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Windows Phone dodges Black Hat 2012 certificate vulnerability bullet - other smartphones not so lucky...

Windows Phone dodges Black Hat 2012 certificate vulnerability bullet - other smartphones not so lucky...

robert brand 34

A recent paper presented at Black hat 2012 by Peter Hannay has demonstrated a vulnerability in how iOS and Android deal with certificates whilst operating with an Exchange Server. The good news in this report is that Peter was unable to trick Windows Phone 7.5 devices using the same methods. Using a man in the middle attack combined with a generic fake certificate, they were able to...

WhatsApp removed from Windows Phone Marketplace due to security issue, update on the way [Updated]

WhatsApp removed from Windows Phone Marketplace due to security issue, update on the way [Updated]

Rich Edmonds 9

Last week we reported WhatsApp had disappeared from view on the Windows Phone Marketplace (it was actually set to private), and were awaiting official clarification on the matter. Turns out, according to a report over at MonWindowsPhone, the app has a serious security flaw, which requires the team to pull the app and look into the problem. An update is well on its way. The app enables...

New Appcelerator Report shows weakening interest in Windows Phone 7 but hope for 8

New Appcelerator Report shows weakening interest in Windows Phone 7 but hope for 8

Daniel Rubino 28

In a new study just released tonight, Appcelerator and IDC surveyed 3,632 'Appcelerator Titanium' developers from May 11-18, 2012 on their plans for app development now and in the future. Though not a survey of consumer demand the data is but one piece of the bigger picture of how Windows Phone (and Android, iOS, BlackBerry and webOS) is fairing amongst developers. For that reason, it...

Microsoft Windows Surface pricing revealed on Swedish retail website - priced to compete?

Microsoft Windows Surface pricing revealed on Swedish retail website - priced to compete?

robert brand 139

Swedish website Webhallen.com is listing Microsoft Surface tablet pricing on its site. If these details are correct then pricing would be substantially higher than previously thought. Of particular interest here is the cheapest Arm based WinRT device, a 32GB model, showing up costing around £648.00 or $1000. It had previously been suggested that WinRT tablets would be priced relatively...

Nokia’s cumulative shipments of the Lumia outpaces the iPhone and Samsung…back in 2007

Nokia’s cumulative shipments of the Lumia outpaces the iPhone and Samsung…back in 2007

Daniel Rubino 63

Nokia has reportedly shipped 6.9 million Lumias Sales numbers and estimates are always a tricky thing, especially when you don’t have concrete numbers to work with. We also tend to boast the good news and downplay the bad so with that caveat we’ll provide you the latest in “market analysis”. Don’t worry, this one is mostly good. Strategy Analytics is making quite the name for themselves...

Microsoft News Roundup - Motorola getting banned, Office 2013 has apps and Nokia stock is a go

Microsoft News Roundup - Motorola getting banned, Office 2013 has apps and Nokia stock is a go

Daniel Rubino 6

Although news on or about Windows Phone may be slow coming out today there’s still plenty going on in the tech world that’s tied to Microsoft with some residual effects for our favorite mobile OS. Instead of spamming our own site with tangential news, we figured we would just summarize in a digest. Cool? Today’s new stories that we've found interesting are the following— Motorola...

The competition -  Google's Android 4.1 announcements and a new 7" tablet

The competition - Google's Android 4.1 announcements and a new 7" tablet

Daniel Rubino 129

Android is currently the thorn in everyone's side—from Apple to Microsoft to RIM—the “free” mobile OS is continuing to dominate and today they added just a little bit more. For those who weren’t aware, Google I/O kicked off today. It’s their BUILD, their MIX, their random secret Apple announcement where they show off their big plans for Android over the next few months. Here’s the recap...

Xbox Live Companion app updated for iOS, released for Android, holds tight for Windows Phone

Xbox Live Companion app updated for iOS, released for Android, holds tight for Windows Phone

George Ponder 64

Microsoft has updated the Xbox Live Companion app for iOS and released a version for the Android system. While there was no movement on the Windows Phone version, the iOS update may be a good indicator on what might be in store. The Xbox Live Companion update for iOS takes that app to version 1.5 and adds the following features for the iPhone or iPad. Discover fresh content from...

Google complains about antitrust issues, pointing fingers at Microsoft and Nokia

Google complains about antitrust issues, pointing fingers at Microsoft and Nokia

Rich Edmonds 63

Just when we thought the patent wars were over, Google has announced yesterday that they've filed an antitrust complaint in Europe, pointing a finger at Nokia and Microsoft regarding patents. The search giant is arguing that both companies are using third-party agencies (which are internally branded "patent trolls") to increase the costs for mobile devices, which would in-turn provide a...