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  • Phone found in working condition after 9,300-foot fall

    07/31/2015 8:28:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    Times Record News ^ | 3:05 AM, Jul 30, 2015 | by Judith McGinnis
    Wichita Falls, Texas - After falling 9,300 feet from a Beechcraft Bonanza airplane, a lost iPhone not only reported its location but laid out a map where owner Ben Wilson could find it. Even better, it could still make and receive calls. “It was by the side of the road south of Jacksboro, under a mesquite tree,” said Wilson, chuckling. “The donkey pointed out where it was.” It is a real Texas story. Monday afternoon Wilson, owner of Gas Corp. of America and pilot Will Warnock were on their way back from Houston to Kickapoo Airport when pressure change...
  • Siri Corrects Anyone Trying to Call Caitlyn Jenner "Bruce"

    07/15/2015 12:59:20 PM PDT · by lwd · 83 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter via MSN.com ^ | 7-15-2015 | THR Staff
    Siri has been known to have quite the sassy remarks when asked questions she doesn't like - such as zero divided by zero - but she can also be quite informative about nuanced issues when she wants to be. Anyone looking to call Caitlyn Jenner by her former name Bruce, will be immediately corrected by Siri. For example, asking "How tall is Bruce Jenner" will get you the straightforward response of "Caitlyn Jenner is 6'2 tall." The question "What gender is Bruce Jenner?" prompts "The answer is female."
  • Dem Sen. Chuck Schumer: Gun iPhone Cases Likely Violate Federal Law

    07/09/2015 4:53:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | July 9, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    New York Sen. Charles Schumer (D.) wrote letters to Amazon and eBay urging them and other online retailers to stop selling gun-grip iPhone cases on their platforms. Schumer argues that the case “creates danger when seen in kids’ pockets” and likely breaks federal law, according to press release posted to his website Tuesday.Versions of the cases available online come in multiple colors and feature imitation trigger guards, grips, and barrels. The particular “Gun Grip Case” cited by Schumer resembles a 9mm handgun and features an imitation trigger guard and grip. “Any retailer willing to sell this potentially dangerous and tasteless...
  • Vlogger shoots iPhones to determine bullet-stopping capabilities

    07/01/2015 9:20:53 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies
    upi ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    PORTLAND, Ore.,- A vlogger (Video Blogger) specializing in Apple products shared a video to answer the question, "How many iPhones does it take to stop an AK-74 bullet?" Daniel, the owner of YouTube channel EverythingApplePro, lined up a group of iPhones -- and one Samsung Galaxy -- to test whether the phones could deflect a bullet from his assault rifle. "The answer to that question is five iPhones," Daniel said in the YouTube video, after shooting through the line of phones and verifying the sixth phone in the lineup was untouched. The bullet was lodged in the fifth phone, a...
  • What your smartphone says about your waistline Nicholas Wells

    06/25/2015 5:08:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 25, 2015 | Nicholas Wells
    If you're sipping your lunch, you probably have an iPhone. If you're enjoying pizza from Little Caesars, you're probably on Android. Consumer choices have always been about picking this or that, and the current either/or decision is between smartphone operating systems. Your choice when it comes to operating systems says a lot about you, including what you like to eat, according to data provided to CNBC by NPD Group's Checkout Tracking. IPhone users were much more likely to go for a liquid lunch, with soup and smoothies taking the top spots for iOS choices. Soup had an iPhone-to-Android index of...
  • Newt Gingrich reviews the Apple Watch (with Video)

    06/19/2015 1:04:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    Mashable ^ | June 19, 2015 | BY NEWT GINGRICH
    The first time I seriously tried to use the Apple Watch was to board a plane on a recent cross-country trip. The experience showed the promise of wearable devices, but it also revealed there are challenges to solve before smartwatches are worth buying for anyone other than tech enthusiasts eager to try the latest gadget. I previously read that I’d be able to call up my boarding pass on the Apple Watch, so I opened the United Airlines app by tapping its logo in the app menu. But the process was a bit more complicated than I thought. The app...
  • Pre-installed keyboard leaves 600 million Samsung smartphones vulnerable to hackers

