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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.