Samsung’s Tizen OS may be overrun with security flaws

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Samsung has long had an in-house mobile platform called Tizen as a backup plan if Android ever becomes a problem. However, a new report claims that Samsung’s Tizen OS is riddled with serious security flaws.

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The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/mobile/247043-samsungs-tizen-os-may-overrun-bugs?source=Computing

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Razer launches refreshed Blade Pro with THX support, Kaby Lake processors

Razer has refreshed its top-end Razer Blade Pro with 7th-generation Intel chips and mobile THX certification.

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McDonald's Puts Mobile Ordering to the Test


McDonald’s has begun testing new mobile ordering and payment functionality at 29 of its restaurants in Monterey and Salinas, California. It will expand the pilot to another 51 restaurants in Spokane, Washington, on March 20. The company will run multiple pilots to gather customer feedback, work out any issues that arise, and streamline integration with its IT systems before rolling out its updated mobile app to nearly all 14,000 restaurants in the United States — as well as 6,000 others around the world — by the end of the year.

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Verizon Caves, Launches New Unlimited Data Plan


Facing growing pressure to respond to growing wireless data demands in the U.S. mobile phone market, Verizon finally relented. The company on Sunday announced its own unlimited smartphone option while keeping alternatives open for lighter data users. Verizon’s new introductory plan provides unlimited data on smartphones or tablets, along with unlimited texts and phone calls, for $80 per month. The deal is restricted to customers who sign up for autopay. The Verizon plan includes HD video streaming and mobile hotspot service.

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Samsung might show off the Galaxy S8 at MWC, but don't get too excited

If you were holding out hope for Samsung to announce the Galaxy S8 at Mobile World Congress in Spain later this month, then you’re not going to like this news.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/02/01/samsung-might-show-off-galaxy-s8-at-mwc-but-dont-get-too-excited.html

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Twitter Buys Yes for Product VP Talent


Twitter last week purchased Yes and named the mobile app startup’s CEO, Keith Coleman, as its new VP of product — a challenging post. Coleman will be Twitter’s third VP of product this year and the fifth since 2014. Twitter’s main problems are monetization, which has plagued it since its founding; slowing user growth; and stiff competition. Those encouraged by Coleman’s appointment cite his previous experience at Google. He served there as the project manager leading Google Plus, which includes Google Reader and Google Talk.

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x86 emulation may finally come to ARM processors running Windows 10

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Microsoft may finally bring x86 emulation to its ARM hardware running Windows 10 Mobile, but will there be any demand for the feature? Microsoft’s market share losses make that difficult to predict.

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Black Friday Shoppers Hungry for New Experiences, New Tech


Many consumers will rush to shopping malls and give their mobile devices a workout later this week. Fifty-nine percent of the U.S. population, or 137.4 million shoppers, is expected to hunt for bargains over Black Friday weekend, according to new survey from the National Retail Federation.
The figures are up slightly from 58.7 percent, or 135.8 million shoppers, a year ago, with both surveys ranging from Thanksgiving Day through Small Business Saturday and Sunday after.

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Samsung’s mobile division profits fall by 96% in wake of Note 7 disaster

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Samsung’s mobile division took a shellacking this past quarter thanks to the Note 7’s double-recall, but the Korean company believes the problem is behind it, with no long-term impacts on its mobile divisions market share or popularity.

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They're making a TV game show out of Candy Crush. Somehow

Popular mobile game Candy Crush, which the Verge notes is typically played “while passing time on the toilet or the subway,” will soon be played on your television.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/19/theyre-making-tv-game-show-out-candy-crush-somehow.html

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Facebook Cuts Ribbon on New Online Marketplace


Facebook on Monday announced Marketplace, a new mobile app that facilitates buying and selling between peers. Marketplace allows members of a community to discover, buy and sell items, noted Facebook Product Management Director Mary Ku. The service is scheduled for rollout this week in the United States, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Users can access Marketplace by tapping a shopping icon at the bottom of the Facebook mobile app. The opening screen displays photos of items for sale by people who live in a user-defined geographic area.

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Galaxy Note 7 delayed in Korea over exploding batteries, report says

Samsung has halted shipments to South Korea’s top three mobile carriers while it conducts quality control tests.

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Google Cracks Down on Intrusive Mobile Ads


Google has announced that it soon will downgrade mobile pages in its search rankings if they carry ads that obscure content. Such ads “provide a poorer experience to users than other pages where content is immediately accessible,” explained Doantam Phan, a product manager at Google. Techniques that reduce the accessibility of content include showing users a popup that covers the main content, displaying a standalone interstitial that users have to dismiss before accessing the main content, and using a layout that places an ad above the fold.

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