News has broken this weekend that the personal data, including bank account details, of some 2.4 million customers of the Carphone Warehouse may have been compromised following a breach that the mobile phone retail giant is calling "a sophisticated cyber-attack." The company also warns that encrypted credit card data of up to 90,000 customers may have been accessed during the breach. Scotland Yard and the Information Commissioner's Office have both been notified, along with a security outfit specialising in forensic examination of such attacks. However, the statement from Carphone Warehouse, released on Saturday, and revealing that the compromised personal details …

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I've had some reports that some SVG files I've created work, but without the text. Is there a problem of rendering SVG text on smartphones and browsers? Here are my test files: http://www.ransen.com/svg1.html http://www.ransen.com/svg2.html http://www.ransen.com/svg3.html The first two have very small text, but the last one has text which should be very visible. Is this a known problem?

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New research from ISACA suggests that US consumers with 'work-supplied' computing devices intend, on average, to spend nine hours shopping for gifts on them during the forthcoming holiday season. When it comes to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) brigade, those who use personal mobile devices for work, that average goes up to 12 hours. ![dweb-shopper](/attachments/small/0/dweb-shopper.jpg "align-right") According to [ISACA’s 2012 IT Risk/Reward Barometer](http://www.isaca.org/Pages/2012-Risk-Reward-Barometer.aspx), those who mix their time between work-supplied computers and their own mobile devices will happily reveal email addresses (58%) and mother's maiden name (15%) in order to garner a 50% discount on a $100 item. This …

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I would like to collaborate with experienced developers who are looking for fun ideas to create games on smartphones and tablets. Mobile gaming is experiencing exponential growth and there are many attractive options going forward.

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The explosion of consumer devices like smart-phones, tablets & other similar devices into enterprise computing is making IT security pros very nervous. So, what do you think is the best way to deal with this situation? Smartphones & ipads: Should it be allowed @ work? Thanks Ramy Stuart IT Consultant, Allied Worldwide

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[ATTACH=left]17531[/ATTACH][URL="http://www.5o9inc.com/products/download/"]5o9® EZMobile[/URL], to be released on October 11, 2010 is a new mobile context app for all Web apps that utilize the browser to deliver real-time context (mobile user, device and location data) to the Web server for use in any Web application. This new software enables developers to know in real-time from whom, what and where that the Web request is being made. It is not a service but a client-server middleware. The software uses the same mobile device APIs as any native application and deliver this metadata to the Web server.[ATTACH=right]17532[/ATTACH]According to 5o9, Inc. COO Elizabeth Coker, 5o9® …

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[ATTACH=right]16313[/ATTACH]More smartphones could soon be headed to Kandahar, Baghdad or other hotspots where U.S. Troops can use a little technological assistance - not to be able to Tweet or check for the latest news from their brigade on [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story299599.html"]Wikileaks[/URL] - but for communicating with the locals. DARPA - the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - perhaps best known for creating a little thing called the Internet, has been testing three voice recognition and translation technologies for use by troops in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of the bureaucratically-named project TRANSTAC. Judging by a [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOIbdB7s0o4&feature=player_embedded"]video from the National Institute for Standards …

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It’s official folks, Google’s Nexus One has officially been discontinued and will no longer be available from their online store. [URL="http://www.engadget.com/2010/07/21/nexus-one-is-sold-out-in-googles-store-forever/"]Engadget[/URL] points out that the only way to get the phone is through KT, a Korean phone company (good luck), or Vodafone. Google is planning on distributing what remaining phones they do have to registered developers  only, down the road. [ATTACH]15967[/ATTACH]The Nexus One never really stood out as a high-end phone. It lacked the powerful hardware found in phones like HTC’s Evo 4G and the Droid X. It made up for this with an identity that spoke to users who appreciate …

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More of us could be taking Linux with us wherever we go in the coming years - that according to a [URL="http://www.abiresearch.com/products/service/Mobile_Devices_Research_Service"]pair of reports from ABI research[/URL] that predict a big chunk of both smartphones and non-smartphone mobile devices will be Linux-based by 2015. [ATTACH=right]15931[/ATTACH]"The number of Linux-oriented initiatives recently seen in the mobile industry indicates that Linux will be a key technology in the next generation of netbooks, media tablets and other mobile devices," said ABI Research analyst Victoria Fodale following the release of the second part of the research, which deals with non-smartphone devices. "Despite the growing number …

