Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung has unveiled an innovative new mobile device that transforms from a smartphone to a tablet. Samsung aptly named the device the Galaxy Fold. It will cost you a cool $2,000 if you want to be the first on your block to own one.

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Mitzi Bickers

Celebrities, billionaires and criminals are making the switch to the old school flip phone to avoid privacy invasion by snooping government officials, law enforcement or Facebook.com.

When former Atlanta city manager Mitzi Bickers (pictured) was arrested on bribery, wire fraud and money laundering charges earlier this month, she was spotted talking on a flip phone as she left the federal courthouse with her attorney.

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Sandrarose.com is among the blogs that are affected by annoying self-clicking ads that load on the page and wait 7 seconds before clicking themselves and redirecting the page you are viewing.

Earlier this year, Google announced an update to its Chrome browser that stops malicious ads from redirecting to malware sites.

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Rihanna looks stylish as she talks on her flip phone in NYC

In September, online hackers uploaded nude pics of celebrities to the Internet. The graphic photos were reportedly stolen from Apple iPhone's iCloud service. It should be noted that Apple has denied the allegations.

After suffering through the public humiliation of having their private and personal moments exposed to the world, celebrities such as Rihanna (pictured above) have gone back to using old skool flip phones to protect their privacy.

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Apple Watch

The jokes began writing themselves after Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the much-anticipated iPhone 6 and Apple Watch on Tuesday. Aside from the watch's dated 1980s design, the watch failed to impress stockholders and consumers. Shares of Apple plunged within minutes of the watch's unveiling as Apple shareholders dumped the stock onto the open market.

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Carmelo Anthony high tech mics

NY Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony had no idea his boss was spying on him by deploying high-tech, sensitive microphones to eavesdrop on his conversations.

NBA League sources confirmed to the New York Post that Knicks owner James Dolan ordered two technicians to hold high-tech, sensitive microphones at opposite ends of the Madison Square Garden court to record all conversations by Anthony and the other players around him.

Dolan took action in the wake of Anthony's one-game suspension following a verbal altercation between Anthony and the Boston Celtics' star Kevin Garnett that spilled off the court last week.

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The Apple executive responsible for the colossal failure of Apple's new Maps app was fired for reportedly refusing to apologize to Apple's customers.

Scott Forstall convinced Apple execs to replace Google maps on the new iPhone 5 cell phone with his Apple Maps, which turned out to be a disaster.

Not soon after the iPhone 5 launched, consumers began reporting problems with Apple Maps. Well-known streets and even entire towns were left off of the Maps navigation. The app quickly became a target of late night talk show hosts.

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Apple shares continue to slide despite today's announcement of the much-hyped iPad "mini" and the 4th generation iPad. Apple CEO Tim Cook and Sr. VP Phillip Schiller revealed the new gadgets at an Apple event in San Jose, CA.

The iPad mini tablet, which goes on sale Nov. 2, will go head to head with gadgets from Apple rivals Microsoft and Google. The 7.9 in. mini tablet is as light as a pad of paper and thinner than the iPad.

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Attention-seeking rapper 50 cent autographed his headphones line at Virgin Megastore Champs-Elysees store in Paris, France on Monday. The surprising thing is how many people showed up to purchase an autographed headphone by 50 Cent. Even he was surprised at the turnout. Click the link to see how popular 50 Cent is in Paris.
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The decision wasn't easy, but after reading through the emails sent in by my readers, one email stood out apart from the rest. The winning essay was written by EJ Flemmon! EJ will receive a $300 AKOO gift card and an invite to Tip Harris' private birthday bash on Saturday.

But that's not all. In addition to dressing EJ in a wardrobe by AKOO, T.I. also threw in a pair of Beats By Dr Dre Solo HD headphones! Click the link below to read EJ's excellent winning essay!

Thank you to everyone who sent in essays!

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Impatient thieves eager to get their hands on the new iPhone 5 cell phones rammed a BMW into a Temecula, California Apple Store last week. Police arrested 22-year-old Equonne R. Howard, who they say was at the wheel of the BMW when he smashed through the Apple store's iconic storefront windows.

Once inside the store, Howard's accomplices jumped out and began picking up iPads that were sent flying when the car collided with display tables at the front of the store.

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R&B crooner Usher Raymond recently visited the Motherland S. Africa with his producer, Rico Love. One fan emailed Sandrarose.com to inquire about a woman who was blurred out of one of the photos that Usher tweeted to his 3 million followers on Twitter.com on Wednesday. In the photo, Usher is seen sitting at a table with Rico and a LSLH woman whose features are indeed blurred out. But there is a simple explanation for that. View the email, the photo, and my response after the break.

