People's inability to keep their cell phones secure is often a source of humor.
Who hasn't received a butt-dial at some point and listened to their friends or their florists chatting away, singing, or even talking to themselves?
One customer of Papa John's in Sanford, Fla., however, received a butt-dial of a more painful nature.
As Click Orlando reports, this customer received a voice mail lasting several minutes which began with a Papa John's driver talking to a colleague and complaining that he hadn't been tipped. The customer says he tipped the "usual" … Read more
System administrator and photographer Jared Earle took some amazing photos of the recent supermoon, and he's willing to share his secrets with the world. He didn't have to break into an observatory or fly his camera to the edges of space. In true MacGyver fashion, he only required an iPhone and a telescope to pull off the photo shoot.
The telescope was a necessary part of the equation. While Earle said any telescope will work, he used a 5-inch Celestron spotter scope with his iPhone 4S. He also used a Magnifi adapter, a photo adapter case designed to attach an iPhone to most pieces of optical equipment, whether it's a microscope, binoculars, or a telescope.… Read more
An iPhone of the future could change its volume all on its own by detecting how near or far you are to it.
"Adjustment of acoustic properties based on proximity detection," a patent application published Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, describes how the iPhone's promixity sensor could be used to automatically change the volume or even switch between the receiver and the speaker.
Holding the iPhone to your ear would lower the volume through the receiver. Moving it slightly away from your ear would raise the volume. Putting the phone down and moving … Read more
Foxconn, the company that has become best-known for working with Apple to produce iPhones and iPads, is looking to dramatically expand its product services, according to a new report.
As Apple's product shipments start to slow, Foxconn, which produces the company's mobile products, has decided that it's looking to move into media content and software, as well as electronics accessories, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans.
In an interview with the Journal, a Foxconn executive said the company needs to "actively expand our client base to … Read more
One of the less likely things a teacher might tell a student told during a math exam is: "Take off your bra. Then raise your arms."
Yet this allegedly was said to a 10th-grade student at Cap-Jeunesse High School in Saint-Jerome, Canada.
The rules of the math exam were that cell phones were supposed to be placed on the teacher's desk to avoid cheating. Or, perhaps, to prevent someone texting Madelaine to ask how last night's ice cream with Roger had gone.
The European Commission is reportedly investigating whether Apple is using anticompetitive sales tactics to muscle out rival handset makers.
While no formal investigation has been announced, European regulators sent a nine-page questionnaire to several European wireless carriers last week to determine whether Apple's distribution terms ensure that competitors can't secure better sales deals, according to documents obtained by the Financial Times. The interest was reportedly spurred by wireless carriers' private complaints that Apple's agreements squelched competition.
The questionnaire focuses on whether Apple's terms mandate a minimum iPhone purchases and whether technical restrictions prevent the iPhone 5 … Read more
When there's a long weekend, the police sometimes create longer lines of traffic by setting up random checkpoints to test whether you have enjoyed yourself to the point of irresponsibility.
It's a tradition not unlike grilling and insulting a relative.
Increasingly, however, social media has allowed real human beings to contact other real human beings in order to avoid being randomly stopped and having their breath searched.
Sennett Devermont has turned checkpoint alerts into what he believes is a public service.
Devermont, a co-founder of the dating site site DateUp (later sold to IAC) and various other ventures, … Read more
The app costs 99 cents, which provides 10 viewfinder overlays and 10 filters, which Viewmatic calls lenses. You can double down on the number of viewfinders and lenses at your disposal via in-app purchases.
Oddly, for an app that mimics viewfinders, Viewmatic does not let you snap a shot. Instead, you can add photos from your Camera Roll or paste one that you may have copied to … Read more
Microsoft and Google seem to have found common ground in their recent skirmish over YouTube on Windows Phone 8.
The pair announced Friday that they are going to build together a version of a native YouTube application for Windows Phone 8 that will meet Google's terms of service. The new app will be available in the Windows Phone Store in the "coming weeks," according to a Google spokesperson.