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Apple Keeps Constant Log Of iPhone Calls In iCloud, Warns Cop Contractor

Apple Keeps Constant Log Of iPhone Calls In iCloud, Warns Cop Contractor | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
iPhone call logs are consistently sent to the iCloud in near real-time, making it easier for cops to grab such data from Apple, warns Russian firm.
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T-Mobile Will Fork Over $48 Million for Misrepresenting Its Unlimited Data Plans -- The Motley Fool

T-Mobile Will Fork Over $48 Million for Misrepresenting Its Unlimited Data Plans --  The Motley Fool | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
The FCC says T-Mobile has too many data restrictions on its unlimited data plans, and now it's paying the price.
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Pixel XL review: Google's new phone isn't a Nexus—it's better

Pixel XL review: Google's new phone isn't a Nexus—it's better | MobilePhones | Scoop.it

Google has been selling phones since the Nexus One landed almost seven years ago. In fact, there have been eight Nexus phones, one each year through 2014, and two last year. They have generally been good phones, especially in the last few years. But the Pixel is not a Nexus. It’s better.

With the Pixel, Google did more than partner with a phone maker to slap  Android on an already-designed handset. It created its own hardware and software innovations on top of stock Android. The result is a phone that may displease Android purists, but should delight everyone else. This is Google’s first real attempt to push a phone to the mass market, and the Pixel competes directly with the iPhone as well as pricey flagships from Samsung and LG.

For this review, we’re looking only at the Pixel XL. The Pixel is smaller, with a 5-inch 1080p display instead of the Pixel XL's 5.5-inch 1440p display. The smaller display—along with the Pixel's smaller battery—is the only difference between the two models. 

Not a Nexus

Nexus phones were built in partnerships with hardware partners like LG, Motorola, and Samsung. Google would take a mostly-developed phone, and work a deal to make it the next Nexus. Google would then ask for a few tweaks, slap on stock Android and Google apps, and then resell it. But with the two Pixel phones, Google says it has had its hand on the wheel from the beginning, with HTC acting as a mere contract manufacturer. This is a longer and riskier process, but gives Google the opportunity to more tightly integrate its services, as well as tune hardware and software together.

 

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iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's The Difference?

iPhone 7 Vs iPhone 7 Plus: What's The Difference? | MobilePhones | Scoop.it

It’s that time of year again: new iPhones. But the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are not like any previous Apple iPhone ‘number change’. Instead, from the outside, they look virtually identical to both the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. So are they a huge let down or not?

In short: yes and no. On the downside, the leaks proved almost 100% accurate so there were no surprises on the night. But the flip side is Apple has changed a lot internally and provided a major camera overhaul to both models. 

So let’s break down the key differences to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus…

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Sony made a $3,200 gold-plated Walkman

Sony made a $3,200 gold-plated Walkman | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
Sony has built the perfect complement to your Apple Watch Edition: a $3,200 Walkman that’s plated in gold.
This is a super-high-end revision of the already-high-end Walkman that Sony introduce
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The iPhone 7 likely to disappoint as coolest new features saved for iPhone 8

The iPhone 7 likely to disappoint as coolest new features saved for iPhone 8 | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
Apple’s iPhone 7 will seem muted compared with the iPhone 8.
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Government Issues New Tool to Help Mobile App Developers Identify Applicable Federal Laws

Government Issues New Tool to Help Mobile App Developers Identify Applicable Federal Laws | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
FTC released interactive tool entitled Mobile Health Apps Interactive Tool intended to help developers identify federal laws that apply to apps that collect, create and share consumer information
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Here's Everything Apple Might Announce Next Month

Here's Everything Apple Might Announce Next Month | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
Apple is expected to introduce a new version of the iPad Air, a smaller 4-inch iPhone called the iPhone 5se, and more next month.
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Here's how to use the little-known undo feature on the iPhone

Here's how to use the little-known undo feature on the iPhone | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
The iPhone has a little-known trick: shake to undo. Here's how to use it.
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AOL takes a stab at livestreaming with Kanvas 5.0

AOL takes a stab at livestreaming with Kanvas 5.0 | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
Kanvas, a social network acquired by AOL earlier this year, today revealed that it will add livestreaming to the list of creator-made content supported on its app. With this move, AOL becomes the latest to throw its hat into the competitive livestreaming ring.
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Apple Removes 300 Infected Apps - Apple App Store Security Breach

Apple Removes 300 Infected Apps - Apple App Store Security Breach | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
Popular games like Angry Birds 2 may have been infected by suspicious malware.
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It's official: Android M is 'Marshmallow'

