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Remote Ringer Helps You Find Your Misplaced Phone

By providing a vast number of useful applications, developers are keen to add more and more useful applications to the up-growing portfolio of the Android platform.

What do you do in the unfortunate event of misplacing your phone? If you are in a habit of placing your phone somewhere and then forgetting about it, then we have an app for you. For some of you, most of the time, your phone is on silent mode and hence it becomes rather annoying when you find yourself helpless with the phone ringer.

Save Time When Buying Apps With Password Pilot

Since buying stuff online is a risky process, online stores usually have your account setup with a password with which you can access the online material and save you the peril of losing important information or data. Apple also followed the same procedure where you only had to put in your password once, saving the trouble of punching the password again for next 15 minutes.

This was only until some lawsuits were filed against Apple. Apple, fearing an FCC investigation changed the method leaving users to enter password for every download. This sometimes becomes very troublesome for frequent downloaders who get lots of stuff.

Oracle Sues Google Over Java Copyrights & Patents

In the tech industry, suing rival companies is not a big deal so its no surprise that Oracle sued Google.

The bone of contention is Google’s US$100 million deal with Sun Microsystems to pay the royalties for using Sun Microsystems’ programming language java for building the, then-new operating system, Android.

The deal has invoked a copyright infringement case against the search giant Google. However, Google has denied the allegations put forth by Oracle.

Macbook Battery Firmware Vulnerability Revealed

Hacking ain’t a new thing but hackers are those stubborn fellas who constantly search for hitting upon something like a venerability, a backdoor, a leak or something related.

Apple’s Mac OS is widely considered to be a robust piece of code persistent against viruses and virus makers.But it remains no more unexposed…

MORIS iPhone App Uses Facial Recognition To Catch Suspects

The next time you think about doing something you should be doing, keep in mind that cops now have an app that integrates facial recognition technology while pulling up a person’s criminal record, all with the tap of a button.

The accessory is currently exclusively available for the iPhone and simply requires a photo of the persons phase or iris for identification purposes. Obviously, this app would only be helpful to catch criminals dumb enough not to wear a mask (but you’d be surprised of how many of those, there are).

Is Your Jailbroken iOS Device, Secure?

Many computer enthusiasts and geeks worldwide opt to jailbreak their devices as soon as they get them. Why? Let’s just say it allows you to do more with your new device. And while iOS5 will prevent new devices to be jailbroken, there are still millions of people who use older iPads and iPhones that were given the golden key to freedom.

However, a recently released code for the jailbreaking software could expose the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to malicious software, and all it takes is a single hack.

Get Unlimited Skips In Pandora

If you are like me and listen to Pandora 50 hours a week, or if you just enjoy having the option of skipping as many songs as you want, you’re going to want to hear this. An XDA forum member by the name of yakitori2 has hacked the Pandora platform to give users the ability to skip as many songs as they desire.

From a quick glance, it appears that this is only a hack for the mobile version of Pandora, and unfortunately does not apply to PC users. Although, you may be able to hook up your android phone to your speakers and get a similar effect.

Man Pleads Guilty To Hacking 120K iPad Subscribers

A 26 year old man has recently pleaded guilty to writing code used to steal e-mail addresses and information from over 100,000 Apple iPad subscribers from AT&T computer servers.

His name is Daniel Spitler and he resides in San Francisco. Spitler surrendered to authorities in January and pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to computers connected to the Internet and guilty to one count of identity theft.

Dropbox- 25 Million Accounts Left Unprotected

We’ve covered Dropbox a number of times, from the critical flaw discovered to Dropbox employees having access to your files, there’s no question that Dropbox is a bit of a sketchy place to trust cloud storage.

Well, it seems like the cloud-storage system continues to have major security issues. Dropbox “accidentally” turned off password authentication for 25 million users for four hours on Monday evening. Of the unprotected accounts, about 100,000 were accessed, or less than 1% of total affected accounts.

Google Releases Chrome V.12 (Stable)

Google has recently announced the final stable release of its Google Chrome browser version 12.0.742.91. The browser is now available for all three major operating systems; Windows, Linux, and Mac. The announcement of the latest version included the roll out of the hardware accelerated 3D CSS and a new Safe Browsing feature.

The stable version of Google has removed the antiquated Google Gears support and we are now able to see many behind-the-scene changes. For one, the development team has enabled binary packages for supported Linux distributions such as Ubuntu and Fedora.