Category: phones

How secure is Pushbullet content you push across your devices actually?

Pushbullet is an app most of us use everyday and is actually considered by many as the only alternative to Apple’s iOS Continuity. Most of us really take for granted the fact that such a popular and widespread app would protect the content we view/push over it. But how secure is that content actually?

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Dual-screen smartphones, e-readers and netbooks thanks to Sharp microchip

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Judging by the fact that our lovely planet is home to the Libretto W100, the Kno, Onkyo DX and oodles of prototypes that utilize twin panels rather than a panel and a keyboard, Sharp’s newest microchip is likely to draw some serious industry attention. Improving on an idea that began in 2008, the company has recently shown off a new chip (dubbed LR388G9) that can control two mobile LCDs and can simultaneously display a pair of different 1,024 x 480 pixel clips on a pair of screens; moreover, it can output full 1080p to any source connected via HDMI. Since ’08, Sharp has increased memory capacity from 16Mbits to 32Mbits while boosting the image processing speed, and the company now intends to hawk this new guy to outfits who manufacture smartphones, e-readers, digital photo frames and even netbooks. If all goes well, the chip will ship within a 261-pin WFBGA package this September, with volume pricing pegged at around ¥2,400 ($27).

Microsoft Kin One and Two review

source – By Joshua Topolsky

Make no mistake: the Kin One and Two are coming into the world as the black sheep of the phone industry, and Microsoft would have it no other way. Straddling the fence somewhere between a dedicated smartphone and high-spec featurephone, they’ve been tricky to understand since the day they were first leaked (even Microsoft seemed unsure of what the devices meant until very recently). Billed as a Gen-Y (the “upload generation”) social networking tool — and sold in advertisements as the gateway to the time of your young, freewheeling life — the Kin phones have admittedly been something of head-scratcher to those of us in the gadget world. Built atop a core similar (but not identical) to the Windows Phone 7 devices coming later this year, manufactured by Sharp, and tied into partnerships with Verizon and Vodafone, the phones dangerously preempt Microsoft’s reemergence into the smartphone market. Hell, they’re even called Windows Phones. But the One and Two aren’t like any Windows Phones you’ve ever seen. With stripped-down interfaces, deep social networking integration, and a focus on very particular type of user, Microsoft is aiming for something altogether different with Kin. So do these devices deliver on that unique, social experience that Redmond has been selling, or does this experiment fall flat? We’ve taken both handsets for a spin, and we’ve got all the answers in our full review… so read on to find out!

read on the entire review of the two devices at

HOW TO: Install Android On An iPhone 2G

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Want to know how to install Android on your iPhone 2G? Well the guys at wrote a good 68-step howto guide on the subject.

In a nutshell, you’ll use iPhone Explorer to copy over the Android files, then turn your Mac or PC into an Ubuntu virtual machine to install the OpeniBoot software. When you’re done, you’ll probably have a dual-booting iPhone that can swap between iPhone OS and an experimental version of Android 1.6 at startup.

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Dell Thunder – Android, 4.1-inch OLED screen

source – By Paul Miller

Dell Thunder unlike the Lightning is packing an Android 2.1 rest of the specs should be similar however unconfirmed:

  • 4.1-inch WVGA OLED screen with Dell “Stage” UI
  • Facebook and Twitter social networking,
  • unconfirmed Flash 10.1 web videos,
  • an “integrated web video Hulu app.”
  • unconfirmed  8 megapixel camera

Dell Lightning a Windows Phone 7 portrait slider

source – By Nilay Patel

Dell Lightning qwerty portrait slider leaked specs:

  • 1GHz QSD8250 Snapdragon processor,
  • WVGA 4.1-inch OLED display,
  • AT&T and T-Mobile 3G,
  • five megapixel autofocus camera,
  • 1GB of flash with 512MB RAM,
  • 8GB of storage on a MicroSD card,
  • GPS,
  • accelerometer,
  • compass,
  • FM radio,
  • full Flash support including video playback.
  • perhaps an upgrade to LTE in Q4 of 2011.

Check out Engadget original post on the leaked Dell Lightning: the ultimate Windows Phone 7 device leaks

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HTC Droid Incredible shows up on official Verizon preview page – coming April 29th

source – By Laura June

Official announcements be damned — Verizon’s just thrown up a “coming soon” preview page for the HTC Incredible. While we didn’t necessarily need any more evidence this guy was real — we’ve read its user’s manual, we’ve spied shots of it in Verizon’s system, and we’ve seen it in the wild enough times to sketch it quickly from memory with our eyes closed — it’s still exciting news to know that the inevitable unleashing of this beast is nearly upon us.

Update: They’ve changed up this page already (as you can see from our updated image) — giving us the date of April 29th. And yes, they’re calling it the Droid Incredible.