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The NYPD is developing body scanners which will detect concealed weapons on the streets. The technology is still years away but it is welcome news to citizens of New York.

According to NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, the new technology will be mounted on police cars on the streets. It will detect radiation emitted from a person's body through any fabric or packaging except metal. The images will reveal the outline of the gun underneath the person's clothing.

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British tourists James Cooper and James Kouzaris were on their way back to their hotel after an evening of drinking at a bar in Sarasota, Florida last year. Unfamiliar with the area, the two friends took a wrong turn and ended up in the ghetto where they were ambushed by a criminal minded ghetto dweller who riddled their bodies with bullets fired from an AK-47.

A new and controversial Smartphone app probably would have saved the men's lives. The Microsoft app helps unsuspecting tourists (as well as longtime residents) avoid the ghetto in cities across America.

The name of the app -- 'Avoid The Ghetto' -- doesn't sit well with critics who fear the app will drive tourists away, thereby hurting the economy in impoverished areas.

"It's appalling," says Sarah E. Chinn, author of 'Technology and the Logic of American Racism.

"Of course an application like this defines crime pretty narrowly, since all crimes happen in all kinds of neighborhoods," she told AOL. "I can't imagine that there aren't perpetrators of domestic violence, petty and insignificant drug possession, fraud, theft, and rape in every area."

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Last night, reality TV personality Kandi Burruss held a press event to celebrate the launch of her Kandi Koated Spades (KKS) iPhone/iPad app.

According to publicist, Saptosa Foster, dozens of press and VIPs -- including Kandi's besties Phaedra Parks (RHOA) and Toya Wright -- packed a private lounge at ATL hotspot Frank Ski's Restaurant.

While Kandi and KKS developers Konsole Kingz (owners Cj Peters and Marcus Matthews) demonstrated the app's features. A few guests had the opportunity to play the app with Kandi, while others played the game on their personal iPhones. Two lucky attendees even walked away with iPads! "Kandi Koated Spades has all of the real action that we use in Spades, like reneging and cutting," said Kandi. "I love this app and I know my hardcore Spades players will too."

Kandi Koated Spades is available on iTunes. Visit http://kkspad.es/qWsdfR to purchase. For information on KKS, visit www.KandiKoatedSpades.com or follow us on Twitter (@kandispades).

Photos: James Pray

It's f*ck wit Dre Day over at The NY Times which published an article yesterday ripping the legendary producer's best-selling Beats By Dre headphones.

If you're a black male, you probably own one of these sleek $300 headphones just because you will buy anything a celebrity endorses.

According to a music expert interviewed by The NY Times, the sexy headphones produce way too much bass, which distorts the music, and besides that, they suck.

“In terms of sound performance, they are among the worst you can buy,” says Tyll Hertsens, editor in chief of InnerFidelity.com, a site for audiophiles. "They are absolutely, extraordinarily bad." Source

The Times article goes on to say that back in the day, manufacturers such as Bose "marketed high-priced audio equipment by emphasizing technical merits like frequency response, optimum impedance, ambient noise attenuation and so on."

Nowadays a dude riding the bus doesn't care about the sound quality of the headphones, as long as the big booty chick sitting one seat over sees him wearing the trendy headsets.

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Singer Kelly Rowland gave the paparazzi an eyeful of her surgically enhanced hooters yesterday while leaving the London studio where 'The X Factor' is taped.

Rev. Run's daughter Angela Simmons took her little sister and a fashionable friend to Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch in West Hollywood, CA yesterday. The 'Run's House' star wore sheer, all black tights that highlighted her curvy physique. Her daddy, the Reverend Run, 47, and his wife, Justine Simmons, adopted Miley as an infant in 2007 after Justine suffered a miscarriage.

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In 1983, Steve Jobs, a 27-year-old multimillionaire, introduced the world's first personal home computer with a mouse driven gui, called the Apple Lisa.

According to TMZ.com, this photo of the Apple co-founder and former CEO was taken today -- two days after he resigned as the head honcho of Apple.

The post title refers to a Mark Twain quote that Jobs recited at a Apple keynote meeting after a media outlet mistakenly published his obituary in 2008.

In 2004, Jobs announced that he had been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his pancreas -- one of the deadliest forms of cancer.

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Sultry singer Ciara attended a Samsung event in Hollywood yesterday wearing a sexy sleeve dress that left nothing to the imagination. Prior to attending the event, Ciara was spotted shopping at Barney's in Beverly Hills earlier in the day. All she needs is one hawt single and she'll blow away the competition, ie Rihanna and Beyawnsay.

