Samsung (soon-to-be) biggest mobile device was teased in New York when they had their Unpacked event and has caught everyone wondering what this humongous tablet has to offer. Looking at the images so far we can tell you that it isn’t a sore to look at, proving that Samsung isn’t taking design for granted even if the Galaxy View is touted to carry mid-range specs.
With Google+ now splitting up into individual services, the guys over at Android Police have discovered that your pictures would be backing up to Google Drive instead of Google+ or the standard Photos app. They found that the latest version of the cloud storage app on Android has preliminary code for an eventual photo backup feature that will not just back up images on your phone but there are also hidden mentions of Chromecast streaming support too. That means you will have an easier time sharing your files on a display.
The new features may not be going live in the next release because Google sometimes leave pre-release code hanging around in their apps but since they’re there, we are likely to see the new features roll out sooner than later.
On August 31st, hundreds of explicit pictures and videos of celebrities—including nude pictures of Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence, swim suit model Kate Upton, 2012 Olympic gold medallist McKayla Maroney, and around 20 other famous women—were posted on 4chan, one of the most popular English-language Internet imageboard communities in the world.
The release of these images was as since been named The Fappening after a subreddit with that name was created for submissions of leaked celebrity nude photos “Fappening” is a portmanteau of “fap,” meaning masturbation, and “happening.” According to Reddit Metrics, The Fappening gathered more than 50,900 subscribers in its first 10 hours and was the fastest growing subreddit of the day. Mainstream media coverage of The Fappening is calling the incident Celebgate.
Allegations quickly emerged suggesting that the images contained in The Fappening had been stolen through a breach of Apple’s iCloud service that allows users of iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices to synchronize data, including images, between devices and to store their content online. One popular theory posited that a hacker tool called iBrute was used to conduct a brute force attack—repeated attempts to enter a system by trying every possible password—on Apple’s Find My iPhone service. Once Find My iPhone is breached, hackers can gain access to information in their victim’s iCloud account. Apple now limits users to five password attempts on the Find My iPhone service effectively neutralizing iBrute.
While it has yet to be confirmed that The Fappening resulted from a breach of iCloud, Apple issued a statement stating that it is “actively investigating this report.” Jumping on the ambiguity bandwagon the FBI released a statement that the Bureau “is aware of the allegations (and) is addressing the matter.”
These pictures reveal a new Sony Xperia variant that’s expected to make its debut later this year. The Sony Xperia SL (LT26ii) looks to add two new colours (pink and grey) along with a faster Snapdragon S3 MSM8260 1.7GHz dual-core processor. None of this however has been confirmed and no other details about the Xperia SL has been revealed. Taking into account that this is very likely an Xperia S refresh, we don’t expect much to be added on to this model.
Two pictures of the grey Xperia SL after the jump.
Top line specs include a dated 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 with an Adreno 205 GPU. There’s apparently 384MB of RAM,to go with the processing power as well. All this is crammed into the a package the size of the original X10 Mini Pro which means this new phone, whatever it will be called will be compact.
All this is of course unconfirmed but 800MHz and 384MB RAM in an upcoming phone? With dual-core powerhouses like the Motorola Atrix showing other smart phones how things are done, this unreleased Sony Ericsson is coming into the gunfight bringing a fork.
There’s another picture showing the back panel of the device after the jump if you’re interested.