Adobe has released a new version of its Flash Player for Android that fixes some critical security bugs. The new version of Flash, which, incidentally, is also available for Windows, Linux and OS X, fixes security vulnerabilities in Flash Player 188.8.131.52 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Flash Player 184.108.40.206 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. These vulnerabilities, if exploited, could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected phone or tablet.
The update fixes two problems – the first is a memory corruption vulnerability in Matrix3D, a part of Flash which is used to determine the position and [...]
That took a while, but better late than never. I actually didn’t expect them to bring the Netflix app to all Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices so quickly, mainly because they’ve said it’s a DRM issue, and they want to protect the content on the behalf of the content owners. Either those content owners changed their minds recently, or Netflix managed to convince them that it won’t be so bad to put the content on Android without built-in DRM.
Google might bring built-in DRM to Ice-Cream Sandwich, since they recently bought that Widevine DRM company. But it seems Netflix didn’t want to wait around for that. I wonder if it has something to do with [...]
Cheap Android devices are dime-a-dozen, but it’s pretty rare for them to go below the hundred dollar price mark. Which makes it a surprise that Skytex’s new produce has breached that price barrier. Called the Pocket Primer, it also happens to be one small device, clocking in at five inches in the size department.
There are already quite a few devices in that particular size range, namely the Dell Streak and some other recent releases, but none of them cost this cheap. The five-inch size range is a difficult product niche. A whole lot smaller than the seven- and ten-inch size ranges for such devices, the closest comparison to [...]
Malware and viruses run rampant in the modern digital age, so you’ll probably need a bit of protection. That’s why you use an antivirus. One of the latest antivirus software to hit the stands is Vipre Antivirus. First hitting the Windows platform, the guys behind it are bringing it to Android. Android may be a young OS, but it’s already plagued with malware – which is why it’s the perfect time for Vipre Mobile to set up shop.
So what does Vipre mobile have to offer? Other than your basic security features for software, there are also some interesting bits that are aimed at phone and text messaging – also for parental controls, if you happen [...]
India’s one of the upcoming tech giants. The subcontinent is home to millions and, like China, has a growing middle-class that seeks the technological revolution of the first-world. Of course, since products made abroad are usually expensive, local manufacturers are trying their best to bridge the gap. EAFT has just produced an excellent little tablet – the Magictile Marathon tablet.
For anyone looking for a modern tablet, the Magictile is a good find. It packs the regulation nVidia Tegra 2 chip and 10-inch touchscreen. These put it squarely in the higher-end of the tablet wars – right up there with Motorola’s XOOM and Samsung’s Galaxy [...]
Last week saw the release of a new entry into the Android tablet market, Haier’s HaiPad. It isn’t exactly new but rather the latest implementation of the Chinese appliance manufacturer’s offering. It isn’t exactly that groundbreaking, with its most groundbreaking feature being a unique Android theme from the guys at DianXin OS.
The company plans to have the new HaiPad hit store shelves in August. The specs, although nothing to sneeze at, are not exactly turning heads. Packing a rather small 7-inch touchscreen, it is backed by a Samsung 1GHz CPU, a couple of cameras, connects via W-CDMA 3G and runs on the somewhat outdated Android [...]
Luxury brands should be recognizable to most people. However, one does not usually see them in the electronics crowd. This is mostly because gadgets are bought for their effectiveness and not their luxury quality or exclusivity. Well, Tag Heuer seems to want to change that by introducing their own Link Phone.
It looks pretty impressive on the outside, right? Well, it should look impressive considering that the thing has a $6,000 price tag. So what do you get for all that money? A fully tricked out qHD display-packing, dual-core processor-running, feature bursting phone? If that’s what you expected, well, I’m sorry to [...]
When you think about gaming, you don’t usually think about Android. Let’s be honest – Android’s pretty good for mobile phones and tablets but it hasn’t proven itself with games. At least, there hasn’t been a really big killer app that has made Android a requirement to play. Most Android games are usually ported from other platforms – with Android usually receiving the low-end ones.
Still, there are quite a few games that people may want to play. There’s the smash-hit Angry Birds, which is currently a casual gaming sensation. Other lesser-known games like Majesty or Modern Combat bring real-time strategy and first-person [...]