A new rumor is claiming that Apple’s next iPhone will ditch the traditional home button in favor of a “capacitive home button.” It would make sense since the home button is known to be the cause of many problems for iPhone owners, but the decision is reportedly being made to [...]Read More »
A new Galaxy phone is out, so you know what that means… that’s right! The return of Samsung’s iPhone-bashing commercials.
This latest ad takes place in a graduation pool party where all the adults have “outdated” iPhones and all the hip kids have brand new Galaxy S4′s. All the new [...]Read More »
It’s Apple fans versus Samsung fans at a wedding fight in Microsoft’s hilarious new Windows Phone ad [Video]
Everybody knows about the ongoing war between Apple fanboys and Samsung fanboys. It’s inevitable when the two manufacturers constantly rank as the top smartphone vendors in the industry. But doesn’t get a little tiring sometimes? What if you could just switch to a different kind of phone and watch while [...]Read More »
In a rather odd turn of events, Google’s much-acclaimed voice search/commands platform Google Now is available for iPad and iPhone users. Until now, Google Now was only available to Android devices running version 4.1 Jelly Bean and up.
If you’re not familiar with Google Now, it’s essentially a personalized web [...]Read More »
I’m a fan of great advertising. And Apple, much like Google, is one of the industry’s best. Their recent more upbeat ads for the iPhone and iPad highlighting all the different apps, however, weren’t exactly great. In fact, I think those ads might have been some of their worst, especially [...]Read More »
It looks like China isn’t the only one putting up convincing-looking fake Apple Stores — Afghanistan’s got one too. In fact, this is reportedly the only one in the country!
The unofficial Apple Store is located in Afghanistan’s largest mall, in the Share-e-Naw district of Kabul. While the Apple Stores [...]Read More »
What happens when you put together Apple and Volkswagen? Why, the iBeetle of course. The two companies have collaborated to build the iBeetle… but don’t be fooled, this is definitely not the fabled iCar that Steve Jobs wanted to build.
The “Apple” part of this car center around two things.[...]Read More »
Okay, this is a little weird. No, you know what, this is pretty bizarre. Durex, the condom company, has announced this thing they’re calling the “Fundawear.” And as you probably already know from reading the headline is vibrating underwear controlled by your iPhone. Yeah.
The Fundawear is designed to be [...]Read More »
The animators over at San Francisco-based Aatma Studio have made a concept for an iPhone 5S commercial — yep, an iPhone that may or may not exist in the near future. In it, the studio has imagined that one of the newest features Apple would add to its iPhone would [...]Read More »
A man in Shanghai, China has been caught after pickpocketing a lady of her iPhone. The crazy part is, as you can probably see above, is that he did so using chopsticks — while she was riding a bicycle. The man’s got skills!
But unfortunately for our chopstick-wielding thief here [...]Read More »
I often troll the Internet to find interesting news tidbits to post about on dotTech (or to make Enrique post about them, poor lad having to do my bidding). I was doing the same today when I came across an article on BGR (or should I say, iBGR as some [...]Read More »
In their ’25 Years of Vulnerabilities’ study, SourceFire — a firm that focuses on providing network security solutions to companies — has revealed iPhone has 81% of all smartphone operating system vulnerabilities, followed by Android (9%), Windows Mobile/Phone (5%), and BlackBerry (4%). SourceFire based its conclusions upon data gathered by [...]Read More »
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In one of the more bizarre interviews lately, an interviewer gets his phone tossed out by none other than Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. Why? Well, it was an iPhone of course. And I’m sure the Nokia head was thinking at the time that hating on Apple would be the “cool” [...]Read More »
Last month, reports surfaced about a bug in iOS 6.1 that would allow anyone to bypass your passcode lock and gain access to your phone. After more than a month’s time, Apple has released iOS 6.1.3 to address the issue. The problem is, while they did fix the security bug, [...]Read More »
Are iPhone or Android owners more generous?Read More »
There are many people that were disappointed with how the Galaxy S 4 turned out — some were even pleased about them “not innovating” with the design. But whatever your opinion is of the device, there’s one thing that no one can deny Samsung has done here: They’ve built a [...]Read More »
iPhone has outsold Samsung Galaxy phones to date but Galaxy S4 will change that trend, according to analyst
There is no doubt Samsung’s Galaxy line of Android smartphones — Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II — are extremely popular. In fact, they are the most popular Android smartphones in the history of Android. However, as popular as Galaxy devices are, iPhone [...]Read More »
THX, the sound design company that was originally founded as a division for George Lucas’ Lucasfilm, has filed suit against Apple for allegedly infringing on one of their patents, specifically for ”Narrow profile speaker configurations and systems.”
