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Roundup: Risky Android apps, RIM revival, disaster survival, more



shatoetry.jpgLet Captain Kirk say your message: New iOS app called Shatoetry lets you construct a message using William Shatner's pre-recorded voice to share with friends. $2.99 on iTunes App Store.

Android apps could be risky: Security vendor Bit9 says 100,000 apps on Google Play were suspicious because of their access to personal information.  eWeek

Vulnerabie without landlines: Getting rid of the landline phone service might seen like a good idea -- until a storm knocks out power and all the cell phones and cable lines go dead.  Wall Street Journal


RIM still hanging on: Research in Motion --  maker of the BlackBerry -- says it's testing the new BlackBerry 10 software and phones around the world and will launch its products in the first quarter of 2013.   Chicago Daily Herald


Samsung still leads in third quarter: Research firm comScore says Samsung maintained the lead in the third quarter with 26 percent share of the U.S. market, LG second and Apple third.


iPad gadgets to get you through next disaster: From waterproof cases to a power source, here are 6 gadgets that could help you get through a disaser.

[Last modified: Monday, November 5, 2012 8:53am]


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