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  • European regulators start investigating Carrier IQ

    Organizations and regulators across Europe, including Germany, have started looking into the use of Carrier IQ's tracking software, to ensure that mobile phone vendors and operators are not violating users' privacy.

  • Security roundup for week ending Dec. 2: Carrier IQ stink, SCADA troubles

    If a cyberattack from a hostile foreign source ever hit a public electric or water utility, affecting its industrial control systems, causing America's critical infrastructures to fail, would we understand that had even happened? We have more doubts than ever, after every twist and turn in the saga that began with the Nov. 10 "Public Water District Cyber Intrusion" report from the Illinois Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center (STIC) that set off a media firestorm after the report was leaked to the media.

  • Google rolls out fix to Galaxy Nexus volume issue

    Google is rolling out a fix to a volume fluctuation problem in the Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The fix is due to reach current customers by next week.

  • Mobile Fusion will play BES role for future RIM devices

    BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, announced Tuesday, isn't just Research In Motion's first entry in the race to manage enterprises' whole mobile environments. It's also positioned to ultimately succeed the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

  • Android, iPhone still top US smartphones: Nielsen

    Android again was the dominant mobile operating system among U.S. mobile subscribers in the third quarter, while Apple was still the largest smartphone maker, according to Nielsen reported.

  • DevExpress tools upgrade focuses on touch development

    Touch-friendly application development for Microsoft Windows developers is a central theme of upgraded tools being offered this week by DevExpress, which is launching its DXv2 tools series.

  • AT&T to ship the LG Nitro on Dec. 4

    LG Nitro smartphone AT&T will launch the LG Nitro HD smartphone over its LTE network on Dec. 4 in stores and online for $249.99 with a two-year contract.

  • Finding yourself ... more iOS maps

    A while ago I got over-excited about maps on the iPad and promised more of the same in the future and now, the future has arrived.

  • Facebook phone, code-named 'Buffy,' is in the works

    Facebook is working with HTC to build an Android-based smartphone with Facebook social networking services at its core, according to a report.

  • HD Voice makes steady progress in mobile networks

    This year the number of operators that have implemented HD Voice has almost tripled, and more phones are also compatible with the technology, according to a report by industry organization GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association).

  • Android 4.0 to get Flash Player by year's end

    Adobe will provide one more version of Flash Player for the new Android 4.0 operating system by year's end before following through on its plan to halt development of the software for mobile browsers.

  • Galaxy Nexus arrives in Canada on Dec. 7; no U.S. ship date yet

    Samsung's Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone running Android 4.0 (also known as Ice Cream Sandwich) will be available through Canadian wireless carriers starting Dec. 7 and is already shipping in the U.K. . Verizon Wireless still hasn't announced a release date for the device in U.S.

  • After iPad, Kindle Fire clear second choice's Kindle Fire tablet will leapfrog most competitive offerings to quickly become number two in the market behind Apple's iPad, according to a survey conducted by ChangeWave Research.

  • Grazing: Better browsing under iOS

    If you use an iPad or an iPhone and you're at all technical you'll probably have a love-hate relationship with the default Safari browser. The problem is that Safari does the job but it just seems so, well, simplistic and lacks a certain desirable "nerdiness." You can do all sorts of cool stuff with other browsers on other operating systems, but Safari on iOS? Yawn. But I have an answer!

  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus on sale in U.K. with new video ad

    Samsung's hot new Galaxy Nexus smartphone, the first to run Android 4.0, went on sale Thursday in the U.K. and is expected to be available in the U.S. on Verizon Wireless by the end of the month.