This year 1.86 billion mobile phones will be sold around the world, according to one survey. Play that out and in four years there will be more mobile devices than humans.Read More >
Microsoft expects to ship as many copies of its Windows 7 operating system in the next 6 months as it shipped in its entire 18 month history.Read More >
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.Read More >
First the U.S. Army, and now the Air Force are making smart phones their next priority. Right now, the U.S. Air Force is weighing the decision to move towards commercial, off-the-shelf smart phones (e.g., the iPhone or Google Android) for field operations. Their greatest concern is being able to obtain the highest level of encryption that can ensure secure classified processing on a smart phone.Read More >
Thanks to the increasing use of popular technologies such as smartphones, laptops, tablets, and mobile Internet applications, the adoption of mobile broadband services will double in 2011.Read More >
An article by io9 (Gawker Media) provides an insider glimpse from the 2011 Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, which headlined a variety of international hackers, scientists, and high-tech gurus who demonstrated how easy it is to break into an individual’s computer, phone, bank card, and more.
Are PDFs no longer safe? The PDF file is one of the most commonplace formats today, but is one of the easiest to break. In fact, the PDF format is so insecure that a hacker can embed a program inside of it, which you would never be able to see, and enable it to attack your computer.Read More >
Smartphone mobile apps aren't just for entertainment and GPS navigation; today's sophisticated apps turn handsets into advanced tools in an incredible range of settings. In fact, new research shows that doctors are increasingly using mobile apps as part of their professional practices.Read More >
Automobiles have been playing an increasingly significant role in the Internet of Things, from GPS navigation systems to smartphone-connected entertainment consoles. And now, as reported on Engadget, AT&T has announced a partnership with BMW to provide always-on wireless connectivity to future automobile models.Read More >
A new series of smart appliances just announced by LG will--in addition to having smart grid connectivity--communicate with each other over the network, as well as connect to owners' smartphones and tablet devices, giving them control over a wide range of energy-saving and diagnostic functions--bringing the kitchen to the forefront of the Internet of Things.Read More >