If you’re annoyed or inconvenienced when you’re told on an airplane that you have to wait until you’re at a certain altitude to use electronic devices, today the FAA announced it was lifting those restrictions… because they were based on nothing but superstition. You still can’t gab on your phone the whole flight thank god, but you can Candy Crush or email or tweeter as much as you want during takeoff and landing.
As expected, at today’s big Apple event, there was not one but two new iPhones that hit the red carpet. There’s the iPhone 5S, which will be Apple’s new top of the line iPhone, available in black, silver or gold-champagne, with a fingerprint scanner and some serious guts and the iPhone 5C, a line of candy colored iPhones that are available for $100 with a contract. Also, iOS 7 will be released on September 18.
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The North Korean government is calling the Arirang the first smartphone from North Korea, though it’s more likely that the phone was designed and manufactured in China and assembled in North Korea. Or maybe just packaged in North Korea. At any rate, Kim Jong Un is pretty stoked.
Calling it the biggest change to the iPhone since the launch of the iPhone, Apple today unveiled the highly anticipated iOS7. Not only does the whole thing have a new, sleek, minimalistic look, but all kinds of functions have been added, borrowed, improved or modified to improve the iOS experience.
The White House, the NSA and numerous tech companies are all taking a lot of heat right now from pretty much everybody over the whole “Sorry everybody, we’ve been wiretapping your shit for years” scandal. But if you want to or need to use modern conveniences like email, social networking, text messaging and instant messaging and you’re paranoid about government snooping, can encryption apps keep you safe? The people who make encryption apps would like you to think so.
If you have a mobile phone with any sort of games on it at all, what was the last game you played?
When Jony Ives took over as the lead UI designer for iOS last year after Scott Forstall got the boot, most people were automatically thinking of a massive graphical overhaul for the next version of iOS, and it sounds like that’s the case. The launch of iOS 7 is being pushed back until September as Ives replaces the familiar pseudo-realistic page tears and stitches with a more modern, minimal and flat, almost Windows Metro-like design.