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  • 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 · 30 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 · 357 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 · 62 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...
  • Apple hit with class action lawsuit over storage consumed by iOS 8

    01/01/2015 1:38:43 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 91 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Wednesday, December 31, 2014 · 8:59 am
    “Apple has been hit with a lawsuit alleging that it doesn’t inform users just how much storage its new operating system will eat up – and then prods them to buy more space through its iCloud service,” Julia Love reports for The Mercury News. “The case, filed in the Bay Area’s federal court on Tuesday, claims iOS 8 can take up as much as 23.1 percent of the advertised storage capacity on Apple gadgets, but few users realize that when they make their purchases.” “‘We feel that there are a substantial number of Apple consumers that have been shortchanged, and...
  • Secret video of 'exhausted workforce' in Chinese factory making Apple products

    12/18/2014 2:25:06 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 33 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 December 2014 Last updated at 19:02 GMT | Richard Bilton, BBC
    A BBC investigation for Panorama has exposed poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China. The undercover team secretly filmed the iPhone production line and found Apple's promises to protect workers were routinely broken. One undercover reporter - making parts for Apple computers - had to work 18 days without a day off. Other workers were filmed falling asleep. Apple say they will investigate any concerns brought to them. The BBC's Richard Bilton reports from Shanghai. [VIDEO]
  • Secret video of 'exhausted workforce' in Chinese factory making Apple products

    12/18/2014 2:18:16 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 December 2014 Last updated at 19:02 GMT | Richard Bilton, BBC
    A BBC investigation for Panorama has exposed poor working conditions in factories making Apple products in China. The undercover team secretly filmed the iPhone production line and found Apple's promises to protect workers were routinely broken. One undercover reporter - making parts for Apple computers - had to work 18 days without a day off. Other workers were filmed falling asleep. Apple say they will investigate any concerns brought to them. The BBC's Richard Bilton reports from Shanghai. [VIDEO]
  • Sony “stuck in 1992″ after hacks – except for Macs, iPads and iPhones

    12/18/2014 7:38:04 AM PST · by Star Traveler · 65 replies
    9-to-5 Mac ^ | Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Staff
    A Sony employee has described the company as being “stuck in 1992″ following the massive hacks, with employees desperately trying to avoid using any technology that could be compromised, reports TechCrunch. There has, though, been one exception to the ban on modern technology: Apple kit. “People using Macs were fine,” she said. She said most work is done on iPads and iPhones. Sony may need to buy a few extra Macs, with some departments having only one or two computers for the entire office. It is, she said, like “living in an office from ten years ago.”
  • I Think Yahoo Weather Is Gaslighting Me On The Temperature (iPhone)

    12/08/2014 11:03:13 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 50 replies
    12/8/14 | Self (VANITY)
    I have noticed over the last few months that the temperature I get for my location from Yahoo Weather on my iPhone is running 3-4 degrees F higher than the actual temperature that I observe through my own equipment or on various thermometers around town. For instance, right now it is 29 degrees F, the puddles are frozen, and the termometer outside my window, the radio and the bank across the street all agree that it is 29 degrees F. But my iPhone is telling me it is 34 degrees. If this just happened from time to time, I would...
  • Clever 7-year-old discovers how to bypass Apple’s Touch ID...

    12/02/2014 2:44:39 PM PST · by aquila48 · 47 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | December 2, 2014 | Brad Reed
    While we’ve been reading about elaborate hacks of Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint identification system for more than a year now, one clever 7-year-old boy has figured out the simplest way to bypass the system without knowing one line of code. CNN Monday reports that Harrison Green, the 7-year-old son of Johns Hopkins University professor Matthew Green, smartly snuck into his father’s room while he was asleep and...
  • [Misleading copyrighted photos removed] “The Best Slave Is A Slave That Doesn’t Know He’s A Slave" A

    11/30/2014 8:35:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/29/14 | Tyler Durden
    <p>Copyright restricted photos removed including the misleading Canadian Press photo purported to be a photograph of an empty, or otherwise unattended American PTA meeting.</p>
  • The iPhone just lost its perfect security record — now what?

