It was only time that eventually smartphones would start being seriously targeted by malicious software in the same way as home PCs. For a while, Windows have been doing Battle with Zeus, a Russian malware which has been designed to steal peoples’ banking information, allowing funds to be transferred from their accounts, in some cases [...]
The BBC announced this week that it will start a study on the current state of the UK’s mobile network coverage. It is asking users of Android handsets to download an application that will measure the 3G outdoor coverage via GPS. The app has been developed by network analysis firm Epitiro who have in the [...]
Research In Motion announced yesterday that it has received FIPS 140-2 certification for the new BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, making the BlackBerry PlayBook the first tablet certified for deployment within U.S. federal government agencies. No other tablet on the market has gained FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology [...]
Still no news on the addition of the resident Email client. However this update has added 2 new apps/links i.e. BBC News and iPlayer. Under settings there is now the option to put the PlayBook into Flight Mode, which will turn off all wireless commuincations on the device. RIM have also made available the latest User [...]
20 July 2011: Update – RIM have pulled this update stating “Some users were experiencing issues with Bridge & 1.0.7. We expect to release an update with a fix later this week.” —————————————————————————————————————————— BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. BlackBerry® Tablet OS v1.0.7 is available today and introduces a variety of new features and enhancements.
There are two browsers on the BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, the tablet browser and the Bridge Browser which you can use over a BlackBerry® Bridge™ connection to your BlackBerry® smartphone.
A year-long study by WDS of more than 600,000 technical support calls has found that Android devices are more likely to develop a hardware fault than many of their smartphone competitors. 14% of all technical support calls for Android devices related to hardware faults in contrast to just 3.7% for RIM BlackBerry, 8% for iPhones [...]
Ever wondered just how secure your data on the PlayBook is? See the FAQs below. Does the tablet store any work data persistently in the work file system? No. When a tablet is connected to a BlackBerry® smartphone using BlackBerry® Bridge™, the tablet temporarily stores work data in the work file system on the tablet. The [...]