New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has claimed that the ‘Activation Lock’ feature introduced by Apple with iOS 7 has reduces the theft of iPhone up to great extent.
Phone theft is an issue of great concern, especially at times when they have become so advanced. Earlier, the phones were only used to make phone calls, send texts, check the time, but now the smartphones have become portable PCs that are used to browse the internet, shop online, and do far more than just make calls. Obviously, these high-end devices definitely don’t come at a lower price.
The company introduced “Activation Lock” with its iOS 7 in September 2014, which enable users to disable their devices in case of loss or theft.
Schneiderman has said that the company’s security measure is very effective resulting in a “significant” decline in iPhone-related theft in three major cities – New York, San Francisco, and London, according to reports by the New York Times (NYT).
Schneiderman has been quoted saying NYT in an interview that “the introduction of kill switches has clearly had an effect on the conduct of smartphone thieves. If these can be cancelled like the equivalent of cancelling a credit card, these are going to be the equivalent of stealing paperweight.”
San Francisco police have said that after the introduction of security feature, iPhone robberies in the city have reduced by 38%, while in London the cases dropped by 24%. Meanwhile, in New York City, iPhone robberies fell 19%, according to the New York Police Department.
Speculated to be announced at Apple’s keynote event on September 10th, the world awaits the entry of the iPhone 5S or 6 and cheaper iPhone 5C. Along with these devices, the Cupertino Calif.-based firm is also expected to announce the release of its latest operating system; iOS7.
Printed in vivid colors, the invitation hints towards the arrival of the iPhone 5C in rainbow colors.
Also a video with rumors have surfaced around the corner indicating that Apple’s cheaper iPhone 5C might roll out in either hot pink or red, running iOS 7.
However, certain reports also indicate that the iPhone 5S and 5C might hit the shelves on September 20th and 27th respectively.
Molded in a plastic case, the cheaper iPhone 5C might house lower specs as compared to its predecessors. The device might cost in between $300 to $500, which is cheaper as compared to Apple’s costly iPhone devices… Read the rest
With the iPhone 6 rumoured to be released later on this year it makes sense to analyse how it compares to the present completion before deciding on which new phone to buy.
Each of these phones has major plus points. The Nokia Lumia 1020 has one of the most, if not the most amazing camera in a phone ever – it has a 41MP PureView front camera. The Samsung Galaxy S4 has an amazing screen and blistering performance. And the iPhone 6 is rumoured to have the new iOS 7, a biometric finger print scanner and up to 128GB of memory.
All of these phones use different operating systems; the iPhone 6 will have the new iOS 7, the Lumia 1020 uses Windows 8 and will soon be upgraded to Windows 8.1’s special Amber edition while the Galaxy S4 uses the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software. While the Lumia is the best when it comes to recoding and playing videos and photos, it is let down by its user interface and the relatively small number of apps available for Windows Phone 8. The Galaxy also has some shortcomings – it doesn’t feel very costly and looks too similar to the Galaxy S3
All this means that Apple has a good chance to take back the top smartphone spot if it gets its formula right with the iPhone 6. … Read the rest
We’ve all been waiting quite patiently for the iPhone 6’s launch as Apple takes its own sweet time redesigning the iOS 7. But if it really wants to ensure that its new offerings can actually take on the Samsung Galaxy S4 and possibly bring it down, there are quite a lot of things that need to be worked on.
Now that the Galaxy S4 has finally hit the markets and we’ve managed to spend some time playing around with it, exploring its features, we’ve realized that it will take more than a facelift or a bigger screen for Apple to recapture the share it has lost to Samsung. Running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, Samsung’s added a plethora of features to ensure that it stands out among other premium Android smartphones.
In addition to its futuristic features like eye tracking and Air Gesture, the one thing that Apple really needs to get right if it has any intention of stealing Samsung’s thunder is the Swype-like keyboard, which makes typing on the Galaxy S4 so much more convenient. Through mere gliding, you can fill in your SMSs and even write notes into the device so quickly, and once you’re used to it, you hate using devices in which you have to type out each alphabet to make a word.
Add to that the way it understands your typing style and adapts itself to make the experience even better with time, and you know why we love our Galaxy S4s! And this is one major flaw in iOS and the iPhones. We’ve heard that Apple’s been trying to work out some of these issues with Swype, but we’d love it if the iOS 7 came with a Swype keyboard, or some similar technology.
Just yesterday, we wrote about a rumor we’d heard that said Apple could delay the iPhone 6’s launch a little longer and bring out cheaper iPhone models in the meantime to gain market share. But now, a little birdie tells us that we might just be able to get our hands on the new iPhone 6 much sooner.
An image clicked at a UK operator store has a reference indicating that the 4G iPhone 6 could be out soon. Of course, Apple will only bring out new devices after it has unveiled the new iOS 7 – when that would be, we still have no idea. So far, we were expecting minor updates on the iPhone 5 this year from Apple in the form of an iPhone 5S.
But the CEO Tim Cook hinted that the company’s working on some spectacular hardware which could be unveiled this fall, hinting possibly at the iPhone 6. If there’s any truth in the picture and Cook’s statement, then that would mean Apple intends to skip the iPhone 5S and go straight to iPhone 6.
From the image, we see that the device could have a 4G LTE radio. We’ve also heard that there could be various models of the iPhone coming out this year – with different screen sizes and maybe even at different price points.… Read the rest