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Second Mac trojan discovered, also exploits Java vulnerability

Monday, April 16th, 2012

The “Flashback” trojan virus affecting at least 600,000 Macs was discovered last week that is capable of intercepting passwords and other private data. The discovery prompted Apple to release a Java update for OS X users that removed a number of common variants of the virus. Securelist on Saturday found another Mac trojan that is also spread through Java exploits, however. The malware, called Backdoor.OSX.SabPub, can take screenshots of a user’s current session, execute commands on an infected machine and connect to a remote website to transmit the data. It is not clear how users get infected with the trojan, but because of the low number of instances and the trojan’s backdoor functionality, Securelist speculates that it is most likely used in targeted attacks, possibly launched through emails containing a URL pointing to two one of websites hosting the exploit.

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Apple releases removal tool for ‘Flashback’ malware

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Apple on Thursday released Java update for OS X that removes a number of common variants of the Flashback trojan virus. Discovered last week to have infected more than 600,000 Mac computers, Flashback is a trojan that is capable of intercepting sensitive data and transmitting it back to an attacker. Security experts at F-Secure published instructions on how to manually detect and remove the malware, but Apple’s new Java update will handle the process automatically. The update, Java for OS X Lion 2012-003, is available for download immediately from within Apple’s integrated OS X software update utility.

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Reported Tegra 4 roadmap hints at LTE, Q1 2013 release

Saturday, April 7th, 2012
Reported Tegra 4 roadmap hints at LTE, Q1 2013 release

Time to put on our “skepticles” as we pore over some reportedly leaked Tegra 4 details. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang went on record saying that we could expect a new Tegra “every single year”, so if anything, the fourth iteration of the series is slightly overdue. Chinese site VR-Zone, however, thinks it’s got the inside skinny on how the next deployment might look. If its alleged roadmap leaks are to be believed, there will be four variants, three with a quad-core ARM Cortex A15 configuration, with clock speeds from 1.2 to 2.0GHz. What caught our eye a little more, though, was the “SP3X” flavor. Not because it favors the A9, but because it appears to bring LTE to the table right off the bat. That said, given that it’s not that long since NVIDIA announced the same for Tegra 3, we can’t help but wonder if something just got lost in translation.

[Thanks Rizwan]

Reported Tegra 4 roadmap hints at LTE, Q1 2013 release originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 07 Apr 2012 13:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Onkyo intros a new pair of TX-NR AV receivers, prices start at $999

Monday, March 26th, 2012
Onkyo intros a new pair of TX-NR AV receivers, prices start at $999
Shortly after introducing its entry-level TX-NR515 and TX-NR616 receivers, Onkyo is taking the wraps off of a fresh pair of souped-up, pricier AV boxes. Both part of the TX-NR family, the TX-NR717 ($999) and TX-NR818 ($1,119) are carrying on the 7.2-channel audio tradition seen on their lower-priced siblings, while a Qdeo processor handles all video upscaling duties — yes, 4K included. The 3D-ready couple is also packing THX Select 2 Plus certification, a whopping eight HDMI ports on each box, DTS-HD Master Audio / Dolby TrueHD decoding and a revamped 1080p GUI. Onkyo’s also said iOS and Kindle Fire variants of its Android Remote App are in the works, though mum’s the word on when they’ll be up for grabs. Either of these good enough for your home setup? They won’t hit shelves until May, which may (baller status) or may not (Average Joe) be enough time to save up.

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Onkyo intros a new pair of TX-NR AV receivers, prices start at $999 originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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BlackBerry PlayBooks with HSPA+ and LTE radios pass through the FCC

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook may be down, but it’s definitely not out. Over a year ago, the company revealed plans to release an LTE-compatible PlayBook as well as a 3G model that will work on HSPA+ networks. Details surrounding these variants have been few and far between, with some assuming they were simply canceled. As it turns out, two tablets from Research in Motion recently passed through the FCC equipped with HSPA+ connectivity and AT&T compatible LTE radios. BGR in January exclusively reported details about RIM’s plans to introduce a new PlayBook tablet around May or June that will be equipped with a 1.5GHz processor, built-in HSPA+ and NFC support.

