Posts Tagged ‘smartphone’

postheadericon Smartphone adoption among older Americans continues growth spurt

Some three-quarters of users up to 34 years of age reported that they “definitely” or “probably” use their phone too much. Almost half (47 percent) of all ages said they make a conscious effort to pare back their mobile phone time, most commonly by keeping their devices in their bag or pocket or by switching off notifications.

The post Smartphone adoption among older Americans continues growth spurt appeared first on WeLiveSecurity


WeLiveSecurity

postheadericon What are the risks of allowing people to use their smartphone at the bank?

Using smartphones at a bank might seem like the most routine habit in the world but sometimes these smartphones are being used as way to gain access to the bank’s WiFi and sensitive data.

The post What are the risks of allowing people to use their smartphone at the bank? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity


WeLiveSecurity

postheadericon Would you trust your smartphone with your life?

Smartphone security is, of course, essential these days, but how confident are you in your device’s ability to help keep you safe and secure?

The post Would you trust your smartphone with your life? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity


WeLiveSecurity

postheadericon Tablet security: Is it as good as your smartphone?

This short feature aims to draw attention to some of the key things you should be doing to bolster your tablet security to keep cybercriminals at bay.

The post Tablet security: Is it as good as your smartphone? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity


WeLiveSecurity

postheadericon Smartphone sensors ‘can reveal PINs and passwords’

A smartphone’s internal sensors may provide cybercriminals with enough information to be able to guess a user PINs and passwords, according to new research by Newcastle University in the UK.

The post Smartphone sensors ‘can reveal PINs and passwords’ appeared first on WeLiveSecurity


WeLiveSecurity

postheadericon How to delete your smartphone data securely before selling your device

Understanding how to delete your smartphone data before selling your device is important if you want to protect your privacy and keep information secure.

The post How to delete your smartphone data securely before selling your device appeared first on We Live Security.


We Live Security » Languages » English

postheadericon Microsoft announces streamlining of smartphone hardware business

REDMOND, Wash. — May 25, 2016 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced plans to streamline the company’s smartphone hardware business, which will impact up to 1,850 jobs. As a result, the company will record an impairment and restructuring charge of approximately $ 950 million, of which approximately $ 200 million will relate to severance payments.

“We are focusing our phone efforts where we have differentiation — with enterprises that value security, manageability and our Continuum capability, and consumers who value the same,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft. “We will continue to innovate across devices and on our cloud services across all mobile platforms.”

Microsoft anticipates this will result in the reduction of up to 1,350 jobs at Microsoft Mobile Oy in Finland, as well as up to 500 additional jobs globally. Employees working for Microsoft Oy, a separate Microsoft sales subsidiary based in Espoo, are not in scope for the planned reductions.

As a result of the action, Microsoft will record a charge in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016 for the impairment of assets in its More Personal Computing segment, related to these phone decisions.

The actions associated with today’s announcement are expected to be substantially complete by the end of the calendar year and fully completed by July 2017, the end of the company’s next fiscal year.

More information about these charges will be provided in Microsoft’s fourth-quarter earnings announcement on July 19, 2016, and in the company’s 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://news.microsoft.com. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://news.microsoft.com/microsoft-public-relations-contacts.

Note about forward-looking statements. Certain statements in this press release, other than purely historical information, including estimates, projections, statements relating to our business plans, objectives and expected operating results, and the assumptions upon which those statements are based, are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result,” and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. A detailed discussion of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from such forward-looking statements is included in the section titled “Risk Factors” of our Forms 10-K and 10-Q. We undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

News Center

postheadericon How do you know if your smartphone has been compromised?

Many people are unaware of what measures they can take to identify malicious activity on their smartphone. We look at how at the key signs to be aware of.

The post How do you know if your smartphone has been compromised? appeared first on We Live Security.


We Live Security » Languages » English

postheadericon Smartphone thieves face tougher sentencing in the UK

Smartphone thieves will be punished more severely for stealing smartphones because of the emotional distress it causes victims.

The post Smartphone thieves face tougher sentencing in the UK appeared first on We Live Security.


We Live Security » Languages » English

postheadericon UK parents ‘want minimum age for smartphone ownership’

A survey has found that most parents in the UK are keen to see a minimum age introduced for smartphone ownership.

The post UK parents ‘want minimum age for smartphone ownership’ appeared first on We Live Security.


We Live Security » Languages » English