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Google patches Android icon permissions attack

Network World on Security - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 01:22
Google has issued a patch for an attack that could lead an Android user to a phishing site, according to security vendor FireEye.

Ruckus unveils cloud-based Wi-Fi management

FierceWireless News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 01:10

Ruckus Wireless' new Smart Wi-Fi Access Management Service (SAMS) shifts local network infrastructure--such as WLAN controllers, authentication servers, captive portals, advertising engines and content filtering--into the cloud, a move the company claims will enable businesses to more quickly and easily roll out public Wi-Fi hotspots.

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TM Forum Live! in Kuala Lumpur Puts Service Providers in the Driver’s Seat for Improving Agility and Customer Experience

TM Forum Press Releases - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 00:00
In today’s digital world, customer experience and big data analytics are at the heart of running a successful business, and embracing virtualization is key to agility and improving the bottom line. To address these topics and more, TM Forum is taking its flagship TM Forum Live! conference series on the road to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sept. 2-3, with an agenda targeted specifically for the ASEAN marketplace.

Ericsson's strategy chief and M&A guru Doug Gilstrap to leave company

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:37

Ericsson said Doug Gilstrap, the vendor's global head of strategy, will resign from his role as of Aug. 1. Gilstrap, one of CEO Hans Vestberg's top lieutenants, has been with the company since August 2009.

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Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 nets positive reviews

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:26

Microsoft is in the process of rolling out its latest smartphone operating system, Windows Phone 8.1, and reviewers have been almost universally positive of the latest version of the platform. Importantly, Windows Phone 8.1 stands up well against its larger rivals, Apple's iOS and Google's Android, according to the reviews.

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Verizon cuts pricing for 'More Everything' subs who bring their own phone

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:19

Verizon Wireless said customers who are on month-to-month contracts or who bring their own phones can now get discounts on their service pricing by moving to the carrier's "More Everything" shared data plans.

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Google's Android did not have touchscreen support - until after the iPhone launched

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:00

Google's Android platform has grown into the world's most popular smartphone operating system, but before Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007 it did not support touchscreen inputs, according to court documents.

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Jetpack for WordPress pushes patch for two year-old flaw

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:59
The developers behind Jetpack, one of WordPress' most popular plugins, have patched a serious flaw introduced in 2012 that would enable an attacker bypass access controls and publish posts to any website hosted on the blogging platform.

Report: Amazon to release 3D smartphone in second half of 2014

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:32

The Amazon smartphone rumor mill is churning once again, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the online retailer will release a smartphone in the second half of 2014.

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T-Mobile to drop domestic overages for all plans, calls on AT&T, Verizon and Sprint to follow suit

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 11:07

T-Mobile US will drop its overage fees for all of its domestic plans and is launching a petition to get Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint to do the same thing.

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Your no-fuss, fail-safe guide to protecting Android devices

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 09:43
As Android's popularity continues to climb, it's increasingly joining the workplace. In its early days, Android had little in the way of security, relegating it to personal use. But over the years, Google has upped the ante in terms of Android security, as have third-party vendors.

AT&T hacker Weev released from prison after appeals court overturns conviction

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:08
Andrew Auernheimer, known online as "weev," has won an appeal against his conviction for exploiting a vulnerability in AT&T's website to collect the email addresses of Apple iPad users. The 2010 incident earned him a 41-month prison sentence.

Orange secures 2 operators for new Orange Alliance programme

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:23

Orange has unveiled a new international partnership programme called Orange Alliance that the French operator said will help spread its services and products to markets where it does not have a foothold.

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Apple smart devices protected from 'Heartbleed' bug

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 07:15

Apple said users of smart devices running its iOS software face no risk from a flaw in the OpenSSL web security standard, despite BlackBerry working up a fix for its messenger service for iOS and Android devices.

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IDC: Global wearables shipments to reach almost 112 million in 2018

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:36

Shipment volumes of wearable technology are expected to exceed 19 million units in 2014, more than tripling last year's sales.

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Report: Sawiris ready to invest up to $2B in Telecom Italia

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 06:20

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said he is prepared to invest between $1 billion (€1.38 billion) and $2 billion in Telecom Italia if Telefónica withdrew from the company, and said the Italian company needed funds for future investments.

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Vodacom, MTN, boost mobile subs with Nashua Mobile deal

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 05:38

South African operators Vodacom and MTN agreed to acquire mobile subscribers from Nashua Mobile for a reported 2.26 billion rand (€155 million/$214 million), as the reseller prepares to exit the local mobile market.

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Vivendi rebuts claims by Martin Bouygues of 'anomalies' in SFR process

FierceWireless News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:17

Vivendi said over the weekend that comments made in an interview with Le Figaro by Martin Bouygues about the process to select a buyer for SFR represented a "one-sided" version of the events and refused to enter into a debate with the CEO of the Bouygues Group.

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Guardian, Post win Pulitzers for NSA spying coverage

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:01
The Washington Post and the U.S. edition of the Guardian newspaper have each won a public service Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the leaks by Edward Snowden that revealed the extent of surveillance on ordinary citizens.

Box patches Heartbleed flaw in its cloud storage systems

Network World on Security - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 03:05
Box has patched the Heartbleed security hole on its servers and has advised its customers to change their passwords.