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StealthGenie intercepted communications to and from mobile phones and was undetectable by most users. It was targeted at people who suspected their spouses or significant others of cheating on them.>

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Paul Thomas Anderson, the director behind There Will Be Blood and Punch-Drunk Love, is revered for packing his films with tons of style, huge characters, and almost-constant tension. His latest movie is Inherent Vice, and it looks like he's at least doing the first two of those things here. It's based off of a Thomas Pynchon novel that tells a "drug-fueled" detective story in ’70s LA, and the film's first trailer makes the it all look sharp, wild, and pretty funny too. Joaquin Phoenix stars, and Owen Wilson, Josh Brolin, and Reese Witherspoon turn up too. ...

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Guitarist-vocalist Josh Carter reveals how friendship and apps can keep touring life amicable.

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There weren’t many smartphones that received even a fraction of the buzz that the iPhone 6 did this year, but the OnePlus One somehow managed to find its way on to that list. With an aggressive marketing campaign and an air of mystery surrounding it, the CyanogenMod handset piqued the interest of the Android community right away, but nine months later, the phone still isn’t available to the public. Nevertheless, OnePlus doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. In a recent Reddit AMAA (Ask Me Almost Anything), Carl and David of OnePlus answered a series of questions about the future of their company and their upcoming products. When asked about whether or not Android L would make its way on to

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San Francisco (AFP) - Apple on Monday issued a software update to protect Macintosh computers from being bitten by a recently discovered "Bash" bug seen as a threat to Internet-linked devices.

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Apple is not done facing tax-related inquiries, The Financial Times reports, as the European Union is investigating the company’s tax deal with Ireland. Preliminary findings apparently claim that Apple has benefited from illegal state aid after it reached certain special agreements with the Irish government that others companies based in the region — including Amazon, Facebook, PayPal and Twitter — do not enjoy. Apple is paying less than 2% in taxes in Ireland, after operating tax-free from 1980 to 1991 when the local laws changed. That year, Apple apparently struck a deal with authorities that was revised in 2007, following Apple’s growth. The company is now facing a multi-billion dollar fine, according to the publication, as the EU can recover

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Did that passing raincloud just spontaneously disappear into the aether? Not exactly: the National Weather Service's New York City bureau just tweeted a fantastic radar loop of what it looks like to a doppler system when a flock of birds lands. Solid objects in the radar's path return a signal just as a storm would; when you get a bunch of birds in close proximity that all decide to hit the deck, it does strange things to the weather map.

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Just a few days after promising a fix to a vulnerability in the Bash shell, Apple's released an update that does just that. OS X bash update 1.0, which went out as a download today, fixes the Bash bug, or Shellshock as it's become more readily known on the past three versions of OS X including Mavericks, Mountain Lion, and Lion. The vulnerability potentially lets an attacker execute code on your system without your permission using an exploit in Bash, a UNIX shell. Last week, Apple said that "the vast majority of OS X users" were not at risk to the bug unless they had set up certain advanced UNIX services.

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Commentary: OK, people, cut it out. Walking into Apple Stores to secretively bend iPhones doesn't help anybody, says Crave's Amanda Kooser.>

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Microsoft’s assault on Chromebooks and cheap Android tablets is getting a significant boost from HP today. HP is launching a 7-inch HP Stream 7 tablet for just $99, and an 8-inch version for $149 in November. Both are powered by Intel chipsets, but the company isn’t revealing any additional specifications for this pair of super low-cost Windows tablets. They’re likely to be very low specification devices, but Microsoft is also throwing in a year-long subscription to Office 365 Personal with 1TB of OneDrive storage and 60 minutes of Skype calls each month. ...

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The company said previously that the vast majority of Macs were "safe by default" from the new security vulnerability known as the Bash or Shellshock bug.>

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Apple has just seeded iOS 8.1 to developers. This makes one of the fastest iOS x.1 releases ever — normally the first beta is released a couple months after the new version of iOS ships. It could have to do with an much more aggressive software release schedule and the fact that Apple not only has the upcoming Apple Pay update, but most likely a software update for the company’s new iPads, and another one early next year to support Apple Watch. The change log follows below. Introduction iOS SDK 8.1 provides support for developing iOS apps. It is packaged with a complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating apps for iOS and OS X. These tools include

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Apple has just seeded iOS 8.1 to developers. This makes one of the fastest iOS x.1 releases ever — normally the first beta is released a couple months after the new version of iOS ships. It could have to do with an much more aggressive software release schedule and the fact that Apple not only has the upcoming Apple Pay update, but most likely a software update for the company’s new iPads, and another one early next year to support Apple Watch. The change log follows below. Introduction iOS SDK 8.1 provides support for developing iOS apps. It is packaged with a complete set of Xcode tools, compilers, and frameworks for creating apps for iOS and OS X. These tools include

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Chevrolet's latest Corvette can be equipped with GM's new Performance Data Recorder option, which functions a bit like a built-in GoPro and microphone array that's wired into the car's vital stats. Among other things, the PDR features a "Valet Mode," which allows the owner to "lock the interior storage, disable the infotainment system and record video, audio and vehicle data" by setting a four-digit code — the idea is that when you're handing the keys over to a porter, they can't go hog-wild with your Vette's 455hp V8. GM has acknowledged the issue, promising a software update to buff out the legal troubles — though it isn't yet saying how it's going to do that — and in the meantime, it's encouraging owners not to use Valet Mode unless everyone know's exactly what's going on.

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I'm sitting across the table from two Parrot representatives, who are telling me about the impressive adaptive capabilities of the company's new Zik 2.0 headphones. I'm wearing a blue pair, listening to Lou Reed, holding a connected Android phone in my hand. As they talk, I'm swiping up on the Zik app on the phone, increasing the noise cancellation on the black Ziks I'm wearing. The Parrot reps' voices disappear in a sea of smooth Lou Reed jams. I swipe down a bit and their voices re-appear, the cancellation replaced with audio passthrough. Then I start messing with the equalizer. ...

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Phablets are big and can be hard to use in one hand, but Alcatel thinks it has the solution for this dilemma. Its latest Android phablet, the Pop Mega, a six-inch honker available from Tracfone's prepaid Straight Talk brand next month, actually comes with a secondary, little phone for making calls, sending texts, and getting notifications. Alcatel notes that it's easier to use the Buddy when making phone calls, while the Pop Mega is better suited for browsing the web, watching video, and doing all the other things you do with a smartphone.

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It's a tricky security problem: how do you let your wedding guests take photos, but make sure none of the photos leak? If you're George Clooney, you collect everyone's phone and give each of them a burner phone just for the occasion, to be tossed away once the big day is over. Supposedly, Clooney's people had access to all of the photos taken with the burner phones, so they would know who took which photos and would be able to trace back any leaks that came out.

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