Stolen and Lost iPhones Continue To Flood eBay Despite iCloud Lock

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Despite Apple's persistent efforts to curtail incentives for stealing iOS devices, there continues to be a steady stream of iPhones making their way to eBay. These devices have likely been lost or stolen. When Apple introduced iOS 7, they added a much sought after feature to the Find My iPhone service. iPhones and any iOS device that supported iOS 7 could now render a lost or stolen device useless, provided Find My iPhone was enabled. With used iPhones being sold at premiums, they had become attractive targets for thieves. In previous versions of iOS, an iPhone could be restored to its factory default state, making it easy to find a buyer. Despite changes in iOS 7, online marketplaces like eBay and Craigslist continue to allow sales of … [Read more...]

iPhone 6 Camera To See Shift To Software Based Image Stabilization Says Analyst

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As Apple prepares to deliver the new iPhone 6 later this year, recent schematics and ensuing case leaks have caused questions about how the company will handle the camera. As we saw in yesterday's video, moving to a iPod touch inspired thin design for the iPhone 6 would offer Apple one of two options for the camera. They could choose to have the camera protrude from the device or make it flush. From the a design perspective, it would be a first to have camera that isn't flush. If they went in that direction, they would be betting on customers accepting the tradeoff in return for an ultra-thin device. According to Sun Chang Xu, chief analyst at ESM-China, the iPhone 6 will feature a camera that is flush with the body, this according to … [Read more...]

How to delete all photos from iPhone

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One of the biggest offenders when it comes to storage space can be your photos and videos. A 16GB iPhone 5s can easily bump up against your storage limits. It can be frustrating not being able to download a new app, software update or even take new videos. While managing storage on your iPhone is often handled best when connecting to iTunes, there are times when you need to tackle problems while on the go. Here's how to delete all photos from iPhone, when you can't get to iTunes. … [Read more...]

Video Shows How iPhone 6 Might Be As Thin As iPod touch

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In previous weeks, we've seen case manufacturers who created iPhone 6 cases that were based off alledged schematics which surfaced in March. The schematics were published in a Japanese Mac magazine and if to be believed, the iPhone 6 will be wicked thin. Just how thin? Unbox Therapy was able to secure the case and upon further inspection, it reveals striking similarities to the thinness of the 5th generation iPod touch. If you want an idea of thin Apple will make the iPhone 6, check out the iPod touch at your local Apple Store. … [Read more...]

Apple Has Four Times As Many Credit Cards On File Compared To Amazon

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You can purchase books, movies, TV shows and apps in the iTunes Store. Amazon offers that and more, offering up everything from electronics to household items. Physical goods that with a Prime membership, get shipped to your home for free in less than two days. It's for this reason that today's chart du jour showing how many credit cards are on file at the respective stores is surprising. … [Read more...]

Comixology Refuses To Give Apple A Cut Of Profits, Drops Support For In-App Purchases

Comixology

Comixology, the preferred app for comic book fans, are no longer allowing comic book purchases through their iOS app. The move comes on the heels of being acquired by Amazon and is clearly a move to avoid paying Apple a percentage of profits. Comixology released a new app yesterday, which acts as a reader. Users can sync comics purchased elsewhere, but can no longer buy comics through the app. The old app is being retired. The change in policy isn't specific to iOS. Android users will wake up today in a similar situation. No longer can they purchase comics through Google Play. … [Read more...]

Apps of the Week, Leo’s Fortune, Up Next, Wayward Souls and more!

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Welcome to another edition of the everythingiCafe Apps of the Week. It was a particularly strong week for game titles, flanked by an attractive new productivity app. This week we help Leo find his fortune, get a ride with Lyft, keep track of what's next on our to-do list and take on some epic battles. It is time for the Apps of the Week, for the week ending April 26th, 2014. … [Read more...]

How to disable iMessage when switching to Android

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If you are an iPhone user that has decided to switch to Android, the transition can be an exercise in frustration if you have used Apple's iMessage service. Heck, sometimes iOS users have a love–hate relationship with Apple's SMS replacement. And herein lies the problem, iMessage essentially takes over the role of sending and recieving SMS messages. If you are on a limited texting plan, this makes for a great feature, since it does not count as a text. As long as you have unlimited data, you're good. For those who decide to test the waters with another platform, it's not that easy to break free from the clutches of iMessage. As a result, the first experience for folks switching from iPhone to Android has not been stellar. Imagine moving to … [Read more...]

FaceTime Fix Requires iOS 7 Compatible Devices Upgrade From iOS 6

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Apple today released a new support document which details issues related to making and receiving Facetime calls, a problem which started on April 16th, 2014. It appears the issue is directly related to a device certificate which expired on that day. As for the bug fix, users are directed to upgrade. If you are using an iOS 7 compatible device and still running iOS 6, your only option is to upgrade to iOS 7. Those running older iOS devices that are not compatible with iOS 7 are instructed to update to iOS 6.1.6. … [Read more...]

Apple Reports Q2 Financial Results, Key Takeaways From Today’s Earnings Call

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Apple announced earnings today for their fiscal 2014 second quarter, beating estimates for revenue and earnings on strong iPhone sales and Mac sales. Apple sold 43.7 million iPhones beating out estimates of 38.45 million and 4.1 million Macs, topping the expected 4.08 million. It wasn't all good news, with iPad sales of 16.35 million units, well below forecasts of 19.8 million. In addition, the company announced a 7-for-1 stock split, which would take place on June 2nd. All existing shareholders will get six additional stocks for each stock owned. After the announcement, Apple's CEO Tim Cook was joined by outgoing CFO Peter Openheimer and his replacement, Luca Mastri. The team discussed the quarter and offered vague, but promising details … [Read more...]