A new mobile messaging application called FireChat is empowering nearby smartphone users to stay in touch even with no cell service or Internet connection, harnessing a new technique. European lawmakers on Thursday approved new rules that aim to assure equal access to the Internet. The new mandates also work to slash smartphone charges in the 28-state European Union. If your IT department has faced painful delays in efforts to improve networks and systems that enhance business operations, you’re not alone. And Avaya has heard your plaintive cries. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's vision of bringing Internet to remote areas involves satellites, lasers and drones. He just bought a firm pioneering in solar-powered unmanned craft to support it. Secure Work Space for iOS and Android, BlackBerry's multi-platform containerization solution that is part of BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, is now officially FIPS 140-2 certified.
How To Beat the Heartbleed Bug Heartbleed headlines continue as IT admins scramble for answers no one has. Early reports of stolen personal data, including 900 social insurance numbers in Canada, are starting to trickle in.
After Heartbleed, OpenSSL Calls for More Support The president of the OpenSSL Foundation says more support is needed from companies and governments that use its software so that it can better spot and fix flawed pieces of code such as Heartbleed.
Continued Drop in Global PC Shipments Slows Worldwide shipments of PCs fell during the first three months of the year, but the global slump in PC demand may be easing, with a considerable slowdown from last year's drops.
Amazon 3D Smartphone Pics Leaked E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly set to launch a smartphone after years of development. Photos of the phone, which may feature a unique 3D interface, were leaked by tech pub BGR.
Zebra Tech Buys Motorola Enterprise for $3.45B Weeks after Lenovo bought Motorola Mobility’s assets from Google for $2.91 million, Zebra Technologies is throwing down $3.45 billion for Motorola’s Enterprise business in an all-cash deal.
CTIA Caves, Volunteers Kill Switch Plan After bucking against the concept of a smartphone kill switch, the CTIA just announced the “Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment” to thwart smartphone thefts in the U.S.