In their everlasting quest to root and dissect every single Android device, the XDA community has uncovered a serious exploit on one of Samsung’s most popular devices. While playing around with his Samsung Galaxy S III, XDA member alephzain discovered that he could obtain root without flashing with ODIN. Alephzain apparently discovered a serious exploit in...

If you’re like me, you love the clean lines of a phone without a protective case. Upon realizing gravity exists, you are faced with the cold hard (pavement) reality of owning a phone–you are going to drop it sooner or later, and chances are if it isn’t onto carpet, there is going to be some moderate to severe damage. If you are worried about this happening...

My relationship with device protection has been a love/hate affair for many years. It all started with my 3rd gen iPod’s silicone case. It fully encased the device in a 1.5mm thick layer of jelly silicone (at a time when silicone was new, novel and predominant), that protected my iPod like no other, but also caught dust like a glue stick and made it impossibly difficult...

Today I came upon an interesting article on CNN Money titled “Is Google suffering from Microsoft Syndrome?” Now I wasn’t quite sure what the ‘Microsoft Syndrome’ was, but hearing those two words made me think of blue screens of death (BSODS) and crippling malware that could bring down everything from aunt Maude’s Windows 95 craptop to...

Sometimes photos have some sensitive material in them and unfortunately Android doesn’t make it easy for those pics to be hidden from the Gallery or Camera Review feature without deleting them entirely.  One of our readers, Michael Bourgeois, ran into this exact problem when trying to purchase a present for a family member.  After exhausting every method and...