Stories by Peter Sayer

Mirrorlink 1.1 protocol brings third-party apps to in-car screens

Allowing drivers to access more mobile phone apps on a dashboard display while at the wheel sounds like a recipe for disaster -- but at Mobile World Congress members of the Car Connectivity Consortium showed how they plan to do this while limiting distractions with a technology called MirrorLink.

Written by Peter Sayer26 Feb. 14 19:30

Nov'IT says flashing a new ROM onto your Android phone can make it more secure

Rooting your Android phone and flashing it with a new ROM -- a different version of the OS -- is usually accompanied by dire warnings from the manufacturer and occasionally even the supplier of the ROM image that it can make your phone less secure. Nov'IT, exhibiting at Mobile World Congress this week, says that its ROM will help keep your data and communications safe from prying eyes.

Written by Peter Sayer25 Feb. 14 18:27

Google publishes commitments it made to settle EU antitrust case

Google has done what the European Commission declined to do: publish the details of the latest commitments Google made in a bid to settle a long-running antitrust case involving its treatment of rival specialist search services, among other matters.

Written by Peter Sayer14 Feb. 14 17:29

SAP's revenue mix is slowly shifting to cloud, preliminary figures show

SAP's business is gradually shifting to the SaaS (software as a service) model while sales of its Hana in-memory database platform continue to grow quickly, according to preliminary fourth-quarter and year-end results the company released Friday.

Written by Peter Sayer10 Jan. 14 15:32