Apple could turn to a page from yesteryear when it comes to the next major form factor change in the iPhone, according to KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo [via 9to5Mac]. The analyst said that Apple is planning to ditch aluminum for an iPhone refresh and return to an all-glass enclosure—but interestingly he says Apple will do so in 2017.
Pro-encryption forces scored a legislative win in California this week—though it might be more appropriate to say anti-privacy and anti-security forces endured a loss—as a bill requiring tech companies to weaken encryption when required by law enforcement failed to make it out of committee. Many more challenges remain.
It's a Lightning cable, 18-inches long, stiff, yet flexible, and can be bent into just about any shape you need, even the one in the image where it's holding an iPhone up like stand. We have a deal on it for you at $13.99, more than 60 percent off retail.
David Winograd thinks iPhone upgrade programs should increase the rate we replace our devices, with or without carrier subsidies. He walks us through the math in this editorial.
Bryan Chaffin is skeptical of so-called "Textalyzer" technology that can detect device usage on a smartphone in the wake of an accident. He walks us through a bill that would legalize its use by police in New York.
Solicitation calls and texts can be incredibly annoying and intrusive, but your iPhone's got your back. In this Quick Tip, we'll describe how to block people from contacting you and how to unblock them if you've done so accidentally.
We have a deal for you today on the ThinCharge iPhone 6/6S Battery Case, a thin battery case with a 2,600mAh capacity. You control the charging with a button, and there's an LED indicator for when it's doing it's thing. It has pass-through charging that charges your phone first, and then the case, when it's plugged in. You can get it through our deal for $56.99.
Apple includes certain convenience functions in iOS that make life better. Then, as a result, inventive users find workarounds that expose private information using special techniques. This is often labelled a "Security Flaw." Of course, it's nothing of the sort. But the bigger question is, what is Apple thinking?
SquareTrade released the results of its iPhone SE testing, and it turns out the device was less strong than its larger siblings, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone SE bent, cracked, shattered, and drowned before the larger models in most of the tests.
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My gut expected the smaller iPhone SE to be sturdier than its larger counterparts. That wasn't the case, which really just makes me respect iPhone 6s all that much more.
Check out the iSafe Drive Lite (32GB), a storage device with a Lightning connector on one side and a USB connector on the other. Use that slider to pick which one is out. It's MFi-certified, and it's designed to let you transfer data between your Mac or PC and your iOS device. You can stream music or movies from it, and it's protected with AES 256 bit encryption. Pretty slick, and through our deal you can get it for $69. Check out the deal listing for details.
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