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Tuesday August 4, 2015
Your Smartphone's Battery May Be Spying on You
An app that checks the battery status of users' devices so Web sites can switch them to power-saving modes can also be used to provide identifiable "fingerprints" of users without their knowledge.

Sony Rolls Out Xperia C5 Ultra and Xperia M5 Smartphones
Electronics giant Sony has introduced two new smartphones designed to capture the attention of selfie enthusiasts around the world -- the Xperia M5 and the Xperia C5 Ultra.

Apple Eyes Using Siri To Answer Calls, Transcribe Voicemails
Because people like leaving voicemails but don't like listening to them, Apple may be looking at using its digital personal assistant Siri to provide voice-to-text service via iCloud Voicemail.

AT&T Rolls Out TV-Wireless-Internet Bundles
Telecom giant AT&T isn’t wasting time pushing out deals after its DirecTV acquisition. The firm will offer the first nationwide package of TV and wireless services with a single bill (and discounts) on Aug. 10.

Software Turns Smartphones into Tools for Medical Research
Smartphone apps are the latest tools to emerge from the intersection of health care and Silicon Valley, where tech companies are also working on new ways of bringing patients and doctors together online

Nvidia Recalls 88000 Shield Tablets Due to Fire Hazard
Tech firm Nvidia is recalling about 88,000 of its Shield 8-inch tablets. If you bought your Shield between July 2014 and July 2015, it seems you might need to worry about the tablet catching fire.

Facebook's First Internet Drone Ready To Soar
To achieve its objective of providing Internet access to 4 billion people, Facebook is taking to the skies. The company announced yesterday that its first drone aircraft is ready to take flight.

Huawei Overtakes Microsoft in Mobile Phone War
Microsoft was chasing Samsung and Apple in the smartphone space. Now, it’s chasing another competitor: Huawei. A new report says Huawei was the star performer in terms of global phone shipments in Q2.

Trend Micro Finds Mediaserver Bug that Could Crash Android Phones
Just days after researchers found a security flaw that could affect 950 million Android devices, engineers at Trend Micro have found a new vulnerability that could crash many Android smartphones.

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