There are still two big problems with Apple's iPhones, but the iPhone 7 will solve one of them
It's about damn time...
What is Apple trying to say with the image on its official media invite for the iPhone 7 event? The company usually hides clues in all its media invitations, which everyone then tries to decipher. We’ve seen a few example of silly interpretations, but there’s also one that makes a lot of sense. If it’s accurate, the interpretation suggests that Apple has big plans of its new iPhones this year. More →
Will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas is a jack of all trades. Aside from his many music related ventures, the popular recording artist has a knack for showing up everywhere and, over the past few years, has dabbled in acting, fashion, smartphones and an array of other varied ventures. You might even remember, for example, that the singer back in 2014 released a widely derided smartwatch that many quickly proclaimed was the worst tech gadget of the year.
While such a failure might have ruined lesser men, it’s hard to keep Will.i.am down. After all, with an estimated net worth of $75 million, Will.i.am is certainly capable of handling a few business missteps here and there.
One defense against malware is locking sensitive data that hackers want to steal from the Internet. That’s done through air-gapped PCs or computers that are not connected to the Internet or any network. Theoretically, one could not retrieve anything from such a device without physical access to it. But researchers have been able to replicate a tool the NSA reportedly uses and improve it, to steal information from an air-gapped computer. More →
It’s no secret that exam schedules can be annoying, but would you write your country’s president to voice your concerns? How about hacking their official website?
Enter this summer’s boldest Sri Lankan teenager. The BBC reported that a 17-year-old student has been arrested for allegedly hacking President Maithripala Sirisena’s website to express frustration over the country’s exam schedule. The announcement that the A-level (or advanced) exams were scheduled for April angered the teen, who pointed out that the exams coincided with celebrations for Sinhala and Tamil New Year.
The MacBook Pro is getting a massive redesign this year, multiple reports have said. The laptop will be even thinner and lighter than predecessors, but its best new feature might be a touch-ready secondary OLED display that’s supposed to replace the entire function key row atop the keyboard. More →
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Although many Pokemon Go players are content with leveling up and catching rare Pokemon, there are others who prefer to dig into the competitive aspect of the game. Unfortunately, like many of the game’s other features, it requires a ton of trial and error to determine which of your Pokemon are best equipped to battle at, win and effectively defend a gym once you take it over.
At least, it was trial and error, until GamePress published an incredibly comprehensive list of all the best gym defenders and their toughest match-ups.
Google Maps was a game-changer. It brought free and unlimited turn-by-turn navigation to the masses, and it continues to be one of the most widely used and beloved mobile apps in the world. It’s great for finding locations around you, but the true beauty of Google Maps as far as navigation is concerned is that it forced dedicated navigator makers to really step up their game and slash prices. They used to charge an arm and a leg for navigators and then even more fees on top of that for map updates, but that’s no longer the case.
Case in point: Check out the TomTom VIA 1505M World Traveler Edition GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps, which is on sale on Amazon from now through September 10th. More →
The iPhone 7 will come with a familiar design, early reports said, and we immediately started wondering whether the 16GB storage tier will be kept in place for the cheapest new iPhone. As we moved closer to the iPhone 7’s actual launch, more and more reports started offering alleged evidence that the 16GB iPhone is going away.
Reports from multiple sources indicated that Apple would double memory across the board, replacing the 16GB/64GB/128GB storage setup it used for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s with a 32GB/128GB/256GB lineup. A new leak indicates that the 32GB iPhone 7 is indeed real, and that’s good news to any iPhone fan looking to buy the cheapest iPhone 7 Apple will sell starting next week. More →
IFA 2016, an annual computing tradeshow held in Berlin, is one of the biggest dates on the calendar in terms of product launches. The show doesn’t officially start until the end of this week, but with some products about to be announced, here’s everything you have to look forwards to.
In case you didn’t know, Apple is going to kill the standard audio jack on the iPhone 7 – go grab your pitchfork. But how will it replace the 3.5mm headset port? How will it fix the problem it’s creating? After all, most of us already have at least one pair of regular wired headphones that will no longer work on a device that doesn’t have the audio jack, right? More →
You have to give Google credit. While the company’s primary revenue generator remains search-based advertising, Google has never been shy about exploring new ideas and business ventures. And while some of Google’s bold new initiatives have worked out swimmingly (Android), the vast majority have been, to put it bluntly, embarrassing failures. To be fair, this isn’t a knock against Google, but rather the inevitable result of the old adage that if you dream big, you run the risk of failing big.
Say what you will about Google, there’s simply no denying that the company loves to dream big. In turn, the company also has a long list of failures to its name. Whereas Apple prides itself on saying ‘no’, Google prides itself on saying ‘yes.’ In fact, Google’s failures are so numerous that it’s hard to pinpoint any specific venture as being the most disastrous. I mean, how can one reasonably choose between Google Wave, Google Plus or Google Glass?
The web is full of believable iPhone 7 rumors, and earlier leaks have revealed almost everything about the phone. But there are a few questions that still linger, as leaks move back and forth on the answers. One in particular concerns the new iPhones’ names. What will Apple call its “S” version of the iPhone 6s? iPhone 6SE is one name thrown around, but that’s terribly annoying. Others say that iPhone 7 is the chosen name for the upcoming new models. But one European carrier seems to already know the answer, and it’s not afraid to “mistakenly” list it on its website. More →