Remember a few days back when we spoke about the high-end Chinese smartphones? Here's one of them. The smartphone in discussion today is the the Oppo Find 7, which is set to be launched on the 19th of this month.
On Monday, Microsoft China made statements on a Chinese social network that have been misinterpreted in reports in the West. Microsoft in Redmond told ZDNet that they are not extending support for Windows XP in China.
Microsoft translates the actual language used in the post as:
Microsoft China has taken special actions to closely work with leading Chinese internet security and anti-virus companies including Tencent for them to provide security protection for Chinese Windows XP users before they upgrade to modern operating system.
The U.S.-based transportation network company Uber announced its official launch in China on February 13, 2014, said a PingWest report.
During an event held in Shanghai on Thursday, Uber said that, unlike its American model in which individual drivers register as Uber drivers, it will work with Chenghuan car rental company. According to PingWest's report, Chenghuan will also walk its drivers through training sessions to get them prepared to use the Uber app.
The U.S. last week brought charges against two Arkansas men for operating an e-mail hacking website, needapassword.com, which offered to obtain passwords to any e-mail account for a fee. The scheme, operated by Mark Anthony Townsend of Cedarville, Ark., and Joshua Alan Tabor of Prairie Grove, affected some 6,000 accounts, according to a Jan. 24 press release from the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Cedarville and Prairie Grove have a combined population of less than 6,000 people. Yet the investigation into the website stretched around the globe.
China, wary of operating systems from the Western world, has built a new smartphone OS that it believes will be more secure than the likes of Android and the iPhone. While China claims it as its own, the OS looks like it's based on Android.
China is backing a mobile operating system designed to offer a state-approved alternative to foreign platforms.
Dubbed China Operating System (COS), the platform is set to launch first on handheld devices, with a possible expansion to other platforms.
According to reports from tech blog Engadget China, COS was designed by developers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences along with private firms. The OS is said to be based on some flavor of the open-source kernel Linux, and is hoped to compete against Android and iOS in the mobile space.
The evad3rs hacking team has released a long-awaited jailbreak for Apple devices running iOS 7, but the release generated a backlash over its bundling of a Chinese app store instead of the more popular Cydia app directory.
Apple officially announced its agreement with China Mobile today. The world's largest carrier and most significant remaining mobile operator to not sell iPhones will begin taking preregistrations on December 25 and bring iPhone 5s and 5c models to retail stores for sale on January 17.
While previously hinted at by a series of leaks and promotions, the partnership is now official, according to a press release issued by Apple. The announcement described the deal as a "multi-year agreement."
An Android botnet found in South Korea that steals text messages may be one of the largest and most advanced mobile malware operations discovered, according to security vendor FireEye.
The botnet, which FireEye called “MisoSMS,” was used in 64 spyware campaigns, stealing text messages from phones in Korea and forwarding them to email accounts accessed by hackers in both China and South Korea.
In August, as members of the G20 were preparing to meet to discuss exactly what could be done to address Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons attack in Syria, a mysterious group of Chinese hackers spied on the computers of five European foreign ministers, using the G20 summit as bait to hack them.
The cyber espionage operation was narrowly targeted and used phishing emails with malicious attachments that had titles referring to the Syrian crisis, such as "US_military_options_in_Syria," according to computer security firm FireEye, which uncovered the campaign.