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Mozilla attacks 'lack of transparency' for iPhone and Android smartphones

‘A choice between one phone where you can’t tell what goes on inside it and another phone where you can’t tell what goes on inside it’<p>Mozilla is celebrating the Firefox browser’s 10th birthday, but it’s going on the offensive in the mobile market rather than resting on its laurels.<p>Chief technology …

Apple Sapphire Supplier GT Advanced Technologies Files For Bankruptcy

GT Advanced Technologies, which has a supply relationship with Apple after an agreement struck late last year, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company will continue to operate as normal despite the filing, which is designed to protect its assets and operating budget from debt …

iOS 8 bug reportedly erases iCloud Drive documents when settings are reset

If you're already using iOS 8's iCloud Drive feature, you might want to avoid your iPhone's "Reset" menu. <i>M</i><i>acRumors</i> reports that a newly discovered bug causes iCloud Drive documents to be permanently erased from the cloud whenever a a user picks "Reset All Settings." Ordinarily this option would …

Phones 4U Will Not Deliver or Refund iPhone 6 Pre-orders

Phones 4U is no longer operational as you know, and has entered administration after Vodafone and EE cancelled their contracts with the retailer. …

Rotten to the Core: How an Apple mega-deal cost Los Angeles classrooms $1 billion

<b>(monkeybusinessimages via iStock)</b><p>Bad business and worse ethics? A scandal is brewing in L.A. over a sketchy intiative to give every student an iPad<p>Kathleen Sharp<p>September 28, 2014 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Technology companies may soon be getting muddied from a long-running scandal at the Los Angeles Unified …

Black market iPhone 6 prices fall as Chinese regulators say final approvals are coming soon

iPhone smuggling into China is nothing new, but this year it has perhaps been even more of a problem as Apple awaits regulatory approvals to begin selling its new iPhone models in the country. The good news is that a report from CNBC notes that regulators in the country said today that final …

iPhone 6 Plus Owners Are Reportedly Complaining That The Phone Bends When You Put It In Your Pocket

When Apple initially unveiled its biggest iPhone to date — the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus — many worried the device would be too big to stuff in their pockets. Now, as it turns out, those who can fit the phone in their pocket are reportedly complaining that the phone bends after being stored there …

Phones

iPhone 6 Plus has best LCD display you can hold in your palm

The display rating experts at DisplayMate got intimately acquainted with Apple’s bigger than big display over the weekend, and after thorough testing, the LCD experts pronounced Apple’s 5.5-inch display the best performing LCD display they’ve ever tested on a smartphone.<p>The iPhone 6 did pretty well …

iOS 8: The Best Apple Keyboard Replacements

There is much to be admired in iOS 8, but one of the most useful and long overdue new features is support for third party keyboards. Following my iPhone 6 review I’ve now spent some time with the flood of replacements that have hit the App Store in the last week and broken down my favourites. But …

Here's How Much Every Part Of The iPhone 6 Really Costs

iPhone

Man says he stood 44 hours in iPhone 6 line to win back wife

When love is torn asunder and flowers can't fill the gap, what do you do?<p>This was the quandary faced by Dariusz Wlodarski, a fellow Pole now living in the UK.<p>He says his wife recently left him "because I wasn't the best husband and father."<p>"I didn't know how family is important to me," he told …

Ex-NBA star arrested for allegedly stealing from Apple store

Stars fall.<p>60 percent of NBA stars are said to go bankrupt within 5 years of retirement. But the accusations leveled against former Kentucky Wildcats and NBA star Rex Chapman make for troubling reading.<p>The Arizona Republic reports that Chapman, also a former director of basketball operations with …

Apple fans buy their first iPhone 6 - and this guy drops his

One of the first people in the world to own an iPhone 6 rapidly became the first person to experience the heartstopping feeling of watching a half-grand chunk of electronics hit the floor with a crash, after he dropped his new phone live on air.<p>Jack Cooksey was first through the doors of the Apple …

Dear Samsung, Thanks For Bringing The World The iPhone 6 Plus

Before most of us had gotten up close and personal with Apple’s new iPhones, the website <i>BGR</i> ran a post provocatively titled: “The truth hurts, Apple fans: You can thank Samsung for your big new iPhone displays.” Samsung liked it so much, it was featured in its new Apple-mocking ad, which reminds …

Apple fanboys are finally admitting Steve Jobs was wrong about huge phones

This weekend, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus went on sale to record pre-orders and insanely long queues. Sure, there’s pent up demand from the public, which has been clamoring for bigger devices for years.<p>But much of the rush for the new huge iPhones comes not just from the broader public, but from …

iPhone

4Chan Managed To Troll iPhone Users Once Again With The Introduction Of ‘Wave’

