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Topic: iPhone

Cellebrite executive insists iPhone unlocking has a 'public safety imperative'

03/04/2018, 11:03 am

Cellebrite offers its services to law enforcement for the welfare of the public, an executive of the security firm known for breaking the security of iOS and other devices claims in an interview, while also stressing the firm's tools are not a major risk to the privacy of iPhone users in general.


Apple's Cook uses photos from India's Holi festival to promote iPhone X

03/02/2018, 02:03 pm

To promote the rear camera on the iPhone X, Apple CEO Tim Cook took to Twitter on Friday to share three photos from the Indian festival of Holi.


Microsoft Soundscape app helps visually impaired iPhone users navigate with 3D audio cues

03/02/2018, 01:03 pm

Microsoft has released a free iPhone app, Soundscape, which aims to help blind people and users with limited vision more of a bearing of their surroundings while outside, by providing 3D audio clues to where locations are in relation to the user's position.


Snap at work on second- and third-generation Spectacles with upgraded tech

03/02/2018, 10:03 am

Looking to move past the commercial failure of the first iteration, Snap is reportedly working on not one but two new versions of its camera-equipped Spectacles.


Apple explains iPhone battery throttling to Canadian parliament, says not planned obsolescence

03/01/2018, 07:03 pm

Apple appeared in front of the House of Commons of Canada on Thursday to explain its handling of iPhone battery issues through a software update that in some cases throttles CPU performance, maintaining the feature is designed to benefit customers, not push them to upgrade to new hardware.


Analyst estimates average lifespan for all Apple devices at over four years

03/01/2018, 03:03 pm

The average lifespan of an Apple device is probably just over four years, according to analysis into figures released during the fourth quarter investor conference call, suggesting that iPhones and iPads remain in active use for twice as long as the typical consumer iPhone upgrade cycle.


New rumor again claims Samsung cutting OLED shipments because of unexpected drop in iPhone X orders

03/01/2018, 12:03 pm

Samsung is once again said to ship only half the number of OLED panels to Apple because of iPhone X order cuts as a result of poor demand, a questionable report again claimed on Thursday.


Samsung's attempt to catch up with iPhone X's Face ID security may be hampered by poor facial recognition

03/01/2018, 12:03 pm

The Intelligent Scan security feature of the Samsung Galaxy S9 may not be as secure as it seems, as a report suggests the facial recognition technology it uses is a weaker component of the biometric-based system compared to Apple's Face ID used in the competing iPhone X.


Apple's iPhone holds on to top spot in Taiwan in January even as sales shrink

03/01/2018, 10:03 am

Apple held on to its leading position in Taiwan's smartphone market in January, even as the company saw both its sales volume and value shrink month-to-month.


AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon reveal plan for new phone-number based app authentication

03/01/2018, 08:03 am

On Thursday the four major national U.S. carriers -- AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon -- revealed plans for a new authentication platform that could add an extra layer of security for people using apps on Apple's iPhone and other mobile devices.


Digital pets from the '90s set to make a comeback in 'My Tamagotchi Forever" on March 15

02/28/2018, 06:02 pm

The Tamagotchi "digital pets," first prominent more than 20 years ago, will make a comeback on the iPhone with "My Tamagotchi Forever."


Consumer Reports pegs Apple's iPhone X & 8 Plus as having best smartphone cameras

02/28/2018, 03:02 pm

In a piece published this week, Consumer Reports rated the dual-lens iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus as having the best smartphone cameras, with the single-lens iPhone 8 sitting just behind them.


Twitter adds new sharing options including DMs & bookmarks

02/28/2018, 02:02 pm

Twitter on Wednesday began rolling out a new "share" icon in its iPhone and iPad apps, expanding the ways people can pass tweets around.


User satisfaction, refurbished device prevalence may hurt future iPhone sales

02/28/2018, 01:02 pm

Many users of high-end smartphones are keeping older models and opting for refurbished phones over expensive new ones, which has the potential to draw down Apple and Samsung's hardware sales volumes in the future, if trends continue.


MoviePass creator credits service's birth to Apple iPhone & mobile apps

02/28/2018, 12:02 pm

In a promotional interview published on the iOS App Store, the one of the creators of MoviePass -- a subscription service that lets people see a 2D movie every day -- suggested that the Apple iPhone and mobile apps in general were instrumental in getting it off the ground.


Bonus Notches: Android smartphone vendors copy the striking design from Apple's iPhone X, with mixed results

02/28/2018, 10:02 am

This year's Mobile World Congress has served as a reminder of how much influence Apple has over the smartphone market, with some companies choosing to design their devices with the iPhone X's novel but controversial 'notch' firmly in mind.


Apple adds video iPhone tutorials on telephoto shooting & framing

02/27/2018, 04:02 pm

Apple on Tuesday added two brief video tutorials covering photography on the iPhone, teaching some of the very basics of shooting.


T-Mobile aims to one-up other US carriers with 5G in 30 cities by end of 2018

02/27/2018, 02:02 pm

T-Mobile will start deploying its 5G network this year, setting up shop in 30 cities -- among them one of the biggest battlegrounds, New York City.


Apple's wait times for iPhone battery replacements actually increasing, says analyst

02/27/2018, 01:02 pm

Even though Apple's iPhone battery replacement discounts are no longer in the news, and the company has theoretically had time to ramp up supply, wait times for replacements have actually worsened in the past few weeks, according to Barclays research.


Sprint reveals its first six 5G cities, coming in 2019

02/27/2018, 12:02 pm

The first U.S. cities supporting Sprint's upcoming 5G network will be Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., the carrier announced on Tuesday.