    06/17/2015 9:32:15 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 32 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | June 17, 2015 | By Robert Nazarian
    If your rocking a Samsung smartphone, you could be vulnerable to hackers, thanks to a preinstalled keyboard on your device.The vulnerability was discovered by Ryan Welton from mobile security specialists NowSecure. The issue is with the preinstalled Swift keyboard which looks for language pack updates over an unencrypted line. Welton found that a hacker could create a spoof proxy server and send a fake update to the device with malicious code. The hacker could then exploit the device by eavesdropping on incoming and outgoing messages or voice calls, access personal data such as pictures or text messages, tamper with apps,...
  • The iPhone will track how often you have sex

    06/10/2015 1:12:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 6/9/15
    When your iPhone updates to iOS 9 in the fall, you'll be able to track your reproductive health -- including how often you have sex and whether or not you used protection. As part of its upcoming iOS 9 release, Apple will launch a new set of HealthKit features that will let you log information about menstrual cycles and specific physical changes, such as basal body temperature, cervical mucus quality, and spotting. There will also be a way for people to track sexual activity in the pre-installed app. You can even input ovulation test results. Apple keeps that data private...
  • Congressman Barr says he will help Matt Bevin reach conservative Democrats

    06/05/2015 3:20:07 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 6/5/2015 | Nick Storm
    U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Lexington, had to bridge the partisan divide to win two terms in the central Kentucky 6th Congressional District, and he says that knowledge of the political terrain will be put to use for GOP governor nominee Matt Bevin. The 6th Congressional District has 1.6 times more registered Democrats than Republicans, but Barr was able to defeat incumbent U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler in 2012 and hold the seat facing a Democratic challenge in 2014. The incumbent congressman used some well-placed ads and had the benefit of President Barack Obama on the ballot, but he also credits voter...
  • The Trillion Fold Increase In Computing Power, Visualized

    05/30/2015 11:28:13 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 42 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | May 24, 2015 | Maddie Stone
    [Snip]...The visualization below, inspired by the recent 50th anniversary of Moore’s law, tells the story of the trillion fold increase in computing performance we’ve witnessed over the past sixty years. That’s impressive enough, but some of the other finds are downright astounding. The Apollo guidance computer that took early astronauts to the moon, for instance, has the processing power of 2 Nintendo Entertainment Systems, while the Cray-2 supercomputer from 1985—the fastest machine in the world for its time—roughly measures up to an iPhone 4.
  • Apple Now Offers a Quick Fix for the iOS Messages Bug that Crashes iPhones

    05/29/2015 3:06:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 05/29/2015
    Apple instructs users on how to recover from a crash Softpedia was among the first to report a couple of days ago that a newly discovered iOS bug in the Messages app will crash or reboot any iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch device that receives a specially crafted text message.We have also told our users how to prevent their iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch devices from getting crashed by the nasty Messages bug in the iOS 8 or later mobile operating system from Apple.On May 27, WSJ reported immediately after talking with Apple representatives that the Cupertino company is aware...
  • VANITY QUESTION - Need Recommendation for Bluetooth Hands Free for Using iPhone in Car

    05/28/2015 6:51:28 PM PDT · by scouter · 21 replies
    Self | 5/28/15 | Scouter
    I need some advice. I want to get "hands free" use of my iPhone in my 2003 Honda Accord. It's a 32 GB iPhone 4, NOT 4s. The car has a "cigarette lighter" power source, but DOES NOT HAVE Aux In. I'd like to hear the phone over the car's speakers (AM/FM/CD) with NO Aux In. I don't care about playing music from my iPhone. If it comes with whatever I buy, that's fine, but I really only care about using the phone hands free. I would strongly prefer a solution that does not require anyone to install anything, beyond...
  • This Apple glitch allows you to turn off anyone's iPhone

