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What media get wrong about ‘The Fappening’

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A few days ago, there it was. Candid nudeshots of lots of celebrities. It was quickly called ‘the fappening’, dubbed after a pun between ‘fapping’ (masturbating) and ‘the happening’ (a buzzword used by lots of self-important hipsters). Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, some Disney stars I don’t know; all had their private pictures leak from ‘iCloud’, Apple’s cloud-storing program. Mainstream media jumped on this opportunity to blast sites like 4chan and Reddit for spreading these images, often calling those who did ‘vile, creepy 14-year olds’.  Though that may be true, there are a lot of misunderstandings in the mainstream media. This article aims to right some of those wrongs.

There never was ‘a’ hacker. There never was ‘a’ leak. There wasn’t even much of a ‘hack’ either. The hack that did take place was probably already over two years ago, as detailed by WIRED back when the iCloud was already reported to have vulnerabilities. This also explains why for instance Mary Elizabeth Winstead has stated that her pictures were deleted many years ago. This isn’t a fresh hack. Keep reading

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What I Want My Future Phone To Look Like

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A few days ago, I wrote a post about my disappointment in the development of current high-end phones. This did get me started on thinking about what I’d want my future phone to look like. HTC, take note. For this design, I drew inspiration from my own HTC One X, the newer HTC One, and the old handlebar phones of days past. This is the result after about an hour of photoshopping. I call it the HTC On.

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Is Phone Hardware Hitting The Roof?

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I have a HTC One X, by some abbreviated to ‘HOX’, I usually refer to it as the ‘One X’. I’ve had it since the 14th of April, 2012. It is a good phone. There’ve been some issues, namely phantom touch and weak GPS signals. The former has been taken care of by RMD-ing it to tech support, while the latter doesn’t really bother me too much as it gives quite amusing Sports Tracker results. Except for the GPS, which was a design flaw with some of the first batches of One X’s to hit store shelves, the One X is still a perfectly functioning ‘little’ phone. Keep reading

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REVIEW: HTC One X

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Yes, it’s here. After an awkward unboxing video and a size comparison with my HD2, it is now time for the review. I’m now a bit more familiar with this extraordinairy piece of technology, enough that I can do a review for it. Here’s the videoreview, which is sort of a (very dreadful) summary, the full review is after the jump. Man, I gotta learn how to do these things. Good thing this one doesn’t induce motion sickness like the last one.

 

 

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