Facebook hit by "sophisticated" hacking attack
Social networking giant Facebook have been hit by what it describes as a "sophisticated" hacking attack through a previously unknown loophole in its systems. Though the company insists that none of the personal data belonging to its 1 billion+ users…
Apple working with ISPs to fix Mac Flashback trojan
Apple believe they have found a fix for the Flashback trojan which is thought to have infected some 600,000 Mac computers across the globe. Flashback is a botnet that can issue commands to infected machines, harvesting usernames and passwords…
Facebook for Every Phone "Likes" thousands of Java mobiles
Around 700 million people have Facebook accounts, but only a fraction of that number have smartphones. In an attempt to get even more people sharing and socialising on the move the world's biggest social network today launched Facebook for…
Orange App Store launched
Orange has officially launched their App Store today, available to over 1 million Orange customers. British and French customers are the first to get the service, providing roughly 5,000 apps, […]
Google Maps for Mobile gets Street View and walking directions
Google has updated its Maps for Mobile service, bringing 3D Street View to Java-enabled phones, as well as offering walking directions to any destination.
It has also included more information on destinations, including the ability to read reviews of a business.
This addition makes Maps a much more useful service where, arguably, you need it the most — on the move. Walking directions are great in the inner city where driving just isn’t practical, and when London has been fully “Street View-ised” we should be able to enjoy the same 3D views as those in lager US cities do…
Google Chrome uses old security-lax version of WebKit, may come to Android
Google Chrome‘s launch has been marred by an embarrassing security vulnerability, thanks to Google using an outdated version of WebKit which could be used by hackers to run malicious code directly in Windows without the user knowing.
It’s highly likely that Google will issue a patch for the problem very shortly, by updating the version of WebKit just as Apple did for its Safari browser. However, it’s not a great start for a browser that has been touted for its security features…
Skype launches mobile VoIP app beta, but it won't get you free calls
Skype has released a beta version of its new java based mobile application which provides mobile users with Skype access while out and about…
iPhone won't run Flash or Java: is it a complete Web experience?
Apple has already made it clear that the Safari browser built in to the iPhone won’t run the Flash plug-in. Now it’s also been noted that it won’t run Java applications, either.
Because of these two omissions, Mobile Business magazine has weighed in and claimed that the iPhone won’t run the full Web.
They claim that Flash and Java are “near essential” applications – and I’ll own up and say that I’ve said similar about Flash. I’m not a huge fan of Flash, because it does its best to slow down even the most modern PC’s CPU, but I recognise that it has become a standard for a number of web applications.
Java, too, is a pain. The only Java I like is the hot, steaming variety that comes from my coffee percolator each morning. The other Java is – well – hot and steaming might describe it, but it ain’t coffee.
Nokia World: Hands On Mobile talks football, mobile advertising and its Mobizines rival
I wrote about Refresh Mobile and its award-winning Mobizines mobile application yesterday, but it looks like it’s got competition. Another company exhibiting at the Nokia World conference is Hands On Mobile, which you might know from mobile games like Call…