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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

First impressions: Jolla Sailfish OS smartphone out in India for Rs 16,499 - Tech2

First impressions: Jolla Sailfish OS smartphone out in India for Rs 16,499

Finnish smartphone company Jolla
has finally launched its Jolla Sailfish OS smartphone in India and the
device is available only on Snapdeal for a price of Rs 16,499. The phone
is available in Poppy Red, Keira Black and Aloe colours.

As far as specifications are concerned, the Jolla Sailfish OS has a
4.5-inch qHD screen with IPS panel and Gorilla Glass 2, it’s got a
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 system-on-chip with a 1.4GHz dual-core
processor, an 8 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front camera.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

iOS 8 also comes with bucket of security fixes - CNET

iOS 8 also comes with bucket of security fixes - CNET

Apple published a long list of iOS 8 security changes on Wednesday as the operating system update got delivered to users. While Apple credited many independent security experts, it continued to not differentiate bugs by severity and buried the fix to a major vulnerability.
The most notable fix of the Apple Knowledge Base list -- more than 53 vulnerabilities long -- was hidden at the bottom of the list separated from the other vulnerabilities as a "note" that read, "iOS 8contains changes to some diagnostic capabilities."
The note linked to another new Knowledge Base article, which detailed changes to the diagnostic tools in iOS 8. Previously, the tools had allowed people with unauthorized access to iOS's encryption keys to connect wirelessly to the iPhone or iPadand extract sensitive information including text messages and pictures -- without having to unlock the device.
The "backdoor" was revealed at the Hope-X conference in July by independent security and forensics expert Jonathan Zdziarski, who has devoted much of his research to iOS. The vulnerability affected around 600 million iOS devices and could be exploited by anyone, from parents to ex-lovers to government agencies, who paired a computer with the target iOS device until the iOS device was wiped.
At the time, Apple denied that the diagnostic tools were a backdoor created with "any government agency." There was also much debate among security experts as to whether the flaw even met the standard definition of "backdoor." But today, Apple updated the diagnostic tools to prevent that kind of persistent remote access. The company did not credit Zdziarski for exposing the problem, although it did credit other security researchers for finding other bugs on the list, including Zdziarski for another, unrelated bug.
Zdziarski wrote an open letter to Apple about his concerns and said that he worried that Apple buried notice of the bug fix because of the company's ongoing rocky relationship with independent security researchers.
"If it's a small bug that doesn't seem to directly affect several million people, it winds up in the security release notes," Zdziarski told CNET. "If it is a major issue, such as the trust dialog box, or gotofail, it winds up getting downplayed."
Zdziarski is referring to another flaw repaired in iOS 8 that allows users to untrust all previously trusted computers. Like the diagnostic tool fix, it was only mentioned in the Notes section of the vulnerability list.
"For these vulnerabilities to have existed in iOS 7, they could have been big risks to diplomats, executives, even Tim Cook," he said.
Apple did not respond to a request for comment.
Nevertheless, Zdziarski did cheer Apple for rapidly addressing recent security concerns, including the iCloud breach and the diagnostic tools problem.
However, these repairs aren't likely to reach people who refuse to or can't upgrade to iOS 8 since Apple rarely offers security updates for older versions of iOS. The full list of vulnerabilities covers nearly every aspect of how iOS operates, from the kernel to Bluetooth functionality to Safari's WebKit engine to how account data gets managed.
Aside from the diagnostic tool flaw, the worst of them would allow a hacker to run malicious code on your iPhone or iPad after gaining root access.
Other major flaws repaired in iOS 8 included tracking by Wi-Fi MAC address, Apple ID information available through a hole in the sandbox, user credentials open to anyone with a privileged status on the network, and a vulnerability that could allow an attacker with local access to the phone to install unverified apps without permission.
One WebKit bug was fixed last December in Safari for Mac, noted CNET sister site ZDNet, but only fixed in iOS today.
While many are heralding the era of a kinder, gentler Apple, those cultural changes have yet to extend to the security community.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Google launches Android One smartphones at Rs 6,399

Google launches Android One smartphones at Rs 6,399

Tech giant Google today launched its
much-awaited Android One smartphones, priced at Rs 6,399 onwards, in
India in partnership with domestic handset makers Micromax, Karbonn and
Spice, a move that will further fuel the fiercely competitive
multi-billion dollar market here.


India is the first country where the US-based firm's Android One
devices are being launched. Roll out across other markets like
Indonesia, Philippines, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka will
follow in the coming months.


Google is also expanding Android One programme with Acer, Alcatal OneTouch, Xolo, HTC, Lava, Intex, Asus and Lenovo.


It has also roped in Qualcomm for the chipsets.


Micromax will sell its handset Canvas A1 on Amazon, while Spice Dream
UNO will be available on Flipkart and Karbonn Sparkle V on Snapdeal.


These phones are available for purchase through online channels in
India from today and at retail stores across India from early October.


Besides, to help drive data usage Google has partnered with Airtel for free data.


"India is one of the fastest growing Android markets globally. In
2013-14, it saw more than 3 times growth. Internet can have a
transforming effect. The intent is to take Internet to the next billion
people," Google SVP (Android, Chrome and Apps), Sundar Pichai told
reporters here.


Declining to comment on future pricing of the handsets with new
partners, Pichai said the idea is to give multiple choice to consumers.


