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NSA scoops up millions of text messages

The US National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million mobile phone text messages a day from around the world, according to the latest revelations from the Edward Snowden files.

January 16, 2014

3G to cover 85pc of world by 2017, Ericsson forecasts

3G mobile broadband coverage will be available to as many people in 2017 as legacy 2G coverage is today, the network equipment firm Ericsson has predicted.In its second 'Traffic and Market Report' (PDF), published on Tuesday, Ericsson said 85 percent of the world's population will have access to 3G broadband coverage in five years' time, as opposed to the 50 percent that have coverage today.

June 6, 2012 by

Mobile porn filters catch innocent content, says report

Filters for adult content on mobile networks are blocking innocent websites, according to a report by the Open Rights Group and the London School of Economics.Technical measures such as blacklists, designed to filter content that is inappropriate for children, have captured a number of websites that have been misclassified as 'adult' by mobile operators, the Open Rights Group (ORG) said in a report (PDF) on Monday.

May 14, 2012 by

Dell launches cloud printing app for Android

Dell has released an Android app that lets users print to network-connected Dell printers, giving the manufacturer a rival to similar cloud-based services from the likes of HP.The company announced the Dell Mobile Print app on Thursday, explaining that it can print directly from other productivity, email, browser, photo and PDF apps.

May 11, 2012 by

Adobe releases Reader for iOS

Adobe has put out a version of its PDF reader software for Apple's iOS, addressing devices including the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.The free and fully-featured Adobe Reader hit iTunes on Monday, allowing users to read PDF portfolios and password-protected PDF files.

October 18, 2011 by

Adobe's long battle with security flaws

Adobe has taken a few security hits lately, from the Flashback Mac Trojan and another zero-day exploit in Flash Player to malware-laden PDF files being the hacker's weapon of choice. So what gives?

October 3, 2011

Should Adobe Embrace Open Source?

Things are not what they once were for Adobe. There was a time when Flash's hegemony on the Web was virtually unchallenged. It was also once common to hear people refer to PDF documents as "Adobe files," signaling the ubiquity of Adobe Reader.Now, times have changed.

September 2, 2011

TI's OMAP 4 chips bring HD movies to Android

Android mobile devices based on Texas Instruments' OMAP 4 chips have gained the capability to securely play high-definition 1080p video.Texas Instruments (TI) announced on Monday that it had gained the Netflix Silicon Reference Implementation (SRI) certification, which allows OMAP 4-based devices to play large video files on devices with Android's 2.

July 6, 2011 by

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