Posts tagged with: iPhone

Announced in January 2007, iPhone was the first Apple phone ever. It was also the first smartphone to feature a 3.5-inch QVGA (320 x 240) multitouch screen. It is powered by Apple's iPhone OS and features a 400MHz Samsung ARM processor, 128MB of RAM, and 4/8/16GB of internal memory. the Apple iPhone has a two-megapixel camera. Other features of iPhone include Wi-fi, Bluetooth 2.0, accelerometer and more. Read our coverage for the latest Apple iPhone news, reviews, and videos:

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    Slowly but surely, the cars we drive are learning to play nicely with the phones we carry. Maybe it started with Bluetooth support several back, and now we're finally seeing some much more fleshed-out vehicle integration, and a huge chunk of that is thanks to the platform-level support we see from the likes of Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay. And while this represents a very exciting time for those of you who consider yourself gear-heads as much as phone-junkies, getting started with one of these systems can be a bit of a daunting task, especially if you don't know which new cars support ...

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    In addition to iPhones, which are single-handedly responsible for a mind-blowing 94 percent of global handheld profits, the rapidly growing Apple Watch, perpetually beloved Macs, and the slow-starting but potential-brimming iPad Pro, the world’s most lucrative tech business can also rely on its iOS App Store for a solid chunk of change. How solid? To the tune of $20 billion a year, according to Cupertino’s latest press release, although that obviously accounts for developer payments and other expenses too. Still, $20 billion sales of apps and in-app items in 2015 alone should solidify ...

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    Luca Todesco (qwertyqoruiop on Twitter) has apparently manage to achieve an iOS 9.2.1 Jailbreak, if the screenshot he posted (above) is to be believed. It shows Cydia running on an iPhone 6, powered by iOS 9.2.1. However, the tweet is accompanied by Todesco's not so reassuring promise that the jailbreak will not be released, at least for now. That, however, doesn't mean that you won't see a working iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak soon, as Todesco might either change his mind, or he might just pass along the information to another team who would release the jailbreak. Meanwhile, other teams are working ...

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    Aside from its new Notebook 9 series laptops and the Galaxy TabPro S 2-in-1, Samsung also brought a new Chromebook 3 to Las Vegas. At 17.7mm in thickness and 1.14kg in weight (has a reinforced metal body), it features an 11.6-inch display with a 1,366x768 resolution, dual-core Intel Celeron N3050 processor, 2- or 4GB RAM variants, and 16GB of internal storage. There's no exact word on pricing and availability aside from "early 2016". Additionally, Samsung has announced two new color options for its Gear S2 Classic smartwatch (not the sporty Gear S2). It will be available in Platinum ...

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    If you're an iPhone or an iPad user, chances are you have, at least once in your life, tried to find a solution to hide (if not uninstall) some of the apps that Apple bundles with its devices. Well, for those of you who are brave enough to live the Jailbreak way, this might not be big news, but, for all the others, it's one more reason for joy. No jailbreak is needed for this little trick/hack to work, and it is persistent until you restart your iPhone or iPad. This isn't, obviously, the best solution users were hoping for, and we're pretty sure it's also not what Tim Cook had in mind when ...

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    ... is it over yet? Okay, here's something more interesting besides politics. Business Insider got a chance to talk with US Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. In addition to dishing out on other candidates, he also showed his discerning tech taste towards the forerunner of all smart wearables (at least, that's what mainstream analysts are painting it as), the hot-as-ever Apple Watch. Bush has been pictured at several events sporting the wearable. He's also a little bit of a fitness buff, too. Here's a transcript on his "iWatch" thoughts: [The device] requires a lot more work than ...

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    This is a story of redemption. It's also the story of acceptance. And it's partly a story of not giving a rat's bottom about which app you go to for your maps. Apple certainly cared where its users got their location apps when it launched Apple Maps back in 2012. With geological renderings of wonder, mislabeled roads and points of interest and, for the longest time, a lack of basic transit directions, it's a wonder how Apple Maps came to be chosen over Google Maps for iOS users. That's what Apple is reporting. Specifically, its app handles 5 billion requests every week, three times as many ...