    05/27/2015 6:56:47 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 11 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 5-27-2015 | Karissa Giuliano
    An issue with Apple's latest iOS software allows users to send a specific string of characters via text to shut down an iPhone remotely. The message also affects the Apple Watch, if associated with the same device to which the code was sent. The message was revealed on Reddit late Tuesday by user cbhunt14. After gaining some media attention, the public has now turned the system glitch into a prank to turn off their friends' devices. And social media users are not happy about it...
  • Certain Text Message Can Cause iPhone to Crash

    05/27/2015 1:24:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    A nasty computer bug in Apple’s iOS allows anyone who sends an iPhone a certain text message — with specific Latin and Arabic characters — to shut it down. The worst part? You don’t even need to open the text message. Your device just needs to receive it. That means anyone can pull off this prank — and anyone whose mobile number is known by someone else is susceptible
  • Worker fired for disabling GPS app that tracked her 24 hours a day

    05/13/2015 2:04:06 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 49 replies
    mail ^ | Updated: 18:30 EST, 12 May 2015 | Myriah Towner For Dailymail.com
    A California woman claims she was fired after disabling an app with a GPS function that was required to run on her company iPhone and tracked her 24 hours a day. Myrna Arias was working for money transfer service company, Intermex, last year when she claims her boss, John Stubits, 'bragged that he knew how fast she was driving' at certain times after she had installed the app, Xora, according to the lawsuit. She then objected to being monitored during non-work hours claiming it was an invasion of her privacy and 'likened the app to a prisoner's ankle bracelet'. Arias...
  • Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs

    04/21/2015 11:55:15 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    The Register ^ | 21 Apr 2015 | Neil McAllister
    'Try the built-in browser – that might work' Pulling the plug Some aging smart TVs, Blu-Ray players, iPhones and iPads are headed for early dotage, thanks to a decision by Google to shut down the older version of its YouTube API. According to a revised product support page, the YouTube apps built into certain devices manufactured in 2012 or earlier will soon stop functioning, beginning this week. The cutoff will apparently happen regardless of whether the manufacturers advertised their devices as supporting YouTube at the time customers bought them. Google, characteristically, has tried to cast the end of service in...
  • Was Siri programmed to be homophobic in Russian?

    04/15/2015 12:03:59 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 Apr 2015 | Tom Parfitt
    The new Russian-language version of iPhone's “personal assistant” has been accused of providing homophobic responses to questions about gays and lesbians. One Russian man in London, Alex, posted a video on YouTube in which Siri responds in a woman's voice to his questions about gay marriages and whether they are “normal”, by saying, “Alex, you are so rude!” Asked in Russian, “How do you register a gay marriage in England?” Siri replies on an iPad, “I will pretend I didn't hear that.”. The Russian LGBT site, www.lesbiru.com, noted that when told “Lesbianism is normal”, Siri came back saying, “There’s no...
  • (Microsoft) Office Lens comes to iPhone and Android (Killer Pocket Scanner App)

    04/06/2015 10:35:59 PM PDT · by dayglored · 50 replies
    Microsoft Office Blogs ^ | April 2, 2015 | OneNote Team
    Just over a year ago, we introduced Office Lens for Windows Phone—and over that time the app has become one of the most popular free apps on Windows Phone, with an average rating of 4.6 stars (out of 5) from more than 18,500 reviews. Today, we’re releasing Office Lens for iPhone and Android phones. Office Lens is a handy capture app that turns your smartphone into a pocket scanner and it works with OneNote so you’ll never lose a thing. Use it to take pictures of receipts, business cards, menus, whiteboards or sticky notes—then let Office Lens crop, enhance and...
  • Recover deleted video from iPhone....?

