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HTC plans Heartbleed fix over top legacy Android risk

HTC plans Heartbleed fix over top legacy Android risk

Half of the top ten Android smartphones susceptible to Heartbleed hacks are made by HTC, security research firm Lookout claims, with phones like the HTC One X+ and Desire X still running older versions of Google's OS that are unpatched. Lookout describes the issues as "a curse of these phones' own success," with popular hardware unable to support the latest, safer Android versions. However, HTC tells SlashGear that it has a fix in the works.

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Facebook Nearby Friends tentatively tracks friendslist

Facebook Nearby Friends tentatively tracks friendslist

Facebook has added a new feature to its mobile apps, Nearby Friends, allowing users of the social network to find those on their friendslist when they're nearby, though Facebook is clearly wary of a privacy backlash. The feature, which will be rolled out to the Android and iOS apps over the coming weeks, shows your GPS position and that of your friends on a map; however, Facebook is turning it off by default, and relying on users to opt-in instead.

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Has Flickr just copied Instagram?

Has Flickr just copied Instagram?

Flickr has launched a brand new version of its iPhone and Android apps, Flickr v3.0, complete with a redesigned interface that users have already begun comparing with Instagram. The new app adds automatic uploads to the cloud - Flickr bumped its free storage to 1TB for users a year ago - with a UI that looks, frankly familiar; however, what Instagram doesn't have is the same sort of organizational tools Flickr has built in.

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Evernote announces new Moleskine Business Notebook

Evernote announces new Moleskine Business Notebook

Anyone who sits in on a meeting and jots down notes understands how hard it can be to transpose them to a digital format. You draw a chart, maybe a quick graph — even visualize a concept for a project. Even harder is getting those ideas across to others. MoleSkine and Evernote are introducing their Business Notebook, designed to help you do just that.

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FarmVille goes mobile as Zynga tries smartphone gaming

FarmVille goes mobile as Zynga tries smartphone gaming

Zynga may best be known for its Facebook games, but the company is bringing a new mobile FarmVille to iPhone, iPad and Android in an attempt to turn around its underwhelmed players. FarmVille 2: Country Escape can be played in both single-player and multi-player modes, with gameplay on the phone or tablet synchronized with what's happening online on Facebook.

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OnePlus One Android phone to be invite-only at launch

OnePlus One Android phone to be invite-only at launch

Smartphone startup and CyanogenMod partner OnePlus has confirmed it will be running an invite-only order process when it launches the OnePlus One handset later this month, instantly frustrating some would-be buyers in the process. The phone, which will hit virtual shelves on April 23rd, will only be initially available in "limited quantities" and, prompting some ire, use a friends and contest system in order to distribute the invites.

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Sony Xperia Z2 Compact details leak in photos

Sony Xperia Z2 Compact details leak in photos

Today the smaller version of the Sony Xperia Z2 has surfaced in a number of photos from China. These images suggest that the smartphone will carry a look much like its larger brother, working with some heavily impressive specifications as it’s pushed in this smaller, more compact package.

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Google Q1 Earnings tap Motorola as “discontinued operations”

Google Q1 Earnings tap Motorola as “discontinued operations”

As it has been for the past several years, Google has reported a quarter in which they’re growing substantially. One of the more interesting things to have happened to the company in the first quarter of 2014 - also Google’s financial first quarter - is the sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo Group Limited. As such, the company began their presentation this week with a note on how they’ll be handling Motorola’s profits and losses from here until the final sale of the group.

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