Nude Celebrity Photo Leak

Celebrities hit by ‘Nudegate’ iCloud hack may file $100M lawsuit against… Google?

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Celebrities hit by ‘Nudegate’ iCloud hack may file $100M lawsuit against… Google?

There’s little question at this point that the recent round of nude celebrity photo leaks are Apple’s fault. Hackers supposedly used simple brute force attacks, which consist of quickly and repeatedly guessing different passwords for an account until one works, to infiltrate iCloud accounts belonging to celebrities. Hacks of this kind are quite old and a simple security measure that restricts access to an account when incorrect passwords are used too many times in a short span would have prevented the leaks, if brute force attacks were indeed the hackers’ weapon of choice.

But now, it looks like this huge ordeal could end up costing Google, not Apple, millions of dollars. More →

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Apple Google Smartphone Data Encryption

The government is shamelessly trying to scare Apple and Google from encrypting their phones

By on October 1, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

The government is shamelessly trying to scare Apple and Google from encrypting their phones

Did you know that if Apple and Google encrypt the data on your smartphone, then pedophiles, bank robbers and terrorists will be able to wreak havoc upon America without any kinds of reservations? That’s the message that the United States federal government and law enforcement agencies are trying to send to both major tech companies and to the public at large about the dangers of smartphone encryption. More →

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Leaked pic gives us a fresh look at Google’s hugely anticipated Nexus 6

By on October 1, 2014 at 2:00 PM.

Leaked pic gives us a fresh look at Google’s hugely anticipated Nexus 6

Apple’s newest iPhones aren’t the only hugely anticipated devices that feature the number “6” to launch this fall. We’re also really looking forward to Google’s new Motorola-manufactured Nexus 6 that will serve as a showcase device for the company’s big Android L update later this month. Android Police has now obtained yet another picture of the Nexus 6, and this time it appears to be a photo of the device snapped while an early adopter was using it in public. More →

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Android L Material Design

Google adds finishing touches to make sure you’ll love Android L right from the start

By on October 1, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Google adds finishing touches to make sure you’ll love Android L right from the start

Google is not yet ready to reveal anything about the Android L’s official launch – unlike last year, the company didn’t even announce the official name of its next major Android release ahead of its rollout – but the company is still working on improving the Android L experience. Android Police reports that as many as 18 bugs have been marked as “fixed” in Google’s Android Issue Tracker, with Phone Arena having discovered smaller design tweaks meant to further polish the visual experience in Android L. More →

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Google Android Licensing Agreements

Google reportedly clamps down further on Samsung’s ability to mess with Android

By on September 26, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

Google reportedly clamps down further on Samsung’s ability to mess with Android

It’s no secret that while Google offers the bare bones of Android free of charge to smartphone and tablet makers, anyone who wants to put core Google apps and services such as Gmail and the Google Play Store on their devices has to pay licensing fees. Along with those fees come certain restrictions on how much the device manufacturers can customize Android — and now a new report from The Information suggests that these OEM agreements might have gotten even tougher for companies looking to deploy Android devices. More →

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FBI vs. Apple and Google

FBI says Apple and Google’s new privacy features help people ‘place themselves above the law’

By on September 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

FBI says Apple and Google’s new privacy features help people ‘place themselves above the law’

Just as the furor surrounding the NSA seemed to be quieting down, Apple picked up right where the government agency left off when iCloud was found to be the culprit in the case of the leaked celebrity photos early this month. The leak elicited a renewed demand for privacy, but as Apple, Google and others strengthen their security, the FBI is becoming increasingly concerned. More →

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Google Nexus 9 Release Date

Google’s big Nexus 9 launch might be closer than you think

By on September 25, 2014 at 3:27 PM.

Google’s big Nexus 9 launch might be closer than you think

Google is expected to unveil new Nexus devices later this fall, including at least a new Motorola Nexus smartphone and an HTC Nexus 9 high-end tablet. The latter might be unveiled in the coming weeks, according to MoDaCo’s Paul O’Brien, who posted on Twitter release date details for the tablet twice in the last few days. More →

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Nexus X vs Moto X: Specs, Features and Release Date

Google’s next Nexus smartphone might be a bigger version of the amazing Moto X

By on September 25, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Google’s next Nexus smartphone might be a bigger version of the amazing Moto X

Motorola’s 2014 Moto X model may be considered the best Android phone currently available in stores by some people, but there’s a way the handset can get even better. 9to5Google has learned from sources familiar with the matter that the Motorola Shamu – the codename for the Nexus 6, or Nexus X as it’s been called lately – will be Google’s first phablet model, featuring a 5.92-inch display. Furthermore, the device is “basically going to be a scaled up second-generation Moto X with minor tweaks to make the larger screen easier to use.” More →

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Apple Vs. Google Eric Schmidt

Google’s Schmidt explains why everyone should love ‘brutal’ competition between Apple and Google

By on September 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Google’s Schmidt explains why everyone should love ‘brutal’ competition between Apple and Google

Ali vs. Frazier. Stones vs. Beatles. Brady vs. Manning. Is there anything better than competition between two rivals at the top of their games? Google chairman Eric Schmidt doesn’t seem to think so, which is why he tells Bloomberg TV’s Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle that the “brutal” competition we’re seeing right now is absolutely great for smartphone owners.

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Google Now Cards

This awesome new Google Now feature will save you a ton of money

By on September 23, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

This awesome new Google Now feature will save you a ton of money

Google Now is the best thing to happen to mobile devices in years, and the scary part is that it is constantly getting better. It seems like every time we turn around, Google is adding great new functionality to its brilliant virtual mobile assistant, and now a new addition that rolled out on Monday will not only improve your Google Now experience on Android and iOS, but also save you a bunch of money in the process. More →

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Google iOS App

Google’s best iOS app got even better with a big update

By on September 22, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

Google’s best iOS app got even better with a big update

It seems odd since Google and Apple are huge rivals, but Google is indeed one of the best software companies in the world when it comes to iOS apps. Google’s apps — at least, the ones that are updated regularly — always feature beautiful designs and great functionality. In fact, some might argue that Google’s iOS apps are even better than Apple’s own iOS apps. Personally, I can say that Google’s Search app in particular is easily one of the apps I use most often. It brings Google’s incredible Google Now functionality to iOS and it makes searching the web a breeze; I rarely use Safari at all on my iPhone, opting instead to do a quick search with Google’s nifty app to visit a website.

And thanks to a recent update, Google’s iOS Search app is now better than ever. More →

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