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John W Arthur

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

No Samsung Galaxy S5 launch at MWC 2014, Barcelona

It seems, Samsung has made some changes to its next flagship, Galaxy 5 smartphone launch as an anonymous executive of the company revealed that the smartphone will not be revealed at MWC event at Barcelona on February 24 to 27. Two weeks ago one of the Samsung executives has revealed that the Galaxy S5 will be launching at MWC event, ...

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Nest home automation sold to Google for $3.2 billion cash

In a surprising move, Google has announced that it acquired Nest, a home automation startup of programmed Thermostats and other automation products, for $3.2 billion in cash, adding it to the list of hardware business acquisitions such as robot-maker Boston Dynamics. Former Apple engineers, Tony Fadell (designer behind Apple iPod) and Matt Rogers co-founded the Nest in 2010 and now ...

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Google to shutdown its goal sharing social network, Schemer on Feb 7

Google tries every sector of internet and when it thinks it’s not worth, it kills it. Now it’s time to kill the goal sharing social network “Schemer,” as announced officially by Google. On the Schemer homepage as well as it’s Schemer’s Google+ page, Google revealed that the service will be shutdown and the user-data will be available for download until 7th ...

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Apple released a inspiring iPad Air video ad – “Your Verse”

Apple has released a new video ad with “Your Verse” anthem for its iPad Air during the San Francisco 49ers vs Carolina Panthers NFL playoff game, touting as a creativity tool. The new advertisement can help Apple to spread the creative aspects of its iPad and could also helps to embrace grand vision of its iOS operating system as the ...

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Samsung revealed refreshed ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition ultrabook

Samsung has announced a new version of 15.6-inch ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition ultrabook with improved display, lossless audio and touchscreen feature at CES 2014 event held at Las Vegas. The new 2014 Edition of Samsung ATIV Book 9 has got a boost in display resolution, from 1,600 x 900 to 1,920 x 1,080 and the screen size has been ...

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Another round of 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone rumor by an analyst


Apart from the last November’s rumors and speculations, this time also analysts expect two different models of iPhone 6 based on size – a 4.7-inch as well as a 5.5-inch device, unlike the 4-inch size of previous iPhone models. Analyst Brian J. White of Cantor Fitzgerald research firm claims the same 4.7-inch iPhone for competing against popular Android smartphones and ...

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Sony confirms the possibility of its own Windows Phone handsets

The rumor of Sony’s upcoming Windows Phone smartphones has been confirmed, as Pierre Perron, the head of Sony Mobile Europe has revealed in an interview that the company is actively examining its own Windows Phone device release possibilities. In 2013, Nokia has emerged as largest Windows Phone handset-maker with an impressive, around 90% share, while it has reached around 9% ...

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Now anyone can send email to Google+ connections via Gmail

Google has introduced a new addition to its Google+ and Gmail integration, where the users can send the emails to those who are in their Google Plus connections. Gmail will suggest Google+ users as recipients while typing the email address when composing a new email. However, many privacy advocates raised the alarm that Google’s new feature will lead to the ...

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Apple’s app store sales generates $10 billion in 2013

Apple on Tuesday announced that it had generated more than $10 million through app sales last year with developers earning $15 billion from the app store. Apple has raked in $3 billion as revenue mainly due to the success of its iPhone and iPad. Apart from the $91 billion earned by the company in September, app sales also play a ...

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Facebook acquired Little Eye Labs of India to strengthen mobile services

A little known data analyzing startup, Little Eye Labs of India has been acquired by Facebook and the largest social network will use the technology to further strengthen its worldwide mobile services. Bangalore-based Little Eye Labs became the first ever Indian firm to get acquired by the California-based Facebook, which developed a software that analyzes the app performance at Google ...

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