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March 28, 2013 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Ever wanted to know what your dog was doing all day without having to set up a complicated video camera system? People Power, a Palo Alto software company, has released a mobile app that can easily turn an old iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a security camera. The company's free app, Presence, makes it possible for users who have Wi-Fi to set up one Apple device as a video camera and another as a monitor. For instance, a dog owner could take an old iPhone, turn it into a camera and then watch the pooch on an iPad at work.
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April 26, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The Tonino Lamborghini Antares is not like any other smartphone, and that's because it's mostly an expensive piece of jewelry. The Antares is a $4,000 device built by an Italian brand that makes accessories for the upper crust. Tonino Lamborghini is not associated with the sports car company, but it uses very similar branding and is owned by the son of Ferruccio Lamborghini, the man who created the automobile brand. And like the famous Lamborghini vehicles, the Antares is an eye-catching object.
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September 26, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
You just got your new iPhone 5 and the thought of losing it is far from your mind. But statistics show that a lot of people lose their iPhones or or get it stolen as more thieves eye the popular device. You can take steps right now that can help you quickly recover your smartphone if you were ever to misplace it or someone makes off with it. First, set up a passcode for your iPhone. It can be inconvenient but it can also help your chances of recovering your phone. And make sure "location services" is turned on. You can find that in "Settings," and then at the top of "Privacy.
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April 24, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
Big earnings. Big stock buyback. Big stock bump. On Thursday, investors cheered Apple's performance by sending its stock up by as much as 8.5% in early trading.  The stock climbed to $ 569.50 at one point early Thursday, up from $524.75 the previous day.  Riding a wave of strong iPhone sales, Apple on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter revenue of $45.6 billion, well above analysts' consensus of $43.6 billion, and up from the...
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October 12, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Tired and annoyed by all the alerts and red notification circles that keep appearing on your iPhone or iPad? Fortunately, you can easily turn them off or adjust them so they don't appear as often. Do Not Disturb A new feature on iOS 6 called Do Not Disturb lets you turn them off temporarily. It also shuts off text message alerts and phone calls when your device is locked unless a person calls you twice within three minutes, just in case it's an emergency. This feature is useful when you want to get some sleep or if you're trying to concentrate on work and don't want to be distracted.
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October 10, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
With the iPhone 5c still widely available, the deals from retailers keep coming. First, Best Buy announced this month a promotion that gave a $50 gift card to customers who bought the iPhone 5c at one of its stores. That gift card could be used at the time of the sale to cut the price of the 16GB iPhone 5c from $99.99 to $49.99. Then Wal-Mart tried to top that by cutting the price of the iPhone 5c to $45 with a two-year contract. Wal-Mart had already been selling the device for $79. PHOTOS: Top 11 hidden, cool features in Apple's iOS 7 Now, Best Buy is firing back in the iPhone 5c discounting arms race.  On Thursday, Best Buy announced a new smartphone trade-in deal that runs from Oct. 13 to -19.  Customers are guaranteed $100 trade-in when they bring in any working smartphone (not just an iPhone)
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September 26, 2012 | By Deborah Netburn
So, you just got an iPhone 5, or you're thinking about getting an iPhone 5, and you're wondering whether you should insure it. Replacing a broken iPhone is more expensive than you may realize. The new iPhone starts at $200, but that price is contingent on signing a two-year contract with a carrier.  If you lose your phone or break it beyond repair, expect to pay $650 for a new one. PHOTOS:  Apple iPhone 5 The iPhone 5...
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September 25, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
We already suspected the iPhone 5 has a tougher, more durable screen than the Samsung Galaxy S III, but now it appears Apple's device might be more water resistant too. SquareTrade, a company that offers device warranties, put the two popular smartphones through a series of durability tests - the most compelling one being a dip in a pool - and the iPhone 5 came out on top. The video, which you can see above, shows the two flagship phones...
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June 8, 2010
iPhone 4 New features: • Live video chat • Two cameras, one front and one back • High-definition video • Denser pixels for clearer images • More scratch-resistant display glass Weight: 4.8 ounces Thickness: 0.37 inch (thinner than 0.48-inch iPhone 3GS) Capacity: 16 to 32 gigabytes Battery life: 7 to 14 hours of talk time; up to 300 hours on standby Price: $199 to $299 with two-year contract Times research by Scott Wilson
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August 19, 2013 | By Chris O'Brien
With Apple widely expect to make a bunch of iPhone-related announcements on Sept. 10, the rumor mill has kicked into overdrive regarding the company's plans. The biggest news over the weekend had to do with a story saying Apple would make a gold-colored iPhone. Yep. Gold. According to M.G. Siegler, a venture capitalist who blogs at TechCrunch, he confirmed the existence of the gold iPhone with "multiple sources. " The gold in this case would " not be a totally blinged-out gold.
