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Heartbleed: why did a computer bug have a name and a logo?

The Heartbleed flaw is being fixed more quickly because of the decision to give the bug a memorable name and a cute logo, according to the firm that first identified it.<p>The flaw was caused by a simple coding error which resulted in passwords and security credentials being leaked from affected …

Move to 64-bit Android phones accelerating, says ARM

Phone and tablet makers are rushing to embrace 64-bit designs, surprising even those executives behind the chip platform.<p>Tom Lantzsch, ARM's executive vice president of corporate strategy, spoke with CNET after the company reported first-quarter earnings on Wednesday.<p>ARM supplies virtually all of …

Mobile

Here's Why Your Old High School Friends Are Unfriending You On Facebook

If you're on Facebook, you probably have at least one former high school classmate who seems to never stop overloading your News Feed with crazy political rants or unnecessarily personal life updates. Perhaps you've thought about unfriending this person, or even gone ahead and pulled the trigger. …

Android 4.4.2 now available for Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition

Android 4.4.2 is now available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, according to multiple media outlets and users. As of now, the software update is only available to the WiFi model of the device, but the 3G and LTE models are expected to follow suit. As a refresher, KitKat introduces …

Linux Foundation rounds up vendor posse to save OpenSSL

One thing we learned from the Heartbleed security crisis — other than that we need to be more password savvy — is that OpenSSL is a very important …

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi rebrands itself as Mi, expands to 10 new markets

Xiaomi, the Chinese hardware maker, is planning to expand to 10 new countries, according to comments made at a press conference in Beijing on …

Internet radio ads get voice control as XAPPmedia lands $3M

Internet radio on your mobile device is about to get a lot more interesting.<p>At least for ad agencies and listeners.<p>XAPPmedia, which provides interactive audio advertising for Internet radio stations, raised $3 million from private investors Wednesday. The Washington, DC-based startup will use the …

Verizon sees Edge adoption doubling as it expands retail availability

Verizon said on Thursday that it plans to expand its Edge monthly installment and upgrade program to its retail partners this quarter.<p>The company expects the adoption rate of Edge to double in the second quarter as retail availability widens, according to Chief Financial Officer Fran Shammo, who …

Customers

Mozilla Offers Special $10,000 Security Bug Bounty for Firefox 31

Mozilla today announced a new certificate verification library in Gecko, the web browser engine used in many of the company’s applications. At the same time, the company is also offering a special $10,000 security bug bounty specifically for certificate verification in Firefox 31, which is …

Apps featured by Apple or Google get 6 times the downloads and 9 times the revenue — or nothing

Everyone who has published an app in the iOS App Store wants Apple to feature them, because that will boost download numbers to insane levels, right?<p>Nope.<p>A new report from app analytics provider Distimo indicates that while getting the Apple spotlight can boost your downloads by up to six times …

Facebook, Google, Microsoft Join Forces to Prevent Another Heartbleed

More than a dozen tech companies, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and IBM, have joined forces to try to prevent another Heartbleed-like …