Kamal AlSobaie

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Lavabit And Silent Circle Join Forces To Make All Email Surveillance-Proof

In recent months, Lavabit, based in Texas, and Silent Circle, based in Washington, D.C., both shuttered their encrypted email services. The companies said they couldn’t keep them running knowing they were vulnerable to surveillance if faced with a dedicated enough attacker… which for Lavabit came …

Apple Patents Home Automation Technology That Adjusts Settings Based On Device Location

Apple has just been granted a new patent (via AppleInsider) which describes a very comprehensive system for controlling connected home devices. The elaborate setup would make it possible for Apple to use location data fed from things like your iPhone and iPad, as well as use of credit cards or RFID …

G Flex: hands-on with LG's truly flexible phone

LG's G Flex, the company's first smartphone with a curved OLED display, may have leaked via press renders and Argentinian TV shows before its eventual announcement, but today marked the first time we were able to see the device for ourselves. LG held a press conference in South Korea to announce …

Cracking up: a brief history of BlackBerry's fall from smartphone dominance

BlackBerry is in dire straits. The smartphone maker was riding high in market share and profits just a few years ago, but it's now having trouble securing rescue money. It's yet again pinning its hopes on a new CEO who's tasked with saving a struggling industry giant. How did BlackBerry decline so …

iPad Air Has Spendier Display, Costs Less to Make Than Earlier Models

There’s a new iPad in town, and that means the folks at research firm IHS are once again doing what they do best: Taking it apart for a look …

Basis fitness tracking band can now tell when you're running, walking, or biking

The Basis B1 fitness tracking band already had the ability to automatically detect when you were sleeping without the clunky button presses and mode shifts of its competitors, and now it can do the same with a variety of physical activities as well. A new update, dubber Body IQ, allows the device …

What is Google building in San Francisco Bay?

A large structure has attracted attention and annoyed environmentalists<p>San Francisco's mayor says he doesn't know what it is. Police say it's not their jurisdiction. And government inspectors are sworn to secrecy.<p>Google is erecting a four-story structure in the heart of the San Francisco Bay but is …

These companies are about to strike it rich thanks to the iPhone’s fingerprint sensor

Smartphones existed long before Apple got into the picture, with classics like Nokia’s foldout Communicator and Sony’s touchscreen P800. But the iPhone, released in 2007, made smartphones friendly, intuitive and elegant. The same is true of fingerprint sensors on smartphones, the highlight feature …

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Google Now updated for iOS, brings notifications, reminders, new cards and hands-free voice controls

Google Now's been bringing all kinds of handy new features to Android in recent months, and now its time for iDevice users to get a slew of new functions too. With today's update to the Google Search app, the iOS version has gained notifications, reminders and several new types of cards. Plus, …

LG's curved-screen smartphone, the G Flex, can truly flex

LG pledged durability when it announced its curved-screen device, the G Flex, and a new video shows the company may be able to keep its promise.<p>The LG G Flex is different from other smartphones in that its screen curves from top to bottom, in a way that makes it snug nicely around a user's face …

The New Mac Operating System Works Very Poorly With Gmail

It sounds like installing it will cause you some headaches if you are a certain kind of Gmail user - the kind that prefers to use Apple's default "Mail" app and not the Gmail website.<p>Quoting Joe Kissell from Tidbits, here are few of the issues:<p>"It's no longer possible to rearrange Gmail mailboxes …