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  • If you pre-ordered AT&T iPhone 4s, are you happy?

    10/19/2011 10:16:14 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 17 replies
    20 October 2011 | Racehorse
    Browsing various AT&T iphone related forums, pre-order customers are livid ... to ssy the least. Like my wife and I, we ordered our iphones at the AT&T store, asked all the right questions (we thought), and left with the understanding that our purchase would be back ordered. If you knew the ancient state of our current cell phones, you'd understand why that was a perfectly understandable representation by the AT&T sales person. But . . . as furious AT&T online discussion groups blast AT&T, had we not pre-ordered the iphone 4s, we could have walked into any of their stores...
  • Siri says some weird things

    10/14/2011 8:29:00 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 17 replies
    This Is My Next ^ | 2011-10-12 | Joshua Topolsky
    Look, I’m not going to go into great detail about what I’ve been doing with Siri during my testing period, but I will tell you this — Siri says some crazy stuff. Hit the gallery below for a look at a number of bizarre items the AI-powered / voice-recognizing “intelligent assistant” lays on you on the new iPhone 4S.
  • Need HELP syncing Outlook Contacts and Calendars to iPhone, VANITY

    10/09/2011 9:44:23 AM PDT · by BobNative · 6 replies
    Vanity | October 9, 2011 | Self
    I am stumped! My Music, Photos, Podcasts, etc. sync well. I cannot get Outlook Calendars and Contacts to sync. I have tried Apple support to no avail.
  • Police Arrest Man Identified By Photo Security App on iPhone

    10/08/2011 2:01:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies ^ | Oct 8, 2011
    The phone was stolen Monday when the suspect bumped into a 31-year-old woman walking on Liberty Avenue in South Richmond Hill. Police say the suspect reached into her front pocket and pulled out the black iPhone 4 phone. The victim later remembered she downloaded a security application called iGotYa, which takes a photo whenever someone enters the wrong passcode on the locked screen. The suspect's photo was emailed to the woman
  • Can Apple Still Surprise In Post-Steve Jobs Era?

    10/06/2011 7:11:15 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10/6/2011 | Patrick Seitz
    With the passing of Steve Jobs, the question facing Apple is whether it can come up with "one more thing" to wow consumers without its iconic leader. Jobs, co-founder and chairman of Apple (AAPL), was known to introduce big surprises at the end of media events by announcing that he had "one more thing" to show the crowd. As CEO of Apple, he introduced such ground-breaking products as the iMac personal computer, the iPod music player, the iPhone smartphone and the iPad media tablet. In his early days with the company, he led the PC revolution with the Apple II...
  • iPhone 4S vs. The Competition: Spec Showdown Chart

    10/05/2011 2:53:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    PC World ^ | 10/05/2011
    The iPhone 4S may look identical to the iPhone 4, but that's where the comparisons stop. Under the hood, the iPhone 4S is full of hardware and software innovations that help Apple catch up with its rivals. Here’s how Apple’s iPhone 4S stacks up against its Android, Windows Phone 7, and BlackBerry competitors when it comes to specs.
  • Samsung Seeks to Block Sale of New iPhone

    10/05/2011 5:43:27 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 8 replies
    Samsung Electronics said it will file patent-infringement claims in France and Italy to ban the sale of Apple's new iPhone less than a day after it was unveiled, intensifying a legal battle between the two top brands. It will also file legal cases in other countries to stop the sale of the iPhone 4S after further review, the South Korean maker of Galaxy smartphones and tablets said in a statement
  • The New York Times Wees Itself in Public

    10/03/2011 7:36:55 PM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Mind Hacks ^ | October 2, 2011 | Vaughnbell
    The New York Times have just pissed its neuroscientific pants in public and is now running round the streets announcing the fact in an op-ed that could as easily been titled 'Smell my wee!' The piece is written by Martin Lindström, famous for writing the 'neuromarketing' best-seller Buyology, but infamous for not making any of his data or studies public. In fact, despite constantly mentioning the astounding conclusions from numerous brain imaging studies he was run, not one has appeared in the scientific literature. But even without knowing about the reliability data or the quality of the analysis, it's easy...
  • 'Let's Talk' iPhone 5 Is A Game Changer

    09/29/2011 1:20:55 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 50 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | September 28, 2011 | Jason Schwarz
    The official announcement for the October 4th iPhone event has been sent out to the media in the form of a 'Let's Talk iPhone' invitation. Wall Street has not yet caught on to the fact that this iPhone upgrade is an absolute game-changer. Consensus opinion remains severely off track with the expectation that this new phone will have a better camera, be a little faster, and look the same as the iPhone 4. The truth is that this iPhone 5 upgrade is the most significant upgrade to the Apple ecosystem since the initial launch of the product back in 2007....
  • Has the iPhone Lost its Cool?

