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Is an inexpensive Windows Phone worth it?

Video: Lumia 521 Review




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Our secondary writer gets a Nokia Lumia 521 and attempts to review it the moment he gets it out of the
box. What does he think of it, and would he recommend it? Everything is explained in the above video.

Additions/Errata

  • Adding to things I don’t like about the 521, I do not like how you have to have fingernails to pull the back case off.
  • I played the wrong game in the game test portion – Galaga was fine, but when I tried playing Fruit Ninja there was a noticeable performance drop. It was not enough to prevent playing of Fruit Ninja, however.
  • The phone is actually capable of running on AT&T as it supports their bands. The 521 must be SIM unlocked, which T-Mobile will do.

Facepalm.

iOS’s lock screen exploited… again.




ios613-exploitOh dear. iOS 6.1.3 has barely been out for a day and already someone has found another lock screen bypass. As usual for these bypasses, if it’s performed people will have access to your photos, contacts and phone dialer. This time, you need a little bit more than just an iPhone.

To perform this latest bypass, you need to start a phone call from the voice recognition system, then eject the SIM card halfway through the call. It’s more involved than previous exploits and it appears as if CDMA iPhones are safe, but it’s still amazing to see another exploit so soon after one was supposed to have been patched.

Check out the YouTube video below for a demonstration on how it works.

Source: videosdebarraquito on YouTube
Via: The Verge


If you really, really like Netflix

Netflix to offer 4K streaming “within a year or two”




Did you buy one of those new 4K TVs only to discover absolutely no one is offering any type of motion video in 4K right now? In that case, we’ve got good news for you: Netflix will be offering 4K streaming “within a year or two.” Their own original series, House of Cards, was shot mostly in 4K, so when they offer 4K streaming you will have something to watch.

There’s a problem, however, and that comes from various Internet infrastructures in the United States. Streaming 4K video is a huge strain on most average broadband connections in much the same way streaming video games is; you would need something like high-end cable or a fibre line in order to make use of a 4K video stream.

Netflix has said that over in European countries, a technology they developed called Open Connect has been deployed to many European ISPs. Essentially, Open Connect lets Netflix stream their shows without having to set up a special content delivery network; instead using the ISP as their backbone. If they can duplicate that over here in the United States, 4K video streaming might actually become feasible.

Source: The Verge