Subscribe to:

Subscribe to :: TheGuruReview.net ::

Mobile

Banner

Flash Drives To Become More Secure And Faster

February 27, 2015 by Michael   | Category: Mobile
Flash Drives To Become More Secure And Faster

Flash drives in mobile devices are set to become faster and secure thanks to a new standard signed off by the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association. eMMC version 5.1, will allow for a new mobile storage that will provide faster access. Flash drives based on eMMC 5.1 can handle 4K streaming and more data-intensive tasks. Samsung has started making 64GB, 32GB and 16GB drives based on the new standard and is shipping units to customers, but has not said whether those drives will be used in the Galaxy... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Google Continues Wooing Enterprise Users With Android For Work Launch

February 27, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Google Continues Wooing Enterprise Users With Android For Work Launch

Google Inc rolled out an initiative  to make smartphones running its Android software more appealing to corporations, a move that could help extend the Internet technology giant reach into workplaces. Google said on its official blog that its Android for Work program will provide improved security and management features for corporations that want to give their employees Android smartphones. Smartphones supported by the new initiative will be able to keep an employee’s work and personal apps... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Google Acquiring Softcard’s Mobile Wallet Technology

February 25, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Google Acquiring Softcard’s Mobile Wallet Technology

Google announced it has reached a deal with three of the country’s major cellular carriers to acquire “technology and capabilities” from Softcard, a competing mobile wallet app created jointly by the telecom operators. But the deal appears to be less about technology and more about branding. The biggest immediate change is that Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile will begin pre-installing Google Wallet on new Android smartphones later this year — something that had been blocked... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Visa Europe Announces New Mobile Payments Method

February 25, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Visa Europe Announces New Mobile Payments Method

Visa Europe has announced a new, more secure way for consumers to pay retailers usinng their mobile phones,a move that could set the stage for Apple’s  Apple Pay and rival mobile payment services to be introduced into Europe in the coming months. Visa Europe said on Tuesday it would introduce to member banks by mid-April a “tokenization” service which substitutes random numbers for a user’s credit card details when a merchant transmits transaction data, reducing the risk... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Antitrust Case Against Google Over Android Apps Dismissed

February 24, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Antitrust Case Against Google Over Android Apps Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed an antitrust lawsuit that alleged Google harmed consumers by forcing Android mobile phone makers to use its apps by default. The plaintiffs were given three weeks to amend their complaint. The two consumers who filed the suit failed to show that Google’s allegedly illegal restrictive contracts on manufacturers of Android devices resulted in higher prices on phones, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman said in a Feb. 20 ruling. The complainants, who were seeking... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

SIM Card Maker Gemalto Sees Little Impact From Hacking

February 24, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
SIM Card Maker Gemalto Sees Little Impact From Hacking

Gemalto said  its initial investigations into a reports that U.S. and British spies had gained unauthorized access to it systems showed its products were secure and it thus did not expect a significant financial impact. Gemalto’s shares fell sharply late last week after news website Intercept reported a hack by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). The hack into the world’s biggest maker of phone SIM cards allowed the... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Android Malware Fake Shuts Down Phones To Steal Data

February 23, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Android Malware Fake Shuts Down Phones To Steal Data

Next time you turn switch off your Android mobile phone, you might want to pop the battery out as an extra precaution. Security vendor AVG has spotted a malicious program that fakes the sequence a user sees when they shut off their phone, giving it freedom to move around on the device and steal data. When someone presses the power button on a device, a fake dialog box is shown. The malware then mimics the shutdown animation and appears to be off, AVG’s mobile malware research team said in a blog... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Samsung Moving Toward Mobile Payments With LoopPay Acquisition

February 20, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Samsung Moving Toward Mobile Payments With LoopPay Acquisition

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has acquired U.S. mobile wallet startup LoopPay, signaling its intention to launch a smartphone payments service to compete with rival Apple Inc. Mobile payments have been slow to catch on in the United States and elsewhere, despite strong backing. Apple, Google, and eBay Inc’s PayPal have all launched services to allow users to pay in stores via smartphones. The weak uptake is partly because many retailers have been reluctant to adopt the hardware and software... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