    09/14/2011 1:02:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 13 | Hayley Tsukayama
    Martin Fitcher, head of HTC’s U.S. operations, said Monday that he thinks the iPhone is losing its cachet among the younger generation. At least, that’s what he hears from his daughter’s classmates at Reed College in Portland, Ore. “I talked to a few of the kids on her floor,” Fitcher told a crowd at the Mobile Future Forward conference in downtown Seattle, GeekWire reported. “And none of them has an iPhone because they told me: ‘My dad has an iPhone.’ There’s an interesting thing that’s going on in the market. The iPhone becomes a little less cool than it was.”...
  • Police assisted Apple in search of man's home

    09/04/2011 1:04:45 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 30 replies ^ | 3 Sep 2011 | Mark Milian
    Apple's team searched the home, car and computer files, while police waited outside, the reports say. The investigators reportedly told the man that they had traced the phone's GPS signal to his house. When asked, he said he had been at the same bar where the phone was reportedly lost but that he didn't have it, the report says. One of the investigators, who identified himself as Tony, gave the man living in the house a phone number and told him to call with any information about the lost phone, the report says. When the SF Weekly reporter called, a...

    09/02/2011 12:49:30 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 21 replies
    my brain | today | me
    Attn freepers with iphones...I'd like to know something about iphone apps. When you purchase an iphone app, and install it on your iphone, do you get the entire software package installed on your iphone hardware? or is a portion of it on a server somewhere and thus you need a connection to a service provider for the app to function? I want to know if an iphone app will function if I am wandering around on foot in a remote location where there is no wifi and no cell towers whatsoever. zero. nada. thanks
  • Apple loses another unreleased iPhone (exclusive)

    08/31/2011 8:12:53 PM PDT · by Palter · 8 replies
    CNet ^ | 31 Aug 2011 | Greg Sandoval and Declan McCullagh
    In a bizarre repeat of a high-profile incident last year, an Apple employee once again appears to have lost an unreleased iPhone in a bar, CNET has learned. The errant iPhone, which went missing in San Francisco's Mission district in late July, sparked a scramble by Apple security to recover the device over the next few days, according to a source familiar with the investigation. Last year, an iPhone 4 prototype was bought by a gadget blog that paid $5,000 in cash. This year's lost phone seems to have taken a more mundane path: it was taken from a Mexican...
  • ‘Obama Clock’ climbs iPhone reference app chart

    08/31/2011 3:12:14 PM PDT · by Wallaby · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/31/2011 | Neil Munro
    An “Obama Clock” app is jockeying for position with National Geographic’s World Atlas atop the iTunes app store’s reference best-seller list, partly because conservatives are eager to monitor President Barack Obama’s skidding approval numbers and shrinking calendar, says the app’s designer. Read more:
  • ‘Obama Clock’ climbs iPhone reference app chart

    08/31/2011 10:21:18 AM PDT · by martosko · 1 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/31/2011 | Neil Munro
    An “Obama Clock” app is jockeying for position with National Geographic’s World Atlas atop the iTunes app store’s reference best-seller list, partly because conservatives are eager to monitor President Barack Obama’s skidding approval numbers and shrinking calendar, says the app’s designer. Liberals don’t like the app because it shows Obama’s numbers trending down, said Jeremy Ross, even though his app just publishes publicly available data. The app can also be used to display the same stats on future GOP presidents. Ross, a California aerospace engineer, cut his sleep time down to 5 hours per day to develop the app, which...
  • Obama Clock App

    08/28/2011 7:13:12 AM PDT · by Tazzo · 16 replies
    Top App Charts ^ | 8/28/2011 | Trojan tree Apps
    This app is a countdown to either Barack Obama's second inauguration or his final days as President of the United States. In addition, the application will download and update the following important voter metrics: Approval Rating Public Debt Unemployment Level Gasoline Cost Per Gallon Housing Price Index
  • SmartPhone Wars: More Heat On iPhone As Google Acquires Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion

