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Marriott’s insecure Android app is just a symptom of the real problem

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Customers are already angry with Marriott over its plans to block Wi-Fi hotspots from its hotels — and now, they have another reason to be annoyed with the hotel giant

Until last week, its Android app was incredibly insecure.

Software developer Randy Westergren reported on a massive problem he discovered inside the Marriott booking app for Android. He informed Marriott on Jan. 20 and publicly disclosed the issue on…

China reportedly attacks Microsoft users in apparent surveillance attempt

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China mounted a cyberattack on users of Microsoft’s Outlook email service on Saturday, with the apparent goal of spying on their communications, according to a Chinese Internet monitoring group.

On January 17, people within China using email clients to connect to their Outlook, Hotmail or Live accounts were subjected to a “man-in-the-middle” (MITM) attack in which the attacker tried to hijack what’s normally a secure, encrypted connection, according to a report by GreatFire

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HTC’s first smartwatch and M9 smartphone coming soon

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HTC is close to unveiling its first wearable, according to a new report.

The Taiwanese company is expected to show off its first smartwatch and its next flagship smartphone, the M9, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in March, Bloomberg reports.

Citing “a person familiar with the matter,” the report says the M9 — the successor to last year’s HTC One M8 — will be equipped with a 20 MP rear-facing camera, Qualcomm’s…

Google Play now has more apps than Apple’s App Store, report says

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Android developers had a busy year in 2014.

The number of apps in the Google Play Store grew by more than 50% last year, outpacing Apple’s App Store for the first time, according to a new report.

The latest numbers come from appFigures, an analytics service that monitors data from the thousands of apps that use its platform. The report noted that all three app stores it looked at — Android, iOS and Amazon’s Appstore — saw a large amount of growth,…

Facebook Unveils Facebook At Work, Lets Businesses Create Their Own Social Networks

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You might actually want to wear these smart glasses

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LAS VEGAS — Consumer smart glasses that don’t make the wearer look like a complete dork are getting closer to reality. Osterhout Design Group, which makes military smart goggles, showed off a pair at CES 2015 that’s closer to something Bono might wear than Google Glass.

ODG’s smart specs are still bulkier than regular sunglasses, but not by much: The glasses weigh a little more than 4 ounces, and I found them quite comfortable. More important, the glasses look pretty nice. The design (based…

You might actually want to wear these smart glasses

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LAS VEGAS — Consumer smart glasses that don’t make the wearer look like a complete dork are getting closer to reality. Osterhout Design Group, which makes military smart goggles, showed off a pair at CES 2015 that’s closer to something Bono might wear than Google Glass.

ODG’s smart specs are still bulkier than regular sunglasses, but not by much: The glasses weigh a little more than 4 ounces, and I found them quite comfortable. More important, the glasses look pretty nice. The design (based…

‘Doctor Who’ speakers will warp your sense of time and space

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LAS VEGAS — Can a Bluetooth speaker be bigger on the inside? Massive Audio’s TARDIS-shaped speaker will make you wonder.

Massive, which brought a full-size Dalek made of speakers to last year’s CES, returned this year with some Doctor Who-themed products that you can actually buy: a pair of portable wireless speakers made to look like the TARDIS and a Dalek.

The speakers work just like any other Bluetooth models, although they…

Remix is the Android tablet that can replace your laptop

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LAS VEGAS — It took Microsoft three tries, but it finally scored a hit with the Surface Pro 3, which the company touts as the “tablet that can replace your laptop.”

Now, three former Google engineers are running with that idea in the Android arena.

The Remix tablet, unveiled on Wednesday at CES 2015 by Chinese company Jide, looks a lot like one of Microsoft’s Surface devices. It’s about the same size with an 11.6-inch screen, and the edge has a…

This super secure Android smartphone is built into a watch

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LAS VEGAS — While the market is already saturated with smartwatches — and will become even more so later this year with new products, including the Apple Watch — most are just Bluetooth devices, connecting the watch with a smartphone.

But a new product announced by GoldKey at the 2015 International CES is a standalone smartphone that allows users to make and receive phone calls and install Android apps directly on the watch face

Called the Secure…