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Google Wallet prepaid service re-enabled after security fix

February 15th, 2012

Last week, two exploits concerning Google Wallet left users questioning the service’s security. One of the exploits allowed hackers to bypass PIN protection, but it was only present on rooted devices. A second exploit, however, did not require a handset to be rooted, leaving all Google Wallet users exposed. The company maintained that the service was secure …

Another Nokia Lumia 800 battery update coming in two weeks

January 19th, 2012

Nokia said on Twitter Wednesday that a second software update will roll out to Lumia 800 devices over the next two weeks. It is largely expected that the update will help fix the poor battery life that has plagued some, but not all, Lumia 800 users. Nokia has already addressed the battery issue, which limits …

HTC CEO: We already have workaround for infringed Apple patent

December 21st, 2011

HTC’s chief executive officer Peter Chou recently said his company has already developed a solution to dodge an ITC injunction, which was issued after a ruling that found HTC guilty of infringing two of Apple’s patents. “It’s actually quite rarely used,” Chou said of the feature that violates Apple’s patents, suggesting that the company isn’t …

Nokia to issue Lumia 800 battery fix early next year

December 19th, 2011

Nokia’s European support team has issued an official statement to those who have a Lumia 800 with poor battery life. “We immediately started to investigate these reports and can now confirm that while the battery itself is fine, a software problem on certain variants is limiting the phone’s ability to access the full battery capacity,” …

Galaxy Nexus signal strength bug confirmed by Verizon

December 19th, 2011

Verizon Wireless on Monday confirmed that it is working on a software fix that will address what it refers to as a “signal strength issue” present in its just-released Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. “The signal strength issue is currently being investigated,” a Verizon Wireless support representative posted on a company Twitter account. “We don’t have …

iPhone owners report even worse battery life with iOS 5.0.1

November 11th, 2011

Apple on Thursday released an update to iOS 5 that addressed issues many users were having with poor battery performance. The Cupertino, California-based company had been testing the solution for some time, even uncharacteristically reaching out to affected end-users and having them install the potential fix to test its effectiveness. Despite Apple’s determination that iOS …

iPhone 4S ships with Siri-related security threat

October 20th, 2011

Siri, secure yourself. If only that command worked; as it turns out, the popular virtual assistant feature on the iPhone 4S that allows users to schedule appointments, search the web, check the weather and more, may be a security threat to users who want to keep private information away from prying eyes — and ears. …

How to make Apple's OS X Lion less horrible

August 10th, 2011

Apple made Lion, its eighth major OS X release, available to Mac computer users on July 20th, and the Cupertino-based tech giant noted in the first sentence of its press release that Lion includes “more than 250 new features.” Unfortunately for a seemingly large group of users — this editor included — the only new …

Gingerbread rolling out to T-Mobile G2x now

July 27th, 2011

T-Mobile has officially announced that it is now pushing out Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) to its LG G2x customers. The update includes the following enhancements: Improved battery life Improved front-facing camera operation when using Qik record and share Improved disabling Car Home Helps address unexpected reboots. T-Mobile confirmed the update is rolling out over the air …