Monday, June 20, 2016

LG Opens Website for Mobile Security Content



Press Release:

With mobile security issues increasingly becoming a regular part of our lives, it is more important for consumers and organizations to be more transparent and work closer together to stay on top of the rapidly changing landscape.
To that end, LG Electronics would like to announce the opening of its own product security site to act as the first point of contact for all security issues related to LG mobile products. The site https://lgsecurity.lge.com will be managed by LG’s own Product Security Response Team (PSRT) and includes information in the following categories: Security News, Response Process, Security Bulletins and Security Issues Reporting.
LG’s Product Security website will regularly publish bulletins and updates regarding security issues in LG products and details that can make our customers’ experience with LG mobile devices a safe and secure one. The website will include issues related to Android that are issued by Google with the most critical vulnerabilities listed first, followed by those deemed high, moderate and low threats.
Customers or researchers who believe they have discovered a possible security flaw in an LG mobile product are encouraged to contact LG’s Product Security Response Team at product.security@lge.com

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Samsung to unveil the Galaxy Note 7 SM-N930F and Galaxy Note 7 edge SM-G935



According to SoftPedia News Samsung mobile website is showing the code of the Galaxy Note 7 flat version as SM-N930F.

Rumors say the Galaxy Note 7 edge  code number might be SM-G935.

Samsung will start mass production of the Galaxy Note 7 Edge in July and intends to produce 5 million units until the launch on August 2.

Moreover, Patron company will reportedly provide the iris scanner on the Galaxy Note 7 Edge, which would make the device quite impressive, since it would be the first Note smartphone to come with such a feature.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 SM-N930F

SamsungMobile via SoftPediaNews

Before related post: Samsung UNPACKED 2016



Tuesday, June 14, 2016

SAMSUNG GALAXY UNPACKED 2016 will be held in NY in August 2 for the Galaxy Note 7 edge.




SamMobile recieved  a very important tip on a picture that might be the official invitation for the event of SAMSUNG GALAXY UNPACKED 2016 and clearly it is about the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 7 edge as says THE NEXT EDGE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER and there is some kind of graphic art next to the logo of the event  like a number 7.

The event will be held in August 2, 2016 at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center in New York and will stream live via YouTube. Doors open at 10:00 hours, Presentation begins at 11:00 hours, (not clear on the invitation if it is PT or ET)

Before post: Samsung teases the Galaxy Note 7 edge

Monday, June 13, 2016

Microsoft to acquire Linkedin for $26.2 Billion. Press Release. Video.



We didn´t see that coming. Microsoft is buying Linkedin the Professionals social network for $26.2 billion in cash.

The deal values LinkedIn at $196 per share, representing a 49.5% premium over Friday's closing price.

The companies said their respective boards had unanimously approved the deal. LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner will keep the title and report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

“The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world’s professionals,” Nadella said in a statement. “Together we can accelerate the growth of LinkedIn, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics as we seek to empower every person and organization on the planet.”

LinkedIn shares (LNKD) soared 48.4% to $194.50 in pre-market trading. Microsoft shares (MSFT) fell 0.35% to $51.30.

“Just as we have changed the way the world connects to opportunity, this relationship with Microsoft, and the combination of their cloud and LinkedIn’s network, now gives us a chance to also change the way the world works,” Weiner said. “For the last 13 years, we’ve been uniquely positioned to connect professionals to make them more productive and successful, and I’m looking forward to leading our team through the next chapter of our story.”

USAToday
Press Release:

