iPhone 5 Crushes Samsung Galaxy S3 in Crash Tests
We show videos from three different organizations who did comparative drop tests of the new iPhone 5 versus the Samsung Galaxy S3. The pattern is clear: The iPhone 5 is an especially resilient phone and the Galaxy S3 breaks without a lot of provocation.
Acrobat XI Boosts Mobile PDF Support
Acrobat XI will work better with cloud services and improve PDF support for phones and tablets, said Adobe Monday in announcing the next generation of its document creation and management tool.
Top Five 4G LTE Cities In The U.S.
Kansas City emerges as a winner for wireless broadband, as RootMetrics helps us break down the top 4G LTE cities in the U.S. by carrier.
iPhone 5: My First Week
After spending a week with the Apple iPhone 5, I have a clear picture of what has improved, evolved, and gone sideways.
Apple Apologizes For iOS 6 Maps
In a letter posted to the company's web site, Apple CEO Tim Cook has apologized to customers for "the frustration" caused by the disappointing experience of Apple Maps on the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. The letter suggests that customers use alternatives such as Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps.
RIM Video Shows BlackBerry 10 Devices Including Keyboard
A marketing video with the first clear images of BlackBerry 10 devices, with and without the full QWERTY keyboard, were posted Thursday on Vimeo and then removed. The video lives on at other sites. Appearing in the video are celebrities such as Lady Gaga, J. K Rowling and Thorsten Heins. We also have some images of the BB10 phones taken by CrackBerry.com.
Cool Factor: Future Of Computing Looks Like 'Minority Report'
Minority Report might soon be coming to a conference room near you. BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson pays a visit to John Underkoffler, builder of the movie's technology and chief scientist at Oblong in San Francisco, to see the future of computer interfaces.
How To Get Google Maps Back On Your iPhone
So you've installed iOS 6 or bought an iPhone 5, and Apple Maps is making you miserable? Join the club. While we wait for Google to release a Google Maps app for iOS 6, here's a simple workaround: Put a browser link to Google Maps on the Home page.
Without The Keyboard It's Not A BlackBerry
Everyone, even RIM, knows that time is running out and that in spite of what today's earnings announcement shows, if it has one last chance, it's with BlackBerry 10. What's really hard is that not only does RIM have to change to survive, it also has to stay the same, and that means keeping what people like about the BlackBerry: the keyboard. RIM won't get out of its hole by trying to out-iPhone Apple.
Perimeter E-Security To Offer MDM In The Cloud
Perimeter E-Security will offer cloud-based mobile device management based on AirWatch to manage bring-your-own-device deployments. The system works with Perimeter's Exchange-based email security service.
In Apple We Trust, Blindly
How secure are Apple products like iMessage and FaceTime? We have no idea. The protocols in those products have never been documented or scrutinized by outside experts.
NFC Smartphones Replace Card Keys In Pilot Program
Secure identity provider HID Global announced Tuesday it has completed two pilot programs that enable employees to open doors using near field communications (NFC)-enabled Samsung Galaxy S III smart phones. The trials were conducted at the headquarters of Internet subscription service Netflix and enterprise mobility provider Good Technology.
iPhone 5 Display Likely Culprit Behind Shortage
Apple's suppliers are having trouble producing enough displays for iPhone 5 to meet demand, thanks to new in-cell technology. The good news: Apple has a new reservation system to help score an iPhone 5.
Samsung Phone Flaw Lets Attackers Remotely Reset Device
A researcher at a security conference in Berlin has shown how USSD codes can be used in cyber attacks against Samsung phones. The Galaxy S3, for instance, could have its SIM card wiped merely by browsing a malicious website.
RIM Shows New BlackBerry Hardware Design
Research In Motion hints at the future of the BlackBerry as it shares a hardware reference platform device with a big screen and the latest version of BB 10 operating system.
Apple's Proprietary Lightning Beats Standard Micro-USB Mobile Connector
Giving the iPhone 5 a micro-USB port instead of the incompatible Lightning connection would have been the logical and considerate way to go, but that's not the Apple Way. Luckily for Apple, we iPhone, iPod, and iPad users are used to this kind of abuse and we'll put up with it. Even with the inconvenience and extra expense of Lightning--which offers little in return--most true believers won't ditch Apple for Android or Windows phones.
iPhone 5 is Hot - Too Hot to Hold
The hot new phone on the market is living up to its billing. Normal use got my iPhone 5 up to 111 degrees F. At this temperature it's too hot to hold.
Don't Like AT&T's FaceTime Policy? Go Elsewhere
So now access to FaceTime on one's current cellular data plan is a human right. Net neutrality proponents always played a weak hand, both legally and logically, and the controversy over AT&T and FaceTime on the iPhone and iPad just exposes further the vacuousness and arbitrariness of their positions.
Verizon iPhone 5 is Unlocked
The iPhone 5 sold by Verizon is unlocked, which means it can accept SIM cards from other carriers including AT&T. You still need to buy a Verizon data plan contract to get the phone at a discount, but after the plan is over you can change carriers easily.
GAO, RSA: Malicious Mobile Apps Almost Triple
More cyber criminals are jumping on the mobile bandwagon, say reports from the RSA and the Government Accountability Office. As a result, companies who embrace the bring-your-own-device trend could be giving hackers access to corporate communications.
Nokia Kicks Apple's Map In The Apps
Apple issued a mea culpa late Thursday in an attempt to deflect criticism of its Apple Maps application, which is a core part of iOS 6. Nokia took the opportunity to jump on Apple's mistake.
One Lousy Day So Far With iOS 6
iOS 6 might turn out to be a great product, but Apple has released it half-baked. The screwed-up Maps is only the most obvious, sometimes funny, example.