Apple surprised everyone Tuesday morning with the release of its first ever battery case for the iPhone. Dubbed the Smart Battery Case, it promises to notably increase talk, Web, and video time on Apple’s latest smartphone, but it comes at the cost of a rather unusual and unattractive design.
Despite offering seemingly inferior specifications on paper, the iPhone 6 holds its own against faster Android competitors when it comes to gaming, even beating the new Samsung Galaxy S6 by a wide margin in some games.
The iPhone 6 Plus is the first iPhone that lets you rotate the home screen when using the device in landscape mode, but the way that Apple rearranges icons in this orientation isn’t too popular with users. Here’s why sequential app reordering is a problem, and what Apple can to do fix it in a future iOS update.
Lithium-ion batteries power our digital lives, but can sometimes fail and cause the dreaded swollen battery. Here’s why the batteries in our laptops and smartphones sometimes swell, and what to do about it.
Major smartphone manufacturers including Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, and Motorola have signed a voluntary agreement to support anti-theft technologies on all of their devices starting next year.
MasterCard this week unveiled plans for a new security service that would pair customer credit cards with smartphone geolocation data to verify purchases made while traveling abroad. The plan, rolling out now as a limited pilot program, would help customers avoid fraudulent charges as well as ill-timed declined transactions while traveling.
Apple on Friday released updates for iOS 7 and iOS 6, reportedly addressing an SSL connection verification issue. Both updates are available now via Apple’s support site, iTunes, or over-the-air software update.
Smartphone shipment data in China and Taiwan for the fourth quarter of 2013 is out from IDC this week, and reveals the significant market differences between the two countries. Samsung came in number one in China during the quarter with 19 percent, but Apple held strong across the Strait with 30 percent in Taiwan.
Just a few months after Apple announced its own plans for iOS in the Car, Google is reportedly teaming up with Audi to unveil an initiative aimed at bringing Android-powered capabilities to cars’ built-in information and entertainment systems.