Tag: smartphone

Google Assistant everywhere

This Google Assistant feature is appearing everywhere. But just not on my phone! Am I sad at the omission? Not really. 

You can now get the Google Assistant in the

  • text chat app Google Allo
  • video chat app Google Duo

And in the new vastly over priced Google Pixel smartphones. 

And if you have Android Nougat and if you’re willing to root your device then modify (https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/12/add-google-assistant-to-your-phone-by-tweaking-two-lines-of-code/) some configuration files.

Mozilla Firefox now supports responsive website testing

Firefox 19 Beta Responsive View
Responsive View feature Firefox 19 Beta

While testing the Firefox Nightly (v16) Beta I learned you can test websites for responsiveness (aka mobile and tablet compatibility) from within Firefox. Until now I mostly used the hosted QuirkTools Screenfly application.

You can view a specific site in variety of views that cover the most common mobile, tablet and notebook screen display sizes. You can also rotate the display to landscape view (supported by several mobile/tablet devices). You can also set a custom size by dragging the bottom right window edge. (more…)

Watch Out: iPhone, Android apps broadcast passwords ‘n more

Just found a real interesting post on the Wall Street Journal’s site that “iPhone and Android apps are breaching the privacy of smartphone users.” I can’t include the original article due to copyright reasons. But you can click the link above to read it for yourself.

Guess what (unless you knew/suspected all along), there is no privacy at all. What you thought was P-R-I-V-A-T-E is actually V-E-R-Y P-U-B-L-I-C!!!