Tag Archives: hardware

Apple to ramp up iCloud backup encryption and iOS security

Today, the New York Times and Financial Times are reporting that Apple engineers are now actively developing and testing new encryption methods for iCloud backups and iPhone hardware. The goal is to have a device that even Apple couldn’t break in to if they were asked again to create an iPhone backdoor. This would not only close the gate for FBI…

Runtastic announces new range of iPhone compatible fitness accessories

Runtastic, a company which used to do just software tracking of running and other workouts, has announced some new in-house hardware. Formerly doing software only, Runtastic has decided to expand on its business model by throwing accessories into the mix, some of which are iPhone compatible. Pictured above is the “Runtastic Sports Armband” which you can use…

Does the iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5th have a hardware issue?

A glitch has been found on the iPod touch 5th generation and the iPhone 5 having to do with the touch screens, or more specifically, scrolling. On these two devices, if you very quickly scroll from corner to corner diagonally, you will see that the scrolling stops, as the screen seems to not recognize it anymore. This was tested in a video with an…

TiP Daily: October 18, 2012 [VID]

TiP Daily October 18, 2012: An issue with the iPhone 5’s keyboard causes the screen to flicker, Comex, a prominent jailbreak developer, has lost his job with Apple, and more! – Comex no longer at Apple: http://tinyurl.com/8pwlee3 – iPhone 5 keyboard flicker: http://tinyurl.com/8mpey96 – Zagg skin for iPhone 5: http://tinyurl.com/99ewex7 -…

TiP Daily: October 1, 2012

TiP Daily October 1, 2012: A new report claims that iPad mini production is already underway in a Brazilian factory, a possible bug in iOS 6 is keeping devices connected to cellular data even when viable WiFi networks are available, and more! – iPad mini event on Oct 10: http://tinyurl.com/9trr3x6 – iPad mini already in…

Apple SVP of Hardware Engineering Bob Mansfield is retiring

  Bob Mansfield, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering, is leaving the company. Mansfield has an impressive track record with the company. In 2005 he was leading the team of Mac engineers and in 2008 he was promoted to executive. In 2010, he added iPhone and iPad engineering leader to his resume, replacing Mark Papermaster. All…

Can the Galaxy S III stop the iPhone?

If you’re a serial follower of Today’s iPhone, in the last hour you may or may not have read an article by Cam Bunton sharing his views on what makes the iPhone so special. If you haven’t read it yet, I strongly recommend you take a look. The article got me thinking, and my train of thought soon turned to what doesn’t make the iPhone special. That may or…