Skype for Android Update Adds 3G Calling And Patches Security Vulnerabilities

Recently Skype for Android users had a scare when a major security gap was discovered in the app. Today Skype has patched the security vulnerability and added a convenient feature — 3G calling. Requirements for the update are Android 2.1 (android 2.2 for Galaxy S handsets) and you’re good to go by updating at the Android Market. Via: Android Market

T-Mobile G-Slate And Sidekick 4G Now Available For Purchase

The G-Slate built by LG, the first 3D-capable Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, is now on sale for $529.99 on a 2-year agreement, and also has the capabilities to handle 4G speeds (really HSPA+, by the way). Secondly is the Sidekick 4G, the reboot device of the Sidekick line (which I am currently reviewing), which is available for $99.99 on a 2-year agreement, and also has 4G HSPA+ capability, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, VGA front-facing camera and 2 megapixel back-facing, Android 2.2.1 loaded an exclusive Sidekick skin built by Samsung, and a superb QWERTY keyboard. The info links with big purchase buttons are below, for your examination. ViaT-Mobile (G-Slate)(Sidekick 4G)

BlackBerry PlayBook Teared Down By iFixit, As Usual

The newest trend in technology journalism — write a post about how iFixit took apart the latest gadget. OK!

So they did. And everything RIM says is in the PlayBook actually is there. iFixit also mentioned that for the average user, taking apart a PlayBook is rated a 7 out of 10 (10 being the easiest, 1 the hardest) and that the front panel of glass is not fused to the rest of the tablet, so a shattered screen could be easily replaced without much annoyance and/or money. Check out the source link for the rest of the teardown!

Via: iFixit

Whoa: T-Mobile Creates Facebook VoIP App Called Bobsled

Don’t tell me you saw this one coming: Bobsled, a new brand by T-Mobile which powers an application that can be downloaded from Facebook to a Mac or PC, then allows you to make calls to Facebook friends for free by clicking on a phone icon that appears next to your friend’s name, without having to dial any numbers (or better yet, the recipient doesn’t need Boblsed to be installed). T-Mobile has also come out and stated that Bobsled will be added to tablets and smartphones on the network in the future. Huzzah!

Press release after the jump. Via: Bobsled for Facebook

Alienware M14x And M11x R3 Announced: Awesomesauce Starts Here

My favorite gaming computer company has something new to debut, and that warrants instant coverage here on LaptopMemo. And this is just perfect: the Alienware M14x and updated M11x. Starting at the decent $1,199 price point, you get 6.45 pounds of weight for a Sandy Bridge 2.0GHz Intel Core i7 processor (up to 2.9 GHz of TurboBoost) with 6MB of cache, 4GB of DDR3 RAm at 1600MHz, a 1.5GB Nvidia Optimus graphics setup (Nvidia GeForce GT 555M), a 500GB 7,200RPM hard drive (6GB per second transfers), 14-inch 1366×768 WLED backlit screen (a $75 upgrade gets you a 1600×900 screen), slot load DVD drive, comes in red or black, and a Intel Wireless-N WiFi card which supports a/g/n radios. In short, it’s quite a powerful rig. And I love the way it looks.

Second is the M11x R3, a laptop which I’ve given so much praise for that even Alienware notices (what’s the problem, it’s awesome guys!?!). The new M11x comes in red or black, Sandy Bridge-generation processors, along with a new graphics card (the Nvidia GeForce 540M in Optimus configuration), 7,200RPM hard drives, and so on (some of the same configuration possibilites as before). It also is to be noted that both systems have support for Verizon 4G LTE and WiMAX, as well as WirelessHD technology for sending images to a monitor or TV, so that’s a plus as well. The M11x R3 starts at $999, the M14x at $1,199 and both are available for purchase today. Press release after the jump.

Via: Alienware M14x, M11x R3

White iPhone 4 Used To Display New iOS Multitasking?

The same genius leaksters at Vietnamese tech site Tinhte have not only what they claim is an official white iPhone 4, but with a “preview” version of iOS which contains newer and updated multitasking, which either may be the most official-looking jailbroken ROM for the iPhone ever seen, or it may be just official. Check out the video after the break to see for yourself. Via: Tinhte