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iPhone 6 Proves Its Merit, Survives Death-Defying Plunge From 7,000 Feet: VIDEO

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YouTube user RatedRR recently decided he wanted to test the strength of Apple's latest product, the iPhone 6 Plus. Why not go to extremes then? After jumping from a plane in a wingsuit, RatedRR simply lets the phone go...at 7,000 feet! Using the Find My iPhone app, and an attached GPS, RatedRR tracks down the device and, according to Sploid...

...it survived! The phone's screen was cracked but it was still in working order. Find My iPhone pinged RatedRR to the location and the iPhone lodged itself into the ground in a miniature crater. I guess this video proves that iPhones survive drops from 7 inches off the ground to 7,000 feet in the air all the same: a cracked screen.

Incredible. Don't try this at home.

Watch the iPhone plunge, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Army of Frogs Gather Around iPhone to Marvel At Worm Video: WATCH

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Did you know a group of frogs is called an "army"? Or that frogs are positively mesmerized by video footage of worms?

See for yourself, AFTER THE JUMP...

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First iPhone 6 Owner Immediately Drops it on Live TV: VIDEO

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As you may have heard there is a new iPhone coming out today worldwide. As stores opened in Australia, the media was there to capture the "iPhrenzy", interviewing the first fanboy to emerge with one of the coveted devices.

Unfortunately, the unboxing didn't go as planned.

Watch what happened, AFTER THE JUMP...

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SCRUFF CEO Explains The Security 'Flaw' Built Into All Location-Aware Apps

Screen Shot 2014-09-15 at 3.42.45 PMSCRUFF CEO Eric Silverberg took to The Huffington Post to give the internet a brief, but insightful, lesson in “trilateration,” the process through which a person’s specific location can be pinpointed with a few bits of information and a little bit of know-how.

“The most important thing you should know about location-based apps is this: Any app that shows relative distance between members can be used to pinpoint your location.” He explains. “While there are measures we have taken to protect our community, it's critical that all users understand the benefits and limitations intrinsic to location-based apps.”

All mobile social networking apps with geo-location functionality can approximate a user’s general location, Silverberg explains, but a basic understanding of geometry can easily reveal a user’s position even after deciding to turn off detailed GPS tracking features:

“If I know you are 1 mile away from me, but I don't know which direction, then the circumference of a circle, centered at my location, defines the set of possible places you could be. If I simply move to two other places and record your relative distance, with those three readings I can calculate your location.”

According to Silverberg SCRUFF has attempted to circumvent some of the security “flaws” inherent in all location-aware services by randomizing users’ location data on SCRUFF’s backend. Every phone or tablet using the SCRUFF app sends its location information back to app’s servers so that other users can request it upon tapping a profile. For those users who select to have their locations hidden from the general public, SCRUFF will go so far as to spoof where a person actually is.

“This means that, if [a user] lives in the West Village in NYC, he could potentially appear in between two people in SoHo,” said Silverberg.”[We also] take density into account, so if you live in the city, your location will be randomized by a few blocks, but in the country it could be a few miles or more.”


The iPhone 5S Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor Can Identify Nipples: VIDEO

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In addition to cat paws, the iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor can also identify nipples, in case you feel compelled to use it that way for some reason.

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Apple Removes 'Bisexual' as Flagged Term in App Descriptions Following Online Outrage

Screen Shot 2013-08-13 at 2.42.28 PMLast month, we reported on a great new educational app called Quist that teaches users a daily history lesson related to LGBT culture, politics, and movements. The app has had a very successful launch, having already been downloaded over 10,000 times in its first month alone.

Yesterday, however, the app hit a bit of a snag when the owner attempted to update the text of the iTunes App Store description and received the following message from Apple:

"The following is not recommended for use in this field: bisexual. Your app may be rejected if you use this term"

In response, Quist began an online change.org petition to get Apple to remove 'bisexual' as an unacceptable term for use in app descriptions. Within 24 hours, word of the petition spread across the web to GLADD, Queerty, and Buzzfeed and Apple quickly called Quist directly to inform them that the term 'bisexual' will no longer be a flagged or spam word in the App Store in the future.

A great example of the power of petition!


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