Hold onto your smart phone. Consumer reports says thefts are on the rise. More than 3 million phones were stolen in 2013. That’s almost double from the year before. But more people are using a screen lock with a pin number to at least protect their private information.
Android users can now enjoy a popular photo-sharing app that Apple users have had for eight months. It’s called Frontback, and it creates a digital collage showing what’s in front of you, and your face as it happens. One million Apple users have the app. Android users get an extra feature called offline mode. With it, you can take a Frontback when you’re not connected to the internet, and the app will keep the photo to use the next time you’re online. Apple users will get the offline feature in the next update.
And, General Motors officially unveiled what the automaker is calling the fastest convertible car it has ever produced. The new ZO6 convertible was revealed at the New York Auto Show this week. GM says the new ZO6 convertible can accelerate from zero to 60 miles an hour in less than three-point-five seconds. The company will announce prices for the new ZO6 convertible closer to production time early next year.
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