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May 2014

10 features Apple should steal from jailbreakers for iOS 8 – VentureBeat

Jailbreaking, the process of modifying the operating system on iOS devices like iPhones and iPads, has been a common practice since the first iPhone came on the market in 2007. Today, jailbreaking has evolved to allow users hundreds of extra features that iOS doesn’t (yet), such as a personalized control center and a low battery power-saving mode. There are a handful of features Apple has stolen or “borrowed” from jailbroken iPhones over the years, like the control center and the ability to block callers in iOS 7. High hopes abound for the iOS 8 keynote at this year’s World Wide Developer Conference, where advanced users look forward to seeing how the new iPhone and iPad operating system will cater to Read More

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – Expected Price, Specs and Features – The Fuse Joplin

According to the latest rumors, Samsung has already tipped that the new Galaxy Note 4 will have a new form factor. The Berlin based technology show will be held around 5th to 10th September. It is expected that the Note 4 will be showcased on 3rd September, though there is no official confirmation. The handset is expected to hit the retailers sometime around the first half of October. It is also expected that the release might share the stage with Samsung’s answer to the Google Glass, with the Samsung Gear Glass. Invites for this event will probably be sent some time during August this year. New Form In fact, news has it that it will be revealed before Read More

Samsung Galaxy K Zoom launches in the UK – Load The Game

Share ! tweet The Samsung Galaxy K Zoom will be available in the UK starting tomorrow. The half-phone, half-camera  hybrid will be officially launched at Samsung Experience Stores’ network and at Carphone Warehouse outlets all across the country. The device is the successor of the Galaxy S4 Zoom launched last year and comes with a fully-functional point-and-shoot camera. It also features a complete optical zoom on its back and a 20.7 MP sensor with 10X optical zoom. Its 4.8-inch display, unfortunately, has a low resolution,  so you’ll have cope with a 720p screen. The Galaxy K Zoom is powered by a six-core Samsung Exynos processor and runs Android Read More

Robbery Suspect Friends Victim on Facebook – ABC News

Authorities say that a 28-year-old man suspected of robbing a woman at a Washington ferry terminal friended her on Facebook the next day. The Kitsap Sun reports Saturday (http://bit.ly/1kc8lNm) that Riley Allen Mullins was charged Friday in Kitsap District Court with second-degree robbery. Authorities say a woman was sitting at the Bremerton ferry terminal on Tuesday using her headphones when she was struck on the head from behind. After being struck, a man grabbed her iPod and purse and ran. She didn’t recognize the man but noticed a tattoo of a triangle on his neck. The next day, the woman received a Facebook friend notification and recognized the sender as the man who robbed her. Investigators confirmed the Facebook account Read More

Latinos Stand To Gain Most From Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg $120 Million … – Fox News Latino

In a move in which Latinos stand to be the biggest beneficiaries, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are giving San Francisco Bay Area schools $120 million. Latinos are a dominant segment of the student body in two of the three school districts that are receiving the gift, which aims to finance computers, connectivity and teacher training. In Ravenswood, the couple pointed out, less than 40 percent of Latino students – who predominate in the schools – have proficiency in English. The district’s science studies survived mainly because of volunteers, according to the Christian Science Monitor. “This means fewer students from low-income and minority backgrounds graduating from high school or attending and succeeding in college,” said the Read More

iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 to release soon as current models get educational … – ChristianToday

iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 release date as current models of the iPad line get another round of discounts. Apple now offers the iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina with starting prices of $469 and $379 as the company offers the tablet with $30 educational discount on iPad Air and $20 price off on the iPad Mini Retina. The 4th generation of iPad as well as the first iPad Mini also receives the discounts. The discount is for employees of K-12 schools as well as faculty, staff, students, and parents of students at higher education institutions. This is not the first time that the current iPad models received a price cut. Apple Store Read More

Galaxy Note 2 to get Android 4.4 KitKat – Load The Game

Share ! tweet It seems Samsung got stuck in the “update” mode this year and it’s continuing the job by rolling out Android updates for its older devices. The company tested the 4.4.3 version on the Galaxy S4 and S5 not long ago, then it updated its S4 Active with 4.4.2 KitKat. Earlier this year, in March, to be more exact, the company also updated the Galaxy Note 3 with the latest version on Android. So in order to maintain its position as one of the leaders of the phone market, Samsung decided to expand the updating process and reach to the older devices too. Samsung announced that Read More

What to expect at the 2014 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference – CBS News

Apple, always a notoriously secretive company, has kept the rumor mill going on overdrive for months about what may be in store at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, which runs June 2-6 in San Francisco. Ahead of the conference, Apple put at least one big rumor to rest by announcing its plans to acquire Beats Electronics, the headphone and music streaming company, for $3 billion. Which of these other possible plans will pan out? The next iPhone First reported a few weeks after the iPhones 5S and 5C became available last fall, the next iPhone is most likely to have a larger screen. The iPhone 6 — or whatever the next reiteration of the popular smartphone is called — may Read More

Evaluating Apple’s $3 Billion Beats Buy: Wins, Losses And Draws – Forbes

The ink is barely dry on Apple Apple’s agreement to purchase Beats for $3 billion, and many details—namely, the cash/stock breakdown that will determine how much Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre’s fortunes will increase—have yet to be fully revealed. But we now know enough to start naming some of the people and companies who will come away from the landmark buyout with a win, a loss or a draw. Here’s an early look: WIN Dr. Dre Some may be disappointed to learn that the Apple deal will not make Dr. Dre a billionaire, but let’s put the move into perspective. His net worth in 2011 was $250 million. Today, it’s roughly triple that amount. With Beats, the superproducer created not Read More