The Wall Street Journal reports that the function would act as a kill switch, essentially discouraging theft by enabling each manufacturer or carrier to lock down the smartphone or tablet even if the thief replaced the SIM card or hacked the firmware.
The tool would likely be added to new Samsung and LG devices by early 2014, although users would need to register their devices for the anti-theft tool to work.
The latest release is designed for Google Android-based smartphones and tablets as well as BlackBerry and Symbian smartphones. New features include McAfee App Alert, which McAfee says provides important information about what apps are doing with users’ personal information. Call and SMS filtering block unwanted numbers and spam texts. Behind the app is the McAfee Global Threat Intelligence network, which constantly analyzes global threat data to identify and quickly block new threats with over-the-air app updates, the company said.
Cost is $29.99 for new subscribers while it’s a free download update to current McAfee Mobile Security [...]
Datamation Systems has released a new charging station that could be a handy product for schools, businesses and other organizations that need to charge Apple devices.
The company says it’s new PowerPad 16 can be placed in a cabinet, cart or carrying case. It can also be mounted on a table, wall or under a counter.
“It is perfect for tech centers, trade shows, travelling labs and training centers,” said Joe Mazza, Datamation Systems’ Vice President, in a release.
The portable Power Pad 16 is designed to be a simper alternative to replace bulky power strips and the AC adapter bricks of standard [...]