Microsoft Takes B&N's Nook Off Android

By Robert Vamosi | 5/1/12 6:39 AM

Microsoft thinks it has the perfect iPad-killer tablet, and best of all it's already on the market--but under a different name and operating system.

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Podcast: Erik Peterson On MAP 2.0

By Robert Vamosi | 4/10/12 2:52 AM

This week's podcast, Erik Peterson, Principal Engineer at Mocana, discusses MAP 2.0 with Robert Vamosi, and relates his experience bringing Mocana's unique mobile app protection solution to Apple's iOS.

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Apple Wins In Court Against HTC (And Android)

By Robert Vamosi | 12/20/11 6:35 AM

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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Android Tablets Take 20 Percent of the Market

By Robert Vamosi | 8/17/11 2:14 AM

According to ABI Research, within the last 12 months Android tablets have gained and now hold 20 percent of the market against iPads. But the analysts don't think the open source OS will ever dominate the tablet market in part because none of the Android-tablet vendors pose enough of a challenge to Apple's iPad.

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The Cone of Silence: Apple iPhone Glitch Causes Audio Lockdown for Thousands of Toyotas

By JDavis | 2/10/11 7:33 AM

Toyota, one of the world’s top auto makers, issued an alert to 200 dealers that a software glitch in the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPod Nano 6G can affect the audio in many of their cars. Upon discovery of this technical issue, Toyota warns that Apple’s operating systems are incompatible with the car’s audio. When used, the iPod displays a “Loading” message, and the USB input for the device is completely unusable, leaving the consumer in unexpected silence.

This software glitch with iPhone and iPad devices, which occurred when the iOS4.1 iTunes software update was released last fall, has already impacted tens of thousands of Toyota’s best-selling models that include the Yaris, Corolla, Prius, and LandCruiser.

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Tech Giants Launching Internal Mobile App Stores

By JDavis | 11/16/10 9:50 AM

Smartphones and similar mobile devices--BlackBerrys, iPhones, Android mobiles and now iPads as well--are rapidly gaining acceptance within the enterprise environment. And now, according to a recent BusinessWeek article, tech giants link IBM and Google are responding with their own internal app stores, delivering company-sanctioned apps to their employees' smartphones.

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New User Privacy Concerns for iPhones, iPads

By JDavis | 10/4/10 11:19 AM

As recently reported on The Register, a new report from Eric Smith at Pennsylvania's Bucknell University looks at privacy concerns in Apple's iOS -- used by their iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad devices. The concerns are centered around Apple's Unique Device Identifier ("UDID"), a serial number present on these devices that can be collected by installed apps.

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The Smart Grid-Connected Home of the (Very Near) Future

By JDavis | 8/24/10 2:43 PM

A recent article on CNET News looks some of the latest innovations in smart, green consumer technology in the home. Much of the new technology taking shape today will rely upon the increasing presence of smart grid utilities.

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Apple Security Breach Allows for Total Unauthorized iPhone Access

By JDavis | 8/2/10 2:18 PM

As reported on Gizmodo, an easily exploited security vulnerability has been discovered that affects all iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches running iOS 3.1.2 and later, including the most recent iOS 4. All that's potentially necessary to render a device vulnerable to this breach is visiting an online PDF file--an extremely common occurrence. As reported on Gizmodo,

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iTunes Store Hacked by Rogue Developer

By JDavis | 7/5/10 9:17 AM

A developing story on Engadget reports that, just this weekend, the top 50 books by revenue category on the iTunes App Store had been dominated by 42 titles from a single developer. Additionally, these titles appeared to have virtually no user reviews, and featured possibly stolen content.

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