Apple spent a lot of time at WWDC heaping praise on developers - the middle point of the keynote featured a video celebrating all of the apps and experiences enabled by the iPhone and the App Store...
We already wrote about how law enforcement was freaking out over the (good) news that Apple and Google were making encryption a default on both iOS and Android. Then we had a followup where a recently retired FBI guy insisted that such encryption...
Apple's fingerprint sensor, Touch ID, is the flagship feature on the iPhone 5S. But it doesn't always work the way it should.
The biometrics hacking team of the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) has successfully bypassed the biometric security of Apple's TouchID using easy everyday means. A fingerprint of the phone user, photographed from a glass surface, was enough to create a fake finger that could unlock an iPhone 5s secured with TouchID. This demonstrates - again - that fingerprint biometrics is unsuitable as access control method and should be avoided.
For 14 years, the coal industry has been pushing the myth the Internet is an energy hog. For 14 years, I (and other scientists) have been debunking that myth. Last week, I promised a detailed debunking of the iPhone=Refrigerator calculation from Dr. Jon Koomey, the world's foremost authority on the electricity consumption of the Internet. Here it is - JR.
A new report sheds light on the massive energy footprint of the global digital economy.
Government deserves credit for innovation in the U.S. But it needs to register a return.
Can Google really fix it? It isn't in control any more
ATF says no law enforcement agency could unlock a defendant's iPhone, but Apple can "bypass the security software" if it chooses. Apple has created a police waiting list because of high demand.
Samsung's launch of the Galaxy S4 appears to have received a very cool reception by initial reviewers. But does this indicate an overall trend acknowledging market saturation and the height of evolution for the basic functionality of the smartphone?
At some point in the early 2000s, I got my wife a Nokia phone with a keyboard, so we could text each other. It was a great little phone, not hard to use or understand, but she texted me only once with it, to send the word "no". Then, in late 2007, not long after the iPhone came out, she told me she wanted one. Why? "Because I can work with it." So we got her one, and she worked it like a chef with a collection of W195188sthofs. A few months later, I got an iPhone 3G. She immediately schooled me on how to use the thing, and she still knows more about texting and other essential iPhone apps than I do. After the iPhone 4 came out in mid-2010, we traded up to those, and that's where we'll stay until our AT&T contract runs out. The plan after that is to replace them with Androids.
The rare earths inside microcomputers make our lives easier. But just how toxic are the guts of your smartphone?
Over the past couple of years, we have written often about a major long-term risk for Apple, which is the gradual loss of mobile market share to the Android platform.
With the advent of cheap 3D printing, I was wondering when someone would jump into the completely custom iPhone case market. Netherlands-based Polychemy has just released iPhone and Blackberry cases in five unique styles complete with 3D customizations. The cases cost $40 and you can have your n
For years, I've talked on cell phones the old-fashioned way: with the device glued to my ear. Turns out, I've been defying the industry's own fine-print warnings. Boy, do I feel stupid!
From green living tips to eco tools, calculators and shopping guides, here is a pick of the best mobile applications for the environmentally conscious
Sometimes the guys in our office like to get in stupid fights about phones. Yeah I know they do it on the blog, but they also do it in private as well times 1000.