    11/06/2014 10:14:15 AM PST · by for-q-clinton · 221 replies
    The Verge ^ | 6 Nov 2014 | Russell Brandom
    For most of the iPhone's lifespan, it's been effectively immune to malware. There were theoretical attacks and viruses targeting jailbroken phones, but thanks to the tight controls of the App Store, finding iOS malware in the wild has been nearly impossible. If you didn't jailbreak your phone and you weren’t targeted by the NSA, you simply didn't have to worry about catching a virus. Yesterday, that changed. A security firm called Palo Alto Networks discovered a malware program they’re calling Wirelurker, which sneaks into computers through unauthorized Chinese apps, then attacks iOS devices when they connect over USB. It’s an...
  • Cruz on Apple CEO Tim Cook being gay: 'Personal decision'

    10/30/2014 12:23:27 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 257 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    "Those are his personal choices. I’ll tell you, I love my iPhone," Cruz said. "Listen, Tim Cook makes his personal decisions, and that is his life. My focus is on the constitutional question of who has the authority to make decisions," he later added. Cruz said that marriage is a "question for the states" because of the country's federalist system. "This is something we’ve seen over and over again, which is the federal government and federal courts deciding they don’t trust the people," Cruz said. "They look down on the people, they don’t trust us to make judgments about our...
  • A grassroots Republican rancher fights an establishment Leftist with mobile technology

    10/16/2014 11:41:29 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies
    Self ^ | 10/16/2014 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Question: How does a grassroots Republican rancher fight an establishment Leftist incumbent swimming in limousine liberal money? Answer: With a grassroots campaign and by leveraging new mobile app technology. Jeff Byrd, a Republican running for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district (U.S. House) against one of the most liberal Democratic incumbents in the House, Rep. Ben Ray Luján, got a bit of help from a small tech firm located in Albuquerque.The Albuquerque-based tech firm microIT Infrastructure, LLC, released of a free mobile app for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and iTouch platforms in support of Jeff. The app can be download in...
  • iPhone 6 blowout: Chinese pre-orders put at 20 million plus

    10/14/2014 6:59:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Fortune ^ | 10/13/14 | Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    A reporter who has been tracking iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reservations in China for the past week estimated on Tencent QQ Monday that more than 20 million units were pre-ordered last weekend. His report is being picked up by DigiTimes and other Asian tech sites. If the 20-million figure is accurate — a big if — it would mean that five times as many iPhone 6s were pre-ordered in three days in one country as were the first weekend in 10 countries, including the U.S., U.K. and Hong Kong.
  • FBI director: iPhones protect pedophiles

    10/13/2014 1:11:32 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 50 replies
    koco 5 / cnn money ^ | 10-13-2014 | Jose Pagliery
    Apple's new privacy features protect kidnappers, pedophiles and terrorists, according to FBI director James Comey. In an interview on CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday, Comey said Apple's encryption standards for iPhones and iPads "put people beyond the law." Apple recently took measures to enhance user privacy. Now, only users have the key to unlock text messages, photos and emails on their device. As such, iOS 8 will shield your data from anyone -- including police. Here's how it works: You send a text message that's encrypted on your device. It passes through Apple servers as jumbled code nobody can crack....
  • A Man Is Offering To Sell His Detroit House For An iPhone 6

    10/07/2014 7:09:38 PM PDT · by absentee · 17 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 10/7/14 | Rachel Zarrell
    A homeowner who tried for months to sell a beat-up, two-story house in Detroit has offered to sell it to anyone who gives him an iPhone 6. He’s also willing to sell it for a 32GB iPad.
  • People Have Pretty Much Stopped Updating Their iPhones To iOS 8

