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.
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.
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.
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.
“…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…
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.
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.