Apple, Other Smartphone Makers and major U.S. Carriers back Anti-Theft Measures

Apple, Other Smartphone Makers and major U.S. Carriers back Anti-Theft Measures

Apple, Google, HTC, Huawei, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung have announced a voluntary commitment to include anti-theft technology in their phones beginning next year.

The commitment has the backing of the five largest U.S carriers as well.

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iPhone 6 mockups and accessories showcased at Hong Kong Electronics Fair [Updated: Video]

iPhone 6 mockups and accessories showcased at Hong Kong Electronics Fair [Updated: Video]

Japanese blog Macotakara.jp today published images taken during the Hong Kong Electronics Fair that showcase iPhone 6 mockup devices used by accessory makers to design cases for the rumored handset. Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and held this week, April 13-16, the fair is one of the largest in the world.

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Samsung denies copying iPhone features; says marketing helped Galaxy phones succeed

Samsung denies copying iPhone features; says marketing helped Galaxy phones succeed

Apple and Samsung are in the middle of yet another patent trial, where Apple accuses the Korean company of stealing iPhone features described in five of its patents, asking for $2 billion in damages.

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Apple joins other smartphone manufacturers in adopting anti-theft measures

Apple joins other smartphone manufacturers in adopting anti-theft measures

Apple along with HTC, Motorola, Huawei and other have committed to curbing smartphone theft by entering into the Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment, reports CNET. This anti-theft measure proposed by the CTIA trade group requires a handset maker to pre-install or make available a tool for disabling a phone that has been lost or stolen.

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New Patented Technology from Apple Brings Accurate Positioning Indoors

New Patented Technology from Apple Brings Accurate Positioning Indoors

A new patent demonstrating accurate indoor positioning was granted to Apple on Tuesday, which could potentially bring indoor navigation to the iPhone in the relatively near future. The patent, which uses GPS, existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, and “onboard location databases,” will provide accurate indoor positioning in “nearly any environment.”

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Photos of Amazon’s Smartphone leaked, to feature four IR cameras for 3D interface, 13 megapixel camera and more

Photos of Amazon’s Smartphone leaked, to feature four IR cameras for 3D interface, 13 megapixel camera and more

Amazon has been rumored to enter the smartphone market since quite sometime, and recent rumors claim that the Amazon smartphone would feature six cameras, with 4 of them dedicated to gesture control and eye-tracking.

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Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal plan; lets you use Office on One Mac and One iPad for $69/year

Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal plan; lets you use Office on One Mac and One iPad for $69/year

Microsoft finally launched the much-awaited Office for iPad apps last month, and while the three apps — PowerPoint, Word and Excel — were free, users had to subscribe to the $9.99/month for editing documents.

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Alleged iPhone 6 front panel has a 5.1-inch screen with 16:9 aspect ratio

Alleged iPhone 6 front panel has a 5.1-inch screen with 16:9 aspect ratio

A closer look at the alleged iPhone 6 front panel photo from earlier today has revealed that the display could be 5.07-inch or nearly 5.1-inches diagonally, and not 4.7-inches as we had reported.

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Pioneer to add support for Apple CarPlay to its 2014 In-dash Car Multimedia Systems this Summer

Pioneer to add support for Apple CarPlay to its 2014 In-dash Car Multimedia Systems this Summer

As expected, Pioneer has announced that it will be adding support for Apple’s CarPlay technology to its existing product line. It will make Pioneer one of the first companies to bring aftermarket in-dash car multimedia systems to provide Apple CarPlay.

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Learn To Maximize Your iPhone Productivity with this Course [Deals Hub]

Learn To Maximize Your iPhone Productivity with this Course [Deals Hub]

The iPhone is a powerful piece of portable computing. It’s capable of doing so much, that somehow we can’t help but wonder if we’re really getting the most out of our device. If you’re willing to spend the money to invest in the iPhone and all of the services required to run it, you might as well make sure you’re putting it to good use. You can do just that with the iPhone Productivity course, on sale now from the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.

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