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Longtime iOS hacker and developer Stefan Esser (@i0n1c) released an app in the last week that basically let you know if your phone had been secretly hacked. The diagnostic tool would show detailed info on installed apps and running processes as well as any jailbreak info it found (in case some security hole had been exploited, your phone jailbroken without your knowledge and your data in turn compramised). Apple approved the app once already. It was in the store. It was available for all. And now it’s gone. In a rejection note from the App Store team, Apple said (TNW):…

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For the last several years, 3rd party Twitter clients have kind of come to a screeching halt. Yeah. Every once in a while a unique one pops up. But the bittersweet curse of popularity means once something gets too good, the 100,000 token limit swoops in to knee cap the developers ultimate success. Most recently, a popular 3rd party Twitter app by the name of Fenix hit the 100k limit, after which the developer was forced to pull it from the store. Sadness all around. But today, things are looking up as the app is back in the Play Store,…

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Play Music users on Android (and soon, iOS) can now make less taps between content, specifically music and podcasts, thanks to a new addition to the Play Music app (and web) today. On the company blog, Google announced that podcasts are now integrated within the Play Music store and app. As noted above, Android is first out of the gate while iOS users will see the feature added to their respective app in the near future. It’s also worth pointing out that for now (unfortunately), podcast integration is limited to the U.S. and Canada. Many podcast fans can be pretty…

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Realizing you want to move to a new music streaming service is a potentially fun, fresh experience. After plopping down the required ~$9.99 for your first monthly payment you’re then immediately welcomed with the ultimate dread – recreating all of your playlists. Don’t sweat it. An app called SongShift allows mere mortals to import Spotify playlists into Apple music simply and easily. The app itself is free to use, though an in-app purchase removes ads and removes a 100-track limit applied in the free version. Freedom.

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Jaybird is an already poplar and successful brand in the wireless headphone space, especially amongst the more active lifestyles. Logitech could spend their own R&D to barge their way in too, or, they could just snap up Jaybird. Seems like a worthy investment of $50 million, no? For now it appears Jaybird isn’t going to get disbanded and absorbed by the Logitech UE brand and will instead co-exist within Logitech as its own thing. That’s probably a good thing for now. Apple may be one of the first to get rid of the headphone jack but they certainly won’t…

The HTC M10 is now a tad more official by way of “official” specs spilling out like a waterfall, as well as a handy promo video…and a few preview pieces. Case in point: it’s not really a surprise at this point. That said, if you were wondering what made it into the production model. Specs: – 5.2-inch QHD (2560×1440) Super LCD 5 display, Snapdragon 820 (quad core @ 2.2 GHz), 4 GB of RAM, 32/64 GB of built-in storage (with support for up to 2 TB via SD card), support for 4K video and 24-bit audio playback, front (5MP) and…

The official Reddit app for Android and iOS is here! If you’re a power user you’re probably going to want to stick with what you’ve been using. That said, the official app isn’t terrible and it’s got a pretty nice layout to boot. The only downside for the AMOLED users out there – no true black/AMOLED mode. 🙁 – Download links below. Android: Play Store Link iOS: App Store Link

While HD audio is all the rage these days, with more and more new handsets being released supporting the higher fidelity audio, T-Mobile is adding yet another option to end users – EVS. Enhanced Voice Services as they’re calling it is basically a more robust/universal HD audio of sorts. The new tech/feature announced today has some key differences to keep in mind: 1) it improves voice call reliability in weak signal areas, 2) is technically higher fidelity than “HD Audio” and 3) works over both LTE and WiFi. The final perk is that it (somehow) works even if the caller…

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There is definitely a vocal group opposed to T-Mobile’s “Music Freedom” and “Binge On” music/video offerings that 0-rate data used to stream supporting services. But given the quick nature that T-Mobile adds new services as well as the so far seemingly “un-evil” requirements for service providers to join in means that for now, it’s a win-win for end users. A lot of the stuff you’d normally blow through data is now waived against your normal data allotment. Nonetheless, some will never support the initiative for various (some very valid) reasons. But today T-Mobile is at least continuing to make the…

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Battery life will better than the early days of smartphones, still leaves a lot to be desired. Going longer than a day is considered “good”. In reality, we should all strive to true, multi-day (or week) runtimes. Unfortunately, battery tech hasn’t progressed as quickly as other areas, hence, the ways in which we recharge those things has had to pick up the slack. One of the of more “futuristic” ways is wireless charging. The only problem is that it’s kind of slow. Even Samsung’s latest “Fast” version isn’t as fast as QuickCharge 3.0 (or even 2.0) charging specs. LG Innotek,…

Via: Android Central

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