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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

Chinese analyst expect 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 launch in June

Here comes another strong addition to the speculations of Apple’s iPhone 6, which also suggests that the company will be releasing its flagship phone in two different screen sizes. The latest claim came from an ‘International Electronics Business’ analyst Sun Changxu of China, who revealed that the Apple will be launching 4.7-inch iPhone 6 with 1,136 x 640 display resolution and ...

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unprecedented level of online shopping hurts UPS Q4 earnings

Last year, Christmas holiday shopping was at its peak where every online retailers made huge sales, but the UPS logistics company has said that the “unprecedented level” of online shopping hurts its Q4 earnings. The company has revealed on Friday that it had taken every “extraordinary” steps to serve for the holiday season, including the hiring of 85,000 temporary employees, ...

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Starbucks updates its iOS app after finding user data vulnerability

United States’ most popular mobile payment program, Starbucks has updated its iOS app after the news broke out regarding its security issues related to the user data storage in plain text, including username and password. Before this update, it was revealed that Starbucks app for iPhones has been storing the username, email ID and password of its users in plain texts, ...

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Microsoft has sold close to 1 million Xbox One in US in December 2013

Microsoft is now Apple of US considering its Xbox One sales in December last year, which leads the gaming console market in United States. We compared Microsoft to Apple because, latter one is still the number one smartphone maker in US beating Samsung, but Samsung is the largest manufacturer worldwide. Similarly, Sony is in second place in US, while it ...

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Possible AT&T’s budget Samsung Galaxy S5 to boast 1080p display

AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy S5 variant SM-900A will be coming with 1080p display instead of expected QHD display, according to an user agent profile published on Samsung’s website. Last month, the popular Twitter leakster account @evleaks has posted that the AT&T was testing an possibly an international flagship device SM-900A, which is same as that of the Samsung’s user agent profile. ...

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Google “acq-hires” Impermium, a 3 year old anti-spam startup

Google doesn’t stop acquisitions and it keeps on trying to bring in every interesting startups under the company’s wings. Now, the search giant has acquired a security related startup, Impermium to improve its anti-spam and anti-fraud segments. Currently, Google is the industry leader in fighting against spam via many types of Google Search algorithms as well as on other products. ...

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Canonical stops Ubuntu Touch support for many Nexus devices

Canaonical has announced that it will be pulling out Ubuntu Touch software support for many Galaxy Nexus devices excluding Galaxy Nexus 4 and latest Nexus 7 tablet. In February 2013, Canonical released the developer preview of Ubuntu mobile software for many Galaxy Nexus devices. Canonical has revealed the news to its Ubuntu-phone mailing list and said that the firm will ...

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