Tag Archives: iPhone 5S

Apple refused Touch ID trademark by USPTO

The US Patent & Trademark Office has refused Apple’s trademark application for “Touch ID”, reports Patently Apple. The decision, which was made in May but has only now been made public, is because another company owns a trademark for “Kronos Touch ID” and the likelihood of confusion given the similarity in naming and technology involved. From the…

Apple providing T-Mobile with free iPhones for new ‘Test Drive’ program

At its Uncarrier 5.0 event in Seattle, T-Mobile boss John Legere and Co. took the wraps off a bunch of new initiatives to maintain the carrier’s impressive growth in the American market. One such initiative is ‘Test Drive’, a scheme that will allow customers to try an iPhone 5s with unlimited domestic usage for a full 7 days. Once the trial is up,…

Five great iPhone accessories under $100 for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day approaching soon, it’s about time to start thinking of some gift ideas if you haven’t already. Here’s a selection of fairly affordable iPhone accessories for your dad this Father’s Day. Jaybird Freedom Sprint Headphones Whether your dad is an avid athlete or he likes to mow the lawn, these sweat-resistant Bluetooth earbuds from…

iPhone 5s and HTC One (M8) outperform Samsung Galaxy S5 in benchmark tests

Raw CPU and GPU performance doesn’t necessarily translate into a better user experience, but benchmark tests can be a good indicator of the level of performance you can expect from a device. AnandTech has completed a thorough technical review of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 and, in the site’s usual style, the device has been put through its paces in 39…

iPhone 5s, HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5 get the drop test treatment

With the recent reveal of the HTC One (M8) and the announcement and impending launch of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S5, it was a only matter of time until they were given the drop test treatment alongside Apple’s iPhone 5s. So, armed with the three best phones on the market, TechSmartt took to the streets to put the devices through their paces as glass…

New video compares Samsung Galaxy S5′s fingerprint scanner to Touch ID

While Samsung’s latest flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, hasn’t officially launched yet, a new video has emerged comparing the device’s fingerprint scanner to Touch ID in the iPhone 5s. After the Samsung announcement, many were quick to call Samsung out for copying Apple’s implementation of biometric security (essentially embedding a fingerprint reader…

iPhone 5s vs. HTC One M8 – Speed Test

Last of our three comparisons before the full head-to-head is the speed test. We’re not interested in misleading Geekbench scores, or any geekiness like that. We wanted to see how each phone’s performance was in real life. That means loading up different apps, and testing the internet speeds. What made a surprising difference was the 802.11ac technology…

What makes the iPhone so special?

In 2007, Apple released what the world called “The Jesus Phone”. If Steve Jobs wanted to “put a dent in the universe”, this was the product that really did it. No product before or since had as big impact on the consumer market as the iPhone did when it was released in 2007. Unlike everything else on the scene before, it had no buttons, except one. It…