    04/01/2015 7:22:14 PM PDT · by raybbr · 31 replies
    FreeRepbulic.com ^ | 4/1/2015 | raybbr
    My son is making a zombie video. We had a bunch of videos on his iPhone and somehow one of the best (I played the zombie) got deleted. Does anyone know of a way to undelete the video? It was yesterday so I hope there is a way to recover it. Thanks. raybbr
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Review: The iPhone 6 Has Met Its Match

    04/01/2015 6:30:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/01/2015 | JOANNA STERN
    A better camera, sharper display and faster charging put Samsung’s new flagship phones ahead in the smartphone race. In this unpredictable world, it’s the constants in life that I can count on. The sun rises in the East, Starbucks lattes always taste the same, and Apple’s iPhones are always better than Samsung’s Galaxy phones. Since the dawn of the smartphone wars, there have been basic truths about Samsungs: They’re made of flimsy plastic, their cameras can’t keep up with the iPhone’s, and their modified Android software is ugly and intolerably cluttered. With the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, which arrive...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook Compares Indiana Law to Jim Crow Laws in Scathing Op-Ed

    03/30/2015 12:19:46 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 65 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 30, 2015 | AFP
    Apple chief Tim Cook slammed what he called a wave of “dangerous” laws in several US states that he said promote discrimination and erode equality, in an editorial published Sunday. Cook — one of the most prominent chief executives to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality — wrote in the Washington Post that so-called “religious freedom” laws passed in several states threaten to undo progress toward greater equality. "There’s something very dangerous happening in states across the country," Cook wrote in the editorial.
  • Tim Cook: Apple Will Oppose Bills Like Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law

    03/29/2015 9:23:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 267 replies
    NBCNews ^ | March 28, 2015
    Tim Cook: Apple Will Oppose Bills Like Indiana's 'Religious Freedom' Law Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Sunday broadened his criticism of a new law in Indiana, which opponents say could be used to discriminate against gay people, to other states that he says have similar laws. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law Thursday, sparking an outcry from those, including Cook, who say it could be used to protect businesses that refuse to serve gay people. The law's supporters say it will prevent the government from forcing business owners from providing services that go...
  • Apple concept would require users to input health data to keep using their iPhone

    03/28/2015 6:47:58 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 98 replies
    AppleInsider (via Rush Limbaugh) ^ | Thursday, March 26, 2015, 06:49 am PT (09:49 am ET) | By Neil Hughes
    Apple has explored presenting iPhone users with non-dismissable notifications, such as requiring personal health data to be entered before resuming normal use of their device, in a concept that could help break bad habits. The details were revealed in a newly published Apple patent application, discovered on Thursday by AppleInsider. Entitled "Notifications with Input-Based Completion," the filing describes prompts on an iPhone that would actively block access to using the device until certain data is entered. The most prominent examples given by Apple in the filing are health-related. For example, screenshots show the user being prompted to check their weight...
  • Apple's Cook joins tech CEOs in blasting Indiana religious freedom law

    03/27/2015 5:18:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 139 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 27, 2015 | Reporting by Edwin Chan; Editing by Richard Chang
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc's Tim Cook, one of the most prominent openly gay American CEOs, has joined fellow tech industry chiefs in decrying a controversial Indiana law that opponents say could allow companies to deny services to gay people. Cook, who publicly declared his sexual orientation last year, joined other tech chief executives, including Salesforce.com Inc's Marc Benioff, in blasting the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which could let business and individuals turn away customers by citing "religious freedom." Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed the controversial bill into law on Thursday.
  • Colorado Girl, 12, Accused of Twice Attempting to Poison Mother Who Took Away Her iPhone

    03/21/2015 10:38:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    “It’s pretty scary,” said Commander Heidi Prentup. The girl’s mother noticed a bleach smell in her smoothie a couple of days earlier. “She thought that her daughter had maybe just cleaned the glass and that there was still bleach left in it,” Prentup said. “Then she started feeling sick.” The sickness passed, but she noticed a bleach smell again a few days later coming from a water carafe in her room. “When she smelled the bleach in the carafe she confronted her daughter and her daughter told her that she was trying to kill her for taking her iPhone,” Prentup...
  • Apple Fixes Keyboard in iOS 8.3 Beta So Searches.Don't.Look.Like.This