    10/07/2014 7:34:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/07/2014 | James Cook
    Apple has updated its App Store to show new statistics for iOS 8, its new mobile operating system. It's not looking good. 9to5Mac reports that iOS 8 adoption has increased by just 1% since Apple last published statistics on the operating system. To make things worse, the statistic that Apple published on its developer site excludes a large number of users who are known to be slow in updating to the latest operating system.Since Sept. 21, the percentage of mobile devices visiting the App Store running iOS 8 has increased to 47% from 46%. Here's Apple's old iOS chart. On...
  • Retailers Considering Larger Pants Pockets for New iPhones

    10/02/2014 9:31:25 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    The Fashion Spot ^ | 10-2-14 | Jihan Forbes
    Get ready for deeper pockets, because they could be coming to a pair of pants near you. Now that Apple has launched the ginormous iPhone 6 Plus, brands are starting to reconsider their designs to accommodate the device’s 5.5″ size. Samsung Galaxy users might wonder, “Where was this when we bought our phones two years ago?” We guess you can chalk this revelation up to the Apple effect. Customers have been complaining they can’t fit their new fancy iPhones in their jean pockets, and when they do manage to stuff their devices in there, sometimes the phone itself bends. At...
  • Government’s Demand For Data Truly Is Insatiable

    10/01/2014 9:39:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Bob Barr
    The launch of the new iPhone 6 late last month set a record for Apple, selling 10-million units in the first three days. In spite of the record-setting sales, it was not long before consumer enthusiasm for the new technology dulled with reports of alleged problems, including a potential for bending if sat on for long periods; a phenomenon quickly dubbed “Bendgate.” The release of the iPhone 6 presented another, more serious problem for a much different demographic: government snoops. Rather than continuing to be the rope in a tug-of-war between consumer privacy and warrantless government requests for consumer data,...
  • Chicago Police Chief: iPhone the ‘Phone of Choice for the Pedophile’

    10/01/2014 5:01:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    mediaite ^ | 9-26-14 | Josh Feldman
    The information leaked by Edward Snowden last year raised the public consciousness quite a bit about user privacy and security in using certain services (not to mention the hope that companies won’t be that willing to acquiesce to government requests for user information). In recent weeks, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been emphasizing a new focus on user security and encryption. Both Apple and Google have implemented stronger data encryption so it’s harder to compromise user data. The problem is, however, that it would be harder for law enforcement to access that data too. And FBI Director James Comey isn’t...
  • Teen Safe Phone Ap

    09/28/2014 1:04:24 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 10 replies
    Self | 9/28/14 | Pontiac
    Anyone using the Teen Safe cell phone ap to control their teen's cell phone use. I would like to use something like Ignore No More but it is not available for iPhone, Android only.
  • The “Weak” In Review: All The News That Was or Might Have Been

    09/28/2014 7:04:15 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-28-2014 | MOTUS
    In National News: The future 2nd historic female President gave birth Friday to the future 3rd historic female President, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky. Seen here celebrating the event, the former future, 1st historic female President and the 1st historic black President.International News: Saturday, eco-hypocrite progressive libtard movie hunk George Clooney 53, married British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 36, in a twilight ceremony in Venice.The post-ceremony boat parade was marred by rare canal odors and turbulence caused by anthropogenic global warming.“People die from smells every day.” Adrian MonkThe Amal nearly cancelled at the last minute when paparazzi released this photo and...
  • Consumer Reports test results find iPhone 6 and 6 Plus not as bendy as believed

    09/27/2014 11:06:55 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 86 replies
    Consumers Reports ^ | September 26, 2014 | CU Staff
    We stress test Apple's new phones, plus comparable models from Samsung, LG, and HTCCell phones Two days ago, the Internet erupted with photos of bent iPhone 6s, and a very-viral video of a guy creasing an iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands. It seemed like a serious concern, yet everything about the uproar was highly unscientific. We don’t like unscientific, so we promised then that we would use our lab equipment to find out just how delicate the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus really are. We also promised to run the same tests on comparable smart phones. We’ve done...
  • Crash Report: Apple's iOS 8 Is Crashing Apps 65 Percent More Than iOS 7

