Podcast - 27th February 2015
We're taking a look back at the biggest mobile industry news stories from February 2015, including allegations that the UK's security service tried to breach SIM card security by hacking into one of the world's biggest SIM producers.
We also talk about the planned BT and EE merger, the creation of two new UK virtual networks, some acquisitions in the mobile payment arena and a new Ubuntu smartphone.
Google has acquired the technology from mobile wallet company Softcard, which it will be combining with its Google Wallet service in the USA.
It means that customers buying an Android phone from AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless will have the Google Wallet NFC payment app pre-installed.
Company insists that smartphones and tablets are not affected
Lenovo has admitted that it’s been shipping laptops and convertible laptop/tablet devices with a security vulnerability.
Between September and December last year, Windows-based laptops from Lenovo were loaded with software called Superfish. This ‘broke’ secure web pages, which meant that any fraudulent secure sites wouldn’t be detected.
Podcast - 24th February 2015
In today's programme Mark Bridge talks to Chris Millington, who's Managing Director for Doro UK and Ireland.
They discuss the state of mobile retailing in the UK, the future of wearable devices and - as you might expect - smartphones for seniors.
Canonical, the company behind the Linux-based Ubuntu open-source platform, has announced what it’s calling “the world’s first Ubuntu phone”.
The Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition is being produced in partnership with Spanish electronics and software company BQ.