Android Security Problems

Another overwrought “security vulnerability” story rippled the news cycle recently. As DigitalTrends put it: “Researchers at IBM have published a report detailing a serious vulnerability in the KeyStore that affects 86 percent of Android devices.” Only that isn’t true. It’s really just Continue reading

Google Chromecast to Be a Little More Like Apple TV

Android smartphone and tablet owners will soon be able to mirror with Chromecast. Google said it would update its Chromecast app this week to support mirroring between Android smartphones and tablets and televisions, a feature first announced at the Google I/O Continue reading

Brazil Bandits Steal Samsung Devices Worth $6.3 Million in Heist

Bandits attacked a Samsung Electronics factory near Sao Paulo late Sunday and held workers hostage while they robbed truckloads of smartphones, tablets, and notebook computers the company valued at about $6.3 million. The dramatic heist, carried out by armed robbers Continue reading

Breaking Your Phone Contract Without Paying Dearly

This is America, land of the two-year mobile contract, and home of the carrier-subsidized smartphone. Sure, this arrangement saves you a few hundred bucks on those new iPhones or Galaxies, but it also locks you into what can often end Continue reading