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  1. Apple has greatly expanded the availability of its 2-step verification process for Apple IDs. While it was only available in 11 countries previously, the feature is now available in 59 countries worldwide. For those not aware, 2-step verification or authentication puts an extra step between entering your ID and password and logging in. It sends a verification message with a code to a preset device or number and only upon entering that code will the person be allowed to log in. This way, even if someone gets access to your password, they still can’t access your account unless they have access to the special code. Apple 2-step verification is now available in the following countries: If you have an Apple device, then it is highly recommended you enable 2-step verification for your account. Or for any other service you might be using that supports this feature. Source
  2. Apple is set to begin mass production of the next-generation iPhone next week, the Economic Daily reported today. According to the report, the smaller 4.7-inch model will enter production in the third week of July, while the larger 5.5-inch variant will enter production in the second week of August. The bigger of the two models is said to be facing production setbacks that could lead to a much later launch date than its smaller cousin. iPhone manufacturer Foxconn added some credence to the timing of the production rumors by officially confirming plans originally reported earlier this month to hire 100,000 new workers to build the upcoming device. Sapphire crystal for the displays (which we’ve recently seen in multiple videos) has been in production at Apple’s Mesa, AZ plant for several months now in preparation for mass production. "Hon Hai yesterday (17) days in Henan massive Foxconn unwilling to comment on the issue of recruitment. It is understood that version 4.7 is expected in July inch iPhone6 the first three weeks to begin mass production, mass production time, compared with 5.5 inches the first two weeks in August." Some reports have claimed that only the larger model iPhone 6 will get a sapphire display, though that seems to be contradicted by the existence of the 4.7-inch sapphire displays seen in the aforementioned videos. Another improvement to the next-gen smartphone that will reportedly be limited to the higher-end model is optical image stabilization in the camera. Both devices will be the first to take advantage of Foxconn’s recently-purchased line of robotic production tools. The 4.7-inch iPhone is expected to ship to consumers this fall. The 5.5-inch model is rumored to be facing delays until as late as 2015. Source
  3. Microsoft has a new ad out and it pits Windows Phone 8.1′s virtual assistant Cortana against Apple’s own Siri in a fight to prove which is the best. The assistants battle on the grounds of a Lumia 635 and iPhone 5s. Microsoft naturally picks its strong suits asking Cortana for things it knows it can do like set up a reminder for the next time a contact calls. In this instance it’s “when my wife calls remind me to tell her happy anniversary” – smooth move letting her call first. Siri plainly says it cannot do that. However when Siri can’t do something the words will appear on screen – in the ad Siri just has What can I help you with on screen. And while Siri cannot remind you something when a call arrives it will store a reminder for you to wish happy anniversary to your wife. Have a feel at the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0pjD4qpIpg Source
  4. Apple will be acquiring the Swell Radio service, according to the sources at Recode. The deal is worth $30 million and the app will shut down this week as part of it. Swell Radio is a news and podcast streaming service. It takes content from sources such as iTunes, NPR, ABC, ESPN, BBC, CBC, TED and more and turns them into personalized streaming radio playlists based on your listening preferences. This is the second major audio related acquisition by Apple in recent times, following the Beats Audio purchase for $3 billion a few months back. Apple is seemingly working on improving its own iTunes Radio and Podcasts services, neither of which are currently very popular. Source
  5. Alcatel, Apple, BLU, Nokia, LG, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Blackberry, ZTE, Etc... Please state the make and model... Does it have the stock rom, custom/rooted, or jailbreaked? What apps & games do you have on it? Will you upgrade it in the future? My Phone Sony Xperia Z1 C6903 Stock Kitkat 4.4.4 Android ROM (14.4.A.0.108) Apps: 360 Security Accuweather BBM Facebook Facebook Messenger Whatsapp Instagram Line Link2SD WeChat Twitter Zedge Telegram Tumblr Camera 360 Skype Contacts+ Vine Games: Subway Surfer Metal Slug Defense Bejeweled Blitz Farm Heroes Saga FarmVille 2 Country Escape Bubble Witch 2 Saga Candy Crush Saga Clash of Clans Asphalt 8 Airborne Fruit Splash I might get the Z4 next year, only if it's worth it... Alot of people have issues with Sony Xperia Z, Z1 & Z2. As i have come across some of them with the Z1. Battery, Camera, Etc... Still it's a good phone...
