Is iOS 7 Giving Some iPhone & iPad Users Motion Sickness?

Is iOS 7 Giving Some iPhone & iPad Users Motion Sickness?

Of all the design tweaks and updates to the latest iPhone and iPad operating system, did Apple forget to mention “free motion sickness”? Some users claim the update has left them feeling nauseated, and some experts believe there might be something to it. [More]


Do Not Follow Your iPhone Map App If It Tells You To Cross An Airport Taxiway

There are those who don’t use the Internet, and then there are the people who can’t tear themselves away from it long enough to realize they’re driving onto an airport runway. You can’t blame everything on the checkered past of Apple’s map app for iPhones, after all. [More]

Could someone lift your print and use it to gain access to your phone?

Did These Hackers Just Win $20K, Booze & A Dirty Book By Beating Apple’s Touch ID?

Someone — or, as it turns out, a number of someones — might be the proud new owner(s) of a couple books, a bottle of wine and another of bourbon and oh yeah, around $20,000 in cash after a hacker group claims to have beaten Apple’s new fingerprint scanner, Touch ID. This, just a few days after the iPhone 5S descended on the public. [More]

Armed Robbers Strike iPhone Vigil Crowd In Houston

Armed Robbers Strike iPhone Vigil Crowd In Houston

Yes, people really still do cam out to get their hands on the latest iPhone. The campers outside of an AT&T store in Houston took a calculated risk by waiting there instead of the more popular waiting spot at the Apple Store. The risk didn’t pay off: armed robbers came by in the wee hours of the morning. [More]

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Apple Promises To Fix iOS 7 Security Flaw That Renders Lock Screen Useless

Whenever there’s a new operating system released for a smartphone, users get all excited about a sleek new look or increased capabilities. But just like all other releases before it, the fresh iOS 7 for iPhones has its share of issues. Namely, a pretty easy hack that handily sidesteps the security of your lock screen and grants anyone acesss to your apps, including email and social media. [More]


How To Keep iOS 7 From Sucking Your iPhone’s Battery Dry

Whether you’re awaiting the arrival of a shiny technological baby in the form of an iPhone 5C or 5S, the new iOS 7 is here already and iPhone 4 or later users as well as iPad owners may be updating their phones with it. But what if you don’t want your constant companion to lose its battery life due to the upgrade? First of all, stop playing with your phone so dang much, if that’s possible. [More]

Thieves Just Love Plucking Our Apple Products

Thieves Just Love Plucking Our Apple Products

For the last few weeks, every media outlet has been yapping about the proposed (then confirmed) new fingerprint-reading feature of the iPhone 5S. While it’s technologically interesting, the sensor could have an important impact on consumers’ lives and even on the crime rate in major cities. That’s because it could make snatching Apple products from consumers a lot less lucrative. [More]

The neon! My eyes!

Walmart Will Again Sell New iPhones Cheaper Than Apple’s Retail Price

Walmart knows you’re positively panting with anticipation at getting your greedy little paws on Apple’s newest dingledongles, the iPhone 5s and its purty plastic counterpart, the iPhone 5c. And in order to make sure customers come a’swarming through its doors on the big day, the retailer is offering a discount on both phones. [More]

The supposedly "cheap" 5C will be sold for around $733 in mainland China, 33% more than the price in the U.S. and 21% more than what's being charged in Hong Kong.

Apple Charging 33% More In China For “Cheap” iPhone 5C

While some Apple enthusiasts might have been put off by the colorful plastic shells of the new iPhone 5C, it’s hard to complain about the $99 price point. Even the full, unsubsidized price of $549 is lower than what you’d pay for many new, comparable smartphones. But customers in mainland China are scratching their heads and wondering why they are being charged $733 for what is supposed to be a bargain phone. [More]

The World Is Allowed To Continue Turning Now That Apple Has Unveiled New iPhones

The iPhone 5C was one of two new iPhones announced today.

