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Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has apologized on his Twitter account and removed the nude images of Jennifer Lawrence and Victoria Justice from his website, perezhilton.com. The private photos of these and many more celebrities have been leaked on the internet after an alleged iCloud hack
Hilton first replaced the uncensored nude photos on his site with censored versions, but then changed his mind and removed the photos altogether
“No, I haven’t been forced to do so or been contacted by their reps, but I am removing those uncensored photos of JLaw and Victoria Justice,” he wrote in a tweet. “Upon further reflection and just sitting with my actions, I don’t feel comfortable even keeping the censored photos up. I am removing them,” he later added Read more…
An anonymous reader writes with news about a possible partnership between Apple and major credit card companies. Apple plans to turn its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes Visa, MasterCard, and American Express and will be unveiled on Sept. 9 along with the next iPhone, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. The new iPhone will make mobile payment easier by including a near-field communication chip for the first time, the person said. That advancement along with Touch ID, a fingerprint recognition reader that debuted on the most recent iPhone, will allow consumers to securely pay for items in a store with the touch of a finger.
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For photographer Emily Blincoe, there’s beauty in precise organization.
Blincoe’s love of simplicity is evident in her series “Arrangements,” an ode to color, shape and impeccable prop styling. Blincoe has an eye for beautiful groupings, whether she’s photographing a crate full of heirloom tomatoes or the cracked shells of farm-fresh eggs.
Over the course of her career, the young photographer has arranged candies, knickknacks, leaves, flowers and more. “[It's] fun to take an idea and see how many different ways I can re-work the same idea,” she told Mashable. Read more…
Like many other users, the battery on my iPhone tends to die right before the end of the day. One obvious solution is to use a case like the Mophie, but I don’t like increasing the size of my phone. Another is to carry a battery charger around with me, but unfortunately, I am just too dunderheaded to remember an extra device. Read More
The demand for mobile software developers is red hot, and the demand for Android developers is even hotter
Since Americans are consumed by their smartphones alone for about an hour per day (a figure that doesn’t even account for tablet/other electronic media usage), most companies need highly skilled mobile developers to adapt their website or service to mobile usage.
Generally, enterprises and startups alike are adapting their products or services to the two biggest names in mobile technology: iOS and Android. Read more…
Android is outpacing iOS in the job market by a landslide
Texas Governor Rick Perry’s Twitter official account sent out a meme mocking the drunk-driving attorney who was behind his recent indictment.
Here’s a screengrab of that “unauthorized” Rick Perry tweet: pic.twitter.com/1OKkvToaKr
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) September 1, 2014
See also: 23 Awkward Types of First Tweets
The tweet superimposed the head of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg on an ad for Dos Equis beer. Moments later, it was deleted and Perry wrote on the social media site that the post was “unauthorized.”
A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down.
A few months after Google publicly teased its plans to develop Google Glass, Ian Shakil convinced some friends who worked at the company to let him try on an early prototype of the smart glasses. It proved to be an eye-opening experience.
“It was sort of a lightning strike eureka moment trying it on,” Shakil told Mashable in a recent interview. “This was not vaporware. This was real.”
At the time, during the summer of 2012, Shakil had just graduated from Stanford’s business school and was working at MC10, a startup building stretchable electronics that could adapt to body movements and be used to track health information. After seeing Glass firsthand, he realized it could serve as a powerful tool to improve the medical industry. “I left my job and dropped everything to found the company,” he says. Read more…
We may have to wait another week and a half to see what Apple has in store with the iPhone 6 and a possible iWatch, but one drone pilot managed to capture at least one Cupertino secret early: the new Apple spaceship campus
Looking like the unearthed remains of a grounded Death Star or the ancient ruins of an alien civilization, the early stages of Apple’s new campus construction reveal that the ambitious architectural project is on track
The footage was shot by a YouTuber using a GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition and a DJI Phantom 2 drone, which flew from the construction site’s perimeter and then over the site itself to deliver the footage Read more…
A massive leak of what appears to be celebrities in compromising positions has seen the Internet go into overdrive.
On Sunday evening, a hacker posted photographs to 4Chan purporting to show dozens of stars naked or partially exposed. The images spread quickly across Twitter and other social media platforms.
The ‘master list’ released by the hacker includes some of the biggest names in the world such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst, Kate Bosworth, Kim Kardashian, Scarlett Johansson, Selena Gomez, Rihanna and many more Read more…
An anonymous reader writes A Grand Ayatollah in Iran has determined that access to high-speed and 3G Internet is “against Sharia” and “against moral standards.” However, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, plans to renew licenses and expand the country’s 3G cellular phone network. A radical MP associated with the conservative Resistance Front, warned: “If the minister continues to go ahead with increasing bandwidth and Internet speed, then we will push for his impeachment and removal from the cabinet.” “We will vigorously prevent all attempts by the [communication] minister to expand 3G technology, and if our warnings are not heeded, then the necessary course of action will be taken,” he added.
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