Here are the top mobile news and stories of the day. CyanogenMod 10.1 Milestone 1 hits Nexus and Samsung devices - CyanogenMod is one of the top Android ROMs. This third-party solution focuses on delivering an AOSP experience along with some modifications intended for better performance and battery life. If you are looking for a rather stable first ROM, CyanogenMod is a … [Read more...] about Gizmodo is full of trolls (so is TechCrunch), CyanogenMod and AOKP milestones released and more
For the past 8 months, I've been using different versions of MVNOs. MVNOs are mobile virtual network operators, they run on top of traditional wireless carriers, providing access for a fraction of the typical mobile network costs. MVNOs come in many different varieties, from Wal-Mart's Straight Talk to T-Mobile's Solavei. My experiments with these have led me to the following … [Read more...] about Is 2013 the Year of the MVNO?
Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Tor network used to command Skynet botnet - Researchers have identified that the Skynet botnet used to commit DDoS attacks was operating on the Tor network. The C&C servers are only accessible from withing the Tor network. Tor uses a hidden service protocol to protect the anonymity of users. Via IT World, more here. … [Read more...] about Skynet botnet operating on Tor Network, DDoS attacks are coming from data center facilities and more
Here are the top tech news and stories of the day. AT&T’s LTE investments will go big by using small cells - AT&T will be spending $14B to update their wireless and wired networks this year. Part of that investment will have to go into increasing their LTE footprint. In the nextgen network, they are seriously lagging behind the leader, Verizon. AT&T will use … [Read more...] about AT&T will make LTE work with Small Cells, North American Data Usage up 120% and more
So much handwringing and haranguing has been done around the fact that the most recent Nexus device (the Nexus 4) does not come in LTE. Well I hope I am here to help you get over that concern, and explain why it is for the best. If you are a US user, you ought to know that the only network with a strong LTE rollout is Verizon, and they are a nightmare. Both on customer service … [Read more...] about So the Nexus 4 does not have LTE, Get over it already
China has apparently cracked the iPhone 5 cable code - the iPhone 5 (Lightning) cable came with a chip built in to keep others from making them (I mean to protect you). However, it appears China has figured out the code, and you can now purchase less than $20 cables to charge all our Lightning gear. Via Gizmodo, more here. Corning has now created 1B Gorilla Glass devices … [Read more...] about iPhone 5 Cable Hack, LG Nexus 4 Renders and more
Here is today's top tech news. Three top Android piracy sites seized - The DOJ has stopped three large sites from distributed pirated Android apps. Developers for Android have long complained (and rightfully so) about the ease of finding applications online and "sideloading." Users argue back (somewhat righteously) that if the market is claiming your application to be … [Read more...] about US Government Takes down App Piracy Sites, BBES 10 will be backwards compatible and more