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NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations Worldwide

The NSA is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the locations of cellphones around the world. This information is according to top-secret documents and interviews with the U.S. intelligence officials. Of course this information is “only metadata” so it is not invading privacy if you were to ask the NSA.

 

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Apple is Planning to Develop a Curved Screen Phone

Apple’s next iPhone will be featured with a new curved screen and more enhanced touch screen sensors. These new sensors will be able to detect heavy and light touches. There will be two different models, a 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch iPhone, the 5.5″ will be Apple’s largest iPhone. However, Apple is still developing these new models but it is rumored they will be released in the third quarter of next year. This is obviously a competition with Android’d LG Flex, since Apple is developing this after Android did in my opinion the Apple phone will be better.

 

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Android Gives its’ Customers TOO Many Choices

Since Android is trying to keep up with other smartphones; i.e. iPhone and Windows phone, they have made a tremendous amount of phone options for their customers. They think this will be beneficial because they are going off the idea that when customers have more to choose from they are happier. However, today people don’t want more to choose from but what’s the best and most popular product on the market.

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Rumors of Convergence of The iPhone and Macbook

There are rumors that Mark Shuttleworth; Canonical founder, claims apple will converge the iPhone and Macbook product lines. They are trying to make an attempt to bridge mobile and desktop computing devices. Shuttleworth also claims that mobile processors are catching up with the desktop. This is going to make the converge more possible and realistic. Another hint to this is when the iPhone 5s was released its’ processor was categorized as “desktop-class.”

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Verizon new phone contract

Verizon wireless developed a new contract for their mobile phone customers. Customers are now able to get the newest phone whenever they want instead of waiting for their previous contract to run out. This is beneficial because now customers can get the whatever  new phone comes out as soon as it comes out. It’s fairly simple, Verizon offers a payment plan for whichever phone you purchase. You pay for the entirety of the phone over a time of 24 months.

 

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iOS7 Lock screen bug discovered for iPhone 5s

With the new iOS7 for Apple there are more new features and accessibility, but with this brings a new found problem.  The new lock screen feature gives the user too much access. There is a bug that can permit a stranger to gain access to your phone. From the lock screen, if you swipe up to access the control center you can select the alarm clock and from there hold the phone’s sleep button and then when it prompts you to shut down you cancel and then tap the home button and have access to the phone’s multi-tasking screen. This is a big issue because iOS7 loses all its’ security credibility. This issue only occurs on the new iPhone 5s and this is a major problem because they are promoting the fingerprint scanner and how it will give your phone much more security, but with this bug anyone can bypass the fingerprint scan.

iOS7 Bug Leaves Lockscreen Vulnerable For Access