LAPD iPhone Hack isn’t as Big a Deal as You Think

10:42 AM, May. 5th, 2016 · · iPhone

LAPD hacked older, hackable, iOS version

While the FBI was trying to force Apple to bypass security features on an iPhone 5c recovered in the San Bernardino mass shooting, Los Angeles police were successfully hacking into and recovering data from an iPhone 5s in a separate homicide case. If LAPD was able to hack into the iPhone 5s on its own, then why did the FBI insist it needed Apple's help with the iPhone 5c? The answer is simple: different operating systems, different security features.

ThinCharge iPhone 6/6s Battery Case (Black): $56.99

4:53 PM, May. 4th, 2016 · · iPhone

ThinCharge iPhone 6/6S Battery Case (Black)

We have a deal today for folks who need extra battery life on their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s, but don't want a bulky case. It's called ThinCharge, a thin charging case with a 2,600mAh battery. It features an LED indicator for charging, has cutouts for the speaker, and passthrough charging. You can get this device through our deal for $56.99, more than half off retail.

‘IPHONE’ Trademark Fight Illustrates Apple’s Headwinds in China

6:29 PM, May. 3rd, 2016 · · iPhone

IPHONE Sleeves?

As if cued to prove Carl Icahn's worries about Apple's business in China, the company lost a trademark battle with a bag maker over "IPHONE" in that country. A Chinese court ruled that even though Apple filed its trademark several years before Chinese company Xintong Tiandi did, Apple didn't start selling its iPhone until later, so whatevs. Bryan Chaffin explains.

Blumoo Bluetooth Universal Remote: $52.99

4:27 PM, May. 2nd, 2016 · · iPhone

Blumoo Bluetooth Universal Remote

Check out the Blumoo Bluetooth Universal Remote, a device that connects your iPhone or iPad (or Android device) to your other electronic devices. That means you can control them directly from your mobile device, or even from your Apple Watch. We have a deal on Blumoo for $52.99, which is 47 percent off retail.

Dr. Mac’s Deeper Look into Budget-Priced VR Headsets

1:23 PM, Apr. 28th, 2016 · · iPhone

Google Cardboard Knockoff for $10.99

Dr. Mac tested a variety of Virtual Reality (VR) goggles that use an iPhone as its brains, sensors, and screens. In this second installment on the subject, he takes a deeper look at those goggles and offers his suggestions on which to use.

CareKit’s Strong Suit may be Peer Support Apps

10:50 AM, Apr. 28th, 2016 · · iPhone

CareKit apps hit the App Store

Apple introduced its CareKit platform in March, and now apps that take advantage of its features are rolling out on the App Store. The first four apps tasking advantage of CareKit are Glow Nurture, Glow Baby, One Drop, and Start. That's great for doctors, but could be even bigger for health and fitness apps and peer support.

BOBINE BLACKOUT Flexible iPhone Charging Dock: $29.99

4:06 PM, Apr. 27th, 2016 · · iPhone

BOBINE BLACKOUT Flexible iPhone Charging Dock on an iMac

Check out the BOBINE BLACKOUT, a flexible charging dock for your iPhone that supports the device wherever you use it. It comes with a USB mount, an auto-mount, and an extender cable. You can get this device through our deal for $29.99, some 40 percent off retail.

iRig Mic Field Audio Recorder for iOS Devices: $74.99

2:57 PM, Apr. 21st, 2016 · · iPhone

iRig Mic Field on iPhone

I love it when we can post a deal for a product or service I've written about, like IK Multimedia's iRig Mic Field, a LIghtning-port audio recorder for iOS devices. It rotates 90 degrees for more precise positioning, and it has its own headphone jack for monitoring what you're recording. The LED indicator is also multicolored for monitoring your levels. This device retails for $100, but you can get it through our deal for $74.99.