    08/15/2011 8:38:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/15/2011 | Tyler Durden
    Why did Google just pay a 60% premium for MMI? One word: iPhone - "Motorola Mobility's total commitment to Android has created a natural fit for our two companies. Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers. I look forward to welcoming Motorolans to our family of Googlers....We expect that this combination will enable us to break new ground for the Android ecosystem. However, our vision for Android is unchanged and Google remains firmly committed to Android as an open platform and a vibrant open source community....
  • Hypocritical Google Lashes Out At Apple And Microsoft

    08/05/2011 9:29:38 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Paul Thurrotts Supersite for Windows ^ | 8/4/2011 9:19 AM | By Paul Thurrott
    On the one hand, the tech industry is awash in patent trolls, companies that own generally spurious patents for technologies they didn't really invent, which exist solely to sue other companies into licensing said technologies. On the other, we have tech companies that have patents for technologies that they did, in fact, invent (or at least purchase legitimately) and, as important, use in actual products. These companies, too, must sue others to protect their patents, but for far more legitimate reasons. Google is upset about the latter kind of company, and it's citing two heavy-hitters, Apple and Microsoft, as example...
  • iPhone Versus Android: A State By State Comparison (SEE MAP)

    08/05/2011 9:04:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies · 3+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 08/05/2011 | Jay Yarrow
    Cool map from ad network JumpTap breaking down which mobile operating system is most popular on a state by state basis. As Dan Frommer at SplatF put it, Android versus iPhone is the new red state versus blue state.
  • Apple 3Q Earnings, Revenue Shatter Expectations

    07/19/2011 9:51:16 PM PDT · by ReignOfError · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 19, 2011 | Kathryn Glass
    Apple (AAPL) rocked the Street after the bell on Tuesday with fiscal third-quarter earnings and revenue that blew expectations out of the water, though the company issued a conservative forecast for the fiscal fourth-quarter. The shares were soaring in after-hours trading. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company posted third-quarter net profit of $7.31 billion, or $7.79 per share, more than doubling the company’s year-ago earnings of $3.25 billion, or $3.51 per share. Revenue rose to $28.57 billion, compared with year-ago sales of $15.70 billion. The Street had high expectations for Apple’s results, which the company easily topped; analysts were looking for earnings...
  • Apple promises fix for iPhone security flaw

    07/09/2011 9:03:57 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 46 replies ^ | 7 July 2011 | Shane Richmond
    Germany’s IT security agency warned that Apple’s iOS - the operating system that runs the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch - has a ‘critical weakness’ that would allow hackers to run malicious code. The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) said that opening an infected PDF on an iOS device could allow malicious programs to run on the device. An Apple spokesperson said: "Apple takes security very seriously, we're aware of this reported issue and developing a fix that will be available to customers in an upcoming software update." The BSI said that no attacks had yet been detected...
  • Apple to 'ban iPhone gig filming'

    06/16/2011 5:17:53 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 120 replies
    The Sun ^ | June 16, 2011
    IPHONE users may soon be stopped from filming at concerts — as a result of new Apple technology. The leading computer company plans to build a system that will sense when people are trying to video live events — and turn off their cameras. A patent application filed by Apple revealed how the technology would work. If an iPhone were held up and used to film during a concert infra-red sensors would detect it. These sensors would then contact the iPhone and automatically disable its camera function. People would still be able to send text messages and make calls. The...
  • Android Extends Lead in Mobile

    06/06/2011 1:16:46 PM PDT · by F1reEng1neRed · 23 replies
    Engadget ^ | Jun 6th 2011 4:29AM | Joe Pollicino
    The latest ComScore results from the last quarter are in, and the US mobile device wars were hotter than ever as 13% more people reported owning a smartphone. Google conquered most users' territory with Android climbing just over five percent (now totaling 36.4%) and still claiming first for mobile software platforms. Apple's iOS destroyer took second place (at 26%) partially due to RIM's S.S. BlackBerry OS sinking about five percent (now 25.7%) to claim third, while Microsoft and HP / Palm rounded out the bunch struggling to stay in the fight with even lower single-digit scores. In the OEM region...
  • The Invisible iPhone

