Archive for April, 2013

Jony Ive set to flatten out Apple’s iOS 7 software

Jony Ive set to flatten out Apple’s iOS 7 software

Jony Ive, Apple Senior Vice President of Industrial Design, will be redesigning Apple's iOS software and the new design is said to be more metro-like. According to several of 9 to 5 Mac's sources, Ive is set to flatten out the user-interface in iOS, getting rid of all of the glossiness and skeuomorphic designs and going for a more flat look slightly resembling the flatness of Windows Phone's interface.

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Where is the HTC One tablet?

Where is the HTC One tablet?

This week as the HTC One hits the public on several carriers, we're left thinking about the slightly larger display size HTC might utilize in the near future. With the HTC One doing - presumably - relatively well in the market thus far (if news coverage and hype are any indicators), might HTC make room for another attempt at a tablet in the near future? We certainly wouldn't mind seeing a multi-columned BlinkFeed, that's for sure.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 appears with logo-less facade

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 appears with logo-less facade

This week a new Samsung handset has appeared in a leaked photo aside a set of specifications that suggest a display larger than the device's predecessors. With the device taking on a 5.9-inch display, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (or Galaxy Note III if you prefer) will work with the same amount of pixels given to the Samsung GALAXY S 4. This means that the device will have a lower pixel density and will be bringing with it a similar processor under the hood, that being the Samsung-made Exynos 5410 "Octa" SoC. Updated after the cut.

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Pirates suggest Copyright Alert System inefficient with crowdsource tests

Pirates suggest Copyright Alert System inefficient with crowdsource tests

On February 25th, several United States ISPs got together and decided to launch the Copyright Alert System (CAS) in order to stop online piracy. With the CAS, ISPs would be able to detect when one of their users downloaded files illegally, and they would issue a warning to the user. The ISPs call it the "6 strikes" program, where the user would be warned up to 6 times, with each consecutive warning being more aggressive than the previous. Pirates from all around wanted to test out just how efficient the new CAS system was.

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GALAXY S 4 fragility causes concern amongst droptesters

GALAXY S 4 fragility causes concern amongst droptesters

This week the Samsung GALAXY S 4 has appeared in two separate drop test examinations in which its ability to withstand day-to-day accidents has been called into question. While the Samsung lineup of Galaxy-branded smartphones and tablets has never really been known for its ruggedness specifically, this particular release appears to finding a special place in the books of groups like SquareTrade and TechSmartt, both of them known for their fragility tests of smart devices.

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Syrian Electronic Army targets The Guardian’s Twitter accounts

Syrian Electronic Army targets The Guardian’s Twitter accounts

The Syrian Electronic Army has struck again, and this time they decided to hack into several accounts belonging to The Guardian. A couple of the accounts hacked were @GuardianBusiness and @GuardianFilm, and they were used to send out tweets promoting the Syrian Electronic Army. This is the latest attack coming from the SEA, and is most likely not their last. This recent hit should speed up Twitter's process of implementing a two-factor authentication system.

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Undercover cops sell iPhones in black market scheme

Undercover cops sell iPhones in black market scheme

Undercover cops in San Francisco are looking to cut down the amount of iPhone thefts there are in their city. However, these cops are taking a different approach than just running after iPhone robbers and cuffing them. Instead, they are going after the buyers of the stolen products, in a scheme that they call "cutting the head off the snake". San Francisco Police Captain Joe Garrity says that if the iPhone thieves aren't able to sell their goods, there's no market for them.

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2014 Olympic torch to be carried in space

2014 Olympic torch to be carried in space

The Winter Olympics are set to begin in 2014, which means the Olympic torch will once again be carried around the world before it finally lands in the Olympic Stadium in Russia to mark the beginning of the sporting event. However, the torch will take a trip to space where it will be taken on a spacewalk for the first time ever.

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