Monthly Archive: December 2013
Android. Thankfully for Android users, Duo Security has released a new DARPA-funded security app called X-Ray that will assist in identifying security holes on your Android device, because hey, who else is going to do it? Duo Security writes on the X-Ray official site that it developed this app in part because carriers typically drag their feet when it comes to pushing an update that will fix security flaws in Android, so with this app, they're giving users the ability to test for these flaws themselves.
LG Optimus 4X HD if you happen to be reading this from somewhere other than the US) is headed straight for Verizon. Renders of the phone have been spotted by TechnoBuffalo, and the phone looks primed to take advantage of Verizon's 4G LTE services. Not only that, but a list of specs has surfaced as well, and it appears that the LG Spectrum 2 will be able to hold its own against some of the other higher-end Android phones that have been released this year.
sent out an update saying they'll be providing instructions for rooting to everyone. This means that consumers will be able to root their machines at their leisure, with OUYA also offering "builds and instructions" to get consoles back to their "unrooted" factory settings.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus was one of the first devices to get the update to Jelly Bean (at least on some carriers), but that may not necessarily be a good thing. Apparently, Jelly Bean didn't come as bug-free as we'd hoped it would, with some Galaxy Nexus users reporting a bug that messes with the phone's GPS capabilities. The bug can make it difficult for your Galaxy Nexus to get a proper GPS fix, which could complicate things if you're trying to get somewhere and were planning to rely on your phone's GPS to do so.
Nexus 7 tablet can do many things. It rocks a quad-core processor for hours of intense gaming. It's small and portable and Google's recently shown it being used while camping. And now today they've shown you can do even more with the new slate. Recently a Google employee proposed to his girlfriend by giving her a Nexus 7 tablet pre-loaded with love -- and a proposal video.
Samsung has released a new 30 second spot for the incoming tablet, and it's aimed squarely at business professionals, with the company obviously hoping to grab a larger percentage of that market thanks to the Galaxy Note 10.1's included stylus. Indeed, the stylus is essentially the main focus of this advertisement, with our clean-cut business hero using it to collect signatures, draw graphs, and give his boss an impromptu presentation on all that he's accomplished in the last 30 seconds.
Beats Audio. I'd be lying if I said I was surprised, as I wasn't too sold on the idea to begin with. In what HTC is calling “a realignment of their business agreement” they've sold 25% of their 51% stake back to Beats, and now is no longer the majority stockholder.