February 6, 2012
Motorola mistakenly resells Xooms containing old user data On The VAR Guy, Dave Courbanou reports on the error. “Only a few steps are required to wipe these devices before selling them or returning them. Motorola’s gesture of free identity theft membership is a solid Band-Aid for this digital scrape, but it may not be the salve that heals individuals who now must double check the safety of their personal identity,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Amazon lures Microsoft WinPhone chief with Kindle On The Register, Gavin Clarke looks at the change in leadership. “Based on what we’ve seen him do at Microsoft, his role will include evangelising Amazon’s work, encouraging partners and third-party devs to buy in and helping to ensure all Kindle apps work consistently on the different platforms,” he writes. What’s your opinion?
Facebook, Twitter more addictive than alcohol, tobacco On ZDNet, Emil Protalinski reports on the research. “Alcohol, tobacco, and coffee prompted much lower levels of desire despite their addictive properties. Furthermore, people were relatively successful at resisting sports inclinations, sexual urges, and spending impulses. Resisting the desire to work (when it conflicts with other goals such as socialising or leisure activities), which was the hardest along with checking social networks, may be difficult because your job defines your identity, dictates many aspects of your life, and invokes penalties if important duties are not completed,” he writes. What’s your opinion?