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Apple Removes 15-Minute Password Window for In-App Purchases

Written on March 11, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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With credit card stacking to the hundreds and even the thousands, Apple announces that it will now remove the 15-minute password window for in-app purchases giving kids something to cry and parents to be happy about.

Extinguishing the fire before it fans into flames, Apple has announced that it will be removing the 15-minute password window for In-App purchases for the iOS 4.3. It was not long ago when a particular parent raged about her credit card bill thanks to unconsented in-app downloads by her children for games. Apparently it was the last straw for Apple as they developed a system where a re-entry of password is required everytime an in-app download transaction is going to happen.

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iPhone – Verizon or AT&T: Reliability or 3G Speed

Written on February 21, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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It's a battle between speed and reliability as Verizon and AT&T were put to the test using the good 'ol Speedtest.

Can’t decide if you’re going to be an AT&T or Verizon on your iPhone? Well maybe this might help you decide. In a recent test using Speedtest, AT&T proved to be the better provider as it gives twice the 3G speed than Verizon’s personal best. Though Verizon has vindicated itself as being the more reliable in terms of coverage, which the company has been emphasizing to everyone all this time.

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The iPhone Alarm Glitch Hits 2011

Written on January 03, 2011 by Charles Bass

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"We're aware of an issue related to non-repeating alarms set for January 1 or 2. Customers can set recurring alarms for those dates and all alarms will work properly beginning January 3." said spokeswoman Natalie Harrison.

New Year’s day didn’t start up that good with iPhone especially with the alarm clock. Came January 1, the alarm turned out to be suffering from a glitch. According to the frustration-filled tweets on Twitter, just when the clock strikes midnight, one off alarms will cease to turn off. Sounds like the Daylight Savings Time trouble we witnessed back in November huh?

Apple sent a word with Macworld magazine that they are completely aware of the problem.

“We’re aware of an issue related to non-repeating alarms set for January 1 or 2. Customers can set recurring alarms for those dates and all alarms will work properly beginning January 3.” said spokeswoman Natalie Harrison.

It should be singing off now. We’re hoping that Apple gives consideration on the matter.

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Steve Jobs, Named as “Person of The Year” by Financial Times

Written on December 28, 2010 by Charles Bass

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"Long before it was cool to be a nerd, his formative role in popularizing the personal computer, and Apple's initial public offering on Wall Street - which came when Mr Jobs was still only 25 - made him the tech industry's first rock star." ---Financial Time on Steve Jobs as Person of the Year 2010

While the Times carries the face of Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg as the “Man of the Year”, the Financial Times announced that they have chosen the “Person of the Year” for 2010. The chose one? Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs. This marks another accolade for the company. Here’s the Financial Times quote on why they’ve chosen […]

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Big Question: How Popular is the iPhone?

Written on September 30, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Internet, tech sites, social media sites have Apple on their topic boards. But can you really tell how popular this company is?

On news coverages and birth of latest trending topics, Apple seems to be on top most of the time. It seems that it is the biggest phone manufacturer in the whole wide world. No doubt, iPhone is the most popular smartphone of all ages. But actually, Apple’s share in the mobile market is very low compared to Nokia and Samsung. Here’s the turth behind the mobile industry/

From the bright minds of BillShrink, this inforgraphic is made to show that speaks unbelievable facts about iPhone. Check it out after the jump.

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The iOS 4.1 all Ready for Download

Written on September 09, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Brace yourself wit the new iOS 4.1! Grab 'em and see what changes it can bring to your Apple devices.

If you can’t stop killing Zombies and planting Zen Plants in your Plants vs Zombies or you’re addicted in playing Angry Birds on your Apple device, spare some time to upgrade your beloved Apple gadgets. Check out iTunes and see that iOS 4.1 is ready for download.

It might not be the biggest update just like Google Instant Search but Game Center is an exciting factor. We are ssure that you’ll be happy to stop the hang-ups on your iPhone 4’s with its proximity sensor fix.

Surely, its something to look forward to. Let us now if the servitude is worth the minutes out of Angry Birds or Plants vs Zombies.

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iOS 4.1 Coming this September 8

Written on September 06, 2010 by Adam Eve

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Apple UK seems like not that good in keeping some information a secret. But nevertheless, iOS 4.1 is out and the news should not be kept long. Owners of iPhone 3G now has a reason to wait for September 8.

The Apple UK site revealed that the launch date of iOS 4.1 is set on September 8. The new version brings bug fixes, Game Center, HDR Photography, HD video uploads, TV rentals, and the most important of all — iPhone 3G performance fixes. The much improved 3G will be the biggest gain from iOS 4.1 by the iPhone 3G owners. With iOS 4.1, the user interface becomes more responsive and beats its predecessor over board. It’s not as good as the 3GS, but it might suffice for the owners to switch. The next update, iOS 4.2, will also be around the corner and scheduled for November.

You can check out the comparative race of version 4.1 versus 4.0 on the video below.

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Apple Releases iOS 4.0.1

Written on July 16, 2010 by Adam Eve

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Apple's iOS 4.0.1 lets you start with your iPhone in a clear slate. And it has a new formula of calculating signal strength.

Apple has released its iOS 4.0.1, a mobile operating system that brings single change to iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G. The iOS 4.0.1 improves the formula that determines how many bars of signal strength to display. According to a letter published by the company earlier this month, they’ve been using a wrong formula for calculating a signal strength. This software update also brings some minor changes to the signal bars themselves, making few of the lower bars to look slightly taller.

A full copy of the entire version 4.0.1 is available in iTunes. For iPhone 4, it’s a 579MB download. To download and update it, just connect your iPhone to your PC or Mac, then click “Check for Updates” in the device summary screen in iTunes.

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Free 3G MicroCell for Some AT&T Loyal Customers

Written on July 13, 2010 by Adam Eve

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A new AT&T device is said to patch dead zones on your home. But some consumers think otherwise.

The exclusive iPhone carrier in the US just sent out certificates to some customers granting them FREE 3G MicroCell – a device that improves reception at home. AT&T’s 3G MicroCell patches dead zone with the carrier’s service. Just plug the device into a broadband internet connection and it will provide local signal for both voice and data.

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