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The Best Feature of This Phone Is Its Price

Samsung and HTC just announced their new flagship phones, and Apple is expected to drop the iPhone 6 sometime soon. Chinese upstart OnePlus is hoping to give all those devices a run for their money—literally.

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‘Flappy Bird’ Creator Finally Explains Why He Said ‘No’ to Fame and Fortune

Dong Nguyen’s supremely addictive iPhone game was earning him $50,000 a day, and an equal helping of hate mail.

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Apple Mobile Devices at Risk of Hacking

A major flaw in Apple software for phones, tablets and music players could allow hackers to intercept email and other exchanges that are meant to be protected, the company announced.

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Sony

You Probably Won’t Buy Sony’s Amazing Waterproof Phone

For whatever reason, phone shoppers have met genuine innovation with disinterest.

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Prognosticator: Karl Marx Foresaw 2014

The 19th-century economic theorist “accurately predicted several aspects of contemporary capitalism, from the Great Recession to the iPhone 5S in your pocket,” Sean McElwee writes at Rolling Stone.

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‘Angry Birds’ Are Helping the NSA Spy on You

Top secret documents reveal American and British intelligence agencies possess the capability to exploit vulnerabilities in “leaky” smartphone apps that transmit users’ private information across the Internet.

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 READ MORE



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Apple $290 Million Richer, Courtesy of Samsung (and a Federal Jury)

Because Apple Inc. could really use another electronics giant’s spare change, Samsung Electronics Co. will be forking over some $290 million to give the tech empire Steve Jobs built a helping hand.

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read About the Nexus 5

The Nexus 5 is Google’s new flagship phone. Despite being superior in some ways to the iPhone, and costing only half the price, the Nexus has taken a bit of a beating in reviews.

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Sony

Why Isn’t Sony’s Waterproof Super-Cameraphone More Amazing?

Apple makes a phone in different colors and the world goes crazy. Sony’s smartphone, meanwhile, lets you take 21 megapixel photos underwater and you probably haven’t heard about it.

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Apple Maps: The Easiest Way to Crash Into an Airplane

The iPhone and iPad app has been known to give erroneous directions, but this month it led drivers to near-death situations. On Sept. 6 and 20, Apple maps pointed two cars to cross a runway at Alaska’s Fairbanks International Airport.

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Hackers Say They’ve Already Defeated the iPhone’s Fingerprint Scanner

Well that didn’t take long. Hackers from the Chaos Computer Club have posted a video in which one of the new iPhone’s major selling points is rendered moot.

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 READ MORE



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iOS7: The Good, the Bad and the Infantile

On Tuesday, Apple released the biggest update to its mobile operating system since the introduction of third-party apps. Here’s a quick rundown of the changes, for better and worse.

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Apple Announces Two New iPhones

If you want a new iPhone, you have more options than ever, from gold to green, with or without a fingerprint scanner, and from $0 to $400 on contract.

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Google

Apple, Google Play Coy About Future Devices

The companies behind the biggest mobile operating systems on the planet are teasing their imminent releases without providing much hard information.

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‘Smartphone Walking’ Becomes Safety Hazard in Japan

We’ve all witnessed or been party to it—someone walking into a wall or another person because he or she was too distracted by a phone to pay attention to the surroundings. The Japanese have even coined a term for it: Aruki Sumaho.

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Apple Says iMessages Are Safe From Prying Eyes

In a privacy statement released in the wake of the NSA surveillance scandal, Apple says its proprietary messaging and video chat services are “protected by end-to-end encryption so no one but the sender and receiver can see or read them.”

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Illustration based on images from T-Mobile and Apple.

Review of the iPhone on T-Mobile: No Bullshit

Not so long ago, T-Mobile was suicidal. Now it wants to be the first pro-consumer cellular network.

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Facebook Is In Danger of Becoming Friendster

Facebook unveiled yet another ambitious plan this week, but the social network desperately needs a tuneup.

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T-Mobile to ‘Stop the Bullshit’

Not minding his corporate manners, the CEO of the nation’s fourth-largest carrier announced that his company plans to take much better care of its customers than any of its rivals.

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There’s an App for That

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Apple

2,000 Workers Involved in Foxconn Brawl

With class tensions in China running high, labor conditions under an international microscope and a new iPhone just landing in well-stitched pockets, we’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions about the significance of what’s being reported as a “brawl” at a Foxconn plant in northern China.

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 READ MORE


People Will Like Anything Called ‘the New iPhone’

Social scientist and late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel recently conducted a classic experiment, asking unsuspecting pedestrians to comment on the new iPhone 5, which was actually an old iPhone 4S.

