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Topic: iPhone

Edward Snowden hails Apple as 'pioneering' for iOS 8 security measures

06/05/2015, 10:06 am

Whistleblower and former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden lauded Apple for enabling measures like default full-disk encryption in iOS 8, in a rare editorial published on Friday.

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Samsung says '6>6' in new Galaxy S6 Edge ad

06/04/2015, 07:06 pm

In its never ending quest to one-up Apple, Samsung on Thursday revealed a new ad campaign counting the ways the partially curved Galaxy S6 Edge display outperforms iPhone 6. The spots come with the cheeky tagline, "When you do the math it's clear, six is greater than six."

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Yahoo to discontinue support for Mail, Contacts on older Apple devices

06/04/2015, 04:06 pm

Support for Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Contacts will be discontinued for some older Apple devices as of June 15, Yahoo said in a Thursday blog post.

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Periscope adds map-based feed browsing, Sunrise Calendar hits Apple Watch

06/04/2015, 11:06 am

Twitter on Thursday added several features to Periscope, most significantly a map browser, while Microsoft added an Apple Watch app to Sunrise Calendar.

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Apple, Samsung tied for highest smartphone customer satisfaction, iPhone falls behind Galaxy Note

06/04/2015, 08:06 am

When it comes to smartphones, Apple and Samsung are in a neck-and-neck race for the overall customer satisfaction crown, though the South Korean giant has leapt ahead of Apple and the iPhone with its jumbo-sized Galaxy Note series.

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D-EYE eye-scanning iPhone accessory lets medical professionals screen for, diagnose disorders

06/03/2015, 07:06 pm

D-EYE, an Italian company working to deploy affordable medical systems for mass health screenings, on Wednesday announced its eponymous iPhone-based retinal imaging accessory is now shipping.

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Google announces Street View iOS app, plans to merge Views into Maps

06/03/2015, 03:06 pm

Google on Wednesday announced plans to launch a new app, Street View, which will let anyone submit a photo sphere to Maps, including ones captured via compatible 360-degree cameras.

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AT&T exec sees end of phone subsidies on horizon

06/02/2015, 07:06 pm

President and CEO of AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions Ralph de la Vega said Tuesday that phone subsidies will soon vanish as customers move away from two-year commitments in favor of new financing plans.

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Sprint adds Monthly Rolling Data to prepaid plans, exclusive to Best Buy

06/02/2015, 04:06 pm

Sprint on Tuesday joined the roster of U.S. carriers offering rollover data for prepaid cellular plans, but with some key restrictions, according to an official announcement.

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Rumor: Samsung to take on Apple's iPhone 6 Plus with 5.5-inch 'Galaxy S6 Plus'

06/02/2015, 03:06 pm

Samsung is rumored to be just weeks away from introducing a larger version of its flagship Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone, featuring a 5.5-inch display that would match Apple's iPhone 6 Plus, and may even use the same "Plus" moniker.

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6Wunderkinder promises new features, multi-platform support after Microsoft takeover

06/02/2015, 03:06 pm

In the wake of its buyout by Microsoft, Wunderlist developer 6Wunderkinder on Tuesday promised to continue adding new features, maintain multi-platform support, and keep its workforce in Germany.

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Apple Pay picks up 12 new banks, surpasses 300 institutions in total

06/02/2015, 11:06 am

Apple on Tuesday added another 12 U.S. banks to its official list of issuers with cards supporting Apple Pay, putting the total over 300 for the first time.

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Apple adds user videos to 'Shot on iPhone 6' ad campaign

06/01/2015, 08:06 pm

As part of its ongoing iPhone 6 ad campaign, Apple on Monday moved beyond still photographs and added to its online "Shot on iPhone 6" gallery a handful of short films shot by users.

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App Store's Games section revamps to concentrate on curated lists

06/01/2015, 03:06 pm

The Games section of the iOS App Store has undergone a significant overhaul since mid-May, and now concentrates curated lists instead of auto-generated sections like "New" and "What's Hot," checks showed on Monday.

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Typo settles lawsuit with BlackBerry, to halt all sales of iPhone keyboards

06/01/2015, 11:06 am

Typo Products on Monday settled a 2014 lawsuit brought against it by smartphone maker BlackBerry, and as part of terms of the agreement, will have to permanently halt sales of its physical iPhone keyboard accessories.

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Uber to allow background location tracking in privacy policy update

05/29/2015, 05:05 pm

Starting July 15, ridesharing service Uber will update its privacy policies to allow tracking of a user's location in the background, the company revealed in a blog post.

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Path sells off core social apps, kills off Talk Places messaging feature

05/29/2015, 04:05 pm

Social network Path on Friday announced the sale of its two flagship mobile apps, Path and Path Talk, to South Korean messaging company Daum Kakao -- in the process shutting down a major Talk feature called Places.

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iPhone sales surge in Q1 on strong China, emerging market performance

05/28/2015, 08:05 pm

Echoing findings from IDC earlier this month, market research firm Gartner this week estimated global iPhone sales hit 60.2 million units for the first quarter of 2015, in large part thanks to a surge in China.

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Google opens Inbox access, brings Cardboard to iOS, updates Places API and Maps

05/28/2015, 05:05 pm

On the first day of its I/O developer conference Google made a series of iOS-related announcements, including making Inbox available to everyone, bringing its Cardboard virtual reality technology to the platform, and announcing updates to the iOS versions of Maps and the Places API.

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Todoist comes to Apple Watch, Moleskine launches Timepage calendar app for Watch & iPhone

05/28/2015, 01:05 pm

Todoist for iOS on Thursday updated with support for the Apple Watch, while notebook maker Moleskine launched a calendar app for both the iPhone and Watch, Timepage.

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