Tag Archives: Cell Phones

Facebook says nearly 50m users compromised in huge security breach | Technology | The Guardian

Nearly 50m Facebook accounts were compromised by an attack that gave hackers the ability to take over users’ accounts, Facebook revealed on Friday.“

Today’s disclosure is a reminder about the dangers posed when a small number of companies like Facebook or the credit bureau Equifax are able to accumulate so much personal data about individual Americans without adequate security measures,” said the US senator Mark Warner in a statement. “This is another sobering indicator that Congress needs to step up and take action to protect the privacy and security of social media users.”

Facebook shares fell about 3% following the disclosure.

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Why It’s Still Worth Owning a Digital Camera

Even as smartphone pictures are better than ever

Yet there is still only so much you can ask of a smartphone camera. Limitations in sensor size, lens technology and other factors mean that, barring some miraculous technological breakthrough, standalone cameras will always be more capable than our smartphones. That’s particularly true in challenging conditions, like poorly lit rooms, or if you need a bunch of zoom for, say, shooting your child’s soccer game.

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The 100 Best Android Apps of 2015

Choose Wisely From This List of The Best of 2015

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Flickr surprised everyone when the venerable photo hosting service announced that every user would receive a free terabyte of storage. That bombshell was followed by a total overhaul to its Android app, which combines handy photo and video tools with a lovely interface. Best of all? It can automatically back up photos from your phone.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393099,00.asp

Finally, a flagship-caliber smartphone for US customers at half the price

But the second phone from another Chinese manufacturer, OnePlus, may be the first smartphone under $400 worth your time.

OnePlus calls its (unsurprisingly named) OnePlus 2 a “flagship killer.” After a week of testing out the phone, which starts at $329, Quartz found a lot to like about the killer:

Source: Finally, a flagship-caliber smartphone for US customers at half the price