The fine folks over at 4Chan had a great time trolling iPhone users upon the release of IOS 7, convincing people that the new update would make their phone waterproof. It worked so well that folks thought they’d try it again with the release of IOS 8, only raising stakes a bit this time …

Tech Now: Terrific apps are reborn for iPhone 6, iOS 8

Apple's new iOS 8 mobile operating system is out, which means hundreds of apps have just gotten impressive updates so that content looks gorgeous and crisp on the new Retina HD displays on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Developers have been hard at work beefing up the codes that power their apps and …

Keyboard apps make typing a breeze in iOS 8

SAN FRANCISCO — Swipe it, type it, set a shortcut, grab a dictionary perfect for texting from your favorite sporting event: Typing on new Apple gadgets gets a lot easier with iOS 8.<p>In addition to Apple's own QuickType keyboard, popular Android keyboard apps are muscling their way in to the App …

Don’t Let iOS 8’s Accidental Selfie Feature Ruin Your Life

Who has already sent an accidental selfie in iOS 8’s Messages app?<p>I did.<p>This one:<p>Not great.<p>I’m late to the game when it comes to iOS 8. Many of my fellow tech journalists weaseled their way onto the beta version of the operating system, but out of laziness, or perhaps a feigned belief that I can …

Sony Xperia Z3 Review: Sony Improves On Its Vision Of A Perfect Smartphone

Announced at the Berlin IFA earlier this month, Sony’s latest flagship mobile is the Xperia Z3. Building on the Xperia Z1 and Z2 handsets, the Android-powered Z3 improves many areas of Sony’s older handsets. Existing Xperia owners may not find enough here to merit an immediate upgrade, but anyone …

Gold iPhone 6 Selling As High As $4,128 In Beijing Stores

Apple hasn't yet launched the iPhone 6 in China, but you can buy one there in coveted gold with 128 gigs of memory if you're willing to part with …

Apple's new iPhones score big in durability

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple's new and bigger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are more durable than last year's model and a leading Android phone, a study says.<p>Apple's iPhone 6, whose screen measures 4.7 inches, did the best across a variety of tests that measures how prone smartphones are to break due to …

iPhone 6 Gets Submerged In Liquid Nitrogen (Video)

We have already seen some iPhone 6 drop tests, and now we have a video of the new iPhone 6 being submerged in liquid nitrogen, as well as one of the …

Gear & Gadgets

Video shows how black market took over the iPhone 6 lines

In many places around the world, around the first 50 people in line waiting for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus last week appeared to be resellers — looking to make a quick (and relatively easy) buck selling Apple’s next generation iPhone on the gray/black market.<p>While we definitely noticed the phenomenon, …

Documentaries

Apple Sells 10 Million iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Devices During Launch Weekend

Apple has officially confirmed a total of 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales during their initial weekend on sale. This is a new record for an iPhone launch, besting the 9 million iPhone 5s and 5c sales from that launch last year, and far outpacing the 5 million new iPhone 5 devices sold back in …

Nintendo's latest 3DS XL edition plays on your nostalgic side

Nintendo regularly draws on its long history in video gaming to get you buying games and consoles, but it may have just topped itself with its latest 3DS XL variants. On top of two models meant to honor the launches of <i>Persona Q</i> and <i>Super Smash Bros.</i>, the company has unveiled an NES Edition that …

Inside Apple's PR Practices, From Media Control to Attitude Shift Under Tim Cook

In a lengthy 9 part exposé, <i>9to5Mac</i>'s Mark Gurman delves into the inner workings of Apple's PR team. While much of what Gurman covers is already fairly well known, his coverage provides an expansive look at the way Apple's PR team operates, from its organizational structure to its efforts to control …

Optimus Prime is no longer just a truck, he's a PlayStation

Toymaker Takara Tomy is re-imagining Optimus Prime as a heroic robot that transforms into the original PlayStation for a new toy that will release next year.<p>Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Takara Tomy announced the "Optimus Prime featuring Original PlayStation" today as part of a dual …

AT&T has been unsuccessful in kicking customers off their unlimited plans

nbcbayarea<p>AT&T eliminated their unlimited data plans for new customers in 2010. A year later, AT&T told those customers with an unlimited data plan that they would have their plans throttled if they consumed enough data to put them in the top 5 percent of the heaviest data users in a billing period.<p>…

Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?

The ancestors of modern viruses may have laid the groundwork for cellular life as we know it.<p>Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie were used to finding strange viruses.<p>The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a …