Tagged with: Smartphones

Hacker: Apple Installed ‘Backdoors’ on Every iDevice to Access Data (Update: Apple Responds)

Hacker: Apple Installed ‘Backdoors’ on Every iDevice to Access Data (Update: Apple Responds)

Forensic scientist and author Jonathan Zdziarski has posted the slides from his talk at the Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE/X) conference in New York called Identifying Backdoors, Attack Points, and Surveillance Mechanisms in iOS Devices. The HOPE conference started in 1994 and bills itself as "one of the most creative and ...

Report: The iPhone 6′s Apple May Light Up Like a MacBook’s Apple

Report: The iPhone 6′s Apple May Light Up Like a MacBook’s Apple

The Apple logo that glows on the back of MacBook computers is basically a beacon that says “hey, I’m a person with pretty good taste in notebooks.” That signal might be making its way to the iPhone 6, too, according to multiple reports, now supported by what is supposedly the back case component of the upcoming ...

Cabin Combines Your Macbook’s MagSafe With Your iPhone’s Lightning Port

Cabin Combines Your Macbook’s MagSafe With Your iPhone’s Lightning Port

Apple’s laptop charger, the MagSafe, is wonderful. Few other hardware makers have such an elegant way to charge their devices. Apple’s Lightning cable is pretty well-designed too, but what if iPhones could also use a magnetic charger? That’s what a new battery case Kickstarter called Cabin is promising. Cabin is ...

LG G3 Review: The Best Android Phone Available Today

LG G3 Review: The Best Android Phone Available Today

If I had to buy an Android phone today, I'd run to the store and pick up an LG G3. It is, without question, the best Android-powered smartphone available today, July 20, 2014. This may or may not be true tomorrow or in a week or a month – such is life in the world of connected devices. But for today, the LG G3 is my ...

GoTenna Lets You Send Text Messages When You Don’t Have Service

GoTenna Lets You Send Text Messages When You Don’t Have Service

On October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy descended upon the New York and New Jersey coastlines. Among the storm’s many casualties were some of the area’s cellphone towers, leaving millions of residents stripped of both electrical power and their usual cell phone service. “I was thinking, ‘Is there any way to make cell ...

BlackBerry is Getting a Personal Assistant App of its Very Own

BlackBerry is Getting a Personal Assistant App of its Very Own

BlackBerry may be going down, but not without a fight. Aside from a unique, square-screened handset called the Passport due to launch in September the BlackBerry software is getting a personal assistant app of its own. The company highlighted its BlackBerry Assistant app, which is part of the forthcoming BlackBerry 10.3 ...

Apple and IBM are Teaming Up to Create Business Software for iDevice Users

Apple and IBM are Teaming Up to Create Business Software for iDevice Users

Apple and International Business Machines will work together to create business software for iPhone and iPad users, setting aside a three-decade-old rivalry to cater to an increasingly mobile workforce. IBM’s staff will sell Apple devices to its business customers, and the two companies will work together to develop ...

The BACtrack Vio is a $50 Bluetooth Alcohol-Tracker for Your Keychain

The BACtrack Vio is a $50 Bluetooth Alcohol-Tracker for Your Keychain

Breathalyzer maker BACtrack on Tuesday announced the BACtrack Vio, a $49.99 alcohol testing unit that fits on a keychain and feeds the results over Bluetooth to your iPhone or Android smartphone. BACtrack has been making breathalyzers for years, but it didn’t release its first smartphone unit until last year. The new Vio ...

Google Will Now Let You Know if a Site Won’t Work on Your Device

Google Will Now Let You Know if a Site Won’t Work on Your Device

Google is on track for mobile search queries to overtake those on desktop this year, and on Tuesday it took one more step forward in how it is will control that experience on behalf of its users — for better or for worse. The company has announced that it will now flag to its users when websites listed in their search ...

Windows Phone 8.1 Update (and Cortana) is Now Rolling Out

Windows Phone 8.1 Update (and Cortana) is Now Rolling Out

Microsoft is starting to distribute Windows Phone 8.1 to existing Lumia devices this week. The Lumia Cyan update provides the full Windows Phone 8.1 software, alongside some tweaks and customizations specifically for Lumia handsets. Windows Phone 8.1 includes a personal digital assistant in the form of Cortana, a number of ...