Kryptos is a peer-to-peer telephony program from Kryptos Communications. It features military-grade 256bit encryption on all the traffic it sends and 2056 bit RSA key exchange, thereby keeping your conversations private and exceptionally secure.
Its target audience is businessmen with a bit of cash to shell out on security management, though there is no reason why anybody else couldn’t use it. It operates on 3G mobile internet and WiFi and I am reviewing it based on my experience on the HTC Wildfire.
I’d like to clear up some misconceptions: rooting doesn’t mean installing a custom ROM like CyanogenMod, and it doesn’t necessarily mean wiping your internal storage. All it means is unlocking your device so that you gain some extra system privileges, giving you the ability to install a custom ROM like CyanogenMod (and do a number of other neat things).
The method for doing this varies from device to device, and could change over time. So, rather than writing a guide that will only be relevant to one type of device and may soon go out of date, I’ll show you how to find the best way to root your specific phone or tablet — assuming there is a way. I’ll also include a walkthrough of how I rooted my HTC Desire, with photos, so that you can see how quick and easy the process can be.
The world is a scary place. People want your data. These are facts of life and are the same whether you’re on Android, iOS, or some other platform. Some individuals will go to massive lengths to access your bank account, but for some it’s as simple as picking up your phone while you’re ordering your morning coffee.
This week we saw Android malware DroidDream hit more than fifty apps in the Market. As phones get smarter and smarter, and gain access to more and more of our sensitive data, we must be more and more aware of security in all aspects.
There’s a variety of solutions to eliminate the risk, both built into the Android OS itself and available as apps on the Market. We’ll cover both of these types of security in today’s Android How-To. (more…)
This week, Alex Pascal looked at some of the Home Screen Launchers available for Android. These let you completely redesign your device’s user interface, almost making it feel brand new!
Last month, we saw that the majority of readers had changed their keyboard from the default. This time, we’re interested in seeing how many of you have changed your launchers. My guess is it’ll be a lower percentage — let’s see.
Let us know what you use by voting in the poll, and leave a comment to share why you switched.
The cameras on our phones can never match up to the commendable quality of digital SLR cameras. They just can’t. However, every now and again we capture a superb image on our phones that’s worth saving. It could be a picture of friends, a landscape, or your favourite band on stage.
When a photo works, it works.
Color, quality adjustment, effects, and a little bit of cropping can work wonders too — and why not have the ability to do it right there and then on your phone, ready to tweet or share on Facebook? Photoshop Express from Adobe is an application for just that.
When you live outside the confines of a major city, one of the downsides is that you never seem to be able to get weather forecasts specifically for your town and have to resort to seeing the forecasts of the nearest enlisted location. These forecasts often end up being quite accurate, but physical proximity doesn’t imply that both locations are on the same altitude. When that is the case, more often than not, the other city’s weather is very different from your town’s, and any weather application is essentially useless to you.
That’s where Weather Widgets from Pixelspore comes into play, by using yr.no, one of the most extensive location databases I have seen in a weather application, and adding a wide collection of widget designs to top it off.
If you’ve rooted your phone, the process for backing up is easy:
- Get Titanium Backup,
- Use it.
But what if you haven’t rooted, or don’t want to, or can’t do so without wiping your device first? There’s a ton of data on your device, and although a lot is automatically synced to your Google account, some isn’t.
Let’s look at what you need to back up, and how you can do so.
We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in February. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, Web, or Android apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month. Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!
Thanks for reading AppStorm, and I hope you enjoy looking over some of our favourite posts from last month!
Tablets are a definitive mark on the Android roadmap for 2011. We’re seeing them pop up everywhere and the recent Mobile World Congress just saw the market grow. 2010 was all about the 7″ tablets, but CES this year saw them mature into larger, ten-inch versions.
MWC saw some of the seven-inchers evolve with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Tab being boosted up to a 10″, Tegra 2-powered, Honeycomb tablet. It seemed that the days of nano-tablets were over and that Apple might be right in this case. However, HTC took a different spin on things: they announced the Flyer. (more…)