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  • OmniFocus uses the GPS and WiFi positioning capability of the iPhone to organize the user's list of chores according to their location.

    Top 10 Apps That Will Change Your Life

  • TKtk Layar Reality Browser Produced by Dutch company Layar, Layar Reality Browser is one of hundreds of applications that use a technology known as augmented reality to provide additional information about the user's surroundings.

    Top 10 Apps That Will Change Your Life

  • The email application itself and all the data it stores exists not on the user's own computer but is delivered as a service via "the cloud" of the Internet.

    Pinning Down the Cloud

  • Once the user's excursion is over, he or she simply follows the map back to the vehicle.

    Top 10 Apps That Will Change Your Life

  • The Google and Apple developments follow the Journal's findings last year that some of the most popular smartphone apps use location data and other personal information even more aggressively than this—in some cases sharing it with third-party companies without the user's consent or knowledge.

    Apple, Google Collect User Data

  • Possible scenarios for attacks by cyber criminals include the extraction of confidential information passwords, online banking data, calendars, emails, SMS or contacts, accessing the device's cameras, the user's GPS data as well as listening in on phone conversations, the statement said.

    Apple device security flaws revealed by German watchdog

  • Clicking on an infected PDF file "is sufficient to infect the mobile device with malware without the user's knowledge" on several versions of Apple's iOS operating system, the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik federal office for information security said.

    Apple device security flaws revealed by German watchdog

  • They are also exploring concepts similar to a Facebook Inc. technology that highlights posts by a user's closest friends, these people said.

    Twitter Seeks $7 Billion Valuation

  • Message appears to have an attachment with link that leads to a fake Gmail login page; user's password is stolen when it is typed into site

    Google Mail Hack Blamed on China

  • He expects Gmail's new security upgrades, which help prevent such attacks by letting Google recognize the user's primary mobile device or computer that is used to access the account, will become a standard among online email providers.

    Google Mail Hack Blamed on China

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