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BlackBerry 10 suffers security approval setback by UK gov't

UPDATED: Despite a strong hold of the worldwide public sector market, the UK government doesn't believe the latest BlackBerry 10 software is safe enough for secure communications. For now, the only modern day smartphone capable of government use in the UK is the iPhone.

March 20, 2013

DSD outs guide to secure Apple's iOS

The Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) has released a guide for government iOS users and administrators that sets down a raft of measures to shore up the security of the Apple platform, while saying that iDevices like iPhone and iPad still aren't suitable for handling information classified above "In-Confidence".

July 3, 2011 by

DSD tests Apple iOS for national security

Apple iPhone and iPad devices running the iOS operating system may soon become officially certified by the Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) to connect to the secure Wi-Fi networks operated by the Federal Government, ZDNet Australia has learned.

February 23, 2011 by

Apple vs Nokia round 3: Apple asks US government to ban Nokia phones

It seems that Nokia kicked over the hornet's nest back in October when they sued Apple for infringing on patents that they claim others have been legitimately paying for while Apple has been refusing to pay for. Not surprisingly, Apple then sued Nokia for infringing on their patents. We then recently saw a rather stupid request from Nokia to have Apple iPhone, iPod, and Mac computers banned from being imported. Of course, the latest filing from Apple asking the US government to ban Nokia phone imports is the expected retaliation we have come to expect from these two.

January 17, 2010 by

Apple cripples GPS in Egyptian iPhones

A report in The New York Times claims that Apple has disabled the GPS functionality of the iPhone 3G at the request of the Egyptian government due to concerns over possible anti-military/anti-Egyptian applications.What on earth in an "anti-Egyptian application" anyway?

December 10, 2008 by

French laws force Apple to offer unlocked iPhone

The French government has achieved what an army of hackers have so far failed to do: Unlock the iPhone in such a way that Apple will relock or "brick" the phone. Apple has agreed to make an unlocked version of the phone for the French market in order to comply with a law that forbids the bundling of a phone with a carrier, the International Herald Tribune reports.

October 18, 2007 by

Will the T-Mobile Shadow be the first T-Mobile USA 3G device?

Back in August there was hope that we would see the first T-Mobile USA 3G handset, but it seems there may be government agencies slowing down the launch of T-Mobile's 3G network. My short-lived AT&T service ends in a couple of days (I paid the US$175 ETF to cancel them after unlocking my iPhone for T-Mobile) and I'll be back to only EDGE surfing on my mobile devices. You can understand my excitement then when I saw that the T-Mobile Shadow may be one of the first 3G devices coming from T-Mobile USA.

October 1, 2007 by

iPhone changing the world, one backflip at a time

Steve Jobs' backflip on a key aspect of the iPhone stood out from a normal day -- broadband furore, antagonistic marketing, personal attacks and government inaction -- in the world of Australia's telecoms market.At this week's Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) Jobs said the iPhone, that oh-so-cool gadget set to make its mark on the US later this month (and on Australia, whenever Apple gets around to it), would have the ability to run third-party applications.

June 13, 2007 by

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