Dropbox issues patch to avoid any abuse of shared links security flaw

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Before you could even be affected (to their knowledge), Dropbox has already fixed a security flaw. In a company blog post, Dropbox informed users that they found a security flaw coming from shared links through third-party websites. The issue comes from a third-party website’s access to referer headers when links are posted. But because of this, the links “can be inadvertently disclosed to unintended recipients.”

So for now, Dropbox has shutdown shared links that provide access to a user’s documents. And over the next few days, access will be restored after being verified. Read more

Epson is now shipping the Moverio BT-200 Advanced Augmented Reality Smart Glasses

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For those of you that can’t afford Google Glass, you might want to take a look at the Epson Moverio BT-200 Advanced Augmented Reality Smart Glasses. Now don’t go thinking this is a Google Glass competitor because it isn’t designed for your normal everyday activities.

As the title states, it’s more of an augmented reality device. Unlike Google Glass, the display shows in both eyes so it’s more suitable for playing games and watching videos. I had a chance to play with it at CES, and I saw some pretty cool games and applications. It’s not only going to be great for the casual consumer, but in many work environments as well.

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Here’s what the Pink HTC One (M8) looks like

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Listen up Hello Kitty fans!! The HTC One (M8) is going to be available in pink and here’s what it looks like. Now I have zero interest in a pink phone, but the HTC One (M8) looks good in any color doesn’t it? No word on when this one will be available, but I suspect there will be carrier exclusives.

If pink isn’t your thing, it’s rumored they will launch red and blue ones as well. I am thinking we will see leaked images of those devices later today or tomorrow.

source: evleaks

Here are the rumored specs for the HTC One (M8) Prime

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Last week we got word that HTC was working on a “Prime” version of the One (M8), sporting the codename M8 Prime. The specs leaked today, and as expected, this should be a pretty decent phone.

The M8 Prime will feature a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 (APQ8084), 3 GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and Qualcomm’s latest MDM9x35 multimode modem. This new modem is built on the 20 nm technology and supports global carrier aggregation deployments providing download speeds of 300 Mbps.
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Galaxy S 5 Prime (project KQ) to be very limited

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In very unsurprising news, Korean media is reporting that the Galaxy S 5 Prime will be very limited due to high costs for the QHD (2560 x 1440) OLED panels. I think it’s more about the fact that they won’t be able to produce all that many, which is why they nixed it for the Galaxy S 5.

With the upcoming LG G3 expected to also have a QHD display, it begs the question of why LG isn’t having any issues with production? It’s awfully similar to the Galaxy Round and G Flex situation. The Galaxy Round was very limited, while the G Flex was launched worldwide. LG seems to be holding all the cards when it comes to display panels, so Samsung needs to watch their back.

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for May 5, 2014

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With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. Happy reading!!

Guides

How to use Private Mode on the Galaxy S 5

How to save precious battery life with Ultra Power Saving Mode on the Galaxy S 5

How to use (or remove) My Magazine on the Galaxy S 5

How to setup and use Kids Mode on the Galaxy S 5

How to setup and use WatchON or Smart Remote on the Galaxy S 5

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HTC stock surges to a 10 month high

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Earlier today, HTC’s stock rose 6.9% (a 10th month high for the company) with investors expecting the company to turn in favorable Q2 earnings. With the HTC Desire 816 selling quite well in China combined with the positive sales and reviews of their HTC One M8 flagship, the expectations that these investors have, could pay dividends in the near future. ¬†Hopefully once the Q2 earnings come out, HTC will show their resurgence into the market.

Do you guys think with the new Desire lineup and HTC One M8, the company will finally turn things around and once again become a huge force in the mobile industry? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section!

source: HTC Source

Google Wallet is reportedly on its way to Google Glass

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If you own Google’s Glass device, sending money without even pulling out your smartphone may be coming your way via Google Wallet very soon. Through sources that work closely with Google, Google Wallet integration within Glass is in the works and they are already well into the testing phase. The service is already on certain Google employees, and after a few more months of testing, we could see it roll out to the masses No clear timetable has been given on its impending widespread release so stay tuned for further news!

Would this be a feature you would like to have on Glass?

source: Techcrunch

T-Mobile LG G Flex receiving update today; It may or may not be KitKat

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Today T-Mobile is supposedly rolling out the KitKat OTA update for their LG G Flex device. Problem is, is it even KitKat? According to the source link below, it shows Android 4.2.2 as the software. At first I thought it may just be a typo, but the file size is a mere 149MB’s. Seems a little low considering the G2’s KitKat file was about 1.5GB’s in total. Of course, these are just my speculations. Also, it seems users from XDA are reporting that the update has been pulled with no reason given.

If you have a T-Mobile G Flex, have you gotten the update notification today? And if so, is it KitKat?

source: T-Mobile