Mobile Minutes: LinkedIn, Apple, tablets for children, Wi-Fi security


LinkedIn unveils new app dedicated to job searches
The professional network unveiled the LinkedIn Job Search app, its sixth standalone app and the fourth unveiled in the last 18 months. The app is intended to do one thing very well: help users find and apply for new jobs.
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Apple ‘kill switch’ appears to reduce iPhone robberies
An Apple “kill switch” to disable stolen iPhones appears to be reducing thefts, law-enforcement officials in New York and California said. Google and Microsoft are following Apple’s lead, planning to put similar technology into devices using their software.
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Tablet geared toward children underscores power of imagination
To introduce the Nabi DreamTab, a computer tablet for children from a partnership between DreamWorks Animation and Fuhu, the companies are not initially focusing much on the devices technical specifications, like its operating system and parental control features. Instead, advertising, marketing and promotional events are going out on a limb, in every sense, and prominently featuring treehouses.
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This tool boosts your privacy by opening your Wi-Fi to strangers
In an age of surveillance anxiety, the notion of leaving your Wi-Fi network open and unprotected seems dangerously naive. But one group of activists says it can help you open up your wireless internet and not only maintain your privacy, but actually increase it in the process.
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