LaCie’s Fuel Adds a Terabyte of Storage to iPad/iPhone

4:45 PM, Feb. 13th, 2014 · · iPhone

The LaCie Fuel is a small, battery powered, good looking terabyte drive that augments the storage of iOS devices and is focused on the Apple customer. It acts as a Wi-Fi source, and can transmit HD video to up to three devices simultaneously. Its storage is easily accessed with the Seagate Media iOS app. John Martellaro reviews it, in-depth.

iOS 7: Forward Multiple Text Messages at Once

8:20 AM, Feb. 13th, 2014 · · iPhone

When you need to forward text messages to other folks, how do you go about it? Do you copy and paste them into other conversations one at a time? Then boy, do we have a tip for you on how you can send along multiple texts at once. It’ll save you lots of time and frustration, we swear.

Snapchat Vulnerable to Denial of Service Attack

9:32 AM, Feb. 10th, 2014 · · iPhone

The photosharing service Snapchat is facing yet another security headache now that a denial of service attack that targets iPhone and Android device users has been discovered. The company fumbled in early January with its handling of a security breach that let hackers make off with 4.6 million user names and phone numbers, and now it is faced with the news that its own app security system can be used to crash and reset victim's iPhones.

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First a poorly handled security breach, and now an easy to execute DoS attack using Snapchat's own security system. This isn't doing much to instill trust in the social networking service.

3 Free Magical iOS Apps

9:22 PM, Feb. 7th, 2014 · · iPhone

Free on iTunes

Think your iPhone is a bit of magic? Wait until you see these 3 apps Vern Seward features in this week's Free on iTunes. Crowsflight, Swiftkey Note, and Cardiio.

DOJ Slaps Samsung’s Wrist for FRAND Patent Abuse Against Apple

8:58 PM, Feb. 7th, 2014 · · iPhone

Samsung's Timeout

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has slapped Samsung's wrist, warning the South Korean company not to use standards-essential patents (SEPs) to try and get import bans on competitors' products. The warning caps an investigation into Samsung patent abuse by the DOJ, but it didn't include any penalties for the company.

Apple Might Be Serious About Sapphire Displays for iPhone

8:50 PM, Feb. 6th, 2014 · · iPhone


Remember that big sapphire manufacturing deal in Arizona that Apple was working on? According to some excellent sleuthing from Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac, Apple is working with sapphire producer GT Advanced to make enough sapphire for 200 million iPhone displays, and if so, Apple will leave the competition flat-footed once again.

Apple Quietly Battles Bitcoin Transactions Out of App Store

2:20 PM, Feb. 6th, 2014 · · iPhone

Apple and Bitcoin

Apple has pulled another yet Bitcoin app from the App Store: Blockchain, the online wallet app from With this latest action, Apple has systematically removed the ability to conduct Bitcoin transactions from the App Store, and it's unclear why.

Apple Turns Burberry Fashion Shoot into iPhone 5S Ad

9:55 AM, Feb. 6th, 2014 · · iPhone

Ahead of the official iPhone 5S launch Apple teamed with Burberry to use the new smartphone for a fashion shoot, and now some of that footage has found its way into a new commercial highlighting the combination media player and smartphone.

Samsung Requires Olympic Athletes to Cover Apple Logos in Opening Ceremonies

3:24 PM, Feb. 5th, 2014 · · iPhone

You can't handle the truth!

When you're trying to convince the world how awesome your smartphone is, nothing can be more frustrating than that world seeing the Olympic athletes your sponsoring using someone else's device. Samsung's solution for this problem at the Sochi Olympic opening ceremonies is to deny reality and require athletes using iPhones to cover the Apple logo.