Changes in iOS 7.1.1 may significantly improve iPhone battery life

Changes in iOS 7.1.1 may significantly improve iPhone battery life

Apple latest iOS version may have included under-the-hood changes that improve battery life to surpass even the respectable performance reported for iOS 6, claims ZDNet. This information comes from journalist Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, who has been tracking battery life in his iPhone 5 since the handset’s release.

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Tim Cook talks mobile payments and patient product development in WSJ interview

Tim Cook talks mobile payments and patient product development in WSJ interview

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke briefly with the Wall Street Journal after the company’s earnings conference call yesterday. Apple announced its Q2 2014 earnings on Wednesday and reported better than expected iPhone sales, lagging iPad sales and a 7 for 1 stock split that left shareholders smiling. In his interview, Cook talked to the WSJ about the company’s need to innovate and its prospects for mobile payments.

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Apple settles class action lawsuit over employee anti-poaching agreements

Apple settles class action lawsuit over employee anti-poaching agreements

Apple, Google and others today announced they are settling a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of employees who claim they were adversely affected by the company’s ant-poaching agreements, reports Reuters.

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New LivePhotos Tweak Turns the Photos App Icon Into a Live Slideshow

New LivePhotos Tweak Turns the Photos App Icon Into a Live Slideshow

A new tweak by the name of LivePhotos has landed in Cydia, and it joins the ranks among the Clock app and the Calendar app to bring you just a little bit more than the usual static icon on the iOS Springboard. LivePhotos, developed by Home School Dev, changes the standard Photos app icon to show miniature slideshow of the photos in your photo library. Read on to find out more.

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Apple offers frustrating fix for iOS 6 FaceTime calling woes

Apple offers frustrating fix for iOS 6 FaceTime calling woes

Apple today released a new support document that explains the issues that some iOS 6 users were having with FaceTime calling, reports MacRumors. Apple also offered a fix that may not please most users who previously were reluctant to upgrade their devices.

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Upcoming “Slices” Tweak Lets You Run Multiple Instances of the Same App

Upcoming “Slices” Tweak Lets You Run Multiple Instances of the Same App

One of the most oft-requested iOS features–which has yet to actually land in an update to the operating system–is the hopeful inclusion to one day have the option of multiple user accounts, especially on iPad. Many tweaks have come and gone intending to provide this functionality, but a new upcoming tweak by the name of Slices hopes to solve this problem in a slightly different way–bringing multiple running instances to each of your apps.

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New Video compares alleged iPhone 6 case with iPhone 5s, Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3

New Video compares alleged iPhone 6 case with iPhone 5s, Nexus 5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3

As we all know by now, the iPhone 6 is expected to pack a larger display compared to the current crop of iPhones. And now, the folks at Unbox Therapy have accessed the alleged case of the 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and compared it with the iPhone 5s, Google’s flagship Nexus 5 and Samsung’s phablet, the Galaxy Note 3.

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Apple’s Q2 2014 Results: By The Numbers

Apple’s Q2 2014 Results: By The Numbers

Yesterday,  Apple posted quarterly revenue of $45.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $10.2 billion, or $11.62 per diluted share in the second fiscal quarter of 2014 (first calendar quarter of 2014), compared to revenue of $43.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $9.5 billion, or $10.09 per diluted share in the year-ago quarter.

As expected, Apple revealed a lot of stats and numbers during its Q2 2014 earnings call. We take a close look at those numbers below.

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Get More Power To Chew On with Gum Plus Battery Pack [Deals Hub]

Get More Power To Chew On with Gum Plus Battery Pack [Deals Hub]

Have you ever seen a person who keeps an extra battery with them just in case the one on their phone dies? You don’t need to be one of those people when you have a portable charger that can fill up your phone or tablet without requiring you to do any extra work. Keep an extra blast of battery in your back pocket with the Gum Plus Battery Pack from Just Mobile. It’s on sale now from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.

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Apple left users exposed to serious public security flaws for weeks: Former Apple security expert

Apple left users exposed to serious public security flaws for weeks: Former Apple security expert

Kristin Paget, a security researcher who worked at Apple until a few months ago, took to her blog to criticise the company for messing up the schedule of patching security exploits across iOS and OS X.

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