    03/19/2015 10:07:18 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 10 replies
    macrumors ^ | 3-13-15 | Joe Rossignol
    Apple has improved the design of its keyboard in iOS 8.3 to fix a long-standing issue that caused several iPhone users to accidentally tap the period key while attempting to use the space bar in Safari. The change to a longer space bar was first spotted in iOS 8.3 beta 2 within the MacRumors discussion forums, and also appears to be present in the third beta of the pre-release software. iPhone 6 Plus users in particular have long complained about having Safari searches littered with periods because Apple did not extend the space bar to account for the extra space...
  • Pointing Fingers in Apple Pay Fraud

    03/17/2015 2:00:55 PM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 46 replies
    NYT ^ | MARCH 16, 2015 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
    A raft of headlines over the last week about unusually high fraud rates from thieves using stolen credit numbers on Apple Pay has exposed what many of the banks privately acknowledge they have been trying to fix for months. An industry consultant, Cherian Abraham, put the fraud rate at 6 percent, compared with a traditional credit card fraud rate that is relatively minuscule, 10 cents for every $100 spent. Mr. Abraham wrote in a blog post, one of the first to spotlight the issue, that the Apple Pay fraud “is growing like a weed, and the bank is unable to...
  • WARNING: Cell Phone Users, you are BUSTED!

    03/13/2015 4:51:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 3/13/15
    Updated: If you want to see what your history has, go to here: https://maps.google.com/locationhistory/b/0/ and Login with your gmail username / password If you have an iphone with google maps installed (prior to version 3.2.1), then you can access the same information. More information on this is here: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/4388034?hl=en You can see on google maps EVERYWHERE you've ever went. I saw an article today while searching for videos, figured I'd try it myself. Sure enough, I can track my movements 24/7 for the last several years. Worst part is, so can the police and anyone else that has your login...
  • Xiaomi Redmi 2 4G LTE launched in India priced at Rs 6,999 (7000 rupees = $112)

    03/12/2015 4:28:53 AM PDT · by dennisw · 6 replies
    financialexpres ^ | | March 12, 2015 4:38 pm
    Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Thursday launched budget smartphone Redmi 2, the successor to its affordable Redmi 1S, in India today priced at Rs 6,999. Xiaomi Redmi 2 will directly compete with the newly-launched Moto E 2nd Gen which also carries a similar price tag. The 4.7- inch dual 4G device is powered by 64-bit Quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor and has 1GB RAM, 8GB Flash (expandable to 32GB) and a 2200mAh battery, which is 10 per cent more than the Redmi 1S. The Cortex A53 CPU and Adreno 306 GPU on Redmi 2 offer 30 per cent faster browsing...
  • The FBI and NSA Hate Apple’s Plan to Keep Your iPhone6 Data Secret (via encryption)(Sept. 2014)

    03/10/2015 3:43:38 PM PDT · by dennisw · 15 replies
    /time.com ^ | Sept. 27, 2014 | Sam_Frizell
    Apple released iPhone 6 with new, powerful encryption setting that should make it much harder for law enforcement and surveillance groups like the FBI and the NSA from accessing users’ emails, photos and contacts. After Edward Snowden revelations last year, privacy-minded users may be happy about the new feature, but law enforcement is decidedly not. At a news conference Thursday, FBI Director James Comey criticized Apple’s encryption, which scrambles information on the new iPhone 6 using a code that could take “more than five-and-a-half years to try all combinations of a six-character alphanumeric passcode with lowercase letters and numbers,” Comey...
  • Hillary Clinton: A Pay Phone Candidate in an iPhone World

    03/10/2015 3:34:18 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 34 replies
    National Journal ^ | March 10, 2015 | Ron Fournier
    She dodged legitimate accusations, parried accusations that were never in play, and coolly laid out a defense that you could boil down to five words: "Trust me, I'm a Clinton."
  • How Apple Indoor Maps and Positioning Caters High Visitor Volume Facilities

