|Forum: Smartphone, Wireless, and Mobile Technologies|
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|1:|| Blocking WiFi Networks at Conferences May Result in FCC Fines|
A hotel group is to settle with FCC $600,000 for blocking WiFi.
|Oct 4, 2014|
|2:|| New Vulnerability Found in iOS Apps Using Wi-Fi|
"The problem revolves around the impact of HTTP redirections caching in mobile applications."
|Oct 29, 2013|
|3:|| Firefox Ships Updated OS 1.1 Into More Markets Around The World|
We continue to enhance Firefox OS to deliver the best experience for the many people around the world buying their first smartphones.
|Oct 9, 2013|
|4:|| Report: Android OS Hit By 79 pct of Malicious Attacks|
Android is the world's most popular mobile operating system, and the memo blamed its high share of attacks on its "market share and open-source architecture".
|Aug 28, 2013|
|5:|| Microsoft and Others Back FairSearch Complaint In Europe Over Google Android Apps|
The complaint describes Google's Android operating system as a "trojan horse", offered to device makers for free. In return they are "required to pre-load an entire suite of Google mobile services and to give them prominent default placement on the phone," the complaint reads.
|Apr 9, 2013|
|6:|| App Developers New Privacy Guidelines From FTC Include Do Not Track For Mobile|
..the FTC says platforms and developers should require agreement when sensitive information like geolocation is accessed, and that they should consider doing the same for less sensitive but still personal data like photos or contacts.
|Feb 1, 2013|
|7:|| Firefox OS Developer Preview Phones Announced|
These developer phones are being developed by Geeksphone in partnership with Telefonica and Geeksphone.
|Jan 22, 2013|
|8:|| Ubuntu OS Phones To Be Shown At CES Las Vegas 2013|
The code will initially be released as a file which can be installed on Google's Nexus 3 phones to replace Android.
|Jan 3, 2013|
|9:|| Google Changes In-App Ads To Combat Accidental Clicks On Smartphones|
...we're introducing confirmed clicks into all in-app image ad banners on smartphones, which reduces accidental clicks by prompting the user to confirm that they intended to click on the ad.
|Dec 14, 2012|
|10:|| Google Maps for iOS|
Google has finally released the long awaited Maps application for iPhone.
|Dec 13, 2012|
|11:|| Android App Reviews Now Require Google+ Account|
When users attempt to post a review, they will be presented with a pop-up box notifying them of the new policy.
|Nov 27, 2012|
|12:|| Google Tackles Android Fragmentation With New SDK Licensing Agreement|
"You agree that you will not take any actions that may cause or result in the fragmentation of Android, including but not limited to distributing, participating in the creation of, or promoting in any way a software development kit derived from the SDK."
|Nov 16, 2012|
|13:|| Windows Phone 8 Launches|
Microsoft finally released Windows Phone 8, which they say is the most personal smartphone there is.
|Oct 30, 2012|
|14:|| Mozilla Smartphone Open OS Ready Late 2012|
Speaking at a press conference in Sao Paulo, Gary Kovacs, chief executive of Mozilla, said this openness would make a difference to the way applications on phones operate.[br][br]B2G aimed to make apps more like webpages and able to share data and links, he said. It did this by basing everything on the latest web standard known as HTML5.
|Apr 21, 2012|
|15:|| Amazon, Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft and RIM Agree To Improve Privacy In Mobile Apps|
|Feb 23, 2012|
|16:|| QR Codes on Posters - Might Be Stickers for Malicious Sites|
Cybercriminals are exploiting QR code popularity by placing their own stickers on top of the origiinal QR codes to take people to more nefarious sites.
|Dec 25, 2011|
|17:|| Adobe Discontinues Flash on Mobile Devices|
Adobe announced it is ceasing development of its Flash plugin for mobile devices, as the company refocuses its efforts on HTML5.
|Nov 12, 2011|
|18:|| Mozilla Plans To Build Mobile and Tablet OS, Boot To Gecko|
Mozilla revealed preliminary plans today to take the Gecko engine that drives its Firefox browser and turn it into an open-source operating system that will eventually work on phones and tablets.
|July 26, 2011|
|19:|| Microsoft and Nokia Team Up Over Smartphones|
Nokia has joined forces with Microsoft in an attempt to regain ground lost to the iPhone and Android-based devices.
The deal would see Nokia use the Windows phone operating system for its smartphones, the company said.
Microsoft's Bing will power Nokia's search services, while Nokia Maps would be a core part of Microsoft's mapping services.
|Feb 11, 2011|
|20:|| Your iPhone Passwords Can Be Stolen In Under Six Minutes|
Researchers in Germany say they've been able to reveal passwords stored in a locked iPhone in just six minutes and they did it without cracking the phone's passcode.
The attack, which requires possession of the phone, targets keychain, Apple's password management system.
