A worrying security hole was discovered in the all-conquering Samsung Galaxy S3 last month, threatening to put a dent into an exceptional year for the flagship smartphone. But reports now suggest that Samsung has solved the issue in a software upgrade now available to S3 users in the UK. The problem lay in the ARM-based Exynos 4 processor deployed by the S3 which was acting as a gateway to malware and data-stealing malicious apps, but although Samsung has remained silent so far, it is thought a system update has now plugged the holes. Follow the link for the full story.
Music streaming service Rdio, which was established by Skype co-creator Janus Friis in 2010, has established a wide-reaching presence in the mobile arena over recent years, and this has now been expanded further thanks to new support for Windows Phone 8. As well as compatibility with Microsoft’s latest mobile OS, the new Rdio app also brings improved online playback, browse recommendations and metro interface enhancements.
Xbox users in the midst of a big move can rejoice as Microsoft has found a way to transfer your Live account details to a new country. Migrating gamers are no longer forced to abandon their achievements and Microsoft points when relocating as the proposed tool can automatically transfer their account information to their new country of abode with just a few clicks of an Xbox controller. This answer to a jet-setting gamer's prayers is set to launch later this month via a quick download from Xbox.com; follow the link for more details.
Not a week into the New Year and we're already inundated with a plethora of smartphone rumours. 2013's advent has provided new morsels of speculation on the future iterations of the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy, with Nokia now inspiring whispers of anticipation. The Finnish phone maker's Lumia 920 successor will allegedly be sporting a lightweight aluminium body as Nokia tries to keep pace with its competitors comparatively anorexic offerings. The handset is currently codenamed Catwalk and will purportedly be released within the year.
It's that time of the year again - CES, one of the world's biggest consumer electronics trade shows, is just around the corner, promising a glimpse of the tech trends that are poised to define 2013. Your trusty ITProPortal news team will be touching down in Las Vegas to cover the event directly from the show floor, bringing you the latest news as it is announced. Visit our dedicated CES 213 hub to get the scoops as they trickle in and stay tuned to our CES index page for a handy guide to all of our Vegas-related content.