Category: iOS

Smartphones are uploading your data to the mothership

Earlier this week it was discovered that a few applications on the iPhone and iPad (As well as other smart phones it must be said) where secretly uploading our address book data to remote servers and I find this shocking–not because these apps were doing it–but more because Apple allowed it. Don’t get me wrong …

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Battery woes and how to fix them

Hand on my heart I am not having battery issues with my iPhone 4S or iPhone 4. But there is a lot of yelling and blogging going on so I guess something must be up. In the months and weeks since the 4S was released there have been a number of hints surface claiming to …

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Tethering your iPhone (death to the dongle)

I see them in offices, homes and airport lounges. They hang on like little plastic leeches sucking the style and sophistication out of anything they happen to be plugged into.  I am of course, referring to USB dongle modems. Thankfully there is a better way, a sexier more sophisticated way- provided you have a smart …

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Siri and her commands

Without putting it over dramatically Siri is a giant leap forward in AI. Many people think its just voice dictation and if that were true it wouldn’t be worth me mentioning it. Android and Windows Phone 7 (WP7) has had this built into the phone for ages now and google search has been available as an …

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