Tag Archive: They

Feds can’t tell Apple how they cracked San Bernardino iPhone

We’ve heard plenty of bluster about how the FBI won’t tell Apple how it cracked the iPhone 5c at the heart of the San Bernardino shooting case, but there’s another possibility, too: that the Feds can’t tell Apple how it did it. Why? Because according to a new report, citing Obama administration sources, it may […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Millennials get opinions they care about in new iOS app

Millennials are a generation of “digital natives†with strong opinions and they’re losing interest in social media that only allows them to register a Like on posts. The creators of a new social media app called exacly.me believe they can give Millennials a platform for meaningful sharing with the honest self-expression that so defines them. […]

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Samsung reminds iPhone users they can’t customize iOS

If it doesn’t look like your phone, it’s not your phone… apparently. That’s the tagline for a new Samsung add that hopes to remind iPhone users they can’t customize iOS, and should therefore choose a Galaxy smartphone instead. Samsung has already mocked the iPhone for its lack of wireless charging — which is built into its […]

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Sorry, Google, BMW already owns ‘Alphabet’ and they don’t want to sell

When Google reorganized itself into a subsidiary of a new over-arching company, Alphabet, you’d think that they’d have checked to see if anyone else was doing a similar business with the name. In fact, BMW also does business as Alphabet, and they own the trademark and the .com URL to boot. BMW makes cars, and […]

Are Android security scares really as bad as they seem?

After the discovery of several dangerous flaws in a few short weeks, Android’s security — or lack thereof — has been big news. Google has acted quickly to eliminate the Stagefright flaw that left 95% of Android devices vulnerable to attack, but others have since wormed their way out of the woodwork. Now fans are asking how these […]

Customers will pay a premium for products they view as ‘innovative’

Apple is a rarity in history: being not only the world’s most valuable company, but also one of its most innovative. A new study from research firm Lab42 takes a look at the link between these two topics, and draws… Read more ›

All of the Apple Design Award winners (and why they won)

The Apple Design Award winners are in, and they showcase the cutting edge of game and app design. At a ceremony Monday at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple handed out 12 awards to the best apps of the past year.… Read more ›

‘How did they do that?’ New book reveals BlackBerry’s response to original iPhone

Living in a world where the iPhone dominates, and rivals don’t so much compete by doing things differently but by offering cut-rate versions of the same core technology, it can be easy to forget how much of a disruption Apple’s… Read more ›

Game devs keep it casual as they jump from console to mobile

Console game developers are trying to break into mobile, and they’re using casual genres to break into the scene. For instance, when gamers hear about Insomniac Games, they might think of classic platform games like Ratchet and Clank, first-person shooters… Read more ›

Indie developers make meme games fast, but do they pay off?

When #TheDress went viral, you might have tweeted about it, or argued over the color with your Facebook friends. You may have forwarded that video of the Llamas giving merry chase, or the Left Shark messing up its dance moves… Read more ›