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Famous photog to the stars, Terry Richardson, unveils first exclusive Lady Gaga ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour photos! Hey Little Monsters, you’re watching ClevverMusic. As you know, Mother Monsters is currently on her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour and new photos of the tour have emerged. Longtime Gaga collaborator, Terry Richardson, has finally shared on his blog, his behind-the-scenes pics of his time with Gaga in Seoul, South Korea.

Unlike the photos the controversial photographer previously published of Mother Monster, the newly surfaced pics do not include Gaga drinking or making out with a mannequin. We do get an inside vision of Gaga’s elaborate costumes, the BTWB tour castle, and even Gaga sleeping.

Our favorite photo is of Gaga giving Terry a big smooch on the cheek. Take a look at the photos yourself, by clicking the link in the description, and tell us which picture is your favorite! Be sure to subscribe to ClevverMusic for more music updates. By Little Monsters!g to the stars, Terry Richardson, unveils first exclusive Lady Gaga ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour photos! Hey Little Monsters, you’re watching ClevverMusic. As you know, Mother Monsters is currently on her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour and new photos of the tour have emerged. Longtime Gaga collaborator, Terry Richardson, has finally shared on his blog, his behind-the-scenes pics of his time with Gaga in Seoul, South Korea.

Unlike the photos the controversial photographer previously published of Mother Monster, the newly surfaced pics do not include Gaga drinking or making out with a mannequin. We do get an inside vision of Gaga’s elaborate costumes, the BTWB tour castle, and even Gaga sleeping.

Our favorite photo is of Gaga giving Terry a big smooch on the cheek. Take a look at the photos yourself, by clicking the link in the description, and tell us which picture is your favorite! Be sure to subscribe to ClevverMusic for more music updates. By Little Monsters!

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If you thought Lady Gaga’s tour controversy was over, you were dead wrong! Hey guys, you’re tuned in to your news source, Electric Chapel. Lady Gaga is currently on her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour, and the controversy is far from over. After facing the wrath of Christian protestors and from the Government in South Korea, Gaga will face similar opposition when her tour stops in Indonesia.

While the protestors in South Korea condemned Gaga for promoting “unhealthy sexual culture” through “lewd lyrics and performance,” Indonesian Muslims will take it a step further. These protestors are more concerned with Mother Monster’s alleged dealings with the devil.

A spokesperson for the Islamic Defenders’ Front told The Wall Street Journal, “Lady Gaga insults all religions. Even Christians in Korea opposed her. She is promoting the worship of Satan.” Chairman of the Islamic Defender’s Front went further by telling an Islamic newspaper, “If you want chaos in Jakarta, just continue to hold the concert.” We don’t think Gaga is opposed to chaos, but this doesn’t sound like the kind of chaos we’d like at a Monster Ball.

As of now, the June 3 show in the Nation’s capital is forging ahead as scheduled. What do you think of this controversy? Is it totally uncalled for or valid? Leave a comment, and follow Electric Chapel for more Gaga news. See ya!

There have been multiple reports lately claiming that Apple will incorporate Liquidmetal in the next iPhone. Some sources asserted that a new iPhone would be launching at this year’s WWDC in June and that it would be using the “amorphous metal alloys” that Liquidmetal Technologies has. There were then some mockups of what this could look like (picture above), followed by an interview with Liquidmetal inventor Atakan Peker at Business Insider, in which he said that Apple is not yet ready to use the technology.

In the interview, Peker says that the rumors of Apple using such technology in their upcoming products — the MacBook was the device in question — was unlikely. This doesn’t mean that the iPhone is out of the question, but Peker says a MacBook unibody “will take two to four years more years to implement.”

Q: I’ve heard rumors that future MacBooks from Apple could use Liquidmetal casing, what would that be like? Is it likely to happen?

A: Given the size of MacBook and scale of Apple products, I think it’s unlikely that Liquidmetal casing will be used in MacBooks in the near term. It’s more likely in the form of small component such as a hinge or bracket. A MacBook casing, such as a unibody, will take two to four more years to implement.

Apple and Samsung continue to battle it out in the smartphone market, and Samsung continues to hold the upper hand. While Apple continues to hold a strong grip on the American smartphone market, the latest numbers for worldwide smartphone market share show that Samsung is beginning to pull away from Apple in its lead over the iPhone maker.

“The race between Apple and Samsung remained tight during the quarter, even as both companies posted growth in key areas,” Ramon Llamas, a senior research analyst with IDC, said today in a statement. “Apple launched its popular iPhone 4S in additional key markets, most notably in China, and Samsung experienced continued success from its Galaxy Note smartphone/tablet and other Galaxy smartphones.”

During the first quarter, IDC research reveals that Samsung remained the number one smartphone vendor in the world with a market share of 29.1 percent, nearly five percent higher than Apple’s stake of 24.2 percent. Samsung shipped 42.2 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter, while Apple shipped 35.1 million iPhones. Both companies have increased their smartphone shipments dramatically year-over-year, with Apple and Samsung shipping only 18.6 million and 11.5 million smartphones respectively in the year-ago quarter.

At that time, Nokia was the top smartphone vendor with market share of 23.8 percent. A year later, it holds a staggeringly lower 8.2 percent stake in the smartphone market. Apple was also still ahead of Samsung at the time, but the smartphone landscape has changed significantly in the past twelve months.

“While Apple and Samsung have taken it in turns to lead the smartphone market over the last four quarters, it seems as if Samsung may now have established a firm lead in this space, shipping 11.8 million more units than the Cupertino, California company in Q1,” Juniper said in a statement today.

