Vandalism

Have smartphones caused a reduction in vandalism?

The Crime Survey of England and Wales has shown that incidents of vandalism have fallen by 37% since March 2007, which may be a surprise to anyone who was caught up in any of the Summer 2011 riots. If you’ve been a recent victim of such anti-social behaviour, you might not believe your eyes that the situation appears to be improving. But why is it?

iPhone Closeup

Have Apple stopped innovating?

It seems all news articles about Apple now revolve around one of three things; Apple suing Samsung or Samsung suing Apple; Will we see a smaller iPad?; iPhone 5 rumours and release dates.The Apple / Samsung spat shows no signs of ending soon, and does nothing to help consumers or to forward technology and innovation.

Yahoo!

Yahoo hack exposes 453,000 unencrypted passwords

We blogged last month about how Linkedin, eHarmony and Last.fm all failed their customers in the space of a week. We said at the time that this won’t be the last in a sorry list of customer security fails, and we didn’t have to wait long.

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook

All change as BlackBerry’s RIM announces large losses

RIM, makers of BlackBerry smartphones and the PlayBook tablet has just announced their quarterly results, and it doesn’t look good. RIM report a $125m loss for the quarter compared with $934m profit for the same period last year, combined with $1b wiped off revenues.

Typo - San Fransisco

Be aware of typosquatting premium rate text scams

Premium rate text messages are a useful and highly convenient way of using a mobile to charge for a service or product, or to make a donation to a worthy cause. You simply send a text message with a keyword and short code and quickly receive a text response. It is the text message you receive that triggers the premium rate charge rather than the message you send.

Online Privacy Being Eroded

Will Facebook fight for your right to privacy as a job seeker?

Well, probably not, but you never know! For a number of weeks now, rumours have been floating around in the ether that certain unscrupulous employers are asking job seekers in interviews to hand over their Facebook password, presumably so that they can further screen the candidate’s suitability for the job.