Apple adopting anti-theft measures to prevent phone theft

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Apr 162014
 

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. Continue reading »

iPhone price drop at Radio Shack, Target today ?

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Jul 312011
 

Let the speculation begin! It may not be a sign of an iPhone refresh, but we’ve received multiple tips today about an imminent price drop for Apple’s flagship smartphone. According to a pair of trusty tipsters, Radio Shack is prepping to cut the cost of AT&T’s 16GB iPhone 4 to $169.99, with a two-year contract, from $199.99. The 32GB version will likewise take a $30 plunge at the Shack, ringing in at $269.99, and the price of the 8GB 3GS will drop to $19.99. Phone Arena is likewise reporting on Target slicing up the old Apple price tag, but lists varying numbers based on carrier. If all this talk turns out to be true, those prices should be ripe for the picking starting tomorrow.

iPhone 5 Design Images Leaked? 4 inch Screen

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Mar 112011
 

Chinese site iDealsChina claims to have got hold of engineering design images of what could possibly be for the next-generation iPhone 5.

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FaceTime Support in iOS 4.1 Beta For iPod

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Aug 072010
 

Apple pushed iOS 4.1 beta 3 to developers earlier this week, and today,MacRumors found a feature that offers the strongest evidence yet that the company is planning to roll out FaceTime video calling functionality to future non-iPhone devices based on the iOS operating system. Continue reading »

Fring Update Brings Video Calling Over 3G For IOS 4

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Jul 082010
 

Hey there, sports fans: if you need to make video calls from your iPhone (and who doesn’t, really?) but your phone partners aren’t all FaceTime-savvy, there’s another option. We’re told that Fring just updated its 3G calling app to include 3G video calling, which means that you can make two-way video calls in either 3G or Wi-Fi. Continue reading »

MyWi 4.0 to Bring Wireless Tethering to Jailbroken iOS 4

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Jun 262010
 

Let me clear this up straight. No, the phone you see in the screenshot is not a jailbroken iPhone 4, but rather a jailbroken iPhone 3GS, running iOS 4. Continue reading »

Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 7 Series

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Feb 152010
 

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Microsoft has finally unveiled their next generation mobile operating systemWindows Phone 7 Series at Mobile World Congress 2010, just as we had reported yesterday.

Based on initial impressions, Microsoft seems to have finally released a mobile operating system to compete with Apple’s iPhone OS.

Greg Kumparak over at MobileCrunch has detailed some of the features in Windows Phone 7 Series based on his first initial impression. According to him:

  • The interface is a rapid, massive departure from Windows Mobile 6.5. Really, it’s huge. There is next to no resemblance between Windows Phone and any past version of Windows Mobile
  • As far as we’ve heard so far, the details we broke in January are spot-on. Much of the interface is very Zune like. As we said then, manufacturers will not be able to make massive modifications to Windows Phone. Microsoft specifically said that things like HTC’s TouchFlo will not exist on Windows Phone.
  • The Zune brand will be used for music/video content, while Xbox Live will be used for Games.
  • The homescreen is made up of two pages: on the left is a series of “panels” (Update: They’re called “Live Tiles”), either square or rectangular, which serve as shortcuts to your favorite applications and pull in data from them. On the right is a simple list of all the applications installed on the handset.
  • You flip back and forth between the two pages by swiping.
  • The panels on the homescreen (the shortcut icons) are dynamic, to some extent. The “Photos” panel pulls in recent photos as the icon background, for example.
  • The entire thing reminds me very much of a combination between the Zune interface and the new Xbox 360 dashboard
    Panels can be dragged around and rearranged on the homescreen the same way icons are re-arranged on the iPhone: tap and hold, then drag.
  • Each screen has been stripped down to its core – if it’s not necessary, it’s not onscreen. There is no Start button lingering at the top of the screen at all times; hell, there’s not even a clock/WiFi/battery bar up there until you click the space it would usually be.
  • Windows Phone is very heavy on the animations, and Microsoft is proud of it. Take the calendar, for example: when you jump from a day view to month view, it zooms gracefully from one to the other. It makes the entire interface look incredibly slick, though we’re already hearing people ask if they can be turned off (and no, they can’t.)
  • There is at least rudimentary Facebook integration; I spotted Facebook status updates being pulled into the contacts screen (which is called the “People” hub), and you can update your own status from the same place.
  • All Windows Phone handsets must have three buttons: back, Start (Windows key), and search. As we’d heard, Microsoft is being pretty strict about the specs of Windows Phone handsets.
  • The search button is context sensitive. For example: on the homescreen it launches Bing, but tapping it while on the application list screen will let you search through just your apps.
  • I’m not sure if we were supposed to see this yet, but holding the search button will launch a voice searching feature. It wasn’t currently functioning.
  • As far as I could tell, there is currently no copy/paste functionality. We were told that “developers will hear more about that” at Microsoft’s MIX conference next month, though it was implied that it would be about why copy and paste “won’t be necessary” rather than when it was coming.
  • The build we checked out was really buggy – but considering that they’ve got almost a full year to patch it up, I’m not too worried at this point.

