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Apple issues fix to reported OS X security hole

Apple has issued a fix to a flaw in its OS X operating system which previously left users vulnerable to security breaches while browsing online. A software update was released…

Nokia launches first Android phones

Nokia has unveiled its first family of Android phones at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. The X, X+ and XL will range in price from 89 euros (£74) to…

Mozilla plans ‘$25 smartphone’ for emerging markets

Mozilla has shown off a prototype for a $25 (£15) smartphone that is aimed at the developing world. The company, which is famed mostly for its Firefox browser, has partnered…

South Korea to develop Stuxnet-like cyberweapons

South Korea is to develop cyber-attack tools in an attempt to damage North Korean nuclear facilities. The country’s defence ministry wants to develop weapons similar to Stuxnet, the software designed…

European visitors ‘turn phones off’ to avoid charges

More than a quarter of European visitors turn their phones off to avoid the risk of roaming charges, research from the European Commission suggests. A survey of 13,285 people across the EU…

Google buys sound authentication firm

Google has acquired SlickLogin – an Israeli start-up behind the technology that allows websites to verify a user’s identity by using sound waves. It works by playing a uniquely generated,…

Hackers deface Angry Birds website

Video game developer Rovio has confirmed that hackers defaced its Angry Birds site with an image entitled Spying Birds, featuring an NSA logo. The attack followed the publication of leaks…

Bijoy keyboard celebrates silver jubilee

Bijoy bangle, the first software and keyboard in Bengali, celebrates silver jubilee Monday as the software made its way on December 16, 1988. “We have completed 25 years,” Mustafa Jabbar,…

Royal pardon for codebreaker Turing

Computer pioneer and codebreaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon. It addresses his 1952 conviction for homosexuality for which he was punished by being chemically castrated. The…

Apple in major Chinese iPhone deal

US technology giant Apple has signed a deal to bring its iPhone to China Mobile – the world’s largest carrier. The Chinese firm has more than 760 million subscribers and…

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