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Trojan: Android System Messenger Records All Your Calls

Researchers at CA Technologies have recently uncovered a new Android Trojan that records both incoming and outgoing calls, and the user never even knows whats happening. The app claims to be a useful package, and is dubbed Android System Messenger (sounds important, right?).

The program runs quietly in the background while the user goes about their normal routine, and as we have mentioned, records the audio from all incoming and outgoing conversations in a compressed AMR format.

Perfect Entry Level Camera, The DXG-018

DXG has a new point and shoot 3D camera for only $69.99. The camera is called the DXG-018 and comes in five different colors to suit all types of personalities. The camera has two lenses for its 3D effects.

The image sensor is a 0.3M CMOS sensor and has an auto/ISO 100 sensitivity. The camera can also focus on objects as close as 6-inches and can save your photos to SD cards with up to 16GB of storage space. Now don’t get too excited just yet as the image resolution is only 1.3MP and lacks a rechargeable battery.

SF Startup Copious Is A Social Marketplace

A San Francisco startup called Copious has built an online marketplace that allows all buyers and sellers to link their Facebook identities. The idea is to make the online marketplace feel safer and allowing buyers and sellers to see how many degrees of separation the other party is in their network.

The user will also be able to see if anyone in their networks has purchased, shared, or commented on an item from the seller. Not only can Facebook identities be linked, but also Twitter accounts and blogs too, giving you a fairly well drawn picture that you aren’t dealing with a Nigerian scammer.

More For Me, An Android Deal-Finder App

If you’ve got Android, you’re going to want to check out T-Mobile’s new app that was just released. All users can enjoy the app, regardless of wireless carrier, and it’s called More For Me. The application pulls the best daily deals from websites like Living Social and streamlines it to your custom interests and demographic.

The Groupon-style apps are quite hot these days, with people looking for the best bargains around town, especially in the recession we are in. T-Mobile is the first wireless carrier to offer such an app.

Tegra 2 Processors Handle LTE Just Fine

There have been a lot of rumors going around that Nvidia’s new Tegra 2 chips do not support LTE devices that have been arriving on the market. I suppose Nvidia was tired of all the hear-say and made a statement, specifically on the phone with Droid-Life.

Nvidia stated that Tegra has no compatibility issues with Long Term Evolution, and that the Tegra-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G LTE tablet runes on Verizon’s LTE network, making it a perfect example of the happy compatibility between the two platforms.

eBay Acquires E-commerce Startup, Magento

eBay announced on Monday that it has agreed to overtake Magento (an open source ecommerce platform), an LA-based company with nearly 300 employees. eBay before only had a minority stake in the company, but has since then decided to go big or go home. Neither company stated how much the deal will go for, but it is expected to close in the third quarter of this year upon approval.

Magento offers tens of thousands of merchants control over the user experience, catalog, content, and functionality of their online store. The company’s “Go” platform offers a software-as-a-service (SaaS), offering both small and growing merchants the online tools they need, from payments to inventory management.

Make Apps Yourself With New App Developer-App Cloud

Brightcove is a company that is known for online video platform, but today it is launching a new product called the App Cloud. The App Cloud will let developers create apps in one of the easiest ways possible. From what the app looks like it will do the same thing for apps that Brightcloud, another one of Brightcoves products, does for video publishing.

New App Can Deposit Checks With Just A Photo

PayPal Mobile app just launched for Android Marketplace reported by the MobileCrunchearlier.
The app has been available for iPhone and BlackBerry users since last year. The app has a cool new little feature called “Mobile Check Capture”. All you have to do is snap a photo of both the front and the back of the check with your phone’s camera, and then watch as the amount on the check is automatically credited to your PayPal account.

United States Army Launches Own App Store

Less than a week after announcing Android as a test phone, the US Army has just announced that they will launch a service called Army Marketplace, that will be fully operational in August of this year. The store is currently a restricted website but the army is working a storefront app for smartphones.

The Army Marketplace currently hosts 17 Android Apps and 16 iPhone Apps, and we can’t wait till they hit their 100th app mark. Soldiers can even put in requests for apps they’d like (uh oh) in hopes that their wishes get put into production.

Wal Mart Acquires Kosmix For Social Initiatives

In a time of buyouts, Wal-Mart is buying Kosmix, a social media company that is based in the heart of silicon valley, Mountain View, California. Although Wal-Mart did not mention specifics of the agreement, they did say that the acquisition will be instrumental in rolling out new social and mobile initiatives.

Wal-Mart continued in saying that the @WalmartLabs team will work hard on building its social and mobile commerce strategy in efforts to keep its online and in-store avenues in tact. I believe this is a necessary move for Wal-Mart, a corporation that now has physical stores in 15 countries and e-commerce businesses in nine countries.