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Towelroot : The One-Click Android Rooting Solution By Geohot

George Hotz a.k.a GeoHot is a name which needs no introduction when it comes to hacking devices, after working his way out pwning Apple and Sony devices he has now released an Android rooting tool named Towelroot.

Towelroot allows most Android smartphones users to root their Android devices with a single-click and that too without connecting to a computer, one simply needs to download the Towelroot apk file and install it on their devices. Towelroot exploits recently discovered vulnerability CVE-2014-3153 in Linux kernel version 3.14.5 and most versions of other Android devices to get the job done.

Towelroot

Amazon Fire Phone Gets Unveiled

The much rumored 3D phone from Amazon finally got unveiled and is definitely a fresh take on how we use our mobile-phones. Named, Amazon Fire Phone - the phone features some neat new features like Dynamic Perspective for 3D experience, Firefly technology for quickly identifying printed/web content, email addresses, phone numbers, QR and bar codes, plus over 100 million items, including movies, TV episodes, songs, and products—simply using a dedicated Firefly button to discover useful information and take action in seconds, Mayday - a whole new way to get free, live, on-device video support with an Amazon expert, 24x7, 365 days a year at the touch of a button, 13MP camera with optical image stabilization and free unlimited photo storage in the cloud and much more. The phone is not available outside USA for now, but as happened in past this should make it's way to online e-commerce portals and free ads site in other countries for sale by individual sellers soon.

All in all this phone do look promising and should do good, if Amazon prices this more aggressively then this could be a sureshot winner. Do watch the video shared below.

Amazon Fire Phone

Chinese Android Phone Comes Pre-loaded With Spyware As Fake Google AppStore

More and more cases on spying using electronic devices are coming into light, few days ago it was reported that NSA of USA is doing targeted spying by intercepting and bugging electronic devices with backdoors to users in their surveillance list. Many countries including USA and India have already banned Chinese technology in sensitive departments after fearing hidden backdoors which can be used for spying, we have also shared the news of Spyware Electric Kettles and Hidden Backdoor in Routers earlier on this blog.

This time the experts at the German security vendor GDATA have discovered dangerous computer malware in firmware of an Android device, the "N9500" model of Android smartphone which is produced by the Chinese manufacturer Star comes per-loaded with Spyware straight from the factory disguised as Google Play Store app giving it full access on the device.

China Android Spyware

It is also not possible to remove the manipulated app and the spyware as they are integrated deep into the firmware preventing removal. Large online retailers are still selling the Android device at prices ranging from 130 to 165 euros and distributing it across Europe.

Amazon Teases Something “Very Impressive” !!!

Amazon is known to play "dirty" marketing tricks like the not very much practical delivery drone , but after all the rumors about the upcoming 3D phone from them the - teaser released in advance of the secretive June 18 event in Seattle this seems to be the case. The teaser video seems really weird, if you think it "otherwise" with all below the belt action shown in it.....

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More Photos Of 4.7 And 5.5-Inch Apple iPhone 6 Revealed

Further confirming yesterday's leaks, more images of the new design and sizes of upcoming Apple iPhone 6 made their appearances on social media publicly. The leaks comes from twitter account of Sony Dickson, a site which claims to be the "go-to source for the latest Apple news and leaks."

Apple iPhone 6 Images Leaked, Thanks To Taiwanese Star Jimmy Lin

A few days ago Apple's production partner Foxconn revealed production plans and other details about the next version of the iconic smartphone. This time it is Taiwanese star Jimmy Lin has posted three images of yet unannounced Apple iPhone 6, Lin also categorically confirmed that the iPhone 6 has a 4.7 inch screen and the antennas of the device are still external. He also mentioned that the curved edges of the new design makes it easier to hold, but matte finish Aluminum makes the device a bit slippery. It is also worth noting that Lin previously posted pics posing with iPhone 5C in August, photos that proved to be legitimate when Apple officially launched the handset one month later.

Apple iPhone 6 Image Leaked

Popcorn Time: The 'Netflix For Pirated Movies' Now Offers Free VPN To Keep Users Anonymous

We posted about the open-source, cross-platform, free utility Popcorn Time a few months ago. The original application was taken down after threats by anti-piracy agencies, but was open-sourced which resulted in numerous forks making it virtually impossible to block the application (Don't forget to enjoy behind the scene story in this animated video from the developer shared below).

A new avatar of the app now not only supports Netflix styled one-click, high-quality, movie and TV streaming but also allows user to enjoy the cover of privacy by providing seamless free VPN anonymity. This VPN feature will now automatically mask users' web traffic from their cable service providers, an Android application is also been developed for mobile usage.

Popcorn Time

Wafer: An inexpensive, customizable NFC tag sticker which makes your life easier

NFC (Near Field Communication) is something we can easily find in mid and high range cellphones these-days, developed to allow instant contactless transactions, data exchange, and simplified setup of more complex communications such as Wi-Fi the technology holds a lot of potential.

NFC tags allow users to perform automated tasks like change of phone settings, a text to be created and sent, an app to be launched, or any number of commands to be executed when in proximity to a particular tag. This functionality can be used to automate a lot of stuff using multiple tags, for example turn-on bluetooth and launch MAPS application when inside your car.

Wafer is an NFC tag for all existing NFC devices, which is not only cheaper then competition but has more memory, maximum device compatibility and is customizable with you own text. With costing of just $1.4 a piece, this is something one should not miss if having a NFC capable device.


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