Archive for the ‘Mobile Technology’ Category

Huge number of Android devices vulnerable to new catastrophic Wi-Fi attack

The Next Web, 10/16/17 Earlier today, reports emerged that the popular WPA2 Wi-Fi encryption protocol was fundamentally flawed, and could allow an attacker to intercept and read traffic sent across a wireless network. Now, details are emerging about the scale and severity of the problem. The attack – known as a key retransmission attack (or KRACK) – sees […]

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Posted on October 16, 2017 at 6:21 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, Mobile Technology

Microsoft’s Edge browser now has iOS, Android versions

Peter Bright, ArsTechnica, 105/17 The Arrow Launcher on Android has been renamed and promoted from the Garage. In a bid to improve cross-device user experience, Microsoft today released betas of its Edge browser for iOS and Android. The browsers have been developed to address a gap in the current Edge experience: with Windows Mobile all but unused, […]

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Posted on October 5, 2017 at 11:37 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, iOS, Mobile Technology

iOS 11 is here with improved multitasking and AR

Steve Dent, Engadget, 9/22/17 It’s update (and backup) time. With multitasking, ARKit and more AI smarts, iOS 11 is one of Apple’s biggest iOS updates yet. It just started rolling out around the world, so don’t be surprised to see a message on your iPhone or iPad soon. If you’ve been procrastinating, now would be a good time […]

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Posted on September 22, 2017 at 3:42 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: iOS, Mobile Technology

US carriers partner on a better mobile authentication system

Steve Dent, Engadget, 9/22/17 Two-factor authentication (2FA) via SMS and a smartphone provides a heavy dose of additional security for your data, but as the US government declared last year, it’s not without its flaws. To fix that, the big four US mobile operators, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T have formed a coalition called the Mobile Authentication Taskforce to […]

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Posted on September 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google rushes to curb Oreo’s massive appetite for your 4G mobile data

Shaun Nichols, The Register, 9/7/17 The latest version of Android, version 8.0 aka Oreo, contains an unfortunate bug that causes phones to burn through their monthly mobile data allowances. Since installing the operating system update, folks’ devices have been forgoing Wi-Fi connections and using wireless broadband for all data transfers. This, as a result, has […]

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Posted on September 7, 2017 at 5:45 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, Mobile Technology

Inside Android Oreo’s quest to protect your phone

Lily Hay Newman, Wired, 9/7/17 Android’s recently released Oreo update packs in plenty of features, including a battery life boost and a notifications rethink. But Oreo’s most important improvements will happen behind the scenes, with a host of security updates designed to evolve with ever-expanding digital threats. From halting ransomware to blocking malicious apps and easing Android’s […]

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Posted on September 7, 2017 at 5:43 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, iOS, Mobile Technology

The first water-resistant BlackBerry will ditch the keyboard

Daniel Cooper, Engadget, 8/31/17 And it’s coming next month. TCL, the Chinese conglomerate that produces phones under the BlackBerry name, is going to broaden its appeal to more than just keyboard devotees. The company has revealed to Engadget that it will launch a full touchscreen device under the BlackBerry name at some point in October. It […]

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Posted on August 31, 2017 at 3:09 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, Blackberry, Mobile Technology

How Android Oreo and iOS 11 features compare to each other

Karkssa Bell, Mashable, 8/31/17 There’s a good chance your phone will be receiving a major update in the near future. Both Apple and Google are gearing up to launch the next versions of iOS and Android respectively. Google finally shipped Android Oreo (version 8.0) earlier this week, and Apple is putting the finishing touches on iOS 11 as we […]

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Posted on August 31, 2017 at 3:06 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, iOS, Mobile Technology

New Android malware that spreads via text can steal victims’ credit card details from other apps

Rob Price, BusinessInsider, 8/18/17 It’s wise not to enter your credit card details into shady-looking apps and websites if you don’t want your details stolen. But sometimes, not even the apps you know and trust are safe. A piece of malware detailed in a blog post from security firm Kaspersky is able to quietly steal victims’ […]

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Posted on August 18, 2017 at 8:47 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android phones could follow Apple’s lead with new 3D facial recognition

Brett Williams, Mashable, 8/18/17 Android phones sometimes follow Apple’s lead when it comes to key functionality features, and the next generation of smartphones could be no different. Future Android devices are expected to mimic one of the upcoming iPhone 8‘s most anticipated new features: 3D facial scanning. Qualcomm’s next generation of Snapdragon chips, which will be announced […]

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Posted on August 18, 2017 at 8:42 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, iOS, Mobile Technology