Freckle: Feel Good Time Tracking

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… If you work on your own or for a small company, every minute counts – especially if you’re getting paid by the hour. But still, there’s likely one task that you dread doing every day: tracking those minutes. It’s not fun. Necessary, yes, but fun? Freckle – a thoughtful and beautiful new time tracking app – would like to change that.Another Web-based time tracking app? Why would we focus on that? There are a number of features that make Freckle worth a look, but the primary reason for considering Freckle is that the team behind it is rethinking the time tracking problem. And it could be that approach which differentiates the product in a crowded market. The team behind Freckle wants to replace your dread with a time tracking app that makes you happy: “Good software is cheerful software: it behaves cheerfully, and it leaves you cheerful, too.”Part of that user happiness will come from the intuitive design and thoughtful AJAX implementation throughout the app. The thoughtful – and colorful – aesthetic should come as no surprise, given that it was put together by interface designer Amy Hoy and javascript consultant Thomas Fuchs – the same folks who brought us Twistori.The most striking part of the app is the user interface. Unlike the Web-based time tracking app I use on a regular basis, Freckle allows users to enter all of your time and categorize it without a lot of switching between typing and clicking. You can enter all of the data from the keyboard. And that saves time. Time that could be spent on other projects.Many other time tracking systems rely on a rigid set of client and category lists that – while often editable – require dropping the task at hand to add new clients, projects, and categories. With Freckle, adding these elements all happens on the fly. Adding a new category, for example, is as simple as adding a new tag. What’s more, you’re not constrained to a single category for a task. You can can categorize tasks for both client’s requirements as well as your own internal tracking needs. Yes, Freckle is simple and thoughtful – with some insightful reporting functionality to boot. But unfortunately, Freckle’s ultra-simple design lacks one feature which – for me – makes my current time tracking app invaluable: a stopwatch. With Freckle, I’m still required to figure out how much time I’ve spent on any given activity. And for someone like me, who jumps from task to task and client to client, the lack of a stopwatch is a deal breaker.And that’s unfortunate. I want to use the app. Partially because of the application, but mostly because of the team’s vision for Freckle:“We’re in this to build a sustainable business: to make truly great software, to help people add a little joy back to their daily business, and to make a living doing it.We’re not building a tasty startup snack for Google to devour, digest, and defecate.”It’s always nice to see a team with a vision – especially when that vision is accompanied by an application with a revenue model. Freckle offers several levels of paid service starting at $24 US per month for five users. Each level carries a 30-day free trial. Freckle also offers a “one user, one project” setup for free.If you’re more focused than I and capable of judging “how long you’ve spent on X,” then Freckle could very well be the answer to your time tracking needs. It’s certainly much more fun and functional than a dreary spreadsheet. To try the app and read more about the team’s vision, visit Freckle. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Tags:#NYT#Product Reviews#web rick turoczy 1 Related Posts last_img read more

Cloud Security: Businesses Worry about Putting Data in the Cloud, but they Worry about On-Premise Data Too

first_imgPutting an app in the cloud increases the likelihood of having a data breach.   Using cloud-based apps may increase the economic fallout from a data breach by more than a factor of three.  Those are two of the results from a survey of IT professionals made by the Ponemon Institute in a report that identifies what they call a security “cloud multiplier effect“.Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute, said that “I suspect that the low vote of confidence in cloud vendors we’re seeing is due to heightened scrutiny and a ‘fear of the unknown.’ Overcoming this takes a better understanding of a vendor’s security precautions and how people are using the cloud in the first place. Businesses that demand more vendor transparency and seek efficient methods for evaluating apps and directing usage will find it easier to embrace the cloud and move past this period of uncertainty.”Other results of the recent Ponemon survey were:66 percent said that using the cloud reduces confidence in how well sensitive information is being protected62 percent said that they think cloud providers turn on services before they’ve fully tested them for security71 percent didn’t think that their cloud provider would provide them immediate notification if there was a data loss or theftBill Kehoe, CIO of King County, said that “I think you’ve got to be careful.  You can’t just throw your data into any cloud environment.”But despite their worry about security in the cloud, security is an issue no matter where your data is stored.  51 percent said that on-premise data has just as many security issues as data stored in the cloudlast_img read more

