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Notorious patent troll Lodsys abandoned a lawsuit on the eve of a trial rather than face the possibility of losing on the merits of his claims, according to the defendant in the case. Security firm Kaspersky Labs, one of dozens of defendants in Lodsys’ two-year-old lawsuit over claims related to in-app purchases, said in a blog post today that Lodsys settled its claims without winning any concessions from Kaspersky. “Churchill was right: ‘Never give up,’” company founder Eugene Kaspersky wrote. “We’ve followed his advice in our fight against a particular troll. As a result the troll gave up and ran away with nothing and its tail between its legs.”
Spanish mobile provider Telefónica today announced it is to help boost the visibility of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system in a bid to end the “current duopoly of Android and iOS.” The two companies have signed a one year “enhanced marketing agreement” that will see Telefónica boost advertising of Windows Phone 8 devices in the UK, Germany, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, and Chile.
Telefónica wants to dilute the “polarisation of installed base in operating platforms.”
As part of its marketing focus, the mobile giant has also pledged to “provide customers with a more personal smartphone experience like Windows Phone offers.” It hopes its actions will make the market “more competitive” and dilute the “polarisation of installed base…
While we’re used to connected hard drives that share their contents with phones and tablets, the reverse isn’t common — why don’t many of these drives safeguard our mobile content from the start? Toshiba is as baffled as we are, so it’s launching its Canvio Connect portable drive with handheld access in mind. While the USB 3.0 disk has no built-in networking of its own, a software bundle for Macs and PCs (we’ve confirmed that it’s Pogoplug) lets travelers back up photos and videos from their Android and iOS devices, reach the drive’s files through the internet and partake in 10GB of free cloud storage. The new Canvio can also serve as a traditional external drive for computers, although it’s still improved in that space when the enclosure is about a third shorter than that of its predecessors. Toshiba expects the mobile-savvy Connect to arrive in mid-May at prices ranging from $ 99 for a 500GB model through to $ 190 for a 2TB version.
Following last October’s Congressional report stating that Huawei’s networking equipment poses a national security risk, the business group in charge is announcing plans to back out of the US market, reports IDG. On Tuesday, carrier business group CTO Li Sanqi announced that “apparently, due to whatever the geopolitical reasons, we are not focusing on the US market.” Huawei’s critics in government and elsewhere have voiced concerns that the equipment could enable some in its home country of China to listen in on network traffic, although a probe into the issue ordered by the White House didn’t turn up any evidence of spying.
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Before today, Carbonite had a few mobile applications, however the backup procedure was something of a one-way street: you might access content on your mobile phone, however you couldn’t back up the contents of your phone. That alters today with Carbonite Mobile, a free application for iOS and Android that allows you to publish pictures and other files to Carbonite.com. In addition to data backup, however, you get some benefits normally reserved for standalone mobile safety apps– things like remote wiping and the capacity to reset the phone to factory settings if it falls into the wrong hands. Additionally, you can use the application to find your lost device on a map, and you could also set off the ringer, also if you had actually set the phone to tremble. In the instance of the Android app, the software will certainly run in the background; due to Apple’s different set of APIs, it won’t run 24/7. However, all you iPhone owners out there could program the application so that it backs up the device automatically when you get home. Curious? We’ve got screenshots below along with download links in Google Play and the Application Store.
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The final chapter of the Carrier IQ saga has yet to be written, but at this juncture, even the rosiest of rose-tinted observers would be hard pressed to find a silver lining. The specter of federal investigation looms larger by the day. Implicated carriers and manufacturers are washing their hands with Macbethian fury. Al Franken is on the verge of going Al Franken. And at the epicenter of all this sits Carrier IQ — a California-based analytics company that has already gone to great lengths to defend its innocence. First, it sought to discredit Trevor Eckhart’s ostensibly damning research with a cease-and-desist letter. Then, CEO Larry Lenhart flatly denied Eckhart’s findings with an impassioned YouTube address. In recent days, the company has markedly softened its stance, arguing that its apps are only designed to meet operator demands and to “make your phones better.” Now, Carrier IQ has elaborated upon these arguments with a more detailed breakdown of how its software functions, and a more substantive defense of its practices. Head past the break to read more.
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Microsoft is backing the idea of an “Update your Parents’ Browser” day this coming Friday.
The day coincides with Black Friday and follows America’s thanksgiving day. The Atlantic has proposed the day and notes that “onn Friday, November 25, every old web browser must go.” Microsoft is backing the effort, urging people to upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 if they’re on Windows XP or Internet Explorer 9 if they’re using Windows Vista or Windows 7.
“For many people, going home for the holidays is a step back in time,” said Microsoft’s Scott Armstrong in a blog post on Wednesday. “Not just because you may be returning to your childhood home, but because you might see IE6 or IE7 on your parents’ home PC.” Microsoft has also put together a top 10 of moments when people can update their parents’ browser this thanksgiving holiday.
10. When they’re manning the fire extinguisher dealing with the yearly deep-fried turkey accident.
9. When they’re telling your cousins “when I was your age” stories.
8. When they’re face down in the eggnog punch.
7. When they’re fighting over the right way to carve a turkey.
6. When your mom kicks you out of the kitchen for peeling potatoes “the wrong way.”
5. When they’re sent to the grocery store at 2PM on Thanksgiving Day for extra cranberries.
4. When they’re sitting at the Adult’s table (rally the other kids to help).
3. When they’re standing in a Black Friday line.
2. When they’re untangling Christmas lights.
And the number one time to update your parents’ browser is…
1. When they’re distracted by grilling you about when you’re going to get a real job, when you’re going to settle down, and when you’re going to give them grandchildren.
Microsoft backs “Update your Parent’s Browser” day for Thanksgiving originally appeared at WinRumors.com.