Vulnerability Exposes 900M Android Devices—and Fixing Them Won’t Be Easy

Brian Barret, Wired, 8/11/16 The latest Android vulnerability to fret about isn’t limited to any particular device, or any specific firmware version. That’s because it doesn’t start with Android at all, but with Qualcomm, the company that provides internal components for hardware manufacturers. Lots of them. In this case, 900 million Android smartphones with Qualcomm […]

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Posted on August 11, 2016 at 11:36 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Lenovo is making the first consumer phone with Google’s Project Tango

  Chris Welch, The Verge, 1/8/16 Coming this summer for under $500 Project Tango is moving from experiment to a feature that Lenovo hopes will sell phones. Tonight at CES, Lenovo and Google have announced that the former will be the first manufacturer to release a consumer handset with Project Tango built in. And there’s […]

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Posted on January 8, 2016 at 8:50 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HP’s BYOD service protects mobile devices and PCs

Agam Shah, ComputerWorld, 11/13/14 Hewlett-Packard wants to make BYOD (Bring your own device) easier for small businesses through a new cloud-based service to manage and protect mobile devices and PCs. The company’s Web-based Touchpoint Manager service, launched Monday, can remotely check the health of smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. It can also issue alerts and […]

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Posted on November 13, 2014 at 8:53 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Mobile growth is about to be staggering

Kevin Kelleher, CNN Money, 2/20/2013 “I remember traffic lights before smartphones,” sighed a friend as we sat in traffic behind a car that remained still after the light had turned green. Sure enough, the driver’s head was tilted downward as if lost in solemn prayer — or, more likely, a texting/map/music app — a small […]

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Posted on February 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Mozilla launches two Firefox OS-based phones for developers

Mikael Ricknas, IDG News Service, 1/23/2013 Shipping will start in February at low price points Mozilla has launched Keon and Peak, two smartphones based on the web-centric Firefox OS platform. The first phones will start shipping in February, and have been developed in cooperation with Spanish operator Telefonica and Geeksphone, which is based in Madrid. […]

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Posted on January 23, 2013 at 9:28 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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HTML5 for mobile developers

Santthosh Selvadurai, MobiForge, 1/11/2013 When it comes to touch-screen mobile devices, native applications have led the way in terms of performance, speed and tighter integration to specific platforms. Unbound by the need to conform to standards, native apps could rapidly take advantage of the latest hardware and operating system innovations, while Web technologies always had […]

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Posted on January 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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M.Dot Builds Better Mobile Site Creator, Gets Archimedes Labs’ Largest Investment Yet

 Billy Gallagher, TechCrunch, 7/9/2012 Archimedes Labs, a Palo Alto incubator, has made its largest startup investment to date, backing mobile web development startup M.dot. Neither side would disclose financial details. M.dot is still in private beta testing, and co-founders Dominik Balogh and Pavel Serbajlo tell us they plan to launch this fall. M.dot is a […]

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Posted on July 9, 2012 at 11:11 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Mozilla Close to Cracking HTML5 Mobile Hardware Integration for Android

Dan Rowinsk, ReadWriteWeb, 6/6/2012 One of the biggest problems facing HTML5 development for mobile devices is the ability to tie the software to the hardware. It is a daunting task that has proved slow going by developers trying to figure out how it can be done. The fundamental problem is this: How do you tie […]

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Posted on June 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AT&T unveils a new API platform for HTML5 apps

Nancy Gohring, IDG News Servic, 1/9/2012 The operator also said it plans to launch an online store for HTML5 apps this year AT&T is hoping to encourage developers to use HTML5 with the release of a new API platform. “It’s essentially a rich set of APIs and tools aimed at furthering the HTML5 appeal as […]

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Posted on January 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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New Generation GPS Satellite Begins Testing

Dan Elliot, MobileTechToday, 12/14/2011 In what is being called the “guinea pig” for a new generation of GPS satellites, called Block III, a prototype is beginning the testing process at a Lockheed Martin facility. The Block III satellites are expected to allow military and civilian users to determine their position within three feet, compared with […]

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