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Nokia N1 Android tablet revealed as first post-Microsoft release

Electronista - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 06:16
Nokia's first hardware release since its break-up with Microsoft is an Android tablet, though rather than producing the device itself, Nokia is applying its branding and design skills with a third-party manufacturer. The N1 possesses a 7.9-inch 4:3 aspect ratio IPS display with a high 2048x1536 resolution, protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and using the same fully-laminated zero air-gap process as its smartphones, packed into a 6.9mm-thick aluminum unibody casing highly reminiscent of the iPad mini....






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OS X Yosemite and third-party SSDs: Here's what you need to know

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 06:09

 Here's what you need to knowWith OS X 10.10 Yosemite, it turned out that Apple made a change to the way that the operating system worked. This caused problems for some users who had installed third-party SSDs into their Macs, particularly if that system was a boot drive. Here's what you need to know to avoid problems.


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Nokia comes back from the dead with a new tablet

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 06:04

The N1 is Nokia's first post-Microsoft product.The N1, revealed on Tuesday, is the Finnish firm's first piece of hardware since it sold its phone business to Microsoft and comes completely out of the blue.


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Internet of things: Poised to be a security headache?

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 06:00

 Poised to be a security headache?Nearly 95 percent of enterprises are at least concerned about the security of the Internet of things. Here's a look at a potential security model.


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Nokia is making an Android tablet and it costs $250

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 05:47

Nokia is making an Android tablet and it costs $250Having sold off its phone business to Microsoft, Nokia has got into the tablet game with the N1.>


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Sony targets stronger entertainment revenue growth to help restructuring

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 05:27

Various lights are cast on a logo of Sony Corp on a podium during its high resolution audio products unveiling event in TokyoBy Ritsuko Ando TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp aims to lift its movie entertainment revenues by more than a third in the next three years, its chief executive said on Tuesday as the loss-making consumer electronics firm tries to counter flagging smartphones sales. CEO Kazuo Hirai has been under pressure to show the entertainment business can be a strong contributor to revenue after rejecting last year a proposal by U.S. hedge fund Third Point to spin off the segment. Investors are also watching for signs that Sony's restructuring under Hirai, who was appointed in 2012, is bearing fruit. ...


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Sony takes hard look at streaming after Taylor Swift snub

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 04:54

Taylor Swift Performs On ABC's "Good Morning America" at Times Square in New York City on October 30, 2014A Sony executive said Tuesday the firm was taking a hard look at music streaming services after pop star Taylor Swift yanked her songs from industry giant Spotify. "Actually, a lot of conversation has taken place over the last week in the light of that," Kevin Kelleher, chief financial officer of Sony Music, told an analyst briefing in Tokyo. Sony also has a music streaming service -- Music Unlimited -- a delivery model seen by many as the next hope as digital downloads fall off and compact disc sales remain mired in a long-term slump. Kelleher's comments came as Sony chief executive Kazuo Hirai insisted again that the entertainment business -- including Sony's music label and a Hollywood movie studio, as well as a video game unit -- was crucial for the company's long-term health.


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One of the best Android launchers just got even better – and you can finally download it

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 04:45

One of the best Android launchers just got even better – and you can finally download itNokia surprised the mobile community this past summer when the company unveiled its first ever Android app, Z Launcher. With its devices and services business out of the way and its obligations to Microsoft regarding Windows Phone gone, the company wasted no time in embracing Google’s mobile platform. Z Launcher, a nifty and intelligent Android launcher that places a user’s most popular apps on the home screen and changes based on the time of the day, was initially released as a pre-beta intended to be made available to 10,000 initial testers. By the end of its first day of availability, Z Launcher had been downloaded 100,000 times and Nokia had to stop accepting new users. DON’T MISS: Nokia N1: Nokia bursts back onto the scene


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Nokia N1: Nokia bursts back onto the scene with an all-aluminum Android 5.0 tablet

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 04:45

 Nokia bursts back onto the scene with an all-aluminum Android 5.0 tabletNokia recently shed its devices and services group in a multi-billion dollar deal that saw its entire Windows Phone business offloaded to Microsoft, which will continue to push Windows Phones under the Lumia brand. While many thought the deal could mean the end of Nokia’s consumer business, the company surprised us all this past summer when it launched its first Android app, the shockingly innovative Z Launcher app that will finally public beta on Tuesday. Where Nokia’s efforts with Android are concerned, however, that app was just the beginning. DON’T MISS: One of the best Android launchers just got even better – and you can finally download it During the Slush 2014 conference in Finland on Tuesday, Nokia announced its return to the consumer


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The Nokia N1 will be among the first devices with a reversible USB connector

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 04:44

The Nokia N1 will be among the first devices with a reversible USB connectorThe Nokia name lives on in the newly announced N1 tablet, whose spec sheet includes a highlight we haven't yet seen on any other device: a reversible USB Type-C connector. The specification for the next generation of USB cables was settled in August, but with most companies withholding their major hardware upgrades until the Consumer Electronics Show in January, there's been an understandable dearth of Type-C-compatible devices announced. ...


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Nokia's first device after Microsoft is an iPad mini clone that runs Android

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 04:44

Nokia's first device after Microsoft is an iPad mini clone that runs AndroidNokia is back in the devices business just under seven months after selling its devices and services unit to Microsoft for $7.2 billion. Nokia is unveiling its N1 Android tablet today, days after revealing its plans to license its brand name and teasing a black box on Twitter. Just like Xiaomi’s attempts to emulate Apple’s iPad mini design, Nokia’s N1 has the same 7.9-inch screen size and even the same 2048 x 1536 resolution. Nokia has even opted for a single piece of anodized aluminum design. The resemblances don’t stop there, though.


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Amnesty feels 'chill' from China Internet meeting

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 04:01

China censors online content it deems to be politically sensitive, while blocking some Western media websites and the services of Internet giants including Facebook, Twitter and GoogleRights group Amnesty International on Tuesday described a major Chinese-organised Internet conference as chilling, calling it an attempt to have a greater say in the rules that govern the web. The Chinese government has set up the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen this week with the theme "An Interconnected World Shared and Governed by All", according to its website. "China appears eager to promote its own domestic Internet rules as a model for global regulation. This should send a chill down the spine of anyone that values online freedom," William Nee, China researcher at London-based Amnesty, said in a statement.


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China convicts Web marketer in anti-rumor campaign

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 03:43
BEIJING (AP) — A Beijing court on Tuesday convicted an Internet marketer of illegal business practices and sentenced him to four years in prison for posting false information and deleting posts critical of his clients, in a case that state media have used to praise a government crackdown on online expression.
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Lufthansa signs $1.25 billion outsourcing deal with IBM

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 03:38

A German airline Lufthansa A380 Airbus aircraft flies over FrankfurtBERLIN (Reuters) - IBM has won an outsourcing contract from Germany's Lufthansa worth 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) that will see the U.S. company take over the airline's information technology infrastructure services division and staff. The move is part of plans by Lufthansa to restructure and cut costs as it seeks to compete with fast-growing rivals in both Europe and the Gulf. Under the seven-year deal, IBM said it will make the airline's IT processes more efficient, such as moving it more toward cloud computing, saving Lufthansa around 70 million euros a year. ...


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Fitness band market to shrink amid Apple Watch effect

Yahoo Technology News - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 03:30

Fitness band market to shrink amid Apple Watch effectTech research firm Gartner also says the number of smartwatch shipments will quadruple next year to 40 million, with as many as half coming from Apple.>


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