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Researchers find smishing vulnerability in all recent versions of Android, Google working on a fix

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NC State University researchers have discovered an SMS phishing (smishing) vulnerability in the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and thus is present in almost all Android versions, including Donut (1.6), Éclair (2.1), Froyo (2.2), Gingerbread (2.3), Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), and Jelly Bean (4.1). They have tested the flaw on...
Researchers find smishing vulnerability in all recent versions of Android, Google working on a fix

Woman Texting Boyfriend Not Liable For The Car Crash He Was In While Texting Back

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A few years ago, we noted the slight trend of people suing mobile operators over car crashes with drivers who were on their phones. Those lawsuits haven't gone very far, but with the rise of "texting while driving" as a big issue these days, someone apparently tried to blame a...
Woman Texting Boyfriend Not Liable For The Car Crash He Was In While Texting Back

How Instagram Imagery Is Transforming

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In the world of social media, "celebrity" is a combination of social status and social media presence. The more likes you receive, the more "popular" you appear to friends and followers. Up until its acquisition by Facebook, Instagram was the current site of social media celebrity. As it becomes...
How Instagram Imagery Is Transforming

Bringing Banking To Immigrants & Unbanked, m-Via Rebrands As Boom Financial, Closes On $17 Million In Funding

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Global mobile money transfer service m-Via is officially rebranding as Boom Financial today as it announces the close of a $17 million round of funding, led by mobile operator Digicel Group Ltd. The carrier stretches across 31 markets, including the Caribbean, Central America and South Pacific – all geographies Boom...
Bringing Banking To Immigrants & Unbanked, m-Via Rebrands As Boom Financial, Closes On $17 Million In Funding

Prepare for what is to come with Future Scheduler

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Future Scheduler from Appsicum is an iOS and Android app that allows users to set up a schedule of phone calls, text messages, social network status updates and emails to be automatically sent at specific points in the future. It’s available now as a $1.99 download on both the App...
Prepare for what is to come with Future Scheduler

Flash Valet’s mobile app accelerates your car’s return

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Folks that like valet parking may like it even more thanks to Flash Valet, a new mobile app and platform that speeds both your car’s return as well as your valet payment. The product, from Klever Logic, was born from a realistic use case: “Daniela, wife of one of the...
Flash Valet’s mobile app accelerates your car’s return

Obama Adopts Square Technology for Accepting Campaign Donations

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Obama’s first run for President was noteworthy because the then Presidential candidate had a forward view on technology and was seen toting around a BlackBerry and other gadgets along the campaign trail. Obama’s forward thinking will continue with his re-election campaign and the President’s staff will be utilizing Square to...
Obama Adopts Square Technology for Accepting Campaign Donations

Dailyplaces: Location-Based Microblogging

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We are no longer restricted by the ball and chain of desktop computers and ethernet cables. We create content from wherever we please, making location an ever increasing part of that content, and applications like Dailyplaces are helping to bring time and place to the forefront of content creation. Dailyplaces...
Dailyplaces: Location-Based Microblogging

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman Is Officially Off Mike Lynch's Christmas Card List

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Lynch. (The Telegraph) Ever since Hewlett-Packard delivered its bombshell allegations against Autonomy, the search engine maker that HP acquired for $11.1 billion last year, the dispute between the sides has fallen into a holding pattern: Autonomy founder Mike Lynch speaks, and HP doesn’t. To refresh your memory, HP said it...
Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman Is Officially Off Mike Lynch's Christmas Card List

Love me by text message, not on Facebook

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Research suggests that public declarations of love on Facebook or Twitter are largely not welcomed by objects of affection--78 percent would prefer a text. [Read more]...
Love me by text message, not on Facebook

Boot up: Path's spam burst, the curly smartphone, Galaxy S4 v iPhone 5 (redux)

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Plus Jawbone tries BodyMedia for size, the endless meme of the 'smaller iPhone', original iPhone approaches obsolescence, and moreA burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamThe antisocial network: Path texts my entire phonebook at 6am >> Branded3Stephen Kenwright: 6am: When I rolled...
Boot up: Path's spam burst, the curly smartphone, Galaxy S4 v iPhone 5 (redux)

Canada's Competition Bureau sues Bell, Rogers and Telus over alleged misleading advertising

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Allegations of misleading advertising practices among Canada's big phone companies has been a recurring subject for some time now, and it's now been brought to the fore once again in the form of a multi-million dollar lawsuit. The country's Competition Bureau announced today that, after a five-month investigation, it...
Canada's Competition Bureau sues Bell, Rogers and Telus over alleged misleading advertising
Location sharing iOS app Twist officially released; Android version in development
Evado Filip's location-tracking device can watch children and control their phone calls

