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In Case You Missed It… This Week in Mobile News

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In Case You Missed It… This Week in Mobile News

Becky Dugan September 5, 2014

We at MobileFOMO take our name very seriously. We want to be your one stop shop for all mobile news, so that you never have to feel the Fear Of Missing Out. That’s why we’re here to give a recap of all of the most important mobile news that happened this week, just in case you missed it. Don’t worry, we’ll keep it short and sweet.

The biggest mobile news of this week is definitely Apple’s announcement of big things coming on September 9th. While being very coy about exact details, it is presumed that Apple is going to introduce the much-anticipated iPhone 6. The rumored improvements include a full design overhaul, a more scratch resistant screen, and a heftier price tag. In addition to the iPhone 6, Apple is expected to showcase their newest creation, the iWatch. We will just have to wait four more days to see if the product will live up to the hype!

Not to be outdone by Apple, Samsung announced that they will be launching three new products, the Galaxy Note Edge, the Galaxy Note 4, and the new Gear VR, a virtual reality headset.  Announcing their new plans a week ahead of Apple is a bold move that Samsung is hoping will be a testament to the company’s commitment to innovation and mobile leadership. While there is no official price or release date for these products, it is rumored that the Note 4 will be available in October.

Lastly, the story that has dominated every headline from TMZ to the Wall Street Journal to the Washington Post is the events surrounding the stolen nude photos of Hollywood actresses and entertainers. It is believed that the photos were hacked from the celebrities’ mobile phones, and then circulated all around the internet. The biggest question is how was this hacker able to get to these private photos? It was believed that the photos were accessed via a seldom known flaw in iCloud’s syncing feature. Apple has since responded saying that the photos were not obtained through a breach in their security, and they are working with law enforcement to help identify the culprits. Mobile phone security has always been a hot topic, but now with this intense violation of privacy, the subject is gaining even more international attention.

P.s. See you all next week at TechCrunch Disrupt! Can’t wait to kick off #tcgeekweek!

Becky Dugan

Becky Dugan
Becky is a fresh transplant to the West Coast, having moved to San Francisco in June of 2014. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012, then moved to France to teach English the following year. She is very excited to be a member of the MobileFOMO team, and can't wait to be embarking on this new adventure in her life.
Follow me on twitter @rebedoubleca

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