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For those about to rock, Google has got you covered. :)

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Australian rock band AC/DC has made several albums available on streaming services, including Google Play Music, Spotify, Rdio and Deezer.
Australian rock band AC/DC has made several albums available on streaming services, including Google Play Music, Spotify, Rdio and Deezer. Although AC/DC is one of the best-known bands in the world — having sold more than 200 million albums globally — band members were reticent to make their records available online, stating that they prefer albums be heard in full rather than broken...
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People of the LG G3 community, please vote to make your opinion count! This may determine the course of this community going forward.

Do you think it's okay to post content purely about other phones (non-LG) in this community?

Please consider a) the reason why you originally joined this community and b) that there are several other generic Android communities c) assuming that these post are purely about the other phones and has nothing to do with LG (eg, news articles about a new Samsung phone, not a discussion which compares an LG phone with the new phone, not a discussion on which phone to buy, etc)

This poll came about after I've noticed an increasing number of non-LG topics being posted here, which struck me as odd because this community is about the LG G3. But that's just me. Clearly others think that it's okay to post topics which are purely about other phones. What do you think? Do you think it's okay to post news articles and discussions which are about other phones and have nothing to do with LG?
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Apple failing to address again a vulnerability report offered to them, for 6 months.
This time the consequences of the flaw make our head explode.

Such an irresponsible company!
If you are using iOS or OSX products, make sure to read this article and please take the necessary precautions to protect any valuable, confidential, personal data that can be exploited.

The consequences on security and privacy on this vulnerability allowing to steal passwords of everything using Apple Keychain are so severe it makes me wonder if it has not been intentionally not addressed for surveillance purposes. 

As usual, I strongly suggest to stay away from Apple products until they find a solution to their incredible security failures.
Internal mismanagement must be absolutely awful to repeat such spectacular mistakes involving the most serious threats being silently ignored at the expense of customers. 
Keychains raided, sandboxes busted, passwords p0wned, but Apple silent for six months
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Apple and Privacy, Just like Google

One thing that really annoys me about Apple is how it is using its reality distortion field to twist the message about privacy. Only a week ago, Tim Cook said this:

”I’m speaking to you from Silicon Valley where some of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information. They’re gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that’s wrong. And it’s not the kind of company that Apple wants to be. So we don’t want your data. “

“We don’t think they’re worth have your email or your search history or now even your family photos data-mined and sold-off for God-knows-what advertising purpose.”

And then, at the WWDC Keynote, they announced the new Apple News app. What does this app do? Well… I quote from their product page:

”The stories you really care about. The more you read, the more personalized the News app becomes, refining the selection of stories delivered to your screen so they are relevant to you. Easily share articles with others and save them to read offline. News stays on top of the stories you’re interested in. So you can, too.”

So… how can Apple learn what it is that you are interested in, and deliver that information to you without tracking people?

Granted, at the keynote, Craig Federighi also displayed a slide pointing out the privacy features for Apple News. These included:

Anonymous
Not associated with Apple ID
Random identifier
Not linked to other Apple services
Not shared with third parties
You’re in control

Clearly pointing their fingers at Google.

First of all, this is a weird way of doing things. Not having the news targeting data linked to your Apple ID means that it can’t be used across devices. Your iPhone and your iPad won’t know which is which. And if you buy a new iPhone, you will have to teach your news app all over again from scratch.

What’s the point of that? That’s not a privacy issue. That’s just terrible UX. 

It’s also not linked to other Apple services, meaning that Apple won’t be able to show you news from where you are in Apple Maps, compared to your personal interests. That seems like a weird limitation, and again, poor UX.

Finally, we have the “Not shared with third parties”.

It’s so annoying. Why, because neither is Google
It’s the same thing. Google isn’t sharing anything. No advertiser sees any user data, ever.

It’s like when you advertise in a newspaper. You pay the newspaper to display the ad in the right section. But as an advertiser, you have no clue as to who it reaches. You just know it has been targeted right.

That’s how Google Adwords work.

More to the point, tools like Google Analytics work almost exactly like Apple News. It too is anonymous, not associated with people’s Google IDs, uses randomized identifiers, not linked to other Google services, nor is it shared with third parties. 

Granted, you can add aggregated demographic data to this as well, in which case it does link to Google Adwords, but it’s still anonymous, and you have no way to track that on an individual level.

I get so annoyed by this. Apple is promoting itself as the savior of privacy online, bashing Google and others with vaguely misleading statements along the way.

That said, there are genuine concerns about privacy as well.

