Is Apple losing its touch? Major security hole allowed hackers to easily reset passwords to Apple accounts using iForgot
There was a time when Apple products were popularly recognized as being secure. Or at least more secure than the competition. For example, for the longest time Mac OS X was synonymous with “doesn’t get viruses” (which, of course, has never been true — malware makers just never targeted Macs [...]Read More »
Internet-wide scan reveals millions of devices are exploitable due to use of default passwords like “admin” or “root”
A researcher, who has chosen to remain anonymous, has performed an internet-wide scan to determine the security level of gadgets like printers, webcams, and set-top boxes all across the world.
The scan was done by using the researcher’s custom-written code to send out more than 4 trillion messages. To put [...]Read More »
The next version of Google’s Android storefront, Google Play, has been leaked in a recent video walkthrough by Droid Life. The version number is listed as 4.0.16 and while not all parts of the store are functioning just yet, it’s a pretty good glimpse of what you’ll probably be [...]Read More »
Recognize that fellow up there? That’s Guy Kawasaki, formerly of Apple but now at Google’s Motorola division. If that picture he posted on Google+ seems completely unrelated and harmless to you, hold on. There is reportedly more to it.
The Porsche video he linked in the post is an exclusive [...]Read More »
Shortly after CES 2013, Sony released a video of one of their engineers assembling some of their hottest gadgets in only 5 minutes.
Now it’s upcoming Xperia Tablet Z, which is due in May, is getting its own video — but this time of the teardown variety. Normally you’d see [...]Read More »
Google Chrome’s latest Experiment might just be the most entertaining one yet. “World Wide Maze” allows you to turn any website of your choosing into a 3D Marble Madness-esque game with your computer’s monitor as your main screen and your phone as a tilt controller.
To set this up, all [...]Read More »
In one of the more bizarre interviews lately, an interviewer gets his phone tossed out by none other than Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. Why? Well, it was an iPhone of course. And I’m sure the Nokia head was thinking at the time that hating on Apple would be the “cool” [...]Read More »
Google Glass? That’s old news! If a recent report from The Financial Times is to be believed, Google Glass isn’t the only piece of wearable tech the folks at Mountain View have cooking — it looks like Google isn’t going to let Apple and Samsung have all the smart watch [...]Read More »
Last month, reports surfaced about a bug in iOS 6.1 that would allow anyone to bypass your passcode lock and gain access to your phone. After more than a month’s time, Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 to address the issue. The problem is, while they did fix the security bug, [...]Read More »
Is Microsoft serious? They just released an ad bashing Galaxy S III. You know, the outdated model. [Video]
If you follow tech blogs, you may have read about Microsoft’s recent failed marketing attempts to promote its products such as Surface Pro and Outlook.com. Ready to add another dumb Microsoft advertisement to the list? Look no further than the following ad which compares Nokia Lumia 920 to… Samsung Galaxy [...]Read More »
The United States has legal elbow room for American companies to pay “grease the wheel” type bribes to government officials in other countries. In other words, it is OK for American companies to pay bribes if a) bribes are a part of the culture in the country and b) if [...]Read More »
A handful of banks in South Korea have reportedly experienced serious network outages due to a malware attack.
The KBS and MBC networks said that all their computers shut down at 2pm local time, although this did not disrupt or damage their daily TV broadcasts. News channel YTN reported that [...]Read More »
Two days ago a mysterious unannounced Google service called Keep went live for a short period of time before being disappearing again. Many of us took it as a sign that an official reveal was just around the corner and it turns out we were right — Google has officially [...]Read More »
Disappointed by Samsung’s Galaxy S4? Looking for a more pure Google experience perhaps? Well, if this anonymous source that sent in a scoop to Android and Me isn’t messing with us, we might be looking at Google’s next Nexus phone.
The source claims to work for Google and says that [...]Read More »
Google has just a dropped a bombshell on the Internet. No, I’m not talking about how they’re shutting down Google Reader this July — that’s old news. Rather, the company, in a move that Internet users the world have to wonder why it took so long, has added an animated [...]Read More »
EA’s online video game service Origin is exploitable by bug that lets attackers remotely run malicious code
Video game publisher Electronic Arts recently put out one of the bigger releases of the year in SimCity. The game was plagued with launch woes and continuous server issues as it required an online connection to EA’s Origin service to function. It turns out that’s not the end of the [...]Read More »
Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, has quite fittingly, tweeted that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Twitter a patent on — wait for it — Twitter itself.
