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by Android Authority at 14:23
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Your typical Android mobile app is a skilled multi-tasker, capable of performing complex and long-running tasks in the background (such as handling network requests or transferring data) while continuing to respond to user input.

When you’re developing your own Android apps, bear in mind that no matter how complex, lengthy or intensive these “background” tasks may be, when the user taps or swipes onscreen they’ll still expect your user interface to respond.

It may look effortless from the user’s perspective, but creating an Android app that’s capable of multitasking isn’t straightforward, as Android is single-threaded by default and will execute all tasks on this single thread,...
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by Android Authority at 13:53
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In case you’ve missed it, Samsung has been having quite a few problems lately. Just to be clear, I’m not talking about the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, which is one of the reasons why the company’s reputation among US consumers has taken a beating. I’m talking about the fact that Lee Jae-yong, who is Samsung’s vice chairman and current acting leader, has been arrested on charges that he attempted to bribe the president of South...
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by Android Authority at 13:13
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Chinese manufacturers Oppo, Vivo and Huawei are giving Samsung a run for its money in the emerging South East Asia market. According to a recent report from the International Data Corporation (IDC), the manufacturers accounted for 21% of the total market share in SEA in 2016, though Samsung still leads the pack with 23% alone.

The IDC produces regular reports on smartphone vendor market share, and for its emerging SEA tally, it includes data from Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam (Singapore is...
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by Android Authority at 12:32
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Whole areas of modern computing rely on the concept of certain things being “computationally infeasible” including encryption. “Computationally infeasible” means mean that certain mathematical operations are logically possible, however to actually perform them you need lots of time (like years) and lots of computing power.

But sometimes shortcuts can be found which speed up these calculations. In the field of encryption, these shortcuts are known as weaknesses, as they reduce the amount of time need to perform the calculations and therefore make them more computationally feasible – not infeasible.

The news today is that...
Feb
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by Android Authority at 11:53
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The Samsung Chromebook Plus was officially announced at CES in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year and went on sale a couple of weeks ago. You can get if from multiple retailers in the US like Amazon and BestBuy for $449. You can now also buy it from Google, as the company has started selling the Samsung Chromebook Plus on its online store.

The price remains the same, which means you’ll still have to fork out $449 to get it. However, you will get a free $20 Google Play credit along with your purchase that you can spend on apps in the Play Store....
Feb
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by Android Authority at 10:43
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Last year, Google announced the Allo chat app that looked quite promising at first. However, the app hasn’t turned out to be as successful as the company hoped it would. One of the reasons is that there’s no web version available, which means you can only use Allo on a smartphone for now. But it looks like that is about to change soon.

Nick Fox, who is the vp of communication products at Google, recently posted a screenshot of a desktop web app for Allo on Twitter. He said that it is still in early development but unfortunately didn’t provide us with a specific time...
Feb
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by TechInAsia at 10:43
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Ali Gul (left) and Ali Ahsan (right), co-founders of Mangobaaz. Photo credit: Mangobaaz.

Millennials in Pakistan aren’t too different from millennials across the world – they cackle at memes and share videos of politicians doing hilarious things. At the same time, they’re fed up with mainstream media and its obsession with current affairs.

They yearn for an alternative voice that’s hip, trendy, and has a human-oriented approach. One that transcends major headlines and gives insights into how ordinary citizens go about their daily lives.

Childhood besties Ali Gul and Ali Ahsan knew large media companies in Pakistan were skipping this niche altogether. The aspiring techies built...
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by TechInAsia at 10:43
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Microsoft’s Satya Nadella and Elon Musk of Tesla may disagree on the power of artificial intelligence, but the emerging technology is fast gaining ground. It is set to launch the smartwatch market into a high growth trajectory, says a report by Counterpoint Research.

It estimates the wearables market, dominated by fitness trackers like Fitbit, to grow 376 percent annually in 2017 to reach 60 million units, on the back of artificial intelligence (AI). Smartwatches only account for about 12 percent of...
Feb
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by TechInAsia at 10:13
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Swanky offices, collaborative teams, and fun work environments usually describe a startup. But before startups can even reach this point, they require support from a community of experts and enthusiasts in order to continuously innovate and keep up with changing times.

Being part of this dynamic community allows for an opportunity to immerse in the changing business language of the 21st century, connect with a network of passionate individuals, and be a driving force for change.

Whether you’re an aspiring startup founder, an investor, a corporate, an app developer, or even a student, there’s much to learn about joining a startup community. Here’s what you can get from investing your...
Feb
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by Android Authority at 09:43
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Ahead of MWC, which officially kicks off on February 27, LG has taken the wraps off a new mid-range smartphone, the X Power 2. Its biggest feature is definitely the battery, which has a 4,500 mAh capacity. The company says that it allows you to watch videos for around 15 hours, use GPS for 14 hours, or surf the web for 18 hours on a full charge. The device also supports high-speed charging technology, meaning you can fully charge the battery in about two hours or get up to 50 percent in 60 minutes.

LG’s latest smartphone sports a large 5.5-inch screen with HD resolution. It comes...
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