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Mobile World Congress, manufacturers, mergers and much more

Podcast - 5th March 2014

This week's programme begins with some of the biggest news stories that came out of Mobile World Congress.

Iain, James and Mark then move on to the other headlines from the past few days, including Boeing's secret agent smartphone, Apple's plans for mobile in-car entertainment, a new structure for Telefonica and new technology for mobile payments.

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New 'Boeing Black' Android smartphone promises enhanced security and anti-tamper casing

Aerospace and defence manufacturer Boeing has announced an Android-based smartphone with what’s being described by many people as a ‘self-destruct’ anti-tamper case. It’s called the Boeing Black and has been in development for the past two years.

Breaking into the phone would apparently cause it to delete its software and the user’s personal data. There’s also additional software-based protection and embedded hardware-based security.

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Dr Kevin Curran talks about the future of mobile technology

Podcast - 27th February 2014

Dr Kevin Curran, Reader in Computer Science at the University of Ulster, joined us during Mobile World Congress to offer his well-informed opinion about trends in mobile technology.

We talked about a wide range of topics, including battery life, disposable tablets, wearables, m-health, 4G fragmentation, connected furniture, M2M security, the rise of video and the IEEE.

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Cellebrite adds mobile malware diagnostics to its in-store fault detection service

Cellebrite, which is best known to mobile phone retailers for its smartphone content transfer and fault diagnosis tool, is now adding new diagnostic tools to help identify and eradicate mobile malware.

It’s partnering with security specialist Webroot to integrate Webroot’s Mobile App Reputation Service and URL Classification Service, which has a database that contains millions of mobile application and website anti-malware signatures.

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Intel starts offering McAfee Mobile Security free for Android and iOS users

Intel-owned online security business McAfee has made its Mobile Security product available free to Android and iOS users.

It follows an announcement made earlier this year by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich.

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