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TCL launches new $549 smartphone under BlackBerry’s banner, featuring Android software – CNBC

Sunday, February 26, 2017

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iPhone muggers turn to phishing to access the device – Engadget

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Further, the link leads to exact replicas of Apple’s and Find my iPhone’s log-in pages. The couple even got a call from a Siri-like robotic voice asking them to look for the text message for more info about their “recovered” phone. Clearly, it’s a well-thought-out scheme by tech-savvy muggers: rob people and then phish them to get their passwords. The victim’s husband wanted to get the word out, since the…

TCL launches new $549 smartphone under BlackBerry’s banner, featuring Android software – CNBC

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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Apple Loop: Disappointing iPhone 8 Leaks, March’s Surprise Smartphone, Tim Cook’s Boring iPhone Plan – Forbes

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Loop includes new iPhone models for March, more storage for the iPhone 8, Apple dropping TouchID, why the iPhone 8 will be boring, the slow success of Apple Pay, a magic hinge for the new MacBook Pro, the redesigned Overcast app, and judging Apple’s acquisition strategy. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of…

The iPhone H8: Gonna be so boring – Macworld

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Macalope is sorry to report that Apple will be shipping another iPhone this year. Ugh. Sorry. Writing for the Forbes contributor network and cut-rate bar mitzvah DJ training academy, Ewan Spence tells us how the “Disappointing iPhone 8 Leaks Are Key To Apple’s Boring Success.” (Tip o’ the antlers to SamT, David V, Philip Speicher and @JonyIveParody.) Dullesville, Calif. Population: Apple. Main exports: these boring iPhones no one likes….

Apple Loop: Disappointing iPhone 8 Leaks, March’s Surprise Smartphone, Tim Cook’s Boring iPhone Plan – Forbes

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Loop includes new iPhone models for March, more storage for the iPhone 8, Apple dropping TouchID, why the iPhone 8 will be boring, the slow success of Apple Pay, a magic hinge for the new MacBook Pro, the redesigned Overcast app, and judging Apple’s acquisition strategy. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of…

Apple Loop: Disappointing iPhone 8 Leaks, March’s Surprise Smartphone, Tim Cook’s Boring iPhone Plan – Forbes

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Loop includes new iPhone models for March, more storage for the iPhone 8, Apple dropping TouchID, why the iPhone 8 will be boring, the slow success of Apple Pay, a magic hinge for the new MacBook Pro, the redesigned Overcast app, and judging Apple’s acquisition strategy. Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of…

iPhone Robbers Try to iPhish Victims – Krebs on Security

Saturday, February 25, 2017

In another strange tale from the kinetic-attack-meets-cyberattack department, earlier this week I heard from a loyal reader in Brazil whose wife was recently mugged by three robbers who nabbed her iPhone. Not long after the husband texted the stolen phone — offering to buy back the locked device — he soon began receiving text messages stating the phone had been found. All he had to do to begin the…

The Jet White iPhone is real – BGR

Friday, February 24, 2017

Apple’s new Jet Black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are obviously the hottest new iPhones of the year. Apple introduced not one but two new colors to its iPhone lineup this past September, but the glossy Jet Black finish is all anyone could talk about. The company’s new Jet Black iPhones were practically impossible to find for months after launch — especially the larger iPhone 7 Plus. Of course,…

Does YOUR iPhone randomly switch off? Update it NOW: Apple says iOS 10.2.1 has ‘significantly reduced’ the problem – Daily Mail

Friday, February 24, 2017

The issue has seen some iPhone devices powering down unexpectedly It affected a relatively small batch of sixth-generation devices But Apple claims that its latest update will reduce the issue by 80 per cent Apple has clarified that the bug is not a safety issue  By Harry Pettit For Mailonline Published: 09:37 EST, 24 February 2017 | Updated: 13:48 EST, 24 February 2017 e-mail 63 View comments If your iPhone…

Android Messages will be the new default texting app Google wants you to use – The Verge

Friday, February 24, 2017

Google is making a handful of announcements related to RCS today, but the piece of news you’re most likely to notice is that the default SMS app Google offers is now called “Android Messages” instead of “Messenger.” Or rather, it will be the default RCS app. RCS, if you don’t recall, is the next-generation messaging standard supported by a group of carriers and Google. It offers multimedia messages, read receipts,…

