Android is Google's project, so of course you can see the search giant's fingerprints all over the operating system. Aside from the obvious user-facing apps, there's Google Cloud Messaging, Google Connectivity Services, and the much-maligned Google Play Services running in the background, to name a few.
News: Google Introduces AI for Its Android Services That Learns from You Without Compromising Privacy
Google, the company that rules the internet, is now testing a method to leverage its machine learning with its ubiquitous presence on mobile devices. The new model they're employing is called Federated Learning, and it hopes to apply artificial intelligence to Google's services on Android without compromising user privacy.
Smartphones generally have limited storage, but counter this issue with an always-on internet connection. This led to the proliferation of cloud storage services, which allow us to store and access our large media libraries remotely.
The latest Google Play Services update has somehow broken major functionality in both Titanium Backup and Substratum. Titanium Backup has suddenly become stuck at zero percent while restoring, and Substratum simply fails to apply themes anymore. Both of these apps do require root, but they've slowly become essential to rooted users, especially since apps like these come into play when you're deciding what your next phone should be.
Welcome back, my hacker novitiates! Finding vulnerabilities in systems can be one of the most time-consuming tasks for a hacker. There will be times, though, when you'll find yourself in a position that you know that a particular port represents a vulnerable application or service.
If you want to increase your privacy and prevent iPhone apps from gaining access to data containing your location, take a look at this tutorial on turning off the location services in the settings menu on Apple's iPhone 3G devices and above.
You keep all kinds of important and sensitive information and data on your computer, and if your hard drives crashes, you're done for… unless you've backed it up. CNET has some "Insider Secrets" on how you can backup your system with an external hard drive, network-attached storage, and online services.
With some mobile devices you can't be certain exactly what's running and it can be difficult to stop programs. Not true on your Android device. You can easily look at running services and stop them if desired. One of the salient advantages of a Google Android smartphone over, say, an Apple iPhone, is the inherent extendibility of the open-source Android mobile OS. There are a seemingly infinite number of settings to tweak and advanced features to discover and use. This free video tutorial, in...
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Google Play Services has been near the top of every Android user's list of battery-sucking apps for years now. It's a core system app, so you'd expect some battery drain, but for many folks, it runs rampant.
The vast majority of Android apps use background services to sync data, check for location updates, and perform various silent tasks. These background services can start up whenever they'd like, and they continue to run in the background even when you're not actively using the app that they originated from.
Recently, a group of Duke University students got together to tackle an age-old problem with mobile devices. You see, mobile data coverage isn't exactly ubiquitous, and many folks have restrictive mobile data plans, which means internet connectivity is not always an option.
A lot of people think that TOR services are unhackable because they are on a "secure environment", but the truth is that those services are exactly the same that run on any normal server, and can be hacked with the same tools (metasploit,hydra,sqlmap...), the only thing you have to do is launch a transparent proxy that pass all your packets through the TOR network to the hidden service.
Interested in optimizing OS processes in your Win 7 install? With the SMART tool, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just over seven minutes. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Feeling a little bit uncomfortable with how pervasive Google and its myriad products like Gmail and YouTube have become in your life? This clip from the folks at CNET TV will show you how to do just that. For more information, as well to get started divorcing yourself from said Silicon Valley giant, give this guide a gander.
Using ASP.NET Secure Services and Applications Services
This tutorial shows you how to build web services with MapForce. Load an existing WSDL file and build a complete web service by retrieving data from databases or XML files and using a visual function builder. It's easy to build web services in MapForce as this tutorial shows.
This video talks about what SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) is and designed for the absolute beginner - someone who wants a high-level overview of Reporting Services.
Interested in better integrating Mozilla Firefox with your favorite Google Services (like Gmail, Reader and Maps)? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at TekZilla can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Check out this tutorial and learn how to use Excel Calculation Services to handle processor-intensive calculations from your Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 team site and to control access to external data.
In this clip, you'll learn how to make a call to a web service when working in Silverlight. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
In this clip, you'll learn how to automate the process of resizing and attaching images for and to emails on an Apple computer running Mac OS X. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present an overview of the process in just over two minutes' time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Interested in setting up an FTP server on a MS Windows PC? With Microsoft's IIS tools, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at Britec can present a complete overview of the process in just under ten minutes. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look.
In this clip, learn how to use the Mac OS X Automator to create custom scripts! It's easier than you'd think! So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial can present a complete overview of the process in just over four minutes' time. For specifics, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
1. Type in WWW.sendthisfile.com in the web toolbar and press enter 2. Click on Register found on the top right side
Not only can the Adobe Bridge be used to browse and add metadata to your photos, but it can also be used to connect your photos to the online Photoshop Services. With Photoshop Services you can order prints, order books, cards and calendars as well as simply share your galleries online with your friends and colleagues. You can even sell your photos through the Adobe Photoshop Services partners.
New to the Ruby programming language or simply looking to brush up on your skills? In this installation from his Rubyology series of Ruby tutorials, YouTube user cmatthieu demonstrates how to use SOAP-based web services with Ruby. To learn more, take a look!
In this clip, you'll learn how to selectively enable or disable a service on a desktop or laptop computer running the MS Windows Vista operating system. For more information, including a complete demonstration of the process and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this home-computing how-to.
Just some suggestions and roughly the way I handle calls. There is more than one way to do this and every call is different. Enjoy!
SQL Server Reporting Services allows you to design and deploy nicely formatted and interactive reports representative of your data. Suitable for print or online distribution, these reports and it allows you to get professional results very quickly. This video demonstrates how to set up Reporting Services and the Business Intelligence Development Studio to build reports using the wizards and design. Use SQL Server Reporting Services.
You may or you may not have your domain name at the same web hosting company. Most web hosting companies can give you a free domain or two just by subscribing to their service.
For a moment, picture a situation where you want to host some files or images, but you do not want it traced back to you. Perhaps you're working on a project with others and need secure data storage. Anonymity is the new shield of the 21st century—and you best protect yourself. As always here at Null Byte, we are trying to make that happen. Before someone can learn how to root a box, they need to learn how not to be found. I can not stress that point enough.
Healthcare providers have unique desktop environments that range from "Workstations on Wheels" to nursing stations in
A cell phone is capable of all kinds of tricks, but you can use your cell for more than just photos, texts, and phone calls. Here are some of our favorite mobile phone services, such as Shazam and AQA. Use 5 different cool services on your cell phone.
In this how-to from Household Hacker, we learn of a number of free proxy services that make getting around your school's Internet filter software a breeze. For all of the details, and to start accessing and using all of your favorite websites when at school, watch this video guide.
In this clip, you'll learn how to call web services over HTTPS when working in Silverlight. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular web application framework or a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free MS Silverlight programming lesson. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
With limited storage options available on the Nexus 5, cloud storage can definitely come in handy. But sometimes, with the seemingly endless options of cloud services for us to choose from, our online data can get a bit disorganized.
Over the past week, we are seeing more companies capitalizing on services leveraging augmented reality. One company secured funding to expand their service, while two other companies grow its own services through acquisition.
When I stumble upon a new song that I'm really into, I don't just listen to it repeatedly—I share it with family and friends that I think might enjoy it just as much as I do. Now, thanks to a new iOS app called Craaave, sharing those tunes are a cinch, no matter if I'm using Spotify, SoundCloud, or any other music streaming app on my iPhone.