Mobile

Secret chips in replacement parts can completely hijack your phone’s security | Ars Technica

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/08/a-repair-shop-could-completely-hack-your-phone-and-you-wouldnt-know-it/ Booby-trapped touchscreens can log passwords, install malicious apps, and more. People with cracked touch screens or similar smartphone maladies have a new headache to consider: the possibility the replacement parts installed by repair shops contain secret hardware that completely hijacks the security of the device. The research, in a paper presented this week at the 2017 Usenix

Axell Wireless 3009 tear down

http://cobhamwireless.com/product/900mhz/d-sbr-3009/axel-wireless-products-014-3/ Such a repeater has the following main features: Axell 3009D - 900 MHz Software Defined Repeater, 25 dBm composite output power, 82 dB Gain, 12 sub-bands, individual gain and ALC, bandwidth settable by software IP65 rated enclosure. Connectors Inside view

Installing Linux on an Android Phone – RHD Blog

https://developers.redhat.com/blog/2017/03/16/installing-linux-on-an-android-phone/?sc_cid=7016000000127ECAAY For Linux developer, being able to run a Linux distro alongside your pre-existing mobile OS on your android phone is a very enticing offer. Installing Linux on an Android device can help you to turn your simple phone into a highly useful tool for web development, troubleshooting, and various other procedures common in the IT industry. 

The Story of Firefox OS – Medium

https://medium.com/@bfrancis/the-story-of-firefox-os-cb5bf796e8fb Interesting story: During this five year journey hundreds of members of the wider Mozilla community came together with a shared vision to disrupt the app ecosystem with the power of the open web.  This is the story of Firefox OS, from the birth of the Boot to Gecko open source software project in 2011, through

The four waves of augmented reality (that Apple owns) | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/18/the-four-waves-of-augmented-reality-that-apple-owns/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook Augmented/virtual reality is seen as the fourth wave of consumer technology. AR could become much bigger than VR.  AR itself is comsists of four waves: mobile AR software, mobile AR hardware, tethered smartglasses and standalone smartglasses. These four waves could drive AR from tens of millions of users and $1.2 billion last year, to more than a

Apple iPhone goes on sale, June 29, 2007 | EDN

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/edn-moments/4376482/Apple-iPhone-goes-on-sale–June-29–2007?utm_content=buffer9cd6a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Ten years ago Apple iPhone went on sale in the United States. This disruptive device has been one of the electronics industry’s most successful lines to date. A new version of the iPhone has been released every year since the original.

Our Obsession With Smartphones Reduces Our Brain Power, Says Study | IFLScience

http://www.iflscience.com/brain/our-obsession-with-smartphones-reduces-our-brain-power-says-study/ The brain has a finite pool of attention resources – the “limited-capacity” cognitive resources. It seems that lots of smartphone use diminishes a person’s working memory capacity and “fluid intelligence” – the ability to solve novel problems independent of already stored information, which is called “crystallized intelligence”.

Want 5G? It’s going to take an IP anyhaul overhaul | EDN

Want 5G? It’s going to take an IP anyhaul overhaul | EDN http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4458460/Want-5G–It-s-going-to-take-an-IP-anyhaul-overhaul?utm_content=bufferecb1e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Much of the ongoing discussion around 5G is focused on use cases: wireless broadband to the home, in-vehicle infotainment, immersive event experiences, truck platooning, remote health care, smart cities and smart factories to name a few. Mobile networks and cloud packet core

Triggertrap Open Sources Its Mobile Dongle Hardware

https://petapixel.com/2017/05/26/triggertrap-open-sources-mobile-dongle-hardware/ As Triggertrap camera accessories. As the company continues winding down its business, their Triggertrap Mobile Dongles are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Those dongles allow to trigger camera with smart phone app. But there’s some good news now: the company has decided to open source the hardware, making it is possible to build your own dongle. I

Apple introduces iOS 11 | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/06/05/apple-introduces-ios-11/?utm_source=tcfbpage&sr_share=facebook iOS 11 was the least surprising announcement of WWDC. Apple has announced new versions of its mobile operating system at its developer conference for years.  The final version of iOS 11 won’t be available until September.