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According to a Telegraph source, Apple has privately agreed with mobile operators to build a tool to help iPhone users export their contacts, photos and music over to Android devices.

The alleged reason the app is being created is that European telecoms are having difficulty selling Android devices to iPhone users due to the complications involved while switching, saying they only see a tiny fraction of users ever switch. Operators said they are dependent on revenue from iPhone sales for most of their profits.

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Until now, Android used libraries based on Harmony, the JDK stewarded by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) that once rivaled OpenJDK.

OpenJDK had once been the anaemic cousin to Harmony, a project that had enjoyed the full-blooded backing from IBM. That was right up until database giant Oracle bought Java owner Sun Microsystems.

Not long afterwards, IBM ditched Harmony and got behind OpenJDK – with Apple signing up, too, for good measure. IBM had backed Harmony as part of its political battle over the control of Java. No Sun, no need for Harmony. Oracle promised a fresh start so IBM got aboard OpenJDK. Apache eventually shut down development of Harmony.

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It’s immense, the moment an ultrasound lets an expectant mother hear her unborn child’s heartbeat. But many pregnant women around the world never get to experience it.

In many countries prenatal care is a costly, complicated, uneven endeavor. In Uganda, the government recommends four prenatal visits for pregnant mothers, though women – especially those who live in rural areas – don’t always have the money, time or means to travel to see a doctor at a medical center. They often look to local midwives for help, but midwives don’t always have access to modern medical equipment.

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Last year at CES, a company called Jide created a blatant Microsoft Surface clone. This year they've come back with something new — and they've also returned much richer. Between CES 2015 and today, Jide created a Kickstarter campaign for the Remix Mini, a $70 device that can run Android on any screen with an HDMI input. It took in $1.6 million.


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It's official: three months after Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 had made it onto 110 million devices, the company announced today that that number has now grown to over 200 million active devices, including 22 million in the enterprise and education sector, and Xbox Ones running its latest Windows 10-based update.

As part of that announcement, the company revealed other significant insights into its progress with Windows 10's rollout.