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Apple takes a dig at Android with new iOS fragmentation chart

Apple takes a dig at Android with new iOS fragmentation chart

Apple has recently added a chart on its developer website, which is in the same pie chart format used by Google to report Android users in Google Play.

Auto-generated passwords for iPhone’s Wi-Fi Hotspot can be cracked in 50 seconds

Auto-generated passwords for iPhone’s Wi-Fi Hotspot can be cracked in 50 seconds

iPhone’s “Personal Hotspot” lets you share your cellular data connection over Wi-Fi by creating a network that other devices can join. If you want to connect to the Wi-Fi Hotspot, then you may have noticed that you need to enter a password that is auto-generated by iOS. A group of researchers have noticed that these auto-generated passwords are too weak, and can be cracked in less than a minute.

Neat’s new mobile app makes going paperless easier than ever

Neat’s new mobile app makes going paperless easier than ever

I’ve been using the Neat app on iOS for some time, and I’ve found that I generally use it more often than my NeatDesk scanner. The ability to scan my receipts and business cards while at events is far more efficient than holding on to them all in a semi-organized fashion until I get home. The original Neat mobile app, coupled with Neat’s NeatCloud service, has really helped me adopt a paperless lifestyle far better than any other suite of apps.

Apple grows faster than Samsung in April, despite the recently launched Galaxy S4

Apple grows faster than Samsung in April, despite the recently launched Galaxy S4

You’d think that with Samsung launching their brand new flagship handset, the Galaxy S4, that it would eat into Apple’s U.S. market share, right? Well, you’d be wrong. According to the bean counters at comScore, roughly 39.2% of all smartphone owners in the United States owned an iPhone in April. That’s up from 37.8% in January. Admittedly, Samsung also grew, but only from 21.4% to 22.0%. Again, this is with their new phone out on the market and people already talking about the iPone 5S.

pod2g: Apple should release alternate firmware that allows unsigned apps

pod2g: Apple should release alternate firmware that allows unsigned apps

Earlier in the year, famous iOS hacker pod2g, a member of the evad3rs dev team that has brought us jailbreak tools like evasi0n had called for Apple to open up iOS for tweaks and themes.

pod2g believes that the way Apple has released an iOS SDK, which allows developers to develop apps and release them in the App Store, Apple should extend the SDK to allow developers to develop and submit tweaks and themes, which can be approved by Apple.

iOS, Android control more than 90 percent of worldwide smartphone market

iOS, Android control more than 90 percent of worldwide smartphone market

IDC has released a new report on global smartphone shipments broken down by operating systems, revealing that iOS and Android collectively account for a staggering 92.3 percent of worldwide smartphones.

The Pentagon is going to give iPads and iPhones full access to America’s classified secrets

The Pentagon is going to give iPads and iPhones full access to America’s classified secrets

If someone steals your iPhone and gets access to all the photos you’ve taken of your kids playing in the backyard, that sucks, but if your iPhone gets stolen and someone gets access to the codes needed to launch a nuclear missile, you’re in deep trouble. That’s why, traditionally, government employees have been given BlackBerrys. They’ve been tested, multiple times, to be highly secure, so they’re allowed in places like the Pentagon.

Microsoft’s New Windows Phone Ad Pokes Fun at iPhone-Android Flame Wars

Microsoft’s New Windows Phone Ad Pokes Fun at iPhone-Android Flame Wars

We all know how worked up people can get when it comes to defending their mobile platform of choice, be it iPhone, Android or even Windows Phone. The sheer number of Android and iPhone users, however, make iPhone vs. Android flame wars much more common than ones that involve Windows Phone or Nokia.

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Facebook In Talks With Apple To Bring Facebook Home To iPhone

Facebook In Talks With Apple To Bring Facebook Home To iPhone

Last week, Facebook launched Facebook Home for Android,  which transforms an Android phone into a Facebook/social phone.

When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was asked about Facebook Home for iOS during the Q&A session after the presentation earlier in the month, he briefly mentioned that it would require a direct partnership with Apple.