Apps, Mobile Phones, Smartphones, Software

Security researcher exposes a five-year-old SMS flaw in iOS

Security researcher and iOS hacker pod2g has detailed a "serious" security flaw affecting all iPhones that he says could facilitate hackers or thieves to access your personal information. The flaw involves a malicious party spoofing the "reply" to number, essentially forcing you to send an SMS to a different number than the one you initially… Continue reading Security researcher exposes a five-year-old SMS flaw in iOS

Android, Apps, Smartphones

What Is Google Now and How Do I Use It?

When Jelly Bean was officially announced, Android users had a lot to be excited about. The latest version of the OS is super-smooth (like Butter!), there are expandable notifications that actually include functionality, there is a better keyboard, better widgets, and a better camera/gallery. The biggest announcements, of-course, were the addition of a better voice… Continue reading What Is Google Now and How Do I Use It?

Android

Updated Google Play app reveals gift card support, wish list coming soon?

If the images and link settings Android Police has dug up from the most recent (v3.8.15) Google Play APK that's rolling out are correct, we could see a coupe more features coming to the Android app and media store soon. First up are very fleshed out menus for the redemption of Play Store gift cards,… Continue reading Updated Google Play app reveals gift card support, wish list coming soon?

Android, Mobile Phones, Smartphones

IDC: Android and iOS continue to carve up the world, another record quarter for smartphones

According to IDC's latest figures, Android and iOS now account for 85 percent of the 152 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2012. Google's OS powered 68.1 percent of all smartphones sold -- with Samsung making the hardware behind for just under half of those. Apple's smartphones now claim a 16.9 percent marketshare and while plenty… Continue reading IDC: Android and iOS continue to carve up the world, another record quarter for smartphones

Apps, Photography, Smartphones, Software

How to Choose the Best Instagram Filter for Your Photo

Until recently, I only vaguely understood what each Instagram filter accomplished. I knew, for instance, that Rise would virtually erase the massive pimple on my face without washing out my skin tone. I assumed that every Twilight fan preferred Sutro, with its dark and enchanting exposure. And as for Kelvin — why even venture a… Continue reading How to Choose the Best Instagram Filter for Your Photo

Apps, Computer, Software, Windows

Office 2013 preview: cloud subscriptions, Metro flair, and touch improvements | The Verge

Microsoft's Office 2013 reaches its public Customer Preview milestone today, available for end users to test on Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs. Microsoft is calling its Office 2013 suite, codenamed Office 15, a "modern" version of the software that is used on a billion PCs worldwide. Cloud-connected and designed to work well on Windows… Continue reading Office 2013 preview: cloud subscriptions, Metro flair, and touch improvements | The Verge

Android, Smartphones, Software

Android Hits 51.8% Market Share In the U.S.

Android has a bigger U.S. market share than all other mobile operating systems combined, according to a new report by Nielsen. Nielsen’s research shows that 51.8% of smartphone owners in the U.S. use an Android handset. Apple’s iOS has a 34.3% market share, and the rest is divided between RIM’s BlackBerry (8.1%) and Microsoft’s Windows… Continue reading Android Hits 51.8% Market Share In the U.S.

Android, Apps, Mobile Phones, Smartphones, Software

50 Completely Free Android Apps

There’s certainly no shortage of free Android apps, but a lot of these are really more like free demos: they’re ad-supported “lite” versions with accompanying paid apps, or they’re 30 day trials, or they require you to unlock extra features via in-app purchases or by paying for a monthly account. That’s not a bad thing,… Continue reading 50 Completely Free Android Apps

Android, Apps, Smartphones, Software

Google Now Better Than Siri

This is a first-hand comparison through experience of the new Google Now app and Apple's Siri... Google Now Better Than Siri - Business Insider.