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August 11, 2013
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Canonical will win even if Ubuntu Edge doesn’t make its $32 million

Canonical , Ubuntu‘s parent company, made a bet. It wagered that there were enough visionaries out there to crowd-source 32-million dollars for the first Linux-powered combination smartphone/PC, the Ubuntu Edge. It seems that the company will lose that wager, but … Continue reading

August 2, 2013
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Android’s seven best new security features and one lingering security problem

Google’s latest version of Android, Jelly Bean 4.3, has many good features. Under the surface, though, Google added five significant security features. On top of that, Google has added two other new features that work with almost all currently used … Continue reading

July 17, 2013
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Third-party app released to fix Bluebox Security Android hole

Almost two-weeks after Bluebox Security announced a vulnerability in Android’s security model that could enable attackers to convert most Android applications into Trojans, and more than a week after Google released the fix for it, the vast majority of Android … Continue reading