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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

Apple hopes for $4 billion iPad deal in Turkey

Apple CEO Tim Cook will be visiting Turkey for attending the opening of the country’s first Apple store with hopes of closing a $4 Billion iPad deal with the President. Cook and President Abdullah Gul will hold a meeting to discuss Turkey’s “FAITH Project” which aims at using modern computing devices from blackboards and textbooks, according to Turkish publication emlakkulisi.com. ...

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RSA denies entering into contract with NSA

Last week Reuters had reported about NSA paying RSA $10 million for embedding an algorithm in its security software, Bsafe. RSA has has denied entering into a contract with NSA and any knowledge of NSA’s backdoor access. However the company said that it has worked with NSA, only with the “explicit goal” of strengthening security and the relationship never being ...

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Nokia Lumia “Moneypenny” leaked screenshot confirms dual-SIM 3G support

Nokia’s first dual-SIM Windows Phone smartphone would be the “Moneypenny” as the latest leaked photo of the user interface suggests and confirms the previous rumors. The popular gadgets leakster, @Evleaks strikes again with the alleged screenshot of the Start screen of upcoming Nokia Lumia dual-SIM Windows Phone device, code named as Moneypenny. The screenshot, however, indicates the dual-SIM connectivity with ...

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Evad3rs release iOS 7 jailbreak, Evasion7

iPhone,iPod and iPad users can now download the jailbreak for latest version of Apple’s iOS 7 released by hackers. Jailbreak allows users to download paid apps, themes and extensions which are not included in the Apple store. Evad3rs is the group, which has developed the evasi0n7 jailbreak which will work on iPhone, iPod and iPad devices running iOS 7. The ...

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Motorola rolls out Android 4.4.2 Kitkat update for Moto G, earlier than scheduled

Moto G  users will receive the latest Android 4.4.2 Kitkat update from Motorola, currently available to specific versions of the smartphone. Motorola Moto G devices which were purchased from Amazon in the US or from Motorola website will receive the Android 4.4.2 update first. Users who use carrier versions of the smartphone and from other regions will have to wait for ...

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Affordable 2nd-gen Blu Studio 5.0 and Blu Advance 4.0 smartphones unveiled

BLU Products has just unveiled two new smartphones in North America – a 5-inch Blu Studio 5.0 II and a 4-inch Blu Advance 4.0, both running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Both the new Android smartphones are with dual-SIM capability and powered by Taiwanese 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6572 dual-core processors with Mali-400 GPU and supports multiple bands to work with all GSM and 4G ...

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$10 million paid by NSA to a security company for accessing software

According a new investigation, computer-security provider has revealed that the company had accepted $10 million from NSA for accessing software which was sold to users by RSA. Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who had leaked the documents shows that RSA allowed NSA to embed “back door” encryption for entry into the security products. Reuters has also reported that the ...

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Social data compiler, SportStream has been acquired by Facebook

SportStream, a business which compiles social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc for sports news and events has been acquired by Facebook. SportStream scours information from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and news sites for sports teams or events. Clubs and media partners receive the feed through API. Presently Liverpool FC, Seatlle Seahawks and Ask.com are the users of the ...

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Samsung Galaxy S4 and Note 3 to get Android 4.4 by next month

French carrier SFR has leaked that Samsung S4 and Galaxy Note 3 devices are likely to get their Android 4.4 update by January end next year, may be the international versions too. Galaxy Note 3, the company’s flagship mobile has a powerful hardware compared to the Galaxy S4. Various versions and models with advanced processors and LTE-advanced support of the ...

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