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Posts Tagged ‘Phone’

Phone manual includes instructions for faking a call

Phone manual includes instructions for faking a call

Recently found these candid instructions for simulating a fake, meeting-escaping call in the docs for an unspecified Samsung phone.

Why you should always encrypt your smartphone

Why you should always encrypt your smartphone

You may have taken note that in California, among other areas, police can search your phone's contents without a warrant upon arrest. If you've password-protected or encrypted your phone, you're somewhat protected. If your phone's not directly on you, that's another layer. Tech news site Ars Technica explicates the finer points of arrest, [...]

HOWTO: Graft the RFID from a payment-card onto your phone

HOWTO: Graft the RFID from a payment-card onto your phone

Hardware hacker Andrew "bunnie" Huang is living in Singapore, and he's finding it difficult to board the public transit system because he habitually carries so many RFID-embedded cards that the automated turnstiles can't get a read from his EZlink card. So he decided that he would remove the RFID from his transit card and delicately graft it [...]

Microsoft using anti-Linux tactic against Google’s Android

Microsoft using anti-Linux tactic against Google’s Android

The lawsuit Microsoft filed against Motorola and its use of Google's Android phone software is awfully familiar. Microsoft used the same tactic against Linux when the open-source software reached critical mass in the data center and threatened to derail the growth of Microsoft's server business seven years ago. After name-calling failed to [...]

HOWTO: Record the Cops: A guide to the technology for keeping government accountable

HOWTO: Record the Cops: A guide to the technology for keeping government accountable

A Reason.com column this week looks at the range of cameras, software, and other technology available for citizens interested in recording on-duty police officers... Qik and UStream, two services available for both the iPhone and Android phones, allow instant online video streaming and archiving. Once you stop recording, the video is instantly [...]

PA school board pays $33K settlement for searching kid’s phone and referring seminude self-portraits to DA for criminal prosecution

PA school board pays $33K settlement for searching kid’s phone and referring seminude self-portraits to DA for criminal prosecution

Pennsylvania's Tunkhannock Area School District has settled a lawsuit brought by the ACLU on behalf of NN, a student whose mobile phone was searched by her principal. The principal dug through several screens' worth of menus to discover some partial nude photos of NN, as well as a blurry full nude that NN had intended for her long-term [...]

Microsoft celebrates Windows Phone 7 RTM with funeral parade for BlackBerry and iPhone

Microsoft celebrates Windows Phone 7 RTM with funeral parade for BlackBerry and iPhone

The iPhone's dead, long live the Windows Phone. That must be the genius proclamation that incited Microsoft to celebrate Windows Phone 7 reaching RTM status with the incomprehensible procession you see above. An elaborate parade, replete with hearses and black capes, was organized last week to denote the passing of the BlackBerry and iPhone into [...]

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