For months, crowds have been huddled outside Apple HQ in Cupertino, CA, residing in makeshift tent cities, living off the land and what food they can barter with townsfolk, all while waiting for the good lord of the manor, Tim Cook, to exit his chambers and announce unto the world the details of a new iPhone. Well, it’s finally happened and… it’s a phone (well, two phones), just like you’d expected. [More]

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With New iPhone Looming, Walmart Announces Smartphone Trade-In Program

The folks at Apple will soon reveal a new iPhone, inevitably leaving some consumers looking at their current device while asking, “What did I ever see in you in the first place?” Walmart, however, still sees some value in that phone you don’t love anymore (especially in terms of its resale value on the secondary market — hubba hubba) and is willing to take it off your hands. But is it a good deal? [More]


Siri Is Apparently Working Through Her Issues With Google Glass

So there’s Siri, holding court in the cafeteria and straight up lovin’ it: Everyone’s asking her questions, and how to do stuff and being like, “But what do you think about this, Siri?” Suddenly everyone is buzzing about the new kid, this Google Glass guy who says he knows a thing or two about this and that. And Siri, apparently, is not taking to sharing the virtual assistant throne well. Or rather she’s taking it with just a grain of sass. Glass sass. [More]

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iPhone Feature Would Tell Friends Not To Bother Calling Because You’re Very Busy & Important

Have you ever had that awful feeling where your phone rings and you see it’s that one friend you haven’t talked to in a while, and although you do have a few minutes to chat it’s just not the time to get into a long, extended, “How’s your baaaaby?” discussion, you still feel awfully guilty hitting “Ignore”? Apple is looking to alleviate some of that guilt with a patent for an iPhone feature that would dissuade friends from calling you when you’re otherwise engaged. [More]

On the left is the Jekyll app's control flow graph as Apple would have seen it during the screening process. On the right is how it would look after being remotely exploited.

Researchers Find Way To Sneak Malicious Apps Through iOS App Store

Considering Apple’s steely grip on the distribution of apps for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad, it’s small wonder that only a very small number of malicious apps have slipped through the company’s screening process over the years. But researchers at Georgia Tech say they have figured out a way to create an app that looks fine when being vetted but can wreak havoc once it’s up and running. [More]


Report: Apple Asked Supplier To Ship Two Kinds Of iPhones, Which Means Double The Hype

What’s more fun than getting all worked up about the new iPhone? Getting worked up about two new iPhones, of course! It’s been whispered, buzzed and otherwise fervently discussed that perhaps Apple was working on a lower cost iPhone in order to broaden its appeal in certain markets. Now comes the fact that one of Apple’s suppliers was reportedly asked to ship not one, but two kinds of iPhones. [More]


This Is How The Ubiquitous iPhone Default Text Message Alert Came To Be

Contrary to popular belief, the default text message chime on an iPhone is not the sound Steve Jobs made when he sprung forth fully-formed from his mother’s womb. Sorry to dash your dreams into dust, but really the whole thing was the work of an audio/visual producer who played with a number of options before settling on the now familiar tri-tone that means someone has something to tell you. [More]

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It’s That Time Of The Year When The New iPhone Rumor Mill Gets To Spinning

Doesn’t it feel like the only time people aren’t breathlessly guessing when the next iPhone is coming out is perhaps the minute after an announcement is made as to when the next iPhone is coming out. Heck, even though the newest iteration of Apple phoneage is rumored to thwack us in the faces on Sept. 10, we’re sure someone is already wondering when the one after that will arrive. Such is the world we live in. [More]

Smartphone Amber Alert Freaks Out Everyone In California

Smartphone Amber Alert Freaks Out Everyone In California

Russ went to bed early, setting “do not disturb” mode on his iPhone so no one could wake him up. His phone did wake him up, though, screeching and lighting up with an Amber Alert message about abducted children in a different part of the state. He asked Consumerist: how can he make these unwanted text messages stop? [More]