Samsung Electronics and BlackBerry have both announced that some of their products have been approved for use in U.S. Department of Defense networks following testing by the Defense Information Systems Agency.
Android-powered Samsung Knox-enabled tablets and smartphones have been given approval, as have devices running BlackBerry 10. This currently covers the Samsung Galaxy S4, BlackBerry Z10, BlackBerry Q10 and BlackBerry PlayBook.
Yahoo! has acquired mobile to-do list and task manager Astrid.
The long-term future of the acclaimed app now appears to be uncertain, with Astrid saying it will continue to work for the next 90 days. However, chargeable subscriptions are no longer being accepted and refunds for existing users are being prepared.
Renée James elected as company president
Intel Corporation says its board of directors has elected current COO Brian Krzanich as the company’s next chief executive officer. He’ll replace Paul Otellini, who announced plans for his retirement last year.
The board of directors also elected Renée James to be president of Intel. She previously chaired the company’s software subsidiaries and is a director of both Vodafone Group and VMware.