Chris Ulch

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Apple Is Preparing Such Big Changes To The iPhone Software That Engineers Are Using Special Filters To Hide Their Screens

He says the "word on the street" is that engineers inside Apple who are authorized to carry around new iPhones have a filter on their screen so that the side viewing angles are diminished. (Think about one of those filters people put on their desktop screens at work.)<p>The filter on the iPhone screen …

iOS

Concept imagines low-cost iPhone with translucent iMac G3-inspired plastic in multiple colors

BusinessInsider points us to this concept from Matteo Gianni and friends that imagines a low-cost iPhone inspired by the original translucent, brightly colored casings Apple introduced with its iMac G3. While the G3-inspired back casing comes from only one sketchy DigiTimes report, the concept also …

The first call from a cell phone was made 40 years ago today

Martin Cooper changed the world when he made the first cell phone call 40 years ago.<p>The former Motorola vice president and division manager made the call on the company's DynaTAC phone while standing in front of the New York Hilton on Sixth Avenue. His first call: to the head of research at Bell …

Mobile Devices

Apple’s iMessage Encryption “Impossible To Intercept” For Surveillance Purposes, Claims DEA Report

Apple’s iMessage text messaging replacement and chat service has frustrated U.S. federal agents looking to get access to suspect communications, a new report from CNET reveals. According to government documents obtained by the news source, iMessage and its encryption are not vulnerable to existing …

Apple stays on top in U.S. smartphone market, study says

When it comes to smartphones in the U.S., Apple remains on top, a new study from ComScore says.<p>During the three months ended in February, Apple held onto its title as the No. 1 smartphone vendor in the U.S. the market tracker said. The Cupertino, Calif., company controlled 39 percent of the market, …

Apple's Spaceship HQ Is Getting a Downgrade From Absurd to Just Plain Extravagant

Back in 2011, when Steve Jobs announced his plans to build a spaceship-like Cupertino HQ for Apple, we all knew it was going to be one ridiculously …

Belt-Tightening in Europe Bolsters Case for Cheaper iPhone

Martin Hajek<p>Unnerved by the continued fragility of their economy, Europeans are cutting back spending on mobile devices. And that could pose problems …

Apple Removes App From Store Due To 'Illegal' Content After Tim Cook Apology

Is Apple practicing self-censorship in China?<p>According to the Financial Times, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) removed an application from China’s regional App …