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iOS 6 Has Added Push Notifications For Government Alerts

iOS 6 Has Added Push Notifications For Government Alerts

Apple has added push notification-support for Government alerts (“AMBER Alerts” and “Emergency Alerts”) in iOS 6, according to CNET. As you can see in the above image, two new toggles – one for “AMBER Alerts,” and another for “Emergency Alerts” – have appeared in the “Notifications” section of the built-in Settings app [...]

Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion

Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion

Facebook just bought Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock. Instagram is a mobile-only photo-sharing app. It grew from 1 million users in January 2011 to 15 million in December 2011. It has 30 million users now. What's great about it is that it is very fast... especially compared to Facebook. With the Facebook iPhone app, there are [...]

This is how multitasking should be handled in iOS

The only problem I see with this when someone is scrolling long lists, like website blogs or contacts, they will have a high chance of triggering that. There isn't really this problem with the notification bar since there is usually a dead-zone with the app menu buttons staying at the top.

Blackberry announces new BBX operating system

Blackberry announces new BBX operating system

Live from BlackBerry DevCon 2011 in San Francisco, where RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has the stage, and he’s just revealed the company’s latest operating system: BBX. “It’ll be for phones, it’ll be for tablets, and it’ll be for embedded devices,” says QNX founder Dan Dodge. The “whole company is aligning behind a single platform [...]

Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire

This is the Kindle Fire. It's $200. Yes, it runs Flash. Kindle Fire "The number one app for the iPad when I checked a couple of days ago was called Angry Birds — a game where you throw birds at pigs and they blow up,” Bezos told me in September 2010. “The number one thing on the Kindle is Stieg Larsson. It’s a different audience. We’re [...]

Most common iPhone unlock codes

Most common iPhone unlock codes

This chart shows the 10 most common iPhone numeric lock-codes, as anonymously gathered by the Big Brother Security Camera app (now removed from the App Store). They represent 15% of all 204,508 passcodes sampled. I wonder how strongly they correlate with other numeric PINs, such as ATM/Chip-and-PIN codes. Interestingly, 1990-2000 are all in [...]

Ultimate creeping app COLOR released today

Ultimate creeping app COLOR released today

It allows you to see pictures the pictures taken within a 150 foot radius of you. The founder thinks it's going to revolutionize social media and managed to get $41 million in investments for it. So far the reviews of it say it sucks... looks like it has potential to me. They paid $350k for the domain name too. Wowsers. Android | iPhone

VeriFone vs Square

VeriFone vs Square

VeriFone, a huge provider of credit card processing systems that's been around since time immemorial, has taken a huge swipe at upstart Square today, branding its free, headphone jack-based credit card readers "skimming devices" and demanding their immediate removal from the market. Crazy, right? Let me explain how easy it is to exploit the [...]

RIM preparing to bring BBM to iOS and Android, change everything again?

RIM preparing to bring BBM to iOS and Android, change everything again?

Woah, now here's a juicy rumor to start your Thursday morning off with. BGR reports word from multiple trusted sources that RIM intends to take its BlackBerry Messenger outside the cozy confines of the BB ecosystem and straight into its competitors' app stores. BBM is reputedly all set to make its debut as a messaging app on both iOS and [...]