  6. Wondershare SafeEraser 100% Permanent Erasure of Your iDevice’s Data, Nothing Recoverable. Whether you are planning to give away your old iDevice to a friend or relative, donate to charity; sell on eBay, or trade-in for something new; you never know where your old device will end up. Don’t leave your personal information vulnerable to identify thieves; ensure it’s not recoverable by permanently wiping the iDevice with EafeEraser – think of it like a digital shredder. Prevent Identity Theft When Selling Your Old iDevice with 1-Click "Clean Slate" Privacy Safeguard for Ultimate Privacy Protection Website: http://www.wondershare.com/ OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 Language: ML Medicine: Patch Size: 17,36 Mb.
  7. In the battle of the mobile personal assistants, Google Now seems to have the edge compared to Apple’s Siri. At least that’s what a study conducted by Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has found. Google’s service has become slightly more accurate than Apple’s, despite the situation being the opposite last December. Munster used 800 questions about local information, commerce, navigation, general information, and OS commands. Half of those were asked indoors, and half outdoors. Google Now and Siri were tested in both how well they understood what was asked of them, as well as the accuracy of their answers. Google Now managed to give accurate answers to 86% of the questions it heard correctly, compared to 84% for Siri. Back in December, when a similar test was conducted, Apple’s assistant had the lead with 83% to 81%. This time around, Google Now was best at finding navigation data and local and general information. It fared worse than Siri at OS commands, though it has improved in this area lately. Siri was able to answer 4% of queries on its own, without directing the user to a search engine or website. That’s a marked improvement from December’s study, when it managed to do that in less than 1% of the cases. In the end, Google Now went home with a grade of B (up from C+ last year), and Siri had to make do with a B- (also an improvement compared to its C+ from 2013). Source
  8. Game and app developer Steve Troughton-Smith reports that he has discovered code in the updated Springboard on iOS 8 that will allow Apple iPad tablets to run two apps side by side. The apps can split the screen 50/50 or 25/75. The split-screen multitasking will only work in landscape mode. Once you have two apps running together they will show up as a single screen in the app switcher. The code isn't ready yet as running it causes one side of the screen to be blank and the app crashes. This feature is reportedly aimed at the 9.7" iPad Air and a potential larger iPad, but not the iPad mini or the iPhone. So… just in case there was any doubt left… iOS 8’s SpringBoard has code to run two apps side-by-side. 1/4 size, 1/2 size, or 3/4 size — Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) June 9, 2014 Side-by-side apps show as a single 'screen' in the App Switcher — Steve T-S (@stroughtonsmith) June 9, 2014 A similar feature is available on Samsung's Galaxy tablets and on the Microsoft Surface. Source
  9. At WWDC, Apple made a big deal about the improved safety that iOS 8 brings to its devices. Lots of these new features, however, aren't readily visible for us to see. Security expert, Frederic Jacobs has discovered that iOS 8 uses random network identifiers when it scans for WiFi access ports. This means that the only time that the identity of your iDevice is discovered is when you actually connect to a w WiFi hotspot. So operators of hotspot locations won't know anything about your iDevice or get your position until you actually connect to their network. Although this seems like a very basic means of securing a device, this could have huge implications for the mobile phone industry, which hasn't really been known for its privacy as of late. It will be interesting to see if other mobile phone platforms implement the same security precautions. Source
  10. geeteam

    Angry Birds Epic released

    The latest installment in the popular Angry Birds franchise has just been released for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices: Angry Birds Epic. But if you think this is your typical Angry Birds game, then think again. Epic is actually a tun-based RPG, yes, you read that correctly. The plot delves into the longtime feud between the birds and the pigs, which all began when, you guessed it, the filthy swine burgled eggs from their avian rivals. A band of birds flock together on a journey to get their eggs back and make the pigs pay for their misdeeds. Like pretty much any RPG out there, each bird in the party comes with their own strengths and weaknesses. Some birds do better against certain enemies, and vice versa. You’ll be able to upgrade your heroes abilities and armor as the game progresses.The animation style has certainly received an upgrade from the previous games, and looks like it could be an interesting departure from the rest of the series. Here is a Trailer, Enjoy You can get in on the action by heading over to the Apple App Store, Windows Phone Store, or Google Play Store and downloading the free app. Do expect in-app purchases in the game, so think twice before you hand your phone or tablet over to a click-happy child. Source
