Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Whoops…My Naked Photos Are on the Internet

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So I’m sure you heard the report over the weekend that hundreds of revealing pictures of actresses were posted online. Hollywood names associated with the security breach are Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Kate Upton.

Apparently, iCloud was not hacked according to Apple and the photos were obtained by stealing them from other Internet sources. This has now become an FBI investigation.

Whether they were stolen from an iCloud like service or other means, there is no doubt that it is an invasion of privacy, however, with all of the publicity regarding Internet Privacy these days shouldn't everyone, including celebrities, be smart enough not to send anything from a smartphone, tablet, computer to the Internet?  If you are going to take pictures like this don't send them anywhere!

What do you think?

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Download the Mobile Generated News App and become a Citizen Journalist! If you are out and about and see news, weather or sports happening send in your Breaking News. If you have a story or opinion that’s worth sharing, record it and send it in as well!

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─Jeff Wald, Mobile Generated News®, Los Angeles

Friday, August 29, 2014

Drones Over Disneyland

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The Walt Disney Company has submitted patent applications to use unmanned aircraft in its theme parks. According to Stitch Kingdom the drones will be used in, what else? ̶ aerial shows.

If you visited Disneyland, you know that they have used projection systems on water fountains in Frontierland, have a nightly fireworks show during the summer and have employed other large projection systems on buildings and screens for special shows and events.

According to the patent applications, “buildings can’t be moved, fireworks can be dangerous and water can shoot only so high, limiting the size and scope of the shows.”

Another Disney patent application says that, “Numerous drones would jet through the sky, carrying “display payloads” to create a “dynamic display,” “Each of these [drones] with its display payload may be thought of as a floating pixel or ‘flixel’ that when combined provides a very large display screen or aerial display that may be three dimensional.”

No one at Disney is talking, but give them credit for imagineering!

At Mobile Generated News®, we want news consumers to contribute their opinions or news stories and be able to interact with local media for free. We believe that contributing to the news cycle is essential to our democracy. Most often, viewers do not get to control what they see on the news. Now, the MoGN App enables news enthusiasts to have a say in the content they see on their televisions, web sites and newspapers. We are trying to enhance the human experience when it comes to news.

Download the Mobile Generated News App and become a Citizen Journalist! If you are out and about and see news, weather or sports happening send in your Breaking News. If you have a story or opinion that’s worth sharing, record it and send it in as well!

Search for Mobile Generated News in the Apple App Store. And, you will see all of our related affiliate Apps.

The Univision-Mobile Generated News Apps were just released. In addition, you will find the Mobile Generated News App for Nationwide coverage; Entravision-Mobile Generated News App and Serestar-Mobile Generated News App.

All of the MoGN Apps are currently available in English and Spanish.

And, stay tuned for new affiliates joining the Mobile Generated News® Network team.

Start contributing today!

Remember, if it is newsworthy, we will post it nationwide and you will see it on the MoGN "Newsfeed" distributed to Broadcast Stations, Newspapers, Web Sites and news organizations across the United States and soon around the World.

Mobile Generated News®. Empowering the NEXT generation.

Have an enjoyable Labor Day Weekend!  We'll be back next Tuesday.

─Jeff Wald, Mobile Generated News®, Los Angeles






Thursday, August 28, 2014

It’s Official

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So now we know for sure.

Apple issued invitations to the news media about an "Event" scheduled for September 9, 2014.

The event will take place at the Cupertino, California headquarters where it is widely speculated that the company will announce the next iPhone.

We have reported the rumors for months now but as you know, Apple likes surprises.  What the rumors have said is that two versions of the iPhone 6 will be announced  –  a 4.7-inch screen and a 5.5-inch model. If these screen sizes are true, they will be larger than any of their previous iPhones and competitive with current Android Smartphone models.

Rumors persist that Apple will also introduce the "iWatch," which we have also reported in this space.

The only thing we know for sure is that Apple will have something to announce on 9.9.2014.

At Mobile Generated News®, we want news consumers to contribute their opinions or news stories and be able to interact with local media for free. We believe that contributing to the news cycle is essential to our democracy. Most often, viewers do not get to control what they see on the news. Now, the MoGN App enables news enthusiasts to have a say in the content they see on their televisions, web sites and newspapers. We are trying to enhance the human experience when it comes to news.

Download the Mobile Generated News App and become a Citizen Journalist! If you are out and about and see news, weather or sports happening send in your Breaking News. If you have a story or opinion that’s worth sharing, record it and send it in as well!

Search for Mobile Generated News in the Apple App Store. And, you will see all of our related affiliate Apps.

The Univision-Mobile Generated News Apps were just released. In addition, you will find the Mobile Generated News App for Nationwide coverage; Entravision-Mobile Generated News App and Serestar-Mobile Generated News App.

All of the MoGN Apps are currently available in English and Spanish.

