Tag Archive: Systems


Allo’s end-to-end encryption will be powered by Open Whisper Systems Signal Protocol

The end-to-end encryption that will be found in Google’s upcoming messaging app Allo will be powered by Open Whisper Systems Signal Protocol. Conversations that are held in Incognito mode will be fully encrypted, and disappear once you exit Incognito.

Very little was said during the original announcement about how the end-to-end encryption would work, or who Google partnered with to provide the security. From Open Whisper Systems announcement:

We’re excited to partner with Google on the private  [Read More…]

Tune into Amazon Prime Music on Denon HEOS wireless sound systems

You can now tune into your favorite tracks on Amazon Prime Music using your Denon HEOS wireless sound system. The two companies have partnered up to offer the music streaming service on said speakers via the official HEOS app on iOS, Android and Amazon Fire hardware. You’ll be able to access more than a million songs, as well as curated playlists and enjoy a great-sounding experience from the palm of their hand.

  [Read More…]

Open Whisper Systems finally launches secure messaging app Signal for Android

Open Whisper Systems, the team behind the likes of Redphone and TextSecure, has released a new secure messaging app for Android. Called Signal, the app has finally made the jump to Android after being available for iOS for a number of months. Should you be a fan of the older apps aforementioned, you’ll enjoy Signal, which is essentially a combination of the two.

[Read More…]

Skully Systems taking pre-orders for Android-based motorcycle helmet

Skully Systems has started taking pre-orders, via Indigogo, for its Android-based motorcycle helmet, the Skully AR-1, with prices starting at a steep $ 1,399.

HP’s webOS joins Android in the land of open-source operating systems

webOS

Android just got a new friend in the open-source playground. HP today announced that the beloved-but-floundering mobile operating system will released to the open-source community.

“HP plans to continue to be active in the development and suppport of webOS,” the company said. Like the core Android OS, webOS will be made available under an open-source license.

Exactly what that means in regards to webOS as a competitor to Android? We’ll  [Read More…]

Motorola Droid 4 appears again, this time in Verizon internal systems

Motorola Droid 4

The Motorola Droid 4 has already been spotted in all its glory but there isn’t a whole lot of info out there when it comes to a release date. Its been speculated that it would be a while yet before you can head on down to a retail location and pick one up given the Motorola Droid 3 hasn’t been out all that long but we’re not so sure about that.

  [Read More…]

Motorola Droid RAZR in Verizon systems, reminds us that it will be awesome

Droid RAZR

With all the Galaxy Nexus talk, it’s easy to forget that the Motorola Droid RAZR (check out our hands-on) will go up for pre-orders in just a few days.  Verizon hasn’t forgotten, and the RAZR is sitting pretty in the equipment infocenter so that everyone at Big Red can be ready to answer your questions about this new Motobeast.  With great specs (dual-core 1.2GHz CPU, 1GB RAM, Gorilla Glass and Super AMOLED  [Read More…]

Galaxy Nexus shows up in Verizon, Best Buy systems

nexus-prime-first-look-630

With the continuing hype of the Galaxy Nexus (Nexus Prime), more details and leaks have started to flood the internet. We now have another announcement date in Hong Kong set for October 19, the Ice Cream Sandwich statue is up, and the next Nexus device is now showing up in retail systems.

Our friends at Droid-Life received a couple treats from some ninjas at Verizon and Best Buy. These companies seem to  [Read More…]

Video: Samsung’s ChatON universal messaging app to support all operating systems

ChatON

Everybody knows that Blackberry messenger stands among the best messaging services around, but it does lack many features. The fact is that almost nobody wants one of RIM’s devices anymore. Even if Blackberry did upgrade its messenger, the service is very fragmented, as it’s available only for the Blackberry OS. While there are many messenger apps available for Android, none of them seem as full-featured as Samsung‘s next messaging app.

What  [Read More…]

Android Tablets Not Even Selling as Well as These Forgotten Game Systems?

Remember Panasonic’s 3DO game system back in the mid ’90s? Not surprised if you don’t; it failed miserably and was discontinued after three years, despite being packed with promise and cutting-edge technology. But the three-year sales record of this flop have thus far still managed to handily beat that of Android tablets — all of them. Combined.

Marco Arment, developer of popular read-it-later app (and service) Instapaper, threw together the  [Read More…]