  11. The 2014 FIFA World Cup fever is at an all time high and we’re looking for ways to keep tabs on our favorite team as they make their way to the top of the charts, and if you’re a user of Google Now on iOS and Android, then tracking your favorite team just got a lot easier. Just moments ago, the official Google Search for iOS app was updated which allows users to see live score updates in form of cards in real time as each game unfolds. Android users also get the taste of the action, and adding your teams on both iOS and Android is as simple as scrolling all the way down on the Google Now interface and then tapping on the little magic wand button, from there you can add the teams you want to follow. And users don’t need to update anything on their device to get in on the action. According to the changelog of the Google Search app on iOS: Google Search is getting ready for the Soccer World Cup with Google Now cards that keep you updated on every match. You can tap on cards showing a match to get details: scorers, match statistics, group standings and more. Make sure you are signed in to Google, and have your Google Now turned on in your settings. Swipe up to see your Google Now cards and follow your favorite team! Source
  12. Are you a Google Wallet user on iOS that has been looking for a faster way to use the service to buy your stuff? Well you’re in luck, as Wallet’s 2-tap instant checkout’s been made available for Apple’s mobile platform. Android users have had access to the fast buying fun for quite a while now, but now iOS users can get in on the action as well. It’s known as Google’s Instant Buy API, and with it enabled, when you shop on your mobile device all you need to do is click the “Buy with Google” icon on the checkout page, click twice, and make your purchase. All of this quick buying may seem insecure, but your data should be safe with Google. Big G houses your information on their private servers and only shares them with the merchant until after you verify the transaction. Just don’t let your phone get in the hands of anyone who is a click-happy fiend. The implementation of Google Wallet’s instant buy has encouraged mobile payments more frequently, so merchants are more than happy to support it on their sites. It’s been reported that many shopping carts were ditched when it came to the checkout page, as many mobile users get annoyed with inputting credit card information on their mobile devices. This doesn’t mean that just any company will be given Google Wallet support. They need to apply to Google to gain access to using the service, and right now, there is a waiting list for Wallet integration approval. Watch Google Wallet in action Source
  13. One of the reasons why Blackberries, long after being obsolete in the consumer sphere, still managed to persist in the business world was because the handsets were just so secure. Protection of data and Blackberries go hand in hand, so it didn’t come as a surprise when Blackberry announced BBM Protected, an extra-encrypted IM client. With BBM Protected, you’ll be able to IM away with very little worry as your messages and attachments sent with the service will be well guarded. Blackberry has encrypted each message you send with BBM Protected with its own encryption key, making conversations a major hassle to crack. Protected comes as part of Blackberry’s eBBM software suite, which is geared towards the enterprise market. What’s more is that you’ll be able to securely communicate with all BBM Protected users, not just the ones in your corporate network. The new and improved client is available on all BBOS 6.0 and later devices, even Blackberry 10 devices, they just need to be in Regulated Mode. Seeing that BBM is now available for Android and iOS, expect BBM Protected to come to these platforms as well. homepage Source
  14. Apple has released the iOS 7.1.2 update. The update brings with it some bug fixes and security updates. The update includes:Improved iBeacon connectivity and stabilityFixes a bug with data transfer for some 3rd party accessories, including barcode scannersCorrects an issue with data protection class of Mail attachmentsThe update is around 28-30MB depending upon the device, if you download on the device itself. Along with iOS, Apple also pushed an update for OS X, bumping it to 10.9.4. This one has more useful changes and something you'd actually notice, including:Fixes an issue that prevented some Macs from automatically connecting to known Wi-Fi networksFixes issue causing the background or Apple logo to appear incorrectly on startupImproves the reliability of waking from sleepIncludes Safari 7.0.5The 10.9.4 update is around 90MB and can be downloaded from the Mac App Store. Source
  15. The upcoming iPhone 6 is said to enter mass production in July, and just days before that timeframe, we’re seeing an influx of leaks. This one in particular is our first sighting of the supposed screen glass of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, and you can see very clearly that there is just a slight curve around the edges. While earlier rumors have speculated that we might see a curved screen on the iPhone 6, this latest leak shows that the curve might be a very subtle one. Such supposed tapered edges of the next iPhone should make it easier to slide your finger from the edge of the display. Swipe gestures are already in use since iOS 7 in first-party apps like Safari where swiping from the left brings you back a page in the browser, but we can imagine this new display could allow for more proliferate use of gestures. That’s nothing, but a guess, though. So far, the 4.7” iPhone 6 is said to come with a higher resolution (likely 960 x 1704 pixels), and a brand new Apple A8 chip. Moreover, expectations are high for the camera in the iPhone 6. KGI Securities posted a note saying that while only the 5.5” iPhone 6 is expected to feature optical image stabilization (OIS), the 4.7” model will also benefit from a new type of voice call motor (VCM) that will allow it to lock focus quicker and also save power. Apple is also expected to introduce new sensors, and barometer in particular is named as the most likely candidate. As for the oft-rumored sturdier, sapphire glass cover, it’s a feature said to be reserved for the 5.5” iPhone 6. Source
