Posts Tagged ‘mobile phones’

Carrier IQ – Your Phone Might Record Your Activities Silently

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

I guess this just goes to show that in the age of the internet and mobile devices, one can never be *too* paranoid …

If you have never heard about Carrier IQ before you can rest assured that you are not the only one. Security researcher Trevor Eckhart published a research paper on Carrier IQ, a software that he discovered running on his HTC Android device, in mid November. Lets start at the beginning, and with a simple question: What is Carrier IQ.


More than 50 Android Apps Found to be Infected with Rootkit Malware

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Android users should definitely check this story out …

Google acts to remove apps after developer finds ‘DroidDream’ malware can take over phone and send personal details to remote server (updated)


What is Mobile Augmented Reality For?

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Personally, I prefer reality the way it is now … without augmentation.

Overlaying information onto the real world looks cool, but its real value could be as an interface rather than as a killer app


Apple Secretive About ‘Polluting and Poisoning’ Supply Chain, Says Report

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Boy, if even the Chinese are complaining, then things must be pretty bad …

Apple comes joint last among IT firms in a transparency study drawn up by leading Chinese environment groups.


Is the iPhone About to Lose its Mojo?

Monday, January 17th, 2011

For many people a mobile phone is a fashion accessory or an extension of their personality; for me, it’s just a way to know what time it is without having to wear a wristwatch.

Android is racing ahead of Apple in the US as the mobile phone struggle enters a new phase

A growing number of tech experts are predicting that the iPhone is in danger of losing the “smart phone wars” to an upstart operating system from Google, in a dramatic reversal of fortune for one of the world’s coolest hi-tech products.


BlackBerry Maker Agrees to Net Filters

Monday, January 10th, 2011

It seems like this should be Indonesia’s problem instead of BlackBerry’s problem …

BlackBerry maker RIM given two weeks to block access to online pornography after Indonesia warned that users’ internet access would be ‘shut down’ if the company failed to comply

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion is to implement internet pornography filters in Indonesia after being threatened with a blackout for its 2 million users in the country.


Alarm Bells for Apple as Glitch Hits New Year Wake-Up Calls for iPhone Users

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Am I the last person on Earth who still relies on an old-fashioned clock-radio?

Frustration vented on Facebook and Twitter, after earlier malfunctions over clock changes in Europe

There was further alarm for Apple over the weekend as iPhone and iPod users complained they had missed wake-up calls because of a software programming error.


Word Lens App Translates Before Your Eyes – If You’ve Got a Steady Hand

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

In the past, machine translation programs have left a lot to be desired … let’s hope they got it right this time.

Latest bit of App Store magic gets one up on Google’s efforts, but is it still in ‘proof of concept’ mode?


Has Microsoft Windows had its Day?

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

I see the point of this article, but it also seems a bit premature …

As more media organisations switch to apps and mobile phone technology, the future looks less certain

The bald man in the ill-fitting check jacket doesn’t pause as he stands beside the beige 1980s-vintage PC. The words pour out of his mouth like the sharpest huckster you’ve ever seen. “How much do YOU think this advanced operating environment is worth? WAIT just ONE minute before you answer,” he instructs eagerly. “WATCH as Windows integrates Lotus 1-2-3 with” – he clutches his lapels – “MIAMI VICE!”


iPhone 4 Lock Screen Bypass Discovered

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

Here’s a security flaw that iPhone 4 users should be aware of …

iPhone 4 security flaw means strangers can access phone functions without knowing user’s password

A security flaw has been found in Apple’s latest iPhone which allows strangers to bypass the handset’s passcode-protected lock screen with a few button presses.