This Popular Flashlight App Has Been Secretly Sharing Your Location And Device ID -
Furthermore, when installing the app, it clearly states that it will be taking this information. It does not say what they will be doing with it, but this clearly should have raised some red flags for a simple flashlight app. Like long ULAs, users don’t read what these apps are asking permission for and just click through.
iPhone 5S/C Made Up 76% of New Smartphone Sales in Japan this October -
I guess the Japanese don’t hate the iPhone anymore.
Nokia Controls 90% Of The Windows Phone Market -
I’m not surprised. The Lumia phones have become synonymous with the Windows Phone brand, similar to how Galaxy has with Android for the general public in America.
CyanogenMod App Pulled From Google Play -
It was just a matter of time before it got yanked because it violated Google’s terms. The good news is you can still side-load the app if you really want it.
HP ElitePads, An Unmitigated Disaster -
Principal Gleeson of Mountrath Community College in Laois on switching over to e-books using exclusively the HP Elite Pad:
We had a number of issues with the devices.
We met with HP yesterday, not for the first time, and they are doing everything in their power to resolve the problem.
The HP Elite Pad has proved to be an unmitigated disaster. We have met with HP representatives on a number of occasions to address the issues.
To ensure stability and continuity of education I have ordered a full set of books for all the students.
We wanted a device that was effectively a computer in tablet form for our students, so it would have a word processor, sufficient memory etc
The memory of the HP device is 64GB, it far exceeds other tablets’ memory capacity
A year and a half’s worth of research was put into choosing the right device for us.
I feel bad for the students that were obligated to buy the turd for €550.
Microsoft Matches Sony And Sells Over 1 Million Xbox Ones In Less Than 24 hours -
Looks like expensive gaming consoles are still alive and well.
I am on the board of a school in NYC and we are currently in the process of deploying iPad 2s. In doing so, I was tasked with finding a case that was suitable to protect these devices from everyday use in an educational environment. I first looked at Apple’s Smart Cover and Smart Case. They are both light and aesthetically pleasing, but is expensive and did not provide the protection we thought we needed.
I scoured the web for alternatives and came across the Snugg Ultra Thin. I contacted the company and they were nice enough to send me one to try. I’ve been using it on my iPad 2 for two weeks now and am pleasantly surprise on how well it’s held up.
The packaging is decent, but my initial reactions when holding the case for the first time was that it felt cheap and in actuality it is cheap. The Snugg case goes for $35.99, that’s less than half of what Apple charges for their Smart Case ($79) and less than Apple’s Covers ($39). It consist of a shell that’s made out of plastic and a polyurethane cover.
The iPad attaches to the case’s shell via the four corn clips. When locked in, the iPad is very securely attached and maybe be even a little difficult to remove. I accidently dropped by iPad from a four foot tall table on a carpeted floor and it was still in pristine condition and the case didn’t even budge. The case is very light and a little flimsy on it’s own, but feels more substantial when attached to the iPad. It adds minimal bulk and provides many of the features that you come to expect from an iPad case. The buttons, ports, camera, and speakers are exposed for easy access/use and the cover folds up to create a stand.
The cover does not have any magnets like Apple’s Smart Case or Covers, but still folds into place to mimic similar functionality. I used it both horizontally as a stand when using the keyboard and vertically when viewing videos for long periods of time. In both situations, it proved to be just as sturdy as Apple’s Smart Case and more sturdy than Apple’s Smart Covers. It also supports the automatic sleep and wake feature, where you can open or close the cover to wake or sleep your iPad. But because it lacks magnets, the cover will not stay closed and this could be problematic depending on your usecase.
The bottom line is the Snugg Ultra Thin Case is a great value. It pairs well with the iPad and provides exceptional protection without degrading the design or functionality. It is one of the contenders for our iPad deployment in education. It’s available for the iPad 2, iPad 3, and iPad 4.
Motorola Releases Android 4.4 KitKat Update for Verizon Moto X -
Wow, that’s unusual.
Sony Sells Over 1 million PlayStation 4 Consoles In 24 Hours -
Very impressive, but even more impressive because it’s only available in 2 regions (US and Canada).
Apple & Samsung Take Massive 109% Of Mobile Industry Profits -
Sony broke even, everyone else is still losing money and Samsung is closing the gap on Apple.
Polygon's PlayStation 4 Review -
Polygon is killing it! Their PS4 review is up, go check it out. It’s very well written and their animated vectors are stunning!
Microsoft Axes Its Controversial Employee-Ranking System -
It’s about time. I’ve never met a Microsoft employee that liked the stack-ranking system.