Google Fines $7 Million to Settle Privacy Investigation Case

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Google paid a whopping $7 million as fine to settle a privacy investigation that lasted for three years. The internet giant paid a district of Columbia and another 38 states. The case involves the Google Street View cars.

In the case against Google, the Street View cars gathered private informations and passwords from the wireless networks that it passed by from 2008 until 2010.

Google defended its side saying that the incident was merely an error. They said that a computer code which is only an experiment accidentally gathered the private informations as well . . . → Read More: Google Fines $7 Million to Settle Privacy Investigation Case

Smartphones to increase sales in 2013

Smartphones to increase sales in 2013

Smartphones selling great for 2013’s first quarter.

According to market researcher IDC, there will come a day that the sales of smartphone s will be outpacing thoe feature phones. This is because of more 4G wireless networks and lower-cost gadgets.

Smartphones are finally on the peak of outpacing feature phones in sales globally.

For several years, there are analysts who have been setting predictions that these smartphones would overtake basic feature phones regarding worldwide profits. A report was presented that manufacturers are estimated to ship 918.6 million devices this year. This estimated figure is also expected to increase up to . . . → Read More: Smartphones to increase sales in 2013

RIM opening doors to App world for BB 10

RIM opening doors to App world for BB 10

Today, RIM has opened its doors to the App World and unveiled its own app platform to all developers.

Previously, RIM has setup a demo on a variety of selected apps for its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system. Now, for its app platform, it has started offering the referred ‘$10K Developer Commitment,’ which runs pretty simple. The developer just needs to build an application for BB 10, earn $1,000 in net revenue and the company will pay you a tantalizing amount of $10,000.

According to the Vice President of developer relations Alec Saunders, the primary objective of the company is . . . → Read More: RIM opening doors to App world for BB 10

FCC Fines Google $25,000 for Not Cooperating to Investigation

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The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) is seeks to fine the search engine giant Google Inc. $25,000 because of not cooperating with the investigation into the company’s gathered personal data through wireless networks.

Google impeded and delayed the probe for a couple of months, which involved, SMS, e-mail, as well as other private information obtained in association with Google’s Street View location service, based on an FCC filing on April 13.

Having a market value reaching $203.5 billion, Google protected its intervention with the agency.

“We worked in good faith to answer the FCC’s questions throughout the inquiry, and we’re pleased . . . → Read More: FCC Fines Google $25,000 for Not Cooperating to Investigation

Latest Invention Could Double Battery Life

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Battery life is one of the troubles for the big mobile revolution and ever-present computing. A smartphone fights to make it through just one day and the introduction of even more great processors might make life bad.

Consequently, a bright discovery by a graduate student that might double the battery life of a smartphone sounds like a winner. Scientific American reports on the creation by Justin Manweiler, a Duke University researcher and a computer science graduate student at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering.

“Mobile devices today waste a lot of energy searching for a . . . → Read More: Latest Invention Could Double Battery Life

Apple OS X Lion Users Could Reboot to Safari

Apple OS X Lion

Apple has a snuck a feature into its forthcoming OS X Lion release that permits to reboot their system into Safari, using of small page from Chrome OS of Google.

When you choose to restart your system into Safari, you are efficiently putting the Web browser into a sandbox. When it boots, your system will provide some users with physical access to your machine the skill to surf the Web. Users would not be capable to access the files of the system or applications.

Users that hit their systems in Safari-only mode will be . . . → Read More: Apple OS X Lion Users Could Reboot to Safari