In June, Google announced its 'Android One' initiative to bring in
under-USD 100 handsets aimed at bringing the next one billion population
to the Android operating system ecosystem.


The dual-SIM devices will sport a 4.5-inch screen with a quad core
MediaTek processor, 1 GB RAM and 4 GB internal storage, which can be
expanded to 32 GB. It will feature a 5 megapixel rear camera and a 2 MP
front camera with replaceable battery and built-in radio.


Analysts feel Android One will lead a fiercer competition in the
mid-range smartphone market with firms offering better experience at
price points in the range of Rs 6,000-10,000.


Gartner Principal Research Analyst Vishal Tripathi said Android One
devices will be under Google's control thereby ensuring a standard
hardware and software specs, which in turn will lead to a better
experience for the consumers.


"Besides, it will also help to consolidate the highly fragmented
smartphone market in India. No doubt competition will intensify due to
this launch," he added.


Greyhound Research CEO Sanchit Vir Gogia feels Android One is going to be a game changer in India.


Google's goal is to reach the 5 billion people in emerging markets,
including a billion in India. This gives them an edge as compared
Microsoft, Apple and Blackberry, he added.


"Android One gives Google tighter control over the Google OS which
means standardised UX. Support for seven regional languages is going to
be a solid plus over competitors – this will not only help consumers use
vernacular, it is also likely to help promote apps in regional
language," Gogia said.


On the competition to Android One, Gogia said Google can expect
competition but none has the wherewithal like Google to be as aggressive
and invest heavily in the ecosystem.


FireFox and Tizen are competition but far from reaching critical
volumes. Firefox (in partnership with Spice and Intex) launched two new
smartphones, priced below Rs 2,300, aimed at those looking to upgrade
from feature phones to smartphones, he added.


"Both Microsoft and Apple are not eyeing this market at all, so we can
safely expect Google to pretty much own this market. Eventually, Android
One will touch Tablets as well," he said.


The launch is also important for the e-commerce partners as electronics
-- especially mobile phones -- are one of the highest selling items on
e-commerce sites.


Motorola and Xiaomi have successfully launched their smartphones on
Flipkart, while players like Spice and Micromax have sold devices on


ECommerce sites see about 4 million queries per day in India for
smartphones and in two years, one in four phones are expected to be
bought online.


Google also said that Newstand, which provides digital version of
newspapers and magazines, will come to India from tomorrow and has added
30 new Indian publications.


According to research firm IDC, smartphone sales in the country grew
almost three-fold to over 44 million in 2013, buoyed by affordable
devices made by local firms such as Micromax and Karbonn.


In the second quarter of 2014, 18.42 million smartphones were shipped
in India. Though Samsung is the leader with a 29 per cent market share,
Micromax (18 per cent), Karbonn (8 per cent) and LAVA (6 per cent) are
close competitors.


Android One should be playing in the volume sweet spot of the India
smartphone market, Mohammad Chowdhury, Leader Telecom at PwC India,


"This market will generate 80 million plus shipments this year and so there is a lot to play for," he added.


Any new smartphone play in India today has to offer a better user
experience especially for video, and control features that allow users
to cap data usage in the background through apps that otherwise keep
running, Chowdhury said, adding if Android One phones can do this, there
is a better chance to succeed.


While Android is the dominant operating system globally, other OS' like
Windows and iOS (Apple) are also gaining traction. Also, newer
platforms like Firefox and Tizen may emerge as strong challengers to
Google's platform.


Google's attempts also hold importance as it aims to capture a larger share of the entry-level segment.


Last week, Firefox (in partnership with Spice and Intex) launched two
new smartphones, priced below Rs 2,300, aimed at those looking to
upgrade from feature phones to smartphones.



Thursday, September 11, 2014

dotCMS API Overview

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AEM 6.0 - Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)

Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) provides a complete suite of applications
for the Web Experience Management (WEM) of organisations. This
documentation includes information on installing, administering, using
and developing with AEM 6.0. It also covers AEM concepts and

AEM 6.0 -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

iPhone 6 | Release date, price, specs, new features, pictures

iPhone 6 UK release date, price, specs and new features: gets 4.7in screen, faster processor and NFC


Apple has launched the iPhone 6 and there are two models, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Here we explain everything you need to know about the new smartphone.

iPhone 6: release date

You'll be able to get your hands on the iPhone 6 on September 19th in
the UK. That's the same date as the US, so there's no waiting around
for a delayed UK release. You'll be able to get iOS 8 for any existing devices, on 17th September. See also: How iOS 8 compares with iOS 7 in screenshots

You'll be able to pre-order the iPhone 6 sooner: EE, for example,
will start taking orders from 8:01am on 12th September, as will Phones4u. If you want to buy it SIM-free, head to Apple's website.

iPhone 6: price

The iPhone 6 will be available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB versions -
it's great to see the bigger storage capacities at last. The 16GB
version will cost £539, 64GB will be £619, and up to £699 for the 128GB
version. See: Where to buy iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the UK.

iPhone 6: design

The iPhone 6 will come in the same three hues as the iPhone 5s, but
this is quite a different-looking smartphone. The edges are rounded - as
shown in leaked images - and this makes the phone look thinner than it
actually is.

iPhone 6 | Release date, price, specs, new features, pictures - PC Advisor