Tag Archive: Microphone


Serious FaceTime Bug Allows Eavesdropping of Microphone on iPhone & Mac, Here’s How to Protect Yourself

A serious privacy bug has been discovered in FaceTime for iOS and MacOS that allows remote eavesdropping on another persons iPhone or Mac, even if they don’t pick up and answer the FaceTime call. Essentially this means that anyone can remotely listen to the microphone of a targeted iPhone or Mac by a remarkably simple … Read More

How to Remove Microphone Button from Keyboard on iPhone or iPad

As you may have noticed, a prominent microphone button is visible on the iOS keyboard for iPhone and iPad, which when tapped will use voice-to-text to dictate spoken text to the iOS device in lieu of typing. Some users may never use the microphone button, while others may accidentally tap on the mic button, in … Read More

Samsung’s microphone icon design patent sure looks familiar

Oh, you wacky Samsung-ites: will you never learn? Samsung was somehow recently granted a design trademark for a “display screen with icon” and, wouldn’t you know it, it looks almost exactly like the icon Apple currently uses for Siri. For…Read more ›

Zoom’s iQ5 Microphone Plugs Right Into Your iOS Device’s Lightning Port

Audio accessory maker Zoom launched its iQ5 microphone this week — providing a nifty, Lightning-connected solution for users looking to record high quality audio with their iOS devices. With both 90- and 120-degree fields — adjustable using a switch on…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Blue’s Nessie USB Microphone Is A Monster In The Best Sense Of The Word [Review]

Nessie by Blue Microphones Category: USB Microphone Works With: iMac, MacBook Price: $ 99.95 A seriously condensed condenser mic, Blue’s Nessie (named after the famous Loch Ness monster) advertises itself as one of the premier USB microphones out there, a device…Read more ›    

See & Control What Apps Have Microphone Access in iOS 7

Microphone Apple has added an additional security feature to iOS 7 that allows users to control exactly which apps can have access to the microphone. Yes, the microphone that you speak into, either at the bottom of an iPhone / iPod, or at the top of an iPad. The access controls are tucked away within the Privacy settings of iOS, and the same controls also include a complete list of apps with  [Read More…]

See & Control What Apps Have Microphone Access in iOS 7

Microphone Apple has added an additional security feature to iOS 7 that allows users to control exactly which apps can have access to the microphone. Yes, the microphone that you speak into, either at the bottom of an iPhone / iPod, or at the top of an iPad. The access controls are tucked away within the Privacy settings of iOS, and the same controls also include a complete list of apps with  [Read More…]

Ending Soon: ETZ Wood Headphones With Microphone [Deals]

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If you’re a true music aficionado your time has come to upgrade to one of the best-designed sets of headphones on the market. This Cult of Mac Deals offer features a headset that is designed specifically for anyone looking to enhance their audio experience.

If you’ve considered buying high-end headphones such as Beats by Dre, these ETZ Headphones from 3EIGHTY5 AUDIO have arguably better sound quality with more luxury  [Read More…]

Samson’s Lightning-Compatible Microphone Endorses Portrait Video [CES 2013]

CES 2013 bug LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 – Samson’s iQ5 is a Lightning-connected stereo mic which rotates to give proper left and right channels whether you’re shooting in landscape or portrait.

That’s right – Samson is enabling portrait-format video. Shame on them.

More pressing, though, is what to call the ball? I told the guy on the Samson booth that it  [Read More…]

Blue Microphones Releases the Spark Digital, Its First Serious, Studio Microphone for The iPad

Just like Blue Microphone’s non-digital Spark, the new, Digital Spark microphone has been put together with an armful of we’re-not-playing-around components and features. Things like a beefed-up condenser capsule, a Focus selector that toggles between a low-frequency bias and a detail bias, and an adjustable desk stand with shock mount. But this Spark is built for iPads (or iPhones); though its USB connector means it’ll work just fine with your MacBook  [Read More…]