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John W Arthur

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John is the head of our IT Security team and he writes about Security, IT news on The Next Digit. He was the Employee of the Year 2013 for his selfless support and efficiently setting up the whole security infrastructure. He also occasionally writes on "IT Sec Pro" Print Media of Sweden. All posts by John

Mozilla updates Firefox to 29.0.1 with bug fixes and new features

Mozilla has updated its Firefox browser to version 29.0.1 that comes with many bug fixes as well as new features such as new customization mode, easy to access menu at the top right corner and most features from the previous major version 29 update. Mozilla updated the browser to version 29 on last month end with significant new design to cope ...

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Apple to buy ‘the music firm’ Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion

According to a report, Apple is planning to acquire the music company Beats Electronics that was the firm behind Beats by Dre headphones, for $3.2 billion and the company could announce the acquisition as early as next week. The news regarding the Apple and Beats Electronics was first reported by Financial Times which cites source as people familiar with the ...

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Samsung launches Galaxy S5 Developer Edition for Verizon, GPE will arrive soon

Now that Samsung selling its latest flagship smartphone Galaxy S5 in full force, people are already looking for the other variants of this handset such as Google Play Edition and Developer Edition. While Google Play Store accidentally hinted about the upcoming Galaxy S5 GPE, Samsung has already announced a Developer Edition of Galaxy S5 for Verizon Wireless in U.S. With the new Samsung ...

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Apple Earpods with heart rate monitor is a ‘fake’ rumor

For those, who had taken the Apple’s earpods with heart rate and blood pressure monitoring sensor as a serious rumor, here comes a full stop. The person who “Secret.ly” leaked the information, has now revealed that it was a lie, just a joke. Shocking, isn’t it? The anonymous user posted this new revelation about the first revelation in “earpodsecret” Tumblr blog, ...

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Alleged Apple iPhone 6 compared with Galaxy S5 in leaked photos

Apple fanboys had to rely on rumors and speculations of next-gen Apple products. Now is the time for the rumors of the company’s rumored iWatch wearable device, revamped Apple TV and the most awaited iPhone 6. Here comes few new leaked photos of alleged Apple iPhone 6 prototype handset in black color, which is being compared with Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5. An Italian blog Macitynet.it ...

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Covert Redirect is just a security flaw and not as bad as Heartbleed

Covert Redirect, a recently found security flaw is not as bad as Heartbleed vulnerability and it won’t become the next big headache, according to the industry experts and security research firms. Following the Heartbleed bug, Covert Redirect has been discovered in OpenID and OAuth 2.0, where attackers could misuse your credentials from most visited websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Google. Many security outlets referred the flaw as next ...

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Apple will not unveil rumored iWatch and new Apple TV at WWDC 2014

If you have ever thought of seeing new Apple products in its upcoming WWDC 2014 conference, here is the bad news. The new report from a popular tech blog claims that the company will not launch any new Apple hardware such as a revamped Apple TV or rumored iWatch wearable device. According to the report from Re/code, Apple will use the WWDC 2014 event focusing ...

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Acer to take on iPad and Chromebooks with its 2-in-1 Aspire Switch 10

When Windows computers were at its peak, Apple iPad entered the market and ruined their business, until Google launched its cheaply made Chromebooks that boasts its own custom operating system for normal use with affordable price tag. As of now, both Apple and Microsoft want to gain back their market share and here comes a wanna-be savior for the Windows machines, ...

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Jury ordered Samsung to pay $119.6 million for Apple’s damage claims

In an ongoing patent war between Samsung and Apple, an U.S. jury has ordered South Korean tech giant to pay $119.6 million to Apple, which is way too less than what the company had sought earlier. Samsung, which claimed a $6 million for damages, was awarded $158,400. Since five weeks, both Apple and Samsung are fighting over the patent disputes, where Apple seeks $2 ...

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Have you experienced Twitter’s Mute function yet?

Twitter is experimenting with its new feature, where users can mute another users to block that user’s tweets and retweets from your timeline without unfollowing that account. Some of Twitter’s mobile app users who were able to mute other users, reported about the new “mute” function in their tweets. This is not the first time the users are allowed to mute users. Unofficially, there ...

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