    09/24/2014 10:12:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/24/2014
    Apple's new iOS 8 is causing apps to crash 65 percent more frequently than iOS 7, according to a report updated Wednesday by mobile analytics company Crittercism. But there's a big catch here: Crittercism is comparing current rates for the week-old iOS 8 to the year-old iOS 7. New operating systems frequently launch with initial bugs and other issues -- particularly for the earliest adopters -- and Apple typically pushes system updates through quickly. Overall, iOS 8 is causing apps to crash 3.29 percent of the time as of midnight Tuesday, Crittercism said. That's compared with the current 2 percent...
  • Will it bend? iPhone 6 takes a turn for the worse [bends under pressure]

    09/24/2014 3:12:54 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 36 replies
    CNET ^ | Claire Reilly
    It's been on shelves for a matter of days, but some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users are complaining of a major design flaw that sees the smartphone body bend under pressure. Photos have begun appearing online showing distinctly bent aluminium devices, with complaints that the new iterations of the iPhone, which feature a thinner and larger aluminium body, are unable to stand up to the wear and tear of staying in a pocket. Apple users have taken to the MacRumors forum to complain about the design flaw, which seems to affect the device at the top end near...
  • Do Not Toss Your iPhone 6 in the Microwave

    09/22/2014 4:25:25 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 63 replies
    News.dice.com ^ | 9-22-14 | NICK KOLAKOWSKI
    While that might seem obvious to some people, others have fallen for the “Wave” hoax making its way around online. The fake advertisement insists that the new iOS 8 allows users to charge their iPhones by placing them in a “household microwave for a minute and a half.” Microwave energy will not charge your smartphone. To the contrary, it will scorch the device and render it inoperable. If you nuke your smartphone and subsequently complain about it online, people will probably make fun of you.
  • You Will Never See iPhone Lines The Same After Watching This Unsettling Video in New York City

    09/22/2014 10:48:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/22/2014 | Jay Yarow
    On Friday, we, like many others, published photos of thousands of people standing in line to buy the new iPhone, the iPhone 6. Most people think of these lines as being filled with crazed fanboys who just can't wait to get their hands on the latest product from Apple. However, filmmaker Casey Neistat (via Re/code) created a six-minute video that shows there is a dark, disturbing side to these lines.The lines are not filled only with crazed fanboys. Neistat shows that the lines are filled with people waiting for days to buy an iPhone 6, only to flip it as...
  • 25 Things You Can Do On iOS 8 That You Couldn't Do On iOS 7

    09/19/2014 11:01:39 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies
    fieldguide.gizmodo.com/ ^ | Sept. 18, 2014 | David Nield
    Load up iOS 8 and you might not notice the difference straight away, but there are plenty of little tweaks and changes behind the scenes. Here are 25 different things you can do on your device that you couldn't do yesterday.
  • Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants

    09/18/2014 5:59:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 9-18-2014 | Craig Timberg
    Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant — taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user information. The move, announced with the publication of a new privacy policy tied to the release of Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, amounts to an engineering solution to a legal quandary: Rather than comply with binding court orders, Apple has reworked...
  • Apple rolls out iOS 8 to iPhone, iPad users: Here's how to get it

    09/17/2014 11:09:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 09/17/14 | Zack Whittaker
    After first displayed publicly at its annual developer conference in June, Apple has finally released iOS 8 for iPhones and iPads. Just days before the Cupertino, Calif.-based technology giant opens its retail stores to sell the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, existing smartphone and tablet users can upgrade to the latest mobile operating system.
  • Gawker: If You are a White Woman, Let Black People Steal Your Phone

