Computerworld Blogs - Google en 10 enlightening things you learn as a professional smartphone reviewer <!--paging_filter--><p> Some important lessons, like #1: &quot;If you have an opinion that differs from a reader&#39;s perspective, you are clearly &#39;bias&#39; and/or a shill.&quot;</p> Android Galaxy S5 Google Google Android HTC HTC One M8 Review Samsung Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones Android Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:19:15 +0000 JR Raphael 23813 at Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Which should you get? <!--paging_filter--><div> Two of the most eye-catching Android phones of the year are begging for our attention right now -- and all the hype can make it hard to know which one&#39;s right for you.</div> Android Galaxy S5 Google Google Android HTC HTC One M8 Samsung Samsung Galaxy Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones Android Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12:18 +0000 JR Raphael 23800 at Microsoft Office whips Google Docs: It's finally game over <!--paging_filter--><p> If there was ever any doubt about whether Microsoft or Google would win the war of office suites, there should be no longer. Within the last several weeks, Microsoft has pulled so far ahead that it&#39;s game over. Here&#39;s why.</p> Android Google Google Docs iPhone Microsoft Microsoft office mobile Desktop Apps Windows Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:00:27 +0000 Preston Gralla 23803 at Samsung's real challenge: developing a sense of focus, taste, and restraint <!--paging_filter--><p> Samsung&#39;s Android devices may sell well, but commercial success and optimal user experience don&#39;t automatically go hand in hand.</p> Android design Galaxy S5 Google Google Android Samsung Samsung Galaxy Samsung Galaxy S5 user interface user interface design Android Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:35:39 +0000 JR Raphael 23781 at Google's flat Android plan is not just about Apple <!--paging_filter--><p> User interfaces won&#39;t be defined by what you see on the display forever, of course. Voice and gesture recognition will become part of the user interface equation -- this absolutely makes sense when the challenge of developing logical user experiences for wearable devices really takes off.</p> Android Apple Chris DeSalvo flat flat design gesture Google IOS iPad iPhone Justin Maxwell mobile operating systems Samsung Scott forstall Siri voice smartphones tablets user experience user interfaces Android iOS Smartphones Tablets Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:11:14 +0000 Jonny Evans 23785 at Apple has no Heart (bleed) <!--paging_filter--><p> <span style="font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">&ldquo;Apple takes security very seriously. iOS and OS X never incorporated the vulnerable software and key Web-based services were not affected.&rdquo;</span></p> Amazon Android Apple Blackberry danger Google hack Heartbleed iCloud IOS iPad iPhone Jelly Bean Mac mobile security Open SSL OS X public information security Yahoo Android Cloud Security Cybercrime and Hacking iOS Mac OS X Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:41:27 +0000 Jonny Evans 23779 at Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Camera shootout! <!--paging_filter--><p> How does Samsung&#39;s Galaxy S5 camera compare to the HTC One (M8)? Check out these side-by-side samples and see what you think.</p> Android cameras Galaxy S5 Google Google Android HTC HTC One M8 Review Samsung Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones cameras Android Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:03:46 +0000 JR Raphael 23772 at Google to business XP users: We'll give you $100 to buy a Chromebook <!--paging_filter--><p> Google is wasting no time luring XP business users to Chromebooks: It&#39;s offering them $100 off every Chromebook purchased through Google&#39;s Chromebooks for Business program, in addition to other financial incentives. Does Google have a chance sweeping in XP owners, or is this just a PR ploy?</p> chromebooks Chromebooks for Business Google Microsoft mobile Windows XP XP retirement Mobile/Wireless Windows Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:43:51 +0000 Preston Gralla 23776 at Hands on: What the HTC One (M8) Google Play Edition is actually like to use <!--paging_filter--><div> The One (M8) Google Play Edition gives you HTC&#39;s outstanding hardware with near-stock Google Android software. So what&#39;s it actually like to use -- and is it the right phone for you?</div> Android Android 4.4 Google Google Android Google Play Edition HTC HTC One M8 KitKat Review Android Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:44:51 +0000 JR Raphael 23768 at Hands on: The first things you notice about Samsung's Galaxy S5 <!--paging_filter--><p> Samsung&#39;s Galaxy S5 is one of the most heavily hyped phones of the year -- but marketing messages aside, what&#39;s it actually like to use? Here are the first things you notice when you pick up the device.</p> Android Galaxy Galaxy S5 Google Google Android Review Samsung Samsung Galaxy Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphones Android Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:41:23 +0000 JR Raphael 23762 at Attention, Android manufacturers: Bigger isn't always better <!--paging_filter--><p> Every new phone doesn&#39;t have to be bigger to be better -- and sometimes, bumping up the size can actually be a bad thing.&nbsp;</p> Android galaxy note Galaxy Note 3 Google Google Android HTC HTC One HTC One M8 Samsung smartphones Android Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Thu, 03 Apr 2014 15:37:14 +0000 JR Raphael 23745 at Huge Chromebook sales growth. Will 2019 be the year of the Linux desktop? <!--paging_filter--><p> <b><i>Shut up and give Google your data.</i></b></p> <p> The Chromebook platform goes from strength to strength. Market researchers say they&#39;re selling faster than ever, predicting 11 million sales (in... err... 2019).</p> <p> And it&#39;s not just consumers buying them. Some enterprises are choosing to move most of their Windows users to Chrome OS -- motivated by the XP end-of-life and cost savings.</p> <p> In <i>IT Blogwatch</i>, bloggers ponder the wisdom of Chromebooks and Chromeboxes in the enterprise. </p> ABI Research chromebook ChromeOS GOOG Google Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Government IT Laptops Linux and Unix Netbooks Wed, 02 Apr 2014 10:13:19 +0000 Richi Jennings 23738 at In pictures: Here's what the HTC One's dual cameras can do <!--paging_filter--><p> The HTC One (M8) has two rear-facing cameras designed to let you play with focus after the fact. Here are some real-world examples of what the unusual setup can do.</p> Android cameras Google Google Android HTC HTC One HTC One M8 HTC Sense 6 smartphone cameras smartphones Android Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:47:14 +0000 JR Raphael 23729 at Will Facebook's drones pop Google's loony bubbles? <!--paging_filter--><p> <b><i>Zuckerberg: Droning on.</i></b></p> <p> Train, bus, bike, or automobile? Regularly, most of us choose one in this list to get us where we need to go. If you are Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) -- you likely include drones, satellites, and lasers in your &quot;go to&quot; list. Not quite satiated with WhatsApp and Oculus Rift, we find Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg snacking on Ascenta: A UK company specializing in solar-powered drones...</p> drones Facebook FB GOOG Google Social Media Wireless Carriers Wireless Networking Sat, 29 Mar 2014 19:32:28 +0000 Richi Jennings 23724 at Hands on: 6 interesting things about HTC's Sense 6 software <!--paging_filter--><p> With the launch of the HTC One (M8), it&#39;s hard not to focus on hardware -- but the snazzy new phone also shows off some interesting changes to HTC&#39;s Sense software.</p> Android Android 4.4 Google Google Android HTC HTC One HTC One M8 HTC Sense HTC Sense 6 KitKat Review Android Mobile Apps Mobile/Wireless Smartphones Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:05:02 +0000 JR Raphael 23716 at