The lightweight Canvio AeroMobile SSD is, as its name suggests, designed for use on the go and could be the ideal solution for expanding the storage on everything from a smartphone to a notebook. But as well as being compact, it's also durable, thanks to the fact that it uses Solid State memory rather than a spinning hard drive for storage.
According to a number of sources, the company is serious about turning its iPhones into virtual wallets that consumers can use to make both online and in-store purchases. Rumors that Apple was finally getting serious about virtual payments and about replacing cash and credit cards with smartphone apps started to pick up pace in September when the latest iPhone, the 5S, launched with a built-in fingerprint scanner. Called Touch ID it can be used by the phone's owner to unlock the handset and for validating identity and purchases in the App Store and from iTunes.
A new security vulnerability found on Snapchat could render one s iPhone useless. Per LA Times, this vulnerability allows hackers to overload a user s inbox with messages which could trigger a denial-of-service on an iPhone or make an Android device horribly slow.
Apple originally signed an agreement with Liquidmetal Technologies in 2010, but other than the occasional reminder that it exists, the partnership does not appear to have been fruitful as of yet. Considering how many Apple devices had hit the market without so much as a trace of the metal alloys, it was safe to assume the agreement might be dormant until it expired, but MacRumors has discovered a brand new collection of patents that give some indication that Apple has indeed been working to make use of the Liquidmetal alloys.
Often called the Steve Jobs of China a title he publicly said wasn t appropriate Xiaomi s CEO Lei Jun said in an interview with Beijing News that Apple s iPhone is still the best smartphone in the world, even though his company sells popular smartphone models running a customized version of Android. iPhone is still the best smartphone on the planet, Jun said. For Xiaomi there s a lot of space for learning and talent.
A new Apple patent describes a technology that uses face detection and recognition to activate certain features on devices including iPhones, iPads or Macs, AppleInsider reports. The feature would help Apple offer a more secure environment to iOS and OS X device users, as well as provide quick access to a personalized iPhone or Mac setup based on the face of the user.