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Square enables smartphone users to process credit card transactions remotely
Mobile

Mobile payment system Square can be hacked, claims researchers

Two researchers attending the Black Hat security conference yesterday in Las Vegas have demonstrated a simple hacking technique that could allow unscrupulous individuals to purchase items using the mobile payment system Square and stolen credit card data. With this technique, would-be hackers could use stolen credit card data to withdraw funds without the need to be in possession of the physical credit card.
Nokia C6-01
Mobile

Nokia to make announcement – will it drop Symbian for Windows Mobile 7

Nokia and Microsoft are to make a joint announcement next Friday, a move which suggests that Nokia may be about to abandon Symbian for Windows 7 mobile. It has been rumored for some time that Nokia has been looking to drop its Symbian OS, only last week Nokia’s Chief Executive Stephen Elop further fuled rumors the company was moving away from Symbian when he said Nokia’s future lay in “capitalising and/or joining competitive ecosystems.”
White shark
Mobile

O2 Ireland victim of email phishing scam

O2 Ireland is warning its 1.7 million users to be aware of a fake “phishing” emails purporting to be from the company. The fake emails tell O2 customers to click a link where they are asked to provide their O2.ie login details. These emails do not originate from O2 nor are they associated with the company.
Nokia Mobile TV Receiver SU-33W
Mobile

Plans for mobile digital TV scrapped, only Vodafone interested

Ireland’s communication’s regulator, ComReg, has scrapped plans to launch digital mobile TV Ireland, it announced today. The regulator said in a policy document, ”[it has become apparent to] ComReg that use of the identified spectrum to provide a Mobile TV service in Ireland was not the subject of particularly strong interest to potential operators, and interest in the proposed procedure to grant the authorisation diminished.”
Android in Space
Technology

Google sends Android Nexus S phones into space

Google’s PR department showed some genuine blue sky thinking this week when they sent an few Android Nexus S phones into space. Using a weather balloon, a parachute and a polystyrien box Google floated Android dolls into the lower atmosphere this week, and recorded the entire 30Km (100,000 ft) trek using Samsung Nexus S phones attached to each box.
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Web

There is a Mozilla App store for that

Mozilla, the makers of Firefox, have released specifications for an open app store standard in the hopes to combat Apple’s domination of the lucrative apps market. Their release follows Opera’s calls on Monday for an open browser addon standard.
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Web

Opera calls for open addon standards

The makers of Opera are calling for the creation of web opera browser addon standards. Håkon Wium Lie, the chief technology officer of Opera believes that the browser addon market needs to be standardised to help both programmers and users.
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