    03/04/2015 6:25:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    App Developer Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | Stuart Parkerson
    One thing you can depend on, Apple is going to pack all kinds of goodies into its technology that offer the potential to transform the functionality of these devices and transform how you communicate with your customers. A case in point is Apple’s Indoor Positioning functionality, which Apple has updated for iOS 8 to provide facility owners with indoor latitude, longitude and floor level via API. To utilize Indoor Positioning in their own app, facility owners will need to survey their facility using Apple tools and upload a map to the Maps Indoor interface. Once that is done, the technology...
  • Apple Took 89% Of Q4 Smartphone Profits With Android OEMs In A Race To The Bottom

    02/26/2015 7:06:24 AM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 46 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 2/26/15 | Ingrid Lunden
    Google’s Android has gobbled up market share world wide, now accounting for over 80% of all smartphone shipped globally. But when it comes to actually making money, Apple is eating all the profits as it continues its focus on premium devices. Today Strategy Analytics said that Apple in Q4 last year accounted for 89% of all smartphone profits, equating to $18.8 billion, with Android taking only 11%, or $2.4 billion. The blow for Android is softened only slightly less so only by the fact that other platform players like Microsoft, Blackberry and Firefox seemingly made no profit at all.
  • Generic iPhone Charging Cord Caused Anaphylactic Reaction In My Niece

    02/21/2015 4:05:29 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 71 replies
    February 21, 2015 | Patriot777
    Very recently my niece bought a generic iPhone charging cord from a local Wal-Mart, and within hours of utilizing it had an anaphylactic reaction consisting of large red, itchy welts on her body. Her mother took her to a doctor, who gave her a 50 mg diphenhydramine injection, a steroid injection, and prescribed more of both in pill form to take at home. The very next day, my niece suffered yet another anaphylactic episode in which her tongue swelled up; she was again taken to the doctor, who prescribed her an EpiPen (epinephrine) and again treated her anaphylaxis. From the...
  • Russian woman dies after dropping charging iPhone into bathtub

    02/12/2015 8:39:38 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 66 replies
    Independent UK | Thursday 12 February 2015 | KASHMIRA GANDER
    Per FR Policy, Link only: Russian woman dies after dropping charging iPhone into bathtub
  • Apple’s iPhone Overtakes Android In US Sales For The First Time Since 2012

    02/04/2015 7:31:52 AM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 97 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 2-3-15 | Ingrid Lunden
    Apple, in its flush of new, bigger iPhone 6 handsets, has been selling record numbers of its older and newer model smartphones in the last few months, and now it’s passed another significant milestone: it has managed to overtake sales of Android devices in the key market of the U.S. for the first time in three years. [more below]
  • iOS 8 Adoption Rate Hits 72% As Android Lollipop Distribution Reaches 1.6%

    02/04/2015 12:22:24 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 39 replies
    Mac Rumors ^ | Tuesday February 3, 2015 11:57 am PST | by Juli Clover
    Apple’s newest operating system, iOS 8, is installed on 72 percent of iOS devices almost five months after it first launched in September of 2014, according to new numbers Apple shared on its App Store support page for developers. Installation numbers are up 9 percent since mid-December and have jumped 3 percent since January 20, following the launch of iOS 8.1.3 at the end of the month. As iOS 8 adoption grows, the number of users running iOS 7 has dropped to 25 percent. 3 percent of users continue to use an earlier operating system. iOS 8 adoption has been...
  • Malicious Google Play apps (may have) hosed millions of Android handsets

    02/04/2015 1:37:16 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 29 replies
    Ars Technica | February 3, 2015 | By Dan Goodin
    As per copyright requirements, link only: Malicious Google Play apps (may have) hosed millions of Android handsets Android users need to read this article. . . your phone may be infected and you may not know it. It may take weeks before the malware raises its head and releases its malicious payload. Specific apps are listed.
  • Ex-worker at Marin Radio Shack accused of stealing spicy photos from woman's cellphone

