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  • News: Hackers threaten BlackBerry over London riot pledge

    Inside BlackBerry, the official BlackBerry Blog, has been targeted by hackers in what appears to be retaliation for RIM revealing it will "assist the authorities" in tracking down rioters that have spread violence across the UK over the past three days.

  • News: Can a UV Light Kill Keyboard Nasties?

    I'm not a particularly germophobic person. I use hand sanitizer only when I hear people cough, I eat at my desk (and I pound the crumbs out of the keyboard once a month), and I live by the 5-second rule. But the arrival of the ViraShield, a $250 UV light device by VirWall that claims to kill the bacteria, viruses, and mold on your equipment, got me wondering about what kinds of nasties I was sharing my keyboard with--and whether I could really get rid of them. After all, those creepy-crawlies could be giving me the flu or salmonella. (Or maybe my chronic workplace fatigue crops up just because I'm, well, at work.)

  • News: App Makers May Be Exposing Your Sensitive Data to Hackers

    Some popular apps store sensitive data such as user names and passwords and credit card information in plain text on your phone's memory, making the data an easy target for hackers. A Chicago-based mobile forensics company called viaForensics recently found as much after completing an audit of dozens of the most popular apps on both iOS and Android platforms.

  • News: Report: Tribune Co. Developing Tablet for Its Newspapers

    The Tribune Co., one of the largest newspaper companies in the country, is working on a tablet to offer its subscribers, according to a report from CNN. Tribune owns the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, the Orlando Sentinel, a few other daily newspapers and 23 television stations.

  • News: BlackBerry's QNX-Based Phones Expected to Underwhelm Users

    If you were keeping your hopes up for a BlackBerry superphone running the QNX OS, you will be disappointed. Research In Motion is set to launch an underwhelming range of QNX-based phones next year, according to a BGR report, that will be as good as dead on arrival. Here's why:

  • News: Apple 'to launch iOS 5 beta 6 on 17 August'

    Apple is going to launch the sixth beta version of iOS 5 on Wednesday 17 August, it has been claimed.

  • Feature: Five of the best free Android apps for Facebook

    Recent research by Ofcom revealed that 57 percent of smartphone owners that access the web from their device use their handset to visit social networking sites, making it the most popular net-based mobile activity.

  • How-Tos: How to check your Android device for malware

    The amount of malware designed to infect mobile phones running Google's Android has surged, security researchers have revealed.

  • News: Fifth of Brits have lost a mobile phone

    A fifth of Britons have lost a mobile phone, yet two-thirds of us don't bother password-protecting our handsets. Security company Sophos warns users of the dangers of leaving handsets unprotected now that so much personal information is stored on or accessible from them

  • News: RIM to 'assist authorities' in catching rioters that used BBM

    Research in Motion (RIM), makers of BlackBerry devices, have confirmed they will "assist the authorities" in helping identify rioters that used the BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) service to organise looting and violence across the UK.

  • News: Lenovo to release new Le tablet and smartphone in Q3

    Lenovo will launch a new tablet and smartphone during the third quarter in the Le series which has so far been launched only in China, a company spokeswoman said Tuesday.

  • News: Remains of the Day: With the greatest of ease

    High-tech devices meet low-tech smuggling methods in China, consumers won't be replaying iTunes movies anytime soon, and how do Apple's computers boot up? Not so fast, says one company. The remainders for Monday, August 8, 2011 don't drop their cargo at the first sign of an Imperial starship.

  • Opinion: Scammers Shift Targets Beyond the PC

    Career criminal Willie Sutton was often quoted saying that he robbed banks "because that's where the money is." The legend sounds good, but Sutton actually said in his biography, "Go where the money is...and go there often."

  • Opinion: Windows Phone Manager Quits Microsoft to do Startup

    Microsoft veteran and Windows Phone Manager Charlie Kindel announced Monday he would be leaving Microsoft after 21 years to start a new company.

  • News: Google, Oracle still battling over Android e-mail

    Google and Oracle continue to tussle over a potentially damaging e-mail in the ongoing lawsuit over alleged Java patent violations in the Android mobile OS.

  • News: Orange and Apple offer free film downloads every thursday

    Orange has teamed up with Apple to give its customers the chance to download a free film from the iTunes store every Thursday.

  • News: 4 reasons Windows Phone 7 will beat iPhone and Android

    Microsoft has a relatively long history with mobile operating systems, stretching back to the mid-nineties and Windows CE. Developed originally for "embedded systems," Windows CE quickly found its way into PDAs and eventually phones, and while consumers never warmed to the platform, it did achieve a level of success in the enterprise.

  • Feature: Five of the best free iPhone apps for Facebook

    Recent research by Ofcom revealed that 57 percent of smartphone owners that access the web from their device use their handset to visit social networking sites, making it the most popular net-based mobile activity.

  • How-Tos: How to take a screen grab on a BlackBerry

    Initially taking a screen grab from your Smartphone might seem a bit pointless.

  • News: Black Hat: Apple does well but Microsoft does better with enterprise security

    While still not great, the operating systems behind Apple desktops, laptops and phones are getting more secure, researchers at Black Hat say. While not recommended for corporate use unless it’s in islands within larger networks, the OSX operating system has made strides, says Alex Stamos, who lead a team of researchers from iSec Partners that researched the OSX and Windows 7 operating systems.



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