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Today's Tech: HTC One hands-on, we predict the best devices at MWC 2013, hacking trauma for Jeep and Apple

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by Will Dalton
, 20 Feb 2013News
Today's Tech: HTC One hands-on, we predict the best devices at MWC 2013, hacking trauma for Jeep and Apple

In case you didn't already know, the HTC One just launched in London. While the masses decended on the German Gymnasium up in King's Cross, ITProPortal's James Laird attended a more intimate gathering at Phones 4u's flagship store in Oxford Street. There, he had the chance to get his paws on the new hero phone, the results of which can be found in our HTC One hands-on preview. One of the device's main strengths, according to James, is it carefully considered construction, which gives it a sturdy yet svelte feel really worthy of the premium smartphone tag. Follow the link for more on HTC's new hero phone, including no less than 14 hands-on photos and a nifty video to boot.

Mobile World Congress is rapidly approaching and in between Spanish lessons and perusing tour guides of host city Barcelona, ITProPortal is penning its event build-up in earnest. Bolstering your mobile-fix today is our run down of the top 5 smartphones to look out for at the show, featuring handsets from Samsung, Huawei, LG, ZTE and Nokia. Will any of them have the wow-factor to match early 2013 pace-setters the Sony Xperia Z and the brand new HTC One? You’ll have to follow the link to find out.

Hijacking Twitter accounts is very much the flavour of the week in hacking circles, with the official Jeep account last night suffering the same fate as the US Burger King profile on Monday. Just as mischievous perpetrators changed the Burger King logo to that of McDonalds and tweeted that BK had been sold to its fast food rival, the Jeep meddlers said it had been sold to Cadillac and changed the profile picture accordingly. Posts bearing striking similarities to those churned out from the Burger King account 24 hours previously then abounded, leading the fast food joint to tweet its support for the new victim. To see Jeep’s amusing response and more, check the link for the full story.

But the week's social media hacks were child's play compared to the security breach that left some Apple computers vulnerable. Just days after Facebook revealed that its systems were "targeted in a sophisticated attack," Apple admitted that it too was the victim of the same attackers. A "small number" of Macs belonging to Apple employees were infected by malware that took advantage of a security flaw in the Java plug-in for browsers, the company said. Apple insists no data was stolen, but Mac users are advised to install the newly released Java security update.

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