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  • iPhone X Made 5x the Profit of 600 Android OEMs Combined

    04/18/2018 11:54:17 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 51 replies
    iDropNews ^ | April 17, 2018 | By Mike Peterson
    image Tom's Guide Apple remained the most profitable smartphone brand through the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a new market research report. The Cupertino tech giant managed to capture 86 percent of the total smartphone market profits Q4 2017, even though the premium handset segment didn’t grow as expected, according to a new report by Counterpoint Research (via CNBC). Additionally, the iPhone X accounted for 21 percent of total revenue and 35 percent total of the profits made by the entire industry in the fourth quarter — allowing Apple to grow about 1 percent, year-over-year. That’s despite the fact...
  • Apple has an iPhone design problem it’s getting harder to solve

    04/17/2018 8:09:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | 04/18/2018 | Tonya Riley
    Apple's big design problem is that it is running out of space on the device's exterior. The headphone jack went, and then the bezel was downsized and the Home button eliminated from the iPhone X. But Apple is running out iPhone options to drop. The new Apple AirPower wireless charger, which is rumored to launch in 2018, could also impact the future of the iPhone's design =============================================================================================================== Apple made waves in 2016 when it decided to get rid of the iPhone's headphone jack, and again in 2017, when it announced the iPhone X would have a virtual home button. Apple...
  • Leaked Apple memo: 12 employees were arrested last year for leaking secrets

    04/13/2018 2:03:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.fastcompany.com ^ | 04/13/2018 | Staff
    Apple has long been obsessed with secrecy, but a new memo seems to take it to the next level. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports on a memo recently sent to all Apple employees stating that 29 Apple people were caught leaking secrets about planned products last year, and 12 of them were arrested. The memo describes in stark terms the implications for employees who leak and get caught: “These people not only lose their jobs, they can face extreme difficulty finding employment elsewhere,” according to the memo, which quotes product marketing executive Greg Joswiak. The memo lays out examples of times...
  • Can Cellphones Cause Cancer? Experts Surprised By Latest Tests

    04/02/2018 6:35:18 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ^ | March 29, 2018 at 6:21 pm | Staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Can cellphones really cause cancer? It’s been a question that’s dogged researchers for years. However, a group of experts say the results of some tests are pretty surprising. Millions of people constantly call, text, click, take pictures and play on cellphones. Even the top cellular radiation researchers from around the world have a hard time untethering. But, they gathered recently in North Carolina to talk about cellphone concerns and whether they really do increase the chances of developing cancer. The panel voted that the results from years of testing on mice and rats were more significant than...
  • How to stop your iPhone from tracking locations you frequently visit

    03/26/2018 11:43:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    iMore Blog ^ | January 9, 2018 | by Luke Flipowtcz
    Your iPhone will track and record places that you visit most often to provide better location-based data and suggestions across iOS 11. While these suggestions can be super helpful, you may not like the idea of your iPhone and iPad tracking the locations you frequent If you value your privacy more than you do location-based data and suggestions, you can turn the feature off. How to turn off Significant Locations on iPhone and iPad: 1. Launch the Settings app from the Home screen. 2. Tap on Privacy. 3. Tap Location Services at the top. 4. Tap System Services. It's all...
  • iPhone protected you from Facebook call scraping. Android, not so much.

    03/25/2018 8:05:21 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 43 replies
    iMore ^ | March 25, 2018 | Renee Ritchie
    Facebook scraped call, SMS data for years from Android phones. iPhones never allowed this. Ten Minute Video When you think there's something lurking in the dark, you turn on the lights. And, now that Facebook's data harvesting, hoarding, and exploitation is being lit up by the internet version of the Bat Signal, more and more problems are being discovered. Most recently: That Facebook was scraping call and SMS logs of Android phone users. And yes, this is what happens when neither your operating system nor your app care about your privacy. From ArsTechnica: "This past week, a New Zealand man...
  • Child locks mother's iPhone for 48 YEARS [tr]

    03/06/2018 9:39:14 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 March 2018 | Joe Pinkstone
    A mother in Shanghai left her son to watch 'educational videos' on her smartphone but returned to find it had been locked for 25 million minutes. Apple's iPhones can be set to lock out anyone trying to use them if a wrong passcode is entered with the lockout period increasing with each failed attempt, but it is not clear how many times the child typed in the wrong numbers.
  • iPhone users quietly find ‘Easter’ back on their calendars