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    @Pocketnow covers tablets on a basis secondary to smartphones, but even at that number two level, it's been a fairly staid year for big slab news up until the last quarter or so. Sure, there's the Pixel C, but until we grab hold of a retail unit, it's all vaporware to us. And there's also those convertibles that Microsoft seems to like so much. But alas, we come back to the object of Steve Jobs's puzzlement, the iPad. Apple's tablet reigns supreme in ownership, sales and the mindspace. With a new iPad and an almost freakish enterprise product, an amazing showing during Black Friday sales ...

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    How well are the two new iPhones doing at the box-office, between their eerily familiar designs, mostly incremental hardware updates, and paramount 3D Touch UI enhancements? Not great, according to some analyst estimates, but probably well enough to retain the lion’s share of global mobile profits. Haters could interpret the purported imminence of the 6c as another sign 6s and 6s Plus sales aren’t booming, while Cupertino admirers have a fresh report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners to base their optimism and even arrogance on. CIRP claims the number of first-month Android ...

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    While millions of people still chose to rush to brick and mortar stores early Friday morning, before they could even properly digest their previous-day festive turkey meals, causing the now customary brawls over the last discounted HDTV, many others welcomed the future of retail, lifting their fingers merely to add marked down items to digital shopping carts. Exactly how much money did Americans spend online this Black Friday? A colossal $2.74 billion, according to Adobe estimations, in addition to $1.73 billion on Thanksgiving. The grand total was reportedly up more than 16 percent ...

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    The built-in microphone of the Pebble Time, Time Steel, and Time Round smartwatches has been one of the trio’s most underused features since day one, especially when paired with iPhones. On iOS, you couldn’t even answer to text messages using your voice without pulling the iDevice from your pocket, an uncomfortable situation that’s about to change, at least for postpaid AT&T subscribers. Yes, our Ma Bell-loving readers and friends, you can now update your Pebble Time firmware and Time iPhone app to finally activate voice and text communication straight from your wrist. How does ...

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    Android might still eat iOS's lunch in terms of global usage share, but with the annual bean counts coming up in the tens of billions, you have to wonder how much money the iPhone makes for Apple. Well, at least for this past quarter, it seems like we've reached a high watermark. 94 percent. That figure according to Canaccord Genuity research. Samsung came in second place with a staggering 11 percent while Sony, HTC, BlackBerry and Lenovo ended up in the negatives and, thus, accounts for the mathematical discrepancy. Compare these numbers with the shipment report from this quarter: the ...

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    Apple is never the company to actually promote the use of third-party browsers on iOS, up to the point where it took years to allow them to even land on the App Store. Since then we've seen Chrome and others find a spot, even though with certain minor limitations. The only one missing from joining iOS was Firefox, but that actually came to an end today. Mozila has just announced that Firefox is now available for iOS. It's been available on Android for years, but given Apple's standards actually prevented Mozila from buidling a variant that's available for Apple's mobile devices. If you're ...

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    Walmart let rivals Target and Best Buy get an early start on Black Friday promotion exhibition, but as you probably sensed, the world’s largest company by revenue and America’s number one discount retailer couldn’t wait until November 27 to reveal what kind of deals it has up its sleeve for the year’s biggest shopping day. More like days, as it turns out, with online special offers underway at 12:01 a.m. PT on Thanksgiving morning, then brick and mortar stores open at 6 p.m. on November 26. Chances are therefore you won’t find anything good on the actual Black Friday, as most ...

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    Alongside direct competitors Samsung Pay and Android Pay, Apple Pay aims to not just make your online transactions safer, but also more seamless and intuitive. None of the three digital wallet services has truly taken off yet, with precise adoption numbers kept under wraps for obvious reasons, and frequent promotions intended to motivate at least quick test drives of the futuristic technology. Above all though, what should greatly increase user bases is constantly adding support for banks, credit unions, various mainstream popular retailers, restaurant chains, and any app people might ...

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    As of October 9, the Apple Watch was up for grabs in 30 global markets, after six release waves, the first of which saw the iPhone-compatible wearable debut in stores across Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, and US on April 24. 30 countries in around six months. Not a bad world tour for even the most popular rock bands, possibly a stronger distribution effort than any other 2015 smartwatch, yet considerably short of just two waves that spread the iPhone 6s/6s Plus love from Andorra to Bulgaria to Greenland, Russia and Taiwan in a few weeks. Next time you want ...

