At the CeBIT expo in Germany, Samsung announced a new cloud printing solution for small and medium-sized businesses. The Samsung Cloud Print works in conjunction with the new NFC-equipped series of printers that Samsung announced at the show and Cloud Print app, which will be available for download on the Google Play Store and Samsung Apps in June 2014 while the iOS version will be available in 2H 2014.
The service is KNOX compatible, thus giving a layer of security and for those users without a KNOX compatible device, Samsung says, the data will still be encrypted.
The printers that will support the new service are Samsung Xpress C1860 and Xpress M2885.
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Firefox OS didn’t really make any big waves when it arrived last year, but despite an underwhelming start, the platform has some nice momentum to it, and with some crazy low-cost handsets on the way in 2014, its chances are looking up. Quite a few OEMs have shown interest in Firefox OS to one extent or the other, a list that includes Sony. While Sony hasn’t released any stand-alone Firefox OS device, last winter we saw the company release an experimental ROM for its Xperia E – and that alone is a heck of a lot more than many manufacturers have done. This year it continues showing interest in the OS, and it shares news today of a new widget framework it’s introduced for possible integration with the platform.
There’s a discussion going on in one of the Firefox OS mailing lists about how best to implement a widget system, so Sony cooked-up something it calls “gadgets” and submitted it for consideration. It remains to be seen if Mozilla will actually implement gadgets and make them a part of the core Firefox OS experience, but we just think it’s cool to see a manufacturer reaching out like this and helping with a new platform even when it doesn’t yet appear to have any direct financial interest in its success.
You can check out a very simple demo below – don’t expect to see anything spectacularly advanced, as this is more of a proof-of-concept, but from what we can see these gadgets sure seem to behave just as we’d expect widgets to.
Between apps, music, photos and other data stored on the iPhone, running out of space is a common issue for many users. Unlike android phones, the iPhone does not have expandable memory, so the capacity that you have is what you are stuck with. This is becoming more and more of a problem as app file sizes increase due to HD content, and special camera features in the 5S like slow-motion video take up more space.
While running out of free space may seem like an unavoidable problem, there are many different steps you can take to fix it. By using the built-in usage monitor it is easy to tell where most of your storage is being used up. After determining where the largest files are on the iPhone, steps can be taken to delete these files to free up space on the user’s iPhone once again.
This afternoon, HTC continued their translation of technical details for features from last year’s HTC One while also teasing the “All New HTC One” for a third time. The spot is as painful to watch as the previous two, but this time focuses on the UltraPixel camera from the original One. After diving through its ability to take shots in low-light situations, the on-screen duo goes into how the “All New HTC One” “has added” a…Well, we don’t know because everything is blurred out after that part.
What we do know is that something has been added to the “All New HTC One” to make it seemingly better than last year’s model. In other words, the UltraPixel is back, but with a new addition. We’re pretty sure that’s the secondary camera sensor that has been on display numerous times through leaks. Again, the spot blocks out all of those juicy details because it wants us to be surprised come March 25 when the phone is unveiled.
I’ll just say this – if HTC puts their glorified 4MP camera in another phone, this second sensor better help it take the best mobile photos the world has ever seen. I’m not saying I need a 16MP camera in a smartphone, but at 4MP, we’re talking photos that still can’t be cropped or zoomed on without looking sh*tty. That’s just too small of a resolution for 2014. Hell, it was too small for 2013, 2012, and 2011.
You don’t have to be paying extraordinarily close attention to the smartphone market to realize that Windows Phone is slowly but surely on its way up, while BlackBerry has been circling the drain. Even with those trajectories being pretty clear, BlackBerry started with enough of a head start to still outnumber Windows Phone users in many markets, including the US. It’s taken a long time to get here, but the latest ownership statistics finally suggests that BlackBerry usage has fallen to the point where it’s now eclipsed by the Windows Phone user base.
For the three month period spanning from November through January, comScore saw BlackBerry lose half a percentage point of its share, while Windows Phone usage remained relatively constant. That’s just a tiny shift, but it’s enough to finally push Windows Phone up to third place, and BlackBerry down to fourth. Unless something drastic happens, we’re not likely to see them change back anytime soon.
In other US smartphone market share news, Android’s down a tick and Apple’s up a little bit, but both are holding around the 50 and 40 percent marks, respectively. As for individual manufacturers, Apple and Samsung both saw minor growth, and even LG had its share rise, but Motorola and HTC both lost customers. Given HTC’s recent financial figures, we’re hardly surprised; right now it has 5.4 percent of the market, down from 6.7 percent earlier last fall.