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn


REDMOND, Wash., and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — June 13, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE: LNKD) on Monday announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion, inclusive of LinkedIn’s net cash. LinkedIn will retain its distinct brand, culture and independence. Jeff Weiner will remain CEO of LinkedIn, reporting to Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft. Reid Hoffman, chairman of the board, co-founder and controlling shareholder of LinkedIn, and Weiner both fully support this transaction. The transaction is expected to close this calendar year.
LinkedIn is the world’s largest and most valuable professional network and continues to build a strong and growing business. Over the past year, the company has launched a new version of its mobile app that has led to increased member engagement; enhanced the LinkedIn newsfeed to deliver better business insights; acquired a leading online learning platform called Lynda.com to enter a new market; and rolled out a new version of its Recruiter product to its enterprise customers. These innovations have resulted in increased membership, engagement and financial results, specifically:
  • 19 percent growth year over year (YOY) to more than 433 million members worldwide
  • 9 percent growth YOY to more than 105 million unique visiting members per month
  • 49 percent growth YOY to 60 percent mobile usage
  • 34 percent growth YOY to more than 45 billion quarterly member page views
  • 101 percent growth YOY to more than 7 million active job listings
“The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world’s professionals,” Nadella said. “Together we can accelerate the growth of LinkedIn, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics as we seek to empower every person and organization on the planet.”
“Just as we have changed the way the world connects to opportunity, this relationship with Microsoft, and the combination of their cloud and LinkedIn’s network, now gives us a chance to also change the way the world works,” Weiner said. “For the last 13 years, we’ve been uniquely positioned to connect professionals to make them more productive and successful, and I’m looking forward to leading our team through the next chapter of our story.”
The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both LinkedIn and Microsoft. The deal is expected to close this calendar year and is subject to approval by LinkedIn’s shareholders, the satisfaction of certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
“Today is a re-founding moment for LinkedIn. I see incredible opportunity for our members and customers and look forward to supporting this new and combined business,” said Hoffman. “I fully support this transaction and the Board’s decision to pursue it, and will vote my shares in accordance with their recommendation on it.”
Microsoft will finance the transaction primarily through the issuance of new indebtedness. Upon closing, Microsoft expects LinkedIn’s financials to be reported as part of Microsoft’s Productivity and Business Processes segment. Microsoft expects the acquisition to have minimal dilution of ~1 percent to non-GAAP earnings per share for the remainder of fiscal year 2017 post-closing and for fiscal year 2018 based on the expected close date, and become accretive to Microsoft’s non-GAAP earnings per share in Microsoft’s fiscal year 2019 or less than two years post-closing. Non-GAAP includes stock-based compensation expense consistent with Microsoft’s reporting practice, and excludes expected impact of purchase accounting adjustments as well as integration and transaction-related expenses. In addition, Microsoft also reiterated its intention to complete its existing $40 billion share repurchase authorization by Dec. 31, 2016, the same timeframe as previously committed.
Microsoft and LinkedIn will host a joint conference call with investors on June 13, 2016, at 8:45 a.m. Pacific Time/11:45 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss this transaction. The call will be available via webcast athttps://www.microsoft.com/en-us/Investor and will be hosted by Nadella and Weiner, as well as Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood and Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith. The presentation for the call is available on the Microsoft News Center.
Morgan Stanley is acting as exclusive financial advisor to Microsoft, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is acting as legal advisor to Microsoft. Qatalyst Partners and Allen & Company LLC are acting as financial advisors to LinkedIn, while Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation, is acting as legal advisor.
About LinkedIn
LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful and transforms the way companies hire, market, and sell. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce through the ongoing development of the world’s first Economic Graph. LinkedIn has more than 400 million members and has offices around the globe.
About Microsoft
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Samsung teases the Galaxy Note 7 edge.


Thanks to PhoneArena who has obtained from private sources the Samsung teaser above pictured, it says clearly WRITE ON THE EDGE OF SOMETHING GREAT showing the S-Pen over the edge of the phablet..

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edge will probably feature a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED screen, carrying a 1440 x 2560 QHD resolution. The Snapdragon 823 SoC is under the hood with a quad-core CPU, and the Adreno 530 GPU. 6GB of RAM is on board, and the 12MP rear snapper found on the Galaxy S7 is used on the handset. That camera comes with an f/1.7 aperture.

We don´t know at this time if Samsung will unveil just one model of the Galaxy Note 7 as edge and not the Galaxy Note 7 flat model or maybe will be available the two models.


Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Dual Sim Factory Unlocked Phone 32 GB - International Version G935FD- Platinum Gold.


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Foldable Smartphone WAR is about to start in 2017. Samsung first foldable phone is around the corner, says CEO.



3 years ago  Samsung showed the first foldable screens at CES 2013. There is a video ad since then showing 2 foldable smartphones concepts: phone to tablet and a phone with rollable screen that was also presented early this year.

Samsung’s first foldable phone is “right around the corner” according to Gregory Lee, President and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America.

Samsung is not the only company that will make foldable smartphones. Recently Lenovo presented a slim smartphone that bends around your wrist like a smartphone, and a tablet that folds in half to convert it on a phone.

LG and Chinese startup Moxi Group are testing their concepts as well.

Speaking at the Future:Mobile conference, and reported by Recode, Lee said that the new bendable phones are incoming.

Explaining the delay behind getting them to market he continued, “it just has been very difficult to manufacture at a reasonable cost”. 

Rumors are saying Samsung will unveil more foldable smartphones concepts this August when the company will launch the Galaxy Note 7 and the Galaxy Note 7 edge.


