Saturday, April 30, 2011

Verizon set to put warning stickers on all phones that may provide location information

Verizon set to put warning stickers on all phones that may provide location information
Verizon has issued a written response to Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey’s call for answers on the recent revelations that phones may provide your location data without your knowledge. The letter written by Peter B. Davidson, who is the Senior Vice President of Federal Government Relations at Verizon, goes into detail on how Verizon goes to [...]

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Verizon has issued a written response to Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey’s call for answers on the recent revelations that phones may provide your location data without your knowledge. The letter written by Peter B. Davidson, who is the Senior Vice President of Federal Government Relations at Verizon, goes into detail on how Verizon goes to great lengths to inform and protect its customers from revealing their location data to third parties.

Verizon now plan on taking a further step to include a sticker on every phone that it sells; warning users that it could track location data. The removable sticker will be placed on the screen of the device. Verizon say that the labels will start to appear very soon. We assume that this will include all models of the iPhone too.

Apple has already released a Q&A to address its customer concerns; Apple and Google are still due to appear at a hearing in May to explain their roles in the situation in more detail.

[Electronista]

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Watch a nitrous backfire turn a motorcycle rider into a human torch [Video]

This nitrous backfire may have only lasted a few tenths of a second, but we imagine that was far too long for the unfortunate Harley owner shown in this video. More »


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Screens VNC app for iPhone, iPad hits version 1.5

Screens VNC app for iPhone, iPad hits version 1.5
Screens VNC app for iPhone, iPad hits version 1.5Screens, the gorgeous VNC app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad by Edovia has just hit version 1.5 and it’s a great update. In addition to speed boosts for both Windows and Mac, and the usual bug fixes, it adds: Revamped and more responsive UI, Added Hebrew and Korean keyboard support, Fullscreen modes (full, partial [...]

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Screens VNC app for iPhone, iPad hits version 1.5

Screens, the gorgeous VNC app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad by Edovia has just hit version 1.5 and it’s a great update. In addition to speed boosts for both Windows and Mac, and the usual bug fixes, it adds:

  • Revamped and more responsive UI,
  • Added Hebrew and Korean keyboard support,
  • Fullscreen modes (full, partial and off). Use a 3 finger tap to toggle between modes,
  • iPhone: Keyboard toggle button now exclusively on modifiers toolbar,
  • iPad: New Grid view. Great for those who have a lot of screens to flick through,
  • Privacy: Display a screenshot, a blank screen or an image from your photo albums when disconnecting from a remote computer,
  • Screens Connect status now available in the settings,
  • Now supports url schemes (see Getting Started Guide for details),

I’ve used a lot of VNC clients and while each has its strengths and weaknesses, the sheer thoughtfulness of Screens’ UI keeps bringing me back. There’s nothing that shuts up a neck-bearded iPad hater faster than whipping up Screens, connecting to a couple Mac, Windows, or Linux boxes, and doing it with style.

If you try out the update, let us know what you think.

[$19.99 - iTunes link]

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Protect Your iPad 2 With ZAGG InvisibleSHIELD

Of course the iPad 2 is quite durable but every little bit of protection helps. Let’s be honest, when you spend $600 or more on a new device you want to keep your investment in great condition. Currently there are several different iPad 2 screen protectors available on the market, but if you’re looking for [...]

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Qik Video Connect: Breaking the iPhone and Android Barrier

Qik Video Connect: Breaking the iPhone and Android Barrier
Android and iOS are two of the most preferred mobile device platforms, which also make them the two biggest competitors in the smart phone industry. This has created a void between the iPhone and Android users, until the arrival of an innovative iPhone application that allows the users of both platforms to interact: Qik Video [...]

Android and iOS are two of the most preferred mobile device platforms, which also make them the two biggest competitors in the smart phone industry. This has created a void between the iPhone and Android users, until the arrival of an innovative iPhone application that allows the users of both platforms to interact: Qik Video Connect.

As long as your friends have the Qik Video Connect application, video chatting with them is fun and easy, regardless if they have iPhones or Android phones. This revolutionary app, so far, is the first of its kind, with none of the other video chatting applications breaking the boundaries between the rival brands. Users can also make video calls through wifi and 3G.This proves to be a huge convenience for smart phone, iPod and tablet computer owners.

For Android users, you can only enjoy the cross-brand connectivity if you download the Qik update. So, make sure that you have the latest version of the application before you start giving your iPhone-owning friends a ring or dropping them a line via video chat. The app’s system requirements, furthermore, are at least Android 2.1 and iOS 4.1 (for all iOS devices), respectively.

The iPhone application has decent quality for live streaming, which is further enhanced by devices with high resolution cameras. As for the interface, the layout is pretty straightforward. Novice users won’t have trouble toggling on any of the app’s features. You have the option of applying real-time effects on the interface, in case you get bored with your friend’s face or the screen’s appearance.

Qik Video Connect is a handy device that benefits iPhone and Android users. Now you finally have something in common with your Android-toting friends. Then again, a lot of people would probably use the app to continue the never-ending debate on which operating system is better.

Qik Video Connect works on the iPhone, iPad and the iPod Touch, running on at least iOS 4.1. To download this nifty app, just check out this link.



Intel's Cedar Trail gets some specs, combines CPU and GPU on a single chip

Intel Atom Lineup
That new processor smell has barely started to fade from Oak Trail and we're already getting some tantalizing details about the next generation of Atom chips -- Cedar Trail. As expected, Intel has moved to 32nm, which allows it to cram the GPU and the CPU onto the same sliver of silicon. The first two models, the D2500 and D2700, will be dual-core, sport 1MB of L2 cache, and have a miserly TDP of 10w -- 3w lower than current dual-core Atoms. The former will be clocked at 1.86GHz with Hyper-Threading turned off, while the D2700 flips the switch on those two extra threads and kicks it up a notch to 2.13GHz. The new integrated graphics will boast better HD decoding and support for Blu-ray playback which, when combined with the taunts of fanless designs and WiDi, make Cedar Trail a natural fit for the living room.

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