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Apple Stores to begin selling iPhones through Early Upgrade Programs on August 20th

Apple Stores to begin selling iPhones through Early Upgrade Programs on August 20th

According to the well-connected blogger Mark Gurman, who has a respectable track record at reporting on Apple’s upcoming plans, a significant number of Apple Stores will begin selling the iPhone through carrier financing programs beginning August 20th. 

California’s smartphone anti-theft bill now pending governor approval

California’s smartphone anti-theft bill now pending governor approval

In February, we reported that California was introducing a bill that would soon require all smartphones and tablets to employ anti-theft technologies. A few months later, the Senate passed that bill. Now, the potential law rests in the hands of the California governor. 

iPhones could hide camera and flash in earpiece grille in future models

iPhones could hide camera and flash in earpiece grille in future models

Patent applications may not be a guaranteed way to find out what’s coming from a company anytime soon, but they can give pretty big hints at what is at least possible. In a new patent application, we could be seeing Apple moving one step closer to a notification light for iPhones.

U.S. Department of Transportation another step closer to banning in-flight cellphone calls

U.S. Department of Transportation another step closer to banning in-flight cellphone calls

At the end of 2013, there was word that the Department of Transportation, and the airlines themselves, were trying to determine whether or not making a phone call during a flight would be a good idea or not. Now, several months later, it looks like they’re nearing an answer.

Android market share reaches an all-time high of 85%; iPhone falls to 11.9%

Android market share reaches an all-time high of 85%; iPhone falls to 11.9%

Google’s Android is absolutely killing it when it comes to smartphone market share. Latest numbers from Strategy Analytics for the second quarter of 2014 show that Android’s market share reached an all-time high of 85 percent.

New Lithium cells could double your iPhone’s battery life

New Lithium cells could double your iPhone’s battery life

If you’re complaining about how short your iPhone’s battery lasts, you’ll want to read this piece of news. Stanford researchers have developed a new kind of lithium battery that can boast of an improvement of 2-3x in battery life.

Hilton to allow iPhones to be used as hotel room keys beginning next year

Hilton to allow iPhones to be used as hotel room keys beginning next year

If you have an iPhone, your next visit to a Hilton Hotel and Resort may be a much more convenient one. According to the Wall Street Journal, the full-service hotel chain will reportedly allow guests to use their iPhone to choose rooms, check in and even unlock doors to their hotel room in the near future. 

Microsoft’s latest ad pokes fun at Siri by highlighting Cortana’s Context-Aware Reminders

Microsoft’s latest ad pokes fun at Siri by highlighting Cortana’s Context-Aware Reminders

Microsoft has launched a new TV ad, entitled “Happy Anniversary,” that demonstrates a side-by-side comparison of Siri and Cortana on the iPhone 5s and Lumia 635 respectively. The 30-second spot is centered upon how Cortana can perform contextually-aware tasks across a number of services, while Siri cannot. 

Chinese vendors accepting online pre-orders for iPhone 6

Chinese vendors accepting online pre-orders for iPhone 6

Talk about jumping the gun. According to the Wall Street Journal, some Chinese vendors on the Alibaba marketplace have already began accepting pre-orders for the oft-rumored iPhone 6. Apple is widely expected to announce the next-generation smartphone in just a few months, alongside the public release of iOS 8. 

‘Find My iPhone’ helps man track down stolen car in Peru

‘Find My iPhone’ helps man track down stolen car in Peru

There has been a lot of interesting story lines surrounding Find My iPhone over the years, as the security feature has helped numerous Apple users find their stolen or misplaced iPhones and iPads. But for one Peruvian man, the tracking tool helped him locate much more than just a stolen smartphone or tablet.