For instance, there is a real problem around the whole industry of data brokers. These are companies who are buying and selling user data to the highest bidder, from anywhere. For instance, when you go into Target to buy a t-shirt, they will end up knowing your age, income, social status, your food preferences, and sometimes even your medical history. 

Similarly, when I then go into another store a week later, then they suddenly also know that I bought a T-shirt.

That’s not right. That’s terrible! It should be illegal for companies to buy/sell/share their data. (and indeed it is in my country).

If I go into a store, whatever I do and whatever I buy in this store should be kept between the store and me. It is a massive violation of trust when that store sells this information to others. 

That is a real privacy problem.

This also extends to websites. If I visit a newspaper, what I read should not be bought and sold by other companies. That is an interaction purely between me and the newspaper. 

The newspaper can target me all it wants based on the interaction that has taken place between us. But when I then visit another newspaper, they shouldn’t be allowed to know what topics of articles I read elsewhere. 

This is the whole concept of privacy. 

Apple is doing this right because what it tracks is kept within Apple. Which is good. And that is also how Google works. Whatever you do on Google, stays with Google.

But the rest of Apple PR bashing about privacy is just that, PR.

Look at Apple Music, which will be available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows and Android. Here you can create your own playlists, follow artists, like, comment and share things.

The only way they can do that is by linking your actions to your Apple ID. How else would it be able to show you the playlist on your phone that you just created on your Mac? How else would it be able to keep track and notify you across devices when there is an update to something you engage with?

So, Apple is using your data, just like everyone else. As Apple says on their site (about Apple Music)

“Enjoy recommendations handpicked just for you or explore everything they find that’s new and noteworthy in the world of music. It’s all yours.”

“Even with a library this massive, finding the music you’re looking for is easy. The intelligent search engine remembers whether you’re looking in your local library or the Apple Music library, so you get results from the place you expect. You can also browse music you’ve looked for previously, and see what searches are trending.”

”Tell us what you like. Discover something you’ll love. When you tell us the genres and bands you’re into, we’ll bring you more suggestions from our experts who know and love music. They’re out at the big shows and the small gigs, combing scenes to bring you emerging artists and deep cuts, and creating playlists that feel like they’re coming from a friend who knows exactly what you want to hear.”

”The more you listen, the better we hear you. When we make recommendations, we consider what you tell us you like. Whether you love a song or not, your feedback helps our suggestions get better and better. But we also pay attention to what you actually play. So if you’re an EDM fan with a secret affinity for big band music, we’ll find you more stuff that swings. And drops the beat.”

How is this not exactly the same as what Google is doing with their services?

Oh, you say. But Apple isn’t using this to sell advertising. Really? 

Here is the description of ad targeting for the Apple News app:

”Monetization of Apple News Format content is simple with iAd, Apple’s advertising platform. When monetizing with iAd, you’ll have access to iAd’s segmentation capabilities, so your advertisers can reach just the right audience within your content. iAd targeting is accurate and scalable, and based on registration data from hundreds of millions of validated Apple users.”

So, when Apple said that Apple news was anonymous, not associated with Apple ID, uses a random identifier, nor linked to other Apple services, that apparently only applies to all the things that aren’t iAds. Because with iAds, they can accurately target your content to millions of Apple users.

Again, just like Google.

Add that Apple recently announced they will support ad blockers in Safari on the iPhone, thus blocking newspapers from earning money that way. While iAds does work in their own news app... well...

This is why I get so annoyed when I hear Apple’s PR machine talk about privacy. First, we have Tim Cook saying: “They’re gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that’s wrong. And it’s not the kind of company that Apple wants to be. So we don’t want your data.“

Then they launch two new services; Apple Music and Apple News, both featuring individual targeting, tracking and tailoring. Including integration to iAds.

I call shenanigans. 

Both Apple and Google track what you do. Both companies use that information. And both companies that keep information within themselves, thus ensuring your privacy stays intact. 

There is nothing wrong with that. In fact, as they both show, doing this creates much better products for you and me.

Let’s instead focus on the much more important issue of data brokers, and how data from one site is sold or given to others, thus causing one company to know what you did in another store. 

That is the real issue we should be dealing with. Not how data is used between us and the individual companies that we have chosen to be a part of.
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Found this thread on Reddit:

https://www.reddit.com/r/LGG3/comments/37wqp3/anyone_interested_in_a_bounty_for_porting_the_lg/

So I'm curious what the G+ community thinks - would you be interested in contributing towards a bounty to port the LG G3 camera app to AOSP / CM12 based ROMs?
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I don't really want the camera itself ported, I want the quality. If developers can somehow bake the quality into aosp based roms so any camera can use the wonderful quality of the device, that would be much better.
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Time to change passwords folks.
 
