Mobile

From Meego to Tizen

Meego will will be merged out of existence. MeeGo will become Tizen. Tizen is a software platform and a mobile and device operating system based on Linux and other popular upstream projects. According to Intel, Tizen will build upon the strengths of both LiMo and MeeGo and Intel will work with MeeGo partners to help

Arduino Goes ARM

The whole world seems to be going in ARM’s direction. ARM has practically taken the mobile phone and tablet markets. The latest version of Windows 8 will also run on ARM processors, Raspberry Pi is a $25 ARM based machine etc.. Slashdot tells that now the open source Arduino platform has a new member —

Keylogging using smartphone motion sensor

Researchers have studied keystroke inference based on side channels, such as sound, electromagnetic wave, and timing. Since these attacks exploit characteristics of physical keyboards, they become ineffective on smartphones with soft keyboards. Attacks using sensors on smartphone raises the awareness of privacy attacks on smartphone sensors. Besides the obvious privacy concern over the GPS sensor,

USB phone charging a security risk?

Many modern cellular phone use USB plug for charging and many places offer nowadays charging possibility. But plugging your phone into an untrusted USB cable is, indeed, a security risk according to Juicejacking – an emergency phone charge can be a security risk article. The article fortunately tells that it’s easy to avoid the risk

Nokia N9 Meego phone

I have earlier written about MeeGo Linux and how Nokia’s work on Meego is fading. Nokia has promised to release one Meego phone this year, and there has been many rumors on that device. Nokia has finally revealed some details on their Meego phone. Nokia Introduces MeeGo-Powered N9 Phone. For details check this Nokia N9

Interactive Billboard Campaign

McDonald’s Brilliant Interactive Billboard Campaign article tells about interactive billboard campaign ran in Sweden recently. The concept is a simple one in that users get to control the billboard and turn it in to a personal game. What is especially interesting about this technology is that you don’t actually have to download an app, which

Cell phones cause cancer?

Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk article tells that the agency now lists mobile phone use in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. Before its announcement Tuesday, WHO had assured consumers that no

WTF is… 4G

The great thing about standards, as some wit once said, is that there are so many to choose from. Mobile phones have a multiplicity of standards, nested within one another like a messy set of Russian dolls filled with alphabet soup. WTF is… 4G article tells about the newest hot mobile phone standard. The ‘generations’

Android versions

Android Developers Platform Versions page provides data about the relative number of active devices running a given version of the Android platform. This can help you understand the landscape of device distribution and decide how to prioritize the development of your application features for the devices currently in the hands of users.