Google Hangouts 4.0 for Android now out – it is simple, fast and more beautiful

Google Hangout team on 10th/August/2015 announced a new and fully overhauled Hangout 4.0 for android to it’s users with a fresh new look, improved speed, and features that make it even easier for you to reach people the way you want to reach them.

New Features:

  • Hangouts is sleeker. Now updated with material design, Hangouts has a new look and feel: items respond to your touch in more intuitive ways and transitions between tasks are more fluid.

  •  Hangouts is simpler. The new Compose button makes it easier for you to start a new group or conversation. Our streamlined contacts list helps you find the right person quickly. And attachments have been revamped and simplified, so sharing—of emoji, GIFs, your location, even multiple photos at once—is a snap.

Your android phone can be hacked by just a text message - Zimperium discovered the flawAndriod a Google smartphone mobile OS has faced so far the biggest smartphone flaw ever discovered. This discovered flaw is to affect estimated 950 million smartphones worldwide -- about 95% of the Androids in use today.

The problem stems from the way Android phones analyze incoming text messages. Even before you open a message, the phone automatically processes incoming media files -- including pictures, audio or video. That means a malware-laden file can start infecting the phone as soon as it's received, according Zimperium, a cybersecurity company that specializes in mobile devices.

If this sounds familiar, that's because this Android flaw is somewhat like the recent Apple text hack.

But in that case, a text message with just the right characters could freeze an iPhone or force it to restart. This Android flaw is worse, because a hacker could gain complete control of the phone: wiping the device, accessing apps or secretly turning on the camera.

Mobile usage is growing everyday with over 60% people go online full time using their mobile devices. Youtube decided to redesign their App to give you an even better mobile experience so as you can easily find videos you love and create them.
YouTube Mobile App redesigned – looks so good and easy use.

Pixate has joined GoogleGoogle has acquired Pixate, a maker of software that helps developers build mobile prototypes running on iOS and Android. Google describes Pixate as a "visual prototyping platform" for creating complete app prototypes that run natively in iOS and Android, as well as crafting realistic choreographed interactions. It's also used for collaborating across product teams by sharing those experiences on different devices.

According to Pixate CEO Paul Colton "Our small team at Pixate has some really big ideas, and with the help of Google we’ll be able to bring those ideas to the design community at scale. We’ve become an essential part of the workflow for tens of thousands of designers, and are excited about expanding our mission at Google to reach millions of product teams worldwide."

Amazon at 20years of existance
sold its first book 20 years ago. The first book was entitled “ Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies, by Douglas Hofstadter”. Since then publishers have often expressed concern and love to work with Amazon.

Amazon being the largest publishing houses in the world. It has become the primary destination for books online, it has been able to lower book prices through their influence over the book trade. Many have argued that this has reduced the book to “a thing of minimal value”.

Amazon has actually offered some positive changes in the publishing industry over the last 20 years. Most notably, the website has increased the visibility of books as a form of entertainment in a competitive media environment. This is an achievement that should not be diminished in our increasingly digital world.

In Amazon’s early years, Jeff Bezos, the company’s CEO, was keen to avoid stocking books. Instead, he wanted to work as a go-between for customers and wholesalers. Instead of building costly warehouses, Amazon would instead buy books as customers ordered them. This would pass the savings on to the customers. (It wasn’t long, however, until Amazon started building large warehouses to ensure faster delivery times.)