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The NSA & Comp Can Remotely Access Your PC Even When Turned Off or Offline

The NSA & Comp Can Remotely Access Your PC Even When Turned Off or Offline I bet you did not know that, but the NSA and/or any other Government agency can get remote access over your computer, even when turned off. How about that? By remote access I mean that your privacy is zero, even if you're not connected to the internet or you have your hard drive encrypted. It doesn't matter. The Intel Core vPro CPU comes with a backdoor built in, as it contains a secret 3G chip that basically allows a third party to acc...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Hits the World, Launched Simultaneously in Over 58 Countries

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Hits the World, Launched Simultaneously in Over 58 Countries Great news for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 fans everywhere because today Samsung launched its long expected phablet, the Note 3, worldwide, in over 58 countries. The Note 3 is going to be shipped today, unlocked, and it is expected to be available in the mobile carriers offer in the days to come.  This latest gizmo in the Samsung's phablet line-up will be available in 58 countries initially and by the end of the year another 82 countries wi...

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You Should Avoid the Fake Grand Theft Auto 5 Android App as It May Contain Malware

You Should Avoid the Fake Grand Theft Auto 5 Android App as It May Contain Malware If you're an Android user, fair warning : you should avoid downloading and installing the Grand Theft Auto 5 app as it may be very dangerous for your device. That, of course, if you're not 100% absolutely sure that this is the "real thing", so pay extra attention folks. You must be aware that there may be thousands of Rockstar's iFruit app imitations on Google Play Store and they are all containing malware. This strategy of hijacking legit...

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Oppo N1 Launched Officially in Beijing, China

Oppo N1 Launched Officially in Beijing, China Yesterday, in Beijing, Oppo has made an official announcement about the release of their latest high-end smartphone, the Oppo N1, which comes as the result of the collaboration between the Chinese manufacturer and Cyanogen, a company known for designing Android-based software. The N1 flagship stands at 170.7 x 82.6 x 9 mm and has a reasonable weight of 213grams (given its size, you can’t really argue about it). The phablet is home for a la...

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The New LG Vu 3 is Finally Here, Sports a 4:3 Screen and Snapdragon 800 SoC

The New LG Vu 3 is Finally Here, Sports a 4:3 Screen and Snapdragon 800 SoC LG has just made an official announcement regarding its latest and greatest phablet, and if some of you have been expecting a successor for the Optimus Vu series, you’ll be a little surprised, as the new member of the Vu family isn’t an “Optimus” anymore, being simply the LG Vu 3. The new smartphone made by the Koreans doesn’t really resemble with its two older Vu brothers, as its body has rounded corners instead of angular ones, b...

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How to Turn Your Android Smartphone Into a Microscope With The Microphone Lens

How to Turn Your Android Smartphone Into a Microscope With The Microphone Lens I don't know about you, but I think that turning your Android running smartphone into a microscope is the coolest idea ever and now it can become reality, thanks to the Microphone Lens. I love to take macro pictures of insects and stuff, especially with a nice auto-focus camera (I always use my smartphone, I never owned a dedicated camera), and check out the fine details; the possibility of taking snapshots of viruses and bacterias is mind...

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Nokia Still Working on the Mountain View Android Prototype

Nokia Still Working on the Mountain View Android Prototype After the last week article from the New York Times, in which Nokia was revealed to be working on an Android device(the Mountain View project), as an alternative to their Microsoft running line of Lumia smartphones, now we just found out that Nokia didn't completely dropped the Android project, even if Microsoft's acquisition of their mobile business is imminent. As you probably know, Microsoft is about to buy Nokia's mobile phone business v...

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Free QuickOffice for Android Users plus 10 GB of Drive Storage

Free QuickOffice for Android Users plus 10 GB of Drive Storage Good news for Android users out there, because today Google announced in a blog post that you can now freely download QuickOffice for Android and iOS. This means, of course, that you can view and edit Microsoft Office documents, presentations, spreadsheets etc instantly, without having to pay for it. And that's as cool as it gets! The free QuickOffice for Android can be easily downloaded directly from Google Play store or, if you're on ...

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Firefox for Android Gets a Cool Update : NFC, WebRTC and More!

Firefox for Android Gets a Cool Update : NFC, WebRTC and More! Firefox has released an update for Android, I’m talking about version 24, which deserves to be warmly welcomed, as it brings some major improvements and will surely make some people reconsider their browser if they’re using something else on their Android devices and hear about what this new baby has to offer. The most significant enhancement is the support added for WebRTC (Real Time Communications), which means that users are enabled t...

