Google is every damn where these days. It is no longer just your mother’s search engine. And with the creation of Google Wallet, the big G can be in your pockets also. But the million dollar question is would you feel safe using it? Especially with companies like Sony getting their safe busted in, how safe can Google Wallet be? Maybe, it will be safe until someone runs off with your phone. Anyways I am looking forward to a Paypal Wallet!!!!
Steve Jobs and his goons have been tracking your every movement since last June!! That’s right, the secret rendezvous with the girl in the next office has all been recorded and is waiting to be seen by whoever is smart enough to tap into it. Not cool.
The enormous privacy startle, apparently enabled by this summer’s iOS 4 release, was discovered by two security researchers, one of whom claims he was an Apple employee for five years. They’re equally puzzled and disturbed by the location collection: “By passively logging your location without your permission, Apple have made it possible for anyone from a jealous spouse to a private investigator to get a detailed picture of your movements,” they explain. All it would take to crack the information out of your iOS device is an easy jailbreak. On your computer, the information can be opened as easily as JPEG.
The data itself is jarringly accurate. Even though it appears to rely on tower triangulation rather than GPS pinpointing (meaning you’re not safe with location services switched off), the map I was able to generate with mapping software the security duo released visualizes my life since the day I bought my iPhone 4 in July. Everywhere I’ve been. Bus trips home. Train trips to visit family. Vacations. Places I’d forgotten I’d even gone. Zoom in on that giant blotch over New York, and you can see my travels, block by block. My entire personal and professional life—documented by a phone I didn’t know was also a tracking device. It’s all accessible—where I’ve been, and when.
AT&T just announced a definitive agreement with Deutsche Telekom to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion in cash and stock. In a press release, AT&T said the agreement has been approved by both companies’ boards of directors.
If the deal meets regulatory approval, AT&T will be the largest wireless provider in the United States, taking over the spot Verizon Wireless held for a while. The company says the transaction will allow it to expand its 4G LTE network to 95% of the population of the United States, and touts enhanced “quality in the near term” for AT&T and T-Mobile customers. Continue reading →
This had to be the worse kept secret in the history of secrets; well at least of 2011. Verizon announced that they would indeed get the iPhone, ending AT&T’s exclusive run. Verizon will begin selling the iPhone on Feb. 10. The 16 gb model will set you back $199.99, while the 32 gb will cost $299.99. How many of you will cop one?
I am a big Android fan and this 3D map is right on time! I can see this changing the navigation app game once again. Actually, I don’t see the need for a navigation app that you have to pay for when Google does all of this and makes waffles for free. Can you imagine what car navigation systems will look like in a couple of years!
Well it looks like Apple gave us some bad apples. Consumer Reports is not recommending the phone so you Apple fanboys boys better stand still for a moment a figure out what your next move will be……(Android)….. cause it is a matter of time before these joints are off the shelves. Maybe Apple will redesign the iPhone 4 when it comes to Verizon next year.
I’ve been a fan of Windows Mobile phones since I got my first HTC 6700 Pocket PC. Why? Mainly because of familiar navigation, easy customization, and complete compatibility with my desktop software. As the desktop software changed and became more selfish and controlling, I guess I should have noticed the writing on the wall and expected the same in Microsoft’s mobile software. Well, it’s happened. The new Windows Mobile 7 will not run any of the Apps designed for previous Windows Mobile versions. So I guess that means I’ll have to start anew….or get an I Phone…
Okay Moguls…..I’ve heard good things about the orginal MagicJack from some friends of mine, and was planning to get one for the house. THIS news right here…..will have me dialin’ 1-800 in no time…..
The company behind the magicJack, the cheap Internet phone gadget that’s been heavily promoted on TV, has made a new version of the device that allows free calls from cell phones in the home, in a fashion that’s sure to draw protest from cellular carriers.
The new magicJack uses, without permission, radio frequencies for which cellular carriers have paid billions of dollars for exclusive licenses.
YMax Corp., which is based in Palm Beach, Fla., said this week at the International Consumers Electronics Show that it plans to start selling the device in about four months for $40, the same price as the original magicJack. As before, it will provide free calls to the U.S. and Canada for one year.
With the release of DJ Hero, a whole lot of us want to get our Jazzy Jeff on. Now we can scratch to that wherever we are. Amidio has released Touch Dj, an app for the iPhone that lets users manipulate 2 different mp3 tracks by scratching, mixing, and looping among many other features. The app will set you back about $20 and is available now in the iTunes app store.