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April 24, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
Apple investors were rejoicing this week after the company reported first-quarter earnings that were far better than expected, thanks to strong iPhone sales. Throw in an additional $30 billion that the company plans to spend on stock buybacks and dividends, and shareholders ended the day with big grins.  Perhaps the only blemish on an otherwise big day for Apple were sales of iPads.  Analysts were expecting  iPad  sales to fall to 19.38 million from 19.48 million in the same quarter a year ago. Instead, the company said it sold only 16.35 million units.
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April 23, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
Three months ago, when Apple reported its holiday earnings, the company posted record revenues thanks to refreshed lines of iPads and iPhones that had launched in the fall.  But instead of basking in a big win, Apple got pounded by Wall Street because of what the company said would happen in this current quarter. Apple projected a range of revenue expectations that raised the possibility of its first revenue decline in more than a decade. Apple is scheduled to report second-quarter earnings after the markets close Wednesday, and most analysts think the company will actually squeak out a slight revenue gain.
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April 18, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
If you're looking to buy the iPhone 5s for cheap, RadioShack is the place to go. The electronics retailer is holding a promotion that drops the price of the 16-gigabyte Apple iPhone 5s to $99 on a two-year contract. That's a nearly 50% discount on the device, which is normally sold at $199 with a two-year contract. VIDEO: Protecting against Heartbleed Customers can save more money and get the gadget for free if they trade in an older iPhone. Fine print for the promotion says an iPhone 4s that works with either AT&T, Sprint or Verizon, is in working condition, includes its charger and has no cracks on the screen is enough to get the iPhone 5s for free.
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April 1, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Apple reportedly will begin producing its next iPhone sometime in May, but one version of the device may face delays. For months, the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant has been rumored to be developing 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of its next smartphone, commonly referred to as the iPhone 6. The last two generations of the iPhone have featured 4-inch screens. The 4.7-inch version is expected to go into production next month, according to a report Tuesday by Reuters , which cites unnamed sources.
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March 31, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Hungry for doughnuts? Let Doughbot guide you to the nearest shop. Doughbot is a new app released this month for the iPhone and iPad that helps users quickly find the nearest doughnut shops in their vicinities. "Never be lost without doughnuts again. Ever," the app's description reads.  PHOTOS: Comparing the HTC One (M8), iPhone 5s, Galaxy S5 Pulling information from users' smartphone GPS, Doughbot quickly finds the closest doughnut shops. Users can see the shops in a list, scroll through them or see them all on a map -- represented by big round sprinkled doughnut icons.
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March 31, 2014 | By Andrea Chang
In an early win for BlackBerry, a start-up co-founded by Ryan Seacrest has been banned from selling its iPhone keyboard. BlackBerry sued Typo Products in January, alleging that Typo's iPhone case -- which includes a physical keyboard -- copies BlackBerry's hardware and infringes on its patents. In a 24-page court order Friday, a federal judge in San Francisco granted BlackBerry's motion for a preliminary injunction, ruling that the Canadian smartphone maker "has established a likelihood of proving that Typo infringes the patents at issue and Typo has not presented a substantial question of the validity of those patents.
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October 1, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Some iPhone 5 users are turning to support forums to find a fix for an alleged glitch with the new SIM card that causes the device to suddenly stop working. The users say they are unable to make calls or connect to a cellular network after the phone abruptly displays a message "No SIM card. " One user has started a thread on the support forum titled " iPhone5 'NO SIM CARD INSTALLED' 'NO SERVICE.' " Quiz: Test your Apple knowledge "I'm in various places like a restaurant or my home and I get the same issues," she said on the thread.
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March 27, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The HTC One (M8) is now on sale, and soon, it will be joined by the Samsung Galaxy S5. Along with the iPhone 5s, consumers will soon have quite a few top devices to choose from. Here's how the three devices stack up. Screen Users who simply want the largest screen possible should go with the Galaxy S5. The Samsung device features a 5.1-inch, full 1080p HD screen. In second place is the HTC One (M8), which features a slightly smaller, 5-inch 1080p HD screen. The iPhone 5s is much smaller than its rivals, with just a 4-inch high-resolution Retina screen.
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March 19, 2014 | By David Lazarus
Raphael has a straightforward query: Which is more powerful, the HTC One or the iPhone 5c? I wish I was geek enough to know the answer to that right out of the gate. But I had to bounce this one off one of the paper's crack tech writers. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions I also had to think about what's really important in the choosing of a smartphone. Is it raw power? The look and feel? Available apps? All of the above? For the answer to Raphael's question, check out today's Ask Laz video.
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