    02/02/2015 3:35:06 PM PST · by dayglored · 53 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Feb 2, 2015 | Gary Klien
    A former employee at the Radio Shack in Corte Madera is charged with stealing racy personal photos off a customer's cellphone. Jose Robert Miranda, 24, of Richmond is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Marin Superior Court. He is free on bail. Miranda and Radio Shack have also been named as defendants in a civil lawsuit by the alleged victim, a 28-year-old San Francisco woman. The woman says she brought the phone to the Radio Shack in November to get its broken glass repaired. On Jan. 8, she was deleting photos from her tablet, which is connected to her call...
  • Tim Cook Defused Steve Jobs' Thermonuclear War, Then He Took Down Android

    01/31/2015 10:16:59 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 314 replies
    Forbes ^ | Saturday, January 31, 2015 | Evan Spence
    I’ve already spoken about one of the plays made by Apple and Tim Cook to damage Android. This was the push to 64-bit computing in the iPhone 5S. As that smartphone was announced, the roadmaps for Android devices did not have 64-bit computing planned in the near future. Manufacturers and component suppliers were bounced into making bold claims that they would join Apple in the 64-bit world. They had no choice but to do this. Android’s success was built around the promise of being faster, better, and stronger than its rival OS. If Apple was 64-bit, Android had to be...
  • Apple’s iPhone 6 Success Is Mostly Android’s Loss, Giving iPhone Plenty Of Room To Grow

    01/29/2015 4:08:37 PM PST · by aMorePerfectUnion · 31 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 1-29-15 | Darrell Etherington
    Apple’s newest iPhone customers aren’t just old customers upgrading older devices – in fact, the vast majority are migrating from other platforms. Apple CEO Tim Cook told the Wall Street Journal in an interview that a large percentage of consumers buying iPhones lately are coming from devices that aren’t iPhones, and that most of those are shifting over from Android. This is potentially better news for Apple than its record-breaking 74.5 million iPhones sold during the past quarter, because it means there’s plenty of headroom to improve on that number in the future. A lot of the apprehension that crops...
  • Dear Skeptics, Here's How Apple Will Continue To Demolish Expectations

    01/28/2015 2:42:33 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 363 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Jay Yarrow
    Apple delivered the greatest earnings report in history on Tuesday. That's not hyperbole. Apple earned $18 billion in net income over the three-month period of October to December 2014. That's more than any other company has ever earned over a three-month span. Apple earned those mind-melting profits thanks mostly to the iPhone, which is an incredible business. Apple sold 74.5 million iPhones, up 46% from the year prior. The iPhone generated $51 billion in revenue, giving each iPhone an average selling price of $687.
  • Apple's iBooks Platform Seeing 1 Million New Users Per Week After iOS 8

    01/17/2015 10:20:45 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    Mac Rumors ^ | 1/17/15 | Juli Clover
    Apple's iBooks platform is seeing an average of a million new users per week after the company's decision to ship iOS 8 with the app pre-installed, according to Apple Director of iBooks Keith Moerer, who spoke today at the Digital Book World Conference. efore iOS 8, the iBooks app had to be searched for and downloaded from the App Store, putting it on par with several other App Store-based e-books apps like Amazon's Kindle app for iOS. Pre-installing iBooks made it "so easy" for new users to try iBooks for the first time, said Moerer. Family Sharing, also new in...
  • iPhone Astrophotography: How to Take Amazing Images of the Sky with Your Smartphone Tonight!

