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Report: Stagefright patch doesn't fix 950 million vulnerable devices
— 9:07 AM on August 17, 2015

The patch for Android's Stagefright vulnerability won't actually protect your phone, some security researchers say. According to Jordan Gruskovnjak and Aaron Portnoy of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Apple releases OS X version 10.10.5 with important security fixes
— 5:55 PM on August 14, 2015

Apple has released OS X version 10.10.5, and with it comes a bevy of fixes. Although the company states that this update "improves the...

Type: News story Tags: Software Mac

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Samsung super-sizes us with the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5
— 10:02 AM on August 13, 2015

Samsung went big this morning at an event in New York City. The company updated its flagship phablet with the Galaxy Note 5, and...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Lenovo financials miss targets; job cuts planned
— 9:18 AM on August 13, 2015

Lenovo has announced its Q2 financial results, and while the company posted a profit, it's looking to cut costs. The world's largest PC maker...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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Snapdragon 820 SoC will have Adreno 530 graphics, Spectra ISP
— 7:28 AM on August 12, 2015

This has been a tough year for Qualcomm's chipmaking business, but the company hopes to turn its fortunes around with the newly-announced Snapdragon...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Android privilege-escalation vulnerability affects 55% of devices
— 2:56 PM on August 11, 2015

There must be a glitch in the Matrix. I feel like I'm writing the same news again and again. A pair of researchers from IBM's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Smach Zero plays your Steam library on the go
— 7:05 AM on August 11, 2015

The Steamboy project unveiled at E3 last year looked interesting, but we noted at the time that the promised 2015 debut seemed ambitious. Now, the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Rumor: Apple bends to pressure; iPhone 6S won't
— 5:53 PM on August 10, 2015

Apple downplayed reports of its iPhone 6 bending under stress more easily than phones from rival companies, but the company may be looking to avoid...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Researchers point fingers at Android phones' fingerprint security
— 1:32 PM on August 10, 2015

Researchers from FireEye Labs have unearthed multiple vulnerabilities in the fingerprint scanner implementations of several Android handsets. The group's research paper was presented at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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HTC posts loss in Q2, will cut jobs and phone models
— 12:08 PM on August 6, 2015

Times are tough for HTC. The Taiwanese phone maker has announced (PDF) its Q2 2015 financial results with a loss of NT$5.1 billion ($157 million)...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Google and Samsung will update Android faster after Stagefright
— 5:43 PM on August 5, 2015

Last week's revelation of the Stagefright Android vulnerability has security-conscious Android users on edge. Fortunately, it looks like Android device makers aren't asleep at...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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OS X privilege escalation exploit makes for silent-killer malware
— 8:37 AM on August 4, 2015

A zero-day vulnerability in OS X Yosemite has been exploited in the wild, and it's a doozy. According to Malwarebytes, a script that exploits the vulnerability...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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Nokia sells Here maps to auto consortium for $3.06 billion
— 12:41 PM on August 3, 2015

It doesn't seem like too long ago that Nokia went all-in with Windows Phone and differentiated itself with its Here map service. Since then, not...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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Samsung Q2 earnings fall, mobile device sales disappoint
— 8:39 AM on July 30, 2015

Samsung Electronics has released its Q2 2015 financial report. Sales were down approximately 8% from the year-ago quarter, totalling 48.54 trillion Korean won ($41.3 billion)....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing Personal tech

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IDC: Worldwide tablet market continues to decline
— 7:59 AM on July 30, 2015

Do we officially live in a post-tablet world yet? IDC reports that tablet sales worldwide declined for the third straight quarter, continuing a...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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OnePlus 2 is a new generation of flagship killer
— 8:06 AM on July 28, 2015

Smartphone maker OnePlus has pulled back the curtain on its second smartphone, the OnePlus 2. The sequel to last year's OnePlus One brings...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Qualcomm cuts 4,500 jobs, may spin off divisions
— 8:30 AM on July 23, 2015

Big changes are in store at Qualcomm. According to Reuters, the chipmaker announced that it will cut 4,500 full-time staff—approximately 15% of its workforce—as...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Personal tech

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Apple revenues grow 33%; profits up 39%
— 4:01 PM on July 21, 2015

Apple's Q2 financial results are out, and as we've come to expect, growth is largely the word of the day. The company posted $49.6...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

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