Tag Archive: Mobile


A Look at BitDefender Mobile Security

BitDefender for Android

There’s a new player in the Android security software game, and it’s one many of us are already familiar with — BitDefender.  They have released a mobile security suite that’s full of functions like malware scanning, application auditing for privacy compromising features, and even some remote administration should you happen to lose your phone somehow.  With a pre-paid SIM card in hand, a new Google account, BitDefender installed and a laundry  [Read More…]

Sharp reveals the best mobile camera module with image stabilization we have ever seen

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Last week Sharp introduced a new camera module with optical image stabilization that features the industry’s thinnest profile (5.47 mm). The module is able to capture images up to 12.1-Megapixel, features a 1/3.2-type CMOS sensor, and can record full 1080p HD video. The real star of the show here is the optical image stabilization.

Sharp’s new camera module uses a lens-shift system to control the lens inside the module, which helps it  [Read More…]

Googler speaks of mobile security, says anti-virus companies are playing with your fears

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Android is currently the most popular mobile operating system in the planet. With over 200 million devices activated, and over 550,000 added daily, Android is taking over the world. This also raises a concern, though, as developers of malicious software often target platforms with the most exposure. No one will write a malicious app for Symbian, for example, when they can target more people on Android, iOS or Blackberry.

Android users  [Read More…]

Samsung Mobile announces the Samsung Illusion with Verizon Wireless

Samsung Illusion

We’ve spotted the Samsung Illusion a few times in the past but Verizon has now fully unveiled the device for all. Pulling in to the entry level market, the specs for the Samsung Illusion aren’t mind blowing but not bad either especially as a starter device.

Android 2.3 3.5-inch HVGA TFT display 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor TouchWiz 3MP rear camera 512MB RAM 2GB ROM MicroSD card slot up to 32GB Mobile Hotspot  [Read More…]

The most vulnerable mobile devices of 2011, Is your Android phone part of the “dirty dozen?”

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Is your Android device vulnerable to a security risk? Bit9 has released their annual report for the most vulnerable mobile devices and the news is not good for many Android owners. As many of us already know, there are a ton of Android devices out there that no longer receive software updates, which means “security vulnerabilities are not being maintained, bugs are not being patched, and loopholes in your system are being  [Read More…]

Android App Mini Review: Mobile Checkbook

Mobile Checkbook Android Central Guest review by Kerri Neill

Mobile Checkbook, a hugely popular personal accounting application on the BlackBerry platform, is now available for Android devices. Mobile Checkbook allows the user to quickly enter in both deposits and withdrawals while maintaining an accurate bank balance on the go.

Mobile Checkbook allows you to ditch that paper transaction register and record their transactions as they occur. You can also transfer  [Read More…]

ShopSavvy takes on Craigslist, adds mobile wallet and marketplace for selling your stuff

ShopSavvy was one of the first “wow” apps on Android thanks to its ability to scan a barcode and provide a quick price comparison between local and online retailers. The app has since faced pressure from several competing companies, including Google, but the latest version really pushes the company’s strength in the buying and selling process.

Yes, buying and selling. ShopSavvy 5 now supports  [Read More…]

Mobile anti-virus app makers are “charlatans and scammers” says Google employee

Chris DiBona is no fan of mobile anti-virus software, and he’s not afraid to say it. DiBona took to Google+ to decry companies who, as he believes, stoke fear and misinformation about mobile device “virus” threats in order to sell software.

“Yes, virus companies are playing on your fears to try to sell you bs protection software for Android, RIM and IOS,” DiBona wrote  [Read More…]

Vscreens from Sony Ericsson brings your mobile photos to bigger screens

Android Central

An interesting new application hit the Android Market today from Sony Ericsson which allows you to easily share content from your Android smartphone to a bigger screen via a web browser.

Called vscreens, the app is currently in beta but despite being a Sony Ericsson product, they claim it should work with all Android smartphones running 2.1 and above.

The idea is relatively simple. Download the free app from  [Read More…]

Adobe product manager says Apple is one of the top reasons they abandoned Flash Player mobile

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The end of development for Flash Player mobile has been a hot topic these past couple days. Adobe announced that HTML5 was the future of mobile media, and that the company needed to put their efforts into that and Air. But is that the only reason?

Adobe product manager Mike Chambers took to his personal blog today to lay out the reasoning behind the move way from Flash Player for mobile  [Read More…]