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Feds Use 18th Century Law to Force Apple to Unlock Encrypted Phones

The Department of Justice is going to absurd lengths in order to unlock encrypted smartphones. It's using a law from the 1700s to force Apple and at least one other company to cooperate with law enforcement officials in investigations dealing with locked, encrypted phones. And the courts, so far, are letting it happen. » 12/01/14 12:23pm 12/01/14 12:23pm

BlackBerry Will Give You Up To $600 If You Just Please, Please Switch

How much would someone have to pay you before you willingly swapped your phone for a BlackBerry? The Canadian phonemaker is hoping that number is less than $600 for iPhone users, because that is how much they are prepared to give people to trade in their Apple phones for a shiny, square Passport. » 11/25/14 11:18am 11/25/14 11:18am

You Can Put That Apple Watch-Inspired UI On Your Jailbroken iPhone Now

The Apple Watch's interface has intrigued many of us since it was presented earlier this fall—and since then, we've seen several developers apply the same logic to smartphones. Now there's a fully functional version available on Cydia's app store for the more adventurous among us. » 11/14/14 3:30pm 11/14/14 3:30pm

This Inductive Charger Makes Powering Up Your iPhone Beautiful

There are plenty of ways to do the two things that Spira does: Charge your phone and tell you the time. But there's nothing quite like the device that interaction design student Alice Robbiani has built to combine them—her inductive charger turns your iPhone into an interactive wall clock while it charges. » 10/14/14 5:30pm 10/14/14 5:30pm

Here's How Much Faster New iPhone Wi-Fi Is Than Your Old iPhone's

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus aren't just bigger and better than ever, they've also got some subtle internal upgrades. I'm not talking processors; the new iPhones are the first Apple handsets to ship with 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and that gives them a hell of a speed boost, as you'll see in this handy video by iClarified. » 10/02/14 9:32am 10/02/14 9:32am

Apple Shows Off Its iPhone Torture Chambers in Wake of Bending Clamor

Apple is in full damage-control mode in the wake of the mini-maybe-not-quite-scandal that ripped through the tech universe after a handful of users complained that their iPhones are prone to bending under duress. As part of its response, Apple has opened up the lab where it conducts durability tests to media outlets… » 9/25/14 7:35pm 9/25/14 7:35pm

Watch This Madman Fix the iPhone 6's Biggest Design Flaw With a Grinder

The industrial design of the iPhone 6 is close to flawless... Except for one flaw so weird, so major, that it's maddening: The fact that the camera protrudes from the body of the phone, meaning it never lies completely flat and gets caught on all kinds of stuff. The perfectionists at PeripateticPandas have a solution,… » 9/22/14 5:13pm 9/22/14 5:13pm

Apple Ended Up Selling 10 Million iPhones in First Three Days

When Apple sold 9 million iPhones in the opening weekend of iPhone 5S and 5C last year, it was assumed that would be the zenith; the cheaper 5C offered more opportunity, and launching in China for the first time offered untold opportunity. And then this year Apple sold 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus units, with no… » 9/22/14 8:45am 9/22/14 8:45am

Today's Your Last Chance To Order An iPhone 6 Case In Time For Launch

Four million people preordered the iPhone 6 , and I'm guessing that many of you will want to protect your investment from day one. To that end, if you have Amazon Prime, and you order one of these cases this morning, it should arrive on launch day. There's a surprising variety of options available, and they're… » 9/17/14 9:46am 9/17/14 9:46am

Your iPhone Houses All These Chemical Reactions Every Single Day

Other than the times we notice our battery bars inching towards the red or our screens go silent, we usually don't think too about how it is our phones actually function. But as a new video from the Reaction YouTube channel shows, there's a whole host of complex chemical reactions going on both during production and… » 9/15/14 4:48pm 9/15/14 4:48pm