The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone-tablet hybrid will be the first Samsung device to feature an S Orb panorama camera.
The S Orb camera will also be featured on other Samsung handsets including the Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, and Galaxy Note 2 once the company rolls out Android 5.0, Key Lime Pie.
S Orb is Samsung's own version of the 360 degrees panorama picture. It was originally meant to be introduced with the Galaxy S4, but will not come out with the next Android software build. more >>
The Android 4.1, JellyBean update is now available for LG Optimus 4X HD owners.
It is currently being distributed over the LG Update servers and owners can also get the official KDZ update file from LG Firmware Central. The European version is also live, according to YouMobile.org.
The update will be available OTA (over-the-air) and can also be accessed with the LG update tool. more >>
A new iOS 7 concept video released shows off an updated build of Apple's software with widgets and an enhanced lock screen.
The concept, created by designer F. Bianco, borrows many of the features already available to jailbreak users. Older concepts for iOS 7 focused on widgets and lock screen enhancements. Bianco shows off a number of concepts including ones for widgets, app switching, media controls, and much more.
iOS 7 is expected to debut sometime this year and should roll out around the same time as the next generation iPhone. Siri will also gain some new abilities with the OS. more >>
A new interactive website that tracks mentions of God by social media users also categorizes them in a satirical way.
The tag line for the website, God-Was-Here.com, is "tracking god and all he does in real time." The site not only categorizes mentions of God by state – Texas and Florida were tied for the highest number of mentions on Friday morning – but also by other specifics as well.
For example, it shows how many times "god" and "coffee" are mentioned in the same post as compared to how many times "god" and "beer" are mentioned, and says "god poured more" of whichever beverage has been mentioned more frequently by social media users. Under the "god achievements" section, the site tracks how many "badges" God has earned for the day. The "mcyummy badge" tracks how many times God is mentioned in a tweet about McDonald's. The "alarm clock badge" measures the number of people "god aroused...from bed today" based on posts about God and waking up. more >>
Morality in Media has determined in its 2013 "Dirty Dozen List" of individuals and organizations that Attorney General Eric Holder is the leading facilitator of pornography, which the nonprofit says is linked directly to violence against women and sex trafficking.
"Holder's actions keep the porn industry thriving. He not only refuses to enforce obscenity laws currently on the books that prohibit the distribution of hardcore pornography, but he even disbanded the office charged with enforcement," said Patrick A. Trueman, president of Morality in Media, in a statement on the organization's Porn Harms website.
Trueman served as chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) at the U.S. Department of Justice where, until 1993, he supervised the prosecution of obscenity crimes, child sex crimes and child pornography. more >>
Producers of "The American Bible Challenge" TV game show have teamed up with the popular Bible App by YouVersion to provide polling data, study and reference for teams for the show's second season.
Hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, the GSN entertainment company show features three teams being tested for their Bible knowledge and winning money for their favorite charities. Joining the show for the second season as musical co-host is nine-time Grammy winner Kirk Franklin who leads the show's gospel choir.
YouVersion draws upon its vast community to provide the polling data for a new show challenge focused on Bible interpretation. In this segment, contestants are asked to correctly estimate how people responded to questions about Bible passages or what they would do in similar situations. As well, when the teams prepare for their intense final round, they'll rely on the Bible App for study and reference. The Bible App offers over 400 versions of the Bible in more than 200 languages. more >>