Sunday, September 21, 2014
iOS 8 comes with a Google Now like feature called “Hey Siri. It allows you to invoke Siri without pressing the Home button. But there is a catch. The feature only works when your iPhone is connected to a power source, most likely to conserve battery life.
Read more www.iphonehacks.com
The telco suspended orders for the new iPhones on Monday evening (Sep 15), hours after a customer highlighted that he discovered a “security loophole” and could access other M1 customers’ information. Pre-orders have now resumed.
Read more www.channelnewsasia.com
When Verizon launched its “Advanced Calling 1.0” feature earlier this month (read: voice over LTE), it only worked with two phones: The Samsung Galaxy S5 and the LG G2. Now the company can add the iPhone to that list, well, at least the iPhone 6.
Read more www.engadget.com
A filmmaker documents the wait, the switch and the payout — plus a bit of NYPD rough stuff. Anybody who has stood in line waiting to buy a new iPhone knows the score: Many, if not most, of your fellow line sitters are paid to be there.
Read more fortune.com
On paper, Apple’s new iOS 8 upgrade works with iPhones as old as the iPhone 4S. In real life… not so much. The iPhone 4S is an older phone, released way back in late 2011.
Read more time.com
Here’s everything you need to know about iPhone, in a handy digital format. Get to know iPhone and discover all the amazing things it can do, and how to do them. It’s the definitive guide for getting the most from your new iPhone, straight from Apple.
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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Last week I decided to test the most secretive, hotly anticipated smartphones on earth in a place where there was no danger of them being recognized or damaged or both: Disneyland. Both my wife and I are Disneyphiles of sorts, and visit a dozen times a year or more. I have an appreciation for it because my daughter loves to go, but also because of how carefully the place is planned, constructed and run. Disneyland is the Apple of theme parks.
Read more techcrunch.com
Monday, September 15, 2014
While the big news still remains with the fact that Apple recently launched two new iPhones: iPhone 6 with 4.7-inches and iPhone 6 Plus at 5.5-inches, the fact that the new devices will run on the iOS 8 platform makes it more intriguing. iOS 8 is the eighth major release of the iOS mobile operating system designed by Apple Inc. as the successor to iOS 7.
Read more www.gizbot.com
Hordes of people lucky enough to have secured pre-orders for the first iPhone 6 shipments are now flogging their prizes on eBay in a bid to rake in more than $1000 in profits. Pre-orders for Apple’s latest flagship smartphone opened at 5pm AEST on Friday.
Read more www.theland.com.au
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Calling Dick Tracy! Your Apple Watch is ready, 80 years later. Owners of Apple’s $349-and-up smartwatch, which is due in stores early next year, will be able to take and make calls by speaking into it in the fashion of the 1930s comic-strip detective.
Read more www.usatoday.com
Apple’s new iPhones went up for pre-order this morning, and for those who stayed up late to get their order in, it turned out to be a very long night. The vast majority had to wait until past 12:30 a.m. before the had any joy loading the Apple Online Store, and when it finally went live, many iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus options were “currently unavailable.”
Read more www.cultofmac.com
Two key iOS 8 features—SMS Continuity and iCloud Photo Library—have been pushed to October. The delay was quietly mentioned in a press release from earlier this week. Even when Photo Library does appear, it will only be in beta form.
Read more www.macnn.com
Friday, September 12, 2014
If you tuned in to Apple’s keynote, you will know that it did not go so well at the start. Everything went wrong - the live stream dropped out, the webpage went offline, a translator was picked up by a live mic for nearly 20 minutes and the video kept on looping at very odd moments.
Read more www.neowin.net
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Miss Apple’s big presentation on Tuesday? Don’t worry, you can now catch up on one of the most important parts of it with a six-minute video that shows off both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple’s two large new flagship smartphones.
Read more news.yahoo.com
Apple announced Apple Pay, a new category of service that works with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus through a NFC antenna design, a dedicated chip called the Secure Element, and the security and convenience of Touch ID. Apple Pay supports credit and debit cards from the three major payment networks, American Express, MasterCard and Visa, issued by the most popular banks including Bank of America, Capital One Bank, Chase, Citi and Wells Fargo.
Read more net-security.org
A decade ago, a group of Johns Hopkins University grad students tried to hack one of the first commercially popular Near Field Communication payment systems - the kind of technology at the heart of Apple’s new mobile payment system. It took a few thousand dollars in gear and a few months of work.
Read more www.nzherald.co.nz
The folks over at WonderHowTo came up with a pretty ingenious method to determine which of the new iPhones—the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus—is right for you. Strictly from a physical perspective.
Read more www.cnet.com
Apple unveiled the new iPhone 6 during its special event on 9 September 2014. With a 4.7in display, new design, improved specs and new features, the iPhone 6 is bigger and better than ever before. We got hands-on with the iPhone 6 following the event to bring you a first-look review of the iPhone 6.
Read more www.macworld.co.uk
Friday, September 05, 2014
In his first interview on the subject, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said celebrities’ iCloud accounts were compromised when hackers correctly answered security questions to obtain their passwords, or when they were victimized by a phishing scam to obtain user IDs and passwords.
Read more online.wsj.com
On Tuesday, Sept. 9 Apple will unveil the company’s 2014 iPhone lineup. When they do, millions will begin unloading their older handsets, including the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s. How much is your old iPhone worth? That depends on the vendor you choose.
Read more appadvice.com