[Via Engadget]

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NCAA March Madness Live app comes to iOS, Android by tourney tip-off

Thursday, March 8th, 2012
NCAA March Madness Live app comes to iOS, Android by tourney tip-off
Following in last year’s steps, the NCAA and Turner Sports have taken the wraps off their March Madness 2012 goodies for handsets, slates and PCs. Though, unlike its 2011 variants, you’ll now have to part ways with a one-time $3.99 charge in order to catch your favorite college team in action. Paying such a fee will give you an all-access ticket to watch every game during the tournament, which gets rolling this Tuesday, March 13th. Moreover, you’ll also be able to customize channels to your viewing pleasure, test your knowledge in live trivia and check out how the bracket’s shaping up. The action-packed March Madness Live app is available now to folks on iOS, with the Android version coming to “selected” devices by the time the tourney is underway.

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NCAA March Madness Live app comes to iOS, Android by tourney tip-off originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 09 Mar 2012 01:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung Galaxy S III to feature 4.8-inch display and ceramic back with simultaneous global launch

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Samsung still isn’t done trotting out new variants of the Galaxy S line, but the big one is coming. Samsung publicly stated that we wouldn’t see the Samsung Galaxy S III announced at Mobile World Congress this year, and one of the major reasons was an effort to shorten the gap between announcing the flagship smartphone and launching it around the world. This time around, we’ve heard from a trusted source that Samsung is going to launch the Samsung Galaxy S III in over 50 “markets or cities” simultaneously. The real news, however, is the fact that we’ll be seeing a supersized display (and you know how we feel about those) that will measure 4.8-inches. We weren’t told the type of display, though other rumors talked about something ridiculous like a Super AMOLED Plus HD screen. Also, instead of cheap, glossy plastic, we’re told the entire back of the smartphone will be ceramic — a pretty interesting choice of materials. Other previously rumored specs include a quad-core processor, Android 4.0, 4G LTE, great cameras and other competitive specifications. We’ll keep our ears to the ground, so stay tuned for more!

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Nova Launcher hits Android Market, custom grid and scrolling effects in tow

Friday, February 24th, 2012
Nova Launcher hits Android Market, custom grid and scrolling effects in tow
We know how much you love tweaking that Android handset, so we figured we’d let you know about a fresh 4.0-friendly UI customizer. The Nova Launcher, which has dubbed itself “everyone’s favorite Ice Cream Sandwich launcher,” just hit the Android Market in free and paid flavors. Those looking to take the freeloadin’ road will get tidbits like a customizable homescreen grid, scrolling effects (pictured above), as well as custom folders and icons. If you do, however, decide to unleash the four bucks for premium status, you’ll get extra features, including personalized gestures and dock “swipe-actions.” Tickle your fancy enough to take it for a spin on that shiny new G-Nex? Both variants are up for grabs from the source links below.

Nova Launcher hits Android Market, custom grid and scrolling effects in tow originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 24 Feb 2012 18:09:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Moneto’s $30 Android mobile payment kit goes on sale, brings contactless payments to four Samsungs

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
Moneto's $30 Android mobile payment kit goes on sale, brings contactless payments to four Samsungs

Not everyone’s smartphone has NFC, and of those that do, an even smaller subset have official Google Wallet support. It would seem Mountain View’s complacency is Moneto’s gain, as the outfit’s recently put up for sale its $30 NFC-enabled microSD card — enabling plebes everywhere sans contactless circuitry to sashay their way into mobile payment heaven. That card is also stuffed with 1GB of storage for your exploits and those plunking down three Hamiltons are also privy to a $10 credit thrown in. There’s one caveat, however, as per its website the service currently only works on variants of the Galaxy S (including carrier permutations like the Vibrant, Fascinate and Galaxy S 4G). Support for an additional forty devices is inbound but before committing, we’d peep the latest compatibility info from the horse’s mouth in the more coverage link we’ve included below.

