Brendan Crossmock

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Android engineer explains why you shouldn't force over-the-air Nexus KitKat updates

Got a Nexus phone but can't wait for the over-the-air update process to deliver the latest and greatest operating system to your handset? Simple, clear the service framework data and commence mashing the update key. Not so fast, hotshot, says Google's Dan Morrill, who has taken to <i>Reddit</i> to advise …

Yahoo to NSA: Get off my lawn, too

Yahoo wants to keep the NSA out, just like Google.<p>The media company announced today that it will be rolling out heavy, 2048-bit key encryption across all of its products and covering all of Yahoo’s data center communications between servers.<p>The stronger security was inspired by a national security …

Jailed Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond: 'My days of hacking are done'

Jeremy Hammond, the Anonymous hacktivist who released millions of emails relating to the private intelligence firm Stratfor, has denounced his prosecution and lengthy prison sentence as a “vengeful, spiteful act” designed to put a chill on politically-motivated hacking.<p>Hammond was sentenced on …

Anonymous Hacker Jeremy Hammond Sentenced To Max Penalty Of 10 Years In Prison

One of the most active hackers in the collective known as Anonymous and the source of WikiLeaks’ largest ever leak of secret documents was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison–the most severe penalty so far of any of the activist hackers who rampaged across the Internet in the chaotic summer of …

Android vs. iOS Development: Fight!

The eternal startup question “Android or iOS first?” grows ever thornier, with news that Android’s market share exceeds 80%. But never mind the managers and non-technical founders: what do <i>developers! developers!</i> think of that divide? Whoever makes life easier for them gains a sizable edge.<p>And by …

Made by ex-Nokians, the first Jolla phone will go on sale this month

November 2013 is definitely <i>the</i> month for new technology launches, with Microsoft, Sony, and Apple all releasing some of their most anticipated products of the year within weeks of each other. It might come as a surprise, then, that Jolla is choosing November 27th as the day to launch its first …

Android dominates 81 percent of world smartphone market

For the first time ever, Android has hit more than 80 percent market share for smartphone shipments worldwide.<p>The new Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker was released on Tuesday by IDC, which detailed third-quarter numbers for all smartphone shipments worldwide. A total of 261.1 million …

How to easily root an Android device

Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on.<p>Of course, for the average user, …

Samsung and Code Club Teach Kids to Code

Code Club, the UK-wide network of volunteers that teach kids how to program, has announced a partnership with Samsung to unearth the UK’s “grooviest young coder”.<p>In what will be the first in a series of events to mark the tie-up, the Robo-Boogie competition is striving to encourage primary-age …