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The day that Google announced its Nexus One retail strategy, [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story250839.html"]I wrote a post[/URL] pulling no punches that I thought it was a horrible idea. If [URL="http://www.tuaw.com/2010/01/14/nexus-one-sells-only-20-000-phones-its-first-week/"]first week sales figures[/URL] are any indication, I am being proven right. What's more, Google appears to be cannibalizing their own ad space to prop up the sluggish phone sales. [B]Ads Are Their Bread and Butter[/B] Yesterday as I made my way around the web looking at articles where Adsense buys appear, I noticed a trend. Nexus One phone ads dominated, meaning they are using one of the most profitable parts of their business …

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It was revealed yesterday that [URL="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/16/AR2009071600811.html"]Apple began blocking Palm Pre users [/URL]from syncing with iTunes. Apparently the latest upgrade, which I installed just this morning won't allow Pre users to sync with their phones. Seriously, Apple? Are you really going to be this petty? Do you really feel this threatened by another company's phone that you would sink to blocking the ability to sync? [B]Who Are You Hurting Ultimately?[/B] Some days the colossal stupidity of these large corporations astounds me. It really does. As a blogger, I peruse the web on a daily basis looking for ideas, for situations to …

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Are you an Android or an iPhone? Maybe you are undecided, which could be he best position to be in as it seems that the smartphone market is set to be spoilt for choice in 2009. It would appear that Apple is set to release no less than three new iPhones this year while the competing Android powered camp could be flooded with no less than 40 new handsets. Apple is [URL="http://seekingalpha.com/article/118993-canaccord-three-new-iphones-expected-in-2009"]rumoured[/URL] to be getting ready to launch no less than three new iPhone handsets within the next few months. The one with the most bling will almost certainly be …

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As my colleague [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3927.html"]Davey Winder pointed out earlier today[/URL], Google has launched yet another cool tool, [URL="http://www.google.com/latitude/intro.html"]Latitude[/URL]. For the most part, its usefulness doesn't extend much beyond social gadflies, but I can think of at least one practical implication for the workplace. Google Latitude is an opt-in location tracking service that uses your cell phone's GPS or cell tower triangulation capabilities to show your location anywhere on the planet. Once you download and enable Latitude, simply add people to your approved list of contacts and they'll receive a message to connect with you. No sharing occurs on either end until …

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Business intelligence (BI) software vendor [URL="http://www.actuate.com/home/index.asp"]Actuate[/URL] announced plans recently to make BI data available to its customers right on their mobile phones. While most companies are scrambling to jump on the iPhone bandwagon, Actuate hasn't forgotten that plenty of businesspeople still use BlackBerrys and, yes, even Palm devices. Actuate has partnered with [URL="http://www.webalo.com/"]Webalo[/URL] to deliver [URL="http://www.actuate.com/products/rich-internet-applications/birt-reports/index.asp"]e.spreadsheet and BIRT data[/URL] to mobile devices via the Webalo Mobile Dashboard. Actuate customers who previously have been able to only access data in-house can now use their BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm, Symbian, or any Java-enabled smartphone to find out what they need to know …

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Three questions for the week, plus a new opportunity for profit growth in the technology market . . . 1. What Will the Fed Do? - The Federal Reserve is in a fragile position, as is the economy. With the Fed scheduled to announce its next move on interest rates tomorrow morning, what will they do? Raise rates and risk further slowing the economy? Or lower rates and open the door for higher inflation? Most likely it will do neither, but even that could have a big impact on investors. 2. Yahoo's Jerry Yang Safe at Home - The much …

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Interesting story starting to appear across the pond on the UK news wires, with sites such as [URL="http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2008/07/07/o2-sells-out-of-iphone-3g-in-hours/"]Electric Pig[/URL] reporting that things are either looking good or bad for the Apple iPhone 3G depending on which way you look at the news. That news being the sole network supplying the 3g Jesus Phone in the UK, 02, has totally sold out of the new handset some 4 days before the official launch this coming Friday. Of course, strange marketing tactics and Apple iPhones are not exactly strangers it has to be said. And the news that 02 is telling enquiring …

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