mobile

Mon
29
Sep
Brandon Dimmel's picture

FBI: Mobile Phone Encryption Puts Americans at Risk

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) director believes encrypting information on smartphones makes Americans less safe from violent criminals. In fact, James Comey suggests that smartphone companies may be marketing the feature in a way that ... actually encourages criminal behavior. Largely in response to the scandal involving the National Security Agency (NSA) and Edward Snowden , the world's largest mobile phone technology companies have introduced encryption systems designed to help users protect their data against government snooping. Last week Google announced it would enable ... (view more)

Fri
26
Sep
Brandon Dimmel's picture

New iOS 8 Release Plagued with Frequent Crashes

One of Apple's most fascinating new products is the recent release of iOS 8, the mobile operating system (OS) that is at the heart of its many devices, including: the iPhone, iPod, iPad, and Apple TV. Unfortunately, new reports suggest that iOS 8 is ... far less stable than its predecessor, iOS 7. Apple unveiled iOS 8 back in June, with the new mobile operating system finally being released on September 17, 2014. There's no doubt that iOS 8 has many exciting new features, including: an updated version of the Siri hands-free system , interactive notifications that let users respond to ... (view more)

Wed
24
Sep
John Lister's picture

How a $30 Cellphone Could Help Save a Mother's Life

A new project aims to use cellphones to give pregnant women in developing countries a lifeline. It's designed to tackle a problem of a reported 300,000 women each year dying during pregnancy or childbirth. The Zero Mothers Die project aims to use ... the cellphones in two ways. The first is as a way to send text and voice messages during the pregnancy, giving health information and tips. That's something that could be vital for women who don't have access to regular medical attention or the ability to read health advice online. The second part of the plan is that the phones will come ... (view more)

Fri
08
Aug
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Is a Kill Switch the Solution for Mobile Phone Theft?

California is about to implement a "kill switch" requirement for all smartphones sold there. The plan requires vendors sell smartphones equipped with a feature that allows owners to remotely disable the device if it is lost or stolen. California's ... kill-switch bill was approved by the state's assembly yesterday morning. Now, experts believe it's only a matter of time before Governor Jerry Brown signs the bill, making it law. Kill-Switch Software Wipes Personal Data, Locks Phone The bill mandates that smartphones contain software capable of wiping all personal data and ... (view more)

Fri
18
Jul
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Microsoft Announces Massive Job Cuts

Microsoft has announced plans to cut 18,000 jobs , or roughly 14 per cent of its total workforce, by June 2015. The bulk of the cuts will be in its phone unit Nokia, followed by firm's sales, marketing, and engineering divisions. The question is: ... will these job cuts help or hinder the company's growth? Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella says those affected by the cuts will be notified in the next six months. Microsoft is reportedly planning to offer affected employees generous severance and job transition packages worth an estimated $800 million. "The first step to ... (view more)

Mon
23
Jun
Brandon Dimmel's picture

'Minefield Mobile 1.4', and 'Screenshot Mobile 1.2'

Minefield Mobile 1.4 Interested in a unique take on the popular Minesweeper game for Microsoft Windows? Then give Minefield Mobile a try. This fun little program is compatible with Windows CE and Windows Mobile, making it the perfect game for people ... on the go. http://venea.net Screenshot Mobile 1.2 If you're looking for a screenshot program that will work on your Windows-based mobile device, check out Screenshot Mobile. It helps users to capture screens and convert them to several image formats, including PNG, JPG, and BMP. http://venea.net ... (view more)

Mon
19
May
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Beware Fake Kaspersky Antivirus Apps

Kaspersky Lab, a Russia-based firm and one of the world's most renowned PC security companies, is warning all consumers to carefully research any antivirus application before downloading it to their computers or mobile devices. Kaspersky Lab says it ... recently discovered several fake antivirus apps on Google Play and the Windows Phone app stores . Experts Warn: Kaspersky Mobile Not Legitimate One of the fake apps is called Kaspersky Mobile, which claims to protect a mobile device like a tablet or smartphone and costs just $4 USD. The application uses Kaspersky's own logo and other branding ... (view more)

Mon
12
May
Brandon Dimmel's picture

Leaked Screenshots Suggest Major Overhaul to Gmail

It appears that Google is getting ready to introduce a whole new user interface (UI) for its Gmail cloud-based email service. Leaked screenshots suggest the overhaul is substantial, meaning current Gmail users could face a significant challenge ... adjusting to the changes. If the screenshots are in fact legitimate, Google is hoping to meld its desktop version of Gmail closer to the mobile version, which is accessible through tablets and smartphones. In that way, it's similar to Microsoft's use of the touch-friendly interface that made its way onto desktop PCs when Windows 8 was released ... (view more)

Tue
29
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

'NFL Mobile for Android and iOS', and 'System Information X 1.7.3'

NFL Mobile for Android and iOS National Football League (NFL) Mobile is now available for Android devices and the iOS platform. This handy app provides die-hard football fans with constant updates for the biggest games of the week. Features ... including live scoring and play-by-play updates. http://www.nfl.com System Information X 1.7.3 Looking for information about your home or business computer system? Then give MiTeC's System Information X a try. This application provides you with reports on your system's operations. It's compatible with every Windows operating system since Windows 2000. http ... (view more)

Fri
23
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

Updated Google Maps Helps You Avoid Traffic Jams

There's nothing more frustrating than ending a long work day by waiting two hours for a traffic jam to clear up. That's why Google has announced plans to update the Google Maps mobile application to provide real-time updates for its users, thereby ... helping them avoid troublesome traffic areas. Google made the announcement on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. The update will give mobile Google Maps users real-time alerts about fender benders, new construction projects, and other potential traffic issues. Real-World Drivers Provide Traffic Updates Providing the data required for the service will be Waze ... (view more)

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