Archive for the ‘iOS’ Category

Rooting Android vs Jailbreaking iPhone: Which One is Better?

Rajesh Pandey, iPhoneHacks, 5/30/17 For advanced iPhone users, the best way to customise their handset is to jailbreak it which opens the door to a world of tweaks and hacks. While latest iOS releases are now not getting jailbreak’d as frequently as before, it still remains a popular choice among power users who cannot use […]

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Posted on May 30, 2017 at 11:25 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Android Device Manager has a new name: Find My Device

Richard Lawler, Engadget, 5/20/17 Part of the Google Play Protect rollout is a new name for an old feature. Since Google introduced Android Device Manager in 2013 it has updated the feature periodically, but the latest change gives it a new name — Find My Device — and a few new features. It’s now a […]

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Posted on May 20, 2017 at 8:14 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Apple is upgrading millions of iOS devices to a new modern file system

Tom Warren, The Verge, 4/3/17 Apple’s iOS 10.3 is rolling out today, with a new find my AirPods option and CarPlay improvements. Most of the features in iOS 10.3 aren’t major, but Apple is actually undertaking a pretty huge shift for all iPad and iPhone users today. Within iOS 10.3, Apple is moving supported devices […]

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Posted on April 3, 2017 at 8:22 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Alcatel wants to be Android, but different – and another crack at the Windows market

Tim Anderson, The Register, 3/3/17 MWC Alcatel, a brand of Hong Kong-based TCL Communication, has announced the A5 LED at Mobile World Congress, which it claims is “the world’s first interactive LED-covered smartphone.” Before you quip “and there’s a reason for that”, have some sympathy for the plight of Android vendors struggling to differentiate their […]

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Posted on March 3, 2017 at 8:52 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: Android, Blackberry, iOS, Mobile Technology, WinPhone

Google Voice gets a new look for its first major update in years

Chris Welch, The Verge, 1/26/17 Google just announced the new and improved Google Voice that the company teased a few weeks ago. Today you’ll find updated versions of Voice available for Android, iOS, and on the web. The service has been given a much-needed visual refresh, bringing it in line with Google’s other apps. According […]

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Posted on January 26, 2017 at 5:30 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile is trying to revolutionize the way you use your phone number

Daniel Howley, Yahoo!News, 12/8/16 T-Mobile has introduced a new service it hopes will reinvent how you use your phone number. Called Digits, the initiative lets you use your regular old number across multiple devices; we’re talking Android phones, iPhones, tablets, computers, smart watches, the works. Conversely, you’ll also be able to add multiple phone numbers […]

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Posted on December 8, 2016 at 10:06 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Malware has never been so mobile

AFP Relax News, 9/9/16 Smartphone and tablets have become the new cyberwar battleground for hackers and high-tech miscreants according to new data from Nokia. Nokia’s Threat Intelligence Report for the first half of 2016, published Thursday, shows that mobile device malware infections jumped by 96% between January and June. The report, which draws data from […]

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Posted on September 9, 2016 at 8:33 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google’s brand new OS could replace Android

Andrew Orlowski, The Register, 8/18/16 webOS, BeOS and Android heritage The source code of Google’s latest operating system has emerged, and it looks like all new code from the ground up. The Fuchsia project can be found here, and uses an entirely new kernel, “Magenta.” It boots on ARM and x86, and the authors say […]

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Posted on August 18, 2016 at 4:17 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Vulnerability Exposes 900M Android Devices—and Fixing Them Won’t Be Easy

Brian Barret, Wired, 8/11/16 The latest Android vulnerability to fret about isn’t limited to any particular device, or any specific firmware version. That’s because it doesn’t start with Android at all, but with Qualcomm, the company that provides internal components for hardware manufacturers. Lots of them. In this case, 900 million Android smartphones with Qualcomm […]

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Posted on August 11, 2016 at 11:36 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi calling

Lynn La, CNET news, 8/2/16 Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? CNET has the rundown on what you need to know. In addition to offering customers a cheaper alternative to their phone plans, one of the main draws of networks that integrate Wi-Fi technology like Republic Wireless and Google’s Project Fi is they […]

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Posted on August 2, 2016 at 10:18 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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