Update 2: You’ll want to hit the read more and check out some photographic evidence of the Incredible making its way to T-Mobile via Costco stores — it appears to be showing up in inventories now — we’ll keep you posted.

Update 3: And now the website is password protected. That’s okay: we know what it said.

[Thanks, Ryan and James]

Samsung AMOLED Beam SPH-W9600 projector phone

source – By Thomas Ricker

Remember Samsung’s impressive 3.7-inch Super AMOLED Beam projector phone running Andriod? This isn’t it. Instead, Samsung is launching its far less impressive 3.3-inch AMOLED (what, no Super?) Beam SPH-W9600 we previewed back in January into its South Korean home. So yeah, it’s the same 5 megapixeler with T-DMB TV, Microsoft Office and DivX codec support, and improved DLP pico projector that replaces last year’s W7900. But if it’s all the same to you Sammy, we’ll be waiting for the true projector phone successor — your Beam i8520, codenamed Halo — said to be launching this summer.

LG Snapdragon-powered LU2300 Android

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This one’s been floating around for a while now and just spotted in the wild last week, but LG has finally come clean with its new LU2300 Android handset, albeit in a somewhat roundabout way on its official UK blog. The biggest news is that LG has confirmed that the phone does indeed pack a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and Android 2.1, along with some other fairly impressive specs to match, including a 3.5-inch AMOLED capacitive display, a 5-megapixel camera, built-in WiFi, DivX support and a DMB TV tuner — that last feature of which likely indicates that this one won’t be available over here anytime soon. There’s also still no indication of a price or a firm release date, although it will apparently be available in Korea sometime this month or next.

Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two announced

source – By Chris Ziegler

It’s finally official: Microsoft Pink — the product of Redmond’s acquisition of Danger — has just been unveiled as a pair of handsets sourced from Sharp (which made most of Danger’s Sidekicks) known as the Kin One and Kin Two. The devices are being marketed as Windows Phones, and while they’re ultimately based on most of the same underpinnings of Windows Phone 7, it’s a distinctly and totally different experience — the entire user interface is custom to Kin with a heavy social media slant, a custom browser (we’re told it’s based on the Zune’s browser), and surprisingly, zero support for third-party apps. The displays are capacitive with support for multitouch (yes, you can pinch and zoom in the browser), but there’s no support for in-browser Flash or Silverlight.

Kin One — the phone we’d seen rumored as “Turtle” — is basically a curved square slider with a QVGA display, 4GB of internal storage, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, and a full QWERTY keyboard. Kin Two, meanwhile, is the phone leaked as the “Pure,” upping the ante with a HVGA display and a more traditional landscape QWERTY slide form factor. It also moves up to an 8 megapixel cam and 8GB of internal storage, but otherwise, the experience is roughly the same as what you get on the One; both phones have WiFi and Bluetooth in addition to their 3G cellular radios. For what it’s worth, Microsoft is emphasizing that internal storage really isn’t a big deal with the Kin phones, because your entire photo and video collection that you capture using the onboard camera is synced seamlessly with your bottomless online storage; you can access the entire collection from your phone at any time by browsing thumbnails, and if you want the full content, you can download it. Kin comes bundled with a desktop web experience that’s entirely based on Silverlight for viewing and sorting just about all of the major stuff that you can see on your phone — contacts, social network status updates, images, and so on — and we’ve got to admit, it looks pretty slick. Keep reading after the break for a lot more info and video!

A big focus for Microsoft with Kin is the totally new, different, crazy UI, which is based on blocky, simple text, monochromatic elements, and zoomed-in, stylized pictures. The big two features unique to Kin are being called “Spot” and “Loop.” Loop is sort of the Kin’s home screen, aggregating social content from your friends (Twitter, Facebook, and so on) roughly based on order of priority by how you sort your contents, so you don’t have to see as many updates from people you don’t follow too closely. Spot, meanwhile, is an ever-present green dot at the bottom of the screen where you can drag content — just about any content, be it maps, images, status updates, videos — and share it with contacts. Think of it as an “Attach” button in your messaging client, but on steroids.

Both phones have full support for the Zune music and video experience (but not Zune gaming), and it looks like the Zune HD UI we’re accustomed to, just as it does on Windows Phone 7. To loop in the Mac community, Microsoft will be offering a Mac-compatible music side-loader — in other words, it won’t be a true, native Zune client and you won’t be able to use it to shop for music, but it’ll happily connect to iTunes and sync your non-DRM collection. Both phones also support over-the-air firmware updates, so there’ll be no need to tether just for that. Speaking of tethering, data tethering isn’t supported.

Verizon is getting the Kin One and Two in the US in May, while Vodafone has signed on as the European partner for a Fall launch. We’ll update you on specific pricing and availability just as soon as we have it.