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. …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.…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.…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 update.…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 unveiled the iPhone.…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:
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“A source told Chinese mobile phone information site Laoyaoba.com that he has seen the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6 at Apple’s suppliers.
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 of the top jailbreak authors.…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 and suppliers:
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The shipments for components, including touchscreens and cameras, will start rising significantly in March, and iPhone manufacturers will begin production in late April.
Facebook initially tested out free VoIP calls through its Messenger for iPhone app for Canadian users earlier this month, but it looks like they’re ready to start rolling out across the US as well. A call button has appeared in the app, and users can begin making free calls to other Facebook users today, without needing an update from the App Store.…Read More »
Another day, another rumor about what we may or may not be seeing in Apple’s next handset. It seems like all the talk this time around is being dominated not by the usual high end phone that we’re so accustomed to, but the possibility of a cheaper phone that would accompany it.…Read More »
While Apple’s latest earnings call isn’t due until sometime later this month, rumors are already starting to circulate — and they’re not the good kind, at least for Apple.
The Wall Street Journal claims that the company has cut orders for iPhone 5 components due to “weaker-than-expected” demand for the device.…Read More »
Just a little over a year after Steve Jobs passed away, Russians pay tribute to the former Apple CEO with a giant iPhone. The tribute is located in St. Petersburg, and was designed by Gleb Tarasov was chosen among 200 other entrants in a contest to decide who would design the tribute.…Read More »
Anyone that has taken an elementary-level Sociology or Psychology knows, among other things, there are two basic types of perceptions of people; perceptions people have of themselves and perceptions people have of others. Generally, unless you are suffering from depression or something similar, people have a more positive perception of themselves than other people.…Read More »
Apple planning to launch a larger, low-cost iPhone later this year… for as low as $99 (no contract)?
Rumors of Apple launching a low-cost version of the iPhone have been around for quite some time now, but they’ve always focused on the device being smaller than its original counterpart — an iPhone nano, if you will. Digitimes, however, is reporting that we might see the exact opposite of that: a low-cost version of the iPhone but with a larger screen.…Read More »
If you’ve never used Apple’s Find My iPhone app, then good for you — I’m glad you’ve never needed to. But for those of us who’ve used it to locate a misplaced or even stolen phone, it’s a godsend. A musician named Nadav Nirenberg, however, shows us how to really get your phone back.…Read More »
Let’s say iPhone was a person. A real, actual person. Then let’s say iPhone got drunk and went partying with Android and Galaxy S III, assuming both Android and Galaxy S III both are real people, too. What would happen? Would the iPhone go crazy and profess its true love for Android?…Read More »
Looks like the iPod Touch won’t be the only iOS device to come in different colors, with the iPhone rumored to join it when it gets upgraded this year. Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White has issued a report saying that Apple will not only include the option of color in the next iPhone, but possibly even screen size as well.…Read More »
We all know that the folks at Apple are hard at work on the next iPhone and iOS, and signs of that have finally begun to trickle out of Cupertino.
Quite literally in fact, because app developers are beginning to see usage logs referencing an unreleased iPhone and version of IOS — with an IP address originating from within Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino.…Read More »
While there are many legitimate reasons for jailbreaking your iPhone, one of the more popular things to do with a jailbroken device was install pirated apps on it. And for pirated iOS apps, there was no better place to go than Hackulous, the community and website behind the Installous app.…Read More »
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Apple a new patent to add to its steadily growing portfolio, and this time it’s an interesting one. This particular patent is for the design of the original iPhone that was released back in 2007, and arguably changed the mobile phone industry forever.…Read More »
Brazilian company IGB Electronica SA has an announcement that might make your head spin: a new line of Android phones under the brand name “IPHONE.” Now how are they getting away with something like this?
The company apparently applied for exclusive rights to the IPHONE name in Brazil back in 2000, way before the first iPhone from Apple ever came out.…Read More »
There was no question that there was a huge demand for Google Maps to return to the iPhone, and Google has announced just how many iOS users were itching for a proper maps solution. Google’s recently released Google Maps for iPhone was downloaded over 10 million times in less than 48 hours after release, skyrocketing to the top of the App Store charts in numerous countries.…Read More »
Looking for an iPhone killer was more relevant last year than today simply because there are tons of viable iPhone alternatives now than in the past. However, iPhone is still a very popular phone and, for all intends and purposes, nothing has really “killed” it yet.…Read More »
Apple has announced that the iPhone 5′s weekend launch in China has resulted in two million units sold. This is despite initial reactions to the lines outside China’s Apple Stores being compared unfavorably to the iPhone 4S’s hysteric launch earlier this year.…Read More »
Time has released their annual list of the best of the best in games, apps, tweets, ads and gadgets. Love or hate Apple, it’s hard to deny that the iPhone 5, even with its little hiccups, is a really solid device.…Read More »
We all know the iPhone 5S is coming next year. In fact, some people may be skipping the iPhone 5 altogether to hold out for the surely more capable upgrade next year. But what we don’t know is what kind of enhancements Apple’s next flagship phone will be getting.…Read More »
Aside from the United States where iPhone pulled in just above Android by the end of October, more Android devices are sold worldwide than iPhones and iPads. Despite having more devices out there, however, iOS still dominates Android when it comes to web traffic.…Read More »
Android dominates globally — no one will question that. Even in the United States, before the release of the iPhone 5, Android smartphones sold more than iPhone. With the release of the iPhone 5, however, Apple has regained the crown.
According to research firm Kantar WorldPanel, iPhone lays claim to 48.1% of US smartphone sales from August 1, 2012 to October 31, 2012.…Read More »
Rumor has it United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has preliminarily ruled Apple’s ‘Steve Jobs’ patent as invalid upon reexamination. You might be wondering, what in the world is a Steve Jobs patent?
Its actual name is US Patent #7,479,949 which lays claim over technology related to “[t]ouch screen device, method, and graphical user interface for determining commands by applying heuristics.” In layman terms, this is one of the critical multitouch patents that cover actions like zoom, swipe, and moving around on documents or page.…Read More »
Facebook has official apps for iOS and Android. The Facebook app on Android is, frankly speaking, crap. How does Facebook planning on making its Android app not crap? By getting its employees to use Android.
In the world of companies and corporations, there is a concept called “dogfooding”.…Read More »
Gene Munster is the managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray. At this job, he spends his time analyzing tech companies, with Apple being one of his notable targets. When Munster has something to say about Apple, even if he provides no proof or details to backup his claims, people listen.…Read More »
Although Apple won a $1.05 billion verdict against Samsung earlier this year, the battle between the two is only just beginning. As the legal battle heats up between Samsung and Apple, so has the war of words outside the court room.…Read More »
Nokia previously claimed it does maps and navigation better than Apple (and Google). Now Nokia wants to proof it to you via its official Nokia HERE Maps for iOS.
Nokia has released its much-anticipated HERE Maps for iOS on the App Store today, as a free download.…Read More »
See the chart above? It is the result of data gathered by a Nielsen survey (USA survey). See the top five items? Four out of the five are Apple products Yes, you heard that right. Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and iPad Mini are four out of the five top products desired by American kids, with the iPad topping the list with a whopping 48%.…Read More »
Previously we reported Samsung has raised the prices on Apple, maybe because of legal issues the two companies are having or maybe other reasons. According to iDB, an article in the Korean newspaper The Hankyoreh contains comments by an unnamed Samsung official denying the reports.…Read More »