And, stay tuned for new affiliates joining the Mobile Generated News® Network team.

Start contributing today!

Remember, if it is newsworthy, we will post it nationwide and you will see it on the MoGN "Newsfeed" distributed to Broadcast Stations, Newspapers, Web Sites and news organizations across the United States and soon around the World.

Mobile Generated News®. Empowering the NEXT generation.

─Jeff Wald, Mobile Generated News®, Los Angeles

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Latest Robot News

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A new robot bellop is now appearing at the Aloft hotel in Cupertino, California. This is according to a recent New York Times article.

This is all happening right across the street from Apple’s World Headquarters. The name of the robot is “Botlr” and he can deliver sundries to the guests in the hotel’s 150 rooms. It uses built in video cameras, sensors and a computer system to find its way around the property. It has a top speed of 4 miles per hour which means it can make it to any of the rooms in less than3-minutes.

Botlr will not accept tips, however, it does have a touch screen display for guests to comment on its performance. If you give Botlr a good review the robot will dance before it leaves.

I couldn’t make this up!

As I mentioned in a prior blog, about a pet robot for the elderly, I prefer people over robots any day.

But this sure sounds cool.

At Mobile Generated News®, we want news consumers to contribute their opinions or news stories and be able to interact with local media for free. We believe that contributing to the news cycle is essential to our democracy. Most often, viewers do not get to control what they see on the news. Now, the MoGN App enables news enthusiasts to have a say in the content they see on their televisions, web sites and newspapers. We are trying to enhance the human experience when it comes to news.

Download the Mobile Generated News App and become a Citizen Journalist! If you are out and about and see news, weather or sports happening send in your Breaking News. If you have a story or opinion that’s worth sharing, record it and send it in as well!

Search for Mobile Generated News in the Apple App Store. And, you will see all of our related affiliate Apps.

The Univision-Mobile Generated News Apps were just released. In addition, you will find the Mobile Generated News App for Nationwide coverage; Entravision-Mobile Generated News App and Serestar-Mobile Generated News App.

All of the MoGN Apps are currently available in English and Spanish.

And, stay tuned for new affiliates joining the Mobile Generated News® Network team.

Start contributing today!

Remember, if it is newsworthy, we will post it nationwide and you will see it on the MoGN "Newsfeed" distributed to Broadcast Stations, Newspapers, Web Sites and news organizations across the United States and soon around the World.

Mobile Generated News®. Empowering the NEXT generation.

─Jeff Wald, Mobile Generated News®, Los Angeles

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Huge iPad News

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Reports are surfacing today that Apple is about to start production of the largest iPad yet. The report says the iPad will be 12.9 inches diagonally and available sometime during the first quarter of next year.

As you have read here before, the iPhone 6 is on its way and is expected to be announced at Apple’s big event on September 9th. That date is still yet to be officially confirmed by the company and the new iPhone 6 is heavily rumored to become available in two new models ̶ one with a 4.7-inch screen and the other with a 5.5-inch screen.

Will you one of the millions ready to buy the latest technology from Apple? We’ll help you make informed decisions as we find out more. Watch this space!

At Mobile Generated News®, we want news consumers to contribute their opinions or news stories and be able to interact with local media for free. We believe that contributing to the news cycle is essential to our democracy. Most often, viewers do not get to control what they see on the news. Now, the MoGN App enables news enthusiasts to have a say in the content they see on their televisions, web sites and newspapers. We are trying to enhance the human experience when it comes to news.

Download the Mobile Generated News App and become a Citizen Journalist! If you are out and about and see news, weather or sports happening send in your Breaking News. If you have a story or opinion that’s worth sharing, record it and send it in as well!

Search for Mobile Generated News in the Apple App Store. And, you will see all of our related affiliate Apps.

The Univision-Mobile Generated News Apps were just released. In addition, you will find the Mobile Generated News App for Nationwide coverage; Entravision-Mobile Generated News App and Serestar-Mobile Generated News App.

All of the MoGN Apps are currently available in English and Spanish.

And, stay tuned for new affiliates joining the Mobile Generated News® Network team.

Start contributing today!

Remember, if it is newsworthy, we will post it nationwide and you will see it on the MoGN "Newsfeed" distributed to Broadcast Stations, Newspapers, Web Sites and news organizations across the United States and soon around the World.

Mobile Generated News®. Empowering the NEXT generation.

─Jeff Wald, Mobile Generated News®, Los Angeles

Monday, August 25, 2014

Early Morning Wake-up Call

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For those of you that are reading this in California or other earthquake prone parts of the world, it’s time for a reminder.

As you must know by now, a 6.0 earthquake struck the Napa wine country of California at 3:20:44am, yesterday. This should be a wakeup call!