Among passwords that could be revealed were those for Google Mail as an MS Exchange account, other MS Exchange accounts, LDAP accounts, voicemail, VPN passwords, WiFi passwords and some App passwords.
|Feb 10, 2011|
|21:|| Amazon Launches Appstore Developer Portal For Mobile App Developers|
"It is a new self-service tool that allows mobile application developers, Android developers in particular, to join our Appstore Developer Program and submit apps for the upcoming launch of the Amazon Appstore for Android."
|Jan 5, 2011|
|22:|| iPhone Skype Now has Full Video - No WiFi Needed|
"...ability to make video calls, allowing iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and fourth-generation iPod touch users to share real-time video amongst each other and users of Skype's Windows, Mac, and Linux clients along with the ASUS Videophone."
|Dec 30, 2010|
|23:|| Mobile Networks Want Apple, Facebook, Google, To Pay For Bandwidth|
"As mobile and Web companies add videos, music and games, operators including France Telecom SA, Telecom Italia SpA and Vodafone Group Plc want a new deal that would require content providers like Apple and Google to pay fees linked to usage."
|Dec 9, 2010|
|24:|| Nielsen: Android Now Most Popular O/S Among Smartphone Buyers|
"Among all smartphone owners, Blackberry still holds the dominant share with 31 percent of the market, though its lead over Apple is declining."
|Oct 5, 2010|
|25:|| Windows Phone 7 - Released To Manufacturing|
Today is the day that the Windows Phone team has been driving towards, and we're very excited to say that we've reached the biggest milestone for our internal team - the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Phone 7!
|Sept 2, 2010|
|26:|| Android Trojan Discovered: Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a|
"Purporting to be a harmless media player application, the Trojan, once installed, actually sends out SMS text messages without the users' knowledge or consent."
|Aug 11, 2010|
|27:|| Consumer Reports "we can't recommend the iPhone 4."|
Our findings call into question the recent claim by Apple that the iPhone 4's signal-strength issues were largely an optical illusion caused by faulty software that "mistakenly displays 2 more bars than it should for a given signal strength."
|July 12, 2010|
|28:|| Apple and AT&T Sued Over iPhone 4 |
"The lawsuit focus on the antenna design problems, making several claims..."
|July 2, 2010|
|29:|| AT&T Vulnerability Exposes 100K iPad Email Addresses|
"The hacker group that claims to have discovered the weakness - the group calls itself Goatse Security - said it was able to trick AT&T's site into coughing up more than 114,000 e-mail addresses, including those apparently of famous media personalities and important government officials."
|June 10, 2010|
|30:|| Apple Sells Two Million iPads In Under 60 Days|
"Apple today announced that iPad sales have topped two million in less than 60 days since its launch on April 3."
|May 31, 2010|
|31:|| New WiFi Frequency Set to Turbo Charge WiFi|
"Wi-Fi is about to lay claim to a new frequency band that could result in speeds at least 10 times faster than what's currently available."
|May 10, 2010|
|32:|| AntiTrust Division of DOJ Said to be Investigating Apple App Policies|
"... the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission are locked in negotiations over which of the watchdogs will begin an antitrust inquiry into Apple's new policy of requiring software developers who devise applications for devices such as the iPhone and iPad to use only Apple's programming tools."
|May 3, 2010|
|33:|| Hewlett-Packard to Buy Palm for $1.2 Billion|
"Hewlett-Packard said Wednesday that it would acquire Palm, the struggling cellphone maker, for $1.2 billion in cash, including the assumption of debt."
|Apr 28, 2010|
|34:|| Adobe Ditches Development Of Flash For iPhone|
"Adobe Systems has gone from touting its technology for building Flash applications that run on the iPhone to canceling future development of that technology."
|Apr 21, 2010|
|35:|| Android App MarketPlace Limited to Smart Phones|
"We ask our partners to build compatible devices, and we provide handset manufacturers with a Compatibility Test Suite"
|Apr 5, 2010|
|36:|| Apple vs Google : Apple Sues Android Phone Manufacture HTC|
"...By going after the biggest Android manufacturer, Apple is putting all Android cell phone makers, and by extension Google, on notice. The battle lines are now drawn."
|Mar 2, 2010|
|37:|| AT&T Selects Yahoo to Replace Google on Android Phones|
"... AT&T went out of their way to replace Google search with Yahoo."
|Mar 2, 2010|
|38:|| "Google does not vet Android applications"|
"Google doesn't test Android Software Apps for malware or security issues. Report of an online banking phish causes Google to pull 50 apps from their Android marketplace."
|Jan 12, 2010|
|39:|| Apple To Buy Mobile Ad Network Quattro Wireless|
"The announcement of the acquisition might come as soon as tomorrow, upping the ante in the mobile advertising business significantly."
|Jan 5, 2010|
|40:|| Does the Proprietary iPhone Hardware Mean the Competitors Have an Opportunity?|
"Apple is doing what they did with desktops back in the 80's. They made a closed system again. Android is going do to the Iphone what Windows did to IBM. I don't get why they can't learn from their mistakes. Money has never been in hardware it is all about software.
|Dec 27, 2009|