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The fact that Apple is planning to remove the standard 3.5-inch audio jack on future iPhones has been the subject of much debate over the past couple of months. Some iPhone devouts have even begun warning Apple that this will be the move that pushes them to alternative platforms. It's not hard to understand why: we all have our favorite pair of earbuds or headphones, and those would effectively become incompatible with future iPhone (without the use of an adapter). Considering the fact that the current 3.5-inch audio jack is good enough even for pros to use speaks volumes about Apple's motive here. Apple's always been a company that's loved cutting features for the sake of a finished product... Read more...
No one likes a thief, but it's somehow better to hear about one that's as dumb as a doorknob. I'm talking the sort of thief that doesn't know when to call it quits, and ends up doing something foolish that eventually leads to their arrest. While that conclusion hasn't been reached quite yet for an iPhone thief in Denver, it's bound to happen at some point thanks to her missteps. Rawley Bingham had her iPhone stolen from her by a pickpocket at a bar on Friday, and as the weekend went on, she settled on the fact that it was gone for good. She got some hope the next time she logged into Facebook, though, when she discovered that the thief had been a selfie-addict and uploaded many pictures to a... Read more...
It's been no secret that most law enforcement, including the biggest US government agencies, would rather encryption didn't exist outside of its own use. Just this past week, we saw the Department of Justice defend its stance on scooping up user data en masse, and in September, we talked twice about the 'major heartburn' that companies like Apple and Google were causing law enforcement with their stance on encryption. In both the latest version of Apple's iOS (8) and Google's Android (5), data encryption is turned on by default. As soon as both companies made that fact known, law enforcement immediately took action to coax both into changing their position. So far, that hasn't happened. For the... Read more...
Retailers have been discounting iPhone 5 smartphones heavily ahead of the anticipated launch of Apple’s next generation of iPhones in early September. Now, AT&T is running a promotion that knocks $200 off the price of an iPad or iPad mini when you buy an iPhone 5c or 5s on an AT&T Next plan. This is not an online promotion, so you’ll need to visit an AT&T brick-and-mortar to take advantage of it. The deal applies to iPads and iPad minis, but not the iPad minis that have retina displays. You’ll need to buy the iPad with a two-year AT&T wireless agreement (in addition to buying an iPhone 5c or 5s with AT&T Next) to get the $200 discount. The iPhone 5c (pictured)... Read more...
Apple's WWDC always brings on some intriguing announcements, and the upcoming event looks to be no exception. The Financial Times is reporting that Apple will be unveiling a "Smart Home" system that will allow users to control their home's lights, appliances, security, and, I'd assume, temperature. Of course, such a system would be perfectly paired with an iPhone. Google's Nest Smoke Detector A solution like this from Apple is interesting, because it's so different than the company's other offerings. But having mastered many different markets, it's easy to understand why the company would want to expand. Plus, let's not ignore the fact that Google already has a taste of this market, thanks mostly... Read more...
If rumors prove true, Apple is on the verge of making its largest acquisition to date. While it might seem like a bit of a strange move at first, Apple's keen on purchasing Beats, the maker of the current de facto trendy headphones, those founded by successful hip-hop star / producer / entrepreneur, Dr. Dre. If this deal goes through, no one is going to say they Forgot About Dre: Apple's willing to part with a massive $3.2 billion. This is striking mostly for the fact that Apple has largely been a conservative company, despite having enough money in the bank to make many acquisitions. But, when looking at the finer details, certain perks can be seen. While Apple provides the world with... Read more...