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Hackers have planted viruses in video games for smartphones running on Window’s OS, according to a security firm specializing in mobile devices.

The games — 3D Anti-Terrorist and PDA Poker Art — are available on sites that provide legitimate software for mobile devices, according to John Hering, CEO of San Francisco-based security firm Lookout.

The games are bundled with malicious software that automatically dials premium-rate telephone services in Somalia, Italy and other countries, sometimes ringing up hundreds of dollars in charges in a single month.

The services are run by the programmers who built the tainted software, Hering said on Friday.

This is kinda funny because back when I was a freshman in High School, when they had phones where you could only play games like hangman or snake, I had a dream once about my phone getting hacked and not working and it made me so upset. It was a really crappy phone, I couldn’t even text on it yet I was worried about it getting hacked because I was hearing horror stories about it. Haven’t thought about that since but now reading this article makes me really happy I have a phone that I can’t really play any worthwhile games on. I guess it’s just one more reason to get an Iphone if you are the type that  does play games on your phone. At least Apple doesn’t have virus’s amirite or amirite?


Using iPad before bed will make you crazy

UCLA Sleep Disorders Center Director Frisca Yan-Go says that it’s a bad idea to use the iPad in bed. It’s much worse, in fact, than e-readers like the Amazon Kindle and far worse than reading a physical book or magazine.
The issue has to do with the light emitted from the iPad, something you don’t get with a Kindle, which has no backlight, or a book.
Experts like Yan-Go say that staring at a light-emitting source close to your face can inhibit the secretion of melatonin, a relaxing chemical that helps you sleep. In a nutshell, we are programmed to go to sleep when it’s dark and wake up when it’s light out. When you look at a bright light source in bed, you are telling your mind to stay up — and the closer that light is to your face and the more intensely you look at it, the stronger the effect can be.

Okay i get the whole, light while trying to sleep thing but how does that translate into “You’ll go bat shit insane?”

I don’t know but it’s definitly something you new iPad owners should consider. Nevermind the fact that you spent hundreds of dollars on a oversized ipod touch, we can put that to the side right now.

Also, if you are one of those people have have a glass of water on your nightstand. You need to rethink where you put your iPad. Putting your ipad right next to the glass of water on your nightstand is a stupid, stupid idea. JS.


Because thats all that is in the news lately and therefore, that’s all i am finding to report on. Either way, Apple is set to unveil a new iPhone this week, only days after it’s new product, the iPad, went on sale.

Apple sent out the press invites Monday morning, according to Engadget. The invite itself is cryptic, as usual, with nothing more than the shadow of a large number “4” stretching across a blue background, plus a caption: “Get a sneak peek into the future of the iPhone OS.”

It’s pretty much the same of the same ol’ iPhone stuff. Except there are rumours that the new OS could bring multitasking to the iPhone for third party applications, finally. I guess working on that iPad helped? oh wait the iPad can’t multitask. Nevermind.


It’s only been two days since the iPad wet on sale and already it’s been jailbroken. The culprit? iPhone jailbreaker MuscleNerd. It apparently uses the same method as previous iPhone’s to enter into. Video below:

Perhaps if Apple spent more time on the iPad instead of trying to rush it through they would have been able to keep their want of locking third party applications out. Either way, it’s been done.
No software is being released yet to jailbreak your iPad if you have one, but considering it’s already been done…it shouldn’t be too long.

The iPad officially went on sale today and it’s been all over the news. *Yawn*…whatever.

The funny thing though is apparently, as with every apple product, there is a strange hint that perhaps a second generation of iPads will come out soon, within the next year maybe, again taking into account apples’ current business practices of revision instead of invention. Why not ride a good thing though, right? *coughrihannacough*

“An enterprising hacker poking around the iPad’s internal code may have found hints of a brand-new, as-yet-unannounced version of the red-hot tablet.
[a tipster] claims to have found a series of new device identifiers hidden in the iPad’s file system…
The device ID—”iProd2,1″—that’s raising eyebrows. The “iProd” identifier was first discovered last August as “iProd1,1”; only later did Apple fanatics deduce that “iProd1,1” referred to the first-generation iPad, which arrived in stores today.”

Surprise, surprise right? That’s how it is with electronics and gadgets they are constantly being reenvisioned and improved upon. I personally think the iPad is stupid, but for those planning on getting one or those who have already bought one today, does the fact that they are already creating an iPad second generation mean you shouldn’t be using an iPad? No. If that were the case no one would ever have any sort of gadget ever because theyd all be waiting for the improved version. It’s a risk you take. How much do you want it versus how long you are willing to wait. If you can wait another year for an improved iPad then cool, but if you’re one of those people that has to have the latest in gadgetry to feel special, then you have bigger issues.

I absolutely HATED ipods. I thought they were the dumbest thing evar. Why pay so much money for an mp3 player? Srsly. So i went through the ipod, then the ipod nano then the ipod with the video in it I don’t remember what it was called. By the second generation of the ipod touch, i had gone through three or four cheaper mp3 players that just couldn’t cut it. So i was like fuck it, ill get a stupid ipod. Suffice to say, i go nowhere without it. You really are paying for quality and it will be like that with the iPad. Except i don’t think ill ever get an iPad, i’d rather save my money (which i currently have none of) for a macbook pro.


Seriously. 3-D? What are we in the 70’s again? Anyway, for those of you who give two shits…

Sharp has announces a 3-d MOBILE display. It requires no glasses or anything special, except the eyes of  a hawk.

Sharp’s latest 3-D displays deliver bright, clear imagery without the cumbersome glasses usually required for such technology. Now the bad news: They only work on a 3-inch  screen held one foot from the viewer’s face

Riight, so all the time you spent putting together a 3d display that only works a foot away, you could have just made a regular fucking phone that people actually like and can read.

People are stupid. Link in the source.


The iPad is the latest bit of gadgettry to land onto the market with a following and uproar similar to the signing of the constitution, but here’s the deal:

The iPad, while a cool looking device that’s new and fancy and all shiny and shit, is nothing (in my eyes) but an itouch on steroids. Yeah there are other differences, like new apps and being able to read books and shit, but adding one or two new programs doesn’t make your product different. That’s like me going out to buy a computer game sequel, but it’s the exact same game and the only difference is you get one or two more levels (or characters) and the box is bigger.

The apple iPad is like a laptop, a netbook if you will, except you can’t really do any of the stuff you normally do on a computer except look at pictures, read book, check your email, listen to music and play a few basic games. I’d rather save my money and get a macbook pro or something and be able to do the same things, but more. I have an itouch, if i wanted it to be bigger i’d buy a macbook. Easy as that.

I’m not knocking anyone who is going to purchase an iPad, if you have the money to do that, that’s your prerogative. But considering I already have a smaller version of the iPad, i’mma save my money for a macbook (will be a while).