Archive for the ‘WinPhone’ Category

Alcatel wants to be Android, but different – and another crack at the Windows market

Tim Anderson, The Register, 3/3/17 MWC Alcatel, a brand of Hong Kong-based TCL Communication, has announced the A5 LED at Mobile World Congress, which it claims is “the world’s first interactive LED-covered smartphone.” Before you quip “and there’s a reason for that”, have some sympathy for the plight of Android vendors struggling to differentiate their […]

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Posted on March 3, 2017 at 8:52 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, Blackberry, iOS, Mobile Technology, WinPhone

Malware has never been so mobile

AFP Relax News, 9/9/16 Smartphone and tablets have become the new cyberwar battleground for hackers and high-tech miscreants according to new data from Nokia. Nokia’s Threat Intelligence Report for the first half of 2016, published Thursday, shows that mobile device malware infections jumped by 96% between January and June. The report, which draws data from […]

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Posted on September 9, 2016 at 8:33 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HP turns to Windows 10 for mobile devices, cuts reliance on Android

Agam Shah, ComputerWorld, 8/15/16 The company has no interest in selling low-cost Android mobile devices HP has dabbled in many operating systems over the last few years, but the company always seems to come back to Windows. The company is building a mobile device strategy around Windows 10 Mobile and is slowly cutting its reliance on […]

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Posted on August 15, 2016 at 9:06 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, Mobile Technology, WinPhone

Windows 10 phones are getting NFC payments at last

Napier Lope, The Next Web, 6/23/16 Windows Phones mostly achieved feature parity with iOS and Android with Windows 10, but the lack of NFC payments has been a glaring omission. That’s starting to change today. Windows Insiders running builds 14360 or higher can run an updated Microsoft Wallet app to make mobile payments with their MasterCard […]

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Posted on June 23, 2016 at 9:10 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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PayPal drives another nail into the Windows Phone and BlackBerry coffins

Mashable, 5/26/16 In February, PayPal launched a new version of its mobile app, 6.0, and it wants iPhone and Android users to upgrade to it until the end of June. Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Amazon Fire users, however, are getting a different message: Paypal is discontinuing the app on these platforms on June 30. In […]

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Posted on May 26, 2016 at 7:27 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Converged PC and smartphone is the future, says Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth

Tim Anderson, The Register, 3/15/16 Though ‘it’s hard to see’, adds Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, told The Register that converged devices – phones that can also be PCs – are the future of personal computing. Shuttleworth was at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona last week, where Ubuntu exhibited to show off […]

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Posted on March 15, 2016 at 8:56 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Intel shows budget Android phone powering big-screen Linux

Tim Anderson, The Register, 2/29/16 Move over Continuum: No customers yet, but Intel’s ready and waiting MWC16 Intel is showing what it calls “Big Screen Experience” at Mobile World Congress, an Android smartphone which runs a full Linux desktop when plugged into an external display. The concept is broadly similar to Microsoft’s Continuum for Windows […]

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Posted on February 29, 2016 at 8:40 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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New Android ransomware uses clickjacking to gain admin privileges

Lucian Constantin, ComputerWorld, 1/28/16 The app overlays system dialogs on top of the device administrator confirmation window and hijacks users’ clicks File-encrypting ransomware applications that target Android devices are becoming increasingly sophisticated. One new such program is using clickjacking techniques to trick users into granting it administrator privileges. Clickjacking is a method that involves manipulating […]

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Posted on January 28, 2016 at 9:02 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Even Samsung’s tiny Tizen OS is now bigger than BlackBerry

  Vlad Savov, The Verge, 11/9/15 In a mobile market dominated by Apple’s iPhone and Google’s stable of Android devices, there’s very little room for any more competitors. Microsoft can only muster a couple of percentage points as the distant third-place contender, and everyone else’s share is measured in mere fractions. As bad as that was, […]

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Posted on November 9, 2015 at 12:50 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Windows devices account for 80% of malware infections transmitted via mobile networks

Gregg Keizer, ComputerWorld, 9/24/15 Microsoft may have just a single-digit slice of the mobile market, but there’s one segment of mobile that it’s winning: Malware infections delivered via mobile networks. According to a Wednesday report from Alcatel-Lucent’s Motive Security Lab, in June Windows devices accounted for 80% of the infections spotted on hardware that relied […]

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Posted on September 24, 2015 at 8:44 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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