iPhone 5 Compared With Competitors [CHART]
The iPhone 5 launches into a more challenging field of competitors than ever, and to give you some context about the iPhone 5 specifications compared with those of its chief competitors, we put the most important characteristics of each into this handy table.
Cops might finally need a warrant to read your Gmail
Right now, if the cops want to read my e-mail, it’s pretty trivial for them to do so. All they have to do is ask my online e-mail provider. But a new bill set to be introduced Thursday in the Senate Judiciary Committee by its chair, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), seems to stand the best chance of finally changing that situation and giving e-mail stored on remote servers the same privacy protections as e-mail stored on one’s home computer.
Apple’s strategically-timed iPhone 5 rollout schedule
Several analysts have pointed out that the launch schedule for the iPhone 5 is the most aggressive Apple (AAPL) has ever attempted.
It’s a tribute to Tim Cook’s supply chain management that he’s able to promise delivery in more than 100 countries by Christmas. But the details of that rollout reflect the attention he pays to Apple’s quarterly reports and their effect on the stock price — something Steve Jobs didn’t always do.
Meet the Mobile Device Privacy Act: A new bill to protect mobile consumers that is already causing a stir
Out today is a proposed piece of legislation from Representative Ed Markey designed to protect consumers from being unfairly tracked in a mobile environment, to inform as to who is tracking them, where that information is going, and how it is being used. The bill also outlines standards for companies or other entities that do collect mobile consumer information to help keep it secure, among other requirements.
Crack in Internet’s foundation of trust allows HTTPS session hijacking
Researchers have identified a security weakness that allows them to hijack web browser sessions even when they’re protected by the HTTPS encryption that banks and e-commerce sites use to prevent snooping on sensitive transactions.
Facebook Throws a Coming-Out Party for Its Ad Exchange
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is going to make a lot of money from mobile ads. In the meantime, the company is trying to figure out how to make more money from the Web ads it already sells.
Here’s one way: Take the small “marketplace” ads the company runs on the margins of its pages and make them more valuable, by letting marketers use their own targeting data to pitch the social networks’ users.
The Facebook Vote? Users More Likely To Go To The Polls When Pressured By Friends
Facebook friends played a big role in getting hundreds of thousands of Americans to vote in 2010, a new scientific study claims.
Facebook researchers and scientists at the University of California, San Diego conducted a massive online experiment in the congressional election to test and measure the political power of online peer pressure.
Google threat blamed as Acer cancels China smartphone launch
PC maker Acer has allegedly canceled the launch of a new smartphone using a Chinese-developed mobile operating system because Google threatened to cancel the company’s license to use the Android OS.
‘X Factor’ Premiere Breaks Record for Most Social Media Comments
The X Factor season two premiere Wednesday night ignited 1.4 million comments from viewers on Twitter and Facebook, making it the most talked about premiere for a series ever.
In comparison, rival singing competition The Voice premiered Monday and generated 202,000 comments. The Voice premiere, however, won the TV ratings with an average of 12.3 million viewers compared with X Factor‘s 8.5 million.
Amazon, Apple Top Mobile Retail Customer Satisfaction
For the first time, customer experience analytics company ForeSee has begun measuring mobile satisfaction when it comes to the retail experience. As you may know, ForeSee has been measuring online retail satisfaction for some time now. According to ForeSee’s report, Amazon, Avon, and Apple are the top mobile sites in terms of customer satisfaction (both on smartphones and tablets).