Technology

Apple Removes 250 Apps that Spy on Users from App Store

Believe it or not, but I’ve moved past the false claim by many that Apple products are immune from virus attacks. That claim just isn’t true, but like I said, I’ve more on.

Yes, viruses do attack Apple products, but at least the company is finally doing something about it.

Apple today removed more than 250 apps from its App Store that were using software from a Chinese advertising company that secretly accessed and stored users’ personal information. The firm, called Youmi, provided app makers with a software development kit that would glean which apps a user had downloaded, that user’s email address, and the serial numbers of their smartphone, according to mobile security company SourceDNA. The apps in total received 1 million downloads.

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HTC makes Rap Sony Dissing iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5 – Video

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Well,  when no one’s talking about you anymore what do you do? You diss the competition with a heavy pumping bass rap song. Pump this in your ride G!

This is HTC’s version of the diss rap geared towards Apple and Samsung and it features Greg Carr (aka “Doc G”) of the musical group P.M. Dawn.

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New iPhone Coming in Next Month – So Says Apple

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If you’re a fan of Apple, mark September 10 on your calendar. That’s when the company is reportedly unveiling the next iPhone.

According to All Things D, Apple is hosting an event next month where the company is expected to reveal its latest smartphone.

Naturally, the weeks leading up to the reported reveal have been filled with countless rumors on what consumers can expect from the next iPhone. Rumors range from a lower-cost model to appeal to more consumers to a device equipped with a fingerprint sensor.

The reported event arrives as Apple continues to cede ground to several strong competitors, most notably Samsung and its Galaxy S series as well as the army of devices running Google’s Android operating system. According to IDC, nearly 80% of the smartphones shipped last quarter ran on Android.

However, the introduction of a new iPhone could spark an Apple rebound. “With a new iPhone and revamped iOS coming out later this year, Apple is well-positioned to re-capture market share,” says IDC research manager Ramon Llamas.

Readers, what features would you like to see in the next iPhone?

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Woman Pays $1200 for Two Apples… The Fruit

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An Australian woman paid $1,200 for two new Apple iPhones over website Gumtree, but opened the box to find just fruit inside.

The 21-year-old had posted an ad asking if anyone had a smartphone for sale.

She was soon contacted by another woman who said she had “two Apples” up for grabs.

The pair met at a McDonald’s restaurant where the woman handed over her cash for what she thought were two new iPhone boxes.

Failing to check the product before leaving, it was only after arriving home that she realized the cartons only contained apples.

Cops in her Queensland town of Upper Mt Gravatt, near Brisbane, said it served as a warning for people to be “wary” when buying items online.

“Don’t stay away because most people are doing the right thing, but be smart about what you buy,” Senior Constable Jess Hopkin told the Herald Sun.

“If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. It’s really just common sense.”

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Trade-In Your iPhone 4, 4S for Free iPhone 5 at Best Buy For Next Nine Days

PHOTO: Customers look at Apple Inc. products at a Best Buy Co. store in San Francisco, Dec. 9, 2011.

If you own an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S, a free iPhone 5 is just a car ride away for the next week.

On June 1, Best Buy offered a one-day deal: bring in your old iPhone 4 or 4s and trade it for a brand new iPhone 5. The offer was so successful, that the retailer has decided to give it another, longer run.

For the next nine days, you will be able to bring in those iPhone models and trade them in for the newest Apple phone. The offer ends Saturday, June 29.

h/t – abcnews

Entertainment

Games You Should Be Playing: Subway Surfers

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This is a fast paced game, so all you slackers better keep it moving. This is not the game for you. For all the other real gamers looking for a challenge, download this free game on your Android or Apple product, and be prepared for the ride of your life.

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You begin the game as Jake, a graffiti artist caught spray painting his art in a train yard. Of course, he is caught by a cop and his dog and then the game starts, as Jake runs for his life to get away from the officer. As Jake makes his escape, he picks up coins, mystery boxes and other powerups along the way. He must also dodge oncoming trains and other obstacles and barriers, placed strategically in his way.

As you collect more coins, you can buy more players, hoverboards or mystery boxes. There are also daily challenges you must complete to advance in the game.

But the real object of the game is to brag. Yes, brag. When you connect Subway Surfers to your Facebook account, you get to see the progress your Facebook friends are making. And there is nothing like competing against a friend who think they can play better than you.

Subway Surfers is not a new game, but there is always updates from the game’s producers. If you haven’t downloaded this game yet, then you’re really not a true gamer.

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Games You Should Be Playing: Candy Crush Saga

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So, you haven’t bought into the Candy Crush Saga craze yet, have you? Well, maybe you should because this match-3 game is seriously addictive, just like candy!

It is unlike any other match-3 game I have ever played and surpasses the likes of Bejeweled and others of its kind. The king.com creators of this game has made a unique twist out of a simple concept that leaves your sweet tooth wanting more.

Yes, you do have to match-3, but it doesn’t end there. You have to match 4 and up to get special booster candies and then you can combine those booster candies to make big happenings in order to beat the game levels and move on up the candy ladder.

But of course, it can never just be so easy. As you get higher up in the ranks, the challenges become more involved with layers of jellies, gates, and blobs of chocolates getting in the way. I swear those chocolates drive me crazy. Some levels you have to fill out orders, recipes, combos, clear the board of jellies, and/or achieve a target score.

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This game can be really difficult and challenging to the point where there will be times when you just want to pull your hair out and give up, but you won’t because no way you’re going to let some sweet treats beat you down like that.

There’s also a social aspect to the game where you can connect your Candy Crush to Facebook. I highly recommend doing this because Facebook saves your progress which is helpful in case you ever have to reinstall your game or need to play the game on somewhere other than your original device. You also need your Facebook friends to send you extra lives and tickets. Tickets are needed to move forward to the next episodes.

The one big negative about this game though is they want you to pay for extra features such as more lives, moves, boosters, etc.

I paid $0.99 one time for extra lives. Never again.
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Now, I know how to get unlimited lives and the Facebook integration comes in handy for that tip. So, you can definitely beat the game without buying any extras if you keep at it and learn the ins and outs of making a successful Sugar Crush level completion.

Right now, I’m on Level 169 and it’s kicking my butt hard-core. I’ve been stuck on this level for 2 weeks and it’s driving me crazy, but I will not give up. I most beat those chocolates!!

You can download and play Candy Crush Saga on any Android or iPhone device by use of Google Play or the Apple App Store or you can play it on Facebook.

Candy Crush is a deliciously sweet addictive game that you must give a try.

Happy Gaming!!