    05/24/2011 7:49:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | Monday, May 23, 2011 | By Kate Greene
    A new interface lets you keep your phone in your pocket and use apps or answer calls by tapping your hand. Over time, using your smart-phone touch screen becomes second nature, to the point where you can even do some tasks without looking. Researchers in Germany are now working on a system that would let you perform such actions without even holding the phone—instead you'd tap your palm, and the movements would be interpreted by an "imaginary phone" system that would relay the request to your actual phone. The concept relies on a depth-sensitive camera to pick up the tapping...
  • Top 10 ways Apple’s iOS beats Google’s Android (and vice versa)

    05/23/2011 10:28:29 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 43 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | May 23, 2011
    Lifehacker’s Adam Dachis takes a look at the top 10 ways Apple’s iOS beats Google’s Android. Following that, Whitson Gordon attempts to come up with the top 10 ways Google’s Android beats Apple’s iOS.We offer both lists, so you can easily compare exactly what’s being claimed to be “better” about each platform. Which list has more things of actual importance to the typical end-user?Top 10 ways Apple’s iOS beats Google’s Android: 10. The iTunes Media Store 9. AirPlay 8. Find My iPhone 7. A Better Support System 6. Better Battery Life and Management 5. iTunes and Tethered Syncing 4. No...
  • Windows Phone At Bottom Of Global Smartphone Rankings. Android and Apple's iOS still dominate.

    05/19/2011 2:44:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Information Week ^ | 05/19/2011 | Eric Zeman
    Microsoft has made little headway in reclaiming its lost smartphone market share in the six months since the debut of Windows Phone 7. According to Gartner's latest numbers, Microsoft sold only 1.6 million Windows Phone 7 devices during the first quarter of the year, leaving it just ahead of HP's anemic webOS numbers (categorized by Gartner as "other"), but behind every other major platform. Microsoft has fumbled through the early months of 2011 with Windows Phone 7, which has seen delayed system updates, software glitches, and problems arising from the long-delayed updates. Microsoft is prepared to make a major WP7-based...
  • In-flight iPhone snaps Space Shuttle launch

    05/17/2011 7:50:28 AM PDT · by 6SJ7 · 25 replies
    The Unofficial Apple Weblog ^ | May 17, 2011 | Chris Rawson
    The picture at right isn't something you see every day, and it's something there'll only be one more chance to capture: a Space Shuttle launch photographed from an in-flight passenger jet. Stefanie Gordon shot this image of the Space Shuttle Endeavour's launch with her iPhone as her plane descended for a landing. The shot itself is a rare enough event, but what happened next was an eye-opener for the photographer. According to Mashable, within a few hours of uploading the launch pics to Twitter from her iPhone, Stephanie was getting phone calls from ABC, CNBC and the BBC. Her...
  • New Lazmataz iPhone App

    05/12/2011 6:50:41 AM PDT · by BubbaJunebug · 37 replies ^ | 5/11/2011 | Samantha Murphy, TechNewsDaily Senior Staff Writer
    A plastic surgeon has created an app that performs virtual plastic surgery on photos to show women curious about breast implants what it would be like to have a different bra size. The free iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad app, called iAugment, uses 3D imaging technology to stimulate different implant sizes and allows users to visualize what larger breasts would look like on them in just a few seconds. Dr. Elizabeth Kinsley, a New Orleans-based plastic surgeon, said she created the app to give people interested in breast implants a tool to not only visualize what implants would look like...
  • Senator Al Franken Blasts Apple Over iPhone Tracking

    04/25/2011 8:36:38 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 27 replies ^ | April 21, 2011 | Ricardo Bilton
    Minnesota Senator Al Franken has called out Apple after reports emerged that the company's products were keeping detailed records of the location data of their users. In a two-page letter sent to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Franken discusses what he calls the "worrisome" existence of data that presents the user's location in such detail. But the biggest risk, he says, is what can happen if that data, much of which is unencrypted, falls into the wrong hands. "Anyone who gains access to this single file could likely determine the location of a user's home, the business he frequents, the doctors...
  • So actually, Apple isn't recording your (accurate) iPhone location ( with photo maps)

