by George Heymann

Avast! Mobile Security for Android is here!

by George Heymann

Avast Mobile Security software came out of beta yesterday and is now available as a free download from the Android Market. The avast! Application features full-featured antivirus and anti-theft security software for your Android phone.

The program helps protect personal data by automating virus scans and providing automated alerts when browsing potentially harmful sites. Even if you believe that anti-virus software for Android is a solution searching for a problem. The avast! Application provides excellent anti-theft features that allow you to activate security features remotely using SMS commands to control GPS tracking, phone locking, wiping, audio monitoring and a host of other useful features.

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SuperOneClick upgraded to V2.3.3 released provides 1-click root/unroot for most Android handsets!

Senior Xda-developer member CLShortFuse continues to improve his excellent Android app SuperOneClick. SuperOneClick provides a one-click root/unroot that works on most Android handsets/OS versions. The file size for the latest version (2.3.3) jumped up to 10mb and now integrates the driver installation. The driver folder is now included with the latest ADB drivers from Google

You MUST put your phone in USB debugging mode and make sure you DO NOT mount your SD card. Go to “settings>applications>development” to select “USB debugging.” You can download a copy of the latest version of SuperOneClick from XDA-developers here. You must register on the XDA site in order to download the file.

(Additional download links and revision history after the break.) 

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Iomega completes new line of hard drives for the Mac with launch of Iomega eGo Mac Edition portable hard drive

by A. Montaqim

Technology Market

Iomega, an EMC company and a global leader in data protection, has announced the completion of its new Mac-oriented hard drive line with the launch of the new Iomega eGo Mac Edition Portable Hard Drive, an on-the-go stylish drive with plenty of storage that can withstand drops and still travel easily in a pocketbook or briefcase.

Combined with the recent launches of the Iomega Helium Portable Hard Drive and the Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive, Iomega now has a complete new line of portable and desktop hard drives for Mac users. All three new drives are formatted HFS+ for compatibility with Mac computers right out of the box, making them perfect complements to today’s Apple notebooks and desktops.

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Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook debuts for $899 in North America

by John Roberts

Technology Market

Acer America has announced the North American availability of its first Ultrabook, the Acer Aspire S3-951. The featherweight Ultrabook powers on instantly, connects to the Web in seconds and provides up to 50 days of stand-by time, or 6 hours of continuous usage.

As slim and easy to carry as a magazine, it includes a powerful Intel Core i5 Processor, speedy solid state drive for quickly booting the operating system, roomy hard drive, and essential USB and HDMI ports.

“The combination of extreme mobility and affordability found in the Acer Aspire S3-951 Ultrabook will undoubtedly change the way people think about mobile computing,” said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer America. “Consumers are going to love the value they find in the freedom and capabilities it offers.”

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Review: Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive Cloud Edition

by George Heymann

I recently made the move from a desktop to a laptop as my main personal computer. One of the compromises I had to make when moving to an ultraportable laptop with SSD drive was storage space.

My first impulse was to purchase an external hard drive (HD). All I needed to do was decided between buying a USB 2.0/3.0 drive now or waiting for a reasonably priced Thunderbolt capable external drive later.

After weighing my options, I came across a solution I hadn’t initially considered, a network-attached storage drive (NAS). The NAS drive commonly referred to as Cloud Storage drives operates as a secure file server on your home or office network.

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Rearth Ringke smartphone protection and style on a budget

by George Heymann

Rearth manufacturers a variety of protective cases for a wide range of devices from laptops and smartphones to a variety of MP3 players. The Rearth case that I’m reviewing today is the Ringke which is a high polymer case incorporating a 3 layer design.

The design consists of a silicon layer, an etching layer and a high polymer layer. The hybrid case provides the soft touch properties of a silicon case, with the smoothness and dust resistance of a hard rubber case while retaining much of its flexibility.

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US Branding Group introduces world’s first anti-virus secure webkey

by John Roberts

Technology Market

Technology marketing solutions company US Branding Group announced that their patented USB Insert nano webkeys that are integrated in any custom physical print media such as brochures, direct mail and magazine ads are now certified McAfee Secure, thus becoming the first and only webkey on the market with anti-virus certification.

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Installation error: “Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card” solution for Android

by George Heymann|@techeadlines

I started receiving installation errors on my recently purchased Android phone which wouldn’t allow me to install some apps on my phone nor let me update others. Other applications, however, installed normally.

What really was puzzling is that in all three cases, there was ample space on the internal phone memory as well as the SD card storage.
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Hitachi 2TB 3.5” HD $69.99 after promo code EMCKFHB25

Newegg offer:

HITACHI Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3020ALA632 (0F12117) 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

$5 off w/ promo code EMCKFHB25, ends 5/4. In stock. Limit 5 per customer.

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Roku XD/S Good things still come in small packages!

by George Heymann

I want to share my first impressions of my recently purchased Roku XD/S HD streaming video player. There is a lot to like about this very affordable sub $100 set-top box. The first thing you’ll notice about the Roku is its diminutive size. The unit measures a mere 1 inch tall by less than 5 inches wide and is very light weight.

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