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July 24, 2013
by sjvn01
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Ubuntu Edge might just change the computing world

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and its parent company, Canonical, is making a bet with the technology market. He’s betting that enough of you will be willing to invest in a smartphone that can double as a PC, the Ubuntu Edge, … Continue reading

July 19, 2013
by sjvn01
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Can any tablet OS challenge Android and iOS?

Based on Microsoft’s latest earnings report, its Surface RT is a flop. This, in turn, means that Windows RT has failed. But, there are many other would-be tablet operating system challengers to Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS. Seriously, though, do … Continue reading

July 17, 2013
by sjvn01
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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

July 15, 2013
by sjvn01
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Android should embrace a Windows-style security update model

When it comes to security, Android 2013 is a lot like Windows in the 1990s and much of the 2000s: A mess. Still, Microsoft got one thing right with security early on. Starting with Windows 98, Microsoft released regular direct-to-user … Continue reading