    04/24/2011 11:02:16 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Geothought blogspot ^ | April 23, 2011 | Peter Batty
    So over the past couple of days there has been mass hysteria, questions in Congress, etc, over the fact that Apple is apparently recording all the locations you've been to with your iPhone without telling you, and storing it without encryption. The news was broken by my friend Pete Warden at Where 2.0 last week and has escalated rapidly since then. As someone who publishes their location anyway (you can see where I am right now by checking the right hand panel on my blog) I was less concerned about this than many, though I agree that Apple should make...
  • Researcher: iPhone Location Data Already Used By Cops

    The "news" that iPhones and iPads keep track of where you go has been known in forensic circles for some time When British programmers Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden took the stage at the Where 2.0 conference to unveil their work on iPhone location tracking, it was clear they had some big news on their hands. The duo outlined what they called "the discovery that your iPhone and 3G iPad [are] regularly recording the position of your device into a hidden file." Their findings started a firestorm of media coverage. But as the details came to light, one researcher was...
  • 3 Major Issues with the Latest iPhone Tracking “Discovery”

    04/21/2011 11:47:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 46 replies
    ALex Levinson Security Blog ^ | April 21, 2011 | Alex Levinson
    Today, two researchers for OÂ’Reilly media published an article claiming discovery of a hidden tracking system on the iOS 4 operating system. Using simple techniques, Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden extracted data off of an iOS version 4 device and wrote an open source software utility to effectively graph this data onto a map. As a fellow researcher, I champion their creativity and their development. As an expert in this field, I have three points of argument to raise.1) Apple is not collecting this data. And to suggest otherwise is completely misrepresenting Apple. I quote: Apple is gathering this...
  • Confusion over California's hands-free cellphone law

    04/21/2011 8:09:30 PM PDT · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 20 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | April 19 | Gary Richards
    When the state's hands-free cellphone law was enacted three years ago, the rules seemed so simple. Holding a phone in your hand to make a call would be illegal. Few ifs, buts or maybes. Then came a law against texting. Then came an explosion of phones that double as GPS devices, cameras, music players, voice recorders and email dispensers. And today, amid an unprecedented crackdown this month on cellphone scofflaws, what's legal and what's not has motorists and even some cops scratching their heads. "When you look for loopholes, the whole issue of cellphone use, texting or distracted driving becomes...
  • iPhone keeps record of everywhere you go

    04/21/2011 5:07:17 AM PDT · by RoadTest · 31 replies, ^ | Wednesday 20 April 2011 | Charles Arthur
    Apple’s iPhone saves every detail of your movements to a file on the device. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Security researchers have discovered that Apple's iPhone keeps track of where you go – and saves every detail of it to a secret file on the device which is then copied to the owner's computer when the two are synchronised. The file contains the latitude and longitude of the phone's recorded coordinates along with a timestamp, meaning that anyone who stole the phone or the computer could discover details about the owner's movements using a simple program. For some phones,...
  • Got an iPhone or 3G iPad? Apple is recording your moves

    04/20/2011 10:15:30 AM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 29 replies
    O'Reilly Radar ^ | April 20, 2011 | Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden
    Today at Where 2.0 Pete Warden and I will announce the discovery that your iPhone, and your 3G iPad, is regularly recording the position of your device into a hidden file. Ever since iOS 4 arrived, your device has been storing a long list of locations and time stamps. We're not sure why Apple is gathering this data, but it's clearly intentional, as the database is being restored across backups, and even device migrations.
  • Your iPhone Is Secretly Tracking Everywhere You’ve Been

    04/20/2011 8:52:34 AM PDT · by rivercat · 83 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 4/20/2011 | Sam Biddle
    Your iPhone is keeping a record of everywhere you've been since June. This data is stored on your phone (or iPad) and computer, easily available to anyone who gets their hands on it. Why? Apple won't say. We're creeped out. The enormous privacy startle, apparently enabled by this summer's iOS 4 release, was discovered by two security researchers, one of whom claims he was an Apple employee for five years. They're equally puzzled and disturbed by the location collection: "By passively logging your location without your permission, Apple have made it possible for anyone from a jealous spouse to a...
  • Apple Files Patent Suit Against Samsung Over Galaxy Phones, Tablets

