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  • BlackBerry on a phone that self-destructs

    20 December 2014, 2:28 am by: emily

    BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone that could elf-destruct if it tampered with, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday. [via Reuters].…
  • Huge flaw that undermines privacy of mobile phone networks revealed by German researchers

    20 December 2014, 2:25 am by: emily

    German researchers have discovered security flaws that could let hackers, spies and criminals listen to private phone calls and intercept text messages on a potentially massive scale - even when mobile networks are using the most advanced encryption now…
  • KENYA: People will receive from now their electricity bills via SMS and email

    16 December 2014, 9:54 am by: emily

    Kenya Power, one of companies which operate in the electricity transmission and distribution system in the country will begin to send bills via emails and SMS to its customers. [via MedAfrica]…
  • The Rise of a New Smartphone Giant: China’s Xiaomi

    16 December 2014, 2:15 am by: emily

    In China, the smartphone battle used to be Samsung versus Apple. But not anymore. The New York Times reports.…
  • Text alerts 'help prompt people to take their pills'

    11 December 2014, 3:47 am by: emily

    A text messaging service could help people remember to take the medicines they have been prescribed," BBC News reports, after a small trial scheme in London helped increase drug adherence in people with cardiovascular disease. [via NHS]…
  • Text messaging turns 20

    8 December 2014, 3:01 am by: emily

  • Unplugged Weddings Are The Latest Craze

    2 December 2014, 2:12 am by: emily

    Over the last year photographers, wedding planners, and even the couples themselves, are planning unplugged weddings in which guests are asked to refrain from recording devices, especially during the actual ceremony.…
  • Yes, There is such a Thing as Smartphone Junkies

    27 November 2014, 11:57 am by: emily

    Ultra-wired South Korea takes smartphone addiction more seriously than any other country. Should we listen? A fascinating read by Elizabeth Woyke for Medium. Wokye is also author of The Smartphone, a new book about the smartphone industry.…
  • The endangered SIM card

    24 November 2014, 11:02 am by: emily

    Moves to reinvent, or even abolish, the SIM card could have big consequences. The Economist reports.…
  • What texting does to the spine

    19 November 2014, 12:23 pm by: emily

    Sixty pounds is roughly the weight of four adult-sized bowling balls. Or six plastic grocery bags worth of food. Or an 8-year-old. [via Quartz]…
  • Snapchat launches Snapcash money transfer service

    19 November 2014, 2:38 am by: emily

    Ephemeral messaging service Snapchat has teamed up with payment processing company Square to launch a new money transfer service called Snapcash, that allows users to send and receive money directly from the app. The Telegraph reports.…
  • U.S. Mobile Payments Market to Boom by 2019, Research Firm Says

    18 November 2014, 3:02 am by: emily

    Mobile-based payments in the United States are expected to reach $142 billion in volume in 2019, according to a report Forrester, from about $50 billion currently. The New York Times reports.…
  • Report: Feds Using Airplanes to Target Criminal Suspects’ Cell-Phone Data

    14 November 2014, 2:37 am by: emily

    The Justice Department is using equipment on board aircraft that simulates cell towers to collect data from criminal suspects’ cell phones, according to a report Thursday.[via TIME]…
  • Reuters wants to convince young people to embrace TV news on their phones

    11 November 2014, 10:51 am by: emily

    Reuters TV, which the company showed off at an event in New York last night, is intended to be a new kind of TV news for a generation that largely gets its news elsewhere. Quartz reports.…
  • Mobile Data Collection Apps in Fight Against Ebola

    10 November 2014, 3:08 pm by: emily

    Magpi, a leading provider of configurable, cloud-based mobile data collection and communication applications, today announced several government agencies and nonprofit organizations are already using its technology in the fight against Ebola.è>…

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