  16. geeteam

    Apple's iOS 8 goes official

    Apple took the wraps off iOS 8 during today’s WWDC keynote. The latest OS release brings a host of new features and improvements, headed by the ability to closely interact with the freshly announced OS X Yosemite. The feature which allows iOS 8 to interact with OS X Yosemite is dubbed Handoff. An expansion of AirDrop, the functionality allows iOS 8 devices to share a multitude of tasks and data with OS X Yosemite, including phone calls messages, files, etc. The newly announced iCloud Drive will unsurprisingly be also available on iOS 8. It will be neatly integrated into the OS and is bound to become a serious competitor to the likes of DropBox. iCloud Drive allows you to sync your app files across all your devices. iCloud Drive is actually the closest to a unified file storage iOS has ever gotten. You start App X, you open up the iCloud Drive panel and from there you open a file, which is originally stored with App Y. Once you are done manipulating it, the file is stored back to its original location under App Y so you always know where to find the latest version. We are yet to hear about the availability details. Apple brought the often-requested widgets to iOS with the latest release. However, those will not be located on the homescreen. Instead, you will be able to find them and interact with them in the Notification center. Notifications in iOS 8 have become interactive as well. For example, you can directly reply to a text from the small pop-up on top of the display. The feature is handy and saves a couple of steps and you don't even have to leave the app you are currently into. The keyboard in iOS 8 has been changed as well. It predicts more efficiently the words a user is about to input. Even more importantly, iOS 8 finally brings the ability to install third-party keyboards. This means that the likes of SwiftKey and Swype will soon make their way to iPhones and iPads around the world. As of its 8th version, iOS features a HealthKit suite which gathers all data collected from the device’s tracking apps and various third-party accessories. Apple has teamed up with a number of partners on the health suite including Nike and the Mayo clinic. Apple iMessage has seen a number of improvements in iOS. The app is now an even more credible competitor to the likes of WhatsApp, gaining the ability to directly send audio and video messages from within the app. The native email client is another thing to be improved in iOS 8. It allows users to discard unimportant messages via a simple swiping gesture. Spotlight has been overhauled as well. It now allows users to search for uninstalled apps, songs from the iTunes store, as well as a whole lot more of useful content. Nine months after its announcement with the iPhone 5s Apple is opening the Touch ID to developers. The fingerprint scanner will therefore soon be available to third-party apps. The ability to utilize Touch ID is not the only feature which Apple has brought to the SDK for developers. What Apple called the biggest release since the introduction of the App Store, brings over 4,000 new APIs, including new technologies for game development. The Photos app has also seen a refresh. It now allows edited images to be shared across all synced devices. Post-capture editing will also be synced. As part of the iOS 8 announcement, Apple unveiled several new features for its App Store. We should expect to see an improved Search feature, App Bundles offered by devs, embedded videos in the app descriptions ala Google Play Store, and devs will be able to invite users to closed bets testing of future versions of their apps. Family sharing is an iOS 8 feature which allows up to six users to share iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases. Family photos, calendar entries and locations can also be shared. Enterprise features have also been improved in iOS 8. Updates cover beefed up security, new productivity features, as well as better data and device management tools. Apple iOS 8 will be available to everyone this fall, while a developer Beta of the OS has been released today. Compatible iPhone devices include all models from iPhone 4s onwardsOn the tablet side, iPad 2 and all following releases will be treated to the update. The iPod Touch 5 will be the only one to get updated from the company's music player lineup. Source
  17. Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS Freaking out cause you accidentally deleted photos, text messages or other crucial stuff on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? iPhone is broken or damaged and now the data's gone? Failed updates kill your data? Whatever the problem, the doctor is in! Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS is an easy-to-use tool that can help you easily recover data that you thought you'd lost forever, such as photos & videos, contacts, SMS, call logs, memos and more! It offers you three kinds of recovery mode to recover data from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch: to recover data directly from the iOS device and to retrieve previous data by extracting it from iTunes and iCloud backup! Features Website: http://www.wondershare.com/ OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 (x86-x64) Language: Ml Medicine: Patch Size: 26,52 Mb.
