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Late News: John Lewis' Free In-store Wi-Fi, Ice Cream Sandwich More Secure, Skype Vulnerability

John Lewis is planning to introduce free Wi-Fi access in all its stores in the UK by autumn next year, according to new reports. Backed by BT Openzone, the new service by John Lewis will allow its customer to access an exclusive wireless Internet connection in its stores through a smartphone, tablet, or wireless enabled computer/laptop.

The latest version of the Android operating system, dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich is reportedly a lot more effective than its predecessors when it comes to defending users' devices from malicious hack attacks.

Hewlett Packard's vice president for worldwide developer relations Richard Kerris has left the company for other opportunities. Kerris, who has worked as the chief technology officer at Lucas Films, joined HP in February 2011.

Search engine giant Google is planning to integrate its massively popular blogging platform Blogger with Google+. In a blog post, the company said that users will be able to link their Blogger accounts to their Google+ profiles to leverage the social networking platform.

A New York University professor has declared that a newly discovered flaw in Skype has a potential terrorist threat. Professor Keith Ross was a part of an international team of security researchers that discovered the flaw in the world's most popular VoIP service, which has hundreds of millions of users across the globe.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.