With the recent focus on Apple in Apple versus government encryption battle, one has to ask “What if this were an Android device…?”
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Using an Android phone exposes a user to potential security vulnerabilities. Remember each vendor and wireless network carrier modified the operating system on your phone. Security updates do not always happen automatically.
What’s that ‘G’ at the top of your Android among the other icons? Google has felt the need to now notify you of their Google Now updates. The “G” will appear along with other badges and icons in your upper status bar.
Full Article on AndroidPolice
A real good deal? Seems like you are going to pay one way or the other.
If you use DirecTV or U-Verse, you can get unlimited data for the smartphones and tablets in your house.
Source: AT&T brings back unlimited wireless data plans, but only for TV subscribers | PCWorld
The Rapid7 security group has identified an exploit that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in the default Android browser found on most Android based phones and tablets.
It is highly recommended that if your device is Android 4.1 or lower, you should use an alternate Browser from the Google Play Store and disable the built-in browser. id browser found in devices with Android operating systems of 4.10 and older. Google has reportedly fixed this bug starting with Android version 4.2 and above. However, the older versions of Android have no update capability to patch for these exploits.
Full Details can be found at Net-Security.org
Tech company admits carrying out ‘crop circle’ stunt to promote new chip.
Santa Clara, CA based Nvidia Corp. chose to promote the release of the latest version of their computer chip via novel idea – a crop circle. The new chip features 192 computing “cores” to aid in enhancing performance for graphic applications. With the release of the chip, Nvidia hopes to make tablets rival Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 game consoles as games become more popular on the tablet-based platform.
Full details of story on Fox News.com/tech/