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Just wave DoCoMo wearable SIM for network access
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Blackphones coming in three weeks, will ship in millions, backers say
The Blackphone security-focused smartphone will go on the market in three weeks and "a few thousand" have already been sold through pre-orders, executives from the device's makers say.Encrypted communications provider Silent Circle and manufacturer Geeksphone introduced the Blackphone earlier this year to give users a way around data collection by governments and private companies. The US$629 device, made by a Swiss joint venture called SGP Technologies SA, runs a custom Android-based OS and was designed from the ground up to prevent hacking. It will offer secure and private voice and video calls, text messaging and file exchanges, as well as anonymous Internet use, the companies say.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

How to orange juice-proof your iPhone
Isn’t that a horrifying image above? Not just an iPhone, but also an iPad, both submerged in water…oh, the humanity! Like you, I’m always really, really careful whenever my electronics get anywhere near water. One fumble around a sink or a swimming pool or even a puddle and your expensive smartphone, pad computer, or whatever becomes an inert conversation piece (“Yep, that’s my Google Glass I fumbled in the bathroom last week”). And even when you’re really careful, there are the devices that, despite your utmost and most nervous care, can wind up in the drink simply because something goes wrong. I’m thinking about gadgets such as quadcopters.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Beyond the Hype: Real-world APT Solution Testing by NSS Labs
With data breaches from targeted attacks making the news, there is a lot of noise about "sandboxes" from vendors. But when NSS Labs issued an open invitation to join their independent real-world test, only 6 stepped up. See who they were, how they did and which NSS Labs Recommends. Learn more >>

Microsoft boosts Skype for iPhone speeds 5X
Using Skype on Apple iPhones will be five times faster than they are now with Microsoft’s release next week of Skype 5.0 for iPhone. The goal of rewriting the app “from the ground up,” says Microsoft in a blog, is to make Skype on iPhones familiar to anyone who has used Skype on Windows Phone and Android phones, but at the same time take advantage of features unique to iOS. +Also on Network World: iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending June 6 | Skype-based malware shows how 'peculiar' malicious code can be +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Apple's storage strategy: Clear, not cloudy
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The State of the Web Conferencing Market
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Apple likely to hold iWatch event in October, report says
With WWDC now behind us, it's time to start focusing on the hardware that will run Apple's latest and greatest software offerings. Of course, we all know that new Macs are likely on the horizon, and we definitely can bet on new iPhones with larger screens dropping sometime later this fall, but there's another piece of Apple hardware that might see the light of day in just a few months - the mythical iWatch.Rumored to be in development for over two years now, Re/Code's John Paczkowski recently published a post relaying that Apple will be planning a special media event to announce the iWatch sometime in October. While all Apple rumors should always be taken with a grain of salt, Paczkowski's rumors are typically more accurate than most, so that's something to keep in mind.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending June 6
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Google unseats Microsoft as the U.S. browser powerhouse
Google has unseated rival Microsoft as the leading browser maker in the U.S. for the first time, Adobe said this week, citing data from its analytics platform.The rise in Google's domestic fortunes followed Microsoft's reduction to second fiddle worldwide in May 2013.According to the Adobe Digital Index (ADI), a measurement of browser usage based on tracking visits to the average U.S. website, Google's desktop and mobile browsers -- Chrome on both platforms, the aging Android browser on the latter only -- slipped past Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE), which retained its premier position on the desktop but had little to show for its effort on smartphones.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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