It's official: Android M is 'Marshmallow' | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
Earlier, we tweeted a picture posted to Google+ of a new Android statue under a tarp at the Googleplex. While we didn’t know what Android would be called a
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iPhone 7 Vs iPhone SE: What's The Difference?

iPhone 7 Vs iPhone SE: What's The Difference? | MobilePhones | Scoop.it

Should you upgrade to the iPhone 7 or iPhone SE? The answer might surpris

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WikiLeaks reveals Barack Obama's personal email address

WikiLeaks reveals Barack Obama's personal email address | MobilePhones | Scoop.it

Even a president-elect needs to send email. And as a result of the stolen email messages released by WikiLeaks, we now know what President Barack Obama's email address was during the presidential transition at the end of the 2008 campaign: bobama@ameritech.net. 

 

Five emails to or from that address show up in the hacked email file of John Podesta, head of the Hillary Clinton campaign. Dating back to the end of the 2008 campaign, the emails show that the Obama team was focused on getting the new administration up and running even before Election Day 2008. 

In one email dated Oct. 30, 2008, Podesta emailed Obama and advisor Pete Rouse under the subject heading "Economic Staffing Decisions." 

"Barack, Good meeting yesterday," Podesta wrote. "When we got off on the idea of creating an emergency national economic council, we left unresolved two questions that were contained in my 2 page cover memo." 

Podesta pushed for quick decisions on whether William Daley or Daniel Tarullo should run the interim economic staff team early on in the transition. Podesta recommended Tarullo. 

Podesta also reminded Obama that the president-elect had recommended billionaire investor Warren Buffett to the list of potential members of an interim outside economic council. He asked Obama for a decision. 

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N.J. college student’s iPhone explodes in pocket during class

N.J. college student’s iPhone explodes in pocket during class | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
Student said he doesn’t know why his iPhone 6 Plus caught fire, but the device, which was turned off at the time, managed to leave a hole in his back pocket
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Apple expects to run into supply issues for iPhone 7

Apple expects to run into supply issues for iPhone 7 | MobilePhones | Scoop.it

Apple Inc. AAPL, -2.46% says it will no longer release first-weekend pre-order sales data beginning with the iPhone 7, because it expects to run into supply issues, according to a statement. The company said it expects to sell out of the iPhone 7, given the fact that it is launching in more countries than usual over the first weekend and there is limited supply. "We are now at a point where we know before taking the first customer pre-order that we will sell out of iPhone 7," the company said. "These initial sales will be governed by supply, not demand, and we have decided that it is no longer a representative metric for our investors and customers." The company also reiterated its financial guidance for the September quarter. Shares of Apple fell 2.4% to $105.77 in morning trade. They're down 6.9% in the past three months, versus a 2.6% increase for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.25%

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Study Reveals What Your Phone Says About You

Study Reveals What Your Phone Says About You | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
Two studies are carried out to see how people perceive owners of iPhones and Android phones, and if those perceptions stood up.
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It’s OK Not to Use a Smartphone

It’s OK Not to Use a Smartphone | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
Flip phones are smarter than you think: Geoffrey A. Fowler reviews feature phones offering simplicity, low prices and a way to unplug
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Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus barely better than BlackBerry Priv

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus barely better than BlackBerry Priv | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
Samsung’s Galaxy S7 has taken the top rating on Consumer Reports’ smartphone report.
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App Helps Report Racial Profiling Allegations at Airports

App Helps Report Racial Profiling Allegations at Airports | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
Launched in 2012, FlyRights is a free mobile app with which one can quickly and easily document air travel discrimination and report it immediately.
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Google's Translate App Can Now Use Your Camera to Translate the World in Real Time

Google's Translate App Can Now Use Your Camera to Translate the World in Real Time | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
If you're ever in a situation in which you need to understand some text in a foreign language, getting a translation is now as free and easy as loading up
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Apple Facing a Huge Lawsuit for Its Hidden iOS9 Feature

Apple Facing a Huge Lawsuit for Its Hidden iOS9 Feature | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
If you don't have unlimited data, pay attention.
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Apple Bypasses Mobile Carriers With IPhone Financing, Leasing

Apple Bypasses Mobile Carriers With IPhone Financing, Leasing | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
Apple Inc. will finance and lease the iPhone for the first time, providing new competition to the nation’s wireless carriers by offering consumers a way to get the latest mobile device sooner.
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Tech Tips: Are you better off keeping Verizon contract plan?

Tech Tips: Are you better off keeping Verizon contract plan? | MobilePhones | Scoop.it
Verizon is doing the unthinkable: Starting Thursday, the nation's largest wireless company will eliminate two-year service contracts, along …
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