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Ok. We don’t know if you’d exactly use “karma” as the proper way to describe today’s unfolding events. Nonetheless, there is a combined irony/excitement/karma-ish aspect to it all. If you look at the whole story arc, Microsoft galavanting in, spending a bunch, then writing it all off just a few short years later only to have the Nokia brand start up again and move towards Android does drip with some sort of irony/karma, no? With that said… First: Microsoft is selling it’s feature phone business to the Foxconn subsidiary for $350 million. Along with the paper trail, FIH is gaining…

There’s something to say about those who “over achieve” and/or go above and beyond. Symantec is one of those companies, though not in the way you’d usually expect. A new vulnerability has been discovered that not only affects Windows clients (the norm for anti-virus software) but Mac and Linux too. Bonus: the Windows vulnerability goes all the way down to the kernel level, is easy to exploit, and in the end, can be incredibly damaging to your system. While it’s rare and also not good that three separate platforms were simultaneously affected by this, the saving grace is that Symantec…

Source: Symantec

Via: Engadget

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Telegram users rocking a Windows desktop will want to grab the latest update. Among other things, the ability to edit text and messages, from anywhere, for up to two days after they’re sent. The “other things” eluded to above include: Inline bot shortcuts can now be found in the attachment menu Mentions by typing “@” and selecting them from a list Furthermore, Windows Phone users get the above updated features as well as the ability to find inline bot shortcuts via the attachment menu ¬†and faster searching of friends/users/contacts via the “People List” in search. Messaging clients are a dime…

Via: Windows Central

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):…

Via: TNW

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Another week in the books as we finish out this Friday, May 13th. While this time of year can be a tad slow, this week was at least rather eventful. Here are a handful of the more interesting and important things from the past week. For starters, Nvidia announced their brand new GTX 1070 and 1080 GPUs at $370 and $599 respectively. The former promises greater-than-Titan performance for a fraction of the price someone would plunker down just a short few months ago. T-Mobile became one of the first big U.S. carriers to extend an olive branch to customers who…

Another week in the books! Here’s a recap of some of this week’s biggest news. A network management daemon on Qualcomm chips has left users’ data open to snooping and exploiting for ~5 years. Twitter for Mac was updated with support for some of the latest features including Gif search support and polls. While Samsung was busy teasing their new wireless earbuds, they managed to let slip an unannounced Gear Fit 2 smartband. Also in Samsung news – the company is continuing with their “Active” range. Several leaked images showing an Active S7 (no…

Finding the right bag for a gadget hound can be pretty difficult. Two things usually come into play. Price and compartment count. And usually, the more compartments + additional extra perks or features also jack up the price. NorthFace’s Access Bag is a $235 gadget nerd’s dream. Being NorthFace branded means there’s a certain allure to the physical look of it. We’ll admit, it looks nice. Best design ever? No. But certainly lust worthy. The more noteworthy thing however, is the laptop compartment’s water resistant construction which should help for all the foot walking, city dwellers out there. It’s costly…

Via: Circuit Breaker

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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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Laugh, joke and criticize all you want. Outspoken CEO John Legere has taken T-Mobile from distant fourth place player to strong third place contender. Today the company announced their latest quarterly earnings and it more or less built upon previous blockbuster quarters, with Team Magenta adding another 2 million + customers and making $479 M in profit. For comparisons sake, T-mobile only made $733 M in profit in 2015 in its entirety. Clearly, whatever is happening here is working. Now more than ever it’s a great time to be a T-Mobile customer. They’re constantly trying new things that help them…

In the not too distant future when you open up Instagram you may just see something a bit more stark. Instead of the subtle, deep blues we’ve come to know (and love?) you’ll be greeted with a monochromatic black and white layout that is more or less “flat”, with the only color on the screen popping out from the images flying past as you scroll. Similarly, the icon will also move to a more simple, flatter design eschewing the now out of place, skeuomorphic design that’s stuck around long after everyone else moved on. This account is all based on…

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