Apple and Samsung are among the major smartphone makers to take the CTIA pledge to provide antitheft so-called “kill switches” – tools and mechanisms to allow an owner to disable, lock, and even delete the data off their devices, should their phone or other smart device be stolen or lost.
Two years ago, almost to the day, the government filed an antitrust price-fixing lawsuit against Apple, Hatchette, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin, for price-fixing higher rates on ebooks in an effort to put the squeeze on Amazon and their Kindle.
Employees of more than a dozen high tech giants were subject to a secret agreement (see the smoking gun documents) between the companies to not poach each other’s employees. The deal, labelled “Techtopus” by journalist Mark Ames, included Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Dell, IBM, eBay, Microsoft, Comcast, Clearchannel, Dreamworks and Pixar, and British public relations company WPP (which stands for Wire and Plastics Products – they started out as a manufacturer of shopping baskets).
A very real looking phishing scam has hit EA.com (the Electronic Arts games site) and Apple ID. Users should be extremely careful about any information that they submit while the problem is being investigated.
You love your Bluetooth headset, but you don’t love that your iPhone won’t automatically route your incoming calls to your headset? Actually, your iPhone can automatically answer calls on your Bluetooth headset. Here’s how to make your iPhone automatically pick up calls on your headset.
If you have experienced the frustration of opening the photo app on your iPhone only to find that most of your photos have disappeared, leaving a “Restoring” message on the screen, and then having to wait while they restore, all for no apparent reason, you’re not alone. For many this only started happening after iOS 7.
Apple has released a critical security update for iPhone and iPad iOS 7 and iOS 6. This urgent update is to fix the critical security vulnerability that exposes your data (including usernames, passwords, and other account credentials at nearly any website or service) to a “Man in the Middle” (MitM) attack.
iMessage is down for people across the country, even though according to Apple’s own system status, iMessage shows “green”.
Do not upgrade to the newest version of Facebook Messenger for iOS without reading this first! Because the newest version of Facebook Messenger for iPhone is worse than a disaster. It’s a Nightmare on Phone Street.
Apple iBeacon is a way for stores (any store, not just Apple stores) to push advertisements to you once you are inside the store, using bluetooth technology. So, when you are inside a department store, for example, in the shoe department, the store might use iBeacon to push an advertisement to your phone saying that they have a sale going on in the sock aisle.
Macs are known for being wonderful machines, easy to use. So it seems odd that there is no obvious way to paste one image into another to combine twoimages on a Mac! We love the free Skitch for most of our image creation and editing needs, but the one thing that even Skitch won’t do is combine two images, not even allow you to paste one image into another. But there is an easy way to do it; you just have to know the secret – and here it is.
Ah, the disappearing personal hotspot. It can be frustrating when your personal hotspot has vanished from your iPhone, and nobody knows why the personal hotspot suddenly disappears from the iPhone, but it’s easy to fix. Here’s what to do when your personal hotspot has disappeared from your iPhone, and how to find that missing personal hotspot.
If you ever wondered “Who is Siri?” (or, more properly, “Who is the voice of Siri?” as of course Siri is Apple’s voice of the iPhone, well, you’re in luck. Because just this morning, Susan Bennett of Atlanta has outed herself as the voice of Siri.