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Watch Everyone Go Totally Freaking Nuts As Steve Jobs Demonstrates The Magic Of WiFi In 1999

Prepare yourself to feel old, jaded and immune to the everyday magical workings of technology, people. While these days we don’t bat an eye at carrying lightweight devices that let us basically do anything we want besides teleport, back in 1999 the world of technology was still new, exciting, and totally worth a standing ovation. To wit: Uproarious applause and a general cacophony of excitement when Steve Jobs showed off the iBook’s wireless powers back in 1999. [More]

UPS Says My New iPhone Is Almost Here — Oh Wait, They Left It Back In Korea

UPS Says My New iPhone Is Almost Here — Oh Wait, They Left It Back In Korea

Like lots of people who ordered their new iPhone from the Apple store, Consumerist reader Clint has been tracking the impending delivery of his new device. Over the course of the last week, it’s gone from China to South Korea to Alaska to Kentucky and was set to be delivered to Clint in Seattle today. Except UPS has bad news. The tracking info was slightly off. [More]

Teens Introduce Themselves On Camera, Try Bending iPhones At The Apple Store

Teens Introduce Themselves On Camera, Try Bending iPhones At The Apple Store

While bendgate continues to swirl around Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus, something else is being warped — the minds of today’s youth, who somehow believe committing criminal damage at a retail store is going to solve all bendy problems. It won’t — and showing your faces on camera and introducing yourselves before you do something like that is going to create an entirely different problem for you, kids. [More]

Consumer Reports Test Shows It Takes A Lot To Bend New iPhones

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While there have been anecdotal claims of the new iPhone 6 Plus bending just from spending too much time in a user’s pocket and multiple videos of people showing that you can bend one of these phones with your bare hands, there hasn’t been much science done to determine exactly how much force is needed to get that undesired curve in your oversized phone (or is it an undersized tablet?). Thankfully, our colleagues at Consumer Reports have cool machines to figure this kind of thing out. [More]

FBI Director Concerned About Smartphones The Police Can’t Search

FBI Director Concerned About Smartphones The Police Can’t Search

In recent weeks, both Apple and Google have announced improved privacy measures that make it more difficult for police to search suspects’ smartphones, even with a warrant. This isn’t sitting well with FBI Director James Comey. [More]

Apple Apologizes For iOS 8 Problems, Releases New Fix

Apple Apologizes For iOS 8 Problems, Releases New Fix

Last night, a day after the botched release of an update to its iOS 8 iPhone operating system, Apple released a new and hopefully improved version that upgrades the software without crippling users’ devices. [More]

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Did Verizon FiOS Slow Down Customers’ Apple Downloads? Nope

It’s been a busy week for Apple’s download servers, as iPhone and iPad owners eagerly downloaded a new operating system, and owners of the new iPhone 6 downloaded an update, then frantically rolled back that update to avoid some issues. All this meant one thing: lots of downloads from computers and mobile devices alike of the new and old operating systems. [More]

Apple’s Visual Inspection Guide Says Bent iPhone 6 Not Covered By Warranty

Apple’s Visual Inspection Guide Says Bent iPhone 6 Not Covered By Warranty

Though some are claiming that Apple may do warranty repairs on the new iPhones and their apparently bendable bodies, it looks like the actual manual that Apple provides to authorized repair centers indicates that a bent device is not covered. [More]

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Apple May Have Known About iCloud Vulnerability Months Before Nude Photo Scandal

Immediately after the first huge batch of stolen photos of female celebrities in various states of undress hit the Internet, Apple rushed to defend itself, saying the massive theft was the result of clever guessing and lax security on the part of the affected users. But a new report claims that Apple was warned months earlier that this sort of data theft could happen. [More]

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Report: Apple Will Replace Some Bent iPhones After A “Visual Mechanical Inspection”

UPDATE: According to the most recent Visual Inspection guide from Apple, bent iPhones are specifically not covered by warranty, though Apple could always change its policy from what is stated in the guide. [More]

Here Are 9 Minutes Of The iPhone-Bending Guy Trying To Bend Other Phones

Here Are 9 Minutes Of The iPhone-Bending Guy Trying To Bend Other Phones

Yesterday, Lewis Hilsenteger of Unbox Therapy planted his flag in the Internet with his video demonstrating that the iPhone 6 Plus does indeed bend. But what about the less-huge iPhone 6 and countless other devices — would they bend too? Today, he found out. [More]

This Is Probably The Best Pop Song Ever Written About Today’s Failed iOS 8 Update

This Is Probably The Best Pop Song Ever Written About Today’s Failed iOS 8 Update

The songbook of history is filled with countless odes written in response to this morning’s disastrous update to Apple’s iOS 8 operating system, but this one has to be the catchiest of them all. [More]

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Guy Leaves His iPad On A Plane, Gets It Back 10 Days Later With Airline Staff Selfies Included

Usually when you leave an expensive piece of electronic equipment on an airplane, that’s usual the moment where you bid your device goodbye. But one guy traveling to Iceland on IcelandAir had the pleasant surprise of not only getting his iPad back after it hung out at the Reykjavik Airport for 10 days, but also got a few bonus photos. [More]

Apple Pulls Latest iOS 8 Update After Complaints About Lost Phone Service

Some iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users were unable to get wireless service on their devices after updating to iOS 8.0.1 (via MacRumors)

Thank god no one actually uses smartphones to make calls anymore. Apple has been pushing out an update to its new iOS 8 operating system for iPhones that fixes some bugs from the initial release, but is leaving some people without phone service. [More]

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No, iOS 8 Does Not Allow You To Charge Your Phone In The Microwave

Things you can put into the microwave and turn it on: Food, microwave safe dishes, objects that will not melt. Things you cannot put into a microwave and turn it on: Metal, plastic, and any kind of electrical object you could think of, including cell phones, smartphones and tablets. So no, there is no update with iOS 8 that allows iPhone users to recharge their batteries by microwaving their phones. Sigh. [More]

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Watch A Dude Bend His iPhone 6 With His Bare Hands

Let us begin this post with the qualifying statement that it has never until today occurred to us to try to bend a cellphone, subsequently, we do not know how much bendy-type pressure one should expect to be able to apply on a phone without warping it. I probably could go downstairs to the labs and start bending Consumer Reports’ test phones to establish a baseline, but I suspect they’d be sort of angry, and I really want them to like me. So, let it be known that we don’t know if this video of a guy bending his phone on purpose represents evidence of an unacceptable performance from the phone. But it totally does bend. Yes, it does. [More]

Some iPhone 6 Plus Users Saying Their Phones Bent While In Their Pockets

Some iPhone 6 Plus Users Saying Their Phones Bent While In Their Pockets

The release of the almost-a-tablet iPhone 6 Plus is presenting users with a tricky issue — how to carry the phone without damaging it. It’s too big for many back pockets (where it stands the risk of being damaged anyway) and some claim that putting it in their front pocket has resulted in a bent device. [More]

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Former Apple Exec Behind The iPod On Gadget Nostalgia: “Time Marches On”

Do you whisper goodnight to your iPod classic before tucking it into its bed each night? Are you the kind of person who still pines for the first Nintendo you ever had, eschewing all other gaming consoles ever since? Get over it, says the former Apple executive who oversaw the iPod until leaving the company in 2008. All technology is born to die, and be replaced. [More]