Archive for 'Smart Phones' Category

New number spoofing scam warning by fraudsters

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, October 30, 2014

A new smartphone scam – known as number spoofing – is getting millions of pounds for fraudsters consumers are being warned. Financial Fraud Action UK (FFA UK) said the scam has become increasingly common in recent weeks. Typically criminals fool people into thinking they are talking to their bank, or the police, on the phone. […]

World’s first smartphone is 20 years old

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, August 15, 2014

IBM’s Simon Personal Communicator was the forerunner of the modern smartphone. The IBM Simon went on sale to the public on 16 August 1994 and combined mobile phone technology with a wide range of computing features. To mark the 20th anniversary, London’s Science Museum is putting it on display in its new Information Age gallery. […]

Vodafone reports half year profits of £1.5billion in tough conditions

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Vodafone has reported a half year pre-tax profit of £1.5 billion as it announced that trading in Europe remained “very tough at present”.Chief executive Vittorio Colao said he had seen “intense macroeconomic, regulatory and competitive pressures during the period” there, but he was “encouraged” by forecasts that Europe would return to growth. Mr Colao said […]

Blackberry reports £603 million second quarter loss

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, September 27, 2013

Blackberry has reported a second quarter net loss of £603 million following a slump in sales. The company warned investors last week that it would report a loss of up to a billion dollars, due to poor sales of its new smartphones. It also announced 4,500 job cuts in a bid to stem those losses. […]

Blackberry sold for £2.93 billion to it’s largest shareholder

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, September 23, 2013

Struggling smartphone maker Blackberry has agreed in principle to be sold to a consortium led by Fairfax Financial for £2.93 billion.Blackberry said in statement that Fairfax, its largest shareholder with about 10% of the stock, had offered £6 a share in cash to buy the company. But Blackberry said it would continue to explore other […]

Google’s Android accounts for 79% of phone malware

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

79% of malicious attacks on mobiles in 2012 occurred on devices running Google’s Android operating system, US authorities have said.Public information website Public Intelligence published the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation memo to US police and emergency medical personnel. Nokia’s Symbian system, on the Finnish company’s basic-feature handsets, had had […]

Tablet sales more than double globally

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tablet computer shipments soared in the first quarter of 2013, growing by 142.4% compared with the same period in 2012, according to analysts IDC.Figures suggested more tablets were shipped from January to March 2013 than in the entire first half of 2012. Apple remains the biggest brand in the market with a 39.6% share. According […]

New Facebook data privacy fears

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Facebook’s new “Home” software for Android phones could “destroy” privacy warn industry watchers and analysts.Unveiled last week, Home is a “wrapper” for Android and puts Facebook feeds on a phone’s main screen. But the detailed data that could be mined from Home users could intrude on private life, commentators warned. Many took issue with the […]

Mobile phones celebrate 40th anniversary

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, April 4, 2013

The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago- on 3 April 1973.Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival colleague at another telecoms company and announced he was speaking from “a ‘real’ cellular telephone”. In 2012 a report carried out by the International Telecommunication Union found that there were six billion […]

Yahoo spends £15 million buying UK teen’s Summly news app

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013

An news app created by a UK teenager has been bought by Yahoo in a deal worth about £15 million.The 17 year old’s Summly app summarises news stories from online media companies. The app itself will now close, but its features will be used in mobile products at Yahoo, where Mr D’Aloisio has been given […]