Apple has yet to launch the iPhone on the world’s largest carrier, China Mobile, so that could help the Cupertino-based company make up some significant ground in international market share. For now, however, Samsung is winning. Apple might dominate the United States smartphone market, but Samsung is dominating the rest of the world.

David Kushner for The New Yorker has written a lengthy and detailed profile on infamous iPhone hacker George Hotz, better known by his online handle “geohot.” If you are unfamiliar with Hotz, he showed off the first unlocked iPhone in the world in 2007, auctioning it off for a then brand new Nissan 350Z sports car and three new iPhones. Yes, a three-fifty-zed. Wow.

In the years to follow, he worked on numerous different jailbreaking methods such as limera1n for the iPhone and iPod touch. Then, in 2011, he landed himself in hot water when he was sued by Sony for hacking the PlayStation 3 gaming system. Following the lawsuit, George Hotz was confirmed to be working for Facebook, but has since left that position and reemerged in the hacking community.

Despite wanting to meet face to face with Steve Jobs, Hotz never heard directly from Jobs. “This is a constant cat-and-mouse game that we play. . . . People will try to break in, and it’s our job to keep them from breaking in,” said Jobs awkwardly when asked about the unlocked iPhone during a press conference.

But another Apple co-founder by the name of Steve Wozniak — yes, the “Woz” — felt quite differently about Hotz and his hacking. “It was like a story out of a movie of someone who solves an incredible mystery,” Wozniak said. “I understand the mind-set of a person who wants to do that, and I don’t think of people like that as criminals. In fact, I think that misbehavior is very strongly correlated with and responsible for creative thought.”

“My whole life is a hack,” Hotz told Kushner one afternoon last June, in Palo Alto, California. He had moved there the previous month. He was now twenty-one, stocky, and scruffy. He wore a gray T-shirt under a gray hoodie, ripped bluejeans, and brown suede moccasins. “I don’t hack because of some ideology,” he added. “I hack because I’m bored.”

“It’s a testosterone thing,” he told Kushner. “It’s competitiveness, but it isn’t necessarily competitiveness with other people. It’s you versus the system. And I don’t mean the system like the government thing, I mean the system like the computer. ‘I’m going to stick it to the computer. I’m going to make it do this!’ And the computer throws up an error like ‘No, I’m not going to do this.’ It’s really a male thing to say, ‘I’m going to make you do this!’”

Kushner goes on to talk about how George Hotz is a white-hat hacker, which is somebody that hacks for good purposes. Hotz claims to be the complete opposite of black-hat hackers such as the group Anonymous, which have revealed an unbelievable amount of personal information to the public and caused other havoc.

At 4:51 A.M. on April 28th, Hotz uploaded a lengthy rant against the PSN hackers. “Running homebrew and exploring security on your devices is cool,” he wrote. “Hacking into someone elses server and stealing databases of user info is not cool. You make the hacking community look bad, even if it is aimed at douches like Sony.” Hotz was pointing out the distinction between white- and black-hat hackers. Still, he knew he had helped loosen a boulder that was now crashing down a hill.

Hotz is not a big fan of lawyers, referring to them as “assholes.” That is why, when invited to talk at Sony’s American headquarters, he casually strolled into the building eating out of a box of Lucky Charms cereal, purposefully dropping marshmallows in the lobby. But, to Hotz’s surprise, he was actually greeted by an exciting and interested team of PlayStation 3 engineers that merely wanted to collaborate with him. And that he did.

The complete story by Kushner spans seven pages and is an interesting read, detailing the life of Hotz from his early days of hacking to the Anonymous and LulzSec debacle that emerged from his lawsuit with Sony. Hotz seems to live a very interesting and perplex lifestyle, and the article doesn’t shy away from providing any specific details. What do you think about George “geohot” Hotz?

As reported by MacStories, Apple today updated its terms and conditions from the Austrian, Greek, and ItalianiTunes Stores to include new information for the iTunes Match service. With this move, the Cupertino-based corporation is bringing iTunes Match to additional countries today, including the three aforementioned and maybe more.

According to Federico Viticci of MacStories, iTunes Match is apparently accepting new accounts from Austria, Greece, and Italy. It is not known if there are other countries receiving the service, but if you happen to see it when browsing around, please let us know in the comments.

iTunes Match is available 37 countries worldwide today, according to a support document published by Apple. It is rumored that the service will roll out in Japan soon as well, but there’s no specified date for it.

Lady Gaga debuted the Born This Way Ball in South Korea on Friday night, attracting more than 45,000 fans, which is the second highest attendance in the country’s history of concerts. “I’m so grateful for all of you, thank you monsters,” she said. “Last night was like being completely prepared for a moment you could never prepare for.”

Check out fan pictures taken during Gaga’s first Born This Way Ball show in Seoul below:

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, in a recent interview with A New Domain, says that Windows Phone apps are “much more beautiful” than those found on Android and iOS. Wozniak favors the Windows Phone over Android-based smartphones, but still thinks the iPhone is his number one choice.

Just for looks and beauty, I definitely favor the Windows 7 phone over Android.

I’m kind of shocked on every screen — much more beautiful than the same apps on Android and iPhone. So I think that what Microsoft or Nokia did is that they went to some of the key app makers and got them to deliberately make specialized beautiful ones or they put their own themes on. It’s all different.

 

In talking about the elegant design of the Windows Phone, Wozniak jokes that perhaps Steve Jobs was reincarnated at Microsoft and shared some of his great ideas from Apple. Do you think that Windows Phone smartphones, such as the highly touted Nokia Lumia 900, are true competitors with the iPhone?