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Information Systems

How Apple has changed since Steve Jobs

Since Steve Jobs passed away two years ago Saturday, Apple has experienced no shortage of scrutiny.<p>Investors, the media and the public alike have targeted the company, accusing it of failing to innovate. Critics claim the company has lost its edge, merely updating existing products and not creating …

iOS 7: hidden iPhone features that will be enabled

As Apple releases its new operating software ahead of the launch of the new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5c, we take a look at some of the exciting features that will be enabled.<p>Apple is due to release iOS 7 to the public on September 18, just ahead of the two new iPhones themselves.<p>While some of the …

Google buys Bump to share anything between your phone and laptop

Google just bought Bump, the app for iPhone and Android that transfers files, photos, and videos between your phone and your laptop.<p>Terms of the deal were not released.<p>The app allows you to select anything on your phone — photos, files — and transfer it to your computer simply by “bumping” the …

The S in iPhone 5S stands for “super-premium”—at least in China

It should be clear by now that the “C” in the iPhone 5C was never going to stand for “cheap”. But what about the S in the iPhone 5S? The latest pricing from China Telecom, the third-largest mobile network operator in the largest mobile market in the world, shows that in China at least it stands for …

iPhone

Google Knows The WiFi Passwords Of Every Android User: Report

Google might have access to WiFi passwords used by every single Android user, a new report suggests. That is a whole lot of WiFi passwords -- maybe most of them in the world.<p>“If an Android device (phone or tablet) has ever logged on to a particular Wi-Fi network, then Google probably knows the …

Pixel perfect: tips for sprucing up your homescreen

One of the more appealing features of Android is that you can customize the operating system in different ways. Unfortunately though, there are …

How the Samsung Galaxy S4 tempted me from the iPhone 5

For ages, the iPhone has been columnist Danny Sullivan's go-to gadget. But the Galaxy S4, with its large screen, has now become his "first reach" device.<p>I'm fortunate to have several smartphones to choose from. For work reasons, I need to keep up with the Android, iOS, and Windows Phone platforms, …

iPhone 5

Hilarious Fake Ad Shows Who Will Really Be Buying The Gold iPhone 5S [Video]

I am 100% on board this mock commercial of who will buy the gold iPhone 5S, from digital media company Andy Media. Even if the gold iPhone 5S does actually look pretty fantastic in real life, this is still largely the clientele I expect to be buying it. Absolutely hysterical.<p>Source: YouTube

New Video Clip Allegedly Shows Powered-On Blue iPhone 5C

<i>C Technology</i> has posted a new video (direct link to video) showing what appears to be a powered-on blue iPhone 5C. The brief video does not show much of the handset's physical design, revealing only the blue edges of the device, but if legitimate would be further evidence that the assembled devices …

Ostrich Pillow Junior

Remember the popular and fun Ostrich Pillow? the perfect companion to nap, disconnect and dream? Now the same guys behind the famous product have …

Jaguar C-X17 Sports Crossover Concept

Is the design daring enough for Jaguar's first SUV?<p>You may not realize it, but Jaguar is the only mainstream automaker that doesn’t offer a crossover or SUV. Well, it <i>was</i>. The C-X17 concept car, which debuts at the Frankfurt auto show looks—aside from the interior—production ready. Although the …

Off-roading

What NSA snoops like about the iPhone

The agency can spy on Android devices and even the BlackBerry, but the iPhone is a favorite target, according to German news site Der Spiegel.<p>The iPhone apparently is popular not just with consumers but with the National Security Agency, though for somewhat different reasons.<p>The NSA can retrieve …

Surveillance

Apple's iPhone event is tomorrow -- get your liveblog here!

Apple's making some huge changes to iOS this year, so what are the chances that the iPhone will undergo a similar transition? Based on what we've been hearing, the likelihood is pretty high; Tim Cook, Sir Jony Ive and the rest of the crew may show off not one but <i>two</i> new iPhone models for the very …

IFA 2013 Roundup: Apple accessories almost stole the show

Samsung received the most attention this year at the IFA consumer technology show with its new Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Galaxy Note devices, but Apple products still dominated much of the show floor when it came to new accessories for tablets and smartphones. Below we’ve put together a huge …

Mercedes Is Testing Google Glass Integration, and It Actually Works

I put the car in park, unplug the phone, and put Google Glass on my face. Within seconds, I've got step-by-step directions to a coffee shop down the …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

How to print to your Mac's printer from anywhere

Apple's iCloud service makes printing to your remote Mac relatively easy to do.<p>If you have a printer on your home network or attached to your Mac at work, you can likely set it up so you can print from anywhere.<p>Normally if you want to print over the Internet, you need to set up a protocol like IPP …

Operating Systems

Peel Wall Light | By Yoy

Peel is a wall light that looks as if a corner of a wall were peeling and light was leaking therefrom. The clever design, created by YOY, a Tokyo …

Furniture

Apple’s iPhone Trade-in Program Is Already Being Piloted, Here’s How It Works

Apple is about to introduce an iPhone trade-in program that will allow users to walk into a Retail store and trade up from an old model to a new one. We’ve heard some interesting details about the way that the program will work, and indeed, is working right now in some pilot Apple Stores.<p>The …

Assessing Zuckerberg’s Idea That Facebook Could Help Citizens Re-Make Their Government

Mark Zuckerberg has a grand vision that Facebook will help citizens in developing countries decide their own governments. It’s a lofty and partially attainable goal. While Egypt probably won’t let citizens vote for their next president with a Like, it is theoretically possible to use Facebook to …

Samsung Launches A Tablet For Kids

If there’s anything more surprising that the rapid rise of tablets in the workplace, it’s the way children have taken to swiping and tapping their way around iPads and Android tablets too. Seeing an obvious opportunity, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, a colorful tablet pre-loaded with …

Research links children's psychological problems to prolonged screen time

Study by Public Health England backs concerns raised by doctors that lack of exercise leads to unhealthy lifestyles<p>Spending too much time in front of television, DVDs and computer games is taking its toll on children's physical and mental health, according to a government-commissioned report …

Ping Wallet

Ping Wallet is the world´s thinnest, smartest wallet. Made with super slim aluminum, the smart wallet is equipped with anti-loss, anti-theft and card …

Wallet

Defender Iglow | By Topeak

Another great cycling accessory by Topeak, the DeFender iGlow is a sleek rear road fender with Integral Glow (iGlow) technology for safety at night …

Izon | Remote Room Monitor

IZON by Stem Innovation is a wi-fi video monitor that allows you to automatically watch, listen and record from any place in the world. All you need …

Eight iPhone Apps To Help You Survive Burning Man

48,000 people are about to descend on Black Rock City, Nevada to join in the Burning Man<p>festivalexperiment. There’s going to be art galore, crazy events, weird costumes for days, and the brutal Black Rock Desert meting out its hellish punishments on each and every Burner.<p>Making the trip to BRC is …

You Can Now Pre-Order Loop Attachment’s Awesome Mummy Case For iPad

We’re big fans of Loop Attachment here at Cult of Mac — they make some really awesome accessories for iOS devices. And this week they’ve made their terrific Mummy case available to pre-order for the full-size iPad. We reviewed the iPad mini model back in April and found it to be one of the best …