Millions of Android Devices Are Vulnerable Out of the Box | WIRED

Yet another reason to use the iPhone rather than an Android device. Security and privacy! —- Android smartphones from Asus, LG, Essential, and ZTE are the focus of a new analysis about risks from firmware bugs introduced by manufacturers and carriers. — Read on www.wired.com/story/android-smartphones-vulnerable-out-of-the-box

Samsung debuts Galaxy Watch with improved battery and health features | VentureBeat

Yet another announcement from Samsung. I’m sure this will be a good watch choice for Android users and I admit that the styling is attractive. As for me, I’m staying with the iPhone and the Apple Watch. The Galaxy Watch is shipping on the 24th of this month.  —- Samsung is officially saying goodbye to the “Gear” smartwatch brand in favor of a new name — Galaxy Watch. And as it announced today at its Unpacked event in New York …

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 announced with 6.4-inch screen and a huge battery – The Verge

For all you Android fans, this looks like a winner! You can pre-order it starting today. —- The new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 offers some of the best specs of any Android smartphone available today. Preorders start on August 10th, and it goes on sale on August 24th. — Read on www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/8/9/17658576/samsung-galaxy-note-9-specs-price-release-date-camera-screen-battery-2018

2018 iPhones: Everything We Know

New iPhones and iPads are expected to be announced next month. Don’t buy a new device now! —- Apple is rumored to be introducing three iPhones in 2018: Two OLED models measuring in at 5.8 and 6.5 inches and a 6.1-inch lower-cost LCD model. Read on www.macrumors.com/roundup/2018-iphones/ iPad 2018 rumors: iOS 12 beta 5 hints at rounded display corners for iPad Pro: https://www.macworld.com/article/3238185/ios/ipad-2018-rumors.html

General Magic: Oral History of the Influential Tech Company

About 20 years before the iPhone was introduced, a small group at Apple had a vision for a personal communicator. This was before the Internet existed and during a time when the only cell phones were huge bricks with massive batteries in a bag. This group spun out of Apple before Steve Jobs returned into a company called General Magic. This is a fascinating account of that history and the work that ultimately resulted in the creation of social media …