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  • Tell me about blue tooth hearing aids and smart phones?

    04/25/2014 2:53:28 PM PDT · by ThomasThomas · 13 replies
    Me | Thomas Thomas
    I need to buy I hearing aid. I thought it would be nice if you could link them to your smart phone. I found one made by GN ReSound They are about $3,000 each. So I looked at the availible apps for Iphones and Andriods. There were too many to sort out the best so I came here. I have a iPhone 4 but my contract needs in aug and I can get any type of new phone. I haven't bought the hearing aids yet because I want to pair the phone, hearing aid and the apps. Costco has...
  • Technology is not Wisdom

    03/20/2014 5:06:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | March 20, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Americans now have more computer power in their smart phones than did the Pentagon in all its computer banks just 30 years ago. We board a sophisticated jet and assume that the flight is no more dangerous than crossing the street. The downside of this complete reliance on computer gadgetry is a fundamental ignorance of what technology is. Smart machines are simply the pumps that deliver the water of knowledge -- not knowledge itself. What does it matter that millions of American students can communicate across thousands of miles instantly with their iPads and iPhones if a poorly educated generation...
  • Report: NSA can access most smartphone data

    09/08/2013 6:09:55 AM PDT · by John W · 48 replies
    AP via ^ | September 8, 2013 | Frank Jordans
    BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. National Security Agency is able to crack protective measures on iPhones, BlackBerry and Android devices, giving it access to users' data on all major smartphones, according to a report Sunday in German news weekly Der Spiegel. The magazine cited internal documents from the NSA and its British counterpart GCHQ in which the agencies describe setting up dedicated teams for each type of phone as part of their effort to gather intelligence on potential threats such as terrorists. The data obtained this way includes contacts, call lists, SMS traffic, notes and location information, Der Spiegel reported....
  • Obama Administration Vetoes Ban on Sale of Some Apple Devices

    08/03/2013 12:06:20 PM PDT · by Monty22002 · 61 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/3/2013 | BRENT KENDALL
    The Obama administration on Saturday vetoed a U.S. trade body's ban on the sale of some Apple AAPL +1.28%iPhones and iPads, a rare move that upends a legal victory for smartphone rival Samsung Electronics Co. 005930.SE +0.47% U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman made the decision to veto the ban on the Apple devices, citing concerns about patent holders gaining "undue leverage." He said Samsung could continue to pursue its patent rights through the courts.
  • AT&T to Load iPhones With Emergency Alerts From Obama – That You Can’t Switch Off

    06/16/2013 7:10:15 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 115 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 16, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Just in case you want more Obama in your life… AT&T is loading iPhones with emergency alerts from Barack Obama… That you can’t switch off. AT&T has begun rolling out Wireless Emergency Alerts updates for iPhone 4S and 5, so you won’t be the last folks to know if the entire northern hemisphere is about to be covered in ice à la Day After Tomorrow. You’ll receive a notification from the carrier when your update is ready, but only if you’re using iOS 6.1 or higher. Once installed, AMBER and Emergency alerts are automatically sent to your phone unless you...
  • Young Actress Assaulted, Mugged Over Phone In LA’s Fairfax District

    04/11/2013 8:03:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 53 replies ^ | April 9, 2013 11:44 PM
    LOS ANGELES ( — A young actress was allegedly assaulted and mugged for her cellphone last week in Los Angeles’ Fairfax District. JT Vancollie said she was walking home from babysitting Friday night when a teenage girl approached her at Sierra Bonita Avenue and 8th Street. “She said, ‘Hey, I’m trying to get my friend to help me get home. Could I use your cellphone?’” said Vancollie. The victim said the suspect started dialing repeatedly. “She starts to run away. I run after her like, ‘Are you kidding… I was trying to help you…like, what are you doing?’” Vancollie told...
  • Syria Bans iPhone To Suppress Protesters

    12/04/2011 7:48:26 AM PST · by DBCJR · 4 replies
    Web Pro News ^ | December 2, 2011 @ 11:43am | Drew Bowling
    Attention iPhone dependents: Could you imagine what it might look like if your government told you that you couldn’t use your beloved, probably integral-to-your-new-way-of-life iPhone? Well, in Syria, it looks like this: [go to article to see photo] That’s a photo of the mandate (which is currently making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook) being issued to activists in Syria by the country’s Customs Department of the Syrian Finance Ministry. I am not versed in Arabic, but reports say that the slip of paper being handed out reads, “The authorities warn anyone against using the iphone in Syria.” The Twitterscape...
  • BUSTED TWO: Carrier IQ monitor-ware on iPhones too?

    12/01/2011 10:19:42 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 9 replies
    The Register ^ | 1 December 2011 | Richard Chirgwin
    Blogger and iPhone hacker Chpwn believes that the controversial Carrier IQ software isn’t confined to Android devices. In this blog post, he says a look at the /usr/bin folder reveals Carrier IQ’s agent software, identified as IQAgent in iOS 3, and either awd_ice2 or awd_ice3 on iOS 4 or iOS 5 devices. At this point, Chpwn believes the daemon does not have access to the UI layer, which means it may not be able to capture the kind of data exposed in Android devices. While Chpwn states that he is not certain the software is launched except when the phone...
  • Apple to sell iPhones in Wall Wart (When the chips are down)

    12/27/2008 2:55:50 AM PST · by dennisw · 56 replies · 2,075+ views
    Mish Shedlock ^ | Dec 23 2008 | Mish and Wall St Journal
    Apple iPhones At Wal-Mart The Wall Street Journal is reporting Wal-Mart to Start Selling iPhones. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Friday it will begin selling Apple Inc.'s iPhone 3G on Sunday, but the cellphones will not be priced as low as some anticipated. Wal-Mart will offer the eight-gigabyte iPhone 3G for $197 and the 16 GB model for $297, or $2 less than the regular price. Prices are for phones with a new two-year service agreement with AT&T Inc. or with a qualified upgrade, the retailing giant said in a brief statement on its Web site. Reports that Wal-Mart would begin...

    06/13/2008 2:28:44 PM PDT · by samtheman · 5 replies · 114+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 13, 2008 | JOHN DOYLE
    A Brooklyn gang used a scam on to shake down New Yorkers with the lure of discounted iPhones, police said yesterday. The scheme - which netted thousands of dollars from as many as 12 victims from all five boroughs finally came undone Wednesday night, when cops set up a sting on a Flatlands street corner and arrested four suspects.
  • Millions of iPhones Go AWOL

    01/28/2008 10:07:19 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 53 replies · 144+ views
    Business Week ^ | 1.28.08 | by Olga Kharif and Peter Burrows
    It's been dubbed the Mystery of the Missing iPhones. On Jan. 22, Apple reported that it sold 3.7 million units of its smartphones worldwide through the end of 2007. But AT&T, the exclusive U.S. iPhone reseller and by far the largest buyer of the devices, reported that its subscribers activated fewer than 2 million units last year. The big question on the minds of Apple watchers is: Where have the other 1.7 million iPhones gone? The uncertainty has helped sink Apple's (AAPL) stock price to $130 a share, down 34% since the beginning of the year. That is far worse...