Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Will Launch on August 13th
Jul22

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Will Launch on August 13th

There have been several different reports on  when Samsung's next device in the Note series will launch.  But now according to a report from Korean media the date will be August 13th.  Also expected to launch is the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.  This is earlier then normal for Samsung and the reason given is that they want to beat Apple out of the gate with new devices. The rumored specs on the new devices haven't changed much but I will put...

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Have an iPhone? Here’s How to Stop the Text Hack
May29

Have an iPhone? Here’s How to Stop the Text Hack

It has come to light recently that there is a text message hack that can shut down any iOS device and there is seemly nothing that you can do about it.  Now Apple has released a work around until they can figure out a way to patch this hole in the software. Here's what Apple suggests you do.... ask Siri to read unread messages. use Siri to reply to the malicious message Once you reply, you will be able to open Messages again. go to...

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Here’s Why Phone Design Doesn’t Matter
May21

Here’s Why Phone Design Doesn’t Matter

If there is one thing I use to LOVE about new devices when they first got introduced was design.  There are magic designs out there.  The HTC One is still a piece of art work, the latest Galaxy device is nice, iPhone's (while I hate the OS) are very well crafted and designed devices.  But something has changed in the past few years that made all of this design obsolete. Yup that's right somewhere along the way smartphone OEM's have...

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Samsung Gets a HUGE Break in it’s Apple Settlement

Way back in 2012 Samsung and Apple had a court dispute in which Apple got award a whopping $930 million dollars in damages.  This was for "violating Apple's intellectual property."  Well that ruling was partly reversed. It seems that Samsung did not violate Apple's trade dress — broader elements of design and aesthetic that dictate the presentation of Apple's gadgets.  This got the damages dropped... a lot all they way down too $548...

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Wi-Fi Hack Crashes iOS Devices as Long as Deivce in Range
Apr23

Wi-Fi Hack Crashes iOS Devices as Long as Deivce in Range

There was a bug discovered in the iOS software that will allow hackers to endlessly reboot and there is no way of stopping it from happening as the user.  This hack is starting to be so well know these areas are starting to be known as “no iOS Zone”. This hack works by using a “specially crafted SSL certificate” that triggers a bug in the operating system that crashes out any app using SSL.  This will make the device reboot over and...

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