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OS X Lion security flaw allows anyone to change your password

September 19th, 2011

Security blog Defense in Depth has found a glaring security flaw in OS X Lion that enables hackers to change the password of any user on a machine running Lion. “[While] non-root users are unable to access the shadow files directly, Lion actually provides non-root users the ability to still view password hash data,” Patrick …

HTC Sensation and EVO 3D revealed to be spying on users [updated]

September 1st, 2011

First Apple, Google and Microsoft were accused of tracking user locations and now it appears HTC’s Sensation and EVO 3D smartphones are spying on their owners. According to user TrevE from InfectedROM, a recent Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update from HTC added a little something special to the source code of Carrier IQ (CIQ), an Android …

Motorola DROID X2 user guide hits the web

May 17th, 2011

The Motorola DROID X2 is definitely taking a page from the DROID Incredible 2’s playbook. That is: we know almost everything about this phone although Verizon Wireless has yet to officially announce it. Bearing that in mind, it should come as no surprise that the DROID X2’s user guide has hit Motorola’s official website. The guide …

HTC Merge gets rubber-stamped by FCC

March 3rd, 2011

It looks like the recently announced HTC Merge has been given the U.S. government’s stamp of approval. Spotted at the FCC, the HTC handset has been long rumored to hit Verizon Wireless’ lineup. The extended lag time between the device’s discovery and unveiling — along with the deafening silence in between — led many to …

Facebook Connect: 250 million monthly users, adding 10,000 sites every day

December 8th, 2010

At the Le Web conference in Paris France, Facebook’s platform chief, Ethan Beard, told technology blog TechCrunch that his company’s Facebook Connect service now has 250 million users making monthly connections via third-party sites. Mr. Beard went on to note that 100 million of those users began using the Connect service within the past year and …

User guide for Sprint's Samsung Transform leaks, stock Android coming to Sprint?

October 5th, 2010

It looks like Sprint will be releasing another full-QWERTY Android handset from Samsung. Courtesy of a leaked user guide, we see the Samsung Transform, a mid-range Android 2.2 device with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-SD card slot, 3 megapixel camera, and — perhaps most notably — stock Android. The handset gets its name from a dedicated “Sprint ID” softkey …

Sprint Samsung Epic 4G user guide live

August 27th, 2010

If you’re thinking about picking up an Epic 4G from Sprint on the 31st, and want to know exactly what you’re getting into, Samsung has got you covered. The company was kind enough to post the user guide for the unreleased handset on its website late yesterday. There aren’t really any surprises in the document, …

Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 user manual outed by FCC

August 25th, 2010

Thanks to the FCC, the user manual for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 has hit the interwebs. The device, which was first announced back in June, packs a 3″ HVGA display, 3.2 megapixel camera, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, 128 MB of internal memory, 600 MHz processor, and Android 1.6 with SE’s UX UI. The device has the 850 MHz …

User reviews go live on Verizon's website

April 21st, 2009

It seems that Big Red has finally opened up the user handset review feature we scooped about a month ago. This new feature gives users the ability to rate handsets on a five star scale based on ease of use, display, design, features and battery life. In addition, there is space to list some pros, …

Apple patent application includes mock-up of a jailbroken iPhone

March 28th, 2009

Apple’s recent patent application covering biometric and other embedded authentication systems has caused quite a stir as one of the included images is a mock-up of a jailbroken phone. Considering that Apple is trying to use copyright infringement and the DMCA to hinder jailbreaking, it is unusual to see such an image in an official …