Glass is having a rough go of it in regards to privacy concerns. There’s been a back and forth involving the worries that Glass violates the privacy of those around people wearing the tech. While there have been countless of stories involving the fact that, no, Glass does not actually violate privacy and isn’t always recording folk, people are still apprehensive. It’s only going to get worse.
In a study done by market research firm, Toluna, 72 percent of the American populace won’t be purchasing Google Glass because of privacy worries. They’re worried that there will be hacking, unwarranted photography and video filming and so on. While the initial buzz about Glass showed that people were genuinely interested in the product, its public presence has been a bit jaded as of late. With misconceptions by mainstream media furthering people’s apprehension, Google’s gone on the offense with a post showcasing everything Glass isn’t.
T-Mobile is in the middle of a three day onslaught of big announcements that are likely to stir the pot. They are so good at it. Yesterday brought the Simple Starter Plan, which is perfect for those new to smartphones. Today, day 2, brings something entirely different….Operation Tablet Freedom. This program aims at getting you a tablet that goes “beyond the Wi-Fi zone.”
Traditionally, tablets with cellular connectivity are a lot more money than Wi-Fi-only versions, plus you have the added monthly cost for data. T-Mobile is eliminating both with Operation Tablet Freedom.
LG is rumored to working on a homemade SoC that is based on the ARM architecture. Odin, as it’s being called, is rumored to come with four 2.2 GHz Cortex-A15s and four Cortex-A7s clocked at 1.7GHz. They will use a 28nm manufacturing process.
Rumors started back in the original Optimus G days but didn’t even make it into the G, G2, or G Pad 8.3. Even though it’s rumored to enter mass production soon, the SoC probably won’t be in the G3 either. LG looks to be having issues with the final design. It wanted to internalize the development and didn’t want to base the new SoC on Qualcomm Snapdragon processing that it was going to do initially. It’s rumored that LG wants to test out the concept on low-end devices first, rather than risk anything with the G3.
If rumors pan out, we may see a device packing the Odin SoC in the second half of the year.
source: ET News
via: Phone Arena
Fans of Family Guy — myself included — can rejoice in the freakin’ sweet news that Family Guy’s The Quest for Stuff is now available in the Play Store. Much like The Simpsons: Tapped Out, the game starts with the premise that after some shenanigans that destroys the entire town of Quahog you’re to rebuild the town, house by house — with hilarity along the way. Of course, like Tapped Out, you’re bombarded with in-app purchases with one of the quests being to purchase clams, the monetary unit that’s used to buy premium products and speed up building times. Some of the features include:
I thought it would never happen, but it did. Google Play Music is now partnering with the Sonos music system. Now Sonos users from around the world, in 25 countries, can stream directly to Sonos from within the Google Play Music app on devices or from the Sonos app.
If by chance you aren’t familiar with Sonos, it is probably the easiest way to stream music throughout your entire house. Wireless speakers are as low as $199, and they can be placed anywhere. Now with the addition of Google Play Music, you will have access to your entire 20,000 song library for streaming anywhere in your home.
This this a huge step for Google and could open up the doors for more media players like the Roku or Onkyo AVRs.
The upcoming LG G3 has had a few leaks, but really nothing compared to some other devices. Despite this, a screenshot of the device allegedly leaked today, showing off a flatter design and overall UI.
So far we know that the device will have a 5.5 inch qHD display, will be water resistant and dust-proof. A few other speculations are out there, but nothing really solid. This new leak adds new information to the growing list, and shows off what is supposed to be LG‘s new enhanced UI. The flat design follows the trend that’s being set by Apple and Samsung, and it will be interesting to see what other changes are made to the design.
Twitter user @evleaks is at it again, this time with a leak of a picture said to be the LG L90, for T-Mobile. The upcoming device has had a couple leaks, and is said to feature a 4.7 qHD display, Snapdragon 400, 8GB of RAM, and an 8MP camera.
According to Twitter user @evleaks, a user with a great track record for leaks, a HTC One harman/kardon edition is going to be available from Sprint sometime in the near future.
This news shows that HTC is looking to take the audio portion of their devices away from Beats Audio. Details about exactly when the device will be released are unknown at this point, but there is no reason to expect it to take too long.
On Monday the devastating new bug in OpenSSL was discovered which severely compromises the integrity of secure communications. Not only that, but there isn’t much the user can do about it.
Now that it’s been discovered a new app called “Heartbleed Detector” has been released, which will tell you if you’re running the vulnerable version of Android on your device. Hit the break for more and the Google Play store link!
Since Dropbox was released, it has become a very useful tool for many businesses. Despite this fact, Dropbox today released Dropbox for Business, which has been in beta for a while.
Dropbox for business allows users to connect their account to a new business account, and you can access both from a device. It provides more control over corporate data, allowing for remote data wipes and the ability to track data access.
Dropbox also revealed the new “Project Harmony” today, which is a set of collaboration tools for users while using Microsoft Office. Project Harmony is built to work with any application, so more partnerships will come soon.
Via: Mobile Syrup