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This Android app shared thousands of private photos and docs

This Android app shared thousands of private photos and docs

This morning one intrepid Android user discovered a bit of a security hole in an app called XGimp. This app had good intentions, to be sure - but there's was a bit of a mistake in its basic structure. The app allowed the user to edit a photo with a simple image editor locally, or, if they wanted, the app allowed an upload to a server with a Gimp image editor. Therein lies the rub.

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Universal Stylus Initiative: it’s about time for a pen comeback

Universal Stylus Initiative: it’s about time for a pen comeback

Steve Jobs was wrong. The stylus is far from a being a ridiculous and unnecessary accessory. OK, he wasn’t completely wrong. In the context of the tiny screen of the first iPhone and the Android phones that followed, the stylus may have indeed been more of a liability. We also owe that stylus witch hunt for pushing the user interface into more touch-friendly territory. But times have changed, screens are larger, and phones and especially tablets have become more than just content consumption devices. Even post-Jobs Apple has embraced the digital pen. It’s about time the industry rally behind the stylus, and the young Universal Stylus Initiative might just be the place to do it.

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Huawei P20 release incoming: Event date set

Huawei P20 release incoming: Event date set

This week the folks at Huawei have set a date for their next big event, an event that's almost certain to contain their next big flagship. Until now we've heard rumors of the next device, a monster of a phone that'll bring heat to the camera department above all else. If the Huawei P10 is any indication, this next-gen device will be one to mess with - in a very good way.

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Galaxy S9 leaks release-level images

Galaxy S9 leaks release-level images

This morning a set of images of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus have been leaked. Or not so much leaked as posted right out in the open, for all to see. These images were shared by the folks at dbrand, the same folks that release skins for devices that are always so extremely precise, it's difficult to imagine them ever releasing a skin that's not accurate to even the smallest degree.

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This iOS update has the iPhone battery saver kill switch

This iOS update has the iPhone battery saver kill switch

Yesterday Apple received questions from the US government on throttling old iPhones, and today they've released a statement. In said statement, Apple suggested that their next iOS update would include a kill switch for the battery health feature update they'd included previously. They called this their "power management feature," and soon everyone will be able to turn it off easily.

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What Galaxy S9 needs to beat Pixel 2 XL

What Galaxy S9 needs to beat Pixel 2 XL

This week we're having a peek at the specs for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Google Pixel 2 XL. We're running one of the best current-generation devices up against what's become the best smartphone - for its camera, at least - on the market. The Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL are already on the market, while the Galaxy S9 is set to be revealed in full by Samsung on the 25th of February, 2018.

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Galaxy S9: What we know

Galaxy S9: What we know

The Samsung Galaxy S9 had such a rush of leaks this past week that we know almost everything there could be to know about the hardware. We're pretty sure we know what the Galaxy S9 and the S9+ look like, and can see now the specs in full effect. Leaks from the past few months are coming together to form full pictures of these devices, both of them appearing much like their predecessors in more ways than one.

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AT&T gives free South Korea roaming during Olympics in jab back at T-Mobile

AT&T gives free South Korea roaming during Olympics in jab back at T-Mobile

AT&T has announced its own perk for customers attending the 2018 Winter Olympics: a free International Day Pass starting on February 1 and lasting through March 20. This announcement follows T-Mobile's own Olympics perk announcement during which time it revealed that customers will get free unlimited high-speed data and calls while in South Korea.

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Galaxy S9 VS S8 VS S9+ VS S8+ pre-release war of specs

Galaxy S9 VS S8 VS S9+ VS S8+ pre-release war of specs

Today we've had a look at the Galaxy S9 as leaked over the past few weeks as it measures up to the Galaxy S8. We've also taken out the Galaxy S9+ leaks and had them measured up against the Galaxy S8+, making for an all-out war of the step-up upgrades just before Samsung's event. Is this half-step worth the big upgrade? How about if the number isn't a half-step, but a whole number?

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Google Bulletin puts local stories in the spotlight

Google Bulletin puts local stories in the spotlight

The Internet has made the world a smaller place, making previously inaccessible places accessible with a click or tap of a link. But the Internet is also a messy, complicated place, both in terms of searching for such content as well as, and more importantly, creating content. That is why Google is developing a new app and service it simply calls Bulletin to help people cover interesting local stories for the world to see in one single place, with a process as easy as posting on Facebook or Twitter.

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iOS 11.3 Beta download: how to and where

iOS 11.3 Beta download: how to and where

This afternoon Apple released the newest version of iOS for iPhone and iPad, iOS 11.3 (in public beta form.) Users will be able to download this software whenever they get the opportunity, starting earlier today. Users with an iPad or iPhone released in the past 3 years will be able to make with all the download'n right this minute.

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T-Mobile will give unlimited high-speed data in South Korea during Olympics

T-Mobile will give unlimited high-speed data in South Korea during Olympics

T-Mobile is giving its customers unlimited data in South Korea during the 2018 Winter Games, the carrier has announced. The unlimited data will be free and available anywhere within South Korea (only during the duration of the Games, mind), also being joined by free unlimited calls from the nation back home to the United States.

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