Héctor Medina

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Major Android App Vulnerability Unearthed

A vulnerability that could affect 99 percent of the world’s Android-powered phones and tablets has been unearthed within the Google-owned platform. Since more than 900 million Android devices have been activated, we’re filing this in the ‘major vulnerability’ folder.<p>Bluebox Security says it found …

Yes, the NSA contributed code to Android, but don't freak out about it

To call the avalanche of leaks triggered by Edward Snowden a scandal is an understatement. Not a week passes without an embarrassing disclosure, and the secretive National Security Agency is at the center of it all.<p>The NSA is allegedly snooping on the electronic communications of everyone from …

Surveillance

iPhone 5 The ‘Most Hated Handset’, Galaxy S4 The Most Loved [Report]

Apple’s iPhone 5 is “the most hated handset” currently available, receiving the most criticism on social networks, reports British tabloid <i>The Daily</i> …

Apple makes boffo battery life new killer tech spec

All-day battery life has become the sine qua non of any new thin and light laptop worth its salt, thanks to Apple's newest MacBook Air.<p>Apple hasn't lost its touch yet. Not if it can take a two-and-half-year-old design and turn it into one of today's hottest laptops.<p>That would be the 2013 MacBook …

Consumer Tech

This Tiny, Portable Laptop Stand Will Finally Fix Your Posture

“The Roost–stop hunching over your laptop,” I read, back and neck aching as usual. I had been working at my laptop like a gargoyle since early in the morning. But in the Roost, a laptop stand that’s raised almost $100,000 on Kickstarter, I’ve finally found a solution.<p>My main issue with most laptop …

Waiting stinks: How to redesign your product’s dead time

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Recently my family gathered in North Carolina to celebrate a milestone in my sister’s life, and we arrived 10 minutes early …

The Easy Profit Game Ends In Smartphones, So Apple Plays A New One

It seems Samsung and Apple at last have something in common. As the Korean giant forecast its profits would be massive, but slightly below expectations, its stock price took a tumble. It appears the industry has crossed through a level some call “peak smartphone” — the point of maximum profit. This …