Deontay Wilder hoping for a rematch with Tyson Fury ‘ASAP’

first_imgSEA Games: PH dancesport looking to sweep golds “I’m ready whenever he’s ready,” Wilder said. “I’m ready whenever he’s ready to do it. I’m ready to give the fans what they want to see and end this talk once and for all.”Afterward, the British challenger said the two would “100 percent” meet again in the ring. Wilder said he doesn’t want to fight anybody else before a rematch.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“Everyone is talking about this fight. It’s only right for us to go back in and do it again,” Wilder said. “I don’t want any other fights to happen between him and I (meeting again).”Wilder (40-0-1) knocked Fury (27-0-1) down twice late in the fight, including once in the final round. He was outboxed much of the way at Staples Center but was still surprised when Fury rose from that 12th-round knockdown — and that the referee didn’t end the fight. “I saw his eyes roll slowly in the back of his head,” Wilder said. “Many people felt that should have been waved off. Nine out of 10 refs would have waved that off.”He indicated the rematch might happen as early as March or April.Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinoza said May or June might be more likely, giving the fighters more time to recover.In the first meeting, Wilder said he let the pressure of being in his first pay-per-view fight affect him.“I wanted to end it on a great note,” he said. “I wanted to end it on a devastating knockout and I pressed that. I pressed that too much.”ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments Judiciary Committee set to take over Trump impeachment probe Another case filed vs Cardema Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Fossil launches its newest generation smartwatch: The Gen 5 SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH LATEST STORIES Hotel management clarifies SEA Games footballers’ kikiam breakfast controversy Tyson Fury, of England, lies on the canvas after being knocked down by Deontay Wilder during the 12th round of a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)MONTGOMERY, Ala.  — WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he wants a rematch with Tyson Fury “ASAP.”Wilder said in a conference call Tuesday that he’s “ready and willing to give Tyson Fury the opportunity ASAP.” The two heavyweights fought to a split-decision draw Saturday night in Los Angeles in one of the bigger heavyweight bouts in America in years.ADVERTISEMENT Wilder had lobbied for a fight with Anthony Joshua, who holds the other three championship belts. He said Joshua and his team are “getting what they deserve” by being sidelined from his two most high-profile potential opponents.“We had to show the world what it looks like for the best to fight the best, and look at the outcome,” Wilder said. “No one has talked about Joshua in I don’t know how long and we plan on keeping it that way.”Wilder said he broke his right arm and had surgery about 12 weeks before training camp and threw few right hands during training, which he feels might have affected his accuracy. Co-trainer Jay Deas said limiting the right in camp was a precautionary measure. Will Eagles soar anew?last_img read more

Federer beats Djokovic to win seventh Dubai title

first_imgDefending champion Roger Federer won his seventh Dubai Championships title and second of the year in defeating top-ranked Novak Djokovic 6-3, 7-5 on Saturday.This marked the seventh consecutive year – 11th time in 13 years – that Federer or Djokovic won this title. The only other tournaments Federer won seven times are Wimbledon, and Halle, Germany, both on grass.”Ever since I won here the first time, I fell in love with the tournament,” Federer said. “The seventh is quite unbelievable. It sounds pretty crazy to me.”Federer, who has 84 career titles, won in Brisbane, Australia, in January.”He deserved it,” Djokovic said. “I expected that from him.”I knew he was going to chip and charge, come to the net, serve and volley.”The 5,000-seat stadium was sold out, but many more people were standing around at the top. They were treated to a high-caliber match. Federer needed five more aces to become just the fourth player since 1991 to serve 9,000 career aces. He served 12 in the final.He joined Goran Ivanisevic (10,183), Ivo Karlovic (9,375), and Andy Roddick (9,074) in cracking the 9,000 aces mark.”I even remember which one it was because I was counting them,” Federer said. “It was one of the swinger wides.”It’s nice to get past that so I don’t have to think about it ever again, or until the next thousand or so.”Federer saved all seven break points he faced, while Djokovic lost both break points he faced. Djokovic sailed a backhand long on break point in the eighth game of the first set.advertisementIn the second set, Djokovic had a 40-0 lead in the 11th game, but watched Federer rebound to break his serve with an inside out forehand crosscourt winner.”The first set belonged to me, but the second set belonged to him more, really,” Federer said. “It was a huge game at 5-all, 40-love for him.”I crawled my way back into that game and ended up breaking him,” Federer added. “That was big but the break points I saved were even bigger.”last_img read more