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The Nexus 5 Spotted in a Bar, Launching Date Rumored to be October 14

The Nexus 5 Spotted in a Bar, Launching Date Rumored to be October 14 A few days ago, in a bar, an employee from Google left unattended a device which hasn’t been announced yet and appears to be the heir to the Nexus throne, the 5th one from the series, to be more precise. A barkeeper took advantage of those moments and, besides taking a peek, he took some pictures and recorded a few clips of it, revealing that the next Nexus wears the LG logo and looks very similar to the smartphone seen in a promotional vid...

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Android WebView Vulnerability Reported by AVG Expert

Android WebView Vulnerability Reported by AVG Expert The well known web security company AVG recently announced their latest discovery : a critical vulnerability in Android's WebView that may allow a hacker to install malware on your droid device. WebView is an essential feature in Android (or iOS for that matter) that enables your apps to display your content from the online resources and also makes it easy for your smart device to perform network requests, like parsing/rendering data. A...

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In the Future, Nymi Will Use Your Own Pulse as a Password

In the Future, Nymi Will Use Your Own Pulse as a Password A little known company named Bionym just invented a new way to secure your personal data using a wristband called Nymi, a method which could make passwords, credit cards or pin numbers obsolete. The new identification method is called "pulse passwords" and it uses your heartbeat in order to create a unique bio-password for all your needs. Every person has an unique heart beat rhythm, just like fingerprints are unique, and in the near futur...

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According to Security Experts, Google Knows Your Wi-Fi Password

According to Security Experts, Google Knows Your Wi-Fi Password Guess what, according to many security experts, Google already knows your Wi-Fi password. This is another scandal waiting to happen, as Android users are discovering one disturbing fact : when you're configuring your Google account on your new Android running smartphone/tablet, you may well discover that Google magically knows all the Wi-Fi passwords you have used in the past on different Android devices. This actuallly happened 2 years ag...

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Android Firefox Zero Day Exploit on Sale by Russian Hacker

Android Firefox Zero Day Exploit on Sale by Russian Hacker A Russian black-hat hacker that goes under the name of "fil9" just created a Zero Day exploit for Android Firefox and more than that, he let it go out in the wild, by putting it on sale in an Open Exploit market. According to its creator, this Zero Day vulnerability in the Firefox for droids works for the 23-24-26 (Nightly) versions of the browser. The add on the Open Exploit market was observed by a Malwarebytes employee, a malware int...

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Nokia Was Working on a Lumia Android Smartphone Before Selling to Microsoft

Nokia Was Working on a Lumia Android Smartphone Before Selling to Microsoft If you're an Android fan, this may be shocking to you, but as I already suspected a long time ago, Nokia really intended to launch an Android running smartphone, before selling its mobile business to Microsoft. There were rumors and speculation since 2012 that Nokia is considering an Android device, now we know for a fact that it was a reality. But sadly, after Nokia's acquisition by Microsoft, it will never happen. According to the NY ...

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Samsung’s CEO Announces 64-bit Capable Android Smartphones in the Future

Samsung’s CEO Announces 64-bit Capable Android Smartphones in the Future After Apple announced the iPhone 5s which comes with a brand-new 64-bit  A7 CPU, Samsung's CEO JK Shin told  the Korean newspapers that his company too will include in its future handsets a blazing fast 64-bit capable processor. Of course, what else can be expected from Samsung but to follow the example of an American company? Just kidding, maybe. In an interview for Korea Times, Mr. Shin who is the co-CEO of Samsung, stated that their n...

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Can we really trust Google?

Can we really trust Google? When I'm asked if I trust Google, I have to say that trust doesn't come by default, it has to be earned first. In the beginning, we all trusted the good ol' Google with our private data, because they promised they will keep it secure. Fair warning, it's not only Google in this position, but they are THE tech company, the giant, the alpha and omega, they should set the standard in my opinion. After Edward Snowden showed up with the document...

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Motorola DROID 5 Photos Leaked, Featuring Hardware QWERTY Keyboard

Motorola DROID 5 Photos Leaked, Featuring Hardware QWERTY Keyboard Motorola Droid 5 Photos and specs were leaked today, revealing its full QWERTY keyboard and the 4.3 inches wide 720p screen. Good news for those of you who still enjoy the benefits of using a physical QWERTY in these times, when touchscreens and virtual keyboards are ruling the smartphone world. Remember the Motorola DROID 4, that was released in last year’s February ? If you liked it, you’re in for a treat, as it might receive an u...

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Seagate Unveils 5mm Thick 500 GB Hard Disk For Tablets

Seagate Unveils 5mm Thick 500 GB Hard Disk For Tablets Seagate just announced its latest hard disk model, a 5mm ultra thin  500 GB unit designed especially for tablets. The idea behind this super hard disk is to be a viable alternative for the flash drives. Seagate claims that their product offers the same reliability, performance and power efficiency as a flash memory, with the obvious advantage of increased storage capacity. This idea may look weird, in an era when Google tries to convin...

