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Are Kill Switches Really Enough to Deter Smartphone Thieves?  

When California became the first state to require new smartphones to have a built-in kill switch—a way to disable and brick a device when it goes missing—it seemed like the days of rampant smartphone theft were finally over. After all, who would sell a completely bricked iPhone to some sucker person, amirite?
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This Tiny iPhone Charger Has 128GB of Extra Storage Built Right In

Leaving home without your smartphone’s charging cable is as disastrous as forgetting the device itself. That’s why ultra-compact charging cables are suddenly so popular, and with 128GB of extra storage onboard, PhotoFast’s new MemoriesCable might be the only one iPhone users will want to consider. » 7/21/15 10:40am 7/21/15 10:40am

The life and death of an iPhone from an iPhone's perspective

Imagine all the things that our phones get to see. I mean, they’re pretty much with us every step of the way. It can be a camera for concerts, a music player for parties, a distraction on dates, the only light source for the lonely nights at home, and everything in between. To see things from our phone’s perspective… » 7/14/15 12:49am 7/14/15 12:49am

"iPhone Keeps Restarting" Glitch Is Driving the Internet Crazy

At first I thought it was just my old 5s—in the middle of an activity, it freezes for a few seconds, blanks out to the Apple screen, and restarts. Then friends reported the same restarts with varying iPhone models and iOS versions. Now the problem is so common, it’s become a meme unto itself. » 7/07/15 5:05pm 7/07/15 5:05pm

The iPhone 6S Leak Has More Than Meets the Eye

Ever since the iPhone 4, Apple’s followed a kind of tick-tock process of updating its money-making iPhone. Tick: Recreate hardware and looks from the ground up. Tock: Tweak, tweak, tweak. After last year’s iPhone 6, 2015 is a tock year. And while there are some things to be excited about, cosmetics is definitely not… » 7/02/15 9:10am 7/02/15 9:10am

Is Apple Finally Getting Rid of That Annoying Home Button?

Back in the day, when smartphones were actually small, the circular home button that has been a mainstay on the iPhone since gen one wasn’t that big of a deal. But as iPhones continued to challenge practical ergonomics by inching a bit bigger year after year, it’s become kind of a problem. It just takes up too much… » 6/23/15 9:00am 6/23/15 9:00am