Apple removes app that allowed teens to hide photos behind a real calculator

Apple has yanked the Private Photos (Calculator%) app from the App Store. The app allowed users to hide secret photos behind a real functioning calculator, which made it a favorite among enterprising teenagers. U.K. police say that Private Photos (Calculator%) figures in a current investigation, and child welfare groups spoke out against it. The earliest complaint about the app dates back to 2015 when U.S. district attorney Pamela Casey warned parents about it on her Facebook page.

Experts on digital safety ripped Private Photos (Calculator%), placing it on a danger list aimed at …

New LG G7 ThinQ image leaks out: the notch is really real

LG is about to unveil its very first smartphone with a notch – à la iPhone X, or Essential Phone. The company already confirmed that the handset’s name is G7 ThinQ, and we’ve even seen some renders and photos allegedly showing the device. Now, a new LG G7 ThinQ image is here to provide the cleanest look at the upcoming phone.
Revealed by Evan Blass, the new G7 ThinQ image – seen above – appears to be taken from promo material that LG itself will use to present the phone. It certainly looks like the new handset has its power button on the right …

Dude's thread about what he's learned living with two female flatmates is a real eye-opener


You learn a lot about someone when you move in with them. 

One chap didn’t just learn about his S.O.’s quirks and habits when he moved in with his girlfriend and her BFF. He also ended up learning a lot about women and the power of female friendship. 

Craig Shapes, from Kent, UK, tweeted about his experience of living with his girlfriend and her bezzie, who’s also female. “Some of the shit I’ve seen is EYE OPENING mate,” wrote Shapes. 

Last year, I moved in with my girlfriend and her best mate. They’re both girls. Some of the shit I’ve seen is EYE OPENING mate (a thread)

— Craig Shapes (@craigshapes) March 28, 2018 Read more…

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The Parkland teens wield real power. Just ask Laura Ingraham and Frank Stallone.


Two minor right-wing celebrities, two half-assed apologies that feel more forced than sincere. They might have gotten away with it too, if not for those meddling kids and their pesky tweets.

In the weeks since a lone gunman murdered 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., some of the more outspoken students have embraced the platform of celebrity-esque activists. They’re young, they’re smart, they’re pushing for change in all the right ways. They exhude the sort of presence that social media tends to rally around.

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Watch our IRL dystopia in real time with these Sinclair local news broadcasts


If you wake up this morning not feeling frightened, you clearly haven’t spent enough time watching local news stan for Donald Trump.

Last month, CNN’s Brian Stelter revealed that Sinclair Broadcasting Group, operator of nearly 200 local television stations across the United States, would be recording promotional content about “irresponsible, one-sided news stories plaguing our country.” Deadspin has since found that content and compiled it all into a terrifyingly synchronized montage. 

All of my childhood dystopian YA fiction has come true. Read more…

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Meet the real Motorola Moto G6 (to be announced soon, probably)

Motorola Mobility hasn’t announced any new phones this year, but, in the near future, it will likely unveil several models at once. These should be the Moto G6, Moto G6 Plus, and Moto G6 Play – all succeeding the Moto G5 family of 2017. 
After seeing various renders depicting the full Moto G6 series, we can now take a look at real photos presenting the regular G6 (not the Plus, nor the Play). These photos – embedded below – have been released by China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center, aka TENAA, so they’re 100% genuine. 
The …

Real deal Galaxy S9 and S9+ smile for the camera

After seeing the Galaxy S9 in working condition the other day, straight out of the Vietnam factory that makes the models destined for US carriers, today Samsung’s upcoming flagships leak in a bit more detail.

From the front, they look almost identical to the Galaxy S8, at least we can’t really tell much of a difference, or if the bezels are indeed thinner than the S8 and S8+ like the rumors suggested. Flip these puppies over, though, and quite a different picture is painted, and we don’t mean the new lilac and what seems to be a darker gray, colors.

The S9+ indeed sports a dual camera …

This could be our first look at a real HTC U12 (aka Imagine)

HTC may not be planning to unveil a new flagship phone at MWC 2018, but the company is certainly working on at least one new high-end handset. We know this because, last week, HTC showcased an unannounced smartphone in Taiwan, its home country, during a 5G event held by a local carrier.   
Unfortunately, HTC covered the top and bottom edges of its unannounced phone, as well as its rear, so we can’t take a proper look at its design. Anyway, according to ever-reliable Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), this is, apparently, the HTC U12, codenamed HTC Imagine. Needless …

HQ Trivia: how to play, how to win, and how to make real money

Do you know the name of Napoleon’s spouse? How about the number of moons known to orbit Saturn? What is the world’s longest river? If you can answer all of these questions within 10 seconds, then HQ Trivia is a game made for you. 
Launched in late 2017, HQ Trivia has become a massive hit, and millions of players have already tested their general knowledge, likely hoping to win real money along the way. But while playing the game is easy, winning is not. That’s why we’ve put together this list of tips and tricks that can boost your odds at winning HQ Trivia. 

How …

Allo is a quality app, but Google isn't giving it a real chance

To say that Google has had a confused and confusing strategy with its communication apps is something of an understatement. For a while, it looked as though Hangouts would be the focus of Google’s efforts — it had messaging, voice chat, group video chat, and it was available across mobile and desktop platforms. Then Google decided to blow it up.

Now, Google has pushed Hangouts towards enterprise users and split it into Meet and Chat. The idea was for Hangouts Meet to be the group video app and Chat to be the text messaging app, although in practice Chat still doesn’t exist as a standalone …