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 … Read the Full Story →

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. … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

UK Carrier O2 Privacy Flaw Reveals Customer Phone Numbers to Websites

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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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →

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 … Read the Full Story →