The first Windows Phone 7 handsets will be launched during the 2010 Holiday season.

You can also checkout this Windows Phone 7 Series features by Microsoft below:

[via MobileCrunch]

iPhone 3GS Users Can’t Restore to iPhone OS 3.1.2

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Feb 062010
 

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If you are an iPhone 3GS user who has accidentally upgraded to iPhone OS 3.1.3 as you weren’t aware of the warning given by the iPhone Dev Team to avoid upgrading to iPhone OS 3.1.3 then there is some more bad news.

Folks at BigBoss are reporting that iPhone 3GS users who had accidentally upgraded to iPhone OS 3.1.3 can’t downgrade to iPhone OS 3.1.2.

To restore an iPhone 3GS, you need a signed firmware file. Folks at BigBoss are reporting that Apple has stopped signing iPhone OS 3.1.2 from today, which means that iPhone 3GS users cannot restore using iPhone 3.1.2 or older firmware files. They can only restore using iPhone 3.1.3 firmware file.

According to them:

That means those of you 3gs or iPod Touch 3 users that did not rush out and store your TSS in Cydia or Rockare screwed and cannot restore anything but 3.1.3.

If you are a jailbreak user running a 3gs or ipod touch 3 (or later generation ipod touch 2) that has not stored the TSS in cydia, you should be very careful with what you do from now until the next jailbroken firmware. You will want to be careful in what you install to make sure you don’t have to restore for any reason. It would be a good idea to install open SSH and learn how to use it  so that you can get in and fix any problems without a restore, also.

iPhone 2G and iPhone 3G users don’t need to worry as they don’t need signed firmware files.

iPhone 3GS users will now have to wait for iPhone Dev Team or Geohot to jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.3.

We’ll let you know as soon as we have any further updates.

[via BigBoss]

Will Apple Replace Google With Bing As Default Search Engine?

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Jan 202010
 

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Businessweek reports that Apple and Microsoft are currently in negotiations to replace Google as the default search engine on the iPhone with Microsoft’s Bing.com. The talks have reportedly been underway for weeks.
Businessweek cites the increasing rivalry between Google and Apple as one of the reasons behind the discussions.
“Apple and Google know the other is their primary enemy,” says one of the people, who’s familiar with Apple’s thinking. “Microsoft is now a pawn in that battle.”
If the negotiations are successful, it could also mean that Bing could eventually replace Google as the default search engine for Apple’s desktop version of Safari as well.
With Google’s entry into the mobile phone business as well as Apple’s recent acquisition of a mobile ad company, the two businesses have encroached on each other’s territories. Apple has even been said to be working on distancing itself from Google’s Maps data in the iPhone.
Even if Apple and Microsoft do come to an agreement, Businessweek notes that this may just be a time buying move on Apple’s part who is reportedly working on their own “skunk works” search technology.
[Via macrumors.com]

At&t Brings Out Cheaper unlimited Plan.

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Jan 152010
 

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Responding to price cuts from Verizon, AT&T today rolled out new unlimited plans for all devices on its network, including the iPhone. Under the new plans taking effect on Monday, iPhone customers can sign up for unlimited voice and data for $99.99 per month, although texting packages remain separate for an additional fee. The unlimited voice and data plan represents a $30 discount from the previous unlimited plan for the iPhone.
All smartphone customers, including iPhone customers, may now buy unlimited voice and data for $99.99. For smartphone customers with Family Talk plans (prices assume 2 smartphones), unlimited voice and data is now available for $179.99. Texting plans remain unchanged at $20 for unlimited plans for individuals, $30 for Family Talk Plans.
Existing customers will be permitted to change to the new plans as of Monday via AT&T’s website, with no monetary penalty or extension to contract terms. It is unclear at this time whether there will be any adjustment to AT&T’s non-unlimited plans to reposition its pricing tiers in relation to the new, lower unlimited price.
Via macrumors.