Android Messages will be new default texting app Google wants you … – The Verge

Friday, February 24, 2017

Google is making a handful of announcements related to RCS today, but the piece of news you’re most likely to notice is that the default SMS app Google offers is now called “Android Messages” instead of “Messenger.” Or rather, it will be the default RCS app. RCS, if you don’t recall, is the next-generation messaging standard supported by a group of carriers and Google. It offers multimedia messages, read receipts,…

Intel’s New LTE Chip Could Gobble Up All Of Qualcomm’s iPhone Business – Forbes

Friday, February 24, 2017

Inside a version of the iPhone 7 with an Intel (not Qualcomm) modem (Photo credit: Chipworks) Intel is eliminating a key barrier that’s keeping it from winning all of the iPhone’s cellular modem business. This week, the chip giant announced a new LTE modem — called the XMM 7560 — which crucially supports CDMA technology, or code division multiple access, a cellular technology used in some LTE networks. It will be Intel’s fifth LTE…

The iPhone 8’s secret weapon could be incredible battery life – BGR

Friday, February 24, 2017

The iPhone 8 is rumored to come tricked out with all manner of changes: an edge-to-edge display, no home button, a fingerprint sensor under the screen, dual cameras, an OLED display panel, and whatever else Jony Ive dreams about at night. But according to one new research note, the biggest draw for customers won’t be any of these. It will be the oldest, most-requested smartphone feature of all time: a…

Apple fixed an annoying iPhone battery bug and didn’t tell people for weeks – Business Insider

Friday, February 24, 2017

Lifehacker Have you had your iPhone 6 shut down randomly with 30% battery left? You’re not alone. Many Apple users have been reporting this annoying battery bug, but there was seemingly no fix for it — and Apple refused to acknowledge it was an issue. Until now. Apple says in a statement first reported by TechCrunch that it fixed the bug in the most recent version of iOS 10.2.1., which was…

Apple Is Investigating An iPhone 7 Plus That Caught On Fire – Forbes

Friday, February 24, 2017

iPhone 7 Plus / Photo Credit: Apple Recently a teenager named Brianna Olivas posted a video (warning: explicit) of her cracked rose gold iPhone 7 Plus with smoke spewing out the side of the device. Olivas said that the iPhone 7 Plus exploded on Wednesday morning and her boyfriend caught the incident on video. The video of the iPhone 7 Plus smoking after the explosion has been seen about 1.3…

The iPhone 8’s secret weapon could be incredible battery life – BGR

Friday, February 24, 2017

The iPhone 8 is rumored to come tricked out with all manner of changes: an edge-to-edge display, no home button, a fingerprint sensor under the screen, dual cameras, an OLED display panel, and whatever else Jony Ive dreams about at night. But according to one new research note, the biggest draw for customers won’t be any of these. It will be the oldest, most-requested smartphone feature of all time: a…

Apple fixed an annoying iPhone battery bug and didn’t tell people for weeks – Business Insider

Friday, February 24, 2017

Lifehacker Have you had your iPhone 6 shut down randomly with 30% battery left? You’re not alone. Many Apple users have been reporting this annoying battery bug, but there was seemingly no fix for it — and Apple refused to acknowledge it was an issue. Until now. Apple says in a statement first reported by TechCrunch that it fixed the bug in the most recent version of iOS 10.2.1., which was…

Google’s Android texting app has a new name – Engadget

Friday, February 24, 2017

If your iPhone owning friends hate seeing green bubbles pop up in iMessage, it probably won’t do much to change that, and even for Android users, there’s very little changed beyond the name. The styling and features of the app are exactly the same, but with MWC 2017 about to kick off, maybe it has more plans in store. In the changelog, it notes that there is “Simpler sign-up for…

The iPhone 8’s secret weapon could be incredible battery life – BGR

Friday, February 24, 2017

The iPhone 8 is rumored to come tricked out with all manner of changes: an edge-to-edge display, no home button, a fingerprint sensor under the screen, dual cameras, an OLED display panel, and whatever else Jony Ive dreams about at night. But according to one new research note, the biggest draw for customers won’t be any of these. It will be the oldest, most-requested smartphone feature of all time: a…