Apple’s Tim Cook ‘deeply offended’ by fresh allegations of factory worker mistreatment

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said he’s “deeply offended” by fresh allegations of poor working conditions in its suppliers’ Chinese factories. Contractors hired by Apple to assemble its latest products have been exposed before, and while the firm has tried to be more proactive in recent years, a new BBC investigation suggests the same problems still […]

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Facebook will auto-enhance your photos, if you use an iPhone

Look, Facebook kind of has to be good at this whole photo-filter thing. Like, come on: It owns Instagram, of all things. As it happens, you can already use various filters to tweak your photos from the Facebook app before you upload them to the site. Now, though, Zuckerberg & co. are taking things one […]

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SoundCloud’s new hub puts all your favorite audio in one place

SoundCloud isn’t shy about its plans to launch a subscription service, but it’s going to need a new interface to make that service work — and it just took one of the first big steps in that direction. Updates to its iOS and web apps (Android is coming in 2015) now include Collection, a hub […]

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Study shows which Android and iOS versions are most likely to crash apps

If you’ve ever argued that your new smartphone is more reliable than what you’re replacing, you now have some evidence to back up your claims. Crittercism hasposted a study showing that apps running in newer versions of Android and iOS (such as KitKat and iOS 7.1) are considerably less likely to crash; you’re practically inviting headaches if you stick […]

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Office Mobile is now completely free to use on Android and iPhone

Today’s Office news isn’t all about the iPad. Microsoft now lets you use Office Mobile completely for free on both Android and the iPhone; if you’re a home customer, you can both edit and read documents without paying for an Office 365 subscription. The gratis apps are ultimately meant to encourage use of the desktop and iPad clients, where you do need to […]

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Getting started with the Yahoo Weather app

Yahoo released a beautiful (and free) weather app for iPhone that integrates Flickr photos. See how it works and you may soon replace your iPhone’s current go-to weather app. It’s not often you come across a new app that deserves consideration for a spot on your iPhone’s home screen, but the new Yahoo Weather for […]

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iOS 6.1.3 screen lock bypass uncovered (video)

Remember how yesterday’s release of iOS 6.1.3 was supposed to fix a security holethat allowed one to bypass the lock screen? Well, turns out Apple’s got a bit more work to do. Today, a new lock screen sidestep was revealed by YouTube user VideosdeBarraquito, and this time around, running iOS 6.1.3 won’t do you any good. The bypass involves […]

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More Data Showing iOS, Especially The iPhone, Still Killing It In The Enterprise, At Androids Expense

Apple’s iOS is consolidating its grip on the enterprise market and taking share from Android, according to customer data from enterprise file sharing and hybrid cloud storage company Egnyte, which offers cloud back-up and storage services for a mix of customers, from large corporates with thousands of seats to SMEs with just a handful. Of course different enterprises have […]

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Google Updates Chrome For Android, iPhone And iPad With Focus On Speed, Search And Sharing

Ever since Google launched its Chrome browser on multiple mobile devices, more people have been getting used to syncing their desktop browsing experiences for on-the-go usage. Being able to have one browsing experience wherever you go is handy, but when a browser doesn’t move as fast as, say, Safari on the iPhone, it’s hard to […]

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After 8 Years On The Web, Project Management Platform Basecamp Finally Launches An Official iOS App

Basecamp, the project management platform developed by 37 Signals that launched in 2004, is still alive and kicking, which is something of a feat considering how many companies have come and gone in this space over the years. Plus, more recently, a slew of promising new players have entered the market, including Dustin Moskovitz and […]

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iPhone users, U.K. carrier report bugs after iOS 6.1 upgrade

Battery drain and problems with Microsoft Exchange, plus 3G service on one European carrier, are causing headaches for iPhone users. If you haven’t yet, you might want to hold off on upgrading your iPhone to iOS 6.1 for a bit. We’re seeing reports from a number of users who’ve upgraded their iPhones and then suddenly had them […]

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How to jailbreak any iOS 6 device, including iPhone 5

At long last, a jailbreak method has been released for iOS 6 and higher, which makes this the first jailbreak for the iPhone 5. If you’ve been waiting to jailbreak your iPhone 5, or any device running iOS 6 and higher, today is your lucky day. A new tool called evasi0n was released just this morning. […]

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Apple online store lets Chinese buy on a two-year plan, puts iPads within reach

Apple has repeatedly stressed that China is important to its bottom line, but it faces a dilemma given the premium associated with its name: when it can take weeks’ worth of typical pay to buy an iOS device, let alone a Mac, many locals either have to save up or else turn to alternatives. The company may not […]

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Sprint offering Total Equipment insurance for iPhone on January 25th

After opting not to offer its Total Equipment Protection (TEP) service to iPhone customers, Sprint appears to have turned over a new leaf. An anonymous tipster has shared an internal screenshot with us noting that starting on January 25th, the carrier will start allowing its iPhone users to select TEP as an equipment insurance option. Similar to its […]

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Low-cost iPhone might use plastic body, report claims

The latest tidbit among the low-cost iPhone rumors suggests the phone would use an all-plastic body or a combination of plastic and metal. Would a low-cost iPhone be made of plastic? A low-cost iPhone from Apple could be outfitted with a plastic chassis, a downgrade from the usual glass or metal design, according to the folks […]

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PayPal’s in-store payment partners grow to 23 retailers

The e-commerce payment giant expands its offline reach to 18,000 brick-and-mortar shops across the U.S. Increasingly bringing its service offline, PayPal announced today that it has nearly doubled its brick-and-mortar store lineup to 23 retailers that now accept its payment service. “Delivering valuable digital and mobile payments is alive and thriving, and consumers all over […]

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