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West Virginia To Allow Mid-Term Voting Via Blockchain App

9 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

The government of West Virginia opted to use an app from Boston-based company Voatz to allow its troops serving abroad to cast ballot votes at this year's mid-terms directly from their smartphones. The state administration and Voatz recently presented the app as a highly secure solution for voting that requires users to register with a photo of government-issued identification and a video of their face so as to prevent misuse. The mobile tool employs a proprietary facial recognition service that will verify one's identity and allow users to cast their ballot votes once they're...
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Tokyo will use facial recognition for security during the 2020 Olympics

Tokyo will use facial recognition for security during the 2020 Olympics

9 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

Tokyo 2020 will be the first Olympics to use facial recognition technology to increase security around all venues, the organizers announced on Tuesday. Games organizers have linked up with Japanese telecommunications and information technology giant NEC to develop the first system of this kind to be implemented at an Olympics. The...
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Midterm elections will see first ever US use of voting via smartphone app

Midterm elections will see first ever US use of voting via smartphone app

9 days ago   |   By 9to5Google

November's midterm election will be the first time it's ever been possible for US citizens to vote using a smartphone app.
Despite an extremely limited rollout, and tests revealing no issues, some election officials and security experts have expressed horror at the potential risks...
more...
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Report: Google to sign lease in Chicago for the first Google Store

Report: Google to sign lease in Chicago for the first Google Store

There are Apple Stores, Microsoft Stores and soon, perhaps, Google Stores. A report in the Chicago Tribune today, says that the company is about to sign a lease for 14,000... Read more ...

Sony Provides Vague Dates For Its Android Pie Rollout

Sony Provides Vague Dates For Its Android Pie Rollout

Sony has provided some dates for when users can expect to get Android Pie on their Xperia devices. As is always the case with smartphone updates, these are pretty vague, but... Read more ...

Google brings Confidential mode to Gmail for Android

Google brings Confidential mode to Gmail for Android

Gmail users on Android have just been given access to a brand new feature that will allow them to send messages and attachments in the most secure manner. Confidential mode has... Read more ...

117: Google retail store?, Android Messages 3.5, Essential Phone revisit |...

117: Google retail store?, Android Messages 3.5, Essential Phone revisit | 9to5Google Daily

Today we've got a report that Google's preparing to open a retail space in Chicago, Android Messages 3.5 rolls out, and we revisit the Essential Phone. 9to5Google Daily is... Read more ...

Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac

Tips for making Launchpad a useful app launcher for Mac

As part of Apple's “Back to the Mac” event in late 2010, Apple introduced OS X Lion which included lots of features and user interface decisions inspired by the iPhone and... Read more ...

Sony reveals when to expect Android 9 Pie update and what phones will get it

Sony reveals when to expect Android 9 Pie update and what phones will get it

Sony Mobile is the newest handset manufacturer to provide information about its Android 9 Pie update roadmap. Last week, information claiming to be official stated that the... Read more ...

Top 10 Android Apps - Back To School - August 2018

Top 10 Android Apps - Back To School - August 2018

It's that time of year again - back to school. It's a time for students and parents alike to get organized, get on the ball, and get into a learning mindset. It's also a time... Read more ...

Here's how Verizon's unlimited customers can get 6 free months of Apple...

Here's how Verizon's unlimited customers can get 6 free months of Apple Music starting today

If you're a subscriber to one of Verizon's unlimited plans, today is the day that you can activate your free 6-month subscription to Apple Music. After the 6-months end, you... Read more ...

Android Messages 3.5 rolling out w/ Material Theme and dark mode

Android Messages 3.5 rolling out w/ Material Theme and dark mode

In recent weeks, Google Contacts , Duo , and Phone have all been updated with the Google Material Theme. We've been tracking a similar redesign for Android Messages since June... Read more ...

Hear me now: the future of voice and how it's the new OS

Hear me now: the future of voice and how it's the new OS

It's jaw-dropping how quickly voice assistant technology has been adopted by both gadgets, and by gadget-lovers in the home. The technology is now seen as the natural way to... Read more ...