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Google Chrome Gets Automatic Blocking of Malware Downloads

Google today revamped Chrome’s download blocking feature for malware. Google has already added the new functionality to the latest build of Chrome Canary.<p>All versions of Chrome will soon automatically block downloads and let you know in a message at the bottom of your screen. You will be able to …

Vulnerability lets attackers hijack iOS apps' web requests over WiFi (video)

Be careful which WiFi hotspots you use -- Skycure has just revealed a web-based exploit that lets attackers hijack a iOS device on the same network through its mobile apps. The technique intercepts some apps' attempts to cache a web status message, redirecting the request to a hostile server; after …

Smartphone Pin revealed by camera and microphone

<b>The Pin for a smartphone can be revealed by its camera and microphone, researchers have warned.</b><p>Using a program called PIN Skimmer, a team from the University of Cambridge found that codes entered on a number-only soft keypad could be identified.<p>The software watches your face via the camera and …

University of Cambridge

Open source can help the developing world, but it's not without challenges

Many see open source technology as an ideological tool -- a way to promote freedom in a world of closed, proprietary systems. For Canonical's Jono Bacon, Mozilla's Stormy Peters and Wikimedia's Tomasz Finc, it's more about improving humanity. Speaking at Expand, they argued that open code connects …

With 120M Users, Google Drive Gets Tighter Integration With Gmail

Eighteen months after it first debuted, Google Drive has 120 million active users. Today, it is launching additional features that bring it closer to …

Q3 2013: Android Hit 81.0% Smartphone Share, iOS Fell to 12.9%

Google’s Android operating system managed to grab exactly 81.0 percent smartphone share in the third quarter of 2013. Rounding out the top four smartphone operating systems were iOS at 12.9 percent, Windows Phone at 3.6 percent, and BlackBerry at 1.7 percent.<p>The latest quarterly figures come from …

How Secure Is Android, Really?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I keep hearing conflicting arguments on the state of Android security. Eric Schmidt says it's more secure than the iPhone, but people …

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Password

Cracking Wi-Fi passwords isn't a trivial process, but it doesn't take too long to learn—whether you're talking simple WEP passwords or the more …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Employment

Oracle and Bitzer Mobile

Oracle and Bitzer Mobile<p>Oracle Buys Bitzer Mobile<p>On November 15, 2013 Oracle announced it has acquired Bitzer Mobile, a provider of mobile …

Mobile

Samsung readying KNOX security for the Galaxy S4 in Europe

<i>SamMobile</i> insiders have discovered that the Samsung is currently preparing the Galaxy S4 GT-I9505, that’s the more common Snapdragon 600 version found in Europe and a few other regions, for KNOX support.<p>KNOX is Samsung’s proprietary security suite, which offers a range of features from Security …

Electronics Industry

REPORT: Millions Of Android Users Vulnerable To Security Breaches

The July 23 bulletin, obtained by the website Public Intelligence, reveals that Android — as the most widely used mobile OS — continues to be the target of attacks due to "its market share and open source architecture."<p>"44 percent of Android users are still using version 2.3.3 through 2.3.7 — known …

Android News

Schmidt: Google Now approach could work for businesses

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt tells CIOs they need to blow up their infrastructure pronto, argues Android is secure, and covers a lot of turf.<p>ORLANDO -- Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, said that the concepts and interface behind Google Now could be applied to corporations, …

Google Now

What Google's Chromecast Has That All the Other Web-to-TV Devices Don't

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google today announced a new Internet-to-television device, a well-developed area of technology that …

Chromecast vs. AirPlay: how do they compare?

Can Google finally take on one of Apple's best features?<p>Google's new Chromecast HDMI stick is a lot of things: it's a simple new way to bring internet video to your living room after the company stumbled with Google TV, it's a new platform for content creators like Netflix, and it's an interesting …

Google’s Chromecast Offers Another Way to Get Content From Mobile to TV

Google on Wednesday announced plans for Chromecast, which the company says is an easier way to get video and other content from a mobile device to a …

7 Steps To Outstanding Sales Growth For Your Startup

“If you build it, they will come.” It’s a line from an old movie “Field of Dreams” which is still leading to the demise of too many startups, led by entrepreneurs who really started their business to build an exciting new product or service. Most struggle with the idea and practice of marketing and …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

The Only Smartphones Worth Buying Right Now [RANKED]

Plus, there are a bunch of relatively new devices that have launched in recent months from just about every big name in the smartphone business.<p>Here's what you should be looking at.<p><i>Note: We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design,</i> …

Mobile Technology

What It Takes To Be A Great Technical Leader

They often don't manage people, but instead coach them to do their best work.<p>Every company is different, but there are some common threads among the best tech leads that I've worked with. Hat tips to Brian Stoler, Nathan Hunt, Evan Gilbert, and Rich Burdon for leading by example.<p>In this article, I …

Software Development

What Liberty Reserve's Takedown (Doesn't) Mean For Bitcoin | Inc.com

Earlier this week, federal prosecutors issued an indictment against Liberty Reserve, claiming that the Costa Rican company used online currency to launder more than $6 billion. The indictment stated that the company's virutal currency "was designed so that criminals could effect financial …

Bitcoin

Calculating The Long-Term Value Of A Bitcoin

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Joshua Seims is an angel investor and entrepreneur based in San Francisco. He is currently building a company that provides secure storage of bitcoins . Follow him on Twitter @jseims.</i><p>A big question that’s debated in the Bitcoin community is “How much will Bitcoins be worth in the long …

Bitcoin eyed as feds crack down on online money laundering

The takedown of Liberty Reserve, which authorities described as a multibillion-dollar online money-laundering operation, raises the question whether Bitcoin could evolve into an alternative for cybercriminals.<p>The U.S. attorney's office in New York last week unsealed an indictment against the …

Bitcoin ATMs: Handy Vending Machines or Money-Laundering Nightmares?

Author: Robert McMillan. Robert McMillan Business<p>Date of Publication: 05.22.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>The Robocoin is an ATM for …

Smart Leaders Engage Tomorrow's Workforce

I’m off to Chicago for #SHRM13 and am very excited to see everyone and for all the events. The topic most pressing on my mind today is the battle for young, emerging talent and how fierce the competition is these days in certain sectors. Companies that win it are the ones that will succeed in the …