Quick takes on mobile IT news for Wednesday, 11/13 including: China's Keen Team breaching iPhone security, a far more intelligent smartphone than the user in the coming years, an increasing correlation between mobile device usage and DPI, China's telematics market and the fate of smartglasses.
Google is launching Blink, an open-source rendering engine spinning out of WebKit, the engine powering browsers including the company's own Chrome as well as archrival Apple's Safari.
The average U.S. consumer now spends an average of 2 hours and 38 minutes per day on smartphones and tablets, dedicating 80 percent of that time--about 2 hours and 7 minutes--to mobile applications and the remaining 31 minutes to surfing the mobile Web, mobile app analytics firm Flurry reports.
Mozilla said it will not expand its Firefox browser to the iOS mobile operating system until Apple relaxes its stance against third-party browser technology.
Opera Software, the company behind the popular mobile browser of the same name, confirmed it will scrap its Presto rendering engine in favor of WebKit, a move to increase its competitiveness on Google's Android and Apple's iOS.
In a reversal of its previous position, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) has committed to adding "Do Not Track" support to the Chrome browser by the end of this year. Browsers that support this policy can be
Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) used loopholes to sidestep privacy preferences in Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) Safari web browser, making it possible for the search giant to place tracking cookies for its
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) is currently investigating a new security flaw confirmed by security vendor Secunia to exist on the 64-bit version of the Windows 7 Professional. According to a report on
Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) Chrome browser has grown steadily in popularity and user adoption, and finally settled at a mere whisker from 10 percent (9.98 percent) of the market share in the month of
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego say certain websites are guilty of sniffing and collating historical browsing information. Called "history sniffing" or "history hijacking," the