Tag Archives: iPhone

Police can force you to unlock your phone with your fingerprint, but not with your passcode, says US judge

Police in the US can force you to unlock your smartphone with your fingerprint, but not with your passcode, according a Virginian judge. Steven Frucci, a Virginia Beach Circuit Court Judge, ruled that a criminal defendant can be made to give up his or her fingerprint in order to unlock their phone as part of a criminal investigation. The logic for…

Spool Dock for iPhone review: Home decor meets electronic accessory

In a world of brushed aluminum and glass, your Apple devices and associated accessories can feel a little cold. If everything looks the same in tech, there’s little room for individuality and personality. Quell & Co created something in an effort to combat this in the Spool Dock, a product that blurs the line between home decor and…

Tech21 Classic Tactical review: Minimalistic yet rugged

It’s the age old problem — I want my expensive new iPhone to be well protected, but I don’t want to make the beautiful, thin and light device feel like a brick. Ok, maybe it’s not an age old problem, but it is certainly a modern-day conundrum. Nevertheless, the Classic Tactical from Tech21 aims to be the iPhone case to solve such issues. It’s a…

5 hidden iOS 8 features that you need to know about

Since the official release of iOS 8 last month, I have been rummaging through the new features and have stumbled upon quite a few that Apple didn’t mention or recognize during the keynote at WWDC back in June.  Some of the best new features in iOS 8 are the ones you probably haven’t used (or even heard about) yet. That’s because Apple has hidden a…

Apple dominating US smartphone sales as iPhone 6 & 6 Plus demand exceeds supply, iPhone 5s sales remain strong

Apple is dominating smartphone sales in the US, according to new data from Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley (via AppleInsider). According to the data, Apple’s iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 5s were the top three selling smartphones at all four major carriers in the country last month. Walkley stated that his data showed the iPhone 6…

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to roll out into 36 more countries this month

Apple has confirmed its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will hit 36 more countries and territories before the end of the October. In a press release, it confirmed the launch dates for countries across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The new territories will take the total to 69 for the new devices by the end of the month. Apple has…

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders reportedly hit 20 million in China

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have almost hit 20 million units in China, according to Tencent (via DigiTimes). The report states that the country’s major carriers have processed a total of 10 million preorders with e-commerce sit Jingdong Mall (JD.com) processing 9.5 million pre-orders since pre-orders opened on October 10. Following previous reports that millions…

Apple withheld $139 million payment to sapphire partner GT Advanced, future sapphire iPhones in doubt

Concerns were raised on Monday when Apple’s sapphire supplier filed for bankruptcy. Mesa, Arizona-based GT Advanced filed for bankruptcy protection under Chapter 11 meaning it could continue “business as usual” until issues with creditors were solved. The surprising turn of events at the plant led many to speculate as to the reasons why the company was…

SwiftKey updated for better performance with iOS 8.0.2

iOS users have long lamented the lack of third party keyboards on their iPhones. I know I – for one – have carried Android devices alongside my iPhone just because SwiftKey is so much quicker than typing on an iPhone’s stock keyboard. It’s more accurate, and a lot smarter too. But with iOS 8, we finally got the software on our iPhones. But it wasn’t…