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Microsoft’s mobile device management meltdown

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InTune? Doesn’t sound like it to us

weirdest online dating sites Microsoft UK’s online enterprise mobility device management service Intune suffered a near four-hour wobble this morning that was rectified early in the afternoon.

filipina dating The firm ‘fessed up to “issues” and to “service degradation” on its online service status page at 9am.

chat vuxna “We continue to work on a configuration change to speed up the processing of the message backlog in order to mitigate impact,” the company admitted.

iraanse datingsite nederland “This is expected to take an extended period of time. While this work is carried out, users will see gradual recovery,” it added.

Readers told us normal service resumed after lunch but they were not told the reason – or reasons – that caused the outage.

The upshot is that those attempting to deploy mobile device management settings or policies experienced a delay, Microsoft said.

We have asked Microsoft for comment, and we’ll update if/when the marketing pixies in Redmond decide whether they want to detail what particular gremlins were in the machine today. ®

Read more by Paul Kunert

Chinese mobe market suffers pre-pwned Android pandemic

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Amazingly, it might not even be the Chinese government causing it

Security researchers have discovered more examples of pre-installed malware on Android smartphones.

G DATA found that more than two dozen phones from different manufacturers were already compromised straight out of the box.

Kit from manufacturers including Huawei, Lenovo and Xiaomi have pre-installed espionage functions in the firmware. G DATA suspects that middlemen modified the device software to steal user data and inject their own advertising to earn money.

Other possibilities include unintentional infection through compromised dehttp://www.amlltd.co.uk/wp-admin/post-new.phpvices in the supply chain (a problem which affected Vodafone Spain back in 2010) or intentional interference by government spies. Many of the models implicated in the malfeasance sell well in China.

The pre-pwned device issue has become a perennial problem for privacy-conscious smartphone users. Sticking to the Play Store, avoiding dodgy websites and following common-sense security precautions are no help in such cases.

Read More by John Leyden

EE springs Wi-Fi phone calls on not-spot sufferers, Tube riders

When there’s no signal in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? Er, anyone you like

EE today said it will be the first UK mobile network to roll out full-blooded next-generation Wi-Fi calling.

Subscribers will not need to install any special apps: their phones should be able to seamlessly and automatically send and receive text messages, and make and receive calls, via wireless networks when there is no cellular network signal. You’re out of luck if there’s no usable Wi-Fi to latch onto, obviously.

This new feature uses part of the LTE spec that’s been a very long time coming: IP-Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), which was defined more than a decade ago.

LTE mobile broadband is an all-IP network, meaning calls and texts can go over Wi-Fi if that’s available and VoLTE (Voice over LTE) is implemented. Otherwise, it will drop back to 3G for circuit-switched calls, which is useless if there’s no cellular signal.

(Three has a similar service, but needs an app installed. Vodafone is bringing out a rival later this year.)

EE told us it has been working on the Wi-Fi calling service for three years. It requires support from the handset makers and the operating system builders. Roughly speaking, 4G handhelds that went on sale from mid-2014 can take advantage of the service.

Read More by Andrew Orlowski

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