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

Kaled AliUK Carrier O2 Privacy Flaw Reveals Customer Phone Numbers to Websites

Apple (AAPL) Purchased Facial Recognition Firm Polar Rose [Confirmed]

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has apparently paid close to $26 Million for Polar Rose, and when one considers their current direction with Facetime, mobile Financial Transactions and more complex mobile devices it is easy to come up with any number of ways that this technology is attractive to Apple. Polar Rose are the company behind the facial recognition technology that was built into … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple (AAPL) Purchased Facial Recognition Firm Polar Rose [Confirmed]

Intel Purchase German chip manufacturer Infineon

Intel confirmed today what has been long rumored. They have purchased the German chip manufacturer Infineon. Why is this important to us at Touch Reviews? Well basically because Infineon provide the mobile communications chips in our iPhone, and most other mobile devices from well known smartphone manufacturers. Intel seems to have quite a roadmap ahead of itself these days. It is … Read More

Stephen NorthcottIntel Purchase German chip manufacturer Infineon

Apple in Patent suit over iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Functionality

Every few weeks a Patent troll will pop up and go after large technology companies with dubious patent claims in what is generally seen as a cash grab. This week is no exception. VirnetX has filed a patent infringement suit against several companies, including Apple. The specific patents that VirnetX claims have been infringed are specifically associated with all of … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple in Patent suit over iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Functionality

iPod Touch fourth gen (4G) with Retina Display and Two Cameras

In a piece on the Dell Streak John Gruber mentioned Apple’s upcoming fourth gen iPod Touch. A lot of web blogs are making a big thing of what seemed to be a throw away comment on his blog saying: ..if you wait a few weeks to buy the Touch, you’ll get one with a Retina Display and dual cameras. Whether he … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPod Touch fourth gen (4G) with Retina Display and Two Cameras

Apple’s App Store Still the Developer’s Outlet of Choice

AppStore HQ, and Distimo have some interesting analysis on the sate of the Apple and Android App Stores. The amount of developers for Android is growing steadily, and currently stands at just over 10,000 in number. But the Android Marketplace is still top heavy with free apps, and devs. don’t seem to be making that much money there. In contrast … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple’s App Store Still the Developer’s Outlet of Choice

New Kobo iPhone 4 eReading App Now Available on the App Store

Press Release Kobo, a global eReading service, today announced the availability of its new iPhone application, built specifically for iPhone 4 and the iOS 4 operating system. The application features additional reading format options, automatic syncing, multiple bookmarking and faster navigation. In addition to iPhone, Kobo is available on iPad, Android, BlackBerry, netbooks, tablets and dedicated eReaders – including the … Read More

Ravin MohindruNew Kobo iPhone 4 eReading App Now Available on the App Store

Apple Hiring Antenna Engineers. Replacement iPhone 4 fixes issue for one

In what seems bad timing on Apple’s part, or perhaps a move borne out of necessity, they have started advertising for Antenna Engineers. What ever happened to Grey Powell I wonder? The now famous Apple Base-band engineer who lost the iPhone 4 prototype? Perhaps Apple could do with putting him back to work on this issue? This has all caused … Read More

Stephen NorthcottApple Hiring Antenna Engineers. Replacement iPhone 4 fixes issue for one

WWDC Debut for Magic Trackpad?

Apple Magic Trackpad_1

Engadget broke an exclusive this morning detailing a reputed new input device from Apple. Dubbed the Magic Trackpad or Magic Slate, this new device offers Bluetooth connectivity in a form factor reminiscent of the Apple Wireless Keyboard. According to reports, the trackpad provides multitouch, finger-based inputs to devices that otherwise do not have a trackpad like desktop Macs. Judging from … Read More

Erin PetersonWWDC Debut for Magic Trackpad?

Steve Jobs on lost iPhone 4G / HD and Flash. D: All Things Digital

Steve Jobs iPhone 4G HD D8

Any chance you get to look into the mind of a genius and luminary like Steve Jobs is a rare and welcomed opportunity. Last night at the D8 conference we got such an opportunity. Although the inner thoughts of the captain of Apple are a little more common with Steve’s newfound willingness to answer e-mail, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher’s … Read More

Erin PetersonSteve Jobs on lost iPhone 4G / HD and Flash. D: All Things Digital

Solar Powered iPods, iPhones and iPads coming from Apple?

Solar Cell iPhone iPad iPod

This is an intriguing and exciting Patent from Apple. And in my opinion one of the things that makes Apple special. Solar powered mobile devices have been a bit of a dud in the tech world to date. So much so that even low cost portable devices in Africa tend to be powered by hand wound chargers rather than solar … Read More

Stephen NorthcottSolar Powered iPods, iPhones and iPads coming from Apple?

iPad set to outsell Apple Mac Computers Internationally

AppleInsider are reporting that Mike Abramsky of RBC Capital Markets estimates that 600,000 – 700,000 iPads will be sold overseas (meaning outside the US) in June. And some believe the number may even go higher still. Apparently the entire stock of iPads for the international launch are now spoken for in their entirety when split between retail outlet allocations and … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPad set to outsell Apple Mac Computers Internationally

BREAKING: Apple buys Siri

What is Siri? And why would Apple buy it? You may or may not have heard of Siri. Siri is basically a new kind of search engine for mobile devices. Some have described it as part of the new web. A web that comes after the era of typing searches into Google. Taking the description directly from the front page of … Read More

Stephen NorthcottBREAKING: Apple buys Siri