    01/28/2015 12:09:31 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | on January 28, 2015 | David Dickinson
    Got a smartphone and a telescope? It’s a sight now common at many star parties. Frequently, you see folks roaming through the darkness, illuminated smartphone aimed skyward. Certainly, the wealth of free planetarium apps has done lots to kindle a renewed interest in the night sky. Inevitably, after peering through the eyepiece of a telescope, the question then arises: “Can I get a picture of that with my phone?” The short answer is yes, with a little skill and patience. Now simply aiming a camera at the eyepiece of a telescope — known as afocal astrophotography — and shooting without...
  • Edward Snowden: Apple iPhone with Secret iFeature Allows Government to Spy on You

    01/24/2015 8:40:48 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 72 replies
    Tech Times ^ | January 24, 9:59 AM | Aaron Mamiit
    Apple's iPhone has "special software" that authorities can activate remotely to be able to gather information about the user.
  • iPhone 6 hands Apple record share of Samsung's home market

    01/21/2015 4:48:37 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:55am EST | By Se Young Lee
    SEOUL, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Apple Inc is chipping away at Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's dominant position in its home turf of South Korea - thanks to its new iPhone 6 series. Apple captured a record 33 percent market share in South Korea in November, the highest ever for a foreign brand, according to a monthly report released by Hong Kong-based market research company Counterpoint on Wednesday. In contrast, Samsung's share slipped to 46 percent after hovering around 60 percent for five months. Apple's gains in South Korea are telling, as November was the first full month that the...
  • iPhone 6 Gets Sent Into Space [survives unscathed]

    01/15/2015 5:39:04 PM PST · by ctdonath2 · 16 replies
    MacRumors ^ | Thursday January 15, 2015 | Juli Clover
    Back in late November, iPhone case maker Urban Armor Gear sent an iPhone into space using a weather balloon, and in early January, the site shared a video depicting the iPhone's journey to the stratosphere in an Urban Armor Gear case. The iPhone soared 101,000 feet into the atmosphere, and was subjected to 70 mile per hour winds and temperatures that dropped to -79 degrees Fahrenheit. Though turned on at launch, the iPhone later shut off and froze due to the cold weather Urban Armor Gear hooked the iPhone up to a weather balloon rig that also included a GPS...
  • To beat the iPhone, you have to beat the iPhone’s camera

    01/13/2015 11:09:05 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 94 replies
    The Verge ^ | January 13, 2015 10:11 am | By Vlad Savov
    Speed kills, and the iPhone goes from 0 to a good picture faster than anything else I was at Intel’s CES booth, composing a photo with my Android smartphone, when a pair of anonymous hands thrust a shining iPhone 6 Plus into my line of vision. A nonchalant tap of the camera shutter button later, the hands were pulling back, having captured a stupendously clear and sharp picture on the first attempt. By the time I’d completed my routine of setting proper focus and steadying myself, the dude who’d beaten me to a better shot with none of the effort...
  • It’s been 8 years since the iPhone was unveiled. Look how terrible the first one was

    01/11/2015 10:42:14 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 55 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | January 10, 2015
    It’s eight years to the day since Steve Jobs first revealed the iPhone to the world.It was nothing short of a miracle.Before the iPhone came out, smartphones were clunky devices, half keyboard and half screen.Full websites didn’t run on mobile phones, so companies were forced to build weak, mobile versions of their sites.The iPhone changed everything. And yet the iPhone experience we all enjoy today didn’t happen overnight. It took years of Apple adding feature upon feature. By today’s standards, the original iPhone was a useless brick. As a reminder of how far the iPhone has come, we’ve put...
  • Eight years ago, Steve Jobs unveiled iPhone and changed the world again — Video at Link

    01/10/2015 6:52:10 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | January 9, 2015
    “Eight years ago, on January 9, 2007 to be exact, the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage at the Moscone Center in San Francisco to introduce the first iPhone. “Today, Apple is going to reinvent the phone,” Jobs proclaimed. Jobs wasn’t overstating the impact of his announcement. The iPhone, like the Mac and iPod, redefined the category. It was the world’s first modern smartphone and it became the template for wannabes the world over. The smartphone revolution started by the iPhone has put a powerful computer into the hands of billions of people worldwide. Steve Jobs’ iPhone unveiling...