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Possible Gear Glass: Samsung patents Earphone looking like Dragon Ball Z scouter, Google Glass

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Madman.com.au The Korean Intellectual Property Office recently published Samsung’s patent application for an earphone that seems to be a compact Bluetooth headset and smart glass rolled into one whose shape quickly calls to mind a familiar object in Dragon Ball Z — the scouter. Samsung’s patent application referred to the device as simply the “Earphone.” Here are the illustrations lifted from Samsung’s patent application filing for “Earphone”: Is it the rumored Samsung Galaxy Gear Glass redesigned? Or is it a design for an entirely new product? No one knows yet, but the two are quite different enough to justify being…

Google plugs more services vs Heartbleed; bug biting millions of Androids

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While Google was quick to patch its services to close the security hole caused by the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL, the same bug may still be hounding millions of Android devices worldwide. Google patched most of its services last week (including Search, Gmail, YouTube, Wallet, Play, Apps, and App Engine). Recently, the search company also updated the list of patched services to include Google AdWords, DoubleClick, Maps, Maps Engine, Earth, Analytics, and Tag Manager — all of which the company claims to have been patched last week but were “inadvertently left out” of the original list. In the same announcement…

Leather joins wood in leaked list of Moto X+1 custom back covers

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The Next Web Twitter user @evleaks apparently has morsels not just about a red HTC One (M8) but also about new Moto X+1 custom back covers. The said user has leaked a list naming wood and leather as additional upcoming back panel options for the second-generation Moto X rumored to be called the Moto X+1. The leaked list also named several other custom back panels classified as “Cool,” “Neutral,” and “Warm.” The list has a total of 5 categories offering 25 various back panel options, as shown below: Cool – Navy Turquoise Olive Royal Blue Dark Teal Neutral – Slate…

Verizon to get red HTC One (M8), says leak

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BestBoyz News of a red variant of the HTC One (M8) heading to Verizon Wireless made the rounds on Twitter recently and caused some buzz in Twitterland. The leaked information came from Twitter user @evleaks, an acknowledged source of insider information about HTC devices. The all-metal HTC One (M8) currently has three official color variants: Gunmetal Gray, Glacial Silver, and Amber Gold. The rumored red variant will reportedly be known as Glamour Red. Unlike several of previous leaks from @evleaks, this one was not accompanied by any photo or image. Many users would have appreciated such proof of the information’s…

How to transfer from iPhone to Android: the complete guide

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So, you are finally seeing the light and decide to live in the world of light. This means pain — especially the pain of having to give up old, dark, enslaving habits. It is heart-rending to bid goodbye to the tyrannical habits associated with iPhone use, especially if you’ve grown too attached to it. But, you find consolation in the fact that you’re welcoming a free world where there is color and where you can breathe. The transition is not easy. You’ve taken the most difficult step — that of deciding to leave the iPhone for good and embracing Android….

Newest Galaxy S5 ad shows fun, fast, fresh

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Samsung has put out a new 30-second ad for its latest baby, the Samsung Galaxy S5. In just a half minute, the ad courses through so many wonderful ideas and concepts, as well as fascinating phone features without losing track of its main emphases — what one’s life can be if it is powered by the Galaxy S5. The narration itself explicitly characterizes that kind of life as being able to “capture life in a blink,” “download the world in an instant,” and “live carefree.” All of these are fueled by three of the Galaxy S5′s chief features: fast camera…

Your phone has Heartbleed? Lookout’s Detector app can tell

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Following this week’s discovery of the serious Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL, mobile security company Lookout released an Android tool that will help users detect the presence of the security vulnerability on their Android devices. The Heartbleed bug allows malicious intruders to exploit a vulnerability in the OpenSSL library, thereby exposing confidential and encrypted data that were normally protected by SSL/TLS encryption. Vulnerability detection Lookout’s detector app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store and does nothing else but identify the OpenSSL version being used on the Android device, check for the existence of Heartbleed, and, if it…