Although it has been 25 years that a significant earthquake struck the northern California area, there are several small earthquakes almost daily in California. Obviously, if the Napa Quake struck just a few hours later, the streets would have been filled with people leading to dangerous consequences. It’s amazing, given the gas fueled fires and the structural damage that there were no serious injuries. The people of Napa and the region were very lucky they didn’t suffer any more than minor injuries. As of this writing, some areas are still without power, streets are blocked and many people and pets are still shaking physically (with aftershocks) and mentally in a daze.

The time to think about earthquake preparedness is all of the time.

According to the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) here are the 7 Steps to Earthquake Safety:

1. Identify potential hazards in your home and begin to fix them.

2. Create a disaster-preparedness plan.

3. Create disaster kits.

4. Identify your building’s potential weaknesses and begin to fix them.

5. Protect yourself during earthquake shaking.

6. After the quake, check for injuries and damage.

7. When safe, continue to follow your disaster-preparedness plan.

You can find out more specifics about what you can do to protect yourself and family at: earthquake.usgs.gov

Don’t procrastinate, make sure your have a plan and the supplies to survive the next one and there will be at next one.

Do you have a disaster plan? Have you talked to your family about it?

At Mobile Generated News®, we want news consumers to contribute their opinions or news stories and be able to interact with local media for free. We believe that contributing to the news cycle is essential to our democracy. Most often, viewers do not get to control what they see on the news. Now, the MoGN App enables news enthusiasts to have a say in the content they see on their televisions, web sites and newspapers. We are trying to enhance the human experience when it comes to news.

Download the Mobile Generated News App and become a Citizen Journalist! If you are out and about and see news, weather or sports happening send in your Breaking News. If you have a story or opinion that’s worth sharing, record it and send it in as well!

Search for Mobile Generated News in the Apple App Store. And, you will see all of our related affiliate Apps.

The Univision-Mobile Generated News Apps were just released. In addition, you will find the Mobile Generated News App for Nationwide coverage; Entravision-Mobile Generated News App and Serestar-Mobile Generated News App.

All of the MoGN Apps are currently available in English and Spanish.

And, stay tuned for new affiliates joining the Mobile Generated News® Network team.

Start contributing today!

Remember, if it is newsworthy, we will post it nationwide and you will see it on the MoGN "Newsfeed" distributed to Broadcast Stations, Newspapers, Web Sites and news organizations across the United States and soon around the World.

Mobile Generated News®. Empowering the NEXT generation.

─Jeff Wald, Mobile Generated News®, Los Angeles

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hot Dog on a Stick is Rescued

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I usually reserve this space for the latest in News and Technology, however, memories of my youth have taken over  ̶  at least for today!

Even though “Hot Dog on a Stick” originated in the City of Santa Monica, where I was born, the brand expanded to malls worldwide. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this past February. No more unhealthy corn coated hot dogs and teenage girls in colorful short uniforms. Another childhood memory destroyed along with the Wonder Bread factory in Beverly Hills and the train from downtown Los Angeles to the beach.

Today a stunning announcement:  Hot Dog on a Stick has been purchased from bankruptcy by a portfolio company of a Los Angeles private equity firm!

Although Interstate Bakeries ended production of Wonder Bread seven years ago in Southern California (Beverly Hills was closed years earlier) Wonder Bread and other Hostess Brands products, including Twinkies, returned in September, 2009.  And, where the tracks and right of ways of the old Southern Pacific Railway once were is a new Metro Rail Gold line taking shape to bring passengers from downtown L.A. to the Pacific Ocean. 

Perhaps there is hope for keeping childhood memories alive and updating old brands and experiences into the future!

What do you think?

At Mobile Generated News®, we want news consumers to contribute their opinions or news stories and be able to interact with local media for free. We believe that contributing to the news cycle is essential to our democracy. Most often, viewers do not get to control what they see on the news. Now, the MoGN App enables news enthusiasts to have a say in the content they see on their televisions, web sites and newspapers. We are trying to enhance the human experience when it comes to news.

Download the Mobile Generated News App and become a Citizen Journalist! If you are out and about and see news, weather or sports happening send in your Breaking News. If you have a story or opinion that’s worth sharing, record it and send it in as well!

Search for Mobile Generated News in the Apple App Store. And, you will see all of our related affiliate Apps.

The Univision-Mobile Generated News Apps were just released. In addition, you will find the Mobile Generated News App for Nationwide coverage; Entravision-Mobile Generated News App and Serestar-Mobile Generated News App.

All of the MoGN Apps are currently available in English and Spanish.

And, stay tuned for new affiliates joining the Mobile Generated News® Network team.

Start contributing today!

Remember, if it is newsworthy, we will post it nationwide and you will see it on the MoGN "Newsfeed" distributed to Broadcast Stations, Newspapers, Web Sites and news organizations across the United States and soon around the World.

Mobile Generated News®. Empowering the NEXT generation.

Have a great weekend!

─Jeff Wald, Mobile Generated News®, Los Angeles