In these days of cell phones thinner than a deck of cards, no one would be caught dead talking on a big old brick from the 90s. That’s why this throwback phone is the perfect disguise for your new fancy phone. The anti-theft case has a small opening that you can slide your phone into, and no one will be the wiser. Let’s just hope no one thinks the phone is trash and just recycles it.
Rumors of an Amazon-made phone are nothing new, but today the rumors enter reality more firmly: what you see above is what BGR claims is the Amazon’s first phone. “Whoa, that’s super ugly!” you might be saying. Cool it, that’s just an enclosure around the device itself preventing prying eyes (like our own) from seeing the actual design. The good news is we can still learn a few things about the device without the enclosure removed: five cameras up front (reportedly a sixth out back) and a trio of buttons along the left side handle power and volume. The screen is reportedly of the 4.7-inch variety — which lines up with previous rumors — and puts Amazon’s first phone on the same scale as Motorola’s Moto X (among others).
The Lookout Heartbleed Detector can be used to determine whether or not your Android device is vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL. This app works by determining what version of OpenSSL your device is using. If your device is using one of the affected versions of OpenSSL, we then check to see if the specific vulnerable feature called heartbeats is enabled.
What is Heartbleed?
Heartbleed is a software flaw in the OpenSSL “Heartbeat” function that helps keep secure connections alive. This function was found to be vulnerable to manipulation in a way that allows an attacker to steal up to 64K of data at a time from the active memory of affected systems. The bug, found by researchers from Codenomicon and Google, and filed with the following reference number – CVE-2014-0160, impacts any infrastructure that includes the affected versions of OpenSSL.
Will this app fix the Heartbleed vulnerability?
This app is not meant to fix this vulnerability, as this will need to be patched by Google or your device manufacturer, and it is only meant to keep you informed about the status of your device. The good news is that Lookout has not yet seen the Heartbleed vulnerability exploited on a mobile device, but you can stay updated with the latest information on our blog at blog.lookout.com.
Does this tell me if my apps are affected?
No. This app will not detect if any of the services or accounts (the apps and websites you visit) on your device are vulnerable and is only meant to detect vulnerabilities in Android.
In other words, your operating system might be fine, but the websites you’re accessing might not. Look out for emails from companies with whom you have online accounts. If they needed to issue a patch, hopefully they will be alerting their consumer.
As Google noted in its own Heartbleed disclosures on Wednesday, Android devices running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean are vulnerable to Heartbleed. Google said patching information is being distributed to its Android partners.
So how many phones are still running Android 4.1.1? That’s difficult to determine. Although 34.4% of Android devices are running Android Jelly Bean, Google doesn’t break out how what percentage of users are on its various versions — 4.1.1 and 4.1.2.
The latest version of Jelly Bean is 4.1.2, which was released in October 2012.
A Google spokesperson confirmed to Bloomberg that there are “millions” of devices running Android 4.1.1.
Because Android updates are controlled by phone manufacturers and wireless carriers, it can be challenging to determine what versions of Android are available for various devices. We do know, however, that the HTC One S is running Android 4.1.1.
While there’s already one iPhone case that’s dedicated to keeping you healthy by measuring your blood pressure and heart rate, this case aims to keep you fit with a completely different approach. Meet the ToneFone, an iPhone case that’s loaded up with weights to give you a quick workout while you tweet!
If you can’t keep away from your phone to even head to the gym, this could be the case for you: the ToneFone makes your iPhone weigh either 1kg or 1.5kg, letting you get an arm workout every time you text, Snapchat, check Instagram or take a selfie – all supposedly to improve your muscle strength and endurance.
An Expert Reviews reader has brought to our attention that that there’s something strange going on with Nokia’s OLED smartphone displays. When scrolling around screens with a white background, such as Google’s search results, there is visible ghosting on purple links (those you have already clicked on).