By Jeremy Wagstaff SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Criminals may already have made off with up to $500 million worth of bitcoins since the virtual currency launched in 2009 – and you can double that if it turns out they emptied Mt. Gox. "It's just growing pains," says Keith Jarvis, a security researcher at Dell SecureWorks. "Bitcoin is large enough and has enough momentum behind it to survive any public relations damage from this (Mt. Gox) case or anything else." The fall of Mt Gox, the Tokyo-based exchange which filed for bankruptcy last month after saying it lost some 850,000 bitcoins to hackers, is certainly the virtual currency's biggest crisis. But data collated
Have nothing to do and dislike waiting for updates? Good news. The latest version of the Google Play Store is now available to download. What is included in v4.6.16? First off, you can now install a ton of applications all at once; however, mass removal of apps has been removed. Why Google added one side and got rid of the other is rather odd. Also, due to the recent in-app purchases lawsuit, the Play Store now has a diverse set of three required password options: always, every thirty minutes, or never. Moving on to Settings, which has relocated to the navigation bar in the Play Store. A new checkbox now reads “Add icon to Home screen” rather
With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!! Guides Best Android SMS text messaging replacement apps [March 2014] Apps Plex makes Chromecast support free for everyone Facebook Android app updated, bringing photos in comments, ability to delete albums, and more Chromecast app sees update to version 1.5.3 with new language support and improved Samsung device optimization Cameras Specs for Samsung Galaxy S 5 Zoom surface on GFXBench Carriers Republic Wireless getting the Moto G Straight
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By Chang-Ran Kim and Miyoung Kim TOKYO (Reuters) – Partners Toshiba Corp of Japan and SanDisk Corp of the United States separately filed civil lawsuits against South Korea's SK Hynix Inc, seeking damages over the suspected theft of data related to their flagship flash memory chip technology used in smartphones and tablet computers. SK Hynix said on Friday it had not yet received the litigation and had no comment to make. Hynix competes with both Toshiba and SanDisk, partners in flash memory technology for nearly 15 years, in supplying chips to device makers. The moves follow the arrest by Tokyo police on Thursday of a former SanDisk engineer suspected of improperly
New “Sharing Selfies” section caters to the broad needs of people who feel the urge take photos of themselves and share them with others.
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Following Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile, US Cellular is the latest carrier to tweak their plans to add more data allowances. Beginning March 13, the carrier’s $40 plan with 300MB of data will become 1GB, the $50 plan jumps from 1GB to 2GB, and the $60 plan goes from 2GB to 3GB. They will also add a new $15/300MB plan and a $60 single line plan with 1GB of data. If you’re currently a US Cellular customer, your plan will automatically be changed to the new data amount. Source: Fierce Wireless Come comment on this article: US Cellular tweaks their plans to add more data Visit TalkAndroid for Android news, Android guides, and much more!
As Samsung prepares to unleash the Galaxy S 5 on the market, it is time for additional devices that are part of the flagship line to start showing up. The newest one is the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Zoom that surfaced on the GFXBench web site. The Zoom monikered devices from Samsung tend to focus on photobug buyers and this device should be no exception. According to the information posted on GFXBench, the Galaxy S 5 Zoom will come equipped with Samsung’s new Exynos hexa-core processor. The screen is listed as 4.8-inches in size running a 1280×720 resolution and the device uses 2GB of RAM to run Android 4.4.2. The draw of the Zoom devices is not cutting edge hardware, but the camera. For this new iteration,
By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg blasted the U.S. government's electronic surveillance practices on Thursday, saying he'd personally called President Barack Obama to voice his displeasure. "When our engineers work tirelessly to improve security, we imagine we're protecting you against criminals, not our own government," Zuckerberg said in a post on his personal Facebook page. "I've called President Obama to express my frustration over the damage the government is creating for all of our future. Unfortunately, it seems like it will take a very long time for true full