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T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS Update 4.0.3

June 11th, 2012 No comments

Behold, T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S2 owners!!! The long awaited day has come upon you. T-Mobile has pushed an Ice-Cream Sandwich update for Samsung Galaxy S2. The Update has been pushed out via Kies, which could be downloaded here. It’s set to bring about many improvements and features to the table. Below are some of the improvements, which one would see after updating the device.

As listed on Google’s ICS page here, the improvements are as follows:

  • Refined, evolved UI
  • Home screen folders and favorites tray
  • Resizable widgets
  • New lock screen actions
  • Quick responses for incoming calls
  • Swipe to dismiss notifications, tasks, and browser tabs
  • Improved text input and spell-checking
  • Powerful voice input engine
  • Control over network data
  • People and profiles
  • Unified calendar, visual voicemail
  • Redesigned Gallery app with photo editor
  • Live Effects for transforming video
  • Sharing with screenshots
  • Cloud-connected experience
  • More powerful web browsing (with desktop page display)
  • Improved email
  • Android Beam for NFC-based sharing
  • Face Unlock
  • Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth HDP

Pleas note that some of these fectures may be masked with the Samsung TouchWiz interface. The update is still pretty fresh and more information will be coming soon. Follow the link for an immediate update or wait for the OTA update. Be sure to comment and share with your experience, positive or negative.

If the laundry list of improvements hasn’t made you salivate over the update and get on the download bandwagon, below are the some screenshots to make you realize what you’re missing.



How to Check if Your Android Apps are Stealing Your Personal Information?

August 3rd, 2010 7 comments


When you download apps from the android market, you may ask yourself whether or not some may collect personal data without your consent. Fortunately for Apple iPhone users, all apps on their market get handpicked and certified before hitting the App Store. Google is not as lenient with developers in this department, because of the “openness” of the platform. There were several occasions when a program was collecting user’s location and call information and sending it to a server in China. In order to avoid that, next time you download an app at the Android market, right after you hit “Install”, check the screen that shows which resources are going to be used by the application. If, for example, a Wallpaper app is designed to get access to your calls, messages or other resources, refrain from installing it. In order to check currently installed applications for possible malicious activities, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications and take a look at all of the permissions the app has. Again, if anything suspicious is spotted uninstall it immediately.
Hopefully this helps to shed some light at Android app  permissions management. Leave your comments and thoughts after the break.

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