For all the Last Pass user: change your master password to avoid being hacked. http://bit.ly/Lasst_Pass_Hacked
Lass Pass suffered a network intrusion on Friday and is advising users to change their master password to avoid being hacked. Source: Twitter "In our invest
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AOSP/CM12 users, check this kernel out!

Way better than stock kernel. You can see a clear difference in performance and smoothness, especially when pressing the recents button, launching apps and scrolling!

People have also reported excellent battery life with the zzmoove governor.
 
Hey guys, if you want to test my kernel here you go. Very very good performance and smoothness and very good battery life. For D855 only by now. If you want it on other variants pls let me know.
FechdaKernel for D855 Before you ask: - NOT FOR STOCK BASED ROMS!!!!!!!!!! - No support for other models by now The Kernel is based on: -12.1 and compile…
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Woo hoo, the new Android Studio update is awesome! This nee release is going to save so much time!

> Missing permission checks and unhandled revocable permission checks

> Support for adding Google Services to the project in the project structure dialog

> New quickfixes, such as automatic generation of a Parcelable implementation

> Many built-in live code templates
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This Telescope Uses 10 Canon Lenses Worth $100,000
Now here's a neat use of Canon's lenses: the University of Toronto owns one of the smallest professional astronomical telescopes in the world that uses an
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Hobbyist/freelance developer, with my tools of choice being C, Java, AHK, Python and Qt. Love working on embedded systems - using devices like the Raspberry Pi for home and vehicle automation (remote ignition, GPS tracking, car health monitoring).

Some of the software platforms I enjoy using on a daily basis: GNU/Linux distros (Arch Linux, OpenSUSE, CentOS), Android and its derivatives (OmniROM, Paranoid Android), BSDs (FreeBSD, NetBSD, pfSense), Illumos (OpenIndiana, NexentaStor), to name a few.

I love photography as well - currently using a Sony NEX-6 camera to shoot stunning scenic stretches across New Zealand.

I'm also a huge fan of Astronomy and Science in general, and I eagerly follow new advancements, and share them here on G+.

Not surprisingly, my favourite TV shows include: Cosmos, The Big Bang Theory, Andromeda, Star Trek, Stargate, Firely and the like. :)
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Friendly staff but terrible food. This is by far the worst Indian food I've had in New Zealand, nay, my whole life. We were a party of 13 and we ordered a wide variety of vegetarian and meat dishes and were all of the opinion that every single dish was bad. The worst was the Dal Tadka, which smelt and tasted like it was stale. Paneer and lamb pieces were few. All the curries were sweet for some reason - they didn't taste like curries at all. No chilli in the chilli chicken. The entrées weren't bad (samosas /pakoras) but they were cold and the pakoras weren't crunchy. The mango lassi was good though, and so was the plain rice and rotis. The staff were friendly and they accommodated our needs so it's unfortunate that the food was bad. Perhaps it might have been catered towards the Kiwi palate, but if you're looking for an authentic Indian experience, stay away from Indian Leaf.
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Excellent pizza. A little bit pricey, but worth it.
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Best burgers in the North Island! Their vegetarian burger is pretty awesome too.
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Their vegetarian pizzas are *the* best in town! Especially the Vegetarian Slingshot (with the Paneer topping) - so delish that even hardcore meat-lovers fall in love with this one!
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I ordered some pizza and paid online by debit card, got a confirmation email too. When I went to pick it up, they said that they didn't get the order, because the manager wasn't there today. That in itself was ridiculous, I mean why do you need a manager to manually process online orders? Anyways, they said that they'll start making the pizza immediately, and it'd take about 10 minutes. I went back in 15, only to be told that the manager never received my order, and that I had to sort it out with Dine In. Seriously? The email clearly said that the order was confirmed, and I didn't have to do anything. Of course, Dine In won't answer any calls on a Sunday, and basically I lost my money, I was hungry and angry. I can't even get my money back from the bank because I paid via debit card. So basically I lost my money and you can bet I'm never going to go back there. It's a shame, I really like the food but the manager was less than helpful. If I were the manager, I'd have sorted it out for the customer no matter who's fault it was. Now they've permanently lost a customer, and potentially more, as you can bet I'll be telling all my mates to avoid Mediterranean Food Warehouse.
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Music system is really bad. Speakers distort the music when played at loud volume. This was during Bryan Kearney's gig. Totally spoiled the mood.
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