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Apple is Replacing Some Defective iPhone 5 Batteries for Free

Apple is Replacing Some Defective iPhone 5 Batteries for Free

On Friday afternoon, Apple opened up an iPhone 5 battery replacement program after discovering that a “very small percentage” of units “may suddenly experience shorter battery life or need to be charged more frequently.” The iPhone 5 was originally launched in September 2012, and Apple says that the affected units ...

‘Normal’ (iOS) Tells You Which Apps Are Draining Your Phone’s Battery

‘Normal’ (iOS) Tells You Which Apps Are Draining Your Phone’s Battery

How do we identify and discard energy-inefficient apps? According to two Stanford computer scientists, the solution lies in another app. Adam Oliner and Jacob Leverich designed a program called Normal to tell you which other apps you ought to kill. It’s a telling problem that iOS message boards are plagued by constant ...

Apple Patents iPhone Tech to Help You Find Your Parked Car (Even Without Cell or GPS Service)

Apple Patents iPhone Tech to Help You Find Your Parked Car (Even Without Cell or GPS Service)

A pair of Apple patent applications discovered on Thursday describe a system that automatically determines when and where a user parks their car, and later directs them back to the vehicle without requiring a data connection or GPS signal. As published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple's applications for ...

AliveCor’s New iPhone Case Can See if You Have a Heart Condition

AliveCor’s New iPhone Case Can See if You Have a Heart Condition

How's the ticker? Some dangerous heart problems can exist without any symptoms whatsoever, like "atrial fibrillation" (A-fib) a type of abnormal cardiac rhythm that affects one in four people. A visit to your physician is normally required to detect it (and is still a must), but a company called AliveCor has just announced ...

Tesla Owners Can Now Use an iPhone to Unlock and Start Their Car

Tesla Owners Can Now Use an iPhone to Unlock and Start Their Car

Tesla owners have been looking forward to OS 6.0, a software update for their vehicles, for a while now, but it’s finally rolling out to vehicle owners, reports Electrek. The system adds a bunch of new features for Model S vehicles, including a new Calendar app for in-car use, and big improvements to the Maps/Navigation ...

Telling Siri Your Family Members Makes it a Lot More Useful

Telling Siri Your Family Members Makes it a Lot More Useful

If you really want to be able to emulate the characters in Apple's promotional videos then you need to be able to tell Siri to "call mom" and "email dad." Thanks to the custom label field built into iCloud contacts, you can assign any kind of relationship to people you know. Tell Siri about your best friend, your boss, and ...

Siri’s Creators Are Building a New AI That Can Do Everything

Siri’s Creators Are Building a New AI That Can Do Everything

When Apple announced the iPhone 4S on October 4, 2011, the headlines were not about its speedy A5 chip or improved camera. Instead they focused on an unusual new feature: an intelligent assistant, dubbed Siri. At first Siri, endowed with a female voice, seemed almost human in the way she understood what you said to her and ...

Report: Apple is Using Solar Power to Build the iPhone 6′s Sapphire Screens

Report: Apple is Using Solar Power to Build the iPhone 6′s Sapphire Screens

The skies are threatening to pour on the Apple solar farm but as the woman in-charge of the company’s environmental initiatives points out: the panels are still putting out some power. Apple is still greening its act. The company, which once drew fire from campaigners for working conditions in China and heavy reliance on ...

Apple Releases Info to Dispute iOS ‘Backdoor’ Claim

Apple Releases Info to Dispute iOS ‘Backdoor’ Claim

Apple has published new information about the diagnostic capabilities of iOS, in what appears to be a response to suggestions that it includes a ‘backdoor’ that could enable governments and other third-parties to access user data. The controversy arose after security consultant Jonathan Zdziarski documented a ...

WSJ: Apple Has Ordered Record-Breaking Amounts of the iPhone 6

WSJ: Apple Has Ordered Record-Breaking Amounts of the iPhone 6

Apple's reportedly put in its biggest order yet for new iPhones, says The Wall Street Journal. While numerous reports have said production of Apple's next iPhone models is set for August, The Journal now says it's going to the largest ever, with somewhere between 70 to 80 million units. That number will be split up between ...