Ben Woods

With several years' experience covering everything in the world of telecoms and mobility, Ben's your man if it involves a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other piece of tech small enough to carry around with you.

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iOS URL handler poses 'significant risk'

There is a flaw in Apple's iOS deals that allows an attacker to launch third party apps, according to a security researcher.The issue, according to Nitesh Dhanjani, lies with the way Safari URL protocol handlers — referred to as URL schemes in Apple's official documentation — are used in iOS and Mac OS X.

November 12, 2010 by Ben Woods

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Jolicloud Jolibook coming to UK in November

The Jolicloud netbook will be launching in the UK in November according to comments from company founder and chief executive Tariq Krim.The device — called the Jolibook — will come preloaded with the Jolicloud 1.

November 12, 2010 by Ben Woods

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Apple teases iOS 4.2 iPad features

A teaser page touting key features of the iOS 4.2 software update has appeared on the official Apple website ahead of the software's imminently expected release.

November 10, 2010 by Ben Woods

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Internet Explorer exploit added to malware kit

A well known vulnerability exploit that can be used to compromise Internet Explorer versions 6, 7 and 8 has been added to the Eleonore attack kit, heightening the chances that more exploits will occur in the wild, according to a security researcher.Roger Thompson, chief research officer, AVG wrote on his blog on Sunday that "we've begun detecting [the exploit] in the Eleonore Exploit Kit.

November 9, 2010 by Ben Woods

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Rare earth embargo to set electronics prices soaring

The cost of high-tech products is set to rise dramatically as a result of a lack of suppliers as China moves to consolidate rare earth mining operations, according to a report published on Tuesday.The report published by The Information Network — which conducts market research for the the semiconductor, computing and telecommunications industry — says that the price of technology will continue to rise until non-Chinese rare earth mines are producing the vital materials.

November 9, 2010 by Ben Woods

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BBC brings iPlayer app to BlackBerry devices

An official BBC iPlayer app that allows users to stream live television and radio, as well as catch-up on previously aired content is now available to download for BlackBerry devices. Older content will be able accessible for up to seven days after its airing date, according to the listing.

November 8, 2010 by Ben Woods

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RockMelt aims to simplify the social media browser

A new web browser called RockMelt which places an emphasis on social media and easy sharing of content has now entered into beta testing, according to an announcement by the RockMelt company.The browser is based around Google Chromium — the open source version of Google's Chrome browser — which is in turn based on the WebKit source code, used by many mobile and desktop browser vendors, including Apple, RIM, Palm and Google.

November 8, 2010 by Ben Woods

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Microsoft puts out first service pack for Windows 7

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate are now available to download ahead of its Release To Manufacturing (RTM).The release signifies the last beta phase before SP1 makes it makes it to the RTM stage.

October 28, 2010 by Ben Woods

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