Category: Gadgets

Android Trojan Hides On Phones, Steals Data, Inflates Phone Bills

Android Trojan Hides On Phones, Steals Data, Inflates Phone Bills

As per F-Secure, a new Android Trojan named ADRD has been found in the wild. This Trojan has been concealed inside repackaged wallpaper-related applications hosted by a Chinese provider.

Cricket Wireless Launches LG Optimus C For $130 Off-Contract

Cricket Wireless Launches LG Optimus C For $130 Off-Contract

LG has its own variant of fast selling LG Optimus One smart phone, and you can now even count Cricket Wireless among the group. It released the LG Optimus C, which offers yet another slightly different design along with all the same specifications we have seen before, a capacitive 3.2 inch HVGA display, 3.2 MP camera, a 600 MHz processor and Android 2.2 with some LG customizations. We had found other versions of phone to be surprisingly snappy and solid for a smart phone. The budget pricing of course continues on Cricket, which offering the phone for just $130, after a $20 web discount and $50 mail-in rebated and it is with out a long term contract, although you have to sign up for crickets $55 a month unlimited Android plan to start with.

Creatives 7-inch ZiiO Tablet Gets Froyo. 10-inch Tablet Will Follow The Suit

Creatives 7-inch ZiiO Tablet Gets Froyo. 10-inch Tablet Will Follow The Suit

Creatives ZiiO tablet users there is good news for you. Coming Friday, the 7-inch tablet gets the first Froyo update, where its 10-inch tablet will expect to follow the suit by April this year. So, the users will get the greater language support, new passcode options, the ability to install apps on the external storage, a text-to-speech engine. Once the update is available you can download it from either the Creatives Website or tablet ZiiOs Space portal. By all the means, feel free to butter up the folks over at xda-developers to slap some Honeycomb onto these ZiiOs instead.

HTC Arrive now available for $200 from Sprint, ($49.99 on Amazon)

HTC Arrive now available for $200 from Sprint, ($49.99 on Amazon)

Yesterday, Sprint has started taking orders of HTC Arrive Smart Phone. Its first Windows Phone 7 Handset. The HTC 7 pro has been renamed now as HTC Arrive on the Now Network, can now be bought for $200. Amazon doing its usual undercutting deals own pricing by offering it for 150 less dollars, so it costs $50 on Amazon, and we suspect other online retailers will follow the suit.

Samsung Announces UWB (Ultra-wide Band) Ready Full HD Monitor – SyncMaster C27A750

Samsung Announces UWB (Ultra-wide Band) Ready Full HD Monitor – SyncMaster C27A750

Samsung was known to keeps its top spot in the PC monitors by constantly innovating and launching new and enhanced products at a very fast pace, and now, they are back with a beautiful, LED back-lit, 27 inch, full HD, SyncMaster C27A750 monitor with UWB (Ultra-Wide Band) technology. This monitor will allows you to connect it to a notebook or a desktop through wireless.

Motorola Milestone Got Updated To Android Froyo. Not Optimized For Performace.

Motorola Milestone Got Updated To Android Froyo. Not Optimized For Performace.

Motorola has finally updated Motorola Milestone to Android 2.2 aka Android Froyo. The much awaited Android update for the phone has also come with its own problem. Motorola has cautioned the users that the update is not completely evaluated for optimized performance and advices people to restrain from opening too many programs at a time.

Android 2.2 Dominates All Google OS, 61.3% Of All Active Devices

Android 2.2 Dominates All Google OS, 61.3% Of All Active Devices

After nine months of release of Google’s OS Android Froyo, you know that the OS is distributed quite well than any other versions. It got now 61.3 percent of all active Android devices. Handsets and Tablets with the access to the market is eligible, Worldwide are now running version Android 2.2, making it the most prevalent iteration of the software at the moment. When taken with Android 2.1, the device got ,more than 90 percent of active devices. However the latest version of Google Gingerbread 2.3 got only the 1 percent of the devices. While the Android Honeycomb3.0 scraps a couple of tenths of percent together.

