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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

WhatsApp crossed 500 million daily active users, eyes on 1 billion

Facebook owned WhatsApp social messenger service hits 500 million active users goal, as revealed by its co-founder Jan Koum in a blog post. With more than 500 million active users, WhatsApp now sees over 700 million photo shares and 100 million video shares, every day. Eying on more than 1 billion active users, Jan Koum said that they are just ...

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Nike will not kill FuelBand segment, but it will trim the team behind wearables

Update on April 27: 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. Last Friday, CNET reported that Nike is planning to stop producing the hardware for its Nike+ FuelBand SE wristband by laying off many staffs from the department. Now, Nike has denied ...

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Apple iPhone 6 rumors roundup – leaked case reveals design changes, iPhone 5s sees a price drop

We have few more months to see the launch of Apple’s next-gen iPhone 6, but we’ve got some hint at the handset size, design and some more information via various sources. A French website ‘Nowhereelse.fr‘ has published some photos of alleged iPhone 6 Silicon Jelly cases, which shows the rumored features in its design. But, the name of the case ...

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This is Amazon’s Smartphone with additional 4 cameras for 3D effects on screen

We have recently reported that Amazon will be launching its own smartphone with glass-free 3D display screen in second half of 2014, and now we’ve got leaked photos of Amazon’s first smartphone prototypes. The photos accessed exclusively by BGR, where it said that the device will look much-alike normal smartphones in design, but the company has spent years of time ...

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Microsoft is now rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 update for Developers

According to a leaked confidential email by Microsoft to its Windows Phone partners, Microsoft had plans to start rolling out developer version of Windows Phone 8.1 starting from April 14. And now, as promised, the software giant confirmed the software update that being rolled out. Microsoft’s Windows Phone Program Management Chief, Joe Belfiore confirmed the firmware update by tweeting with ...

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