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  • News: Prevent stolen iMessages with a SIM PIN

    A week ago, Ars Technica reported on a flaw within Apple’s iMessaging system. iMessage, you’ll recall, is Apple’s iOS 5 alternative to sending traditional SMS and MMS messages. The problem Ars reported in short: A lost or stolen iPhone could continue to receive iMessages directed towards your cell phone number—even if you remotely wiped the iPhone’s data, moved your number to a new phone, or changed your Apple ID’s password.

  • News: Samsung scores victory against Apple in Germany

    The changes Samsung Electronics has made to its Galaxy Tab 10.1 are enough so that it is no longer a copy of Apple's iPad, a judge at the district court in Düsseldorf, Germany, said on Thursday.

  • News: EU mobile roaming proposals face flack from all sides

    Both new and existing telecoms operators have expressed caution about the European Union’s plans to extend price caps on European roaming charges.

  • News: Grand Theft Auto III leaps to top of UK App Store charts

    Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto III was the top paid-for app for the week ending 18 December on both iPhone and iPad, Apple has revealed.

  • News: LightSquared says GPS has to accept interference

    Mobile startup LightSquared wants the FCC to declare that it has the right to use spectrum next to the GPS band and that navigation device makers do not.

  • News: Voicemail added to Textfree app for iPhone

    Textfree Voice + VM—the app that lets iPhone users make calls and send free texts over Wi-Fi—has been upgraded with a new voicemail feature.

  • News: RIM's No Good, Very Bad Year: A Look Back at 2011

    As the final days of 2011 tick away, there is one iconic tech company that is probably thankful this year is finally winding down. RIM has had an epic year -- in the tragic sense -- and has fallen precipitously from its once dominant place among mobile platforms.

  • News: Verizon confirms software update coming to Galaxy Nexus

    A software update is coming to adjust the wireless signal strength indicator on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone, Verizon Wireless confirmed Wednesday, less than a week after the new Android 4.0 device began shipping.

  • News: Kickstarter Project Gives Your iPhone Solar Power

    Let's face it: Not everyone is happy with the battery life on their iPhone. New York’s Douglas Tam thinks he may be able to help not just keep your iPhone alive, but to keep it green: The Monster Watts Hybrid Solar Battery Case not only keeps your iPhone safe in a durable case, but it also charges its battery (which is used to charge your phone) using solar power.

  • News: Timeline: RIM's very bad year

    The story, "Timeline: RIM's very bad year," posted to the wire Dec. 16, incorrectly stated the percentage amount by which RIM's net income dropped in the third quarter from the year earlier period. The correct amount is 71 percent. The penultimate paragraph has been changed on the wire to correct the figure and now reads:

  • News: Amazon adds magazines, PDF support to Kindle iOS app

    iOS device owners who can’t get excited about Amazon’s recent software update for the Kindle Fire may be far more interested to learn about the company’s latest updates to the Kindle e-reading app.

  • News: iPad polishing 'responsible for Pegatron blast'

    Dust created by polishing iPad cases was probably responsible for causing an explosion at a Pegatron plant in Shanghai that injured 61 workers, it has been claimed.

  • News: PayPal tests mobile payments in Sweden

    PayPal is testing mobile payments using NFC (Near Field Communications) stickers in Stockholm, allowing users to pay for goods at two stores using Apple's iPhone and Android-based smartphones.

  • News: Japan mobile carriers to expand mobile touch payment beyond Sony standard

    Japan's three biggest mobile phone companies said Wednesday they will adopt international standards for touch payment systems, expanding beyond the current implementation by Sony.

  • News: RIM is so popular! Amazon, Microsoft, Nokia have all mulled buyout

    Separate reports Wednesday morning show that Research in Motion, despite being battered this year for everything from outages to late products to lost market share, hasn’t been without its admirers.

  • News: Nokia ditches Symbian name, next version just called Nokia Belle

    The next version of Nokia's Symbian OS will be called Nokia Belle, the company said ina blog post on Wednesday.

  • News: Pros and Cons of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

    The concept of “bring your own device” – BYOD – is a growing trend for business IT. There are a variety of benefits to allowing users to supply their own PC and mobile devices, but there are also some concerns. Make sure you understand both in order to embrace BYOD with confidence.

  • News: Security minefield: 'Bring your own device' will bedevil IT security in 2012

    The rapid adoption of the newest mobile devices -- especially the Apple iPhone and iPad and the Google Android-based equivalents -- will be a huge disruptive force in enterprise security next year. Not only will there be pressure to decide how to protect and manage these devices, which are growing as malware targets, the complexity of this task is magnified many times over because companies are allowing employees to use their own personal smartphones and tablets for business purposes -- what's sometime called "bring your own device" (BYOD).

  • News: Look, touch and feel: How your mobile interface will morph in 2012

    The mobile user interface is set for a range of changes in the next 12-24 months, creating new modes for users to interact with their devices, and with other devices nearby and network-based services.

  • News: Samsung 'most popular smartphone manufacturer in the UK'

    The battle between Samsung and Apple for smartphone superiority continues with comparison website Broadband Genie claiming around a third of all smartphones sold in 2011 were Samsung.



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