Tagged with: Smartphones

Rumor: The iPhone 6 May Let You ‘Feel’ Objects on Screen

Rumor: The iPhone 6 May Let You ‘Feel’ Objects on Screen

The next killer feature on Apple's expected iPhone 6 could be a display that provides tactile feedback to users -- giving users the impression, for instances, of a physical keyboard on a flat touchscreen. This latest iPhone 6 rumor stems from a report Wednesday on Chinese site Laoyaoba, which said so-called "haptics" ...

‘Manything’ Turns Old iDevices Into Home Security Thanks to IFTTT

‘Manything’ Turns Old iDevices Into Home Security Thanks to IFTTT

Manything, a cloud-based video monitoring service that allows you to use old iOS devices as security cameras around your home, has released a new version of its app on Wednesday which brings new functionality and support for its freshly-launched IFTTT channel. Announced on Wednesday, the new app allows users to set motion ...

You Can Now Correct Google Now’s Misheard Commands With “No, I Said…”

You Can Now Correct Google Now’s Misheard Commands With “No, I Said…”

If you’ve ever been using any form of Google voice recognition and gotten frustrated that the friendly female on the other side just can’t understand you, you may be happy to know that a quick command can now fix misheard words. Previously, you would have to start the query over completely, but the Google Search app can ...

Samsung Says ‘Weak Demand’ for its Older Phones is Hurting Profits

Samsung Says ‘Weak Demand’ for its Older Phones is Hurting Profits

Samsung's marketing budget has always been vast, but in the last quarter it was far larger than even the manufacturer itself would have liked. The company admits that it's been forced to spend extra money on promotions for older and lower-end devices that have been filling up its warehouses due to "weak demand." This dip in ...

Android’s ‘Factory Reset’ Doesn’t Fully Wipe Your Data

Android’s ‘Factory Reset’ Doesn’t Fully Wipe Your Data

Was that naked selfie you took really deleted before you sold your phone on eBay? A new study from security software vendor Avast calls into question the effectiveness of Android's factory reset option, which many people have relied upon to delete personal data from their old smartphones before reselling or making a ...

Apple Adds Step Counter and Caffeine Tracking to iOS 8

Apple Adds Step Counter and Caffeine Tracking to iOS 8

Apple’s iOS 8 Health app can track dozens of health stats through other apps and devices, providing a full picture of your well-being. Now, it can track two more things and one of them can be measured by the iPhone itself. AppleInsider installed the latest beta version of iOS 8, which was made available on Monday, and ...

Rumor: Windows Phone May One Day Support Android Apps

Rumor: Windows Phone May One Day Support Android Apps

As Microsoft continues to evolve Windows Phone in hopes of greater market share, its latest trick could be to support Android apps on its handsets. That’s the latest rumor, according to Eldar Murtzin, a long-time industry insider who has a few correct predictions to his name. Murtzin tweeted the information on Tuesday ...

Apple is Working on a System to Automatically Unlock Your iPhone at Home

Apple is Working on a System to Automatically Unlock Your iPhone at Home

Apple is working on a system that automatically unlocks iPhones when they are in safe locations like home or work, but locks them again when they leave the area. The system works by identifying where the iPhone is and allows users to set “safe” locations, where settings including security can be automatically changed ...

The TSA Now Bans Uncharged Phones, Laptops on Some Flights

The TSA Now Bans Uncharged Phones, Laptops on Some Flights

If you're flying into the US from certain countries, you may discover that getting through security will become even more time-consuming and stressful. The US Transport Security Administration revealed on Sunday that enhanced security procedures on flights coming to the US now include not allowing uncharged cell phones and ...

Windows Phone Isn’t Gaining Market Share in the U.S.

Windows Phone Isn’t Gaining Market Share in the U.S.

The latest data from Comscore regarding the United States smartphone market isn’t great for Microsoft. The company’s Windows Phone platform managed no growth, ending the May period with a 3 month market share average of 3.4%, the same level that Comscore reported for the platform in February. Android was flat, Apple ...