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Salesforce bins all Android phones bar Nexii and Galaxies

Thu, 2016-07-14 11:21
Also cancels support for Nexus Tabs, old iOS devices in future apps

Cloud darling Salesforce is upsetting end users by giving its Salesforce1 supported devices list a number-one haircut.…

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Smartphones aren't tiny PCs, but that's how we use them in the West

Wed, 2016-07-13 16:29
In China, they get it, QR codes are like money and mobile payments are everywhere

On a recent trip to Shanghai, I saw a person in front of me in a supermarket queue present their mobile phone when asked for payment. The clerk quickly pointed the laser scanner at the phone - blip!- the sale completed. But not thanks to NFC.…

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IBM caps '20 years' of deep MS love with Surface deal

Wed, 2016-07-13 03:02
As Seattle surfaces surface as a service service. Serious....

IBM has become the latest sometime hardware giant to agree to push software giant Microsoft’s client hardware - years after selling off its own client devices business.…

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<i>Pokemon Go</i> oh no no no, we're not reading your email, says gamemaker

Tue, 2016-07-12 05:09
God-mode access token found in wildly popular app

Final update This was a developing story: read through to the updates for the full scoop.

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Galaxy S7 Active can't swim, claims site. But it can, vendor retorts

Mon, 2016-07-11 18:28
Consumer Reports says phone more aqua-phobic than billed

Samsung is defending its latest line of Galaxy S7 phones after a report questioned the water-resistance claims made by one model of the handset.…

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Android Mew-ware, I choose you: Code nasty poses as <i>Pokemon GO</i>

Sat, 2016-07-09 08:11
DroidJack wants to peek-at-you

Mind those downloads from non-official app stores: Android malware has been spotted posing as knockoff copies of the popular Pokemon GO game.…

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Facebook offers end-to-end encrypted chat – if you find the right setting

Sat, 2016-07-09 06:38
There's always a catch

Facebook is rolling out end-to-end encryption for its messaging service to bring it in line with competitors, including its own WhatsApp.…

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Our man pops the hood on Intel's v4 engine: Broadwell Xeons

Thu, 2016-07-07 19:02
Taking new chips for a test drive

Sysadmin Blog Recently, I reviewed Supermicro's Microblade system. One of the goals of this review was to compare the new Intel v4 (Broadwell) Xeons to their predecessor v3 (Haswell) Xeons. This was not as easy as it should have been.…

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