Why Ford is dumping Microsoft for Blackberry’s QNX OS
Before being purchased by Blackberry in 2010, QNX Software Systems was owned by audio and infotainment equipment company Harman International. It’s been used in more than 200 different car models, so it has been well vetted.
I still use my PlayBook on a daily basis. Mainly for reading but also for watching TV shows and movies as well as playing music on. Sometimes it sees some gameplay too.
The stylish new BlackBerry Z3 smartphone comes customized with local apps and content, a modern design with a 5” display, and long lasting battery. It is made for the next generation of BlackBerry customers in Indonesia, and will come with BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2.1, with plenty of features to be excited about
Again and again vulnerabilities on Android phones…this OS should be banned worldwide!
Android WebView Exploit, 70% Devices Vulnerable
This week, the biggest news I think we have is the release this week of Joe Vennix and Josh @jduck Drake’s hot new/old Android WebView exploit. I’ve been running it for the last day or so out on the Internet, with attractive posters around the Rapid7 offices (as seen here) in an attempt to pwn something good. I’ve popped a couple shells, I guess I didn’t make my QR Code attractive enough.
Seriously, though, this vulnerability is kind of a huge deal. I’m hopeful that by publishing an E-Z-2-Use Metasploit module that exploits it, we can maybe push some vendors toward ensuring that single-click vulnerabilities like this don’t last for 93+ weeks in the wild. Don’t believe me that this thing is that old? Just take a look at the module’s references if you don’t believe me.
WATERLOO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – February 13, 2014) – A new version of BBM™ will be available later today for Android™, iPhone and BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB) customers, giving them lots of exciting new features. Android and iPhone customers will now be able to make free voice calls to BBM contacts over a Wi-Fi® or data connection with BBM Voice(i), as well as access BBM Channels. In addition, BBM customers on Android, iPhone and BlackBerry(ii) smartphones will have more to chat about with fast one-click sharing of photos, documents, voice notes and more. BBM customers will also be able to share their live location for a specified amount of time with other BBM contacts by using location sharing, powered by Glympse, and will have 100 new emoticons available to help them say what’s on their mind.
A new I Hate my Blackberry Z10 Video has arrived. Take a look and have fun!
Newrelic study shows what Blackberry users already knew!
The results are in: BlackBerry crushes iPhone, Android and Windows Phone in web browsing speeds!
New technology concept car based on a modified Mercedes CLA45: The new technology concept car will showcase the next 3-5 years of automotive innovation. Powered by the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, the vehicle will feature:
- Fullband stereo duplex vehicle-to-vehicle calling with the QNX technology concept car for Acoustics
- Natural speech recognition technology from Nuance
- Multiple navigation engines from Elektrobit, Kotei Navi & Data, Aisin AW, and Nokia HERE
- Rear-seat interaction featuring native apps for tablets and phones that allow passengers to interact with the car
- Support for Android Jellybean apps, including iHeartRadio
- A HTML5 keyfob app that control windows, door locks, and even the car media player that is powered by new Big Data start-up, DotLinker
- A reconfigurable digital instrument cluster
- Bluetooth pairing
- A media player that includes a cloud-based music service as well as support for other media
2014 CES: QNX Technology Concept Car – Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG