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Apple Wins In Court Against HTC (And Android)

June 24, 2014

In court on Monday, Apple scored a victory in patent lawsuit against HTC, and, by extension, Google Android. A court ruled that HTC had violated at least two claims within a patent filed by Apple that turns phone numbers and addresses into actionable links. HTC says it is working on a workaround.

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Hacking Macbook Batteries

June 24, 2014

The firmware on your Apple computer battery could be compromised, says a security researcher who discovered the default passwords are left in the clear. The researcher, Accuvant's Charlie Miller, says he plans to reveal the full details (and a solution) at his talk at Black Hat USA next Thursday in Las Vegas.

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iPhone App "Shoulder Surfs" Passwords

June 24, 2014

A South Africa security company has found a way to digitally shoulder surf passwords from iPhones and iPads.

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Samsung leads in Smartphone Growth

June 24, 2014

According to IDC, in its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Samsung shipped 2.4 million units in the first quarter of 2010, and 10.8 million in the first quarter of 2011. That's a 350 percent increase over the previous year.

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Apple Changes Its Geolocation Policies

June 24, 2014

Perhaps bowing to public--and Congressional--pressure, Apple made several concessions on geolocation caching in Wednesday's iOS update.

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