Articles Tagged with Apple

New ‘Kill Switch’ To Become Standard In Cell Phones

Kill switch in cell phone to be the new anti-theft measure.

Cell phone theft is on the rise in many countries. In the U.S., pressures from law makers and consumers have pushed companies to acknowledge the need for countermeasures. After July 2015, all new wireless devices associated with the companies that are part of the agreement will have access to a ‘kill switch.’ Although many believe… Read more »

Apple Promises To Racially Diversify Emojis

Apple Bringing Racial Diversity To Emojis

Race has always been a ‘hot button’ and emotionally charged topic in America and it seems to have re-entered the forefront of national conversation with a vengeance in recent years, even invading discussions concerning the casting of comic book movies with mealymouthed frothing by those not keen with ethnic variations on iconic characters. Now Apple… Read more »

First Ever Apple Reseller FirstTech Shuts Down After 37 Years Of Service

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FirstTech, the first ever retailer that sold Apple computers has decided to shut down, after selling and servicing Apple products for over 37 years, according to Time. The company, which has been selling and servicing Apple products for close to four decades now cites rapid changes in the market and high competition for being the… Read more »

iOS 7.1 Will Kill Your iPhone Battery — Unless You Do This

Tips to preserve iOS 7.1 battery life.

iOS 7.1 — in many ways — is a welcome update to the iPhone and iPad operating systems. However, if you hope that the update will improve battery life, you might want to lower your expectations. Many who have installed the iOS 7.1 update have found that not only is the battery life not improved… Read more »

Apple Releases iOS 7.1 With CarPlay, Improved Siri And Touch ID

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Apple has announced the release of iOS 7.1, the newest version of its mobile software for iPhones and iPads. The release comes little less than six months after the radically redesigned iOS 7 arrived back in September 2013. Like iOS 7, its latest iteration is compatible with the iPhone 4 and subsequent models, the iPad… Read more »

iPhone 6 Release: Concept Video Suggests iPhone Air May Join iPad

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The iPhone 6 release rumors are ramping up and that means concept and design videos floating across the internet. An iPhone 6 concept video from Sam Beckett ofThe Verge suggests a potential direction for Apple, an iPhone Air. Beckett created some internet buzz with the video as his suggested iPhone Air brought together many of… Read more »

iPhone 5S Creepily Works When Dead

Some parts of the iPhone 5s still work after the battery dies.

The iPhone 5S is supposed to be one of the most advanced smartphones ever, but if what CBS News is reporting is true, then it is not only advanced — it’s creepily advanced. A Reddit user named Arman Amin recently posted on the site that he had an interesting experience after his iPhone 5s died… Read more »

Android Tablet Outsells The iPad

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Consumers probably were expecting it, but the Android tablet finally outsells the iPad. According to a report by MSN News, over 120 million Android products were sold last year. However, iPad product’s numbers were more than half of Android products at 70 million. The research was originally performed by Gartner, and according to their calculations,… Read more »

Cortana: Microsoft’s Answer To Apple’s Siri

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Whenever I think of Cortana, a sexily-designed, holographic assistant for Master Chief comes to mind. Though it may lack the feminine design of the character from the Halo Series, the general public will have their own Cortana of their own. Microsoft has provided retaliation against Apple‘s Siri and Google Now in their voice interface assistant… Read more »

iPad Air Unseats Rivals, Wins Tablet Award Without Even Showing Up

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Apple’s had a rough go of it as of late. The global technology juggernaut, while constantly producing cutting edge products like the iPad Air, absorbs a battery of criticism, some just and some unfair, from their lack of gaming support on their computers, to their general exclusivity when it comes to software and hardware development…. Read more »

Apple Devices Vulnerable To Hacks, Require Major Update

Apple Devices Vulnerable To Hacks, Require Major Update

A finding by a group of security researchers on Friday revealed that almost all Apple devices are vulnerable to a variety of hacks. Even though Apple has already issued an update for iOS in response to the security concerns, it is still working on an update for Mac computers, which are still vulnerable. While the… Read more »

Flappy Bird Knockoffs Rejected By Google And Apple

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The Flappy Bird craze seems to be far from over. Just looking at the Google Play Store there are at least six Flappy Bird knockoffs listed in the top 30 new free games. As the popularity of Flappy Bird and it’s knockoffs seem to keep rising, both Google and Apple reportedly will start cracking down… Read more »

iPad Mini With Retina Display Being Outsold By iPad Air

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The iPad Mini with retina display was launched alongside of the iPad air in November 2013. Market analysts were waiting to see which one performed well out of the gate. With the final quarter of 2013 reports coming in, it looks like the iPad Air is a heavy favorite to outsell the iPad Mini with… Read more »

iPad Mini: Retina Display And Apple A7 Processor On New Model

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The iPad Mini was considered to be a high quality, lightweight and pretty cost-effective tablet when it was first released by Apple Inc. But the upgraded version, the iPad Mini 2, is packed full of new features, all aimed at making the user experience that much crisper. As well us upgrading the iPad Mini to… Read more »

Boxing Day Sales Will Be HUGE! 26th December will be Deal Day

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Expect a line at the checkout on December 26th as America goes shopping! Retailers are getting ready for a huge day on December 26th, they say that because it falls on a Monday, so there is no reason for anyone to stay at home with the family, like they did on Sunday December 26th last… Read more »

iOS 7.1: Is It Making Your Apps Crash?

iPhone 5S Rumors: Fingerprint Sensor Revealed

Apple’s new iOS 7.1 may be the cause of your apps crashing or freezing. After much feedback from some less than happy users it seems that pre-existing apps which ran smoothly before, are now crashing on the new iOS 7.1. Users are reporting that it isn’t only the third-party apps which crash but also standard… Read more »

Curved iPhone: Bigger Screens Are More Fun

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Apple have plans to release two new curved iPhones, which will include bigger screens featuring curved glass, and sophisticated sensors that are highly sensitive to pressure. The two models slated for release in the last half of 2014 will feature larger curved glass screens. Furthermore, they will introduce sensors which can tell the difference between… Read more »

Apple iPad Air Launches To Small Crowds

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Whenever a new Apple product is released, the crowds are normally huge with hundreds of people trying to pickup the latest device from the world’s largest consumer electronics company. Well, things were different this time around, as Apple launched its new iPad Air to lackluster crowds. Only a month ago, the iPhone 5S and 5C… Read more »

Patent Wars: Apple, Microsoft Go After Android Phone Manufacturers

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The patent wars have been going on for the past couple of years and have steadily gotten worse. At this point, almost every major technology company has had to deal with a patent lawsuit. Today, the wars started up again, as a group named the Rockstar Consortium filed a lawsuit against numerous Android phone manufacturers,… Read more »

iPad Air Teardown Shows Tight Construction, Hard To Fix Tablet

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A recent teardown of the Apple iPad Air has revealed a device that is incredibly hard to repair if you are a do-it-yourself handyman. Not only is the next-generation iOS 7 tablet hard to repair, getting the thing open is even difficult. The results of the tear down shouldn’t come as a surprise, after all,… Read more »