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Android Hacked Via NFC On the Samsung Galaxy S 3

Zizagoo Re:It's a good thing I don't go bumping/grinding (198 comments)

But practically any app which interacted with an NFC reader would force the phone into write mode, which blocks incoming packets. Otherwise you'd never get the chance to write...

about 2 years ago

Android Hacked Via NFC On the Samsung Galaxy S 3

Zizagoo Re:And... iOS6 (198 comments)

You have to tether your iOS 6 device to hack it. With this Galaxy 3 NFC hack, a stranger could do it sitting next to you on the bus.

...with your phone unlocked, and your volume muted, and they'd have to touch the exact spot in the middle of that giant phone without being noticed...

about 2 years ago

Google Launches Google+ Social Network

Zizagoo Re:Actually looks interesting and useful to me. (368 comments)

Actually it doesn't. If someone in your "Circle" doesn't have a Google profile, it emails it to them instead. I can see this working as a very useful universal sharing tool, especially if they make an api which lets you slice and dice +1's/youtube links/reader links etc and then send them off into 3rd party services like Evernote and such.

more than 3 years ago

Google Pulls 21 Malware Apps From Android Market

Zizagoo Patched. (242 comments)

The exploit this malware uses was patched in 2.2.2, so this would only be able to work its magic on phones abandoned by manufacturer before being updated to Froyo and/or not running a recent Froyo/Gingerbread custom ROM. That doesn't make this any more acceptable though. Add this to more proof that a revamp in the update system is required.

more than 3 years ago

Google Says Honeycomb Will Not Come To Smartphones

Zizagoo Re:Fragmentation (193 comments)

The Director Engineering said as much to TechRadar two weeks ago, so I'm surprised this is news. So Phones = 2.X, Tablets = 3.X, until Google reunite the number systems. According to the Dev blog post today, they're creating a Fragments API static library for use with phones going down to 1.6. so universal apps for tablets and phones can be coded.

more than 3 years ago

Gmail Creator Says Chrome OS Is As Good As Dead

Zizagoo Re:Bout time (349 comments)

Sounds like you have a G2/MyTouch4G/Desire HD. Check XDAdevelopers for your device, as the new HTC protection was completely circumvented a couple of weeks ago and they're fully modifiable. There was no hardware level lock.

more than 3 years ago

Mega Man Designer Explains Japan's Waning Video Game Influence

Zizagoo Ironic (315 comments)

Designer of the Megaman series complaining about games sticking to formula.

more than 3 years ago

Why Twitter Should Stay Out of the App Business

Zizagoo Re:Waste of effort (76 comments)

You've got your techie blinders on. is by far the most popular client by a huge margin, take a look for yourself With those figures, streamlining the web interface is a great investment, as the UI shapes usage patterns and perception. The new twitter screams "platform" from every pore, and is far more efficient at driving users to use it this way. By catching up feature wise, has set a new baseline for clients/connected services.

more than 3 years ago

UK Teen Banned From US Over Obscene Obama Email

Zizagoo Re:What *exactly* did the e-mail say? (555 comments)

I'm going to reserve judgement until the exact text of the e-mail is published. He can't remember what he wrote? BS. There will be a copy in his Sent E-mail folder. I'm guessing he did a lot more than call the POS a bad name. He probably included some threats, veiled or not, and that is the real reason he was paid a visit and banned from entering the country. But until we know what the e-mail says, we can't tell if the reaction was proportionate to the action. Basically, it's a chance for political bashing. Worthless journalism.

He wouldn't have a copy if he used to send the email.

about 4 years ago

GoogleTV, AppleTV and the Battle For The Living Room

Zizagoo Re:UI? (226 comments)

From the demo, Google TV requires some sort of keyboard/mouse interface. From the FAQ, it doesn't appear that it will be a standard Bluetooth one. Other the other end, Apple has a simplified remote but will allow for control through one of the iOS devices. I think where the battle will be won is how consumers will like the UI.

At the demo in Berlin they said there will be both Android and iOS apps for controlling Google TV. They even mentioned voice search integration.

about 4 years ago

Death Grip Tested On iPhone Competitors

Zizagoo Re:Both hands?? (373 comments)

Except those manuals are referring to blocking the phones antenna. As opposed to the iphone 4 g-spot, which depending on body chemistry touching it can bridge the antenna stopping it from working all together. i4 suffers from blocking as well, but is mostly neutralised by having a stronger signal in the first place due to being external.

more than 4 years ago


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