The open nature of the Android OS is going to make ownership not-so-fun. Like living in the ghetto and not being able to lock your doors and windows. Just last week there was the Stagefright flaw which allows hackers to access a targeted Android device by simply sending an MMS message. This weeks Android flaw exploits a video related vulnerability by using a malformed Matroska (MKV) video via websites or apps. Once executed your Android phone or tablet is turned into a paperweight. The MKV video crashes the Android mediaserver service. If...

Sadly privacy is becoming an elusive unicorn. Some things we can avoid, others we cannot. That doesn’t mean we can’t make small changes that make it a bit tougher for everyone to know everything about us. For example does your Android phone really need where you are at all times? I say no. A quick example of this technology going a bit farther than necessary is the use of geotagging on Android devices (Apple iOS as well). The geotagging tracks where your phone is so that when you take a picture it can tell the location, time,...

You have a shiny smartphone. Congratulations. It doesn’t matter if it is an Android or iPhone device, it is shiny. What matters, is that it deserves a proper home on your desk in the form of a dock. In other words don’t just have it rattling around your desk on the end of a cable. Don’t you love your phone anymore? Show it that you care, your smartphone deserves it. Get it the Spec.Dock. Put...

While I disagree with their claim of being the “… first super-hydrophobic spray for iPhone” I think they are one of the first to make a kit that users can do at home. The Impervious Invisible Waterproofing Kit makes it pretty easy to waterproof/protect your smartphones exterior. If you want it to be truly waterproof (as in IPX-7) then...

Two apps have been discovered on unofficial marketplaces in China that might just be the first in-the-wild exploits of the massive bug found by Bluebox two weeks ago. The so-called “master key” vulnerability, or a least an extremely close relative of it, was the point of entry for malware in these two apps, which now carry code that allows an attacker...

If you like endless running games like Pitfall, Rush City, and Subway Surfers then it is worth downloading the Parkour inspired game Vector.  It is available on iOS and Android and is a well polished free runner game.  Start off with the free version and see if you don't get hooked,

"You can pooh-pooh Apple all you like when it comes to their hardware and software, but certainly, there is no denying the benefits of a closed ecosystem that is employed by iOS, which cannot be found in Google's Android operating system. Well, being open means less restrictions, but it also could turn into more opportunities for someone with malicious...

The Pebble E-Paper SmartWatch is about to hit the market (later this month?) for $150.  The watch shares data and tech with your iPhone or Android phone and has the ability to install watch apps. Say you are a bicyclist, you can...

Let me start off by saying I am not trying to beat up on Android as a product, it has its place in the market no doubt.  I am also going to let you know that I am a happy iPhone user, but I am open to using what I consider to be the best product (for me). I have had several iPhones and have yet to have an app that drained my batteries unnecessarily, sent SMS messages unknowingly, gave me a Trojan virus or anything in that arena.  Some people complain about the "closed pool" that is the Apple app store. ...

Yep, the folks at FilmOn are still at it,they want you to be able to have access to great TV, anytime, anywhere.  The FilmOn AIR is their latest gadget that straps on to your iOS or Android phone (or PC/Mac via USB) and allows you to watch and record free ATSC content via it's...