Firefox 16, Opera 12.1 web browser updates hit Android

Firefox 16 Reading Mode

Mozilla and Opera have both released updates to their web browsers for Android phones and tablets today. Opera Mobile 12.1 and Firefox 16 are both available as free downloads from the Google Play Store. The latest version of Firefox features a new Reader Mode which strips away images, sidebars, and other content and lets you just read a clean text version of whatever website you… Read more »

TomTom Navigation app for Android arrives, doesn’t yet support HD displays

TomTom for Android

GPS provider TomTom now offers a navigation app for Android smartphones. It offers detailed, turn-by-turn driving directions and pretty much lets you use your phone as a full-fledged GPS device. At $38 for the US version, it’s kind of expensive for a mobile app. But that’s a lot less money than you’d pay for a dedicated GPS device. And since TomTom app for Android loads all of… Read more »

TouchWiz vulnerability could allow websites to factory reset your phone

Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung’s custom user interface for Android smartphones is called TouchWiz. Some folks think the color scheme, custom apps, and other tweaks Samsung makes to Android make the operating system easier to use — others find it ugly and cumbersome. But it turns out that it could also be dangerous to surf the web using TouchWiz. A security researcher has found a vulnerability that allows a… Read more »

Apple iPhone 5 has been jailbroken

Apple iPhone 5 jailbroken (with Cydia store)

The iPhone 5 runs the iOS 6 operating system and it’s the first device to ship with an Apple A6 processor. But neither of those things has stopped hackers from figuring out how to jailbreak the new phone. Grant Paul (@chpwn) has posted a few pictures showing his jailbroken iPhone 5. Jailbreaking an iOS device involves finding a security vulnerability and exploiting it to get… Read more »

You can jailbreak (some) devices running iOS 6

iOS 6 jailbroken

As soon as Apple released iOS 6 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, folks started trying to figure out if they could jailbreak the operating system and run unsupported code on their devices. The answer is yes… kind of. Redmond Pie has details on how to jailbreak a device running iOS 6 — but it will only work on some devices. That includes the iPhone… Read more »

Apple releases iOS 6: Here’s what’s new

iOS 6

Apple has released iOS 6 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad models that support the company’s latest mobile operating system. It’s available for download through iTunes, or you can download the update directly on your mobile device running iOS 6 or later by going into the “Software Update” section in the General Settings. So what exactly is new in iOS 6? A whole lot. But… Read more »

Pocket for Android now lets you listen to saved web pages

Pocket Listen

Pocket is an app that lets you save web pages to read later, and then view streamlined versions of those sites formatted for a mobile device. The service used to be called “Read it Later,” which is more descriptive… but also a bit more of a mouthful. Now Pocket has updated its free Android app so that in addition to reading saved articles later, you can… Read more »

Shazam can now tag live TV shows, provide cast details and more on your phone

Shazam

Shazam built a name for itself by letting you tap a button on your phone to identify songs playing on a radio, on TV, at a club, or anywhere else. Now the Shazam app can also identify TV shows. Just hold your phone or tablet close enough to the TV so that the mic can pick up the audio, and tap the Shazam button and… Read more »