    09/15/2014 12:52:52 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 44 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/15/14 | Aurelius
    In quite possibly the worst article written in Gawker history, whose headlines are so terrible that the words "sorry," "no," and "yes" were banned, Jordan Sargent explained that white women should allow themselves to be mugged by black people. No, this is not an exaggeration. Sargent literally began his article, "On Friday, a white lady named Clara Vondrich had her iPhone stolen..." Ms. Vondrich then chased down her mugger, a thirteen-year-old black teenager, which Sargent said was a "s**tty" thing to do. Sargent also repeatedly put quotations around the word "crime," as if stealing an iPhone from someone is not...
  • The Sapphire Industry Just Wasn't Ready For The New iPhone

    09/10/2014 7:08:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/10/2014 | SE YOUNG LEE AND MICHAEL GOLD
    Apple Inc. may have disappointed many consumers by not putting sapphire glass covers on its new iPhone, but the scratch-resistant material is gradually making its way into mobile devices despite manufacturing challenges and high costs. Speculation had been rife in the weeks leading up to Tuesday's unveiling of the iPhone 6 that some models would have the extra protection after Apple partnered in November with U.S.-based GT Advanced Technologies Inc. , a mineral crystal specialist, to make sapphire materials for its devices. Apple said sapphire glass would be used on its first smartwatch. It also continues to use the durable...
  • Apple Unveils Larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    09/09/2014 10:58:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 151 replies
    variety.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | 10:14AM PT | Marc Graser
    Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, an update of its flagship smartphone with larger screens. “Today we are launching the biggest advancement in the history of the iPhone,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the start of the company’s press event in Cupertino, Calif., where Apple is headquartered. The iPhone 6 will feature a larger 4.7 inch retina HD screen, while the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus model also will be offered. The full 1080p HD screen features no borders with glass that covers the entire surface and curves around the edges of the thinner device. A...
  • Apple Just Patched A Security Flaw In iCloud

    09/01/2014 8:12:52 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 71 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 1, 2014 | James Cook
    Engadget reports that Apple has fixed a major bug in its Find My iPhone software that allowed hackers to gain access to iCloud accounts. The fix comes just hours after a hacker leaked hundreds of nude celebrity photos on 4chan in return for Bitcoin donations. Apple's Find My iPhone login page was discovered to have been vulnerable to so-called "brute force" hacks. Hackers are usually locked out of sites if they try to gain access using multiple passwords, but it was discovered that the Find My iPhone API allows users to repeatedly try different passwords. Security researcher Alexey Troshichev revealed...
  • Apple to suppliers: Gear up for the next iPhone [Larger Screens!]

    07/22/2014 10:22:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.marketwatch.com ^ | July 21, 2014, 8:51 p.m. EDT | By Lorraine Luk
    Apple Inc. is preparing for its largest initial production run of iPhones, betting that larger-screen models will lure consumers now attracted to similar phones from Samsung Electronics Co. and others. The Cupertino, Calif., company is asking suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million units combined of two large-screen iPhones with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays by Dec. 30, according to people familiar with the matter. Its forecast for what is commonly called the iPhone 6 is significantly larger than the initial order last year of between 50 million and 60 million versions of the iPhone 5S and 5C--which had...
  • Your iPhone May Be Rigged to Spy on You

    07/21/2014 7:22:14 PM PDT · by eyeamok · 14 replies
    Toms Guide ^ | 7-21-14 | Jill Scharr
    Zdziarksi is certain that these mechanisms, whatever their purpose, are no accident. He has seen them become more complex, and they seem to get as much maintenance and attention as iOS' advertised features. Even as Apple adds new security features, the company may be adding ways to circumvent them.
  • The day my kid found hardcore porn on his iPhone

