security

Moto X Skip unlocking officially unveiled by Motorola

We have already seen some early details on Skip, however it looks like Motorola has since offered an official unveiling. For those who missed those early details, the Motorola Skip is a little gadget that will allow Moto X users to quickly unlock their phones. In fact, Motorola is touting this as being a "thumb-sized clip that pairs with your Moto X and unlocks it with a simple tap."

Android Device Manager now rolling out

Google announced the new Android Device Manager last week and promised that it would be coming to devices running 2.2 or later sometime over the next month. Well, it looks like that rollout has since begun. A thread over on Reddit brings talk of several devices having received the update already. To further that, we can already see it on a Nexus 7 and Galaxy S 4 Active.

Verizon Galaxy S4 latest OTA update gets rooted, again

Verizon recently rolled out a software update to Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone that brought in new features as well as security fixes. However, the update also included patches to security exploits that previously allowed the phone to be rooted. Owners intent on rooting their devices can breathe a bit easier now that a new rooting method has been developed over at XDA.

BitTorrent Sync shifts to a public beta with an Android app release

BitTorrent Sync has graduated from alpha to a public beta. While it is always nice to see progress being made, in this case the news gets slightly better for those sporting an Android device. In addition to jumping from alpha to beta, there is also an Android app available by way of the Google Play Store. The app, along with use of the service is free and brings promise of being able to "sync an unlimited number of files and folders of any size across all of your trusted devices."

Google Glass QR code exploit quietly patched

Google Glass had a security issue that dealt with QR codes. Google has already taken care of the issue, which means those wearing Glass shouldn't be afraid of QR codes. But perhaps more important here, given Google has patched the issue means it can be further discussed. The exploit was originally discovered by Marc Rogers, a Principal Security Researcher at Lookout Mobile Security.