    03/03/2018 10:58:08 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 18 replies
    Listesite News ^ | Feburary 28th, 2018 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    Easter has “appeared just as quickly as it disappeared” on Apple’s iPhone after widespread complaints from users. As LifeSiteNews reported last week, Apple Inc. removed Good Friday and Easter from its default “US Holidays” calendar app for iPhones... ...Apple sent a response letter signed by “Phil.” “We are sorry that you do not have Easter marked as a holiday on your Calendar. An update is planned for this week that will fix it,” the letter read.
  • Vanity: Need help with IPhone SE 32gb “Your Apple ID has been disabled”

    03/03/2018 9:47:47 AM PST · by mabarker1 · 58 replies
    Self ^ | 03/03/2018 | Self
    Ok, Wife has an iPhone SE 32gb purchased online from Walmart Family Mobile. Trying to Download from AppStore several different Apps. Browser, Facebook, Messenger, etc and keep getting “Your Apple ID has been disabled” and We are unable to get any Apps to DL. We have changed Her Apple ID/Password 3 times and still get the same Message. Been on HOLD untill it turned to IGNORE on Voice Tech Support and Chat Support for several hours. So I’m Posting this to use the vast resources on FR. I should have done this last night.
  • Bring on the Weird Phones...Someone's got to shake up the sea of stagnant flagships.

    02/25/2018 9:08:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Feb 23, 2018 | By Eric Limer
    The iPhone X is beautiful, no doubt. It's also expensive as all get-out, and the Samsung Galaxy S9 is shaping up to be the same. We're finally reaching the platonic ideal of a smartphone: a big, slick slab of screen that looks pretty, costs a fortune, has a good camera, and runs all the apps. Cool, good, great. Also boring! Extremely, savagely, stultifyingly boring. Thank goodness for this year's crop of weirdos coming out of the woodwork. As 2018 Mobile World Congress looms, the new crop of devices make it clear that the titans of phonemaking are still reluctant to...
  • Here comes Samsung's answer to the iPhone X

    02/22/2018 10:11:00 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    C/Net ^ | February 22, 2018 | SHARA TIBKEN
    Apple wowed the world with its iPhone X. Now it's Samsung's turn. The South Korean electronics giant on Sunday will unveil its latest phone, the Galaxy S9, at its Unpacked event at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung's invitation for the launch featured the number nine -- for the name of the device -- as well as the teaser, "The Camera. Reimagined." The Galaxy S series is Samsung's most important product line. If you own an Android phone, the odds are pretty high that it bears a Samsung logo. Last year, about one out of every...
  • How to test your smartphone's speed... And improve its performance.

    02/21/2018 9:56:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.popsci.com ^ | 02/20/2018 | By David Nield
    Is your handset doing its best? Alvaro Reyes via Unsplash _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ After a year or two, your trusty smartphone may not race along at the same speed it used to. You might feel like it has slowed down a little, but before you go in for an upgrade, you should be more scientific about your hunch. To know for sure whether there's a drop-off, here's how to run some benchmarks and speed tests on your phone—and boost its performance if it falls short. Benchmark basics On personal computers, benchmarking has been around for years. Benchmarks are tests that measure the...
  • Latest Apple Update Deletes Easter,But Leaves 'Indigenous Peoples Day'

    02/19/2018 11:52:52 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 111 replies
    MRCtv ^ | February. 19. 2018 | Brittany M. Hughes,
    We’re still not sure if it was a glitch, an “oops” or an intentional snub, but it looks like Easter Sunday has disappeared from Apple’s iPhone calendars under the company's latest software update. Fox News reports some iPhone users have complained that Easter Sunday, which falls on April 1 this year and is the most important holiday in Christianity, has been erased from Apple’s calendar under its latest iOS version 11.2.5.
  • Please help me get the font bigger for FR on my phone.

