Judith M. Myerson, Technologist & Author, 3/7/2014 Comment now
Do you know that you can get emergency alerts based on your current location through social networking services you are using? In January, I wrote about emergency alerts services that you can sign up for, some of which take advantage of location information to customize alerts for where you are at the time. (See: Stay Tuned (if Not Warm) With Emergency ...
Much of the coverage of the recent Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona came to the conclusion that the wearables sector was a big hit. I disagree, but Samsung has eased my frustration with the wearables showing with a new patent filing.
How can an Android user visiting the Google Play store ensure that the app he or she is looking at is the real deal or actually a nasty piece of malware lurking inside a respectable wrapper? That's the question researchers at Germany's Saarland University recently asked themselves.
Until recently, GSM cellphone users have only been protected from being overheard by a standard dating back to the 1980s. But Deutsche Telekom is now the first provider to replace it with contemporary encryption throughout Germany. Known as A5/3, it's said to be 100,000 times harder to crack than its predecessor.
I recently spoke with Fay Arjomandi, global lead of Vodafone xone, a business unit that focuses on finding and cultivating startups that produce disruptive mobile solutions in Vodafone Europe, Middle East, Asia (EMEA) markets. She foresees some disruptive (and quite interesting) mobile technologies in our business and personal futures.
Facebook may have gotten the acquisition spotlight with its $19 billion deal for WhatsApp, but Google has been doing some business of its own. It just purchased the Israeli startup SlickLogin for an undisclosed sum.
Mobile World Congress 2014 is winding down, and we are lucky enough to have a man on the scene. Beyond merely reading his blogs from the show in Barcelona, you can ask him questions live in a chat this very afternoon.
In a joint press conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with industry leaders from Nokia-Networks, Ericsson, Orange and Alcatel-Lucent, Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, presented the 5G Public-Private-Partnership that will develop the 5G standard by 2020.