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Coming less than one week following the discovery of an OS X vulnerability called "Rootpipe," computer security researchers have found a new form of malware dubbed "WireLurker," which infects well-protected iOS devices through OS X. Security experts at Palo Alto Networks outlined WireLurker in a research paper published on Wednesday, saying of the malware, "It is the biggest in scale we have ever seen," reports The New York Times. WireLurker has been active in China...
In a short interview published on Wednesday, MCX CEO Dekkers Davidson likened CurrentC exclusivity agreements to Apple's original iPhone rollout on AT&T, saying consortium members have their best interests in mind in not supporting Apple Pay. Davidson told The Verge that exclusivity agreements applied to the upcoming CurrentC mobile payment system are necessary for a successful rollout, but again noted support for competing solutions like Apple Pay will be added "in...
News commentators covering U.S. elections for CNN were given Surface Pro tablets by Microsoft, but continued using iPads on air, covering up the supplied Surface with papers or even the iPad itself. Even the good people at CNN who have Microsoft surface tablets in their face hide iPad ... - http://t.co/Sz6CpzLrEg pic.twitter.com/7Bam8uyI2G-- Melbourneer (@_Melbourneer_) November 5, 2014 Microsoft teamed up with CNN during the election coverage, advertising Bing and...
In its ranking of electronic messaging systems for safety and security, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said no mainstream products passed all of its criteria, but that Apple's iMessage and FaceTime "stood out as the best of the mass-market options." In addition to examining whether each of the three dozen products it tested used encryption ("both in-transit and at the provider level"), the EFF also detailed whether the products provided audited source code or...
Google announced on Wednesday that its popular Maps platform, including the free downloadable iOS application, will receive a major update in the near future, including a new look and new features, such as the ability to make restaurant reservations through OpenTable without leaving the app. The new update to Google Maps will arrive "over the next few days" for both iPhone and Android, the company announced Wednesday. Google's official blog post showed the new look...
Apple is said to be exploring the incorporation of three-dimensional display technology that does not require special eyewear in its next-generation iPhone, according to a questionable report from Taiwan Wednesday, claiming the company is partnering with longtime supplier TPK to develop the feature. Source: USPTO The rumor comes amid a report that TPK is in the process of raising ?18.6 billion ($3 billion) in new capital to prepare for Apple's upcoming orders. It was...
The highly successful launch of Apple Pay on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has helped to grow the long-established Google Wallet service, as both rely on the same near-field communication technology for tap-to-pay functions. NFC-based terminals compatible with Google Wallet have been in stores for years, but haven't seen much adoption from Android users. But with Apple Pay entering the scene, and offering compatibility with many of those existing NFC terminals, Google...
Coming in just before the holiday shopping season, Jawbone on Wednesday announced two new fitness trackers with the basic $50 UP Move and advanced $180 UP3 band. Dubbed by Jawbone as "the world's most advanced fitness tracker," the UP3 takes on the familiar wristband form factor of previous UP designs, but packs in a host of new sensors to monitor heart rate, temperature and more. In addition to the usual accelerometer-based pedometer duties users have come to expect...
In what could be a bellwether for the global recording industry, royalty payments from streaming service Spotify have reportedly overtaken earnings from Apple's iTunes music store in Europe, a drastic shift from only last year. Source: Kobalt Music Publishing via TechCrunch Kobalt Music Publishing, a company that represents and collects royalties on behalf of music makers in Europe, says its customers brought in an average of 13 percent more revenue from Spotify than...
A rumor on Tuesday claims Apple's upcoming Apple Watch will be priced at $500 for the mid-tier steel model and up to $5,000 for top-end gold "Edition" versions, a number much higher than previous estimates. Citing an unnamed source, French website iGen reports Apple is looking to field the Apple Watch at a proposed retail cost of $500 for versions with stainless steel cases and between $4,000 and $5,000 for Apple Watch Edition models. This leaves the Apple Watch Sport...
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