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Missed out on those free Windows Phone props for your Xbox Avatar? Here's why.

Missed out on those free Windows Phone props for your Xbox Avatar? Here's why.

Daniel Rubino 39

On Sunday we posted a method by which you can get a free Avatar prop featuring Windows Phone--either a Longboard, foam finger or tee-shirt. All you had to do was sign up for the Windows Phone Insider newsletter and you were sent a redeem code. Then late Sunday/early Monday we started to get word that the offer had suddenly ended, even before most of you were able to try and get one. Now...

Nokia hooks up with Good Technology for Secure Enterprise Messaging on Windows Phone

Nokia hooks up with Good Technology for Secure Enterprise Messaging on Windows Phone

Daniel Rubino 11

We don't recall seeing this at the insanity that was Mobile World Congress, but evidently on February 27th, Good Technology, who focuses on enterprise and security (and who used to be owned by Motorola) announced a partnership with Nokia to bring their "FIPS-certified 192 bit AES encryption and end-to-end mobile messaging" service to Lumia Windows Phones. The service is set to roll out...

Even more Android security woes as computer scientists discover permissions gap

Even more Android security woes as computer scientists discover permissions gap

Daniel Rubino 11

Computer and mobile device security is a tough business. There's hype and then there are real threats and so far most in mobile have been hype (but see AVG-gate). Still, Android is either an OS with a lot of security vulnerabilities or everyone just likes to pick on it. Either way, between Carrier IQ earlier this week and now this paper from North Carolina State University, the little...

Software recording data & keystrokes on millions of smartphones. Windows Phone exempt?

Software recording data & keystrokes on millions of smartphones. Windows Phone exempt?

Daniel Rubino 19

If you haven't been following the Carrier IQ saga, let us try to re-cap it for you. Going back to October, it was reported that software on HTC Android phones was recording data and as Android Central lightly put it, "storing it sloppily". Information that was collected included phone numbers, geolocation and account names. It doesn't identify you per se with your name, but rather your...