Monthly Archives: May 2011

Android Security Vulnerability Patched

On May 16, the Register posted a story about a pretty big security flaw in almost all versions of Android. The problem is that Android devices are sending authentication tokens over the air unencrypted in plain text. To make matters … Continue reading

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Mobile Carrier Update – May 21, 2011

Here are the interesting things happening with mobile carriers this week with my commentary. AT&T Shows off LTE. AT&T demoed their LTE technology to GigaOm in their Texas facility. Speeds of 28Mpbs downloads and 10Mbs uploads are expected to be the … Continue reading

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Apple Mobile News

Here’s what has been happening with Apple and its family of iOS devices, along with my witty commentary. Apple US smartphone marketshare The latest comScore numbers show Apple’s share of US mobile subscriber has grown 1.1 to claim 7.9%. This … Continue reading

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Google Mobile News

Here’s what has been happening with Google and Android, along with my witty commentary. Google IO 2011 Google IO 2011, Google’s annual developer’s conference, was held in San Fransisco on May 9 and 10. As usual, there were lots of … Continue reading

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Mobile Financial News: Updated

Here’s what has been happening with Mobile Financial news. Bank of America SMS overdraft service Bank of America is planning to launch a service to inform customers of overdraft situations with a text message. The system would inform the customer … Continue reading

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Microsoft Mobile News

Here’s what has been happening with Microsoft in mobile. Microsoft buys Skype Microsoft has announced its intention to purchase Skype for $8.5B. The deal will likely take until Q4 of this year to close. Skype will become a business unit … Continue reading

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