5 new WebOS devices revealed in WebOS 2 codename bonanza?

We already know that HP are planning on squirting out a bevy of webOS devices some time in the future, but we now have some kind of unofficial confirmation that reveals a list of 5 codenames for said upcoming devices.

A keen-eyed WebOS Internals user — Destinal — has dug around the code for the recently released webOS Doctor for webOS 2.0, and came across the references in a string of code that displays “temporarily not restoring logs for newer devices.”

So, what are the codenames? Stingray, Mantaray, Broadway, Windsor, and Roadrunner (aka thePalm Pre 2).

This only confirms the existence of 4 new devices floating around Palm/HP HQ, and doesn’t even guarantee their release, let alone give us juicy details like form-factor or hardware specs.

But, now that we know the codenames, perhaps details will start leaking just that much more frequently. Well, we can always hope.




Back door exploit for Android phones

A security expert working at Alert Logic has published a demonstration back door exploit for smartphones running Android. Criminals could use the principles of this exploit to gain control of a phone and install trojans. A potential victim need only call a malicious web site for infection to occur. Continue reading

Sharp Galapagos adds an extra dimension to Android’s appeal

Sharp Galapagos adds an extra dimension to Android's appeal

Sharp has been talking up its glasses-free 3D phone at both IFA (wherePocket-lint got hands on with a prototype model) and Cetac, and now the device has come to life in the real world, with the announcement over in Japan of the Sharp Galapagos 003SH and 005SH Android handsets. Continue reading

PayPal fixes critical vulnerability in its iPhone app

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PayPal iPhone

PayPal has released an update for its iPhone app aimed at blocking phishing attacks. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, vulnerable versions of the app fail to check the PayPal web site’s SSL certificate correctly, or at all. The Android app does not appear to be affected. The vulnerability was discovered by security company viaForensics. Continue reading

Security firm reportedly discovered 88 critical holes in Android

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Security analysts Coverity have reportedly found 88 critical vulnerabilities in the kernel of Google’s open source Android mobile operating system. When analysing a HTC (Droid) Incredible running Android 2.1, Coverity say they encountered such problems as uninitialised variables and memory corruptions. Continue reading

HTC Desire HD vs HTC Desire

Save yourself the cash or bust the budget on the big one?

HTC Desire HD vs HTC Desire

Both the HTC Desire HD and original HTC Desire were certified as Pocket-lint Hot Products after rigorous inspection from our reviews team. While there’s no doubt that one is a more up to date and spec-wise superior handset, the question is: how much better is it? Sitting there with cash in hand, is it worth shelling out the extra on the HTC Desire HD or is the experience just as good on the straight Desire? Would you be best off going cheap and biding your time for the next upgrade instead? With the current market difference around £100, Pocket-lint investigates. Continue reading

Browser App to Deliver Flash to iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Steve Jobs has successfully prevented Adobe Flash from getting on the iPhone for years, but a new iOS app promises to bring Flash video to the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch without upsetting the CEO.

Demonstrated below, Skyfire is a web browser that automatically transcodes Flash video into HTML5 so it can display on your iDevice (instead of the blue Lego block symbolizing a lack of Flash support).

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