OnePlus has addressed its Indian users regarding the recent announcement that Cyanogen has made a deal with Indian handset manufacturer Micromax. The deal gives exclusive rights to Cyanogen’s software to Micromax in India, leaving out the OnePlus One, which is powered by Cyanogen. Naturally, OnePlus expressed disappointment in the deal.
Need more data for that new Droid Turbo? Verizon has just announced that it is upping data allotment on its midrange More Everything plans for a limited time. $ 80 will now score you 10GB of data per month, while $ 100 will net you 15GB. Perhaps even better, the deal isn’t limited to new customers; existing More Everything customers can get in on the action too.
After it was reported that a list containing as many as 5 million usernames and passwords from Google’s Gmail users was leaked online, Google is responding by saying that its servers would have blocked suspicious log-in attempts. Noting that only 2 percent of the password and username combos would work, Google says it has protected affected accounts.
There’s been some hubbub in the past few hours over the Moto 360 not having the size battery it claimed — iFixit’s teardown showed 300 mAh versus 320 mAh claimed on the spec sheet. Perhaps not a huge difference, but every little bit of juice counts in a smartwatch, particularly since the 360 has proven to be a little finicky.
Motorola has responded to inquiries about the matter, and they gave a statement to ComputerWorld.
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In the past couple of days China’s Xiaomi has been at the front of some privacy concerns. We didn’t really get into it on AC because it’s centered around devices that we aren’t seeing any time soon in the west, but for anyone who is worried Hugo Barra has issued a response to said concerns.
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…]
This week the Google Wallet team was surprised when two different vulnerabilities were discovered. One hack revealed a user’s PIN number on a rooted phone and the other allowed anyone to reset the PIN and gain access to funds on a Google Wallet prepaid card.
Google quickly responded to the first hack by saying users should not use Google Wallet on a rooted device, and late last night they also responded [Read More…]
The popular Android app Vlingo has come under a bit of fire the past several days, as it seems the application is sending a bit more data than they explain in their privacy agreement. The folks over at Android Pit found some things that raised a few eyebrows, so we reached out to Vlingo to see what was what, and if we need to worry. We spent some time talking to product [Read More…]
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The FCC chariman today recommended the $ 39 billion merger of AT&T and T-Mobile be sent for an official review by an administrative law judge. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski suggested this course of action to fellow commissioners, citing that the FCC found the deal “would significantly diminish competition and lead to massive job losses.” Genachowski’s order still requires the approval of a majority of the commissioners, and if [Read More…]