Robotic Espresso Machine Takes Your Order via Text Message

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No time to make coffee? Not in the mood to wait in line at Starbucks or Peets? The Textspesso may be the answer......
Robotic Espresso Machine Takes Your Order via Text Message

4 Cool Things You Can Do With Wappwolf and ifttt

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Wappwolf and ifttt are a bit like the chocolate and peanut butter in Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Separate, they're pretty good. Together, though, is when the magic happens. For folks new to the services, Wappwolf is an application that performs actions when you drop a file into your Dropbox....
4 Cool Things You Can Do With Wappwolf and ifttt

Get a disposable number for Android with the new Burner app

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If you've ever needed a temporary phone number for whatever reason, there are apps out there that can provide them. Last summer, we wrote about Burner, an application on iOS that enables users to take on another phone number for a small fee. Unlike Google Voice or Skype, the app can assign...
Get a disposable number for Android with the new Burner app

Survey: iPhone users rank highest in terms of carrier and smartphone loyalty

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A recent survey conducted by VoIP service Rebtel has given insight into how mobile subscribers are reacting to call quality, how they deal with the choice between VoIP or a mobile carrier, and more. One of the key findings of the survey is that a whopping 128 million American mobile subscribers,...
Survey: iPhone users rank highest in terms of carrier and smartphone loyalty

Is This The Perfect Sexting App?

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Yesterday, nearly 40 startups presented at Y Combinator's biggest Demo Day ever. Y Combinator is a highly competitive startup accelerator program that has helped launch companies like Airbnb and Dropbox.A few companies generated some good buzz, but we noticed a significant amount of chatter about one company in particular....
Is This The Perfect Sexting App?

ChillWith.me Launches Group Planning App with a Clever Business Model

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It wasn’t all that long ago that GroupMe dominated its competition at SXSW and “won” the group messaging wars. The startup is now safely tucked inside of Skype, inside of Microsoft, spinning up curated events for groups under its new GroupMe Experiences product and partnerships with Amex. Since claiming...
ChillWith.me Launches Group Planning App with a Clever Business Model

AT&T to test Text-to-911 service in Tennessee

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The carrier will work with the state of Tennessee to test a service to let use mobile phone users send text message to 911 emergency centers. [Read more]...
AT&T to test Text-to-911 service in Tennessee

Google shuts down SMS Search

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Google SMS Search allowed users to search Google via text message. This worked by sending an SMS to a Google phone number that contained the search query. Google then responded to the query with information, again via SMS and free of charge to the user.Many shortcuts were available to retrieve...
Google shuts down SMS Search

Ubuntu for Android could turn your phone into a powerful desktop computer

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What if you could run around town with your Android phone using it like you normally do and when you get to the office all you have to do is dock it and start your day? That’s exactly what Ubuntu wants to do with its pitch to Android handset manufacturers...
Ubuntu for Android could turn your phone into a powerful desktop computer
After heightened hacks, Twitter releases two-factor authentication

Microsoft, 24/7 Want To Better Serve Your Customers

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In a world envisioned by a partnership between Microsoft and 24/7 Inc. announced on Tuesday, you'll someday receive a text message that your flight has been canceled, call a customer service number and be able to view flight options on your tablet as you discuss rebooking your travel with the...
Microsoft, 24/7 Want To Better Serve Your Customers

Visa updates Offers rewards scheme with point-of-sale discounts and personalized cardholder alerts

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Visa has updated Visa Offers, a rewards scheme that helps retailers and merchants offer exclusive discounts to Visa cardholders at the point-of-sale, with instant discounts, real-time analytics and support for third-party offer programs today. The idea is to remove the need both for physical rewards cards and purpose-built smartphone apps by...
Visa updates Offers rewards scheme with point-of-sale discounts and personalized cardholder alerts
Pro-Syrian government hackers send fake news through Al-Jazeera's SMS service

A Silicon Valley Vet Explains How To Properly Execute A Handshake Deal

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In Silicon Valley, getting things done quickly is crucial. In the time it takes to get contracts drafted and papers signed, your funding could fall through along with your investment. So most deals in the high-tech hub start out with a low-tech handshake. This is meant to satisfy all parties...
A Silicon Valley Vet Explains How To Properly Execute A Handshake Deal

Twitter signs M&C Saatchi as first UK PR agency

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M&C Saatchi has been signed as Twitter’s first PR agency in the UK according to PR Week. The hope is that the two can work together to take the short messaging service to a wider domestic audience. According to PR Week, M&C Saatchi will be working to change the assumption...
Twitter signs M&C Saatchi as first UK PR agency
Verizon Wireless to begin using mobile usage data for new targeted ad service
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