Waking up to the loud beeping of an alarm clock is no way to start a day, particularly if you regularly hit the snooze button and repeat the process once or twice before rolling out of bed. Pandora offers a better way. The free Pandora Radio app for iOS just received an update that introduces a new design for iOS 7 along with a long-awaited alarm clock feature.
To set the alarm, tap on the menu button in the upper-right corner when viewing the Now Playing screen. At the bottom of the menu you'll see a new line for … Read more
Requests for customer mobile phone data from federal, state, and local authorities topped 1 million last year, according to Senator Edward Markey.
The results were revealed Monday by the senator's office, which published letters received from the major US carriers in response to questions from Markey. The senator's questions touched on such topics as:How many total requests did your company receive from law enforcement to provide information about your customers' phone usage? How long does your company retain records for law enforcement? How many of the requests did your company fulfill, and how many did it deny? … Read more
China Mobile subscribers will finally get a shot at the iPhone.
The country's largest carrier has unveiled a promo page touting the upcoming preorders for the iPhone and other smartphones, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The promotion is designed to drum up interest in phones that can take advantage of China Mobile's new 4G network.
A China Mobile spokeswoman told the Journal that she couldn't comment on the ad. But a rep for the carrier confirmed to the newspaper that subscribers will be able to preorder the iPhone starting Thursday. China Mobile currently is putting together … Read more
The iPhone 5S is now fully stocked at Apple Stores, says Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
In his latest survey of 60 US Apple retail stores, conducted on December 4, Munster found that 100 percent of iPhone 5S models were in stock at each store. That number was up from 24 percent two weeks ago and 8 percent at the start of October.
"We believe Apple has caught up to demand, which we had expected ahead of the core holiday period," the analyst said in an investors note released Monday. "In reflecting on the supply for the … Read more
So you bought an iPad Air that turned out to be a demo model. So what?
That was the reaction of some after a Canadian woman was sold one at Target. She found photos and contacts already loaded on it and didn't think this constituted a brand-new tablet.
"What is so hard about plugging it into your computer and doing a factory restore from within iTunes? Rocket Science," offered one CNET commenter to her story.
So please, now listen to a different tale. It's that of Monica Hall. At the end, please consider what sort of … Read more
Does your iPhone case merely protect your iPhone? Bo-ring!
Why not spruce things up a bit with a case that combines protection with festive, blinky coolness? That's the idea behind this line of VanD flashing iPhone cases.
Available in a variety of styles for iPhone 5/5S and iPhone 5C, the LED Cover Flashing Clear Case offers a seemingly transparent protective shell for your handset.
People take nude pictures.
There are many reasons for this, only some in the area of titillation.
One teacher at an Ohio school, however, seems to have been made an example of solely because her nude pictures fell into the wrong hands.
The unnamed teacher was suspended by the Cincinnati Christian Hills Academy because her private nude photos appeared in a difficult place.
As WCPO-TV reports, the teacher reported her iPhone 4S stolen the day after the photos were seen on a revenge porn site. For those who might have missed this phenomenon, a revenge porn site is used by … Read more
Chances are you know that smartphones are little hubs of bacteria, carrying around germs, viruses and, in some cases, E. coli. I, for one, am a fan of just wiping down my phone with an alcohol swab to kill pathogens, but there's a new line of cases that promise to continuously combat germs without any extra effort.
The Tenerarca leather phone cases hail from Par'sk USA, and have a built-in line of defense against bacteria and electromagnetic radiation. According to the company, they carry a special coating called Upskin, a "proprietary antibacterial, sanitizing, and negative-ion-generating technology." … Read more