AT&T To Launch Blocking Service for Stolen Phones and Tablets on July 10th

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AT&T is reportedly planning to launch a blocking service that will allow users to report stolen phones and tablets, a service which of course, includes the iPhone as well. On Friday, The Verge reported based on a source that AT&T is in fact, looking to launch this blocking service on Tuesday, July 10th. According to our source, AT&T “will have … Read More

Best Buy’s ‘Solution Central’ to Mirror Apple’s Genius Bar Design

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Apple’s Retail stores are a window of the company to its customers, and a large part of the store’s atmosphere are the Genius’ and the Genius Bar. The efficient setup allows employees to easily help customers and form an orderly process to address issues that customers face with their products. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Best … Read More

Google Unveils 3D Maps, Coming to iOS and Android

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Earlier in the week, Google announced an event to unveil plans to release the “Next Dimension” of Google Maps, ahead of Apple’s announcement of iOS 6. On Wednesday, during the event, Google unveiled 3D Maps, a technology that looks very similar to Apple’s recently acquired C3 Technologies. The 3D renderings for Google Earth were all shown off on Apple’s iPad, and … Read More

Spotify Releases iPad App for its Streaming Service

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Music streaming service, Spotify, gained popularity in Europe before debuting in the United States last July, allowing users to stream music from major music labels on their Macs, PC’s, and portable devices. Spotify is one of the first streaming services to combine users music libraries, as well as online streaming and allow them to sync their devices. Today we’re extremely … Read More

GeoHot – Hacking, Morals and Law Makers

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In the world of hacking, there are few polarizing figures. Few decide to step out of the shadows in any sort of formal way. GeoHot is one of the few that is a fairly household name at this point. Most folks in the world of iOS and Playstation hacking know his work. GeoHot, George Hotz, was the first to unlock … Read More

Facebook Buys Instagram for $1 Billion

Facebook Buys Instagram

Facebook, one of the world’s leading social media websites has moved ahead with plans to solidify their efforts in the editing and distribution of photos by purchasing photography app, Instagram. Instagram, a popular iPhone app, recently added to Android as well was introduced in 2010 for iPhone, and has since grown to include over 30 million registered accounts. Facebook announced … Read More

iPhone 4S Siri accounts for 25 percent of Wolphram Alpha Searches

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Apple introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S, a virtual personal assistant on a mobile phone, and providing users access to voice activated commands. Wolphram Alpha is integrated with Siri on iPhone 4S running iOS 5. The service is a collection of information and can provide anything from flight info, to searches of people, and even math problems. Since its introduction … Read More

Jon Rubinstein, Ex-Apple and Palm Executive, Now Leaving HP

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On Friday, it was reported by AllThingsD that Ex-Apple executive Jon Rubinstein, who also worked for and left Palm is now leaving his latest position at HP. Jon Rubinstein is best known for his work on the iPod, Apple’s intro to the portable music player market, better known to some as Apple’s “gateway drug”, that has now led to the … Read More

UK Carrier O2 Privacy Flaw Reveals Customer Phone Numbers to Websites

O2 Privacy flaw customer phone number

In a report from think broadband, it was revealed on Wednesday that a privacy flaw in UK carrier O2’s handling of web traffic on mobile devices released phone numbers of their customers to websites. Any customer who used a 2G or 3G network from O2 to browse the internet had their phone numbers sent to the websites, embedded among the … Read More

4G LTE Compatibility a Requirement for All Future Smartphones on Verizon

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CNET on Wednesday reported that Verizon is looking to make 4G LTE compatibility a requirement on all smartphones released in the future. Verizon’s 4G LTE provides faster data speeds and would be a major step up from 2G and 3G speeds currently operating on many smartphones. This report has led to speculations about Apple releasing a 4G LTE compatible iPhone 5 … Read More

AT&T Ends Bid To Acquire T-Mobile

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Since early 2011, AT&T (NYSE:T) has been bidding to try and acquire T-Mobile USA, in order to merge two of the larger carriers in the United States into one large conglomerate. On Monday, AT&T announced that they are now ending their bid to acquire T-Mobile, after an almost 8 month back and forth between AT&T and federal regulators. The government got … Read More

Google Planning to Launch iPhone 4S Siri Rival Soon?

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In October, Apple released the iPhone 4S and highlighted the Siri Voice Assistant as one of the main features of the new phone, allowing users to dictate messages, emails, and even search the web and make calls simply by speaking to the phone. With Siri already leading the Voice recogniton technology in mobile phones, other companies are bound to follow … Read More

HP’s webOS now open source, to Compete with Apple’s iOS?

On Friday, HP announced that they are officially open sourcing their popular webOS software. This comes after a long conflict, where the webOS software was excellent and widely accepted by consumers, but the hardware that ran the OS felt cheap and “easily breakable”. After Palm’s acquisition by HP, and a revamp of the hardware, HP still failed to make an … Read More

Netflix Updates App for Android Tablets, Coming Soon to iPad

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Netflix announced a new version of their app for Android tablets on Tuesday to coincide with the release of the new Kindle Fire and NOOK tablets. The updated design is better suited to the touch-based interface of tablets and allows users to swipe to browse titles. The changes in the design also display more titles on the screen at a … Read More

Adobe Kills Mobile Flash Development

Adobe confirmed last week that it would be halting work on its Flash Player for mobile devices and refocus its efforts on HTML5 and Air development. Bug fixes and security updates will be released when necessary, but no new features will be added. However, HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively.  This makes HTML5 … Read More