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Three Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From Online Spying

The recent PRISM scandal has validated both the general public's growing unease with federal law enforcement agencies, and many of the fringe …

You Should Stop Using Your iOS-Generated Hotspot Password Right Now

The ability to turn your iPhone into a Wi-Fi hotspot is a fantastically useful little tool in and of itself. But Apple, being the generous overlord …

Fake BBM Android app fools thousands, Google pulls it

Excited about getting back in touch with your BBM chums on your Android phone? Hold it just one second there, because a fake BlackBerry Messenger has …

There's a Zombie-Like Security Flaw in Almost Every Android Phone

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Almost every Android phone has a big, gaping security weakness, according to the security startup …

Microsoft Lets In Over 100 Fake Apps Into the Windows Store

Over 100 fake apps and games have been discovered in the Windows Store, all using popular names to trick users into downloading them. Some are free, but most are priced at $4.99 and others go for up to $28.99, in a clear attempt to generate as much revenue from ignorant Windows 8 and Windows RT …

Check if your Android phone is patched against the 'Master Key' exploit with this app

After discovering a longstanding exploit in Android firmware dating back to version 1.6 that allowed malicious developers to circumvent software security measures, Bluebox Security released an Android app this week for users to check whether their phone is still vulnerable to the exploit. Since …

Dump those passwords and PINs: Nuance’s latest voice biometric tech is 50% more accurate than before

Why deal with a password when you can authenticate with a simple voice passphrase?<p>That’s the question behind Nuance’s next-generation voice biometric technology, which the company claims is 50 percent more accurate than its predecessor, as well as more secure with increased fraud detection. Nuance …

Swift Identity launches free 2-factor authentication for everyone (yeah, this matters)

Passwords are so passé. At least, on their own, ever since Matt Honan had his “digital life destroyed” last year due to what he called Apple, Google, and Amazon security flaws.<p>But a startup that just graduated from FounderFuel in Montreal might have the answer: free two-factor authentication for …

Locket pays you pennies a day to cover your Android lock screen with ads

It turns out you <i>can</i> make money by wasting time on your smartphone. Locket is a new Android app that places advertisements on your phone's lock screen and rewards you for swiping through for more information. Once you've downloaded and installed Locket, it requests three pieces of information; your …

Nexus 7 leaked photo may reveal more details on new tablet

An alleged product info photo of the successor to Google's Nexus 7 highlights Android 4.3 and dual cameras among the new features.<p>The next edition of Google's Nexus 7 tablet will outdo the current model with a speedier processor and two cameras, at least according to a photo served up by …

Android News

Surface RT is worse than we thought: Why Microsoft took a $900M inventory hit

Advertisement<p>10 Comments<p>I suggested in January that there would be little demand for Surface RT when comparably priced Windows 8 tablets were …

Motorola Will Announce Its New Smartphone, The Moto X, On August 1

Motorola sent out invitations today for a press event on August 1 where it will announce its new flagship smartphone, the Moto X.<p>Motorola hasn't been shy about teasing the Moto X over the last few months. In fact, CEO Dennis Woodside basically preannounced the phone in May at AllThingsD's big tech …

Mobile Technology

Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'

President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at the White House Friday to discuss African-Americans' reaction to last weekend's verdict in the George Zimmerman case, saying that "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."<p>"You know, when Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this …