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British Malware Can Take Over IPhones

Spyware developed by a U.K. group can take control of a number of mobile devices, including iPhones and BlackBerrys, turning on microphones and cameras, tracking locations and monitoring emails, text messages and voice calls.

Posted on Sep 1, 2012 READ MORE



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Forget ‘Cellphone,’ That’s a ‘Tracker’ in Your Pocket

Mobile phone service providers collect user information and share it with the government, to the tune of at least 1.3 million disclosures per year. What if our nomenclature reflected that?

Posted on Jul 15, 2012 READ MORE



GOP’s Demographic Problem, Koch Brothers’ Donors and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including John Boehner’s change of heart on Romney and a re-enactment of a Hamptons fundraiser for “The Great Mittsby.”

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 READ MORE



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Your Phone, the Snitch

Devices that intercept calls and text messages and dig into data stored on your mobile phone are being marketed to police departments across the United States “as being perfect for covert operations in public order situations.” Or, as the ACLU’s Privacy SOS blog puts it: protests.

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 READ MORE



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Foxconn Pledges to Ease Up on Factory Workers

Electronics manufacturer Foxconn has taken some considerable hits to its public image in recent years as reports about shocking labor conditions at the Apple supplier’s factories cropped up with more frequency than new iPad product launches. On Sunday, Foxconn’s chairman said that the company is changing its ways.

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 READ MORE



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Mike Daisey Is Sorry, Really, This Time

Even after “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” Mike Daisey’s one-man staged attack on Apple’s manufacturing practices, turned out to be troublingly fact-challenged, the monologist bafflingly continued to stand by his play for a time, chalking the liberties he took with the truth up to a kind of dramatic license. No longer.

Posted on Mar 26, 2012 READ MORE



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Apple Set for $10B Stock Buyback

All that bad press about working conditions at Apple-affiliated factories apparently hasn’t caused the computer giant any significant economic harm; in fact, the company, bolstered by booming sales of its shiny new iPad, is planning to spread the wealth among shareholders this summer.

Posted on Mar 19, 2012 READ MORE


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Google Caught Tracking Apple Users

Sneaky, sneaky Google. The online search giant did an end run around Apple’s proprietary Web browser by jacking Safari’s privacy settings so that the Internet travels of iPhone and computer users could be followed for marketing purposes without their knowledge.

Posted on Feb 17, 2012 READ MORE



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Apple’s China Comes Home to Haunt Us

China’s labor practices are now to be admired rather than scorned, lest the American economy decline further in the new world order.

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Apple Does Not Need Your Money to Treat Workers Fairly

We’ve learned a lot in the last few weeks about the inhumane treatment suffered by the workers who polish, assemble and build Apple’s iPhones and iPads. Troubled consumers have generously offered to pay more for those products to offset the cost to Apple should it choose to treat its workers fairly, but there’s really no need. (more)

Posted on Feb 1, 2012 READ MORE



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Apple Lets the World In on Its Supply Chain

In a bid to increase transparency and overcome some dreadful PR from recent years about certain components of its global supply chain, Apple Inc. posted a lengthy “2012 Progress Report” about labor practices, working conditions and company ethics on its main website Friday.

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Welcome to Alphaville, Avoid the Ghetto

The world we see through our smartphones is a curated world, and its horizons are constricting, rather than expanding.

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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

The name Steve Jobs has been sweet on the lips of techno-capitalist fankids pining for a cultural hero since long before the Apple CEO succumbed to cancer late last year. Since his death, an author and an actor have taken some of the first shots at shaping his legacy. With an eye on the man’s cruelty toward his employees at home and abroad, n+1 reviewer Gary Sernovitz tries to fill in the blanks.

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Mayors Come Together Under the Threat of (Gasp!) Free Speech

The AP reveals information about how cities organized the Occupy evictions; IMDb.com says, no, you can’t be forever young; and a study exposes the dangers of using mice to study every disease. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 READ MORE



China Censors Search for ‘Occupy’

The search term “Occupy” is now banned in China; online anonymity is becoming a thing of the past; and a new app called Bully Button protects children but it might just be another Big Brother act. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Daisey Rips Into Apple in ‘Agony and Ecstasy’

Writer and performer Mike Daisey isn’t dropping his current act, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” in light of his titular character’s recent exit from the world stage, but he has been obliged to make some formatting tweaks.

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Courtesy of Apple

New iPhone: Don’t Judge the 4S by Its Cover

Apple announced Tuesday the first new iPhone in 16 months. It says the 4S is twice as fast, has a better camera and can communicate with you like a virtual manservant. But it looks just like the old version and that seems to have disappointed those of us who spent months fantasizing about a mythical “iPhone 5.” (more)

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