Android Lollipop vs. Android KitKat: A Look At What’s New Inside Android L

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Pratik Padhariya

We take a look at how Google’s newly launched Android Lollipop compares to Android KitKat

Android L is a HUGE update that sees Google taking its already mature platform several steps further. The Big G has tightened up nearly every element of its mobile platform, refining the look and feel of Android across the board, as well as touching up back-end tools and protocols to make the platform even more efficient.

The BIG deal with Android Lollipop, or, the thing most people, providing they’re running a handset with a stock Android UX, is Material Design –– Google’s end-to-end redesign of Android from the ground up. It’s a huge visual change that’s packed with tons of new features and improvements. We detailed a selection of Android Lollipop’s Best New Features. And There’s loads more beneath the hood waiting to be discovered too –– we’ve only been tinkering with the update for a…

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An open response to Taylor Swift’s rant against Apple

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Dear Taylor Swift,

I have read your open letter to Apple where you give your reasons for refusing to allow your album ‘1989′ to be included on their forthcoming Apple Music streaming service.

(For reference:http://taylorswift.tumblr.com/post/122071902085/to-apple-love-taylor)

I applaud it. It’s great to have someone with a huge following standing up for the rights of creative people and making a stand against the corporate behemoths who have so much power they can make or break someone’s career.

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Windows-as-a-Service – The Game Changer?

“Right now we’re releasing Windows 10, and because Windows 10 is the last version of Windows, we’re all still working on Windows 10.” This was the message from Microsoft employee Jerry Nixon, a developer evangelist speaking at the company’s Ignite conference in May 2015.

Immediately it may sound like Microsoft is shutting down Windows and not doing future versions, but the reality is a little more complex. The future is “Windows-as-a-Service” (WaaS). WaaS has been rumored for quite a while, and most times jokingly because of Microsoft’s ability to turn everything into a service for the past few years. Microsoft has been discussing the idea of WaaS, but the company hasn’t really explained exactly how that will play out with future versions of Windows. This might be because there won’t really be any future major versions of Windows in the foreseeable future.

Arguably, it’s a change that has been happening ever since the easy and affordable availability of internet connectivity came to PCs. Several software companies have been updating for their apps, OS and firmware through internet gradually over time since it became practical to do so. But Microsoft’s decision to fully embrace this marks a big change in the way it conceives, markets and sells its desktop OS. Continue reading