BlackBerry Files New Patent Complaint Against Typo

February 19, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
BlackBerry Files New Patent Complaint Against Typo

BlackBerry ramped up its battle with Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Products LLC, filing a new complaint that accusing the company’s new keyboard case for the iPhone of also infringes on its patents. Last March, the Waterloo, Ontario-based smartphone pioneer won an injunction against the first iteration of the Typo case made for some of Apple’s iPhone devices. BlackBerry is now seeking another injunction to halt sales of the redesigned Typo 2 case as well. BlackBerry, in a new complaint filed... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Ford Wants To Partner With Tencent For Hi-tech Drivers In China

February 18, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Ford Wants To Partner With Tencent For Hi-tech Drivers In China

Ford Motor Co  wants Tencent Holdings Ltd to customize its popular chatting app for the firm’s cars in China, as automakers in the world’s largest market woo drivers that care about high-tech features as much as engine size. Rivals including Daimler and Nissan Motor Co Ltd are also looking at ways to give drivers safe, hands-free access to mobile apps in China, home to the world’s largest number of smartphone users. WeChat is China’s most prevalent chatting app, with about... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Flip-Phones Oddly Increasing In Popularity In Japan

February 17, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Flip-Phones Oddly Increasing In Popularity In Japan

Japanese shipments of traditional flip-phones picked up pace in 2014 for the first time in seven years while smartphone shipments dropped, highlighting Japanese consumers’ tenacious attachment to the familiar and typically less expensive older models. Nicknamed “Galapagos” phones because they have evolved to meet unique Japanese standards and tastes, flip-phone shipments rose 5.7 percent to 10.58 million in 2014, data from market researcher MM Research Institute Ltd shows. Smartphone... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Xiaomi Testing U.S. Waters, Launches Phone Accessory Store

February 16, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Xiaomi Testing U.S. Waters, Launches Phone Accessory Store

The biggest Android mobile phone manufacturer that most Americans have probably never heard of is making its first foray into the U.S. market. Xiaomi, which in just four years has gone from nothing to leading the Chinese market, will launch a U.S. version of its online shopping site later this year but it won’t sell the low-cost, high-spec phones for which the company has gained its reputation. Instead, it will offer a selection of phone accessories like battery packs and headphones. That doesn’t... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

After Introduction Of Kill Switch, Smartphone Thefts Have Dropped

February 13, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
After Introduction Of Kill Switch, Smartphone Thefts Have Dropped

The number of thefts and robberies of smartphones, particularly iPhones, is declining in New York, London and San Francisco, according to a recently released study. Law enforcement officials, who have been at the forefront of demands to include a “kill switch” in all smartphones, hailed the news as proof that the technology is working as a deterrent. In San Francisco, overall robberies and thefts dropped 22 percent from 2013 to 2014, but those involving smartphones were down 27 percent.... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Smartphone Dating Apps Pose Corporate Security Risks

February 12, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Smartphone Dating Apps Pose Corporate Security Risks

The millions of people accessing dating apps on company mobile phones could be exposing themselves and their employers to hacking, spying and theft, according to a report released by IBM. IBM security researchers said 26 of 41 dating apps they analyzed on Google Inc’s Android mobile platform had medium or high severity vulnerabilities, in a report published on Wednesday. IBM did not name the vulnerable apps but said it had alerted the app publishers to problems. Apps such as Tinder, OkCupid... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)

Alibaba Looking To Push Own Mobile OS With Latest Deal

February 10, 2015 by mphillips   | Category: Mobile
Alibaba Looking To Push Own Mobile OS With Latest Deal

China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is taking a $590 million stake in a little known domestic smartphone maker as the e-commerce giant explores ways to expand its mobile operating system in a shrinking, cut-throat handset market. Extending a previously muted push into hardware, Alibaba said will acquire an unspecified minority stake in smartphone maker Meizu Technology Co. Dwarfed by rivals like Xiaomi Inc, privately owned Meizu’s slice of China’s smartphone market is estimated by... 

Read More Leave a Comment (View Comments)
Page 1 of 84123451015202530...Last »