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FTC Orders Apple, Google, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Samsung To Divulge Mobile Security Practices

coondoggie quotes a report from Networkworld: The Federal Trade Commission today said it issued a 10-page letter to eight leading players in the mobile communications arena requiring them to tell the agency how they issue security updates to address...
by Remote Network on May 9, 2016

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deal With Glare On Cellphones?

An anonymous reader writes: As far as I know, I am not particularly sensitive to glare; I've used CRTs in offices full of overhead fluorescent lights, and just ignored the terrible reflections, and I've worked in places where the natural sunlight cle...
by Remote Network on Mar 28, 2016

Ask Slashdot: Are You Excited About Upcoming 4-inch iPhone or 9.7-inch iPad Pro?

If rumors are to be believed, at its 'Let Us Loop You In' event on Monday, Apple will launch a new smartphone dubbed "iPhone SE," and a new tablet dubbed "iPad Pro." According to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, who has a reliable track record with Apple news,...
by Remote Network on Mar 21, 2016

LG Releases First Smartphone With DAB+ Chip

An anonymous reader writes: LG have released the first smartphone with built-in DAB+ circuitry,allowing users to listen to digital radio without consuming mobile data bandwidth. The LG Stylus 2 will initially be released in the United Kingdom, Austra...
by Remote Network on Mar 14, 2016

Galaxy S7 vs iPhone 6S: Samsung Has the Upper-Hand, For Now

MojoKid writes: To look at Samsung's new Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones, on the surface, one might mistake them for only a modest uplift of bells and whistles, and perhaps a light rebuffing of the phone's design language. However, one of the prima...
by Futuristic Car Design on Mar 10, 2016

McAfee Says He Lied About iPhone Hacking Method To Get Public Attention

blottsie writes: McAfee, who founded of one of the first companies to offer antivirus software, claimed on CNN and Russia Today, as well as in a Business Insider column, that he could bypass the advanced encryption protecting the phone without Apple'...
by Futuristic Car Design on Mar 7, 2016

Samsung Galaxy S7's Moisture Warning Prevents Charging When Wet

MojoKid writes: The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge don't officially launch for a few more days, but some carriers appear to have shipped pre-orders early and some phones are already in consumers' hands. One early Galaxy S7 Edge owner appears to have t...
by Remote Network on Mar 6, 2016

Tracking Caucusgoers By Their Cell Phones

Okian Warrior writes: Dstillery gets information from people's phones via ad networks. When you open an app or look at a browser page, there's a very fast auction that happens where different advertisers bid to get to show you an ad. Your phone sends...
by Remote Network on Mar 4, 2016

Israeli Troops Who Relied On Waze Blundered Into Deadly Palestinian Firefight

An anonymous reader writes: Israeli forces mounted a rescue mission in a Palestinian neighborhood after gun battles erupted when two soldiers mistakenly entered the area because of an error on a satellite navigation app, Israeli authorities said Tues...
by Remote Network on Mar 1, 2016

UK Snooper's Charter To Extend Police Access To Phone and Internet Data

An anonymous reader writes with this news from the Guardian about a proposed expansion of UK government agencies' power to eavesdrop under the so-called "snooper's charter": Powers for the police to access everyone's web browsing histories and to hac...
by Remote Network on Mar 1, 2016

Apple Is Said To Be Working On an iPhone Even It Can't Hack

An anonymous reader writes with this story at the New York Times: Apple engineers have already begun developing new security measures that would make it impossible for the government to break into a locked iPhone using methods similar to those now at...
by Remote Network on Feb 24, 2016

World's First Modular Smart Phone Hits the Market

An anonymous reader writes: Out before the much anticipated Google Modular Phone Project ARA, is a new phone from Fairphone: The Fairphone 2. This phone is claimed to be the the worlds first real modular phone. Fairphone is more than just a phone man...
by Remote Network on Feb 23, 2016

Internet By Light Promises To Leave Wi-Fi Eating Dust

schwit1 writes: Connecting your smartphone to the web with just a lamp - that is the promise of Li-Fi, short for 'light fidelity,' which features Internet access that is 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. French start-up Oledcomm demonstrated the revolutio...
by Remote Network on Feb 23, 2016

Worlds First Modular Smart Phone Hits the Market

An anonymous reader writes: Out before the much anticipated Google Modular Phone Project ARA, is a new phone from Fairphone: The Fairphone 2. This phone is claimed to be the the worlds first real modular phone. Fairphone is more than just a phone man...
by Remote Network on Feb 23, 2016

Indoor LTE Wireless: Not To Be Overlooked At Mobile World Congress

alphadogg writes: Likely to get lost among the shiny new Android and Windows smartphones and tablets at this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona are demonstrations of technology that could bring LTE indoors over the 3.5 GHz wireless spectrum ba...
by Remote Network on Feb 23, 2016

ARM: Mobile Graphics Will Surpass PlayStation 4, Xbox One In 2017

AmiMoJo writes with a report from Venturebeat on the state (and predicted future) of mobile-device graphics: ARM, the technology design company responsible for the popular ARM CPU architecture, is preparing for another big leap in computational power...
by Remote Network on Feb 23, 2016

DoJ Wants Apple To Decrypt 12 More iPhones

tlhIngan writes: The Wall Street Journal (paywalled) is reporting that the Department of Justice is seeking Apple's help in decrypting 12 other iPhones that may contain crime-related evidence. The cases are not identified, though a list of the 12 pho...
by Remote Network on Feb 23, 2016

LAW - Apple's Obstruction of Justice

"Judge's order to Apple over attacker phone encryption unlocks privacy concerns" PBS NewsHour 2/17/2016IMO there is NO Constructional Right to allow hiding of criminal activity, especially when there is a warrant.  Privacy should not used as an...
by Mage Soapbox on Feb 22, 2016

MWC 2016: Samsung Welcomes Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

After months of circling rumor land’s drain, Samsung’s seventh generation flagship phones have finally arrived. The Korean tech giant has announced the two phones at Barcelona today on its Unpacked event in Mobile World Congress. The two highly...
by The Techie Lifestyle on Feb 22, 2016

MWC 2016: Alcatel Hero 4, Hero 4S and Plus 10

Mobile World Congress has officially begun and the first company to send in its new products is Alcatel. The company’s keynote is where three new interesting devices made their debut – the Alcatel Hero 4, Hero 4S and the Hybrid Plus 10.The two He...
by The Techie Lifestyle on Feb 21, 2016


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