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Welcome to the Digi-Zompocalypse

Monday, July 8th, 2013 | Author:

ZombiePhoneNo, this isn’t another Zombie film starring Brad Pitt killing digital zombies (though I would totally watch that); this Zompocalypse deals with a new security flaw discovered in the Android operating system just a few days ago. This flaw is particularly bad in that in affects all version of Android going all the way back to first smartphone release.

Security Flaw

The way it works is by allowing a hacker to modify an application’s code without touching its signature, making it seem to the device and the app store to be perfectly legitimate. Once installed, the app can essentially rove around doing whatever it wants pulling data, harvesting passwords, tracking user locations, or even using the phone as a zombie to attack others on the net. Read more about the specifics from our friends at Appleinsider.com Article Continues…

Category: Industry News

Explore your local Dungeon with Parallel Kingdom

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 | Author:

Gather your swords and axes friends, in this App review we are taking a look at Parallel Kingdom for iOS!

This app is a wonderful take on the MMORPG Genre, combining exploration, community, and… your real-world physical location. Parallel Kingdom uses your Current GPS location, in combination with Google Map Data, to create your surroundings. I’ve been playing this game for 6 months and have recently claimed the land our OWC Headquarters sits on in Woodstock, Illinois.

What this game lacks in plot, it makes up for with its raw exploration and gameplay. After clearing out the area of monsters and collecting some gold and “Pages” (which you need to max out to level up). I decided to wander around and see what else the land around our building had to offer. Article Continues…

Category: App Review

NewerTech’s NuTouch Gloves Go On Tour

Friday, March 8th, 2013 | Author:

As the snowy weather has showed us this week here at Other World Computing headquarters in Woodstock, Ill., winter isn’t quite finished yet. And as we – and much of the U.S. – brace for Winter’s final act, NuTouch Gloves have hit the road to show just how handy they can really be.

Newer Technology’s NuTouch Gloves were one of just a handful of products that were selected from thousands by CEA to be included in its annual Digital Answer Man Tour. The tour aims to educate consumers and showcase the newest and best products in the industry on TV, radio, in newspapers, and other media outlets. The tour will hit more than 50 media markets across the country, so there’s a good chance it will be appearing in near you.

NuTouch Gloves are featured on the tour among other major tech products such as the Apple iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy Note, Microsoft Surface, Google Nexus and a select few others.

What makes NuTouch Gloves so popular and a deserving addition to the Digital Answer Man Tour is their special conductive fiber that’s woven into all 10 fingertips. This allows you to tap, swipe, and scroll on all touch screen devices – even type on full-size touch screen keyboards – with any finger all while keeping your hands toasty warm.

So tune in to the Digital Answer Man Tour and get a look at how NuTouch gloves can add comfort and convenience to your digital lifestyle!

Category: Industry News

FBI Issues Warning To Android Users

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 | Author:

Say what you want to about Apple and their controlling, even heavy-handed policies and decisions at times. But for sure, the FBI has never issued a warning to users of Apple’s devices like it did this past Friday to Android users.

The short of it is the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) says it was “made aware of various malware attacking Android operating systems for mobile devices. Some of the latest known versions of this type of malware are Loozfon and FinFisher.”

There’s over a dozen recommendations on how to keep you and your Smartphone running Android safe from negative consequences.

They might have added another: Just buy an iPhone.

Category: Industry News

Beam on Over to Google For Star Trek’s 46th Anniversary

Friday, September 7th, 2012 | Author:

On the off-chance that you haven’t seen it yet, head over to Google’s main page. To celebrate Star Trek’s 46th Anniversary, today’s Google Doodle is not only a cartoon of the original series cast in Google letter form, clicking highlighted areas will take you on a little mission (a tribute to Season 1, Episode 18: “Arena”).

While most Google Doodles are creative and entertaining, some go above and beyond the norm. This one, though—with our well-known affinity for Star Trek and pretty much all things space-related—truly captivated many around the office.