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SIM security breached after security operatives from the UK and USA stole encryption keys from Gemalto

SIM security breached after security operatives from the UK and USA stole encryption keys from Gemalto

An announcement from Edward Snowden overnight has thrown light on a terrifying new development in the surveillance of private citizens by governments in the UK and US. According to a new report from The Intercept, government operatives from the USA’s National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) hacked into the network of SIM manufacturer Gemalto and[Read More…]

by 10:43 am on February 20, 2015 4 comments Carriers
Countdown timer on Pebble website indicates incoming new model

Countdown timer on Pebble website indicates incoming new model

Pebble is one of the more successful smartwatches on the market, with apparently more than a million devices sold, but apart from a small design refresh last January when they launched the Pebble Steel, the hardware is now around two years old. But a new model is apparently on the way and could be released next week. A timer has[Read More…]

by 10:26 am on February 20, 2015 2 comments Apps, Smartwatch
IFTTT rebrands their app to IF and adds three new single purpose apps called ‘Do’

IFTTT rebrands their app to IF and adds three new single purpose apps called ‘Do’

Android is quite the versatile operating system, so the release of IFTTT for Android last year introduced a range of new ways to enhance your experience. Today IFTTT has announced that they’ve rebranded their app, and introduced three new single purpose apps branded ‘Do’. The rebrand for IFTTT simply renames the app to IF, while retaining all the functionality and[Read More…]

by 9:58 am on February 20, 2015 1 comment Apps
Parrot Zik 2.0 Headphones — Review

Parrot Zik 2.0 Headphones — Review

Parrot’s Zik 2.0 headphones are some of the most expensive consumer grade headphones money can buy. They’re also some of the best, building on a reputation earned by the original Zik headphones over the past two years. Parrot likes to cram their devices full of technology, and their Zik 2.0 headphones are no exception. We’re looking at Bluetooth headphones with[Read More…]

by 8:07 am on February 20, 2015 8 comments Accessories, Reviews
Inbox by Gmail is now in more places

Inbox by Gmail is now in more places

Google have announced today that it’s new email management application Inbox is now available in a few more places. Perhaps lamenting the early release of the product, the Google team responsible note that it’s sometimes hard to know when to release a new product, because there’s always a few extra things they want to get in before putting it out[Read More…]

by 8:07 am on February 20, 2015 0 comments Google Services, News
LG Watch Urbane makes an appearance at Expansys for $US462

LG Watch Urbane makes an appearance at Expansys for $US462

LG knows how to make a top shelf product when they want to, and I don’t think anyone expected that the G Watch Urbane would be any exception to this, both in terms of craftsmanship and price. Expansys have listed the G Watch Urbane for pre-order today, in both silver and gold models, with a starting price of US$462. This[Read More…]

by 8:54 pm on February 19, 2015 3 comments Android Wear, News
Google is working on a new service called Tablescape integrating foodography and Google+

Google is working on a new service called Tablescape integrating foodography and Google+

Exclusive: Google is working on a new feature for Google+ aimed at social networking foodies called Tablescape. The service is a combination of Yelp reviews and Instagram photos, specifically designed for food, both home cooked and found out and about. The new feature is aimed at ‘people who pull out their phone before picking up their fork’ and is currently in trial with[Read More…]

by and 5:19 pm on February 19, 2015 0 comments Apps, Exclusive, News
Samsung is buying LoopPay to help build its own Google Wallet/Apple Pay service

Samsung is buying LoopPay to help build its own Google Wallet/Apple Pay service

Samsung is moving into the growing and potentially highly profitable area of mobile payments in a quite a big and fast way, acquiring mobile payments company LoopPay. Using LoopPay currently require users to either purchase a smartphone case (at a starting cost of US$16) or a keychain module(US$10) to use the system, but then allows users to simply hold up[Read More…]

by 3:11 pm on February 19, 2015 1 comment Manufacturer, News, NFC
Moto 360 receives update to Android 5.0.2 (before most phones do)

Moto 360 receives update to Android 5.0.2 (before most phones do)

In news that’s sure to be well received by Moto 360 owners, and looked upon with jealousy by others, Motorola have announced the release of Android 5.0.2 for the Moto 360. Released with the build number LWX49L, the update appears to be little more than bug fixes and behind the scenes improvements — there’s not much new to see here.[Read More…]

by 2:57 pm on February 19, 2015 8 comments Android Wear, News, OS Update
Social drinking app Boozd – Out Drinking? launches on Android to help you track your friends while out and about

Social drinking app Boozd – Out Drinking? launches on Android to help you track your friends while out and about

After launching on iOS in December, social drinking app Boozd has now launched on Google Play ready to bring Android using socialites into the fold. Boozd is a social app to help organise your night using Facebook to gather information using your and your friends Facebook profile and friends’ lists to let you know where your friends are on a[Read More…]

by 2:49 pm on February 19, 2015 0 comments Apps