The bad news is that this update and the ensuing features are only available to Android One and Nexus devices. We bet hardcore Google loyalists are feeling pretty smug right now!
Google posted the following via its own social media website, Google+.
"Spam callers be gone! Today, we're beginning to update your Google Phone app with spam protection on #Nexus and #Android One devices to warn you about potential spam callers,"
Spam Protection should become effective as soon as you download and install the update but in order to use the feature, you will have to have Called ID turned on from the settings menu of your phone. In addition to providing protection against the spammers, there will also be an option to report the shady numbers as spam. You can simply block the number from the app itself if they continue to bother you with repeated phone calls.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
When it comes to security of the Nexus devices. Google is practically living a nightmare. The most recent bug in that Google needs to fix is consumer-facing and exploitable without any geeky tricks. It seems the Nexus devices are vulnerable to an exploit that lets users bypass factory reset protection.
For the uninitiated - factory reset protection has been kept in place to help you to keep your device password protected in case someone tries to reset the factory settings. It is supposed to render the phone practically unusable without the password, but a work around has emerged that does the job by pressing series of buttons. Check out the video given below to see the exploit:
Google pushed a security patch that covered the fix for this issue, but RootJunky - the first person to report the bug - has come up with yet another video that shows vulnerability of the device in spite of the patch released in January.
Although it has become more difficult to exploit the loophole, it is still achievable.This essentially sends out a message that the development and quality testing are done thoroughly. Google might take more time to provide fix for this bug, as they would like to get it right in the next release.
A lot of issues may arise that will warrant you to convert your image to PDF files. For example, you receive an image file which contains some very confidential information which requires editing, then instead of saving it as an image file, you may decide to convert to PDF which offers you the opportunity to edit the document as well as enhance its security. In this case, you will have to use the "Image to PDF" function which will help you do the conversion.
Why is PDF better than Image?
There is no doubt that the PDF is a better file format than an image one and this is due to some clear advantages. Firstly, the PDF offers sophisticated security systems that can restrict usage in the form of set access passwords. Do not forget that today's business needs requires greater emphasis on document security and the PDF offers that feature. Secondly, PDF is more accessible, for example, PDF document structure will enable the proper usage of some assistive technologies like the screen readers. When you deal with images, you maybe meet all kinds of formats, such as JPG/JPEG, TIF/TIFF, GIF, BMP, PNG among other formats. Perhaps this is something image files do not support. It is also important to note that PDF is better than image due to its quality of presentation especially in terms of printing and viewing.
Wondershare PDFelement is a top PDF editor every professional should have. It is designed to help you edit, combine, transform PDF files as well as other important functions with relative ease. It is important we look at some very key features of this great software which will help you make some strategic decisions in the way you handle PDF issues.
First, one key feature of the PDFelement is the "Convert and Create". This gives you the tool to convert PDF documents to and from other popular file formats. Apart from that, you can convert image to PDF by using the "Create PDF" button where you upload the image required for conversion. In case of converting multiple batches to one PDF, the combine PDF on the home window can be enabled where you can add the multiple files for conversion.
The PDFelement in reality is not just only for creation and conversion, there are much more. For example, your converted image to PDF can be edited by changing texts, images or even making some modifications entirely. In addition, there is an OCR technology that would let you convert scanned PDF into something searchable and editable.
Other great features of the PDFelement include password protection, annotation, digital signature, merge and split PDF, Insert and Replace, Redact and many more.
The reality remains that PDF is better than image especially in the interest of securing documents. Though image files still has the role in document storage, the PDF offer better functionality that is required according to business needs. Wondershare PDFelement boasts of a superb image to PDF converter that you can always rely on to convert images to PDF without stress
It has been the hot thing to make kill switches for phones recently. Carriers have been asked by government agencies to do it, states are passing laws to require it, Apple did it, and now Google is implementing it in Android 5.0, Lollipop will come with an opt-in "Factory Reset Protection" option that keeps a thief from being able to wipe your phone, making it a less appealing target in the first place.
If you activate this feature, your Google login will be required to factory reset the phone or tablet. Presumably this will also prevent factory resets through recovery-otherwise it would be pretty useless. A secure lock screen of some sort will be required for this feature as well. The feature will be built-in on all Android Lollipop.
Android updates are a bit of a mess, especially if you have not paid a very hefty price for a flagship device. In fact, it is even debatable whether it is Google or the OEM who should be held responsible for providing consumers with timely updates. In this state of confusion, a Dutch consumer protection group named Consumentenbond has held the OEM responsible for not providing timely updates to its devices, and the OEM in question is the market leader in Android Smartphones, Samsung.
The non-profit organization based in Netherlands had approached Samsung over a month ago on December 2, but without avail as Samsung had not reverted back to them with any substantial response. As a result, "injunctive relief proceedings" were issued against Samsung which alleges the company of employing immoral business tactics by keeping the consumers uninformed about updates and patches for the device that they are investing their money into.
Consumentenbond is demanding full disclosure about the plans of the company in regard to Android updates, firmware updates and security patches for its smartphones. In addition, a time period of two years from the date of purchase is demanded by the group, during which it must keep all its devices, including the old ones updated.
While this may sound like the right thing to do on paper, such a policy would definitely increase the cost of the mobile phones significantly. Also, Samsung would have to stop releasing so many devices in order to keep updates a real life possibility. The increased cost may hurt the budget segment, but a more select set of polished releases does not really sound like a bad idea. We will have to wait and see how the lawsuit pans out over time.