While the Pentagon was previously heavily equipped BlackBerry, the U.S. administration will now open its doors to iPhone and Android devices. Indeed, the Pentagon announced the opening of its secure network to mobile devices Apple and Google. This should be more than 100,000 iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets that should be used on the network in February 2014.
Currently, the Pentagon’s network account for only 470,000 BlackBerry, 41,000 iOS and 8700 Android smartphones /tablets. With the opening of the two mobile operating systems most popular in the market, the Pentagon wants above all to simplify the work of its employees. A specific application store is also developed in-house to propose appropriate software for both platforms. Ultimately, the Pentagon’s network should be able to withstand 8 million connected devices.
Twitter has been the victim of a wave of attack effecting about 250 000 accounts. According to Twitter, those accounts were hacked and some information has been compromised including identity, email address, and password. So far the attackers were known as Chinese people but no more specific details.
To make sure that Twitter users’ accounts are secure, everyone should change the password and do not make it too common.
The company Kanex has unveiled a new Mac adapter. It is DualRole which provides a USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet port and three USB 3.0 ports. It allows users to get a network connection via an RJ45 cable without sacrificing a USB port as well as two additional offers. The adapter is USB buspowered but Kanex allows us to use an external adapter to power including several USB devices connected to the adapter.
Sold about 70 euros, the Kanex DualRole is a great too especially for the MacBook Air users. This model has only one Thunderbolt port. The Thunderbolt adapter can not be used in Gigabit Ethernet conjunction with an external display. With Kanex DualRole, it is possible to use an external monitor and Ethernet without losing USB 3.0 ports. The DualRole require drivers in OS X and Windows to run the Ethernet part.
Jumping into China market is just a matter of time and now it should be time for Apple to get its hand in this market. Tim Cook CEO of Apple confirmed that iPad 4 and iPad Mini will be first available in China on December 7th and iPhone 5 will appear one week later on December 14th.
However Apple didn’t mention which company will bring these products to China but there are two main candidates including China Unicom and China Telecom. We are trying to check out sources close to the two companies to see if they have already announced any information about iPhone 5 on their network or not.
However we are just one week away from the release date. We will keep it update. Stay tunes.
It is another case of mobile tech device stolen. After the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 were stolen in Malaysia now it is happening in United States and it its iPad Mini since Monday. The total cost of the stolen iPad Mini is $1.9 million. Thank to fast reaction the suspect was arrested. He is the airport worker named Renel Rene Richardson.
According the report, Mr. Richardson asked his co-workers about the iPad Mini shipment and even asked for forklifts. It is enough for him to grab the tablet. In addition we also learnt that he was helped by other two workers. The two assisted him to load the iPad Mini to a truck and drove away.
However the two people are still unidentified but it should took long for the FBI to arrest the twos. Now there is no information if the tablets were found yet.
The patent war between Google and Apple has been so strong and since Google acquired Motorola, Google has more advances to compete with Apple in term of patents but the two companies have been struggling to solve the problem peacefully and successfully.
One after another seem like there is no end to the patent infringement but now Apple wants to solve the problem through arbitration. Both parties sent several letters to each other and now they are working to find solution. Hope that they can negotiate and find the best way to go without hurting each other.
Google with help by Dish Network will launch wireless service in 2013. Google has been so active in providing this similar service for public as the company has already provide its fiber ISP services on the Stanford campus and in Kansas City and of course Google is willing to expand its coverage.
However seem like this service might hurt mobile phone sectors that AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile have blocked some of Google services including Google Voice and Google Wallet.
This reaction won’t stop Google when Dish Network who has been in this business since 2008. Dish Network can’t provide the best service alone and with Google, they will be able to do better. In 2013 we will see wireless service offered by the two companies.
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If you don’t want to waste your time with other software to get free credit by completing tasks them Skype offers free call for one month to other landlines and mobile phone. Of course now you can use Skype to call other Skype users for free but not in case of other landlines and mobile phone however by using Skype you will get the best deal ever available.
You needs to approve this special offer from this link but it is not available for those in Russia, China, Taiwan, and Korea.
To be qualify for this free call, you must be at least Skype customer for the last one month and you also need to provide payment details you want to use paid services beyond the promotional package.
Here are the list of countries that you can make free call to:
- Czech Republic
- South Korea
- New Zealand
- Russia (Moscow and St. Petersburg only)
- United Kingdom
The biggest supplier for Apple parts Foxconn Electronics reveals its plan to build manufacture in the shore of United states. According to the source, Foxconn is looking for a good location in Detroit and Los Angeles. The manufacture will produce LCD for TV and nothing to do with Apple. As stated by Terry Gou the Foxconn chairman said that the company is working with Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create a program for engineering subject. It will bring its people to attend the courses and get them back to Taiwan and China for product design. This is the long term strategy of the company to enter the U.S. market as well as building better human resource.
It is the free time again from AT&T. Before the holiday season, the company offers a big discount for all tablets. It is $100 discount but with 2-year data plan contract. This offer also includes iPad. If you want to grab this offer, AT&T starts on November 9th. It should be best for those who didn’t own a tablet yet.
Usually we see this offer for smartphone subscribers only but this time it goes to tablets. It should turn the new way of people who prefer to use the bigger screen devices especially for businessperson.