Vishal Pardessi

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Latest Nova Launcher Beta update inspired by Android L

If you have been hankering to try out the new look and feel of Android L but don’t have a Nexus device, or can’t be doing with installing new ROMs, then the latest Nova Launcher Beta might go some way to help tide you over until the official release of L.<p>The 3.0.2 beta update for Nova Launcher …

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The Galaxy S5's fingerprint reader can be fooled by fake digits

It looks like the iPhone 5s isn't the only smartphone whose fingerprint reader can be fooled by fake digits. SR Labs has just posted a video (shown below) showing that Samsung's just-launched Galaxy S5 is susceptible to the same trick: as long as you have a good photo of a latent print (such as one …

Webcomic explains Heartbleed bug like you're five

So, you understand what that terrible Heartbleed bug's all about, but you can't really explain it in words even a five-year-old can understand. Here's what you should do when someone asks at your weekly family dinner, then: launch the XKCD website and show them its two recent Heartbleed strips. …

Phones Go Back To The Future

I’m no fan of LG’s rear smartphone control keys — but turns out the company had its finger on the pulse of looming hardware disruption when it ushered in those backside smartphone controls last summer, with the G2.<p>Smartphone case-makers start quaking because all that unused real-estate on the rear …

Amazon Smartphone With 3D Display Coming This Fall, Report Says

Amazon's hardware efforts will soon extend into the smartphone space, with the ecommerce giant debuting a new handset this fall, according to a …