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    We're not sure if you've noticed it by now, Facebook's business is to keep you on Facebook. With that in mind the company has enhanced its news feed with a ton of enticing services like automatic video playback, in addition to other ideas like reminding you what you did 5 years ago, all in the sake of keeping you within the app or website. The company's next move now is Music, and this time in sort of a big way. Facebook has just rolled a new feature called Music Stories, which at the moment is exclusive to iOS users. If you share music from Spotify, Apple Music or iTunes, Facebook then ...

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    Vietnam has been a hotbed for Windows Phone with some major hardware partners putting up decent phones. But there's room to grow in the country — it's growing faster than a lot of other Asian markets. The mobile subscription growth rate was marked at 26 percent between 2009 and 2013, while Vietnam's internet penetration landed above one-third of the population in 2014. It's a picture unlike China and something Apple wants to get into, bad. How bad? The company has just set up a subsidiary based in Ho Chi Minh City with capital of more than $670,000. It will be headquarters for ...

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    The amount of rumors surrounding Apple's plan to do away with the home button on the iPhone 7 have gained a lot of traction. For this to work, Apple's new touch and display driver (TDDI) needs to be ready to enable Touch ID to work through the display, given the recent rumors claim that this is the plan. The problem is when things don't quite work according to schedule in some new rumors. Apple has reportedly ordered LCD drivers from Synaptics for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which pretty much indicates that the company's TDDI solution is still not ready. Trusted sources claim that ...

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    Yes, we know that Apple didn't invent the fingerprint scanner, nor was the company first at deploying it on mobile phones, but it's hard to deny that Cupertino did it best with the iPhone 5s. Today Touch ID has become so fast and practical that we even complain of its crazy speed at unlocking your iPhone 6s. Still, Touch ID is about more than just unlocking your phone, and a new Apple patent proves that. Apple has just filed a new patent called Fingerprint activation of a panic mode of operation for a mobile device, and the idea here is to give users an nifty way to protect their personal ...

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    HTC's move with the One A9 may not be as popular if you judge the company's decision to almost copy the iPhone 6s' looks, but our experience using the device has been so delightful that it's hard to hold it agains the them. What's most important is the sum of experiences when acquiring a phone, and for those of you who like Apple's hardware but hate iOS, the One A9 is definitely a solid choice. The company's recent ad campaign tries to sell this particular idea, but then again, it just brings a little déjà vu. HTC's new One A9 "Be Brilliant" ad invites users to be different and bold when ...

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    For those of you that still debate why Apple will sell you a 16GB iPhone in this day and age, it's only fair to assume that it has to do with pushing users to spare some extra cash for the 64GB model. 16GB of storage has become simply insufficient for any smartphone, no matter how much any of you can depend on cloud storage. The biggest challenge is that there's no such thing as expandable storage on an iPhone, or at least there wasn't. A China repair store site cnfol.com has reportedly found a way to upgrading the storage of any iPhone with a few tricks. Obviously your iPhone will be ...

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    Although many may deem Apple’s incremental 2015 iPhone upgrades predictable and boring, the fact of the matter is the cash cow iOS handheld family has gained serious fickleness points with the 5c 2013 launch and last year’s 6/6 Plus split. Therefore, the sky is the limit for what Cupertino will bring to light in 2016, and we could see anywhere between two and four new iPhone models released over the next 12 months. It’s unlikely the “low-cost”, plasticky 5c gets a held-up sequel, but the 5s should spawn a diminutive spin-off of sorts. That’s according to often authoritative KGI ...

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    Hacking a smartphone could be simply considered an act of mischief by some, but given the fact that almost every human on the planet relies on his or her communications and personal information to be part of the device, hacking a phone is actually more important than we thought. If we had to set that importance in numbers, it seems a company decided that it's important enough to warrant a $1 million bounty. Security startup Zerodium recently agreed to pay a bounty of one million U.S. dollars to any hacker team that would be capable of jailbreaking an iPhone remotely by tricking the user ...

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    Halloween approaches. You're meeting up with friends at the bar, all dressed up for some disorienting fun. So disorienting, you might drop your phone off somewhere strange. If some swiper is so inclined, he or she will have a better-than-half chance of cracking into your phone and compromising your data. Statistically, at least. Mobile security firm Skycure is out with its Q3 threat survey. We can't say that surveyors didn't threaten anyone in order for them to take the survey, because we didn't ask. In all seriousness, the first startling factoid hits us all hard: 52 percent of mobile ...

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