    07/21/2014 11:58:26 AM PDT · by Morgana · 171 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Abby Moore
    I never thought it would happen to me. I’m technologically savvy, hyper-vigilant about parental controls, and frequently check the search and browser histories of my kids’ electronic devices. As a writer for LSN, I’m more aware than most people of the filth that’s out there and the harmful effects it can have on a developing brain (not to mention a developing soul). So that’s why I was surprised and heartbroken the day I discovered my ten-year-old son had been watching hardcore pornography on his iPhone. It was the first day of final exams. At the bus stop that morning, my...
  • Rideshare Apps Prove to be Economic Boon for National and Local Economies

    07/03/2014 6:25:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Justin Sykes
    While plenty of ink has been spilled over the controversies in the states surrounding rideshare companies Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, less attention has been given to the new opportunities that these newly-ubiquitous companies have helped to create. To be sure, rideshare apps are popular with consumers because they offer an innovative twist on an outdated taxi system. But while wildly popular with consumers, these apps also create thousands of jobs and increase revenue for the national and local economies in which they operate. Over the past few years the rideshare boom, pioneered by Lyft and Uber, has taken the country...
  • (vanity) What are FReepers' favorite iPhone/iPod apps

    06/22/2014 8:31:41 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 75 replies
    6/22/14 | ol' marty
    It's been a couple of years since the last thread on this, so what are FReepers' favorite or recommended iPhone/iPod apps?
  • Can the NSA really listen to your iPhone’s microphone even when it is turned OFF? Possibly (video)

    06/10/2014 10:25:59 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 9 June 2014 | By MARK PRIGG
    Can the NSA really listen to your iPhone’s microphone even when it is turned OFF? Experts say it is possible - but reveal the trick to beat it Technique known as an 'implant' (requires physical access—Swordmaker) Allows phone to appear switched off - but still operate some communications The NSA could technically listen in to the microphone of an iPhone even if it switched off, experts have revealed. The claim was first made by Edward Snowden during an interview with Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News. Today, experts confirmed the technique was technically possibly - and revealed a way to...
  • iPhones frozen by hackers demanding ransom

    05/27/2014 2:16:26 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 27 May 2014 | Matthew Sparkes
    Owners of iPhones and iPads have been targeted by a hacker who is freezing iOS devices and demanding a ransom of up to Ł55 to unlock them. ... "I went to check my phone and there was a message on the screen (it's still there) saying that my device(s) had been hacked by 'Oleg Pliss' and he/she/they demanded $100 USD/EUR (sent by paypal to lock404(at)hotmail.com) to return them to me. ... "Such scams have been around for years. By using the credentials to access an Apple iCloud account, the attackers can enable the 'Find My iPhone' service - this is...
  • When Hitting ‘Find My iPhone’ Takes You to a Thief’s Doorstep

    05/05/2014 4:26:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 74 replies
    NY Times ^ | 5-3-14 | Ian Lovett
    WEST COVINA, Calif. — After a boozy Saturday night, Sarah Maguire awoke the next morning to find that her iPhone was gone. Her roommate’s phone was gone, too. Were they at the bar, she wondered, or in the cab? Using the Find My iPhone app on her computer, she found that someone had taken the phones to a home in this Los Angeles exurb, 30 miles east of her West Hollywood apartment. So Ms. Maguire, a slight, 26-year-old yoga instructor, did what a growing number of phone theft victims have done: She went to confront the thieves — and, to...
  • Cyclist Arrested For Videotaping Cop During Red Light Stop

    05/03/2014 7:10:46 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 56 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | May 2, 2014 | Ben Yakas
    Photographing and videotaping anything in public view—including federal buildings and the police—is legal in NYC as long as the documentation does not impede any law enforcement activity. Nevertheless, plenty of people—including journalists—continue to be arrested and harassed by camera-shy NYPD officers. - snip - While in the back of the car, Paybarah (the arrestee) says he asked the officers why he was arrested for taking video. One officer responded memorably: I was told by another officer while in the car that recording a police officer was illegal because people are using iPhones as guns and shooting cops through the camera...