"I am quite speechless right now," begins Artem Russakovskii over at Android Police as he posts about a "massive" security flaw in HTC Android devices that allows malicious hackers to access phone numbers, GPS, SMS, email addresses and more.
Sorry Android. You get by with having this reputation of being open but in reality you're the least open/most closed "open platform" around. In a study with eight other platforms, Android finished dead last. And it wasn't even close.
Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop today provided a glimpse into why they chose Windows Phone for their OS instead of Android, explaining that with Android, you just don't know what they'll do in the future.
Starting tomorrow, remixers will be able to mashup their favorite YouTube videos using a new Creative Commons license.
This treatise was an email sent to Googlers about the meaning of "open" for Google. It's long, but if you use Google products (meaning they know a lot of stuff about you), you probably wanna know how they're thinking, right? The short version: open standards and open information, whatever that means. [Google]
Click to viewIt's not from Apple, but it gives a pretty good idea of what to expect from them, especially knowing that only one guy—Christian Moore—got this system running at full speed on a simple Intel-based MacBook. His Lux free open framework enables true multitouch interaction in Mac OS X. In fact, he says it can…
The OpenMoko Neo Freerunner has been in the making since before the Jurassic period, but it looks like official word has now been released regarding the final pricing details. The Linux based cellphone will retail at $399 for a single unit and $3690 for a pack containing ten handsets.
Thanks to the fact that Archos used GPL and LGPL code in constructing their firmware for the Archos 604 and 604 Wi-Fi devices, they're forced to release just about the source code for said firmware into the public domain. What does this mean to the average Archos 604 user? Not a whole lot, at least right now. The code…
These awesome Open X package cutters we wrote about two years ago has a pretty steep price drop. No longer $10, it's now $4.95, and even come with free shipping if you buy 6. Never rip the inside of your mouth opening a package like an idiot again.
It's hard to tell how the open-source OpenMoko FIC Neo1973 smartphone compares to the Apple iPhone just by the two pictures we placed on our earlier post, so we decided to visually compare them with an official SizeModo.
I have a love/hate relationship with AIM. On one hand, the tech folks are great and they've done quite a bit to make things easier for folks who might want to implement their protocols in software and, on the other hand, the marketing folks still think AIM is a great Trojan horse to convince people to buy dial-up.