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NSA Can Tap Into Your Android Smartphone Anytime They Want

NSA Can Tap Into Your Android Smartphone Anytime They Want A new top secret document leaked by Edward Snowden  in the huge NSA privacy scandal now reveals another astounding fact : if you're a smartphone user, running on Android, iOS or BlackBerry OS, your private data can be tapped by the NSA at any time. The German newspaper Der Spiegel published the document which proves that the National Security Agency is perfectly capable of accessing your sensitive data on your smartphone, regardless of yo...

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Toq, The Smartwatch From Qualcomm

Toq, The Smartwatch From Qualcomm Even if Samsung stole the show at IFA 2013 with its Galaxy Gear, I bet you did not know that Qualcomm is preparing its own smartwatch, called Toq. Pretty cool name, huh? Well, Toq is a touchscreen smartwatch and it's designed to be used together with an Android running device, like a smartphone or a tablet. One of the main selling points of the Toq smartwatch is its high-tech Mirasol display, Qualcomm's in house project, a screen which use...

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Hesperbot, The New Banking Trojan Infects Android Smartphones

Hesperbot, The New Banking Trojan Infects Android Smartphones ESET, the company behind the well known NOD32 anti-virus software, just announced their latest discovery : Hesperbot, a new and very effective banking trojan, that targets people who use online banking in order to gain access to their accounts. The nasty part about this new malware is its design, which is able to circumvent the mobile multi factor authentication systems. Hesperbot is detected as Win32/Spy.Hesperbot and its source code l...

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Lenovo Vibe X Showcased at IFA 2013

Lenovo Vibe X Showcased at IFA 2013 Even if Samsung and Sony stole the show at IFA 2013 with their long expected flag ships,  Lenovo also announced their ultra-thin Vibe X smart phone. The Lenovo Vibe X is a very sleek and elegant droid, just 6.9 mm thin, weighing a mere 120 grams and sporting an impressive 5 inches wide touchscreen, with full HD 1080 resolution. Vibe X is one of the most compact devices you will find on the market and is the successor of the K900, combinin...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1 Revealed at IFA 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1 Revealed at IFA 2013 At last, we have the official announcement from Samsung about the long expected and mega-rumored Galaxy Note 3. The phablet was released at IFA 2013 in Berlin and one of its hottest features is the 4K video recording capability at 30 frames per second.  As we all expected, the Note 3 comes with a 5.7 inches wide Super AMOLED display, full HD, it features a quad core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, 3 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of internal sto...

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Have a Break, Have a KitKat with Android Flavor

Have a Break, Have a KitKat with Android Flavor After the recent launching of the Android 4.3 JellyBean back in July, which proved to be actually just a minor update, now we have great news for all droid users out there: enters Android 4.4 KitKat, the next iteration of the most popular mobile operating system in the world. Everybody thought that the next version of the Android OS will be 5.0 Key Lime Pie, there were countless rumors about the issue. But Google surprised us all today, wh...

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Here Comes a Prototype Picture of the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch

Here Comes a Prototype Picture of the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Samsung is preparing to reveal its Galaxy Gear smartwatch these days, on Wednedsay, September 4, to be more precise, at the pre-IFA media event that takes place in Berlin. Ever since the word got out about such a device coming from Samsung, everybody’s been speculating about how is it going to look and about its list of specifications. Well, when it comes to design, the curtain has been partially pulled, as a developer allow...

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Liquid S2, the first Smartphone Capable of Recording 4K Video Announced by Acer

Liquid S2, the first Smartphone Capable of Recording 4K Video Announced by Acer The Acer Liquid S2 was announced officially today by the Taiwanese company and it will be presented at IFA 2013. This Android running smartphone stands out from the crowd with its 4k video recording capability, being the first device of this kind. The 4K means that the Liquid S2 is capable of recording video clips in a massive 3,840 pixels x 2,160  pixels resolution, almost twice the resolution of 1080p HD. Along with this huge resolut...

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Google, Facebook and Twitter are “Snooping” Through Your Private Emails Test Finds

Google, Facebook and Twitter are “Snooping” Through Your Private Emails Test Finds According to a confidentiality test result performed by High Tech Bridge, big corporations like Google, Facebook or Twitter failed to understand that Internet users are not very happy with their private emails being intercepted and scanned. High Tech Bridge is a cyber security company based in Switzerland and decided to test the confidentiality for 50 of the biggest names in the IT world. From those 50, 6 failed the test, among these, gues...

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