Android, News, Samsung

Further Exynos security updates being pushed OTA to Galaxy owners

Just two weeks ago Gearburn reported on the security issue that affected Galaxy owners with Exynos processors (and probably other devices with the same processor) causing the device to open itself up to hacking. Samsung was quick to respond to users fears and delivered a patch to fix the problem, and today another patch is rolling out for the Galaxy Note II. The fix promises to "improves security and provides bug fixes". The T889UVALL4 update fixes various "Exynos and other security ...

Microsoft, News, Tablets

Asus looks to Windows Phone OS for the next-gen Padfone

Taiwanese PC maker Asustek Computer Inc. is apparently in talks with Microsoft could become the latest Asian manufacturer build a Windows Phone device. At this point it looks like the Padfone is the most likely device to get the Microsoft treatment. according to a Wall Street Journal report, vice president of mobile communication products at Asus Benson Lin said that Asus is "interested in making Windows Phones." While we can not really consider that as a definite, the latest interest ...

Reviews, Samsung, Tablets, Windows

Samsung Ativ Tab hands on review: building the perfect tablet

Samsung_Ativ_Tab_review_08-900-75 Samsung launched a raft of new tablets at IFA 2012, with the Ativ Tab being the most tablet-esque. Shorn of the keyboard of its Ativ Smart PC brethren, the Ativ Tab is a pure tablet running Windows RT – and it's certainly got the design credentials you'd look for in something like this. The 10.1-inch HD screen is impressive, and certainly adds a level of crispness to proceedings that others might not manage, which really helps when looking at the IE browser ...

Mobile Phones, News

ZTE’s U956 phablet exposed

Pictures of a possible bang-for-your-buck phablet from ZTE, called the U956, has been leaked on Sina Weibo. If an illustrious smartphone is not in your price range, this could be the more affordable option. It is not yet confirmed, but rumour has it that the device would sell for around US$240 when released. According to certain reports, the smartphone will pack a lot of the features that most of its well-known counterparts have. It will sport an 8-megapixel camera at the ...

Applications, iPhone, News

iPhone owners: snag free phone calls with updated Facebook Messenger app

iPhone messenger update Facebook’s released an update to its Messenger app and so, users can now send quick voice messages and best of all, make free phone calls with an integrated VoIP client. Here’s the best part: since practically everyone we know and love is on Facebook, the messenger app has inadvertently become a feasible replacement for cellular calls. So it’s not Skype, which crashes more often than it should on our iPhones, it’s something else entirely. We usually concern ourselves with gadgets, but ...

Apple, Applications, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Reviews

App of the week: Rise Alarm Clock for iOS

8am_CloseUp_Set It's no secret that the mobile phone has become a replacement for many extra tools that you use everyday. It replaces your GPS in the car, your calculator at the office and pretty soon, the wallet that you keep in your other pocket. The smartphone has pretty quickly developed into a Swiss Army knife for life and there must be hundreds of things it could potentially replace. But I'd have to guess that the very first device it replaced for ...

Consoles, E3, Games, News

PS4 update: Sony will deliver ‘great news’ at E3

E3 is mere months away, but will we see the PS4 at gamings greatest event? This is what Hiroshi Sakamoto, Sony's vice president of home entertainment said when he was questioned about the upcoming PS4: That's still a big secret, but our friends are preparing Sony PlayStation. I can only say that we are focused on the E3 gaming event, scheduled for June. [An] announcement may be [made] in that minute or even earlier in May. The original story (translated) can be ...

Games

Dead Island: Riptide edition wants you to own a headless torso

91 We peeped this yesterday and the odds were that mother internet would kick up a fuss. And so it did. Remain a virgin forever with the purchase of this horrid mess Dead Island: Riptide Zombie Bait edition (the original game wasn’t badly received) costs US$99 and comes with a 31cm tall female torso thankfully wearing a bikini. The special edition also includes a steel game case, a weapon set DLC and artwork cards. But once the image hit the interwebs, escalation was inevitable. ...

BlackBerry, News

Leaked BB10 training manual totes ‘best in class’ HTML5

A leaked PowerPoint presentation of the Blackberry 10 (BB10) training manual for Rogers employees (a retail electronics store in the US) has shed light on the new BB10 specs and the promise of about 70 000 QNX apps that will be available in the new re-named Blackberry World. The training manual apparently contains some screenshots of an online course for sales people. A few specs on the BB10 phone also slipped through in the documents, promising a Snapdragon S4 processor, a 1 800mAh ...

Android, Reviews, Tablets

Archos 97 Titanium hands on review: aiming for the iPad’s crown

97Titanium-HandsOn-02-900-75 The iPad has been a roaring success so unsurprisingly every manufacturer out there has looked to match Apple's tablet in terms of style, functionality and most importantly popularity. The next young pretender to the iPad's crown comes in the form of the Archos 97 Titanium and after all the legal shenanigans with Samsung we're surprised this tablet bares so much of a resemblance to Apple's slate. As with the smaller 80 Titanium, Archos has emblazoned the front of the 97 Titanium with its ...

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