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After psych study, Facebook’s mood shows disconnect – CNET

Not everyone can laugh off Facebook’s psych study. Harvard University/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET By now, you’ll have been rigorously checking your moods every day and comparing them to the content of your Facebook News Feed. You’ll have been purchasing the most sophisticated wearable tech you can find, so that it can help you monitor the every beat of your pulse and, hopefully, mental rhythms. Once it emerged that Facebook had messed with 689.003 news feeds to see how that would play with the moods and minds of Facebook users, a certain amount of human discomfort was expressed. And earlier this week, even the journal that published the results — the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences — expressed Read More

How the iPhone 6 Could Be a Game-Changer for Apple, Inc. Stock – Motley Fool

By this point, it’s widely known that Apple‘s (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) next line of iPhones is likely to sport models with larger displays. The iPhone 6 will allegedly come in two sizes: a 4.7-inch display and a 5.5-inch display. But how will the phone fare in the marketplace? A record-breaking iPhone 6As the annual fall iPhone launch approaches, analysts are raising their price targets. The consensus analyst price target for Apple stock is $101.49, just over the stock’s all-time high. Central to the increased confidence in Apple’s iPhone lineup seems to be the iPhone 6 line. 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 mockups pictured with the 4-inch iPhone 5s. Image source: 9to5Mac, used Read More

iOS 7.1.2 Update Problems for iPhone, iPad began to trouble users – WallStreet OTC

Apple has released the iOS 7.1.2 OTA update for iPhone and iPad users, the second minor update to iOS 7.1 after iOS 7.1.1. The update was released with build number 11D257 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models. The size of the OTA update is around 30MB for the iPad or 32MB for the iPhone. The update provides bug fixes and security updates including improved “iBeacon connectivity and stability,” fixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including bar code scanner, and most important it corrected the issue with data protection class of mail attachments. As part of the iBeacon update, iOS 7.1.2 also re-enables Bluetooth on iOS devices if you’ve disabled it. After the complaints by the user Read More

Nokia Lumia 630 review: Good for the price, but is it a bit boring? – Indian Express

For someone using Microsoft Mango for the last few years, 8.1 is definitely an upgrade.  But there is nothing out of this world about the Lumia 630 dual sim that would have us bouncing off the walls. The best way to describe this phone would be by stretching the word meh into 500 more. Design What are the chances of Lumia 630 knocking this out of the park? Zero. Zilch. Nada. Yes, the phone looks like any other Lumia. The rear plastic flap is easy to remove; easier than peeling a banana. The speakers are at the bottom right and are covered by a pinhole on the flap. The phone’s power button lies right below the volume control. And Nokia Read More

Google Now Is The Killer App For Android Wear – TechCrunch

Google’s I/O keynote may have been a bit of a jumble of different product announcements — many of which won’t be available until later this year — but Android Wear was what most people in the audience wanted to hear about. While there is plenty of Android in Google’s smartwatch operating system and while developers will be able to develop apps specifically for it, Wear in its current form is fundamentally about bringing Google Now notifications to your wrist. While I’ve had Google Now on my phone for a long time now, the more I use Wear, the more I feel like it was custom-made for Google Now. Indeed, this is the first time I really feel Now is living up to Read More

1 Way Apple’s iOS 8 Is Years Ahead of Android – Motley Fool

Touch ID. Source: Apple. Apple  (NASDAQ: AAPL  )  and Google  (NASDAQ: GOOG  ) (NASDAQ: GOOGL  )  frequently borrow from each other when it comes to their respective mobile platforms. iOS and Android continue to see feature convergence in numerous ways, with iOS 8′s Extensibility being one of the more prominent examples of this. However, when you add Touch ID to the equation, Apple can take its platform to a whole new level — one that Android will have trouble following. With iOS 8, Apple is finally opening up Touch ID to third-party developers. Since Touch ID is a hardware element, Google cannot replicate it alone. Google can support fingerprint sensors within the operating system, but Read More

Chronicunlocks circumvents iPhone Activation Lock feature for $150 – The Next Web

Sometimes you forget a password and sometimes that password is the iCloud password associated with your iPhone. Now instead of a smartphone, you have a very expensive glass and metal paperweight. Chronicunlocks has an iCloud Removal Tool service that’ll help you regain control of your phone and it’ll only cost you $150. Apple’s Activation Lock is supposed to lower the chances of an iPhone (or iPad) being useful to thieves. It’s a second layer of security that ties the device to your iCloud account. As 9to5Mac reports, Activation Lock has helped reduce iPhone thefts. This service disables that second layer of protection. The first reaction is that this is perfect for thieves. The Chronicunlocks site makes a point to address this concern: This Read More

How To Install Android L Preview Right Now – Gizmodo

The next version of Android isn’t ready or even properly named yet, but Google has kindly released a Developer Preview of the software so anyone bold enough can take a look at what it offers. All you need is a spare Nexus 5 or 2013 Wi-Fi Nexus 7 that you don’t rely on, and the instructions we’ve laid out below. It’s worth emphasizing that this is an early, buggy, developer preview — you risk seriously messing up your device and losing any data it holds, so make sure photos, music and so on are well backed up before you get started. Android L itself appears stable enough, but many of your favorite third-party apps won’t yet be compatible with it Read More

The journal that published Facebook’s psychological study is raising a red … – Washington Post (blog)

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Facebook Mood Manipulation: 10 Bigger Problems – InformationWeek

Facebook’s failure to communicate about its mood experiment is the least of the things Internet companies do to us. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg apologized on Wednesday for the company’s undisclosed psychological experimentation on Facebook users and acknowledged that the research effort was “poorly” communicated, a word which here means “not.” According to the Wall Street Journal, Sandberg, while in New Delhi, remarked, “We never meant to upset you,” echoing Facebook researcher Adam Kramer’s claim that “our goal was never to upset anyone.” In fact, the study at issue, published recently by researchers from Facebook, the University of California, and Cornell University, looks a lot like it was designed Read More