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If people are interested to get a first look of the OnePlus One in-use, +Android Authority has a pretty good hands-on.
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+Gerard Umbert Haha. :)
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Updated my Have I Been Pwned? app with full support for the recent Bell hack which should be especially useful for Canadian users.

Also contains data for the Adobe, Snapchat, Gawker, Stratfor, Battfield Heroes, Yahoo, Vodafone, Pixel Federation and Sony breaches using the service with the same name provided by Troy Hunt.
Does it feel like you have too many accounts to keep track of? Do you reuse...
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Very nice, and open source is wonderful. good work.
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I developed a simple Google Now-inspired Android app today using the "Have I been pwned?" API provided by +Troy Hunt . It would be nice if people could test it and report bugs or provide feedback.

Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=se.blunden.haveibeenpwned
Source code (ugly hacks included): https://github.com/blunden/haveibeenpwned

Requires Android 4.1 or higher because I wanted to be able to easily use Roboto Light directly in the layout xml.
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+Leon Skerritt Yes, at least not in any of the breaches the service has information about. Maybe I should make that more clear.
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One of the reasons why I don't care much for sports...
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Enjoyed a perfect morning in the slopes in Sierra Nevada, Spain. Sun and perfect snow.
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+Jovica Popovic OK, I usually expect to go abroad to get the best skiing. I try to do so each year. This year I managed two consecutive weeks.
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Problem solved! ;)

On a more serious note, this shows how easily fooled some big companies seem to be and how willing they are to give out personal information with basically no verification that it's a legitimate request. Scary stuff.
 
Don't be an easy target. Choose your Twitter handle carefully, with a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation marks and at least one emoji symbol. Security through undesirability.
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Very well put. I use it a lot while most of my normal friends hardly use it at all, one even jokingly calling it "blunden+".
 
A few random thoughts about ghost town. Is G+ a ghost town? It actually depends on whether you use it or not.

There's a whole bunch of people that created G+ accounts back in summer 2011, added each other to their circles, posted the obligatory "I'm here" and went back to their main social network at that time. Every once in a while, as G+ adds new features, some of those people "come back", take a look around and declare it to still be a ghost town. And they are quite right. It's not that they're using G+ wrong. It's just that they're not using it at all.

You can do the same for any social network. If you take this nebulous blob of people you follow (with some of them following you), and they all register new accounts on another network, but then go back to "socializing" where they (and you) were before, of course the new one will forever be a ghost town for you - unless you find new people to follow. There are at least two barriers to the migration - you don't want to "lose" the content in your stream (people you follow), and you don't want to "lose" your follower count.

So that big cluster of people stays where it was two and a half years ago, growing their followers and having conversations using whatever tools that specific social network provides.

And some people even go as far as doing fortnightly drive-by binges, where they do a bunch of link posts, one for each one of their latest blog posts. They never reply to comments on those posts, they never +1 or reshare other posts, they never post links to somebody else's content and they never comment on other people's posts. Needless to say, if you want engagement, you need to engage. Constantly. Otherwise, it will still look like a ghost town to you.

So there's that small part of G+ which is indeed a ghost town. A tightly connected and rather small (in low hundreds) graph of people who never got to experience what this place has to offer. And there's a much bigger part of G+ that is a very vibrant and a very diverse planet. You get to pick and choose which tools you use and how you use them.

You can be here by just having a Google account. Or you can be here by actually being here. Interacting, creating, finding new things. Find a new tribe (or two) to be a part of. And never look back until you find something better.
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+Andrew Dodd Yeah. My friends use Facebook much less than in the past though, even without G+.
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Yeah, it sure feels like it sometimes when reading the reviews.
 
How I image some App users when I read the comments section on +Google Play 

Source: http://goo.gl/MBYu46
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+Björn Lundén Definitely. I've been trying to think of a clever response to give the review on GPlay.
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That iOS 7 jailbreak is sure causing a lot of drama. Being paid an alleged $1M by a Chinese company to bundle their App Store and including suspicious phone-home functionality.

I'm glad that rarely or ever happens in the Android community.
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+Gerard Umbert True. There are other uses for root than customization though. It's needed (or at least very helpful) to be able to properly perform security analysis and tests on iOS apps. On Android that's never a problem and the emulator would be competent enough for most things anyway.
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