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  1. Thieves allegedly install keyloggers to capture credit cards at Nordstrom

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    A trio of men may have installed keyloggers at a Nordstrom department store in Florida to skim credit card numbers, reports KrebsOnSecurity. According to a police report, the men plugged standard keyloggers into the backs of cash registers and returned to remove them some days later with the alleged intent to use the information to create fake credit cards.

    The keyloggers the thieves used imitate the look and design of PS/2 keyboard connectors, priced ...
  2. ZTE Open smartphone with Firefox OS to be sold on eBay for $80

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    The ZTE Open will be available for sale soon on eBay US and UK, just one month after commercial launch
    ZTE will exclusively offer the ZTE Open in Orange on eBay

    Targeted at the first time smartphone user, Firefox OS smartphones are the first devices powered completely by Web technologies. Users get the performance, personalization and price they want in a smartphone packaged in a beautiful, clean, intuitive and easy-to-use experience.
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  3. Google Play cracks down on scammers and spammers

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    Google Play has updated its content policy to tighten its rules around in-app advertising, in-app payments and misrepresentation.

    Google Play's relatively lax content policy has led to a few problems that can make the consumer experience very annoying: relentless pop-ups, bloated software, fake reviews to make an app seem better than it is and misleading app descriptions.

    Google has sent an email to third-party developers announcing changes ...
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    devices , apps , mobile , andriod
  4. Androrat - Malware for Android


    The textual commentary is in French, but it's pretty self explanatory.
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    devices , demo , mobile , andriod
  5. CyanogenMod announces secure phone locating, remote wiping service

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    The CyanogenMod team has announced a new service that allows users to locate their lost phones or securely wipe their device (including the contents of the SD card) in case it gets stolen.

    The service will be accessible via the (optional) CyanogenMod Account and, according to the project's head moderator, is better than other similar solutions.

    "This kind of service is something that should be a part of any mobile OS experience, and ...
  6. Nexus 7 2013 Receives Firmware Update

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    Google has managed to solve the multi-touch issue on the new Nexus 7.2 tablets, relegating it to the “Job Completed” segment through the introduction of the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update with build number JSS15Q that will include the multi-touch bug fix. This particular new update for the Nexus 7 is available via Over The Air (OTA), so you will just have to be patient if you have not yet received your fix.

    According to Paul Wilcox, a member of Google’s ...
  7. McDonald's Happy Table brings NFC fun for phones

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    Birthdays at McDonald’s will never be the same again. The fast food chain has launched tables equipped with NFC, that let kids and adults alike use their phones to play games on the surface.

    To pair your phone, just tap it on the Happy Table. Then move your handset along the surface, and a car and road appear on the screen, letting you race along. Just careful you don’t fall off the edge.

    There are other games, too. You can fight bad guys ...
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    devices , mobile , andriod
  8. Samsung denied new trial over Apple's 'bounce-back' patent

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    A federal judge has quashed Samsung's hopes for a new patent trial over Apple's "bounce-back" patent, a key issue in the pair's landmark trial last year.

    US District Court Judge Lucy Koh issued a ruling late Thursday denying a Samsung motion for a new trial regarding the "bounce-back," or '381 patent. Samsung filed this motion in July, according to Groklaw.

    Apple had originally accused more than 20 Samsung smartphones ...
  9. Android Open Source Project now has latest 4.3 fixes for most Nexus hardware

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    The latest Android 4.3 updates brought a slate of unfortunate software bugs to the party, especially to Google's own Nexus devices, ironically enough. Thankfully, the Mountain View crew is hard at work patching things up, as evidenced by the Nexus 7 update earlier today that resolved its multi-touch and GPS issues. Now those fixes are up on AOSP as well, not only with the aforementioned JSS15Q build for the 7-inch tablet, but also the JWR66Y for the rest of the Nexus ...
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    devices , mobile , andriod
  10. Pandora will remove 40-hour mobile listening limit on Sept 1st

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    Just months after introducing a 40 hour per month cap on free mobile listening for its online radio service, Pandora has announced that it will remove the limit starting September 1st.

    Pandora first added the limitation in March due to increased licensing costs, noting that just 4 percent of users would be affected by it. The company says it can now return to the unlimited option because of the “rapid progress of its mobile advertising”.

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