Category Archives: Phone

myphone Year-End New Phones Comparison

MyPhone-logo.png Christmas is already here and no doubt many are looking forward in buying a new phone for themselves or their love ones. my|phone is currently the top choice by many Filipinos for entry-level to mid-range local brand Android phones.

For example, later today, myphone will release their latest model, Agua Iceberg Mini. The question many are asking for is if it is worth it compared to its big brother, the Agua Iceberg, not only prince but in features as well.

What if I tell you that the price of Iceberg Mini is ₱12,888 and compare that to big brother Iceberg which is ₱11,988 wouldn’t you think twice? I did, and to help me see the big picture, I created a comparison table of their latest offerings: Iceberg, Iceberg Mini, Vortex, A919i, and A919 3D. Decide for yourself which one you’re going to buy before the year ends.

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How-to Fix Android’s July 2013 Security Loophole

A major security loophole was found in Android that will give malicious applications the ability to infect a legitimate app without triggering security alarms. This bug affects most Android devices in the market even the old Android versions, and the fix was only silently patched by Google this February 2013.

If it was fixed, then why bother? It was fixed in the source code or commonly known as AOSP (Android Open Source Project). Unfortunately, manufacturers are slow in releasing fixes, yes, even security related patches. They have a long list of processes to follow and bureaucracy protocols in place. A simple patch can get months before it gets attention or approved – after all, it was only a “simple” fix why prioritize it when there are far more pressing matters to discuss, right?

Fortunately, we do not have to wait for the manufacturer patch. If you have a rooted Android phone, then this is for you. But if you are still not rooted, go read this first: Why You Should (Not) Root Your Android Phone.

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