While Galaxy S II owners here in Malaysia wait anxiously for the Android 4.0 update to be available, let’s take a look at the enhancements the new firmware will bring to the world’s most popular Android smartphone. Here’s a side-by-side comparison video of the Galaxy S II running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
There are quite a number of enhancements making tasks like switching off apps and managing browser tabs much simpler and faster. If you’re more of the manual reading type, you can check out the Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich Guide for Consumers.
The pretty nifty guide talks about everything from how to get the ICS update for your Galaxy S II to almost all of the changes the update brings. It’s really useful and you can download the PDF here.
We’re still wondering if ICS for the Galaxy S II has arrived in Malaysia. If you’ve gotten your update do let us know. We’ll be more than happy to share it with the rest. Thanks!
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Still thinking whether to upgrade to iOS 4.0.2 with no chance of jailbreaking at the moment? The iPhone Dev guys have a solution!
While the iOS 4.0.2 was designed to fix the recent PDF Exploit, now there’s an app that does just that for jailbroken phones. It is an app called PDF Patch which can be downloaded from Cydia. What’s interesting is that the recent 4.0.2 patch is only applicable for selected devices which leaves older phones unprotected.
So those with jailbroken iOS 4.0.1, what are you waiting for? Read more here.
Apple has issued a new iOS update version 4.0.2 that fixes the PDF vulnerability issue that puts your iPhone at risk.
iPhone, iPod Touches and iPad user the next time you’re going to open a PDF attachment, make sure you know where that file attachment came from.
It has been revealed that there is a vulnerability in iOS version 3.1.2 and above in which opening a PDF file from an unknown source can render your device exposed to attacks from hackers. The exploit allows hackers to take over controls of your device and do just about anything you can with it. Hackers with access to your device via this exploit can delete files, transmit files, install programs running on the background that can monitor your actions, basically, your iPhone is the hacker’s oyster.
This exploit is evident in legit iOS versions, so if your device is not jailbroken, you are vulnerable to attacks. All the user needs to do it open Safari, download the affected PDF file in which contains a font that hides a special program. When your iOS device tries to display the PDF file, that font causes something called stack overflow, a technical condition that allows the secret code inside the font to gain complete control of your device.
This is not the first time such an exploit had been discovered by hackers. Earlier generation iPhone could be hacked using a similar vulnerability when opening TIFF files using the iPhone. Just likethe PDF exploit, the TIFF vulnerability allows hackers to take over the compromised iPhone. This was fixed with a patch in a OS update.
At this moment, prevention is your best bet. So if you’re going to open PDFs on your iPhone make sure you know what you’re opening and you got it from a trusted source. If you’re running a jailbroken iPhone, then head on over to Cydia and look for the “PDF loading warner” app. The app will warn you everytime you are about to open a PDF file.