Google I/O is the search and advertising giant's annual shindig for developers. This year, you could tick a few items off your buzzword bingo cards as they made a number of big announcements about mobile, security, AI - even Gmail received some love. Here are a few of the key announcements.
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You can do the most amazing warm-up, flexibility and mobility routines, but you still spend a ton more time not doing those things, which could literally be a pain in the neck. Whether you're sitting, standing or lying on your side, Adam Bornstein of Born Fitness shares some tips to quickly right your posture.
Your calves and ankles are under-appreciated muscles that work hard to keep your body steady and balanced while you're standing, walking or running. You might already be stretching your calves, but GMB shows you how to do them properly.
Video: You and I probably spend too much time sitting. Excessive sitting makes our hips very tight, which in turn, can affect our posture and make it harder to perform our best or move freely in general. If you have to sit for work, try a few of these hip stretches daily to keep that important joint healthy.
Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) has contributed to increased occurrences of shadow IT, that is, the use of IT systems and services by employees that have not been approved by their organisations. Some workers are even creating their own apps and using them to work more efficiently. But shadow IT has the potential to become a security risk and one way to mitigate this is by making employees accountable for the mobile apps they bring into the organisation.
Workforces are becoming more mobile as technology unshackles employees from their desks. As such, workers' expectations on what mobile technology can deliver has changed. Organisations need to factor this change into their decision-making process when they look to deploy mobility solutions in their businesses, as Peter Poullin, CMO of rugged tablets manufacturer Xplorer Technologies, highlighted at CeBIT 2016.
In order to protect themselves from hackers, some financial institutions have started using two-factor authentication systems that use deliver one-time passcodes (OTP) through voice calls rather through SMS. But an updated version of a Trojan malware called Android.Bankosy can now steal voice delivered passwords, according to research by security vendor Symantec. Here's how it works.
Today at CES 2016, Lenovo teased an upcoming smartphone that will be made in conjunction with Google's motion-sensing wunderkind; Project Tango. This will be the first Tango-enabled mobile device for consumers and it promises to provide a "magic window" of digital information and objects in the real world. But will it ever make it to Australia?
Samsung Pay is coming to Australia. Some time this year, we'll see yet another contactless payment system that lets you use your phone to buy groceries or shop in stores. Samsung's attempt, though, seems to be the most versatile and powerful yet for customers, and potentially the most trouble-free for banks to implement.
Mobile devices and their application stores are the epitome of consumer ease, choice and product availability to date. People have the store in their pocket ever-available, the payment a password. The sheer volume of apps drives competition and perceived value into a great price tag. The 'try this on for size' version is almost, if not entirely, the full product. Upgrades? They’re free.