Nadella’s challenge: Saving Microsoft

In my recent debate with Ed Bott over Microsoft’s future, the public bought Ed’s arguments that Microsoft will have a bright, shining future with Satya Nadella as CEO. The judge though gave me the win because he agreed that “Nadella’s challenges outweigh his support and time window won out. After all, there are a lot of […]

Bad Microsoft Android patents may lie behind Samsung lawsuit

At this point, it’s hard to say exactly what’s going on in Microsoft’s patent contract dispute with Samsung. The two companies may just be fighting out their contract terms or it could be the first shot at Microsoft’s Android patent portfolio.

Microsoft’s heavily redacted lawsuit was filed on August 1st in the US District Court […]

Apple and Samsung drop all patent lawsuits outside the US

Apple and Samsung agreed on Tuesday to drop their patent lawsuits outside the US. But their patent wars aren’t over yet. The two technology giants will continue to battle on within the U.S. courts system.

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Google fixes Android’s Fake ID security hole

Bluebox Security, a mobile security company, has found a serious Android security hole that dates all the way back to Android 2.1. This hole, Fake ID, can be used by malware to impersonate trusted applications without any user notification.

Can you say bad news? I knew you could.

By enabling malware to act like already […]

Samsung’s Tizen smartphone OS: Dead or alive?

By 2011, Android had just become the most popular smartphone operating system. At the time it still seemed possible for another mobile operating system to play a major role in the market.

That was then. This is now. With the news that Samsung will not be releasing its Tizen-powered Samsung Z in the third quarter, […]