India, not UAE, may host Pak series in December

first_imgPCB chairman Shaharyar Khan (left) discussed the upcoming India-Pakistan series with his BCCI counterpart Jagmohan Dalmiya in Kolkata on Sunday.The India-Pakistan cricket series, scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in December, might after all be held in India.According to sources in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is not averse to sending its team to India if the circumstances don’t allow the series to be played in the UAE.And, as if to lend credibility to the talk of India hosting the series, PCB’s official broadcaster TEN Sports – which won the five-year deal in April along with Pakistan TV for a reported $150 million – said on Wednesday that it would have no objection if the series was moved out of the UAE.If Pakistan eventually tours India, the two boards will have to thrash out a formula to share revenue – an option that former BCCI president N. Srinivasan had declined a few years ago when PCB wanted to host its ‘home’ series in India.PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan, who spent four days in India seeking clearance for the series, is believed to have discussed this option among the several issues that were taken up during his meetings with BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, secretary Anurag Thakur, and Union Minister Arun Jaitley, among others.”They [PCB] are ready to play in India, if that is what would be required. He [Khan] gave hints towards that during his meetings with us,” the BCCI source told Mail Today.advertisementIt is PCB’s turn to host India, but due to political reasons and opposition to its broadcaster, it may not be able to stage the matches. No high-ranking team has toured Pakistan since the attack on the Sri Lankan team in Lahore in March 2009.Since then, the PCB has opted to play all its ‘home’ series in the UAE. Now, India are scheduled to play two Tests, five One-day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals in December. But there is still uncertainty all around about India travelling to the UAE, where the first leg of the IPL was successfully staged last year.During his stay in India, Khan had exuded confidence of getting the government green signal for the series.Thakur, however, said on Wednesday that the government has still not cleared the tour.”Met the president of the Pakistan Cricket Board in Delhi today [Wednesday]. We discussed some issues. Dialogue has just started, much needs to be decided upon. After the two boards finalise the dates and the venues, we’ll go to the government for permission,” Thakur was quoted as saying by ANI.The alternate arrangement of India hosting the series would mean that the BCCI and the PCB will have to work out a revenue-sharing formula to the satisfaction of both parties. Also, a broadcaster will need to be chosen. BCCI’s official broadcaster is STAR Sports.BCCI has objection to PCB’s official broadcaster TEN Sports, owned by Zee, which is apparently planning a global cricket event, rivalling the ICC.But on Wednesday TEN Sports said that it would not have any objection if the series was held in India.”That would be the PCB’s decision, and being our partner we’ve to stand by them. There’s no question of a protest. In the last 12-14 years that we’ve worked with the PCB, we’ve found them very transparent, ethical and high on moral ground – always,” Rajesh Sethi, Global Head of TEN Sports and CEO Taj Television, told MAIL TODAY.When pointed out that TEN Sports stands to lose revenue if the series was not held in the UAE, Sethi said: “Absolutely…but what can I do if my board [PCB] is not hosting a series?”Sethi explained: “It works both ways. If you go into the legal arrangement and financial guarantees in place contractually, if the PCB is the host board, obviously it’ll raise an invoice on me and I’ll have to pay the rights fee. That’s how boards make money. But if a series is not held, the PCB also loses money.”qaiser.ali@mailtoday.inlast_img read more