    04/18/2011 11:33:35 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    RTT News ^ | 19 April 2011 | RTT Staff Writer
    iPad maker Apple, Inc. (AAPL) has Friday filed a patent infringement suit against South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (SSNLF.PK) claiming that the Galaxy Tab tablet PC's infringes on iPad patents and that the Galaxy S is also similar to its iPhone. Apple has filed for injunctions as well as actual and punitive damages. Cupertino, California-based Apple has charged Samsung of copying its tablet PCs and smartphones and alleges that Samsung chose to copy Apple's technology, user interface, innovative style, looks and even packaging, instead of developing its own technology. "Instead of pursuing independent product development, Samsung has...
  • How to diable geolocation in specific programs

    04/05/2011 6:03:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 22 replies ^ | 2011 | Fred Devries
    Geolocation is a rather secret feature of some browsers and toolbars. It allows the creator of that program to get a fix on the location of your computer to within a few meters of where you actually live. For the potential dangers read the article from BBC News entitled 'Web attack knows where you live' here. The question is therefore how to effectively disable this feature. At this moment this site offers solutions for Apple Safari, Firefox, Flock, Google Chrome, Google Toolbar, Opera and Twitter. [01] Apple Safari: • Goto the ‘Display a menu of Genenal Safari settings’(the little cogwheel...
  • Android Is Destroying Everyone, Especially RIM -- iPhone Dead In Water

    04/02/2011 5:13:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/02/2011 | Henry Blodget
    Google's Android OS has gained an astonishing 7 points of market share in the US smartphone market in the past three months, Comscore says. RIM's market share over the same period collapsed, dropping almost 5 points. Apple's share increased slightly, but is dead in the water and has now fallen way behind Android. Android now has a third of the US market (33%). RIM's share has plummeted to 29%. Apple is holding at 25%. In the "also ran" category, Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 did nothing to stop its decline, which fell from 9% to 7.7%. And Palm, which is barely...
  • Tactical NAV iPhone app used to help destroy Taliban fighting position

    04/02/2011 11:25:34 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 21 replies · 1+ views
    APPMODO ^ | Apr 2, 2011 at 2:02 am
    Kunar Province, Afghanistan – Tactical NAV, a military-grade iPhone app created by U.S. Army Capt. Jonathan J. Springer, a battalion fire support officer with the 101st Airborne Division, has successfully been used in combat to help destroy a Taliban fighting position in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province near the Pakistan border. As troops were patrolling along a main supply route leading to a U.S. base, soldiers in the convoy came under heavy machine-gun fire from an enemy fighting position nearby. While troops were in contact, a call for fire was initiated by the forward observer on the ground, and Tactical NAV...
  • Apple’s Smartphone Market Share Has Peaked, Poised To Decline

    03/29/2011 10:01:34 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 15 replies
    IBD's Click ^ | 3/29/2011 | Patrick Seitz
    Are the glory days over for Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone? Market researcher IDC thinks so. In its smartphone forecast released Tuesday, IDC sees Apple’s global market share hitting a plateau of 15.7% in 2011. It sees Apple’s share of the market dipping to 15.3% by 2015. IDC predicts that Apple’s smartphone sales will grow at a compound annual rate of 18.8% from 2011 to 2015, while the overall market grows at 19.6%.
  • Verizon and Motorola Execs Give Thumbs-down to Windows Phone 7 (MS oops)

    Two of the most important players in the mobile industry, Verizon and Motorola, have essentially called Windows Phone 7 a failure, with a Verizon exec going so far as ... This is clearly not what Microsoft hoped for when it launched Windows Phone 7 to great fanfare late last year. The statements from both executives were surprisingly blunt. ... I do want a strong third OS out there. ... But I still have doubts whether Microsoft will get the traction they are hoping for with Windows Phone 7. Melone was equally unimpressed with the Nokia-Microsoft deal, explaining: If you look...
  • Favorite News Apps? Is Free Republic developing an app?

    03/22/2011 8:54:17 AM PDT · by dmam2011 · 17 replies
    Free Republic ^ | March 22, 2011 | Vanity
    I've downloaded Drudge & The Blaze apps.... what are some of the other higher quality content apps? I'd love to see a FR app, but realize the expense may not fit into this year's budget. Capital project for 2012????
  • Is Apple iPhone slower than Google’s Android?