  18. Apple’s Find My iPhone users in Australia have been hacked by someone or a group of people hiding behind the pseudonym Oleg Pliss (otherwise a respected software engineer and technology scientist). Some of the affected devices are put into lost mode with a message saying “device hacked”. Some users report demands of $100 sent by PayPal as ransom. The information comes from numerous Apple users that have gone to Apple’s support forums complaining about the issue. Allegedly there were also reports from New Zealand users and one Australian currently in London. Apple is yet to officially address the issue but three Australian carriers have gone forth and put the ball in Apple’s court. An Optus spokesperson has told Cnet “If customers have any questions about their Apple devices, they should speak directly to Apple,”, Vodafone suggests users to “speak with Apple as they are best placed to offer comment on their services” and finally a Telstra spokesperson has said “We’re aware of the reports and we’ve referred the matter to Apple. In the meantime customers who need assistance can contact Apple Care.” One user on Apple’s support forum has done just that and says that Applecare suggested they put their iPhone in recovery mode and connect it to iTunes on their computer, which will then factory restore the smartphone. One user who restored their phone said it was promptly hacked anew so this process doesn’t give you a guarantee. About a month ago an iOS 7 flaw was revealed which made possible for hackers to deactivate Find My iPhone and wipe a user’s iCloud backup. There’s no telling how these hackers got users’ login information or why they’re posing as a respected software engineer. Hopefully Apple sorts this mess out promptly. Source
  19. There have been murmurs and mumblings about Microsoft’s smartwatch which has reportedly been in development since last year, and a new report indicates that the Seattle-based tech giant may make their upcoming wearable play nice with multiple platforms. Big M’s smartwatch will purportedly work with Windows Phones, as well and Android and iOS devices and will also measure your heart rate and push the data to your handset of choice. Turns out that Microsoft even enlisted the help of some of their Kinect developers to work on the smartwatch, so that it cane “continuously measure heart rate through the day and night.” The battery is speculated to last for about two days of continuous usage before you need to juice it up again. The Kinect connection is actually a no-brainer when you consider that the creator of Kinect, Alex Kipman, has been working on making windows operate on small displays. Julie Larson-Green also intimated that wearables were in Microsoft’s future: “sensors are going to become a big part of how you think about things.” Now there is no set release date pinned on the calendar for when Microsoft’s wearable will be hitting shelves, but sources believe that it may arrive as early as this summer, but again, this is speculation. Source
  20. geeteam

    Pangu 1.2 Jailbreak Released

    The Pangu 1.2 jailbreak tool is out, and is available for download right now for Windows and Mac. This version brings with it a bunch of crucial fixes and enhancements. More details and download links can be found right here. From the get-go, you’ll notice that Pangu enhances the overall jailbreak experience for the user by implementing a bunch of bug fixes. Issues such as the dreaded boot loop for iPhone 4 / 4s users have been fixed along with other niggling bugs. The complete changelog of today’s release is as follows: Fix boot loop bug for some iPhone4/4s. Fix sandbox log issue. afc2 is included now. Add patch for task_for_pid. Add notification if jailbreak fail. The latest Pangu release supports the same firmware as before, and can be utilized to jailbreak iOS 7.1 all the way to 7.1.2. Apart from that, Pangu supports a wide range of devices that can be jailbroken untethered, which includes Apple’s latest lineup of 64-bit devices, such as the iPhone 5s, iPhone Air and iPad mini with Retina display. It’s also worth mentioning that if you’re already jailbroken using Pangu and are facing no issues whatsoever, then there’s no need to re-jailbreak your device. You can download the latest version of Pangu for both Windows and Mac from the links which we’ve embedded below. When you’re done downloading, simply head over to the tutorial which we’ve linked above, and follow the steps as they are, except that you’ll be using the Pangu 1.2 tool to jailbreak that you just downloaded. Download Link Pangu 1.2 for Mac Pangu 1.2 for Windows Source
  21. According to veteran Apple pundit John Gruber, Apple’s smartwatch effort will bear fruit next month, the very same month in which the iPhone 6 is expected to be unveiled in a dedicated keynote. But the revelation does not spill the beans whether or not the iWatch will indeed be announced alongside the iPhone 6 or whether it would be announced separately. It looks like Motorola’s designers tried to draw as much attention as they could to the 360’s stupid flat-tire display shape. The only way this could get funnier would be if it doesn’t even ship until after Apple announces their wrist wearable thing next month. Gruber has had a solid track record when it comes to Apple based news and rumors, so it’s highly likely that the guy has got this one spot on. Source
