WikiLeaks: The CIA Can Covertly Activate Your Mobile Device’s Microphone, Bypass Encryption Apps

According to the files contained in “Year Zero,” WikiLeaks’ codename for the first batch of the CIA leak, the agency has malware that can infect iOS, Windows and Android devices. Crucially, this malware allows it to bypass encrypted communication apps favored by journalists, including Signal, Telegram, and Confide, as well as the popular messaging app WhatsApp.

Link: WikiLeaks: The CIA Can Covertly Activate Your Mobile Device’s Microphone, Bypass Encryption Apps
via http://www.breitbart.com

How blockchain deals with the gaming industry’s troubles

As the gaming industry is gradually shifting from traditional offline media to a multi-billion dollar online industry, a host of new possibilities for entertainment, competition and business have emerged.
But so have new problems.

Ever been to a tech festival?
TNW Conference won…

Link: How blockchain deals with the gaming industry’s troubles
via thenextweb.com

Microsoft drives technology on farms to solve problems

Tony Newling, from Microsoft, speaks about empowering organisations to achieve more. More than 100 people attended the launch of the first AgTech Hackathon at Massey University on February 24 when it was revealed what farming issues would be put to a group of computer gurus. The Hackathon enables the farming community to present everyday challenges to technology experts, who then creatively solve them drawing on their hardware and software programming skills.

Link: Microsoft drives technology on farms to solve problems
via http://www.stuff.co.nz

Android Pay now officially works in Belgium at about 85,000 institutions

With Android Pay, you can start leaving your wallet behind, as anyone with Android Pay on their device can pay for goods and services with a simple tap of their phone against a compatible point-of-sale terminal with near-field communication, or NFC. Here’s everything you need to know about Android Pay, including the places and banks that support it.

Link: Android Pay now officially works in Belgium at about 85,000 institutions
via http://www.digitaltrends.com

Apple Pay lands in Irish shops and retailers

Social media sites designed to help people connect… Netflix is working on making all its content available to download. Cyberbullying has largely affected children who were… The dark web is a dangerous, depraved place where almost anything is available for… Samsung Group leader Jay Y Lee will go on trial for bribery and embezzlement next…

Link: Apple Pay lands in Irish shops and retailers
via http://www.independent.ie

Mobile Apps Continue to Have Bright Future for Customer Experience Enhancement

Mobile apps have changed all facets of everyday life nearly as much as the smartphones on which they’re downloaded, and the ways in which consumers interact with brands is certainly no exception. It’s no surprise then that among the fastest growing channels for businesses to engage consumers and provide a streamlined customer experience is the development and use of apps.

Link: Mobile Apps Continue to Have Bright Future for Customer Experience Enhancement
via http://www.loyalty360.org

4 Digital Health Apps That Will Change Your Life

This week, Josh Trent guest posts for WellnessFX on finding the meaning and what actions to take with our digital health data. Excerpt: “With the IOT projections of over 4.9 billion connected devices globally in 2015, we’ve created more bytes of data than every spoken word in the existence of the human race.

Link: 4 Digital Health Apps That Will Change Your Life
via wellnessforce.com

How a strong cyber security posture helps achieve innovation

If you ask most executives why it’s important to invest in cyber security, their answers are likely to focus on the defensive benefits, particularly in healthcare organizations. They’ll talk about potential downtime, the risks of ransomware on the continuity of patient care, protecting patients’ privacy and avoiding HIPAA violations, and avoiding bad PR.

Link: How a strong cyber security posture helps achieve innovation
via http://www.healthdatamanagement.com

Why Cloud UC Control Is Imperative for Mobile Security

Editor’s Note: Register now for the Channel Partners Conference & Expo, the gathering place for the technology services community, April 10-13, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.**. Many customers will fine-tune their cloud strategies in 2017. Have you reminded them lately that not all cloud offerings are created equal when it comes to mobile security?

Link: Why Cloud UC Control Is Imperative for Mobile Security
via http://www.channelpartnersonline.com

The most-downloaded Android apps of all time are exactly what you’d expect

Google has released some data on the most-downloaded things from its app and content store, in celebration of the Play Store’s fifth birthday. Although I’d like to say that it’s an interesting peek behind the curtain, the truth is the most-downloaded apps are 100% what you’d expect. The most-downloaded movie, on the other hand, is something that I’d honestly forgotten existed.

Link: The most-downloaded Android apps of all time are exactly what you’d expect
via bgr.com

Dell doubles down on high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops

CEO and founder of Dell, Michael Dell, has long been a Linux supporter. By 2007, under his guidance, Dell became the first major OEM to offer a laptop with pre-installed Linux. His Linux of choice? Ubuntu Linux. Ten years later, Dell is still selling Ubuntu Linux-powered laptops. The best known of these is the Dell XPS 13 developer edition, but it’s not the only Linux laptop Dell offers.

Link: Dell doubles down on high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops
via http://www.zdnet.com

12 Budget-Friendly Video Editing Apps You Can Use For Social Video

Social video has become a pivotal part of any content marketing plan. There is a multitude of platforms to host video content for your business: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Vine and Snapchat are all busy competing for video content creators. However, what many marketers find intimidating is the process of video editing—an essential part of getting the high-quality video content to represent your brand.

Link: 12 Budget-Friendly Video Editing Apps You Can Use For Social Video
via blog.hootsuite.com