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Google implementing native video chat tech into Chrome

June 22nd, 2011

Google has started to build its open-source WebRTC software into its Chrome web browser, according to CNET. WebRTC was introduced in May as a new open tech that allows developers to create quick HTML and Javascript APIs for building voice and video chat applications on the web. With WebRTC built into Chrome, users would presumably …

BlackBerry vulnerability exposed at Pwn2Own; no fix in sight

March 17th, 2011

In light of a WebKit vulnerability discovered at this year’s Pwn2Own conference in Vancouver, Research In Motion has issued a bulletin for its most security conscious customers. Affecting handsets running BlackBerry Device Software version 6.0 or higher, the exploit could allow an attacker to gain access to data stored on the media card or in the media …

iOS, BlackBerry OS fall at Pwn2Own

March 11th, 2011

Add Apple’s iOS and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry OS to the list of victims at this year’s Pwn2Own challenge. Conference veteran Charlie Miller, along with Dion Blazakis, deployed an exploit to iOS 4.2.1 through a vulnerability in Safari. By navigating to a custom-made webpage, the duo were able to execute remote code and gain access …

BlackBerry OS 6 for BlackBerry Bold 9700 video walkthrough

August 20th, 2010

We have been working this one for a while, and we finally got BlackBerry OS 6 for our BlackBerry 9700. Here’s a short walkthrough video we put together. Comparing BlackBerry 6 on the 9700 to BlackBerry 6 on the 9800, we feel that the 9700 runs it better. It is less complicated to use, more …

RIM blog post gives you advanced look at BlackBerry 6 WebKit browser

August 4th, 2010

A freshly minted post on the official BlackBerry Blog is giving all those interested a more in-depth look at the redesigned BlackBerry 6 browser. As you may or may not have heard, the new BlackBerry browser is based on the WebKit rendering engine and should dramatically improve the browsing experience on BB6 equipped devices. Images and descriptions of the …

New BlackBerry Bold 9800 pics leak out

May 23rd, 2010

Can’t get enough BlackBerry slider action? Well today’s your lucky day, as a bunch of new images of the handset have leaped out by way of TheBerryFix. Showing off what looks to be a late prototype / early production model, the images give us a pretty good glimpse of not only the handset itself, but …

BlackBerry webkit browser demoed at MWC, did we see Flash?

February 16th, 2010

Today, RIM co-CEO, Mike Lazaridis, and Director of Developer Relations, Mike Kirkup, gave us a little taste of what the future of browsing on a BlackBerry will look like…and it’s much better. While the UI is familiar, the rendering accuracy is what really shines through. The browser, which uses the WebKit rendering engine, fully supports …

Oh hai, Google Phone: Nexus 1

December 12th, 2009

Here’s what we know: we’ve been told the Google Nexus 1 (yes, the Google phone Arrington nailed) will be sold by Google online directly. But that’s also the “first retail channel” and it will be sold by a carrier/s. Apparently the Wall Street Journal is running a story tomorrow saying what we just told you. …

Android 2.0 screenshot walkthrough

October 16th, 2009

We hope you Android lovers out there are sitting down, because we’re about to knock your socks off. Android 2.0 hasn’t been released, announced, or even pictured. Until now. And we’re doing it like we’re doing it for TV — major screenshots and major information right here, just for you, our beloved readers. Android 2.0 …