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  • Smartphones outsell feature phones for first time in Q2, Gartner says

    Worldwide smartphone sales to end users accounted for nearly 52 per cent of mobile phone sales in the second quarter, surpassing feature phones sales for the first time as a result of growth in Asian countries like China, Gartner said.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs14 Aug. 13 10:28
  • Obama calls for review of surveillance programs

    U.S. President Barack Obama will work with Congress to limit data collection by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act and will appoint an independent board to review the country's surveillance programs, he said Friday.

    Written by Grant Gross09 Aug. 13 20:27
  • Apple asks appeals court to grant sales injunction against Samsung

    A U.S. District Court judge made mistakes when she rejected Apple's request for a sales injunction against rival Samsung Electronics in a multimillion-dollar patent infringement case, Apple's lawyer argued before an appeals court Friday.

    Written by Grant Gross09 Aug. 13 16:57
  • Apple and Samsung patent war returns Friday

    Samsung Electronics faces the possibility of U.S. import bans on some of its smartphones in two separate cases brought by Apple, with major steps happening Friday.

    Written by Grant Gross08 Aug. 13 16:32
  • London mayor joins NY, SF in battle against smartphone thefts

    London Mayor Boris Johnson has signed on to a smartphone anti-theft initiative recently launched by top law enforcement officials in New York and San Francisco. He is the first official outside of the U.S. to join the effort pushing for major smartphone makers to include technology that would render a smartphone useless if it's lost or stolen.

    Written by Martyn Williams07 Aug. 13 18:01
  • How to smooth IT-business friction

    Infographic: Why can't IT pros and business pros get along? Maybe there is inherent tension between the two groups, but there are ways tech and end-users can work together. BMC Software looks at the prevailing sentiment and offers suggestions to improve communications.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige01 Aug. 13 20:51
  • Spy-proof enterprise encryption is possible, but daunting

    Data encryption could help enterprises protect their sensitive information against mass surveillance by governments, as well as guard against unauthorized access by ill-intended third parties, but the correct implementation and use of data encryption technologies is not an easy task, according to security experts.

    Written by Lucian Constantin13 June 13 21:18