Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price

I am glad to be back after a month preparing for the family’s new addition (its another Boy!). The first difference I noticed was an increase in the amount of “real” social interaction in my life, and I love it! This made me think about the quality and quantity of our social lives on the… Continue Reading …

Google Mobile Nexus One Smartphone Unveiled, But Still Not So “Open”

Another year and another new smartphone is unveiled. After so many leaks and speculation, the Google Nexus One mobile phone was officially announced yesterday… but you still cannot use it on any network you feel like! That is supposed to be the big selling point of the Nexus One. Ideally, you should be able to… Continue Reading …

SpyPhone App Steals Personal Data from ALL iPhones – Jailbroken or Not!

A Swiss iPhone developer has unveiled a new application that is capable of harvesting huge amounts of personal data from iPhones, including geolocation data, passwords, address book entries and email accounts information, images, Safari Browsing history, youtube, keyboard logger, etc. all this using just the public API exposed by Appleā€™s SDK. In order for this… Continue Reading …

Truly universal phone charger approved

Cellphone chargers, like the one above (which is one of the best I have seen) that claim to be “universal” when in reality they are just “toolboxes” full of different tools, may become extinct soon! A new mobile phone charger that will work with any handset has been approved by the International Telecommunication Union ITU,… Continue Reading …

WARNING iPhone Users: SMS Virus Alert

A security vulnerability is set to be exposed later this afternoon that potentially threatens every iPhone via an SMS message. Apple is yet to release a patch, and although leading security software vendors like Symantec and McAfee are both working on iPhone and Apple-related virus protection, nothing is yet available to protect you from the… Continue Reading …