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Sleek dock restores earphone jack for iPhone 7

Apple famously knows what we want before we do, yet so many fans say the iPhone maker got it wrong when it took away the earphone jack on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.<p>Jokes, outrage, even night terrors, erupted on social media in real time as the new iPhone design was revealed. Not long after, a startup …

Security push could make New York a smartphone-free zone

Have you heard the one about the phone encryption bill in New York that will fine retailers $2,500 for each cell phone they sell that can’t be …

Apple iOS 9.2.1 Has A Nasty Surprise

Last night Apple released iOS 9.2.1 to little fanfare. On the surface this makes sense as Apple billed it as nothing more than dedicated bug fixes, but dig deeper and there’s actually a nasty surprise waiting…<p>Despite the bug fixing promise, Apple has admitted to Ars Technica that iOS 9.2.1 doesn’t …

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How to Turn Your Smartphone Into the Ultimate Spy Tool

You don't need to be Bond to get your own spy gadgets. You've already got the ultimate spy tool in your pocket: a smartphone. And who would suspect …

iPhone 6S Upgrade May Embarrass Galaxy S6

Apple is not a good enemy to have. Off the back of record breaking financial results, the company appears determined to drive a stake into its biggest rivals in 2015 – and top of the list is Samsung.<p>In a leaked investors’ research report obtained by AppleInsider respected KGI Securities analyst …

U.S. carriers must unlock cellphones, starting today

Some U.S. carriers have historically been more lenient about unlocking phones than others, but starting today they are all mandated to provide unlocking once a customer’s contract is up.<p>Legislation put in place by the Federal Communications Commission back in 2013 takes full effect today, and …

Samsung's steep Q3 profit decline shows ongoing struggles in mobile

Samsung's third-quarter results were just as bad as the company warned, as tougher competition caused profits to tumble 74 percent year-over-year in its mobile business.<p>Overall, the South Korean electronics giant on Wednesday reported a 60 percent drop in company-wide operating profit -- its fourth …

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Apple wants to turn your iPhone into the ultimate car remote control

Apple iPhone users could start their car simply by walking towards it or lock the doors by walking away<p><b>Apple</b> is looking at turning the iPhone into a car remote control that lets users unlock the doors and even start the engine when they approach the vehicle.<p>The US technology giant has <b>filed a patent</b> …