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  • We Just Learned CEO Satya Nadella's Master Plan For Microsoft

    03/27/2014 1:08:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/27/2014 | Steve Kovach
    The big news from Microsoft today was that it has finally launched Office for iPad, which will give users full access to the popular productivity suite if they sign up for the Office 365 subscription service. But under the surface of the announcement, we got our first look at CEO Satya Nadella's broader vision for Microsoft's future. Nadella has only been CEO for 52 days, but we're already getting a sense of how he plans to expand the company's offerings beyond its core products like Windows. In short, Nadella sees Microsoft powering all sorts of devices through services and apps...
  • Apple security flaw could let hackers beat encryption

    02/22/2014 10:33:57 AM PST · by for-q-clinton · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | 22 Feb 2014 | Yasuyoshi Chiba
    A major flaw in Apple Inc software for mobile devices could allow hackers to intercept email and other communications that are meant to be encrypted, the company said on Friday, and experts said Mac computers were even more exposed. If attackers have access to a mobile user's network, such as by sharing the same unsecured wireless service offered by a restaurant, they could see or alter exchanges between the user and protected sites such as Gmail and Facebook. Governments with access to telecom carrier data could do the same. ... "It's as bad as you could imagine, that's all I...
  • Russia Hopes Its YotaPhone Worries Apple

    12/04/2013 10:11:02 PM PST · by cunning_fish · 15 replies
    WSJ blog ^ | December 4, 2013, 1:21 PM | Lukas I. Alpert
    MOSCOW—The space race may be over but Russia hopes the smartphone race has just begun. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was among the first to receive a YotaPhone—the country’s first foray into the hyper-competitive smartphone market—and was told industry pace-setter Apple Inc. better watch its back. “Is Apple concerned about our smartphone?” he asked Sergey Chemezov, the head of Russia’s state-run defense corporation, Rostec, who gave him the phone on Wednesday hours after it hit the market. “Definitely,” Mr. Chemezov replied, according to a transcript of the exchange posted on the government’s website.....
  • Apple promises to fix iOS 7 lock screen hack (huge security hole in apple ios7).

    09/20/2013 8:23:44 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 25 replies
    CNET ^ | 19 Sep 2013 | Seth Rosenblatt
    The passcode lock screen on iOS 7 suffers from a bug that allows anyone with direct access to the iPhone or iPad to bypass the lock screen and open apps. The bug, discovered by 36-year-old soldier Jose Rodriguez, who lives on the Canary Islands off the coast of Spain, is remarkably simple to exploit, reports Forbes. Swipe up from the lock screen to access the new Control Center, then open the alarm clock app. Hold the phone's sleep button, but instead of swiping to power down the phone, tap cancel and double-tap the home button to access the multitasking screen....
  • BlackBerry 10 arrives Feb 5th in Canada, tomorrow in the UK, US carriers revealed (New OS)

    01/30/2013 10:06:01 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    engadget ^ | Jan 30th, 2013 at 11:23 AM | James Trew
    If you like what you've seen so far from RIM BlackBerry's big launch event today, then you might want to know when you can get it? Those in the US might have hoped the rumors weren't true, but indeed, you will have to wait until March before you can get your hands on BlackBerry 10. Though when it does land, customers of AT&T, Verizon, Sprint (only Q10 confirmed) and T-Mobile (Z10 confirmed) will all be able to get onboard. BlackBerry's giving its home turf a little bit of a head start with a February 5th release date and Bell,...
  • Google Acquires Sparrow, Team To Focus on ‘New Projects

    07/23/2012 10:51:03 AM PDT · by bigbob · 1 replies
    Google has acquired iOS and Mac email client Sparrow, with the team behind the popular app heading to Google to work with the Gmail team. “We care a lot about how people communicate, and we did our best to provide you with the most intuitive and pleasurable mailing experience,” Dom Leca, CEO of Sparrow, said in a statement on the company’s website. “Now we’re joining the Gmail team to accomplish a bigger vision — one that we think we can better achieve with Google.” In the note on Sparrow’s site, Leca also thanked the app’s users who have provided support...
  • Smartphone Shipments to Reach 1.7 billion in 2017 and Android to Dominate as OS

    05/07/2012 9:44:26 AM PDT · by bigbob · 18 replies
    Wireless Design and Development ^ | 5/3/2012 | anine E. Mooney
    Smartphones will outperform the overall market for mobile phones, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.9% for the period 2011–17 to reach 1.7 billion units, according to Ovum. Predictions show Android as the dominant operating system over the next five years as handset vendors rush to make it their primary smartphone platform. In its latest forecast*, the leading telecoms analyst house reveals global annual mobile phone shipments will grow at a CAGR of 6.3% between 2011 and 2017, driven primarily by demand from emerging markets where connection growth will continue to fuel handset shipments. New shipments in...
  • Android vs. iOS vs. Windows Phone 7: A mobile showdown (How do these mobile OS stack up?)