Rap star Nicki Minaj and singer/actress Jennifer Hudson (not pictured) attended the Samsung Infuse 4G For AT&T Launch Event held at Milk Studios in Hollywood yesterday. She's not happy because this is one of those rare occasions when Nicki is dressed down per the request of her sponsor.

Sexy superstar Kelly Rowland also attended the Samsung event. Kelly Rowland's hit single "Motivation" sits at #3 on the Billboard chart. But she's not letting the newfound fame get to her head like Beyawnsay did. Kelly is already a superstar in Europe.

Photos: Wireimage/Getty and Ultimate-Ciara.com

Cartoon rapper Nicki Minaj continues to build her bubble gum brand by teaming with Casio to roll out the company's new Tryx camera in Times Square and at Best Buy in NYC yesterday. Nicki, 28, wore her trademark bouffant afro puff wig and a skin tight body suit over her industrial size butt pads.

The flip video camera is neon pink and features a hollow flip handle that you can hang on your wrist. Nicki will be honored as NARM’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2011 NARM Awards dinner in LA in May. Don't ever think mediocracy isn't rewarded.

Aging fashionista Karl Lagerfeld, 77, unveiled his new designs for Diet Coke bottles yesterday. The pink and black Diet Coke bottles are the 2nd collection bearing Karl's name. The new Diet Coke Karl bottles go on sale soon.

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Dr. Dre, LeBron James, Ludacris and Sean "Puffy" Combs have their own line of headphones, so why not Fiddy Cent? The troubled rapper joins the growing list of artists and athletes, such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Quincy Jones, who have released their own studio quality headphones for consumers.

50 Cent attended the Release Party for his Sleek By 50 Cent Wireless Headphones at Marquee Nightclub In The Cosmopolitan last night in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 35-year-old fading rap star tells MTV.com:

"I took the time [and] made sure [that] I secured myself before releasing the product to the general public [and that] it might be matched up against Beats By Dre. I knew that immediately that they would make those comparisons and I made sure I secured myself by having something that wasn’t actually in the marketplace. It’s exciting, new and innovative."

The headphones are expected to retail at $350.

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Do you think you have the greatest husband, boyfriend, fiance in the world? Are you having a little trouble deciding on that perfect gift to surprise him with this Christmas? Well, worry no more, sista. Your auntie has scoured the Internets for the perfect gifts for him to find under the Christmas tree!

First up are these British mini replicas of the classic Jaguar E-Type and a Porsche Speedster. At $15,000 a piece, these cars are nothing to play with. The cars are equipped with a gas engine or an electric motor that averages top speeds of 46 miles per hour. The tiny cars, which are half the size of the originals, take over 450 hours to make. So if you hurry and order by the end of the business day today, he will receive his special one-of-a kind gift just in time for Christmas! Your man will be the envy of all the other husbands in the neighborhood.

If money is tight, and your man wakes up hungry as a bear every morning, surprise him with this Wake And Bake Dream Griddle Alarm clock – $7.95. Okay, I'm kidding. It's actually a Prank Pack fake gift box, which appears to contain ridiculous products from clueless companies. This particular item is out of stock, but they have other unique prank gifts for sale.

These eyelid stickers are a great gift idea if your man is always caught sleeping on the job by his nosy boss. Save his job and your marriage with these realistic looking eyelid stickers! All he has to do is apply these stickers to his eyelids when he feels a snooze coming on. Anyone passing by his cubicle will assume he's wide awake! Prices start at .67 cents if you buy in bulk. Purchase them here.

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According to a report on CNN.com, a solution has been found for the millions of sheeple consumers experiencing reception problems with their iPhone 4s: duct tape.

A damning Consumer Reports test found that touching the iPhone 4 with your finger or hand on the phone's left side "can significantly degrade" the signal enough "to cause you to lose your connection altogether if you're in an area with a weak signal."

"Due to this problem, we can't recommend the iPhone 4."

The Consumer Reports conclusion sent shock waves through the industry as sheeple Apple owners everywhere worried that their precious iPhone 4s might be recalled.

The most talked-about phone in the U.S. -- Apple's iPhone 4 -- has a design flaw that's best fixed with a sliver of duct tape, according to Consumer Reports.

"It may not be pretty, but it works," writes Mike Gikas on that nonprofit consumer group's electronics blog.

The patch -- which sounds like it'd be more appropriate for kitchen plumbing than for a phone that retails for $200 to $300, plus an AT&T contract -- is supposed to correct an apparent problem with the iPhone 4's metal antenna.

...if you slap a piece of duct tape over that antenna connection, the reception problems go away, the group says. READ MORE...