The activation of the app will take away a child's ability to play games, call friends and surf the Internet. The ability to call 911 will always remain intact on the phone, according its description in the Google Play store. So how is Bradley, and other teenagers who are locked out, able to get back on their parents' good side? With a single tap, they are provided with a list of contacts they can call to get the password to unlock the phone. "I thought it was a good idea, but for other people, not me," Bradley Standifird told KTRK. So what's the best hack for getting around the app? Just answer the phone when mom or dad calls.
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Google, HP reported to be teaming on Google Now for business | SiliconANGLE
Rumors emerged yesterday that the search giant is teaming up with Hewlett-Packard Co. to develop a business-oriented version of Google Now to help workers access company data quickly and easily via their smartphones. The report comes from The Information , which says Google has been exploring the idea of using Google Now as a corporate tool for some time. Google Now for business would work in the same fashion as the standard Google Now , but instead of searching the phone or the web, it would sift through company data to pull up answers. Employees would be able to quickly access corporate things like financial reports just by asking their phone. An interesting tidbit from the report mentions HPs ongoing struggles to get any kind of foothold in the mobile market. Apparently, HP floated the idea of an Android Nexus tablet aimed at business users, with it providing enterprise-specific software and security features.
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Huawei offers glimpse of EmotionUI version 3.0
The EMUI 3.0 will once again be based off Google's Android platform, this time taking its cues from Android 4.4.2 KitKat. As you can tell in the screenshots, Android Sentral Berita circles are the order of the day and form the base design of version 3.0 of Emotion. Huawei is touting a "more consistent look and feel" and looking at these rather elegant designs that seems to be the case. The company also seems to be going for the less is more ethos that served LG so well when it launched the G3 last month. The Chinese juggernaut is expected to launch a number of smartphones at the IFA trade show in Berlin on September 3rd, the chief among those will be the Ascend D7 phablet flagship and the Ascend Mate 3. Previous versions of Emotion have hardly been impressive, and in fact have been among the main detractions from Huawei's high end output. The company puts together some amazing smartphones, but the hardware has been undone by patchy UI in the past.
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