Could your smartphone actually be a threat ?

A recent Norton Mobile Survey shed light on the security gaps and the privacy risks smartphone and mobile applications (apps) present.

As per the survey, 50 percent of Indians granted access to contacts and mobile data in exchange for free apps and close to 40 percent have granted access to their camera.

A shocking 36 percent would either always grant permissions or simply don’t know enough about the kind of permissions they may have granted.

The Survey also says security issues causing the most concern for Indian mobile users were virus/malware attacks (34 per cent), threats involving fraudulent access or misuse of credit card or bank account details (21 per cent) and leaking of personal information (19 per cent).

Source : Times of India , The Hindu.

So how does one give access to private data ?
This happens when one installs an app from the play store, a screen will tell you what the app will access. That may include your location, network communication, personal info, storage, phone calls, and your accounts.

How can one check on the apps already installed ?
you can review the access of your installed apps on the Manage Applications screen. On most Android devices, simply pull up the menu, tap Settings, and select Applications. Select an app from the list then scroll down to see the Permissions section. Anything that appears out-of-the-ordinary—like a wallpaper app that has access to your contacts, should be removed immediately.

How big is Apple really ?

The two Steves - Jobs and Wozniak - may have been Apple's most visible founders, but were it not for their friend Ronald Wayne there might be no iPhone, iPad or iMac today. The three men incorporated Apple Computer on April 1, 1976.

However, Wayne backed out 12 days later, selling for just $500 a holding that today would be worth $72bn.

The first product the company sold was just a computer kit, Apple I, which came with a motherboard, CPU and RAM. In 2009 Apple brought in $42.91 billion in revenue.At the end of May 2010, Apple's market capitalization was measured at $222.12 billion.

This video below could amaze you and you would be pleasantly surprised to more about Apple. The video takes you through the journey of Apple and also about the company as a whole and of course about Mr. Jobs.

How did Nokia Fall ? the reality

Nokia was once a dominant force in the wireless world, one of the strongest companies in the world. In 2008, Nokia was said to have one of the most valuable brands in the world.

However in September 2013, Microsoft's acquired Nokia for $7.5 billion. This acquisition is a sobering reminder that even the strongest companies can fall. What actually happened to Nokia ??

How did a global brand fall ? Did Apple and Android crushed it? or are there other mysterious reasons for that failure ?

After all, Nokia had been a surprisingly adaptive company, moving in and out of many different businesses.

Here's a story Nokia, from market domination to sell-off in less than 10 years. A video created by ColdfusTion.

Part 1 of 3 - The Rise and Fall of Nokia

Part 2 of 3 - The Rise and Fall of Nokia

Part 3 of 3 - The Rise and Fall of Nokia

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