Research firm says Apple now biggest US phone seller

The launch of the iPhone 5 and the declining popularity of non-smartphones have made Apple the biggest seller of phones in the U.S. for the first time, research firm Strategy Analytics said Friday. The firm estimates that Apple shipped 17.7 million iPhones of all kinds to U.S. buyers in the October to December period, meaning … Continue reading

evasi0n jailbreak used on nearly 7 million iOS 6.0/6.1 devices

iOS 6 and 6.1 jailbreaking tool evasi0n has become the most quickly-adopted hacking tool for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch. The tool was the first jailbreaking software released for the iPhone 5 and iOS 6.1. The tool, which was released earlier this week, has been used on nearly seven million iOS devices since its launch, … Continue reading

Apple once again blocks Java web plugin on OS X

For the second time this year, Apple has blacklisted the Java Web plugin on OS X. The block, which was revealed on an Apple discussion board, applies to the current version of the plugin after an earlier attempt to patch a critical vulnerability was found to have not fixed the issue. The plugin could still be … Continue reading

Apple acquires patent for bending glass

Apple acquires patent for bending glass   Looks like it’s time for a different kind of arms race. According to CNET, Apple has been rewarded a patent for a technique that uses heat while bending glass over a mold to encourage a particular shape. This could lead to the Cupertino-based company making devices with curved displays. … Continue reading

Top 10 Tech Highlights of 2012

Top 10 Tech Highlights of 2012 While the world didn’t end, as was speculated, the year 2012 was marked by a series of events that are sure to shape the future of tech as we know it.   While the world did not end as speculated, the year 2012 was marked by a series of … Continue reading

For Tech investors, it’s hard to know when to bolt

For Tech investors, it’s hard to know when to bolt   When Hewlett-Packard Co agreed to buy British software company Autonomy in August last year for $11.1 billion, two well-known investors made diametrically different bets on how the big deal would play out. To short seller Jim Chanos, who had been raising red flags on … Continue reading

Growing Up Geek

Growing Up Geek: Amol Koldhekar By Amol Koldhekar Welcome to Growing Up Geek, a feature where we take a look back at our youth, and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. This week, we have our very own Amol Koldhekar! My childhood may have kicked off the 1990s, but … Continue reading

Developers worried about new rules for phone apps

Developers worried about new rules for phone apps   Acellphone game for kids about U.S. geography, “Stack the States,” gets rave reviews from parents. Its creator, Dan Russell-Pinson, considered making the 99-cent app better by adding a feature to allow children to play online against one another. But with the Federal Trade Commission issuing more … Continue reading

Facebook updates ‘Nearby’ feature for iOS and Android

Facebook updates ‘Nearby’ feature for iOS and Android   Facebook updated both its Android and iOS apps with the ‘Nearby’ feature on Monday; the feature helps discover businesses close to where you are. According to Facebook, this update will try and make it easier for users to discover places favoured by friends nearby. Previously, when … Continue reading

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