How Apple stole notifications from Android and beat them with iOS 5

By on June 13, 2011 at 1:35 PM.

How Apple stole notifications from Android and beat them with iOS 5

If you haven’t seen the pattern before, well, you just haven’t been looking — Apple might not be the first with a feature all of the time, but the company almost always has the last laugh. Remember what happened with copy and paste? It’s almost unimaginable to think that the iPhone didn’t have this feature until almost three years into its existence, but when Apple introduced it, it worked like nothing before it — and by that, I mean it worked, and worked effortlessly. Notifications were arguably the biggest pain point for most iOS users, and Apple, as you know, has addressed them in a big way with Notification Center. How do you access Notification Center? You simply swipe down from the top of the device and a drawer-like panel slides down and displays your notifications. It sounds familiar, yes, but it’s really so much more than what we’ve seen in Android so far. Hit the jump to read on. More →

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iPod touch users experiencing graphics issues after iOS 4.3 update [video]

By on March 16, 2011 at 11:47 PM.

iPod touch users experiencing graphics issues after iOS 4.3 update [video]

Reports are beginning to mount from iPod touch owners who are experiencing an odd graphics issue on their devices after updating to iOS 4.3. Screen sections of affected iPods seem to flicker and distort, almost as if the device is having a refresh rate or redraw issue. Some users are reporting that their screens appear “snowy” or “fuzzy.” There is a thread on the company’s discussion board where affected users are airing out their concerns; Apple has yes to publicly acknowledge the issue. There is a video after the break that demonstrates what some iPod touch users are dealing with. More →

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Android 2.0.1 security flaw allows bypass of DROID screen lock

By on January 11, 2010 at 9:52 PM.

Android 2.0.1 security flaw allows bypass of DROID screen lock

Android-lock-screen

Does your phone have security flaws? DROID does. Sorry, we couldn’t resist. It looks like a flaw found in the Android 2.0.1 code will allow a user to bypass the lock screen on your beloved Motorola DROID. Now, someone can’t just walk over to your DROID and pop the lock; there is one, fairly large, prerequisite that needs to be fulfilled… your phone needs to be ringing. While your DROID is locked and ringing, pressing the “back” key will cause your DROID to present you with the home screen, and from there, you have full access to the phone. Google has stated, “We are aware of the issue and we’re working to deliver a fix to Motorola DROIDs shortly.” More →

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