    03/19/2011 4:49:04 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 11 replies · 1+ views
    New Jersey Newsroom ^ | 18 March 2011 | Bob Holt
    Do seconds really count? In the smartphone business they do, according to Blaze Software, Inc., based in Ottawa. Blaze’s test results showed that Apple’s iPhone worked slower loading websites 84 percent of the time than phones using Google Inc.’s Android operating system. The iPhone 4 went against Google’s Samsung Nexus S smartphone over the same WiFi connection, so any differences in mobile-carrier speeds didn’t affect the outcome, Blaze said in releasing the research. The Android phone operated 52 percent faster on average after more than 45,000 page loads from 1,000 websites, they said. The Asbury Park Press reports web pages...
  • Gay Activists Petition Apple to Remove Exodus App. Calls Christian iPhone message hateful.

    03/12/2011 12:16:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/12/2011 | Jennifer Riley
    An online activism website has collected over 2,600 signatures within a few days to petition Apple Inc. for the removal of the iPhone app of a Christian ministry dealing with homosexuality. Exodus International, which bills itself as the world’s largest Christian ministry dealing with homosexual issues, reported that a petition by the LGBT rights group Truth Wins Out on is quickly gaining support. In less than 24 hours, the petition was able to gather more than 1,300 signatures. Truth Wins Out contends that the app conveys the ministry’s “hateful and bigoted” message. “They claim to offer ‘freedom from homosexuality...
  • Just a thought...

    03/07/2011 1:29:18 PM PST · by arderkrag · 12 replies
    So, I was thinking yesterday (A dangerous hobby, I know) and the though occured to me: Why not develop a Freerepublic app for smartphones? I mean, sure, the site displays fine and all, but a couple of other sites have apps that update and show you recent posting activity, so why not here? Ideally, it would be cross-platform, and allow you to choose which forums to display the recent activity from. I know it would only appeal to a niche audience of Freepers, but I don't see any reason it couln't be done. Any coders out there with some spar...
  • McCain flunks Made in America 101

    03/06/2011 7:58:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 54 replies
    CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2011-03-07 | Rebecca Stewart
    Washington (CNN)-GOP Sen. John McCain is in need of a tech lesson. In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," the senator from Arizona said that iPads and iPhones are "built in the United States of America." But every techie knows that they are, in fact, built in China. McCain touted free trade agreements during the interview and voiced his agreement with President Obma that "innovation is the key to us being able to restore our economy." And though the designs for the iPad and iPhone are home grown in California, the actual manufacturing takes place overseas, in China. "I think...
  • Mobile Security: Lost iPhone? Lost Passwords!

    02/21/2011 10:59:39 AM PST · by for-q-clinton · 40 replies
    Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology ^ | 9 Feb 2011 | Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology
    iPhone weakness demonstrates that encryption by itself does not provide protection – companies have to react quickly when an iPhone is lost Passwords are not secure on iPhones that are lost. This is the result of tests carried out at Fraunhofer Institute SIT in Darmstadt. Within six minutes the institute’s staff was able to render the iPhone’s encryption void and decipher many passwords stored on it. If the iPhone is used for business purposes then the company’s network security may be at risk as well. The flawed security design affects all iPhone and iPad devices containing the latest firmware. Written...
  • Steve Jobs Receiving Treatment At Cancer Clinic Where Patrick Swayze Was Patient

    02/17/2011 5:33:45 AM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies ^ | 16 Feb 2011 | Staff
    Steve Jobs - who is on another medical leave of absence from Apple, the company he co-founded and manages as its longtime CEO - is receiving treatment at a cancer clinic where Hollywood star Patrick Swayze was a patient in his final days. has confirmed Jobs, 55, has been attending the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, California, where Swayze sought radical chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer before his death in September, 2009. The skeletal-looking Apple boss was photographed outside the clinic in images set to be published in the next edition of The National Enquirer. In one photo, Jobs...
  • Modifying APN settings on an iPhone 3GS

    02/10/2011 5:12:01 PM PST · by GOPsterinMA · 17 replies
    02/10.2011 | GopsterinMA
    Hello FReepers, Would anyone mind giving a step-by-step on how to edit the APN (or any other settings) on an iPhone (3GS w/iOS 4.1) to run on TMobile's network? The phone has been jailbroken and unlocked; I talk on it and can get on the internet with it via WiFi. Being a TMobile customer, it won't run 3G, so I need to run it with EDGE, which I want to set up. Thank you very much!