iPhone Photo Storage App

Free app lets you save seven times more photos on your iPhone

By on June 23, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

Free app lets you save seven times more photos on your iPhone

When you think of the name “Avast,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? We can guarantee it won’t be iPhone photo storage apps, but the company just released one that you should absolutely check out. If not for the sleek graphics and the great user interface, check it out for its wizardry: According to Avast, its new app can store 7GB of photos in just 1GB of space. More →

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iPhone Online Banking Apps

Banks are killing the password, and they can thank the iPhone for that

By on June 23, 2016 at 6:30 PM.

Banks are killing the password, and they can thank the iPhone for that

Many distinct entities are looking to kill the password, or replace it with better, more secure ways of logging into several online services. Banks are among them, and it’s easy to understand why. They want to protect their money. In light of the many security breaches that have put at risk the identities and online assets of millions of users, banks are encouraging customers to sign up for in-app biometric authentication methods. Scanning a fingerprint, the eye, or recording voice is a lot easier, and more secure, than logging into online banking services using credentials that hackers can steal or social engineer. And the iPhone is a big reason why banks are looking to kill the password. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on June 23, 2016 at 11:17 AM.

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a terrific one, and you can still find a few remaining apps in that post that are free downloads if you hurry. But we’ve got 10 fresh iOS apps for today’s post, of course, and you’ll find them all listed below. Be sure to grab the ones you like before these sales end. More →

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iOS 10 Kernel Encryption

Critical iOS 10 component isn’t encrypted, but it’s a feature not a glaring oversight

By on June 23, 2016 at 8:31 AM.

Critical iOS 10 component isn’t encrypted, but it’s a feature not a glaring oversight

Apple last week released the first beta of iOS 10 after explaining the main features of the upcoming iPhone, iPad and iPod touch update during its WWDC 2016 opening keynote. As expected, developers and researchers started poking around and some of them discovered that Apple left the kernel unencrypted. To some, this appeared to be an unexpected mistake from a company that’s known to prioritize user security and privacy, and to advocate for strong encryption. However, other researchers suspected this might be a feature, not a bug.

Apple has now confirmed the kernel is supposed to be decrypted in iOS 10.
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iPhone Lawsuit

Shocker! Company that sued Apple over iPhone 6 is a patent troll

By on June 22, 2016 at 8:00 PM.

Shocker! Company that sued Apple over iPhone 6 is a patent troll

Late last week, reports began to surface indicating that Apple was being forced to halt sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in Beijing due to a patent infringement claim from a company called Schenzhen Baili. Specifically, the company alleged that Apple’s 2014 iPhone models infringed upon the design of its own 100C smartphone.

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iPhone OLED Screen

Let’s all just agree the 2017 iPhone will have an OLED screen

By on June 22, 2016 at 5:20 PM.

Let’s all just agree the 2017 iPhone will have an OLED screen

I have to keep checking my calendar, because it’s only June 2016, but we already have a pretty solid idea of what 2017’s iPhone is going to look like. I know Apple leaks have been getting worse year-by-year, but this is just getting silly now.

A(nother) well-sourced report from Nikkei has supply-chain research that shows that Samsung and Sharp are ramping up production of OLED screens, in time to be in devices by 2017. As we (and everyone else on the internet) has pointed out, there’s only one mobile company big enough to need this kind of supply ramp-up.

The name starts with ‘A,’ and ends with ‘pple’s going to make an OLED-screen iPhone next year.’

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on June 22, 2016 at 11:28 AM.

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

If you’re on the hunt for some sweet new iOS apps and you don’t want to part with much cash to get them, you’re in luck. Today, as we do every day, we’ve put together a post filled with the best premium iPhone and iPad apps out there that are on sale for free. There are a whole bunch of useful apps on today’s list, and there are even a couple of fun ones like an app filled with terrible “yo mama” jokes. You can also check yesterday’s post, which includes a few apps that are still free downloads. More →

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Apple iPhone 7 headphone

No one asked for Apple to kill the headphone port, and that’s ok

By on June 21, 2016 at 3:43 PM.

No one asked for Apple to kill the headphone port, and that’s ok

A number of simultaneous reports today, all from reputable sources, appear to have confirmed that this year’s iPhone will not have a headphone jack. As you’d imagine, the news spawned a series of internet Hot Takes, including one particularly withering listicle from Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel.

“Taking the headphone jack off phones is user-hostile and stupid” does, in all honesty, raise some excellent points about why ditching the headphone jack is…well, user-hostile and stupid. I would personally like for my next phone to have a headphone jack. But an otherwise-worthwhile piece ends with this one observation:

6. No one is asking for this

Raise your hand if the thing you wanted most from your next phone was either fewer ports or more dongles.

I didn’t think so. You wanted better battery life, didn’t you? Everyone just wants better battery life.

This is stupid, and hostile to common sense.

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iPhone 7 Headphone Jack

Confirmed: Apple is making only one, very dumb change to the iPhone this year

By on June 21, 2016 at 1:05 PM.

Confirmed: Apple is making only one, very dumb change to the iPhone this year

Rumors about the iPhone 7 and headphone jacks have been circulating for months, but as we get closer to September, we’re getting a much better idea of what the next iPhone will look like. The latest report comes from CNBC, and it’s not promising any world-changing upgrades — quite the opposite, in fact.

According to simultaneous reports from CNBC, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters, Apple will only be making “subtle changes” to the iPhone this fall, but the big change that everyone will notice is the removal of the headphone jack.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on June 21, 2016 at 12:11 PM.

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

What, Monday’s killer list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free wasn’t enough for you? Of course it wasn’t… you can never really get enough paid iOS apps for free. Today we’ve got 10 more freebies lined up and if you missed yesterday’s post, head back there right away and you’ll find some more that are still on sale. More →

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iOS 10 Dark Mode

This is how gorgeous iOS 10’s hidden dark mode feature will make your iPhone look

By on June 20, 2016 at 2:05 PM.

This is how gorgeous iOS 10’s hidden dark mode feature will make your iPhone look

Apple’s iOS platform is arguably the best-looking mobile software in the world, but there’s always room for improvement. And according to some snooping done this past week by developers digging through Apple’s iOS 10 code, there are some big improvements that are indeed coming soon to an iPhone and iPad near you. More →

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