Bitcoin now hovers around $6,300, but not long ago it had spiked to nearly $20,000 per coin. Skeptics have wondered how such a rise was even possible, and a paper authored at the University of Texas suggests a fairly reasonable answer: price manipulation!
After a precipitous crash, cryptocurrency enthusiasts have been heartened to see a steady climb in the value of frontrunner coins since yesterday afternoon. What’s driving the rebound in an increasingly harsh regulatory climate might be a so-called “stablecoin” widely suspected to be fraudulent.
While many cryptocoins seek to transcend conventional currency, the cryptocurrency Tether claims to back each of its issued tokens with an equal amount of redeemable cash held in a private reserve. That keeps its value predictable, but presents a problem if a token is stolen from one of the company’s “treasury”…
Welcome to another week and another roundup of apps. Android adds apps to get the most out of your smartphone, iOS plays a little catch-up and nabs some super great apps from other operating systems, and Windows Phone chimes in with two neat additions. They're all here and they're all free. Check 'em out.
File this one under "get it while you can". An app that provides free USB tethering between your iPhone and your laptop has somehow made its way through Apple's approval process and snuck into the App Store. Cue feeding frenzy.
Sprint's about to make its first step to distance itself from unlimited data. Starting October 2nd, mobile hotspot customers will have a 5GB cap, with a 5 cent per MB charge after that.
This is the part of the day when I make fun of my sister. She has lost two, that's right, two iPhones in the span of four months. She doesn't use a computer so Find My iPhone makes no sense to her. Maybe being hassled by the BungeeAir security bubble will keep her next iPhone in her pocket.
Well we knew it was coming, but now we have a date: Verizon is moving to tiered data plans starting July 7th. The prices are $30/50/80 for 2GB/5GB/10GB plans, and bump up to $50/70/100 for 4GB/7GB/12GB for tethered plans.
AirLocation in an app that sends your iPhone's GPS signal to your Wi-Fi iPad. All you need to do is tether your iPad to your iPhone and flip on the AirLocation app on both devices. We've previously reported that the Wi-Fi iPad 2 gained GPS powers when tethered to an iPhone but we were wrong. You'll need an app like…
For those who can't afford an $800 wireless transmitter for your camera but need one to quickly transmit photos from your DSLR to your computer, here's a DIY wireless tethering solution that costs under $40.