Archive for February, 2012


Google responds to Google Wallet hacking claim, points out the obvious

A security company announced yesterday that it has discovered a “significant vulnerability in the Google Wallet mobile phone payment system.” The company found that a Wallet PIN is susceptible to a brute  [Read More...]

updates-market

When I got my first Android phone a little over three years ago, one of my favorite things was to browse the Android Market and watch which apps were being pushed to the Android Market. Developers soon began to exploit the Just In section of the Android Market with fake updates to get their app to the top of the list, so Google eventually removed that feature.

Now when I want  [Read More...]

TELUS launching 4G LTE in 14 Canadian markets tomorrow

Canada is once again getting a jump on its neighbors to the south when it comes to carrier competition. Though the first major LTE network in North America was launched in the United States, Canada can  [Read More...]

Customize your Galaxy Nexus door with this IndieGoGo laser etching project

There are two things I’ve learned about Android users in my three years covering the platform: they love to customize, and they often like to show-off their affinity for the little green  [Read More...]

HTC EVO 4G HDMI dock review

EVO 4G HDMI dock

As one of the first Android phones with a dedicated HDMI-out port, the HTC EVO 4G is the perfect candidate for a multimedia dock.  The official HTC HDMI dock is that perfect multimedia dock.  It’s stylish, simple, and works great — which is what most of us look for in our electronic accessories.

Inside the box is everything you need to get going.  The dock, a 72-inch (that’s  [Read More...]

Galaxy Nexus

The interesting saga of Samsung Galaxy Nexus OTA’s has now spread to Canada. Users of Bell Mobility in the Great White North are now reporting Android 4.0.2 is now setting off update notifications on their devices. This version is still a bit behind as some have since moved on to Android 4.0.3 but if nothing else it’s interesting how the updates have been rolling out. If you’re on Bell and have a  [Read More...]

Samsung Galaxy Camera…an Android-powered digital camera or camcorder?

Anyone in the mood for an Android-based digital camera or camcorder? We’ve already seen the Altek Leo push the boundaries of what can be expected from a mobile phone camera, and Polaroid seems to be ditching the phone  [Read More...]

foursquare

It looks like the Near Field Communications revolution is finally getting underway. After over a year of NFC chips being available in several different models of Android devices, major third-party developers are finally starting to incorporate the technology into their apps. Scanning tags is fun and all, but using NFC to share information in popular apps between devices is where NFC really shines. An update to the Foursquare app allows you to  [Read More...]

Acer CloudMobile

Back during CES 2012 Acer showed off something called Acercloud, a new service from them much like Apple’s iCloud services in the fact it will keep documents and media libraries in the cloud with sync being offered across their line of smartphones and tablets.

Jumping forward to the present, Acer apparently just won the iF Product Design Award for outstanding achievement in design with a AcerCloud enabled device called the Acer CloudMobile  [Read More...]

Late-night poll: How big is too big?

Android Central

4-inches, 4.65-inches, 5.3-inches, when will it all end?  When we decide they are too big and stop buying them, that’s when.  When the HTC EVO 4G came out at 4.3-inches, people wanted more.  The Galaxy Nexus checked in at 4.65, people are wanting more.  Now we have the Galaxy Note at 5.3, and the rumored LG Optimus Vu at 5-inches but with a 4:3 aspect ratio.  Those are big phones.  Everyone  [Read More...]