Today’s Deal is for those of you who have a device that has Qi wireless charging built into it. Over at Amazon you can pick up the Turbot 3-coil desktop stand charger for such devices for just $20. That’s a savings of 56% off the regular price. The stand holds your device at a 60 degree angle for easy viewing while it is charging. Because it has 3 coils for charging, it is fast and efficient at charging your devices plus, the design lends itself to getting the charging connection right given the location of the coils in the stand. The charger also is designed so that it keeps cool while charging, something many other wireless chargers struggle with as they can easily get over 100F.
If you have a Nexus 5 or a Nexus 6 and have rooted it, depending on the app you used, your phone could be vulnerable to an elevated privledges in the Linux kernel of Android and the Google team have released a patch to address the issue. To be very clear folks, this only impacts you if you have a rooted device and used a particular rooting tool to make it happen. In the security bulletin on the subject, Google does not release the exact name of the tool that creates the problem but has been able to repeat the issue on these two devices – thus the update.