  22. The Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, passed by Congress late last week, was signed into law by President Obama on Friday, making it fully legal to unlock mobile phones in the United States. The new law undoes a decision made by the Library of Congress in 2012 to not renew an exemption in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and thusly made it illegal for consumers to arbitrarily unlock mobile devices. Almost immediately, petitions and new bills started to get drafted and indeed, a bill was proposed over a year ago to “fix” the DMCA, but nothing happened despite broad bi-partisan support. Undaunted, a new bill, sponsored by Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), was written and it pretty much flew through both houses of Congress late last week. President Obama’s signature makes it the law of the land, although, arguably only temporarily, as the “unlocking” law does not remove the obligation or power of the Library of Congress to examine if the reinstatement of this legal exemption shall remain, well, legal. That next review will happen sometime in 2015 which means the Copyright Office could make it illegal, again. While it will not likely see any visibility during the current session of Congress, there are bills being prepared that would make the unlocking provision permanent. Expect this issue to make the news again in 2015. Source
  23. majithia23

    What Tablet to get ?

    Hi guys ! Need some advice . Dad wants to get a new tablet. He wants an iPad and i am not entirely in harmony ! Of all the concerns the biggest one is -- WiFi or Cellular . He really does use the Whatts App messenger a lot . So, a Wifi IPad will not be truly capable of running the app, although i did read some ways to make it run . And more so, the App isnt officially available for the cellular model too ! This one also requires some hooks and crooks to make the Whats App run ! Similarly for the android tab too ! I like the Nexus 7, but again no Whats App for it inherently, but relying on out of the usual methods to make it run ! I dont use Whats App. and dad is not that of a geek. So if i make the app run on his machine, i dont want him to be running into any troubles later if the hack causes any troubles , coz he will be stuck ! So, if any of you people use a tablet with an IM app, what do you recommend ? Good if an IPad solution ! :) Or in general , i would appreciate if any tab owners can throw some light on the possible pros and cons !
  24. Apple has reportedly scheduled a media event for Tuesday, September 9, which we can only assume will be the unveiling of its new iPhone lineup expected this fall. Apple has scheduled a big media event for Tuesday, Sept. 9 — a date to which Apple numerologists will strain to attribute significance. As with September events past, the focal point of this one is to be Apple’s next-generation iPhones, which are expected to feature larger displays of 4.7 and 5.5 inches and run speedy new A8 processors. Apple declined comment. While an event in the second week of September would line up nicely with past iPhone unveilings, there is still no confirmation on what exactly we’ll be seeing at the event. It looks like Apple has put the wheels in motion for scheduling the event, but it doesn’t appear that press has received invites or any confirmation from Apple. There has been lots of speculation about how Apple will introduce the rumoured 4.7 and 5.5-inch models of the next-generation iPhone. Recent reports claimed that the 5.5-inch model could be delayed until after October, or possibly into 2015, but it’s unclear what that might mean for the device getting stage time alongside a smaller 4.7-inch model in September. Source
  25. The New York Attorney General has signed agreements with Google and Microsoft to add "kill switches" to Android and Windows Phone devices. It comes as part of the "Secure our Smartphones" initiative, where the report stresses the importance of kill switch safeguards for mobile phone platforms in order to keep user data safe. With these "kill switches", you'll be able to render your phone useless, remotely, in the event of its theft. The kill switch issue has been one that's been hotly discussed. For example, in California, the kill switch idea was immediately rejected, but then the state recently approved it this May. This bill states that whenever a new phone is purchased in the state of California, it must be loaded with the kill switch software. Apple already has a kill switch feature loaded on its iPhones, and the New York City Attorney General cited that there was a 19% decrease in iPhone thefts ever since the feature was implemented; whereas Samsung phones that still didn't carry the feature experienced a 40% increase in robberies. Now it's unclear as to when the kill switches will be added to the Android and Windows Phone platforms, but when they are, every one of Google and Microsoft's phones will have a kill switch. Source
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