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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The SmartWatch is Now Supersized Welcome “Rufus Cuff”
Apr16

The SmartWatch is Now Supersized Welcome “Rufus Cuff”

You know it was only a matter of time till some stopped trying to squeeze a smartphone into a watch and simply said to heck with it lets simply put a smartphone on peoples wrists.  Well that day is here welcome the "Rufus Cuff".  This device is doesn't even pretend to be a watch it's a brand new mobile category. I don't really know who this is aimed it it's 2000's version of the watch calculator that was seen on the techist people...

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IPhone 6 a Knock Off of a Chinese Phone?
Dec04

IPhone 6 a Knock Off of a Chinese Phone?

Today from the news shelve of the weird Chinese phone maker Digione is going after Apple for copying one of their designs and using it for the bases of the iPhone6 design.  Above you can see this device in all it's glory. Digione claims they have a patent on this design and have had it before Apple started to use it. In part their letter to Apple reads as follows: "....it can be preliminarily concluded that the design of Apple's...

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