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Moneto’s $30 Android mobile payment kit goes on sale, brings contactless payments to four Samsungs originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 21 Feb 2012 16:53:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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AMD outs cheap Athlon II X4 Llano-based processors, minus integrated graphics

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Given that superior integrated graphics was one of the key selling points of AMD’s low-power Llano desktop chips, it might seem like a strange move to offer two new Athlon-branded variants that have been stripped of their GPUs. However, while one hand slaps your face, the other hand gives you more cash to spend on a proper graphics card for your ultra-cheap rig — because both the Athlon II X4 641 and it’s lower-power buddy, the 638, are priced at just $81. Go out and buy yourself something nice.

AMD outs cheap Athlon II X4 Llano-based processors, minus integrated graphics originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 10 Feb 2012 12:56:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nokia to issue Lumia 800 battery fix early next year

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Nokia’s European support team has issued an official statement to those who have a Lumia 800 with poor battery life. “We immediately started to investigate these reports and can now confirm that while the battery itself is fine, a software problem on certain variants is limiting the phone’s ability to access the full battery capacity,” a Nokia representative wrote on the support forums Monday. Michael explained that the battery life issues are only the result of a software flaw and, as such, Lumia 800 owners can expect a software patch that fixes the problem early next year. Lumia 800 users who do not want to wait that long can contact Nokia and request a replacement handset. Hit the break for Nokia’s explanation of how to find out whether or not your Lumia 800 is affected by the bug.

Anyone who wants to know if their phone is affected can run the battery status test from the diagnostics tool already installed on their phone. (The tool is designed for service use and only displays approximate values.) Dialling ##634# opens the diagnostics tool. By accepting the disclaimer and then selecting ‘Battery Status’ from the list of options, anyone will be able to see their available battery charge capacity.  If your full charge capacity reads less than 1000 mAh then your phone is affected with this specific issue and you may find it is necessary to charge your phone more frequently than normal.

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Droid Xyboard accessories arrive at Verzion, can’t hide from Mr. Blurrycam

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

If you’ve had any doubts regarding the likelihood Motorola Mobility’s Xoom 2 LTE tablets arriving at Verizon under the Droid Xyboard moniker, Mr. Blurrycam would like you to have a gander at the picture above. Following the 8.2 and 10.1-inch variants being handled by CNET last week, and soon after caught passing through the FCC, a trio of snapshots have now been posted over at Droid-Life of what’s said to be some the device’s optional accessories. Among the lot, you’ll find a Smart Cover-esque Protective Portfolio for the 8.2-incher, two versions of an HD dock, and lastly, set screen films for the 10.1-inch version. While there’s still no definitive word on price or availability, it certainley appears like a formal reveal of the slates will be zooming in imminently. Hit the source link below for all the details.

Droid Xyboard accessories arrive at Verzion, can’t hide from Mr. Blurrycam originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 04 Dec 2011 01:37:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Walmart selling Limited Edition Blue Wii for $99.96 on Black Friday

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

No, you aren’t “losing” that thing up top — Walmart will indeed be bringing those limited edition blue Wiis to the US of A starting this Thursday, and better still, it’ll be hawking ‘em for just $99.96 apiece. If you’ll recall, the powder blue variants of Nintendo’s newest home console were previously reserved for other sections of the globe, but a new spot that just aired on CBS’ broadcast of the Titans vs. Falcons has confirmed that it’ll be on sale within a matter of days for those lucky enough to snag one. They’ll be offered up starting at 10:00PM on November 24th (that’s Thanksgiving day, you know) and should be completely sold out by 10:00:01PM on the same day. That tally will net you a console, a matching Wii Remote Plus and a Nunchuk. Good luck — pack a helmet.