LeBron James to be on sideline during Ohio State game against Wisconsin

Lebron James of the Miami Heat gives a thumbs up before a 95-88 win against the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida, June 20. Credit: Courtesy of MCTIn arguably its biggest game of the 2013 season to date, the Ohio State football team will hear from a fellow Ohioan and current NBA World Champion before its tilt with Wisconsin Saturday night.An OSU spokesman confirmed that Miami Heat forward LeBron James will be on the Buckeyes’ sideline during the game. The four-time NBA MVP will also address the team before kickoff according to media reports.James, a graduate of Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, is a longtime fan of OSU, even though he never went to the school. The NBA star even has his own locker inside the newly renovated locker rooms at The Jerome Schottenstein Center.OSU men’s basketball coach Thad Matta showed his own support for the Heat star, when the new facility was released to the media. OSU was the first team to wear Nike’s LeBron line of shoes as well as have their jerseys sponsored by him in 2007.“He’s done a lot of things in his time, but I think from a standpoint we always want to pay our respects to him for what he did for us in ’07 in terms of we were the first LeBron school,” Matta said Sept. 3. “I know he’s very proud of what he does for us.”Matta was not the only person to express his gratitude for arguably the biggest star in sports.“I feel sorry that our fans won’t rally around LeBron because of the way he did his things, because for us, he’s been unbelievable,” OSU athletic director Gene Smith said Sept. 3. “He’s always kept us at the top of his thoughts when he’s doing things.”OSU is scheduled to take on Wisconsin at 8 p.m. Saturday. read more

Foden I dont plan on following Sancho Diaz footsteps

first_imgTeenage star Phil Foden insists he sees himself continuing at Manchester City, despite fellow young prospects Jadon Sancho and Brahim Diaz both leavingFoden broke into the first-team at City last season in a Champions League match against Feyenoord at just 17 years old and he’s since gone on to make a further 24 appearances.Manager Pep Guardiola is a big admirer of Foden’s and has already ruled out a loan move for the 18-year-old, despite having never handed him a Premier League start.Nevertheless, Foden has no plans on emulating new Real Madrid signing Diaz and Borussia Dortmund’s Sancho in leaving City for better first-team opportunities.“It shows the strength of the squad we have here, how good the players are – it is difficult to get in, but we all try our best,” said Foden, according to FourFourTwo.“It’s up to them [Diaz and Sancho], really – they have gone their separate ways, and everyone has their own plan in what they want to do, so fair play to them.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“Everyone is different, and I see myself playing here. It’s up to them, really.“We’ve got the best set of players and the best staff, so I’m in the right position. I’m learning off them every day, so I couldn’t be in a better place.“I’m sad to see him [Diaz] go, but he wants opportunities, so good luck to him. He will do well, I know it.“I grew up with him and know his qualities, so I know he’ll do well. Maybe one day I’ll face him in the Champions League.”Foden has made 15 appearances for City this season across all competitions with five of them being starts.last_img read more

