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Thunderbolt OTA Coming in Q2 2011

Thunderbolt OTA Coming in Q2 2011

Rumors are starting to surface around the web that the HTC Thunderbolt will receive an OTA update soon.  In a recent response to a user support inquiry, an HTC rep stated that an OTA update to Gingerbread was coming in Q2 2011.

This information, along with a laundry list of Android 2.3 features were also mentioned in her response.  Although an exact date hasn’t been confirmed it’s always nice when the information is generated by an HTC rep.

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Apr 9th, 2011Comments Off on Thunderbolt OTA Coming in Q2 2011
Skype Introduces Desktop Ad Units

Skype Introduces Desktop Ad Units

Skype will soon add advertisements to their Windows desktop application.  The ads will be introduced in the US, UK, and Germany this week, and will appear on the Skype desktop Home Tab.  Companies like Groupon, Universal Pictures, and Visa are among the advertisers that will begin running at launch.

Below are some additional details from Skype.

We’re working with some great advertisers, including Groupon, Universal Pictures, and Visa.
Ads will appear in the US, UK and Germany and advertising sales for Skype are […]

Mar 8th, 2011Comments Off on Skype Introduces Desktop Ad Units
Google Utilizes Global Kill Switch on Malicious Apps

Google Utilizes Global Kill Switch on Malicious Apps

Google was made aware of an issue with a little over 20 applications in the Android Market that were malicious.  These apps gained system access when downloaded and intercepted and secretly transmitted private data from user’s handsets to third party servers. To make matters worse, some of these apps have been downloaded over 50,000 times.

Google started using a remote ‘kill switch’ feature to wireless kill the apps on user’s handsets.  In addition to removing the apps, Google is […]

Mar 7th, 2011Comments Off on Google Utilizes Global Kill Switch on Malicious Apps
Verizon Will Carry iPad 2 at Launch

Verizon Will Carry iPad 2 at Launch

Verizon Wireless will carry the Apple iPad 2 on launch day (March 11th).  Although Verizon has not made any formal announcement, they are expected to join a number of other retailers to begin selling a 3G version of the new tablet that is compatible with it’s EV-DO network and will charge $600+ for the 16GB model.  (via Verizon Wireless)

Mar 4th, 2011Comments Off on Verizon Will Carry iPad 2 at Launch