We expect slim designs and light to carry models for the upcoming foldable smartphones in 2017.

MOXIPHONE


LENOVO C PLUS

Forbes via Recode

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Dual SIM:

Friday, June 10, 2016

Apple to get Intel modem chip for next iPhone




Apple has chosen Intel modem chips for the iPhone used on AT&T Inc.’s U.S. network and some other versions of the smartphone for overseas markets, said people familiar with the matter. IPhones on Verizon Communications Inc.’s network will stick with parts from Qualcomm, which is the only provider of the main communications component of current versions of Apple’s flagship product. 

Crucially for Qualcomm, iPhones sold in China will work on Qualcomm chips, said the people, who asked not to be identified because Apple hasn’t made its plans public.



Bloomberg




Thursday, June 9, 2016

InfoComm 2016: LG 'webOS For Signage' Platform Expands Solution Partners.




LG 'webOS For Signage' Platform Expands Solution Partners For Unparalleled Customer Experience

Featured at InfoComm 2016, Platform Offers New Solution Partners, Resulting in Truly Interactive Smart Digital Signage Displays.

Expanded solution partners for the commercial version of LG Electronics' popular webOS smart TV platform – "webOS for Signage," implemented in even more LG commercial displays this year – offers convenient new options for business owners deploying smart digital signage solutions.

Optimized for commercial applications, LG's webOS for Signage, the all-in-one hardware and software platform built upon the popularity of the webOS smart TV platform for consumer televisions, is bringing a new level of integrated benefits to businesses deploying digital signage displays. LG's digital signage displays feature a high-performance system-on-a-chip (SoC) which works with LG's webOS for Signage platform to lower the cost of ownership by eliminating the need for PCs or external media players.

Demonstrated at InfoComm 2016, LG's integrated SoC running webOS allows system integrators to download useful content and develop customized applications that fit their exact needs. With webOS for Signage, LG's Smart Platform Signage can be updated simply and quickly via a smartphone or tablet. WiFi connectivity eliminates the need for a wired connection or costly network infrastructure.

"Beyond providing customized and functional solutions for business owners and system integrators, LG's webOS for Signage now offers business owners a swath of customer experience upgrades, cloud-based solutions, mobile accessibility, screen control, multi-touch solutions with LG's expanded solution partners," said Garry Wicka, head of marketing for LG Electronics USA.

New and noteworthy software partnerships are expanding cloud-based digital signage solutions for LG digital displays featuring the webOS platform, as highlighted this week at InfoComm:
  • Industry Weapon's support of webOS centers on its powerful yet simple digital signage software, CommandCenterHD, built for non-technical users with capabilities that ease the burden of content creation. Poised for launch on LG smart signage displays this fall, the Industry Weapon platform is powerful, managing complex integrations, scheduling and permission requirements for business and  government applications.
  • Scala is taking its webOS support to the next level by backing innovative new digital signage and customer experience solutions on LG commercial displays powered by webOS. The combined strengths of Scala's market-leading platform and webOS, along with LG's display quality and ease of deployment, will give clients new first-class options to meet their needs, drive their brand, and in turn, delight their customers.
  • Gauddi is the world's first digital signage platform exclusively dedicated to LG webOS, and offers a cloud-based solution that's as intuitive to set up and use as a smartphone. With a Video on Demand feature, content can be stored on the display, and recalled for playback using the LG remote.
  • PingHD's EngagePHD™ is an easy-to-use, scalable, Web-based content management and digital signage network monitoring application, with optimized support for LG's webOS enabled commercial displays and their integrated beacon technology.
  • ONELAN is a highly scalable CMS  for both on-premise and cloud-hosted deployments. Customers can use any standard browser to log into CMS, and the software is designed for best-in-class media playback, scheduling capabilities, offline content playback, multi-media & multi zone, ultra-smooth ticker and live HDMI inputs.
  • Signagelive's low-cost, fully-supported cloud solution that runs on LG's flexible webOS for signage platform eliminates the need for external media players to run and manage digital signage campaigns, and is interactive with product displays. It was the first to launch a webOS solution in the United States.
  • Intuilab's support for webOS for Signage focuses on multi-touch content development. IntuiFace allows customers to build modern, engaging, highly functional interactive experiences with superior wayfinding abilities for any audience without writing code to create everything from digital signage to sales pitches, museum exhibits, point-of-sale kiosks and more.
LG's solution partner demonstrations at InfoComm exemplify the growing number of best-in-class partners to support webOS for Signage as the platform continues to expand and evolve from basic solutions to full-scale enterprise solutions.