    01/01/2012 4:35:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Geek ^ | 12/28/2011 | By: Will Shanklin
    If you’re a first-time smartphone shopper or a current smartphone shopper approaching an upgrade, you may be curious about the mobile platforms that are available. Everyone knows about the iPhone and iPad, and everyone knows about “Droids” (Android is the platform, Droid is one specific brand on Verizon). Often overlooked is the newcomer, Windows Phone. How do the three mobile operating systems stack up?We broke down the three platforms into some of the most distinct categories so you can better understand the differences between them. Let’s take a look…Total Devices Before delving into the specifics of each operating system, one...
  • Report: Android, iOS Vie for Late Adopters

    09/02/2011 12:53:29 PM PDT · by bigbob · 18 replies
    Wireless Week ^ | 9-2-11 | Andrew Berg
    Those yet to pick themselves up a smartphone are an indecisive lot, as well as the next target market for Google and Apple, according to a report released yesterday by Nielsen. Among likely smartphone upgraders, it is the "Late Adopters" who are most likely to say they are "not sure" which operating system they'd like in their next smartphone. According to Nielsen, fully 30 percent of late adopters are not sure which mobile OS they're targeting when they make the leap to a bigger, better device. However, among those who say they are usually the first to embrace new technologies,...
  • Hypocritical Google Lashes Out At Apple And Microsoft

    08/05/2011 9:29:38 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Paul Thurrotts Supersite for Windows ^ | 8/4/2011 9:19 AM | By Paul Thurrott
    On the one hand, the tech industry is awash in patent trolls, companies that own generally spurious patents for technologies they didn't really invent, which exist solely to sue other companies into licensing said technologies. On the other, we have tech companies that have patents for technologies that they did, in fact, invent (or at least purchase legitimately) and, as important, use in actual products. These companies, too, must sue others to protect their patents, but for far more legitimate reasons. Google is upset about the latter kind of company, and it's citing two heavy-hitters, Apple and Microsoft, as example...
  • Apple promises fix for iPhone security flaw

    07/09/2011 9:03:57 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 46 replies ^ | 7 July 2011 | Shane Richmond
    Germany’s IT security agency warned that Apple’s iOS - the operating system that runs the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch - has a ‘critical weakness’ that would allow hackers to run malicious code. The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) said that opening an infected PDF on an iOS device could allow malicious programs to run on the device. An Apple spokesperson said: "Apple takes security very seriously, we're aware of this reported issue and developing a fix that will be available to customers in an upcoming software update." The BSI said that no attacks had yet been detected...
  • iOS, iPad web use still outpacing all Android devices combined

    04/04/2011 7:44:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | March 4, 2011 | By Daniel Eran Dilger
    A broad sample of millions of website visitors detailed by Google Analytics indicates that the entire Android ecosystem combined, while slightly ahead of Apple's iPhone 4, continues to be outpaced by Apple's iOS, largely due to the rapid growth of iPad. This mirrors additional data that underlines Apple's lead in both mobile browsing and app sales, refuting recent reports that claim Android is displacing iOS. Despite regular reports that Google's Android platform has passed iPhone 4 in both installed base and growth, Jeff Tribble of SEO firm ROI365 notes that the firm's analytics data covering 4 million unique visitors across...
  • Trend Micro: Android much less secure than iPhone

    01/12/2011 6:09:36 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 16 replies
    Electronista ^ | 11 Jan 2011 | Electronista Staff
    Trend Micro chairman Steve Chang warned in an interview published today that Android was significantly more open to attack than iOS. Google's decision to allow some open-sourcing and to have only a light approval touch let malicious coders get more information about how to stage viruses and other malware. Apple's decision to close off much of the iPhone OS, sandbox code and to vet apps more closely may have antagonized some, Chang told Bloomberg, but has also led to a more secure platform.
  • Developers Will Focus on WinPho7 and Android Apps in 2011

