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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

Google vows to stop scanning student Gmail accounts for ads

To avoid marketing to kids and students, Google announced to remove advertisements from emails in education suite, that includes scanning of student Gmail accounts for targeted marketing. It seems Google has learned that it would earn more trust via protecting privacy and providing best security measures. Google revealed its new movement in its Enterprise Blog, where it targets over 30 million ...

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LastPass adapts Samsung Galaxy S5’s biometric scanner to authenticate

The master password service for all your online accounts LastPass has updated its Android app so that it will use Samsung Galaxy S5’s biometric fingerprint sensor, where you can login to your LastPass account on any supported services just by touching across the home button. Now Samsung’s fingerprint scanner tech on S5 smartphone has been integrated by popular master password service LastPass, so ...

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Samsung unveiled Galaxy K Zoom, a Galaxy S5 hybrid with 20.7MP camera

After teasing the possible launch with its invitation to “Kapture the Moment” media event at Singapore, Samsung has finally unveiled its new Galaxy K Zoom, aka Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom. Again, Samsung tries to blur the line between smartphone and camera by introducing a more powerful 20.7 megapixel camera with the bigger lens similar to that of a point-and-shoot camera. Like its predecessor ...

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High-end TV sales boosts LG’s strong first quarter earnings

Beating all market expectations by researchers and analysts, LG has reported its strongest quarterly profit since two years in its Q1 2014 financial earnings results, where its high-end Smart TV sets becomes a boon for the company’s revenue growth. South Korea-based LG is world’s second-largest television set maker, which said that the sales of large-screen TV’s that made using materials with low costs, such as ...

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With new tweaks, Google self-driving cars heading to master city streets

Today, Google released a video, where it revealed the new updates to its self-driving cars that includes some new tweaks like spotting a cyclist’s arm-waving, pedestrian from behind, railroad crossings and on-road constructions. Now, with the latest software update, Google’s self-driving cars tries to remove the fear from pedestrians and cyclists, who were always nervous whenever they find a driver-less car. Google has ...

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Nike CEO confirms the end of FuelBand, will Nike work with Apple iWatch?

Bringing an end to the rumors of the end of Nike FuelBand wearable devices, Nike’s CEO Mark Parker confirmed that the company would be focusing more on “smart” software rather than creating wearable hardware. On Friday, in an exclusive interview with CNBC, Nike’s chief executive Mark Parker revealed that Nike is moving away from wearable device development like wearable wrist-worn smartbands after it was reported ...

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Android KitKat 4.4.3 leaked details confirms the update

Google’s upcoming Android 4.4.3 KitKat update is still under the hood, but we’ve got some details related to the new firmware via various leaks of the much awaited release. Android 4.4.3 KitKat update’s arrival is confirmed. Typically, it will arrive first to Google Nexus series of smartphones, tablets and Google Play Edition smartphones as well. Until we hear an official announcement from ...

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Opera launched Coast 3.0 browser app for Apple iPhones

To come out of the slowly decreasing popularity of its mobile browser, Opera has unveiled Coast, a true made-for-touch browser for iPhones today. Opera Software launched the first version of the Coast browser in 2013, which only supported Apple iPads and now entered into iPhones as well. According to the changelog of the new Coast for iOS, home screen has been simplified, visual search has ...

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s wax figure to sit in Madame Tussauds San Francisco

London-based wax museum Madame Tussauds has recently unveiled a wax figure of Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, which will be placed at its museum in San Francisco in June. The wax figure depicts the current Facebook CEO sitting lotus in barefoot holding a laptop (no brand name depicted here!), wearing a jeans, t-shirt and his signature hoody. Mark Zuckerberg’s wax figure ...

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YouTube channel now available on Roku TV set-top box

Finally, much awaited YouTube channel has arrived to the list of Roku’s catalog of about 1,500 channels, which now has most online video content to stream on a set-top box. YouTube, one of the world’s largest video providers, was available only on Roku 3 since last December, eight months after the official launch of the Roku 3 set-top box! Now with the addition ...

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