Extending secuirty and confidentuality of phone to Skype and WhatsApp
The EU is planning to extend telecom rules covering security and confidentiality of communications to web services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp. However it looks like this could be used to restrict how they use encryption.
Flaws in the method
Cryptography researchers at John Hopkins University have found another flaw in the encryption used by Apple’s iMessage and while Jobs' Mob might have fixed it, the researchers say that the company's encryption methodology is borked.
Freeze and crash
Microsoft is investigating reports that its installation of its Windows 10 Anniversary Update,can cause host systems to freeze and crash.
Claims it is working on a new AI platform
Fruity cargo cult Apple is trying to convince the world it is “coming up with something new” by talking a lot about Artificial Reality.
More than 44 per cent of the world's total
Beancounters working for Digitimes Research have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that chinese vendors shipped 145.9 million smartphones globally in total during the second quarter of 2016.
Microsoft just does not seem to care any more
Microsoft is being surprisingly callous to those few users who supported its Windows Phone now that Windows 10 mobile is out. It is killing off Windows Phone support for Skype practically overnight.
At least in the UK
MIcrosoft's Xbox One has finally overtaken Sony's PS4 – at least in British sales.
Testing a lower price band
Blackberry has finally reduced the price of its first android device, the Priv in a move which could be designed to clear stock or an admission that the price was too high in the first place.
Its own version of fast charging battery tech
It appears that Huawei has developed its own fast charging battery technology.