Visitors to LG's booth at InfoComm 2016 (June 8-10, Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall #C8308) will be able to experience LG's smart commercial displays first hand.

About LG Electronics USA Business Solutions 
LG Electronics USA Business Solutions serves commercial display customers in the U.S. digital signage, lodging and hospitality, systems integration, healthcare, education, government and industrial markets. Based in Lincolnshire, Ill., with its dedicated engineering and customer support team, LG Electronics USA Business Solutions delivers business-to-business technology solutions tailored to the particular needs of business environments. LG Electronics USA Inc., based inEnglewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics Inc., a $49 billion global force in consumer electronics, mobile communications, home appliances and air solutions. LG is a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence. For more information, please visit www.LGSolutions.com.



Sunday, June 5, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edge and Galaxy Note 7 renders are up. Pictures. Video.


Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edge renders look very similar to the Galaxy 7 edge but with the stylus housing on the bottom, as well as the USB type C port.





The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 with no edges:



You can watch a video of the Galaxy Note 7 renders by USwitch:



xdadevelopers

Related before Post:

Friday, June 3, 2016

Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 6 in the first week of August





The tweet above indicates that the flagship will be launched in the first week of August starting in South Korea.

Blass had previously claimed that the US release of the flagship would be around 15 August.


Specifications: (according to latest rumors):

5.8-inch QHD display
Snapdragon 820 or 823 SoC
6GB of RAM.
32GB storage or maybe to start with 64GB
expected micro SD slot for additional storage.
dual lens camera.
iris scanner on board.
water and dust resistant or all the way waterproof.

Samsung Focus: Samsung's version of the Hub will integrate various elements on the phone like email, calendar, contacts and memos.

Rumors are saying Samsung will jump the 6 and go with the new Galaxy Note directly to 7 in order to match it with the Galaxy 7 and Galaxy 7 edge.

Final rumor is Samsung will launch TWO versions: The Galaxy Note 7 and the Galaxy Note 7 edge.





Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Apple announces the WWDC 2016 for June 13-17. What we expect?



Apple has announced that its annual World Wide Developer Conference WWDC 2016 this year and will kick off at 10am PT on Monday, June 13, at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. 

What we expect?

Apple may announce and unveil iOS 10, OS X 10.12 (or macOS), watchOS 3, tvOS 10, and potentially new MacBooks Pro, updated Mac Pro, a new Apple Display, and new AirPort systems. 




When will Android N ( 7.0) be ready to the public?



The Google´s Android N 7.0 OS has a rolling out schedule consodering the Nexus smartphone as the always first device to get it this year:

March: Android N developer preview 1 (alpha)
April: Android N developer preview 2 (beta)
May: Android N developer preview 3 (beta)
June: Android N developer preview 4 (with final APIs and SDK)
July: Android N developer preview 5 (near-final build)
August/September: Final Android 7.0 AOSP build.

When Samsung, HTC, LG and Huawei will update their smartphones to Android N? Let´s figure it out a little:

Samsung:

It took Samsung five months to sort out its first Android Marshmallow update last year, for instance. Android Marshmallow launched on Sept. 29 and Samsung pushed its first update out to the Galaxy Note 5 (Verizon) on March 3, 2016.

What does this mean for Android N? Simple: you probably won’t be getting it on your Galaxy S7 until at least Q1 2017.

HTC:

HTC did A LOT better than Samsung last year with updates; Android Marshmallow landed on the HTC One M9 in December, just two months after Google’s official release.

Unlike Samsung, HTC has A LOT to prove in 2016. The HTC 10 is up against one of the strongest Android lineups in recent memory with the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 EDGE, so the company needs to ensure it delivers the goods with respect to timely Android updates.

Best case scenario? The HTC 10 will be rocking Android N by December, just in time for Christmas.

LG:

Like HTC, LG has been pretty good with its Android updates — the company was the first, save for Google, to get a carrier version of Android 6 out the gates. The first Android Marshmallow update landed on the LG G4 in December 2015. The V10 and G3 received the same update in March.
This means we could be looking at an Android N update for the LG G5 in December — and, early-December at that.

Huawei:

It was also one of the first handset makers to get an Android Marshmallow phone out — the AWESOME Huawei Mate 8 shipped with Android 6 during November, just one month after Google released the software.

This puts Huawei in very good stead, as it is confirmed to be updating its Mate line at exactly the same time this year — November. If this happens, an entirely plausible potential, then Huawei would have one of the first, save for Google’s Nexus phones, Android N phone on market.

Expect the Huawei P9 and Mate 8 to get the same treatment during December at the earliest. 






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