If you want to get into all the nitty gritty details of the patent, you can find the USPTO page here. [...]Read More »
HTC One delayed because suppliers feel HTC “is no longer a tier-one customer”, HTC CEO to resign if phone is not a hit
HTC’s 2013 flagship phone was originally supposed to be available in mid-March. It was supposed to be available right now, actually. But then the phone was delayed to March 29th or early April, depending no the market. Now, thanks to a report from The Wall Street Journal, we’re finding [...]Read More »
While we’re probably not going to get any official confirmation from Apple about their smart watch project until they actually announce it, Samsung isn’t shy about commenting on their future plans with wearable tech. According to a report by Bloomberg, the company’s mobile executive VP Lee Young Hee had this [...]Read More »
Comedy website Funny or Die has made their very own Steve Jobs biopic, titled “iSteve.” Starring Justin Long, famous for his stint as a Mac during Apple’s “Get a Mac” ad campaign, the movie looks to be a more lighthearted and less serious look at Steve Jobs’ life.
The movie [...]Read More »
Google is going to combine Gtalk, Gmail Chat, Google Voice, Google Hangouts, etc. into one chat platform called ‘Babble’ [Rumor]
There are currently a lot of ways you can chat with your friends on Google’s services. There is of course chat in Gmail, Google Talk, Google Hangouts, and a quite useful chatting functionality built into Google Drive as well. Plus there is Google Voice and a bunch of others. With [...]Read More »
There are many people that were disappointed with how the Galaxy S 4 turned out — some were even pleased about them “not innovating” with the design. But whatever your opinion is of the device, there’s one thing that no one can deny Samsung has done here: They’ve built a [...]Read More »
We’ve seen some cool things here on dotTech, such as cloning clones, coffee with portraits, and DNA being used as a data storage mechanism. However, if I were to pick the coolest of them all, I’d have to say bring a dead frog to life tops the list. And that [...]Read More »
Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, and Note II will get Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and Galaxy S II and Note will get Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean [Rumor]
One of the biggest problems plaguing Android users is the lack of timely Android updates. Indeed, Android 4.x (Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean) has been out for over a year and many Android devices are still on Gingerbread. Wondering if your Samsung smartphone and/or tablet will receive an update [...]Read More »
iPhone has outsold Samsung Galaxy phones to date but Galaxy S4 will change that trend, according to analyst
There is no doubt Samsung’s Galaxy line of Android smartphones — Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II — are extremely popular. In fact, they are the most popular Android smartphones in the history of Android. However, as popular as Galaxy devices are, iPhone [...]Read More »
The Pirate Bay, infamous not only for enabling illegal downloads, brushing aside every takedown notice sent to them but also for their all-out weirdness, will be turning 10 this year.
Before TPB’s 10th anniversary, TorrentFreak set out to discover the oldest torrent still being torrented (i.e. has seeders). What they [...]Read More »
A couple of weeks ago, we showed you the 6 finalists of the NYC Reinvent Payphones challenge. The contest was hosted in the hopes that they would be able to find the next best and most innovative evolution for the aging landline payphone that has been around all this time, [...]Read More »
After one Google service is announced to be riding into the sunset this July, a new and unannounced note-taking service from the company seems to have prematurely gone live.
The app is called Google Keep, and is not unlike notebook-type offerings from other companies like OneNote or Evernote. It momentarily [...]Read More »
In a recent interview with Business Insider, president of the North American division of HTC, Mike Woodward showed some relief over what Samsung announced during their highly anticipated event.
As you probably know by now, the Galaxy S 4 features a design that too dissimilar from that of its [...]Read More »
Yep, you read that right. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. BlackBerry, formerly known as Research in Motion has released their second music video showcasing their very own VP of Developer Relations, Alec Saunders as the rockstar he (probably) aspires to be.
After a rebranding of the company from RIM [...]Read More »
Microsoft has updated their Product Lifecycles page, and on it the company has placed a 2014 end-date for “Mainstream Support” of its Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 releases.
Windows Phone 8 will be supported with security and other kinds of updates until July 8th, 2014 while Windows Phone 7.8 devices [...]Read More »
THX, the sound design company that was originally founded as a division for George Lucas’ Lucasfilm, has filed suit against Apple for allegedly infringing on one of their patents, specifically for ”Narrow profile speaker configurations and systems.”
U.S. Patent No. 7,433,483 is described as a method to enhance sound quality [...]Read More »
Feedly, a news aggregator and RSS reader app available on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Android, and iOS, anticipated the end of Google Reader and were ready for it. As soon as Google announced the end of Google Reader, Feedly made posts informing users of not only Feedly’s intent to make a [...]Read More »