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There hasn’t been much activity in the jailbreak front for quite some time now because Apple has made it significantly harder for hackers to develop a method. There have been some breakthroughs recently but none that have been released for public consumption, which begs the question, will an iOS 9 jailbreak be possible? Apparently not.

Read full post →iOS 9 Jailbreak Might Be Nearly Impossible



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Television and cable networks are following a trend these days by catering to people who don’t want to pay for conventional pay-TV or cable subscription but they’re more than happy to pay for an over-the-top internet TV streaming service. This is why these companies are launching their own services, or partnering with others, to not miss out on those viewers. HBO has a service of its own that costs $15 per month and it appears that a HBO Now price cut just might be on possible in the future.

Read full post →HBO Now Price Cut Likely



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Mozilla tried to carve a niche for itself in the Android dominated smartphone market by coming out with $25 smartphones powered by Firefox OS. The idea was to provide these very cheap smartphones in emerging markets where customers who were purchasing their first smartphone could do so for a lot less than what they would spend on a cheap Android device. This strategy doesn’t seem to have worked because Mozilla is giving up on its $25 Firefox smartphone plans.

Read full post →Mozilla’s $25 Firefox Smartphone Plans Bite The Dust


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In just a few days Google is going to take the stage at I/O 2015 to announce Android M, the successor to last year’s Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new software is expected to bring many changes and there’s a new rumor which claims that the company is going to provide update guarantees for Nexus devices with Android M. This means that Google will make it clear from the get go which Nexus devices will receive Android M and which will remain on Lollipop.

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Smartwatches let you do a lot of things right from your wrist, such as checking and sending messages, getting directions, taking notes, playing music, taking calls and much more. You do need to tap on the screen to make these functions work and if your free hand is full then it’s a bit of a stretch to get anything to work. The Aria module seeks to solve this problem by enabling gesture controls on your Android Wear or Pebble Time smartwatch.

Read full post →Aria Adds Gesture Control To Smartwatches


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NVIDIA had promised recently that later this month it’s going to release the Android 5.1 update for Shield tablet and the company has followed through on its promise. Update 3.0 is now rolling out for the tablet, this update is based on Android 5.1 which is the most current iteration of Google’s mobile OS. NVIDIA released the update first only for the Wi-Fi variant but followed it up soon enough with the release for the LTE variant.

Read full post →NVIDIA Shield Tablet Android 5.1 Update Released


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We know that Google likes to name major Android releases after desserts and with the successor of Android 5.0 Lollipop expected in a couple of days at I/O 2015 speculation has started to mount regarding the moniker of Android M, the next major Android release that Google will unveil at I/O 2015. If a new report is to be believed, internally Android M’s codename is MNC or Macadamia Nut Cookie.

Read full post →Android M Internal Codename Reportedly Is Macadamia Nut Cookie


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It has been a couple of weeks since LG unveiled its latest flagship smartphone and while all major carriers in the country have committed to selling the device not all of them have provided details about pricing and availability, which is what potential customers anxiously want to know. If you have no qualms about picking it up from the third largest carrier in the country then you’ll be happy to know that Sprint has confirmed the LG G4 release date for its customers.

Read full post →LG G4 Release Date Confirmed By Sprint


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Many people tend to get creative with the selfies they take so they bring in props or other objects that could somehow add more depth to a picture of their face. Apparently that’s what a 21-year old Russian woman was trying to do as she pointed a 9mm handgun at her head only for the purpose of taking a selfie, what followed next was not what you’d expect.

Read full post →Woman Taking Selfie Shoots Herself In The Head Instead


starbucks cardsGift cards are handy if you don’t know what to buy someone. It can also be used like a prepaid system like iTunes Gift Cards where you can purchase a $50 card for yourself and limit your app purchases to that amount. However it seems that security research Egor Homakov has found a way to hack the Starbucks gift card to create unlimited amounts of money.

According to Homakov (via Business Insider), he claims that this is done by exploiting a bug in payments software systems known as “race conditions”. There’s a bunch of code involved in explaining how this works, but basically it involves transferring the money from one card to the other and because of the bug, he found out how to increase the amount which in turn let him transfer more than what he really had. Read full post →Man Hacks Starbucks Gift Card, Creates Money Out Of Thin Air