Investigators Think They Know Who Killed Eleven Girls Around Galveston In The

first_img Share Listen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: In the 1970s, in and around Galveston, teenage girls started going missing – sometimes in pairs. Many of their bodies would turn up in swamps, marshes and bodies of water in places like Clear Lake and Texas City.Those murders — along with a cluster of others over the years along Interstate 45 between Houston and Galveston — have led to the area being dubbed “The Texas Killing Fields.”Now, more than 45 years later, two local investigators are focusing on nearly a dozen of those cases, most of which happened in the 1970s. Of those eleven murders, there’s only been a conviction in one case, but a federal court ruling cast serious doubt on whether the right man went to jail.Lise Olsen and Fred Paige agree. Olsen is an investigative reporter for the Houston Chronicle, and Paige is a former homicide detective from Galveston. Working together, they think one man may be responsible for those crimes, and they’re asking for the public’s help in solving the case.Now, as a new true crime documentary series called The Eleven debuts on the A&E network focusing on the crimes, the Galveston District Attorney’s office has reopened two of the cases. Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty revisits the story of the eleven murders, the investigators who theorize one man is behind them all, and our conversation with the man they’re focusing on. MORE: Texas Prisoner Responds To Theory That He’s Responsible For Galveston Serial Murders (Houston Matters, Aug. 22, 2017)How You Can HelpPaige and Olsen have established an email address and tip line for anyone with information to contact them at: theeleventipline@gmail.com or 832-387-5382.Michael HagertyLise Olsen, investigative reporter for the Houston Chronicle, and Fred Paige, a former Galveston homicide detective, think they know who committed 11 unsolved murders in and around Galveston during the 1970s.Who Are The Eleven?1. Collette Wilson, who disappeared from Alvin, Texas in June of 1971. 2. Brenda Jones, who disappeared from Galveston in 1971. 3. Rhonda “Renee” Johnson and… 4. Sharon Shaw, who both disappeared from Galveston on Aug. 4, 1971. 5. Debbie Ackerman and… 6. Maria Johnson, who both disappeared from Galveston on Nov. 15, 1971. 7. Gloria Gonzales, who disappeared in October of 1971 (her body was found near Wilson’s). 8. Kim Pitchford, who disappeared in January of 1973. 9. Georgia Geer and… 10. Brooks Bracewell (aka “the Dickenson girls,” who both disappeared in September of 1974) 11. Jane Doe, (perhaps), whose bones were found off FM 2004 in Brazoria County in 1980 (she was likely killed in 1975). 12. Suzie Bowers, who disappeared from Galveston in 1977.MORE: Examining a String of Murders From Houston to Galveston (Houston Matters, March 17, 2015)Edward Harold Bell in a 1978 booking photo and a more recent TDCJ mugshot.A Suspect Under Their NosesThe first clue as to who might be responsible for these crimes can when Paige was digging through some old documents related to one of the cases. He was in Texas City, where one set of bodies was found. And he stumbled across a confession letter that had been written in the late 1990s by a Texas prison inmate. It had never been publicized.“The first time I saw that letter,” Paige said, “I basically said, ‘He’s your guy. This is our guy right here.’”That guy was Edward Harold Bell, who was (and still is) serving a prison sentence for killing a man in the 1970s. To verify the confession letter, Paige went digging through old newspaper archives from the Chronicle and the Houston Post.It turns out the letter contained details related to the cases that were never made public. Plus, other evidence seems to point circumstantially — but not yet definitively — to Bell, such as witnesses saying the saw two of the missing girls getting into a van matching the description of one Bell owned. Also Ed Bell lived fairly close to where many of these bodies had been found.“I’m convinced he did it,” Paige said. “Could I prove it in a court of law? No.”‘Eleven Went to Heaven’As for Ed Bell himself, does he stand by that confession letter? Bell granted Lise Olsen an interview from prison and wrote her some letters where he talked about the women he said he killed.AUDIO: Excerpts from Lise Olsen’s Prison Interview with Edward Harold Bell (Houston Chronicle)“We end up looking at eleven because he writes in a letter to me that there were ‘eleven who went to heaven,’” Olsen said. “He provides the names of four of those girls, and he provides initials and hair color and years of most of the rest of the girls.”MAP: The Eleven ‘Who Went to Heaven’ (Houston Chronicle)Looking for WitnessesNow, the investigative work of Olsen and Paige is to determine if Bell is telling the truth about all this. They’re trying to find witnesses who were never interviewed at the times of these murders, investigators who worked on the cases back in the 1970s or anyone who knew Bell or his wife at the time.What about Bell himself? Does he stand by the things he wrote and told Lise Olsen? As of publication of this story, our request for a prison interview with him is still pending. However, he’s told Olsen he was brainwashed into killing the women.They Deserve AnswersWhether Edward Harold Bell is ever proven guilty or not, finding the answer is what continues to drive Fred Paige and Lise Olsen.“Well, I guess it’s in my DNA, but who doesn’t want to solve a mystery?” Paige said. “Seems like we keep moving forward. We keep connecting some dots, but we still haven’t found that one loaded gun or whatever that’s going to put Bell away and say conclusively that this guy killed the girls that we believe he did kill.”Olsen wants to provide the victims’ families some answers after all these years of waiting.“I don’t like the idea that somebody can claim credit for eleven unsolved murders and never have to pay a price,” she said. “These are lost girls who never got a chance to grow up, who were robbed of their lives. And they deserve justice. All these people deserve answers, and so if it’s in our power to give them answers, I’d really like to do that.”center_img aetv.com 00:00 /12:31last_img read more

