Silvia Fuentes

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Apple beefs up iCloud, Apple ID security with two-step verification

Today, Apple has rolled out a new two-step verification service for iCloud and Apple ID users. This functionality greatly enhances the security of Apple accounts because it requires users to use a trusted device and an extra security code.<p>This security code can be sent via SMS or via the Find my …

BlackBerry Z10 Review: If They Could Turn Back Time...

The totally revamped phone that hopes to save BlackBerry is a damn fine first effort for a new platform. But can a new platform succeed in 2013?<p>My first smartphone was a BlackBerry Curve. I have nothing but fond memories of it--the speed and ease of typing on that keyboard, the battery that lasted …

Galaxy S III, iPhone Users Not So Different After All

Apple and Samsung spend a fortune on ads aimed at convincing their customers that they are different from the people who buy those <i>other</i> phones.<p>But a …

Voltissimo can juice your smartphone in 15 minutes

Out on the road and your iPhone's about to die? Buffalo's Voltissimo rapid charger can fully juice it in 15 minutes.<p>The Japanese peripherals maker just announced the mobile battery, designed to fire up all kinds of portable devices, from cameras to tablets to Android smartphones, via USB.<p>Voltissimo …

Gear & Gadgets

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop takes interviewer’s iPhone and throws it across floor (Video)

What do you do to generate some PR for a phone running Windows Phone 8, a platform that hasn’t exactly taken the world by storm? Nokia CEO Stephen Elop decided throwing a TV interviewer’s iPhone across the studio had to be worth a try…

HTC One Landing In U.K., Germany & Taiwan Next Week, Heading To North America, Asia-Pac & Across Europe Before End Of April

HTC’s new flagship smartphone, the HTC One, will go on sale in the U.K., Germany and the company’s home market of Taiwan next week, HTC has confirmed today. The rollout will then ramp up “across Europe”, North America and “most of Asia-Pacific” before the end of the April.<p>The company had previously …

Siri, which is the greenest tech company in the world?

Those iconic Apple Macs, iPhones and iPads now come in green.<p>Or they might as well do. The target of a long-running campaign by Greenpeace, Apple for years resisted disclosing its carbon footprint or the environmental impact of the tens of millions of digital gadgets. But yesterday it released its …

iPhone Addiction: 6 Signs Your Smartphone Is Stressing You Out

Being constantly connected is a basic fact of life for millennials: If you're a Gen Y-er, you probably carry around a mini-computer in your pocket at all times, text your friends in bed as you're falling asleep, and check your email within moments of waking in the morning. According to a recent …

My Phone And I Are Never Getting Out Of Bed

Our beds used to be finite. A limited range of activities took place there. We’d sleep, or try to, make love, eat, and maybe read a paperback. But we could only hide from the world for so long. The nagging puppet strings of our desire to learn and experience would pull taught. Eventually we had to …

Here's What Law Enforcement Can Recover From A Seized iPhone

You may think of your iPhone as a friendly personal assistant. But once it’s alone in a room full of law enforcement officials, you might be surprised at the revealing things it will say about you.<p>On Tuesday the American Civil Liberties Union published a report it obtained from a drug investigation …

Mayor Bloomberg says surveillance drones are inevitable in NYC: 'get used to it'

Governmental use of unmanned surveillance drones has inspired a lot of concern about privacy, but New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks the battle's already over. In a radio interview this week, Bloomberg said essentially that drones are an inevitable part of our future (and maybe our …