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  • News: Six tips for mastering Siri

    Siri, the artificially intelligent assistant built into the iPhone 4S, is fun to show off. You can joke around with Siri, scoring funny replies if you ask it to beam you up, open the pod bay doors, or share its favorite color. But Siri offers more than just a source of amusement: It can also help you get more things done with your iPhone. Here's how to master Siri's nuances, turning it from a parlor trick to impressive productivity tool.

  • News: Consumer Watchdog calls for investigation of Carrier IQ, carriers

    Consumer Watchdog has called for a U.S. government investigation of Carrier IQ, the maker of tracking software for mobile phones, and its users.

  • News: Security roundup for week ending Dec. 2: Carrier IQ stink, SCADA troubles

    If a cyberattack from a hostile foreign source ever hit a public electric or water utility, affecting its industrial control systems, causing America's critical infrastructures to fail, would we understand that had even happened? We have more doubts than ever, after every twist and turn in the saga that began with the Nov. 10th "Public Water District Cyber Intrusion" report from the Illinois Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center (STIC) that set off a media firestorm after the report was leaked to the media. The Illinois STIC report said a cyberattack from Russia had hit an Illinois water facility, causing a water pump to fail. The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI, in tandem with the Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT), has since concluded that Illinois STIC report was in error http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/120111-scada-faq-253663.html?hpg1=bn. It may have been—it would not be surprising if reasonable doubts remain--but this episode of intelligence failures and slow response times has laid bare how poorly prepared America is, as Network World Editor in Chief John Dix summarizes in his editorial, "The Water Pump Alarm" http://www.networkworld.com/columnists/2011/120111-editorial.html. This fiasco related to the Curran-Gardner Townships Public Water District in Springfield, Illinois , which offers a rare glimpse into how the secretive intelligence-gathering "Fusion Centers" promoted by DHS really operate—raises the question whether America's critical-infrastructure response system even works at all—or is need of critical re-thinking http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/120111-scada-253659.html?hpg1=bn.

  • Opinion: iOS Safer from Malware than Android, Security Firm Says

    A new report from security firm McAfee finds mobile threats are on the rise, and iOS users seem to be much safer than Android fans.

  • News: Carrier IQ's own marketing claims undercut its defense

    An increasingly besieged Carrier IQ (CIQ) yesterday insisted that its software is designed only to help wireless carriers diagnose operational problems on networks and mobile devices. But its own marketing material for one of the products raises doubts about that claim.

  • News: Carrier IQ, HTC Sued in Wiretap Claim

    A lawsuit was filed today in a federal district in Missouri against the maker of a controversial smartphone program and handset manufacturer HTC, claiming the companies have unlawfully intercepted private electronic communications from private mobile phones, handsets, and smartphones.

  • News: Carrier IQ Test: Android App Detects Controversial Software

    A free app to detect Carrier IQ, a controversial piece of software installed on smartphones without their owners' knowledge, was made available at the Android Market Friday.

  • News: IDC on 2012: Prep for cloud wars, mobile explosion, higher IT spending

    Researchers at International Data Corp. say some big battles will be brewing in 2012 in the cloud, mobile and Big Data arenas, so much so that "companies like Microsoft, HP, SAP, RIM, and others -- including Apple -- will face 'crossroads moments' in 2012. By the end of the year, we should have a good idea which vendors will -- and won't -- be among the industry's leaders at the end of the decade," said Frank Gens, senior vice president and chief analyst at IDC in a statement.

  • News: How to turn off Carrier IQ on your iPhone

    To provide specific steps for how to turn off Carrier IQ, a new ninth paragraph has been added to the Computerworld (US) story, "How to turn off Carrier IQ on your iPhone," which posted to the wire Thursday. The new paragraph reads:

  • News: Carrier IQ again asserts no user data is logged or sent

    A new statement from Carrier IQ reiterates the company's insistence that it doesn't log or send personal data or information to carriers.

  • News: Cornell Prof: Carrier IQ affair 'my worst nightmare'

    A Cornell University professor is calling the controversial Carrier IQ smartphone software revelations a privacy disaster.

  • News: Mobile devices, social media in 2012 means more work 'around the clock': Gartner

    2012 will be the year when Google Apps will chip away at the Microsoft Office market, as the rise of mobile devices and social media could make managing a work-life balance impossible, Gartner has claimed.

  • News: Carrier IQ, Mobile Services Grilled over Spyware Charges

    Carrier IQ, the mobile diagnostic company recently accused of installing rootkits on more than 140 million devices worldwide, says it's using its software for good, not evil. But some critics suggest CIQ's software may violate federal wiretap laws, a charge CIQ vehemently denies.

  • News: Cable group to sell spectrum to Verizon for $3.6 billion

    SpectrumCo, a joint venture among Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, has agreed to sell mobile spectrum licenses covering 259 million U.S. residents to Verizon Wireless for US$3.6 billion, the companies announced Friday.

  • News: MediaTek and Opera integrate Mini browser on feature phones

    Opera Software will work with MediaTek, a designer of software and chipsets for low-end phones, on integrating the Norwegian company's Mini browser on feature phones, Opera said on Friday.

  • News: Mobile giving grows up

    Since the 2010 Haiti earthquake -- when millions of dollars were raised through texts -- mobile giving has moved beyond disaster aid to all types of charitable fundraising efforts. Even churches are getting in on the act.

  • News: 'What's your handle?' to replace 'What's your number?'

    Forget phones numbers and email addresses. The era of the Internet handle is emerging.

  • Feature: PC Advisor's most commented stories of the week – December 2nd 2011

    There's been plenty of tech stories dominating the news this week, from Facebook admitting it's made mistakes with privacy to Windows XP being named next year's biggest security threat.

  • News: Vodafone launches parental controls Android app

    Vodafone has launched Vodafone Guardian, a free parental controls app for smartphones running Google Android.

  • News: Apple triumphs over Samsung in Galaxy Tab 10.1 case

    Samsung's bid to get Apple’s injunction on its tablet PC, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, lifted in Australia has failed at the final hurdle.


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