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LinkedIn mobile app stops collecting private calendar notes

LinkedIn mobile app stops collecting private calendar notes

Professional networking site LinkedIn is making headlines today for a reported security breach that may involve the leak of 6.5 million passwords. However, that's not the only security issue plaguing LinkedIn today, as security researchers recently reported that the service's mobile app has been collecting private calendar notes from iPhone and iPad users without their knowledge. LinkedIn has confirmed the researcher findings and has updated its app today to limit the information collected.

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Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming

Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming

Google TV may be getting a second chance with new set-top boxes based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Logitech and Intel may have ditched Google TV after the first version failed to gain adoption, but now Google TV boxes are emerging with Marvell's ARM processors along with some new features that integrate the boxes more with Android smartphones and tablets.

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Microsoft unveils on{x} automation app for Android

Microsoft unveils on{x} automation app for Android

Microsoft has just introduced an exciting mobile automation platform called on{x}, which will be available only on Android smartphones initially, before even the company's own Windows Phones. The tool, consisting of a website and app, allows users to set automated tasks and reminders through the use of various scripts or "recipes."

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Samsung Smart TVs to get Gaikai cloud gaming

Samsung Smart TVs to get Gaikai cloud gaming

Samsung has plans to enter the gaming business, starting off by partnering with cloud gaming service Gaikai. The South Korean manufacturer will be introducing a Samsung Cloud Gaming (SCG) platform on its new 7000 series and up Smart TVs. The service will be powered by Gaikai, but the UI and game selection is customized by Samsung.

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Microsoft fixes Windows flaw exploited by Flame

Microsoft fixes Windows flaw exploited by Flame

Microsoft has issued a security warning and an emergency update over the weekend that fixes a serious flaw in Windows that was exploited by the Flame malware attack last month. Flame was massive and sophisticated but luckily a targeted attack. However, the same method could be exploited in a less sophisticated implementation for a more widespread attack.

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Ford unveils 2013 F-150 with MyFord Touch

Ford unveils 2013 F-150 with MyFord Touch

Ford has updated its popular F-150 for 2013, adding some new enhancement options, including its MyFord Touch system for voice, steering-wheel, and LCD touchscreen controls. The company's top-selling pick-up truck is also getting some minor exterior tweaks, such as a new grill design and HID headlamps.

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