    02/17/2018 12:22:58 PM PST · by Yaelle · 47 replies
    iPhone 7 ^ | 02/17/18 | Self
    New iPhone 7 recently updated and I can’t remember which browser still allows you to enlarge font on a site like Free Republic and still allow wrap around text in the viewing screen so that you don’t have to scroll left and right like a fool to read each line. Whyyyyy can’t we have FR work well and visibly on mobiles? Or do I just not know the trick?
  • Analysts Are Bailing on Apple Stock

    01/31/2018 4:21:13 PM PST · by fireman15 · 67 replies
    www.extremetech.com ^ | January 31, 2018 | Wayne Duggan
    "We expect a meaningful guide lower when the company reports on Thursday night, on the order of $5 to $6 billion compared to consensus revenue estimates," Long says. While the global iPhone user base is still growing, Long says users are keeping their devices longer, a trend that could continue in 2018 if the next model iPhones are not particularly impressive. He also says Apple may finally be losing its iPhone pricing power. "Following 10 years where [average selling prices] have generally moved higher, we believe prices will plateau as with the rest of the industry," Long says. BMO has...
  • DOW Takes a Dive while Feds Probe Apple Over Intentionally Slowing Down Older iPhones

    01/30/2018 1:10:56 PM PST · by davikkm · 23 replies
    iWB ^ | Chris Black
    Dow took a dive on Tuesday, plunging 400 points, thus marking its biggest point drop since 2016, when it fell 610 points in June. Due to investors’ fears of higher than expected inflation, the 10 year Treasury yield traded near levels not since since 2014. On Tuesday, the S&P 500 fell 1.2%, the Dow Industrial Average pulled back 400 points, while the NASDAQ composite lost 1.1%. This is the second day in a row US stocks traded significantly lower than expected, marking the first big selloff of 2018. On Monday, the DOW lost 177 points due to the rise in...
  • US is reportedly probing Apple over updates that slow older phones

    01/30/2018 10:35:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/30/2018 | Todd Haselton | @robotodd
    Apple is facing a probe from the DOJ into its throttling of older iPhones, according to a Bloomberg report. The inquiry is reportedly in "early stages," Bloomberg said. Apple will release a software update this spring that gives users more control and visibility into their iPhone's battery life and performance. The United States Department of Justice is requesting documents from Apple related to the company's decision to slow down older iPhones, according to a Bloomberg report Tuesday. Bloomberg said any possible investigation is still in "early stages." Apple was criticized in January when users discovered that iPhone 6, iPhone 6s...
  • Apple's stock sinks as high hope for iPhone X sales fade

    01/29/2018 11:26:13 PM PST · by fireman15 · 24 replies
    www.chron.com ^ | January 29, 2018 | Michael Liedtke
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's stock is backtracking from its recent highs amid mounting concerns that iPhone X sales will fall short of the high hopes for a device that brought facial recognition technology and a $1,000 price tag to the company's flagship product line. Speculation about disappointing demand for the iPhone X have been swirling for the past week, contributing to a 6 percent decline in Apple's stock since it hit an all-time high of $180.10 on Jan. 18. The shares lost $3.55 to close Monday at $167.96, translating into a nearly $60 billion loss in the company's market...
  • Qualcomm Hit With $1.2 Billion EU Antitrust Fine

    01/24/2018 11:34:21 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 24, 2018 | By Parmy Olson
    One of the hardest things about being at the top of the market is staying there. Europe's antitrust regulators have accused Qualcomm of indulging in monopolistic practices by making payments to Apple, to help maintain its position as the world's largest maker of smartphone chips. The European Competition Commission is fining Qualcomm 997 million euros ($1.2 billion), representing about 5% of Qualcomm's 2017 revenues, for making payments to Apple on the condition that it wouldn't buy the chips that run its iPhones from other competitors. "Qualcomm illegally shut out rivals from the market for LTE baseband chipsets for over five...
  • KGI: Apple to Discontinue iPhone X Rather Than Sell at Lower Price...

    01/23/2018 7:25:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Mac Rumors ^ | 1-22-18 | Joe Rossignol
    Apple will discontinue the first-generation iPhone X when the second-generation model launches later this year, rather than bump the device down its smartphone lineup for lower than $999, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who clarified his earlier prediction with a follow-up research note today. Kuo said that Apple keeping the current iPhone X in its smartphone lineup for a reduced price, such as $899, would likely cannibalize sales of the mid-range 6.1-inch iPhone with Face ID and a LCD display that he expects to launch in the second half of 2018 for between $650 and $750 in the...