Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


Sandboxing flaw opens Gmail, apps to hijacking

Researchers at the University of California Riverside and University of Michigan have discovered a flaw in Android that could allow nefarious users to hijack apps. The researchers believe that Android isn’t alone in being vulnerable to this attack; iOS and Windows Phone are thought to be susceptible to the flaw as well.

AnyMote turns Android smartphones into universal remotes

Most of us have our smartphones with us everywhere, including on the couch. The fact that your smartphone is always nearby makes the device a convenient item to be turned into a universal remote control for your TV. A new product called AnyMote is designed to turn your Android smartphone or other devices into a next generation universal remote.

Call Notes Pro shows details on callers while you talk

An app called Call Notes Pro was updated this month with some new features to make using it better for folks that need details on callers while they are talking. Call Notes Pro has been updated to version 4.0. The app weighs in at 1.7MB in size and requires Android 4.0 or higher to operate.

Z: Steel Soldiers reboot and T.E.C. 3001 games hit Android

If you are in the mood for new games that have robots as the main focus, we have two for you that our sister site SlashGear has reviewed recently that are available for Android devices. The first of the games is Z: Steel Soldiers and it follows a troop of robotic soldiers that are fighting to win. The game promises a new breed of robots with a taste for war and you can customize your own robotic soldiers.

Clear solar panels foreshadow self-charging mobile devices

One of the biggest issues for all Android devices on the market today is run time. People are away from homes and outlets for long periods of time and keeping their devices charged up and running is a big challenge. While some devices allow for swappable batteries, others require external batteries to keep running. One bit of tech that could mean longer run times for devices in the future are solar panels.

VidOn Box runs a custom version of Android XBMC

A new Android XBMC powered set top box is up for pre-order called the VidOn Box. One of the big features of this set top box is that it has a low price with pre-orders underway for $49 right now. The device can run Android apps along with a custom version of the XBMC called VidOn Media Center.
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