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BlackBerry 10 suffers security approval setback by UK gov't

UPDATED: Despite a strong hold of the worldwide public sector market, the UK government doesn't believe the latest BlackBerry 10 software is safe enough for secure communications. For now, the only modern day smartphone capable of government use in the UK is the iPhone.

March 20, 2013

AnandTech: No NFC in iPhone 5

AnandTech and The Loop's Jim Dalrymple claim that the iPhone 5 will not ship with Near Field Communications (NFC) hardware. If true this would give Android (and Windows Phone) a boost and severely hobble PassBook.

August 28, 2012 by

Mitel targets iPhone repairer trademark

Canadian unified communications company, Mitel, has launched a new trademark infringement case against an Australian iPhone repair store for use of the name MyTel.

November 30, 2011

NFC-less iPhone 4S? Don't panic

Apple has today launched the newest iteration of its iPhone, the 4S, without an integrated near-field communications (NFC) chip for payments. But don't panic; it won't stall the adoption of mobile payments.

October 4, 2011 by

Researchers prove smartphone 'death grip' problem

Scientists have confirmed the 'death grip' issue that afflicts Apple's iPhone 4 and some other smartphones, but they have also pointed out that trying to solve the problem with plastic cases will not make much difference.According to researchers at the University of Bristol's Centre for Communications Research (CCR), their study demonstrated how signal levels change due to obstruction, position and motion.

March 1, 2011 by

Dragon Dictation App now available on iTunes

An application that will create text messages for you is now available. No, they can't read your mind, but the technology is getting closer. The Dragon Dictation application, produced by Nuance Communications, allows iPhone users to speak text messages and e-mails without having to type in a key.

December 8, 2009 by

iPhone users spend 46.5% of their time in voice calls

Owners of all types of mobile handsets use their phones for voice communications 71.7% of the time, according to iSuppli, iPhone owners spend just 46.5% of their time with the product engaged in voice calls, according to iSuppli.

April 14, 2008

Apple iPhone KO's Cisco network at Duke

Earlier this year, Cisco and Apple ended a legal spat when Cisco allowed Apple to use its "iPhone" trademark (though there was some debate whether Cisco really owned it). In return, Apple agreed to "explore opportunities for interoperability in the areas of security, and consumer and enterprise communications". Now in an ironic twist of fate, Duke university's wireless network is suffering from what appears to be a complete lack of interoperability between the new Apple iPhone and Cisco access points on campus. Network administrators at other campuses are keeping a close eye on the situation in case it becomes more widespread. LSU reportedly shut off access to its open wireless network on Monday as a preventative measure.

July 18, 2007 by

Analyst: "Bet Your Mortgage Payment" On a BlackBerry iPhone clone

At least one technology analyst and consultant with extensive knowledge of BlackBerry marketing and device strategy over the years believes it's possible that BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion could be working on a future device that resembles the iPhone."Nobody does industrial design as well as Apple does it today," Carmi Levy, senior vice-president of strategic consulting for AR Communications Inc.

July 7, 2007 by

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