A local news reporter from the Denver 9News has discovered a scheme where iPhone traffickers cruise around homeless shelters, the 16th Street Mall, and plasma donation clinics to find people desperate for money. They convince the people they find to sign numerous contracts for numerous iPhones at an Apple Store, where Apple employees appear to be in on the scam, the organizers pay their victims $100 or more in exchange and tell them they can just cancel contracts at any time to avoid paying monthly fees and penalties, but their unknowing accomplice is stuck with the monthly payments or faces ruined credit. The traffickers then turn around and sell the unlocked iPhones for full retail price.
Angela Ahrendts announced she was leaving Burberry last October and Apple also announced last year that she would be joining the company this spring. Tim Cook has now confirmed during the earnings conference call that Ahrendts will be joining Apple next week.
We reported earlier in the week that Alpine may be planning to sell aftermarket CarPlay units in the fall and Pioneer plans to update its firmware for existing in-dash systems, now Apple’s CarPlay microsite names Alpine and Pioneer as the official suppliers of aftermarket systems. The website says “And you’ll soon be able to add CarPlay to your current car with an aftermarket system.”
Last month Apple launched the 8GB iPhone 5c in the UK, Germany, France, China and Australia, and now the smartphone is available in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Sweden.
According to a report from CNET, Many companies including Apple are trying to stop smartphone theft by entering into the Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment.
The CTIA trade group has proposed this anti-theft measure that will come preloaded or be available for download on new model smartphones. This tool will disable a stolen phone and will be made available by participating manufacturers and carriers.
Hanna Allen,Omnicom Media Group’s head of UK marketing, tweeted Apple’s director of iAd Paul Wrighthas has met with media marketing agencies to discuss iTunes Radio iAd.
Heartbleed bug is a critical security bug that was discovered in OpenSSL. Open SSL is a popular open source encryption software used by a number of websites and it is considered the biggest security threat the internet has seen. Continue reading to see what steps you can take to protect yourself against this bug.
Scotty Loveless, a former Apple Store Genius Bar employee, has posted ‘The Ultimate Guide to Solving iOS Battery Drain’.
I worked on the Genius Bar for almost two years, and the most difficult issue to solve was short battery life. It was extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why someone’s battery was draining.
I made it my mission to discover the specific reasons for iOS battery drainage. This article is a product of my years of research and anecdotal evidence I gathered in the hundreds of Genius Bar appointments I took during my time as a Genius and iOS technician, as well as testing on my personal devices and the devices of my friends.
Apple opened its first retail store in Turkey, the store is located in Istanbul’s Zorlu Center. The two story complex design includes a monolithic glass roof that is shaped into a cube with Apple’s logo on top, a decorative pool between the glass and surface. is very similar to Apples 5th Avenue store in New York City