HTC Thunderbolt 4G is now available to buy at $250

HTC Thunderbolt 4G is now available to buy at $250

As per we told yesterday, HTC Thunderbolt is released today. Verizon released its first fastest 4G LTE handset . Verizon is now taking online orders for HTC’s 4.3 inch ThunderBolt , pricing the LTE lubber at $250 on a two year contract. As before we told it comes with Android 2.2, Froyo and OS underlying the HTC Sense 2.0 UI, an 8MP camera, HD video recording, 768 MB of RAM, and a 1GHz Qualcomm Processor MSM8655, chip have to do its best to keep up with these 4G speeds. If Verizon’s pricing feels a rich to you means, we found that Thnderbolt is as low as $180 at Amazon, as they got the online retailer got the back order.

Soldier-Centric Army Apps Coming Soon, Apple And Andorid Gets Drafted

Soldier-Centric Army Apps Coming Soon, Apple And Andorid Gets Drafted

What you users think in a sudden, you may have assumed any gaming apps or some fan clubs apps like that. However they are the Defense Contractors, trying to turn the US Army into a lethal Apple/Android force with this Soldier-Centric Apps. Harris Corp. has a tablet apps in that it allows the soldiers to control IP cameras on UAVs for more pertinent intel on the ground while the soldier can simultaneously send that information to the command centers anywhere in the World. Meanwhile, the Intelligent Software Solutions aims to bring mapping mash ups to the battlefield. With an apps that combines smartphones’ geolocations with historical data to show troops what’s being going down in the area from IED explosions to insurgent arrests. Best of all is that these apps lower training costs since most warriors are already fluent in Android or iOS and their hand held will be cheap to replace the more robust $10,000 units in the field today. Should protective measures fail, the devices relatively low replacement costs makes them almost disposable.

Google Adds Connection Bar In Gmail For iPhone

Google Adds Connection Bar In Gmail For iPhone

Google has added a new connection bar feature in its Gmail Mobile Version for iOS to provide basic information about the status of Internet connection and user mail activities. The new connection bar is similar to the status bar of a mobile web browser and this change has been implemented only in the iOS for iPhone and iPod touch devices.

Turn off JavaScript on your Blackberry, RIM issues PSA following Pwn2Own exploit

Turn off JavaScript on your Blackberry, RIM issues PSA following Pwn2Own exploit

Not only your Desktops Web browsers are getting hacked at this year’s Pwn2Own challenge, mobile browsers has also been targeted by the hackers for vulnerabilities and a fairly one big now been found in RIM’s browser for Blackberry OS 6. There is a JavaScript based bug that could let a ‘maliciously designed’ website gain access to data on both the phones internal storage and the memory card, but not in the data stored in the portion for the applications (such as e-mail or contacts). RIM says that it hasn’t seen any evidence of anyone exploiting the vulnerability, but its urging to disable JavaScript on affected devices, and it’s busy providing IT departments everywhere on how to do that so. If that proves to be complicated, it’s suggesting that you to simply disable the Blackberry browser until it is getting patched.

Web Apps not Speeding up in iOS 4.3

Web Apps not Speeding up in iOS 4.3

Your iPhone’s saved web apps or in-app browsers in the home screen seemed slower than Safari itself. Ars Technica has now confirmed that the pages or web apps loaded using these methods are not receiving the JavaScript boost added to Safari on iOS 4.3, which the site found is 2.5 times faster than Safari iOS 4.2. The problem is the apps is not having the necessary permissions to execute dynamically generated native code stored in writable memory, which basically leaves them running at the same speed they did in iOS 4.2. So, it has promoted some to speculate thats all a part of grand plan on Apple’s part to force developers to use full fledged apps instead of mobile apps, but what the Ars Technica told that could just as easily due to some technical problems.