U.S. Patent No. 7,433,483 is described as a method to enhance sound quality [...]Read More »
Prior to its release, many people predicted Galaxy S4 would outshine iPhone 5, the latest iteration of Apple’s mighty device. Galaxy S4 has been announced and that excitement has dampened down. However, Apple is clearly still feeling the heat because two days after the unveiling of Samsung Galaxy S4, Apple [...]Read More »
This message was “sent from my iPhone”.Read More »
Apple’s senior vice president of world-wide marketing, Phil Schiller, made some pretty forward comments in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that won’t sit well with Android fans:
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Mr. Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of world-wide marketing, also said that Android users are often running old operating systems and
Google Now is currently available on Android handsets. But the last time we heard about it, there were signs pointing to a desktop version. Now, it seems that clear that Google intends to bring the feature to more even more devices as a leaked video online is clearly a promo [...]Read More »
That’s gotta be iOS, right? If that image was all you had to go with, I wouldn’t blame you if you thought the copycats in China have managed to make a phone that looks just like the iPhone and runs a real version of iOS. But look a little closer [...]Read More »
iPhone prototype (before iPhone 2G) ran OS X, had 7-inch display and USB ports, and was two inches thick
We have already seen an iPad prototype from 2002. Now it is iPhone’s turn.
The above image is an iPhone prototype from early 2005 leaked to ArsTechnica by “a former Apple employee who worked on various Apple hardware projects in the early 2000s and was thus exposed to some of [...]Read More »
Regular readers may recall that last month, I reviewed a iOS app called HiFutureSelf. The idea was that you could set up reminders to build new habits, or send notes of encouragement to your “future self” for when you know you’re gonna have a rough week at the office.
This [...]Read More »
[iOS] HISTORY Here is an interactive guide to thousands of historic locations across the United States
Have you guys read Warren Ellis’ latest novel “Gun Machine”? It’s a wonderful little crime novel that takes place in Manhattan. One of the underlying concepts of the story is the idea that modern Manhattan has completely covered up all traces of its past, from the Lenape tribe of Native [...]Read More »
The other day I entered into a petty dispute with a classmate of mine regarding whether there are 1000 or 1024 megabytes in a gigabyte. To bring the silly discussion to an end, I whipped out my phone and brought up Amount. Bringing the argument to a halt, I announced [...]Read More »
If these rumors saying this exact same thing don’t stop, I’m just gonna start calling it a fact that Apple will indeed release a cheaper iPhone with a larger screen — I don’t know how many reports have surfaced over the past year claiming this.
But now, Japanese blog Macotakara[...]Read More »
Search warrant reveals just how much the government (or anyone else) can find out about you from your cellphone
Drug dealers, watch out! The government can find a whole lot about you if they seize your phone. As for everyone else, you probably wanna know just how much data your phone is carrying about you regardless of if you have committed a crime or not. And thanks to a [...]Read More »
A security flaw on iOS has surfaced that allows anyone to bypass an iPhone user’s passcode and gain access to all their contacts and photos. The bug is claimed to be present in previous versions of iOS as well, but is now getting attention once again after Apple’s most recent [...]Read More »
The Brazil Institute of Industrial Property has made it official: Apple does not hold exclusive rights to the “iPhone” name in Brazil. The decision favors Android phone manufacturer Gradiente Electronica, as they can now freely use the name which they first registered for back in 2000 — way before Apple [...]Read More »
A report from China is claiming that an iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 have been spotted at one of Apple’s supplier factories. While the iPhone 5S was reportedly familiar-looking as expected, the iPhone 6 had a nearly 5-inch display. Investor site BrightWire has translated the report from Chinese site Laoyaoba.com:[...]Read More »
Jailbreak users have gone a long while without a proper untethered solution for their iPhone 5 and iOS 6 devices, but a new jailbreak developer team called the “Evad3rs” have released the long-awaited jailbreak for those devices. The team isn’t new to the scene by any stretch, and includes many [...]Read More »
The China Times is reporting that Apple is planning to release not just the iPhone 5S this June, but a larger phone along with it. Oh, and it’s being called the ‘iPhone Math.’ The report also contains very detailed information on what Apple plans to do in terms of production [...]Read More »