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Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Crashes Twitter
March 3, 2014 – 12:00 pm | One Comment
Ellen’s Oscar Selfie Crashes Twitter

Ellen DeGeneres‘ impromptu selfie with a group of Hollywood royalty took less than an hour to become the most re-tweeted image and tweet in the history of Twitter. The photo caused outages for the microblogging …

Senate Introduces Federal Smartphone “Kill Switch” Legislation
February 16, 2014 – 9:48 am | 3 Comments
Senate Introduces Federal Smartphone “Kill Switch” Legislation

The US Senate is now considering legislation that would force smartphone manufacturers and carriers to include a “kill switch” in devices which could remotely lock the phone and delete personal data in the event of …

Do You Want To Turn Your iPhone 5 Into A Stun Gun?
January 8, 2014 – 5:07 pm | 103 Comments
Do You Want To Turn Your iPhone 5 Into A Stun Gun?

There’s absolutely no way that a stun gun for your iPhone is a bad idea, right? Errrr, yeeeeeeeah…
At CES 2014, a company called Yellow Jacket just unveiled a new accessory for your iPhone 5. But …

BlackBerry Sues Ryan Seacrest Startup
January 6, 2014 – 8:40 am | No Comment
BlackBerry Sues Ryan Seacrest Startup

You wouldn’t think BlackBerry and Ryan Seacrest have much in common, other than that they were both huge a decade ago. But they are both involved in smartphones- and the company behind BlackBerry now says …

Analyst: iPhone 5S Now In Stock At All Surveyed Retailers
December 11, 2013 – 9:31 am | No Comment
Analyst: iPhone 5S Now In Stock At All Surveyed Retailers

Good news for holiday shoppers: after initial shortages, the iPhone 5S is now in stock at 100% of retailers, according to an analyst survey.
Financial services group Piper Jaffray found that 60 Apple stores surveyed all …

Patent Shows How Samsung Will Use Proposed Three-Sided Smartphone Screen
November 20, 2013 – 8:22 am | No Comment
Patent Shows How Samsung Will Use Proposed Three-Sided Smartphone Screen

Bloomberg reported last week that Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung is working on a handset device with a three-sided display that wraps around the phone’s edges. A patent application from Samsung has since been made public, …

Rumor: New iPhones Will Have Bigger, Curved Screens & Pressure-Sensitive Touchscreen
November 11, 2013 – 9:00 am | No Comment
Rumor: New iPhones Will Have Bigger, Curved Screens & Pressure-Sensitive Touchscreen

Bloomberg reports that a source inside Apple says two upcoming iPhones will have larger screens. The size changes would the iconic smartphone closer to the “phalbet” range.
According to the source, the two phones in development …

Apple Releases First Commercial For iPhone 5S
October 21, 2013 – 10:13 am | 9 Comments
Apple Releases First Commercial For iPhone 5S

On the heels of reports that it is selling much better than its plastic cousin, the iPhone 5S got its first television commercial this week, emphasizing its (optional) gold coloring.
The 30-second spot, titled “Metal Mastered,” …

Why Did Apple Cut iPhone 5C Orders?
October 17, 2013 – 11:29 am | No Comment
Why Did Apple Cut iPhone 5C Orders?

Sources told the Wall Street Journal this week that Apple has cut orders for the cheaper, plastic iPhone 5C this quarter. The move could be a troubling sign of lower demand, but it is coupled …

What Will The New iPad Have On Oct. 22?
October 16, 2013 – 9:10 am | No Comment
What Will The New iPad Have On Oct. 22?

Apple just sent out invitations to an event in San Francisco. Just weeks after introducing the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, the company is expected to unveil the latest generation of both the iPad and …

Apple CEO Tim Cook Pays Tribute On Second Anniversay Of Steve Jobs’ Death
October 6, 2013 – 10:12 am | 3 Comments
Apple CEO Tim Cook Pays Tribute On Second Anniversay Of Steve Jobs’ Death

Yesterday marked the second anniversary of Steve Jobs‘ death. Jobs successor as Apple CEO, Tim Cook, tweeted out a simple message reflecting on the meditative man Jobs became later in life:
Second anniversary of Steve’s death. …

Best Writing Apps For iPhone
September 25, 2013 – 11:51 am | No Comment
Best Writing Apps For iPhone

The explosion in the use of smartphones in the US over the last few years has many benefits, but it has been pretty tough on the English language. And now we’re being told that text …

Will The iPhone 5S’s Fingerprint Scanner Kill The Password?
September 11, 2013 – 10:36 am | No Comment
Will The iPhone 5S’s Fingerprint Scanner Kill The Password?

It’s not quite as catchy as “video killing the radio star,” but we could be witnessing a major moment in technology. Yesterday, Apple unveiled their new flagship iPhone 5S, and with it, a built in …

With The iPhone 5S Dropping, Amazon Announces That It Will Not Be Releasing Its Own Smartphone
September 11, 2013 – 10:31 am | No Comment
With The iPhone 5S Dropping, Amazon Announces That It Will <i>Not</i> Be Releasing Its Own Smartphone

All anyone wants to talk about right now is the new Apple iPhone 5S. And we really can’t blame them. Apple has turned their smartphone releases into an event designed to add a lot of …

Did You Know That Apple iPhone’s Siri Has Favorite Sports Teams?
August 21, 2013 – 10:43 am | No Comment
Did You Know That Apple iPhone’s Siri Has Favorite Sports Teams?

If you have an Apple iPhone—or an Apple iPad, for that matter—then you know just how cool Siri is. She can find out just about any information that you need to know within a matter …

Will The iPhone 5C Help Apple’s Global Sales?
August 21, 2013 – 8:17 am | No Comment
Will The iPhone 5C Help Apple’s Global Sales?

In the US, and in much of the world, the iPhone is king. Whatever the latest version of the handset is has been the best-selling phone for years, often jockeying for that distinction with whatever …

Reports: New iPhone Coming September 10
August 14, 2013 – 8:54 am | One Comment
Reports: New iPhone Coming September 10

This one might not even have to be called a rumor: AllThingsD reports that the latest generation iPhone will be unveiled at an Apple event on Sept. 10. The last two iPhones have both been …

An Australian Woman Paid $600 For Two iPhones Recently & Received Two Apples Instead
August 7, 2013 – 10:23 am | One Comment
An Australian Woman Paid $600 For Two iPhones Recently & Received Two Apples Instead

How much would you pay for an apple? Not an Apple—as in, an iPhone, iPad, or iPod. But an apple as in, well, an apple. You know, like the fruit. Maybe a quarter? 50 cents? …

Obama Administration Overturns Apple Import And Sales Ban
August 5, 2013 – 9:06 am | 11 Comments
Obama Administration Overturns Apple Import And Sales Ban

In a rare and unexpected move, the Obama administration has overturned an earlier ruling banning the import and sale of some older Apple products. The move marks a victory for Apple in its ongoing patent …

Are Music Videos Even Worth It Anymore?
July 29, 2013 – 1:47 pm | 2 Comments
Are Music Videos Even Worth It Anymore?

“…the day that you play me will be the same day MTV play videos” – Kanye West
Back when I was growing up (in the 90s), music videos were all the rage. In many cases, they …

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