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Android bug affects 'billion' phones
A bug in the Android mobile operating system is discovered by researchers, who say it affects nearly a billion devices.
[BBC News]

Plasma Phone OS, a KDE project for mobile
Plasma Phone OS (or simply Plasma Phone) is a complete software stack for mobile devices and includes the following libre technologies: Plasma Mobile (a Plasma-based shell), KWIN/KWayland, Voicecall, Ofono, RIL, OHM, Telepathy. It allows to run several Qt-based applications to run on top of it, (...)
[OSNews]

If phones were designed to please their owners
BoingBoing posted a short movie by The MIT Media Lab's Knotty Objects group and noted hardware hacker Bunny Huang ask the question, "What if phones were designed to please their owners, rather than corporations?" In Southern China, where the majority of the world's mobile phones are made, (...)
[OSNews]

BT sticks the boot in with ‘opt-out’ sports package
Previously free sorts package will automatically cost broadband users £5 a month, unless they register to say otherwise BT phone and broadband customers who signed up for the “free” sports package over the past two years will soon find themselves paying £5 a month for the service – unless they opt (...)
[The Guardian]

Ubuntu Phone review: years in the making, still not ready
Aside from the app void and the questionable value of Scopes, Ubuntu Phone is a bit of a nightmare to use the majority of the time. Something's often refreshing in the background, causing the phone to slow down. Apps take longer to load than they should, and even then you're probably waiting on (...)
[OSNews]

Vodafone says it would invest if BT's broadband arm becomes separate firm
Company joins calls for BT and Openreach to be split to share fibre-optic cables between providers as Ofcom reviews broadband market Vodafone has fuelled the debate about the future of BT, saying it would be prepared to become a shareholder in any new company owning the UK’s largest telephone (...)
[The Guardian]

France approves 'Big Brother' surveillance powers despite UN concern
UN says powers given to intelligence agencies, which include phone-tapping and computer-hacking, are ‘excessively broad’ and intrusive France’s highest authority on constitutional matters has approved a controversial bill that gives the state sweeping new powers to spy on citizens. The (...)
[The Guardian]

Review: Huawei P8 smartphone
These days it seems like you haven't been on holiday unless you have the smug picture postcard snaps to share on social media.Our pics are getting all the more professional looking too, thanks to improvements in camera technology,...
[nzherald.co.nz - travel]

Orange County Transportation Authority Selects GlobeSherpa to Provide Mobile Ticketing System
GlobeSherpa , a leading provider of secure mobile ticketing and payment software, is pleased to announce that the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Orange County's primary transportation agency, has selected GlobeSherpa to provide a complete, end-to-end mobile phone ticketing (...)
[WebWire Mobile communications]

Orange County Transportation Authority Selects GlobeSherpa to Provide Mobile Ticketing System
GlobeSherpa , a leading provider of secure mobile ticketing and payment software, is pleased to announce that the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Orange County's primary transportation agency, has selected GlobeSherpa to provide a complete, end-to-end mobile phone ticketing (...)
[WebWire Consumer electronics]

Orange County Transportation Authority Selects GlobeSherpa to Provide Mobile Ticketing System
GlobeSherpa , a leading provider of secure mobile ticketing and payment software, is pleased to announce that the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Orange County's primary transportation agency, has selected GlobeSherpa to provide a complete, end-to-end mobile phone ticketing (...)
[WebWire Computer software]

Orange County Transportation Authority Selects GlobeSherpa to Provide Mobile Ticketing System
GlobeSherpa , a leading provider of secure mobile ticketing and payment software, is pleased to announce that the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), Orange County's primary transportation agency, has selected GlobeSherpa to provide a complete, end-to-end mobile phone ticketing (...)
[WebWire Electronic Internet commerce]

Huawei smartphones sales jump 39%
Chinese tech giant Huawei says its global smartphone sales jumped by 39% in the first half of the year.
[BBC News]

Five reasons to download Uber
Uber is the taxi company causing a global ruckus as they shake up the industry by providing easy booking and cheaper fares. Here's how to use it. 1. Book online Download the app on to your smartphone from the App Store, open (...)
[nzherald.co.nz - travel]

Weird places readers charge phones
Weird places readers charge their phones
[BBC]

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