The new smartphones for 2017: a review of the latest models

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (MWC 2017), which ended yesterday, LG, Lenovo, BlackBerry and Sony were the first to unveil their new wares, including their flagship smartphones. HTC, meanwhile, had decided to launch its 2017 models earlier, in January. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be officially launched at the end of March, but rumours and leaked specs give us a good idea already of the performances of these much-awaited models.  Where smartphones are concerned, the main trends at MWC 2017 focused less on technological prowess and more on improvements in terms of user-friendliness. The makers...

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Millions invested in open source security

Linux, Android, Mozilla and their partners are rallying to secure the open source ecosystem. The community doesn’t want to be responsible for all the problems and is well aware that its model is the cornerstone of the entire digital sector. Maximum awareness and vigilance have become essential key factors. And combatting system flaws requires several million dollar budgets. aspect of the digital era is safe from security threats. Vulnerabilities and attacks of varying degrees of seriousness are discovered almost every day, and many of them affect infrastructures and open source software development.  Open source: a victim of its own...

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The hottest new high-end smartphones

The Google Pixel, iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 in compact or phablet form are vying for the top spot on the high-end smartphone market. If you’re an Android or iOS fan and are in the market for a new model, here are a few tips, reviews and specs to help you choose from 6 flagship handsets. Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL Goodbye Nexus, hello Pixel and Pixel XL. With these new smartphones, Google is raising the bar with a high-end model that could outshine Apple’s latest offerings, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7Plus. Rather than bending over...

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Erasing your device, blocking your SIM card: how to be prepared when your phone gets stolen

IMEI code, PIN, PUK, remotely deleting your data from a friend’s phone or a PC… Here’s our stress-free guide to handling a lost smartphone or tablet. If your mobile device was issued by your company If you are also allowed to use it for personal calls, including during your holidays, contact the relevant department within your organisation and find out about: Roaming charges (so you don’t run up astronomical phone bills for your company while you’re away). Roaming charges won’t be completely abolished until June 2017, although they’ll be limited from mid-2016. Security procedures in the event of loss...

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What’s new with #Android and #iOS?

Google and Apple have unveiled the main improvements to their next mobile operating systems, including correcting a security flaw, creating third-party applications and Office for Android smartphones. Word, Excel and PowerPoint on Google Play Until recently, the three main software programs of Microsoft Office’s suite were only available in beta or for tablets and by signing in through Google+. But since the end of June 2015 the finalised versions are now available on Android smartphones from 4.4 (KitKat) and up. Users have access to a range of features, depending on the option chosen: Free downloads available to anyone for...

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