Evan Schuman: Wal-Mart is latest big company with mobile-app security problems

The Computerworld (US) story “Evan Schuman: Wal-Mart is latest big company with mobile-app security problems,” which ran on the wire March 25, needed clarifications in several places. Read more: Evan Schuman: Wal-Mart is latest big company with mobile-app security...

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Political backlash against Mozilla’s new CEO continues as OkCupid suggests browser alternatives

Last week Mozilla appointed former CTO Brendan Eich as its new CEO, but the response to that move has centered on something other than its focus on mobile. In 2008 Eich donated $1,000 to support Proposition 8, a ban on gay marriage in California, and as a result a number of employees have called for him to step down. Today that protest extended to other websites, as The Verge points out Firefox users visiting the dating site OkCupid...

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San Francisco Giants Hope iBeacon Hits a Home Run with Fans

“It’s kind of a no-brainer.” That’s what the San Francisco Giants’ Chief Information Officer, Bill Schlough, said when asked why the team is implementing Apple’s iBeacon technology this season. For the uninitiated, iBeacon is a small Apple device that communicates with iPhones through Bluetooth to expand the location services in iOS. In practice, it’s a marketing tool that lets apps know when...

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Cellphone deals of the week: 3.28.14

We’re smack-dab in the middle of the new phone-announcement season. While you’ll have to shell out quite a bit for the latest hardware, some previous models — including recent releases — are getting price cuts. Head on past the break to peruse the handful we’ve selected, catering to iOS, Android and Windows Phone sensibilities along the way. If there are other hand-held devices that you’re after...

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Microsoft unveils Office for iPad

Due to a reporting mistake, Update 2 of the story “Microsoft unveils Office for iPad,” posted Thursday, incorrectly explained how Microsoft has modified the licensing of Office Mobile for iPhones and Android smartphones. Read more: Microsoft unveils Office for iPad Top Chef...

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