Google has had to remove several apps remotely from Android phones and from the Android Market for what they have deemed "security concerns." Via the Android Developers blog, Google's Android Security Lead Rich Cannings offered the following explanation:
"In cases where users may have installed a malicious application that poses a threat, we've also developed technologies and processes to remotely remove an installed application from devices. If an application is removed in this way, users will receive a notification on their phone."
There are rumblings out there that Hulu may be bringing a premium service to the Web and the Playstation 3. "Hulu Plus," a $9.95 US based subscription service that could offer a larger catalog of shows han he free Hulu service, was originally expected to be announced for Xbox Live at E3, but according to a Bloomberg report Sony could be ready to announce Hulu for the Playstation 3 as early as next week. A beta version of Hulu Plus could surface somewhere around the same time.
Many notebook users out there seldom use their optical drive. Other than installing software, the drives often tend to collect dust. If you are the type of user, who can live without an optical drive and want to get more storage on a Mac OWC has a new product for you.
The new product is called the OWC Data Doubler and it is a bracket that replaces the optical drive inside Apple MacBook computers with a 2.5-inch HDD or SSD. The bracket supports any drive that is 9.5mm tall.
The GTX 465 has been around for a while now and the card is a nice little performer for the price. Club3D has announced that it is launching its GTX 465. I guess we can say better late than never.
The GTX 465 is clocked at 607MHz on the core with 352 stream processors and a shader clock at 1215MHz. The card has 1024MB of GDDR5 RAM clocked at 3206MHz.
eMachines is one of those cheap PC brands that has been around for a long time in the US and often isn't associated with the best reputation for quality. The company has unveiled a new HTPC that looks very nice and has decent specs for the price.
The machine is called the mini-e ER1402 and it is very small. The machine is 7.1-inches in diameter and weighs nine pounds. It has full HD multimedia capability with HDMI out. Other features the 1402 include 802.11b/g/n and S/PDIF out.
External drive enclosures are a great way to get use out of extra HDDs and SSDs that you have laying around taking up space. Sharkoon has announced a new enclosure that looks good and offers UDSB 3.0 connectivity.
The enclosure is called the Rapid Case and it is made from aluminum. The case supports 2.5 and 3.5-inch HDDs and can work with SSDs too. The case also works with USB 2.0 and has eSATA connectivity.
Thermaltake is a name well known by many enthusiasts. The company offers all sorts of computer cases and cooling components along with lots of other gear. The company has announced a new USB 3.0 docking station for HDDs today.
The dock is called the BlacX 5G and has USB 3.0 connectivity. The maximum transfer rate for data is 5Gbps when connected to USB 3.0 and the dock is compatible with older USB specs as well.
Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner v2.33.
CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history.
Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)
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If you didn't get a chance to give Microsoft's newest toy for the Xbox 360 a go at E3 last week, the Kinect sensor will now be available for trial at any Microsoft Store across the U.S. The downside? There are only four in the country: Scottsdale, AZ, Mission Viejo, CA, Lone Tree, CO, and the newest store opened today in San Diego, CA.