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Beeper promises chat app unity and iMessage on Android

Beeper promises chat app unity and iMessage on Android

Many Android fans believe in a sort of holy grail: That iMessage can somehow be brought to Android. Almost everything else when moving from iOS to Android has a workaround, an app, or some way to accommodate it, though iMessage remains an Apple-controlled platform exclusive with a dominating presence in the US market. But a new app formally launching today called Beeper aims to change that, delivering not just iMessage for Android, but a single unified messaging app for all your other services, too, like Telegram, Slack, Signal, Twitter DMs, Discord, Hangouts, and even IRC.

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Trillian For Android Upgraded To Version 2.0, Gets A Holo-Friendly UI Overhaul, New Emoticons, And More

Trillian For Android Upgraded To Version 2.0, Gets A Holo-Friendly UI Overhaul, New Emoticons, And More

Trillian has been around for quite a long time. This isn't a hip teen's chat client - it's their father's. No seriously, many of the people who used this IM client back when it was fresh are old enough to have children now. Trillian came to fame at a time when consolidating chat clients into one piece of software was almost a necessity on consumer desktops, as running several of the official messengers at once was such a memory hog.

Trillian sits next to iPods with click wheels and Myspace as groundbreaking products that now live on in the same vein as child stars.

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First Malicious IRC Bot For Android Shows Up, Allows The Attacker Full Remote Control Of Your Device

First Malicious IRC Bot For Android Shows Up, Allows The Attacker Full Remote Control Of Your Device

We've seen our fair share of Android malware hit the scene, but the guys over at Kaspersky Labs have stumbled upon something rather alarming: the first IRC bot for Android. For those unaware, an IRC bot is a tool that provides automated function inside of an IRC channel. While very useful in many scenarios, IRC bots are also often used for malicious intent, such as the case at hand. It's worth noting here that, with the way this attack works, remote commands could be sent via any medium - SMS, webserver, etc. The attacker has just chosen IRC as the platform for this exploit.

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T-Mobile G2 Now Has Permanent Root, Desire Z And Desire HD Come Along For The Ride

T-Mobile G2 Now Has Permanent Root, Desire Z And Desire HD Come Along For The Ride

People want to own their phones. Try as they might to frustrate their customers, networks and manufacturers are fighting a losing battle against the hacking community. The latest victory is an enormous one: the HTC Vision, better known as the T-Mobile G2 and Desire Z has finally been defeated. That pesky eMMC chip locking up the /system of the G2 has been circumvented, and full, glorious, permanent root has been attained:

12:04 < scotty2> -rw-rw-rw- root root 0 2010-11-09 03:00 test

Yep, that's full read and write permissions there, and it's permanent too. The #g2root channel has had an idea of the method to use for almost a month now, but have only just finalized the solution.

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