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Second charging iPhone shock leaves Chinese man in coma

According to reports another electric shock delivered from a charging iPhone has left a Chinese man in a coma for the past 10 days. According to a report in Beijing Wan Bao, Wu Jian Tong, a 30 year-old man picked up his iPhone 4 whilst it was charging. According to Wu’s sister, he connected the handset to his charger, and as he did so yelled “I’m getting…

Easter egg allows caching of offline maps in Google Maps for iOS

Following the update of Google Maps for iOS yesterday, it has become apparent that it is now possible to cache maps for offline use. This can be done by simply selecting an area of a map that you wish to save (too large an area will not work). Once you’ve selected your area, head into the search field, and type “ok maps”. By hitting search, you’ll be…

Apple and co. full letter to the NSA revealed

Following the news that Apple, Google, AOL, Yahoo, Twitter, Dropbox, and a whole host of internet giants had called upon the NSA to bring greater transparency to its dealings, The Next Web has uncovered the full letter, as signed by its advocates. The letter begins: We the undersigned are writing to urge greater transparency around national…

Time Warner seeks deal with Apple TV as Apple switches Cable approach

Time Warner is working on an application for Apple TV which will allow cable subscribers to stream live and on-demand shows without a dedicated cable box. The software would “effectively add an Apple layer on top of the TV screen”, the functionality of which is said to be “far superior” to anything Time Warner can offer. Essentially, the deal would…

Evomail update brings iCloud and Yahoo support

Popular Gmail client Evomail has been updated to include Yahoo and iCloud support. Version 1.2.1 brings users the ability to include their iCloud and Yahoo Mail accounts, delivering on the promise to bring more email services to the app, allowing users to bring their emails together under one roof. Alongside this fantastic new feature is Dropbox…

Apple assembling crack team to build wearable tech?

According to reports, Apple has started putting together a team specializing in hardware and software based around medical sensors, complete with fitness experts, pointing to the development of an iWatch, or a similar wearable device. Amidst circulating iWatch rumors, sources close to 9to5 Mac have disclosed information of Apple assembling various…

iPhone accounted for 51% of Verizon smartphone sales in Q2

It has emerged today that the iPhone was responsible for over half of Verizon’s smartphone sales in Q2. According to Fran Shammo, Verizon’s Chief Financial Officer, Verizon sold 3.8 million iPhones, representing 51% of its total smartphone sales. The figures represent a slight drop over its first quarter postings, where it sold 4.1 million…