Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Mobile devices aren't particularly secure...

Going through my news feed, I see an article in Engadget about how Boston, Massachusetts with the help of Cisco wants to install wireless charge stations that also report on environmental quality (such as noise and air pollution).

I think there's some gotchas here...

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Weird noise from my phone...

Awhile back, I noticed that every so often, my phone would make a weird sound and I couldn't figure out what it was.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Experience with a Telstra Samsung Galaxy Nexus Google Phone

I've had my Telstra Samsung Galaxy Nexus (I-9250TGSMH) for almost a year now (it's September now, and I bought it the January before last). Overall I'm happy with it, but there are also some things I'm not entirely convinced by or thought should have come standard...

Friday, 28 September 2012

So, what does that security vulnerability do on a Samsung Galaxy Nexus running stock Android JellyBean 4.1.1?

Thanks to Mikeybear to highlighting this one for me on Facebook and Dylan Reeve for a nifty testing tool and an example.. It seems that some Samsung Android handsets have a vulnerability that allows invoking USSD codes from a browser with minimal user interaction.

Not seeing anything about my particular handset, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, I decided to test it out.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Do we really need printers at home?

After not having a printer for four years - I don't really miss it. I think there's technology that we're accustomed to that we only feel we "need" because we're used to it.