    11/05/2010 6:59:40 AM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 17 replies
    PCWorld ^ | November 5, 2010 | John P. Mello Jr
    The iPhone will be losing some of its popularity among developers, advertisers, and publishers next year as the app makers try to diversify their offerings to other platforms. In 2011, developers will be concentrating their efforts on making apps for Windows Phone 7, Android and the iPad, according to a report released today by Millenial Media, Digiday, and Stifel Nicolaus. The analysis--based on interviews with developers, publishers, and advertisers--shows that 29 percent plan to support Android in 2011, 20 percent will focus on the Windows Phone 7 and Apple's iPad, and 12 percent will target RIM's Blackberry platform. By contrast,...
  • Android is number one OS among US phone buyers over the last six months

    10/05/2010 11:09:02 AM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 56 replies
    Engadget ^ | Oct 5th 2010 | Vlad Savov
    BlackBerry OS? Dead! iOS? Dead! Symbian? Never stood a chance. Android's exponential growth has today been illustrated by Nielsen's statisticians who present us with the above chart of recent US smartphone purchases. It shows that over the six months leading up to August 2010, 32 percent of American new phone buyers had grabbed themselves a device with Google's OS on board, which is comfortably ahead of RIM at 26 percent and Apple at 25 percent. These results corroborate NPD's figures on the matter -- which peg Android at 33 percent of new US purchases -- and reiterate the idea...
  • Devs bet big on Android over Apple's iOS

    09/27/2010 7:52:33 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 62 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | September 27, 2010 | By Gregg Keizer
    Computerworld - A majority of mobile application developers see Google's Android as the smart bet over the long run even as they vote for Apple's iOS in the short term, according to a survey published Monday. The survey, conducted jointly by Appcelerator and IDC, polled more than 2,300 developers who use Appcelerator's Titanium cross-platform compiler to produce iOS and Android native applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Of those developers, 59% said that Android had the "best long-term outlook," compared to just 35% who pegged Apple's iOS with that label. ... To make things even tougher for Apple down the...
  • Gartner Says Android to Become No. 2 Worldwide Mobile Operating System in 2010

    09/10/2010 8:56:33 AM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 36 replies
    Gartner Research ^ | September 10, 2010 | Gartner
    STAMFORD, Conn., September 10, 2010 —    The worldwide mobile operating system (OS) market will be dominated by Symbian and Android, as the two OSs will account for 59.8 percent of mobile OS sales by 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. ... Gartner predicts that by 2014, open-source platforms will continue to dominate more than 60 percent of the market for smartphones. Single-source platforms, such as Apple's iOS and Research In Motion's OS, will increase in unit terms, but their growth rate will be below market average and not enough to sustain share increase. Windows Phone will be relegated...
  • Lid Blown Off O'Neill/Suskind Hoax

    01/12/2004 12:12:01 PM PST · by mondonico · 88 replies · 1,273+ views
    Power Line ^ | 1/12/04 | Hindrocket
    Laurie Mylroie sent out an email about Paul O'Neill's appearance on 60 Minutes last night; she notes what appears to be a major error in Ron Suskind's book, which casts doubt on the credibility of both Suskind and O'Neill. Here is the key portion of Mylroie's email: "In his appearance this evening on '60 Minutes,' Ron Suskind, author of The Price of Loyalty, based to a large extent on information from former Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill, made an astonishing, very serious misstatement. "Suskind claimed he has documents showing that preparations for the Iraq war were well underway before...
  • California: FERC dispatches new energy cops to Calif. beat

    09/27/2002 11:13:42 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies · 280+ views
    Yahoo via Reuters ^ | Friday September 27, 7:56 pm ET | Nigel Hunt
    LOS ANGELES, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Federal energy regulators are dispatching officials to monitor the Californian power grid to avoid a repeat of the state's disastrous power crisis, the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said on Friday. ADVERTISEMENT FERC Chairman Pat Wood said "two senior market oversight people" were relocating from Washington D.C. to Folsom, California, the headquarters of power grid management agency the California Independent System Operator. "They will be overseeing the grid on my behalf and on behalf of the other (FERC) commissioners," Wood said, noting the officials had his cell phone number. The move was...