P.S. – Black Thursday is the new Black Friday.

Walmart selling Limited Edition Blue Wii for $99.96 on Black Friday originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 20 Nov 2011 16:52:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Intel’s Haswell detailed: three different GPUs, single-chip solution for ultrabooks

Thursday, November 10th, 2011
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The demo of the 22nm Haswell running on a tiny solar cell at IDF was impressive, but it didn’t really give us any idea what shipping products might look like. Well, a few slides popped up over at Chiphell that give us a few more details about how the tock, to Ivy Bridge’s tick, is shaping up. For one, were looking at three new on-die GPUs, dubbed GT1, GT2 and GT3 — the latter of which may be a higher performance part than we’re used to seeing out of Intel. We also know that Haswell will have three variants: desktop, laptop (both of which are two-chip solutions with a separate controller hub) and ultrabook, which packs both the CPU and the controller in a single package. If you’re in the mood to dig a little deeper hit up the source links.

Intel’s Haswell detailed: three different GPUs, single-chip solution for ultrabooks originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 10 Nov 2011 14:33:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Xbox 360 modders claim CPU hack, make it party like an N64 (video)

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The security system built into the 360′s motherboard has more layers than an onion, which is why previous hacks have generally focused on the optical drive instead. But a couple of circuit breakers named Gligli and Tiros claim to have finally freed up the console’s CPU, allowing all 360 variants to boot homebrew software while also making them invulnerable to patches sent out by Microsoft. The video after the break purports to show the fruits of their labor, including an N64 emulator running on a version of Linux. It doesn’t really prove anything, except perhaps the lengths these guys have gone to: they use various hardware tools to slow down the console’s CPU and then confuse it with so-called ‘glitch’ pulses in an effort to make it forget its normal boot-up checks. Certainly not a trick for the average F-Zero X racer, particularly when speed-boosting around copy protection like this may be shady in the eyes of the law. (One more thing: don’t be put off by the video’s soundtrack — starts out weird but gets better, baby.)

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Xbox 360 modders claim CPU hack, make it party like an N64 (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung’s AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint GALAXY S II devices revealed

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Samsung is set to announce the U.S. variants of its GALAXY S II smartphone on Tuesday during a press event in New York City and a recent leak gives us a peak of what we can expect to be unveiled. On Friday, Pocketnow published a purported image of the GALAXY S II phones that are headed to AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. Judging from the picture, AT&T’s iteration remains relatively unchanged from the European model but we notice it does lack the hardware home button. The models headed toward T-Mobile and Sprint appear to ditch the sharp corners for more rounded edges. As we already know, Verizon Wireless will not announce a Galaxy S II model on August 29th, but we exclusively brought you the news that it will indeed offer a comparable device in the future. We also exclusively reported that Sprint’s S II will be branded as the Samsung Epic Touch 4G, and it looks like the name will stick when these sleek Samsung smartphones are unveiled on Tuesday. We’ll be on hand reporting live from the event, weather permitting.

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Dell Vostro 360 unveiled in China, a decently priced all-in-Yuan

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Dell’s Chinese site just took the wraps off the Vostro 360 all-in-one, which we already glimpsed in some prematurely released support documents. The product page actually calls it the ‘Vostro Success 360′ to hammer home its productivity focus, as if the inclusion of Windows 7 Professional Edition wasn’t enough. Other specs are pretty much as expected: a choice of touchscreen or non-touchscreen variants of the 23-inch Full HD WLED display, Intel i3 or i5 processors with the H61 chipset and up to a terabyte of 7200RPM storage. There’s also a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M for those out-of-hours LAN parties. The 4,999 Yuan price tag for the base model translates to a respectable $780, but we’ve no clue as to when this office beauty will arrive outside the Chung Kuo.

[Thanks, Czar]

Dell Vostro 360 unveiled in China, a decently priced all-in-Yuan originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 26 Aug 2011 10:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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