iPhone Data Compromised In 6 Minutes By Researchers

This is either cool, trippy, or informative. Few things require three italicized words to prove a point, so you see where this is going. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute Secure Information Technology (Fraunhofer SIT) displayed what are the dangers of losing your iPhone and not remotely wiping its data (something that can be done for free via the Find My iPhone app) by hacking it in 6 minutes, tops, and getting all passwords, including things like your Gmail account, home WiFi, etc.

The proof is in the pudding, after the break.

Picplz 2.0 For Android Uses New UI With Some Practicality

It turns out, while Instagram isn’t on Android (yet) the only notable competitor to the aforementioned app is Picplz. Until of course, you realize hat it’s an app that’s completely dependent of mobile web pages. Ugh, I hate those “apps”. Fortunately, version 2.0 of Picplz for Android (available in the Android Market) is out, and it has a dedicated UI to get everything sorted out.

From the get-go you have the option to browse “interesting” photos, view your network activity (essentially a photo stream of people you follow) and where you can like photos, activities, your profile, browse your phone’s photo gallery, and finally hit “camera” to take a shot. It was a fact that it deserved the title “Best Android Photo App”.

Now it is. Via: Picplz

HP Touchpad: The First webOS Tablet Comes Out This Summer

It’s here. The HP Touchpad weighs 1.5 pounds, is 13mm thick, has Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1, 16GB or 32GB of storage, twice the RAM of the Pre 2, a new 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, 9.7-inch screen with 1024×768 resolution, webOS 3.0, gyro, compass, and accelerometer sensors, a front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video chat, a virtual keyboard, Beats audio, and a tablet-optimized UI of webOS, with all of the bells and whistles webOS is known for (like Flash 10.1 beta support coming soon), as well as the new Touchstone for wireless charging, which interacts with other webOS devices, like taking a call on the Touchpad while having a Pre 3 and tapping the other device to share site links and such.

Time Inc. will also provide subscription magazines on the Touchpad, of which include Sports Illustrated, TimeFortune and People. It will launch sometimes this summer, which makes for an incredibly long wait for such an awesome looking tablet, on paper.

HP Veer, Pre 2, And Pre 3 Announced, All Look The Same

The Palm Pre 2 is headed to Verizon tomorrow, but now there’s the HP Veer — a tiny version of the Pre 2. As if it could get any smaller, the Veer uses a Snapdragon 7230 processor, 2.6-inch screen, webOS 2.2, has HSPA+, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, 8GB of storage, comes out in Spring, and has the same amount of RAM as the Pre 2.

Next up is the Pre 3, with a 3.6-inch WVGA screen, hardware keyboard (like the Pre 2), a 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor, webOS 2.2, comes out in Summer, has EVDO and HSPA+ radios (making it a world phone), 5 megapixel back-facing camera with 720p HD video recording, 802.11 n/b/g Wi-Fi, same amount of RAM as Pre 2, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 8GB or 16GB of storage, all the sensors seen in modern smartphones, and new Touchstone technology, which interacts with other webOS devices, like taking a call on the Touchpad, for instance.

Press releases after the cut.

Adobe Flash 10.2 Beta Is A Better Flash Then All The Other Flashes

That’s what we think, anyway. Adobe’s latest beta of Flash is version 10.2 available for Mac, Windows, and Linux. A new change is the Stage Video API, which is purportedly designed to reduce processor load by a drastic amount when playing videos on YouTube, Vimeo, and Brightcove, but the sites have to enable it for their systems — the aforementioned already have. Once that’s over with, Adobe says (purportedly, I’m really skeptical with them) that a full 1080p HD video would take up only 15% of full CPU power — seems cool if it’s true. There’s also some better pixel rendering, IE9 hardware acceleration, and some multi-display rig magic that makes it easier to have Flash running on many screens, or something of that sort. Beta download at the source link.

Via: Adobe, DownloadSquad

Nikon’s New Coolpix P300 (And P500) Outed, Take On Canon Offerings

See that up there? That’s the Nikon Coolpix P300. It’s the Canon Powershot S95 nemesis, uses a 4.2X (24-100mm) lens with f1.8 aperture, a 12.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, full manual controls, backlight HDR, scenes, 1080p HD video recording with live autofocus, and some of the other Nikon technologies seen in its best cameras. The P500 (seen in the gallery below) has a 36X (22.5-810mm) lens, 12.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, a tilting LCD, the same video recording modes of the P300, and similar overall form of usage.

The P300 and P500 launch in March, for $330 and $500, respectively. Also, at the source links, you’ll find PRs for the S9100 and S6100, 2 more new cameras. Via: Nikon links (1), (2), and (3)

Nikon P300 & P500 Press Shots

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