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Android smartphone Malware warning issued by FBI

But the FBI says Malware attacks are being traced to Android phones.

According to Robert Maxwell of the school’s Office of Information Technology Security team, the risk is great.

Android smartphone Malware warning issued by FBI | WJLA.com.

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Getting forensics data off smartphones, tablets can be tough, experts say

Trying to get computer forensics data out of smartphones and tablets in order to conduct investigations is hard — often much harder than on PCs, laptops or Macs — and experts say that forensics tools need to improve.

Getting forensics data off smartphones, tablets can be tough, experts say.

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End of an era: Google is now more valuable than Microsoft

It’s hard to consider Microsoft much of a growth business anymore.  The PC is a mature product segment.  Windows OS is well established and represents more of a stable business than one with exciting growth. Same goes for the enterprise components of Microsoft’s business.

But the web? Still growing. Like crazy. Bing has been no match for Google.com, and Microsoft is nowhere in video (think YouTube) and scrambling to make up for perpetually failing to gain share in mobile with Windows Phone 7 and, soon, Windows Phone 8.  Meanwhile, Android has become the No. 1 mobile operating system on the planet.

End of an era: Google is now more valuable than Microsoft | Android Central.

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Mobile Ads: What Works and What Doesn’t

Some of the ingredients to mobile advertising success include ads that play on the unique properties of mobile gadgets, including location, or ads disguised as a game, coupon or information that consumers want, say ad executives and industry observers.

What doesn’t work? The same old Web ads plopped into a smartphone.

via Mobile Ads: What Works and What Doesn’t – WSJ.com.

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Android smartphones at risk of being completely wiped, security researcher says

WASHINGTON — A security researcher says cell phones equipped with Google’s Android operating system are at risk of being disabled or wiped clean of their data, including contacts, music, and photos.

Android smartphones at risk of being completely wiped, security researcher says – San Jose Mercury News.

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Even Sleeping Smartphones Could Soon Hear Spoken Commands

Speech recognition software company Nuance is working with chip makers on how to build a chipset for a mobile device that would let users get assistance from a smartphone without touching it—even when it’s in power-saving “sleep” mode—by simply speaking to it.

Even Sleeping Smartphones Could Soon Hear Spoken Commands – Technology Review.

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Making money on mobile: the YouTube perspective

“…25 percent of YouTube videos are being watched on mobile devices and the number is accelerating rapidly. In some markets, like Korea, that figure is already at 50 percent. Rajaraman [YouTube product manager] attributes this rise to everything from larger screen sizes, more 3G and 4G networks, and consumers turning to tablets over desktops for info and entertainment…

Making money on mobile: the YouTube perspective — Mobile Technology News.

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Smartphone users could be paying double for texting smiley faces

SMARTPHONE users who punctuate their text messages with a smiley face could be paying twice for a single text.

Telstra last night admitted that consumers who used emoticons or smiley faces that contained bullet points could be paying double because the punctuation was splitting text messages in two.

 

Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/smartphone-users-could-be-paying-double-for-texting-smiley-faces/story-e6frfrnr-1226478443351#ixzz273FE1yQ5

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Mobile phones in the classroom: teachers share their tips

Mobile phones in the classroom: teachers share their tips | Teacher Network Blog | Guardian Professional.

The geography department at my school has been leading the use of mobile device in learning…Some of the examples of where we use mobile devices range from simply taking photos and videos to share in class or recording homework, to creating revision podcasts or animations.

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Smartphones trump PCs for DRAM demand

Smartphones trump PCs for DRAM demand

For the first time since the 1980s, personal computers no longer account for the majority of demand for DRAM memory chips.

Data released by market research firm IHS iSuppli on Friday showed that only 49 percent of all new DRAM chips were used to make personal computers in the second quarter, underscoring the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets at the expense of PCs.