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Skype Replies to Android Vulnerabilities

Yesterday, we reported that bloggers had found a vulnerability in the Skype App which allows hackers to harvest data from a user's Android handset with no need to root a phone or gain special permission. The problem was discovered during the testing of a leaked version of Skype for Android's new Video App. But it didn't take long to notice that the flaw was carried over from the already released Skype for Android App that's currently in the Market. Skype has responded to the news in their security blog, admitting that the flaw exists and they're working hard to fix it. But what can a user do to protect themselves in the meantime?

Skype for Android has flaw that leaks personal data

If you are an Android smartphone user that has Skype installed a flaw in Skype that exposes your personal information has been found. The issue surfaced over at Androidpolice when they took the new Skype Video app apart to see how it worked and found the way it handles personal data leaves much to be desired.

Skype with Video for Android Mini Review [Pre-Release]

The only reason I call this app review a mini review is because there's simply not that much to say about it. It appears, from here, and this far into the app, that this Skype with Video chat does exactly what it says it does and it does it well. Remember back when we took a look at the app called Tango - another video chat app? Believe it or not, this iteration of Skype is VERY similar to that, only Skype has a big bonus : it's Skype.

HTC Thunderbolt Verizon In-Store Pamphlet boasting 4G speeds

HTC Thunderbolt: It's not your dream phone, it's the one after that. As if my last story about the Thunderbolt wasn't enough, We now have news of some In-Store Verizon pamphlets showing a little more details about the device. Our friends over at Phandroid have got some pictures of the pamphlet Verizon will be using to push the launch of the device. As you look through the pages it boasts some good information.

HTC Thunderbolt Skype video support slips

The bad news continues to mount for the HTC Thunderbolt as word is getting around that video chat using Skype will not be available when the 4G phone reaches customers on February 28th. A leaked page from BestBuy.com shows Skype's video chat feature will not be available as planned. But slipped dates are nothing new for this HTC Phone. As you recall from last week, it's launch date slipped a week. So chances are, we'll see Skype video calling down the road, but the question is, when?

TI working on 720p video chat through Skype?

Over at the Texas Instruments booth at Mobile World Congress, there's an interesting demo going on through TI's partner PathPartners showing off the HD capability of Skype through an Android handset. Using the OMAP 4 platform, PathParnters (along with Ittiam) have been able to create video calls in 720p and hope to get it Skype certified later this year.

Skype Acquisition of Qik Completed

Qik has been an extremely popular mobile video chat, mail and sharing application since its introduction which leaves no room for surprise that Skype wanted to acquire the company and all their technologies. Now Skype has fully acquired Qik and all its properties now belong to the video chat giant.

HTC ThunderBolt System Dump and RUU – Leaked and Gigantic

Take a peek at the three part leak download of the HTC ThunderBolt REE and System Dump for your very own exploration - it's super big and huge and full of sweet junk. You'll have your own look at a batch of elements including a 140MB golf game, VZW items including: BitBop, Nav, MobiTV, Mogstup, Rhapsody, Rockband, Skype, Sling, UStream, VCast Music, and VCast Videos. Then there's a Blockbuster app, Adobe Reader, HTC items by the names of FM Radio, DLNA, and Greader (of which we'd love some more info on, to be sure.) Most of these are the demos, of course, and require you to purchase the full version for full functionality.

Android Skype HD video calling developed by NVIDIA for Tegra 2 devices

High definition Skype video calls could soon be a possibility on Android devices, with the news that NVIDIA has developed a Skype HD reference platform. However, you'll need a Tegra 2 based "superphone" or tablet in order to use it, since it relies on the dual-core chipset's HD processing abilities. Unveiled at NVIDIA's CES 2011 press conference today, and demonstrated on an Android-based tablet, the app will allow for cross-platform two-way HD video conversations between Tegra 2 based mobile devices and Skype's PC/Mac apps. It uses the SkypeKit SDK released in 2010. No word on when we can expect to see the app available, though we're presuming NVIDIA will be offering the tech to those buying chips. [via SlashGear]

LG Vortex Announced by Verizon, Available November 18

It's what they call "An Accessible Smartphone with Simple Solutions." Verizon, that is, announcing today the LG Vortex. It's a phone for first-time smartphone users looking to join and explore the Android world. It connects with 3G, it's sleek, and it comes in black or violet. It'll cost you $79.99 after a $100 rebate and a 2-year agreement. The cash, interestingly, will return to you in the form of a debit card, useable anywhere debit cards are useable. Plans on this phone begin at $39.99 monthly for talk, $15 monthly for 150MB data.
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