Listen Refinery29 Chief Amy Emmerich on Navigating Digital Media The Audience Is

first_img“It was a matter of adjusting our strategy to watch the decline of paid and the incline of search.” As digital publishers were examining the impact of post-Facebook marketplace swings, it became clear to Emmerich and Refinery29 leaders that advertisers were become wary of less-than-organic user growth. “Who wants somebody that you had to buy? That’s not necessarily someone you’re trying to talk to,” Emmerich says.Emmerich joined Refinery29 in 2015 after a stint at Vice and after building up a long resume as a producer and programming executive in cable at MTV and Travel Channel, among others. The digital world was attractive to her because it seemed like “the wild West.” Even compared to the voracious programming appetite of 24/7 cable channels, running a digital lifestyle brand is hard-charging work.“You have to be comfortable with change,” she says. “You have to think about your strategies and review them quarterly. Unlike when I was in television when it was a yearly experience.”Emmerich’s mantra for guiding Refinery29’s content efforts — which include everything from short films showcased at Sundance to traditional TV series and feature films in development with various partners — is simple: “The audience is the boss of me.” Emmerich and her team are laser-focused on tracking what makes young women tick. Impressing tech-savvy, pop culture-loving 20- 30- and 40-somethings is no easy feat. “We’ve birthed a generation with technology where they are all creators the minute they get a phone in their hand,” Emmerich says.“Strictly Business” is Variety‘s weekly podcast featuring conversations with industry leaders about the business of entertainment. A new episode debuts each Tuesday and can be downloaded on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and SoundCloud. Refinery29 was ahead of the curve among digital-native publishers in emphasizing video as a means of keeping users engaged for longer stretches and on a more frequent basis.Amy Emmerich, president North America and chief content officer for the lifestyle brand aimed at young women, says that that early focus on ramping up short- and long-form video allowed the company to navigate the choppy waters caused by Facebook’s now-infamous algorithm revamp in late 2017 that has taken such a toll on digital media outfits.On the latest episode of Variety‘s podcast “Strictly Business,” Emmerich says the changes in the digital landscape during the past few years also drove Refinery29 to wean itself of paid audience acquisition to pad its monthly user base. At present, Refinery29’s attracts a monthly user base of about 30 million. Listen: Discovery’s Kathleen Finch on How to Nurture Lifestyle Brands Popular on Variety “We’ve made a concerted effort to shrink the amount of paid (traffic) that happens at this company and we’ve done so pretty successfully,” Emmerich says. Related Listen: A Showbiz Lawyer Satirizes Hollywood In His New Novel ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

iOS still safer than Android according to Symantec report

first_img Citation: iOS still safer than Android, according to Symantec report (2011, June 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-ios-safer-android-symantec.html Symantec has recently done a comparison of the two mobile device operating systems that showed some surprising results. As it turns out iOS currently has 182 more security vulnerabilities than the Android OS. While most of these are lower level flaws, they are still potentially harmful, since they allow full access to a devices data if they are exploited in the correct way. Yet, despite those extra flaws they still came to the conclusion that the iOS is significantly more secure than the Android OS in their overall analysis.The two deciding factors in the analysis are the vetting process for applications, since Android has had a serious problem with trojanized applications being placed in the store in recent months, and the fact that the iOS devices all have data encryption. Android users only get a similar level of protection if they happen to be using a Honeycomb-powered tablet.One other factor that Symantec specifically mentioned is the fact the iOS is “immune to traditional types of viruses and worms” because it can’t run desktop application code, which is how the majority of malicious code is programmed. Oddly enough, this same immunity does apply to Android-based devices of the current generation. Army tests iOS and Android devices for potential combat usage Explore further © 2010 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — Since the Android OS came out people have been comparing it to the iOS. One of the most important debates has been about the relative security of the two operating systems. The iOS is rather closed, with each of its apps needs to be vetted before it is released and the OS only coming from one vendor. Comparatively, the Android-based devices are a lot more open. Anyone can submit at app and have it included in the directory without vetting and many device makers use the Android OS. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more