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Google opens early access registration for .page domains

Earlier this year, Google made it possible to purchase domains ending in .app, and now you can grab another flavor of exotic domain. Today, .page domains are available in early access. Anybody can buy one, but they'll be cheaper once they enter general availability on October 9.

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Serious Privacy Flaw In Facebook Pages Manager For Android Exposes Private Pictures For Everyone To See [Updated]

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Facebook has a privacy hole that exposes private information to the public. And it's a serious one, this time in Facebook Pages Manager for Android, which has been installed over 5 million times since January of this year. Let me explain.

Update 5/26/13 11:30pm PT: Rory from Facebook Security has informed me that the company is looking into the issue and "will try to get a fix up soon."

Update 5/27/13 06:28pm PT: Facebook patched the issue.

The Flaw

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Yesterday, Android Police reader Joann MacDonald tipped us off to a critical bug in the aforementioned application created by Facebook to help Facebook Page admins manage their Pages.

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MyGlass App Goes Live In The Play Store, Google Launches Glass Setup Page

It looks like Google is gearing up for the Glass Explorer program, launching the MyGlass companion app and a new Glass setup page, both accessible to the general public.

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The companion app relies on Google's now-signature "Card UI," and the listing's screenshots show off some of the app's functionality, though Google reminds us "if you don't have Glass, then downloading this will be a waste of time. Sorry about that." The description goes on to comfort readers, however: "But if you swipe the screenshots to the right, you'll see there's a picture of a puppy in pajamas. So not a total waste of time after all."

Of course, users can still install the app, though it (obviously) won't be able to complete Glass setup properly without an actual Glass unit.

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Facebook Pages Manager For Android Finally Installable In US, UK, And Everywhere Else The Play Store Is Available

A few days ago, Facebook quietly released its Pages Manager app for Android to the Play Store. The app, which had been making iOS-toting page managers' lives easier for quite some time, was a welcome addition, save for one thing: it could only be installed in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, leaving US users in the dark.

It appears that's changed today. The Pages Manager app, in an update too small to warrant a change log, opened up to those in the US.

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A refreshing sight for international page managers

Facebook hasn't released an official announcement regarding Pages Manager, so we don't have official confirmation that the app has launched globally.

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Happy Fifth Birthday, Android: An Exploration Of Android's Five Year Journey To The Top

Hi, Android! Sorry your present is a little late, it took a while to wrap it. Five years ago yesterday, Google's then-CEO Eric Schmidt joined other members of the newly-formed Open Handset Alliance to announce the Android operating system. Back then, we were still nearly a year away from an actual Gphone (and yes, people really called it that) and Sprint and T-Mobile were the only US carriers even interested. Now, Android is installed on over 400 million devices, nearly every carrier in the world wants a piece of the action, and the platform as a whole is the single largest mobile OS ever.

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Elusive Google Support Page Confirms Play Store Gift Cards Will Be US-Only At Launch, Reveals Available Denominations

It looks like the biggest leak of the Play Store's soon-to-launch gift cards may be coming from Google itself. A support page showed up in search indices (that has now been pulled) which confirms the cards will be US-only at launch and will come in $10, $15, $25, and $50 increments. Through some Google-fu, we've also learned your Google Play balance will have a $2000 limit and cannot be used on subscriptions or devices. So, sorry about your plans to buy a hundred $50 gift cards and then buy 25 Nexus 7s. That's forbidden.

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Below is what we've been able to piece together of the currently-unavailable page.

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AT&T Goes Live With Samsung Galaxy SIII Pre-Orders

As promised, AT&T has gone live with pre-orders for the hotly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy SIII, which was just confirmed for the carrier three days ago. Customers are now free to stake claim to the phone that may indeed change the way Android phones are sold in the US. AT&T is the second carrier to officially launch pre-orders, following Sprint. Verizon's pre-orders are also expected to begin today.

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In case you've forgotten what makes the Galaxy SIII an awesome device, here's a quick look at its specs:

  • 4.8" Super AMOLED 720p display
  • Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor at 1.5GHz
  • 16GB onboard storage, expandable to 64GB via microSD
  • Ample 2100mAh battery
  • 2GB RAM
  • Android Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz overlay

To earmark your own unit (in either Pebble Blue or Marble White), just head over to AT&T's preorder page here.

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[Update: It's Live] Sprint Gives Customers A Friendly Reminder: EVO 4G LTE Preorders Begin May 7th At 6AM PST

Update: Annnnd, it's live. Go reserve yours today.

We already knew that Sprint's HTC One X-inspired EVO 4G LTE would be available for preorder on May 7th, but Sprint recently issued a friendly reminder to its customers, publishing a live countdown page which ends tomorrow morning at 6am PST and promises viewers a chance to "call dibs" on the latest addition to the carrier's "most adored family of smartphones." Starting tomorrow, the EVO 4G LTE can be preordered for $199 with a new two-year agreement or eligible upgrade.

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Just in case you've forgotten, here are a few reasons to be excited about the EVO 4G LTE:

  • 4.7" 720p Super LCD Display
  • 1.5GHz Dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 8MP camera with 1.3MP front shooter
  • 16GB onboard storage (expandable via MicroSD)
  • 1GB RAM
  • LTE Connectivity
  • Google Wallet compatibility
  • Powerful, convenient kickstand
  • Slick Unibody design
  • Android 4.0 with Sense 4.0 overlay

If you've been waiting for the chance to get your hands on this awesome device since its much-hyped announcement, keep an eye on the countdown page (linked below) and get your wallet ready.

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Galaxy Nexus Set To Hit Sprint On April 22, Pre-Order Now For $199 With A 2-Year Agreement

Confirming our suspicion that Sprint's variant of the Galaxy Nexus would be available on the 22nd, a pre-order page has gone live at Sprint.com, allowing customers to reserve Samsung's first Ice Cream Sandwich-powered device for just $199 with a two-year agreement.

What's more, the Now Network's pre-order page suggests that customers who buy early may just get their hands on a Galaxy Nexus sooner than expected:

Order online today, we’ll charge your card for your phone today and we’ll do our best to get it to you before others get a glimpse on Sunday, April 22.

As another added bonus, those who activate a Google Wallet account within a week of getting their Nexus will get a $10 instant credit, and an additional $40 credit "within two weeks."

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In case you've forgotten why Sprint's version of the Galaxy Nexus is exciting, here are some of its specs:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4.65" Super AMOLED display at 720x1280 (that's ~316 ppi)
  • 32GB Internal storage
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1.2GHz Dual-core processor
  • 1850mAh battery

If you're a Sprint customer who's been patiently awaiting your chance at a Galaxy Nexus, just head over to Sprint's pre-order page here.

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