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Raspberry Pi Hack Turns Siri Into Garage Door Opener

Siri Garage Door Opener

If you are the proud owner of an Apple iOS device with Siri voice-activated technology and a Raspberry Pi computer, you can now combine your two pieces of modern technology to create a garage door opener. The hack was created by “DarkTherapy” by using “SiriProxy running on the Raspberry Pi, along with wiringPi to access… Read more »

Samsung Files Patent Lawsuit Against Apple’s Notification Center

Samsung Vs Apple

Samsung Electronics has filed a patent lawsuit against chief competitor Apple, Inc. In the lawsuit, the company claims that Apple’s Notification center violates its patent holdings. The Apple notification center debuted nearly two years ago and is similar in scope to the Android State Bar for which Google, Inc. holds a US patent. Apple’s offering… Read more »

Hacker Steals 3 Million Verizon Customer Files, Posts Data Online

Verizon Wireless Customer database hacked

A hacker with the Twitter handle @TibitXimer has claimed to have hacked Verizon’s customer database, stealing personal information for more than three million customers. The hacker posted what appeared to be info file for 300,000 of those customers to a code-sharing website as proof of his accomplishment. According to the hacker, he gained root access… Read more »

Google Maps For iOS Attracted 10 Million Downloads In 48 Hours

Google Maps on iOS 6

Google Maps for iOS was downloaded 10 million times during the first 48 hours of release. Google was kicked off the Apple iOS platform with one year left on the company’s contract. Apple quickly replaced Google’s mobile mapping platform with a solution of its own. The Apple Maps solution was quickly panned by critics and… Read more »

iPhone 5 Launches In China To Cold Reception

iphone-5-launches-in-china-to-cold-reception

Just as Apple CEO Tim Cook said it would, the iPhone 5 officially launched in mainland China and Taiwan on Friday as well as in over 30 other countries. China is a big market for Apple, and, in the past, we’ve seen pretty strong turnouts at launch events for previous products. When the iPhone 4S… Read more »

BlackBerry Messenger 7 Delivers Wi-Fi Calls

Blackberry 10 and BBM 7

Research in Motion has updated BlackBerry Messenger 7 to include free Wi-Fi calling from one BBM users to another. Known as BBM Voice, the platform does not require a mobile network connection, which could benefit customers in “mobile black holes” where a smartphone can not be connected to voice data services. The BBM 7 platform… Read more »

LG Sells 10 Million Optimus L-Series Phones

LG Smartphone Sales

LG on Sunday announced that it has exceed 10 million sales units for its LG Optimus-L series smartphones. The company credits its ability to create unique smartphones that do not conform to the standard “me too” styling found via Samsung, Apple, and HTC smartphone devices. The company’s device sales arrive from some of its more… Read more »

Virgin Mobile Ad Appears To Condone Rape, Gets Pulled After Airing

Virgin Mobile Rape

Virgin Mobile US has pulled a new video advertisement after it appeared to be condoning the act of rape. The cellular company was quick to pull the ad but not before Twitter user EverydaySexism was able to grab a screencast of the ad, which read “Necklace? or Chloroform?” Immediately following the ad’s debut, Virgin founder… Read more »

iPhone 5 Arriving In 50 New Countries This Month

Apple iPhone 5

The Apple iPhone 5 will launch in 50 more countries this month. The massive launch schedule will help Apple extend what has already become record setting worldwide sales volumes. The company will start its iPhone 5 expansion with the December 7 release of the smartphone in South Korea. The next launch will occur on December… Read more »

AT&T Wireless Named ‘Worst Carrier’ Yet Again

ATT Bad Customer Service

AT&T Wireless is the worst wireless carrier in American for the second year in a row according to the most recent Consumer Reports survey. On the other end of the spectrum Verizon Wireless has taken the top spot among large-scale providers. To conduct its survey Consumer Reports spoke with 63,000 subscribers. The conversation focused on… Read more »

iPhone 5 Helps Apple Topple Android In US Smartphone Market

iPhone 5 Helps US Smartphone Market

The iPhone 5 has helped Apple grapple past Android in the US smartphone market after a few months of the Google OS phones outselling iOS. Smartphone sales data gathered by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech suggests that 48.1 percent of all smartphones sold in the US in the past 12 weeks were iPhones, reports CNN Money. Apple… Read more »

Apple Source Code Requested For Fifth Time By Motorola

Apple Source Code Request

Apple has continually failed to meet its promise and supply Mac OS X and iOS source code to Google-owned Motorola Mobility, and now the company is being asked for its code once again in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Motorola asked for the code so it can perform infringement analysis… Read more »