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Happy Birthday iPhone

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The iPhone is celebrating its 10th birthday and it's growing up fast.

Ten years ago this week Steve Jobs stepped on stage and debuted a revolutionary new idea. A device he said was the perfect marriage of three products; a mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls and a web browser. Since the unveiling the iPhone has grown into the recently released iPhone 7 Plus, has millions of apps and has changed the way the world communicates. So as it approaches the terrible teenage years, where will Apple and the iPhone go from here?  read more »

iPhone Secrets

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You might use your iPhone for almost everything; but it still has a few undiscovered tricks in its case.

It can tweet, give you directions and pay your bills but there are some features on your iPhone that most people don't know about. So to unlock the secrets of your favorite device Entrepreneur Media took a closer look at the settings and put together a list of the ten things you might not know your phone can do.

For example say you're an aviation buff. You can ask Siri what planes are overhead and the phone will tell you about all the different flights taking place over your head at the moment. And speaking of Siri you can also ask her to read your texts out loud. When finished you can have her reply, read them again or delete them.  read more »

Apple Cash

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Apple reported solid earnings this past week, printing so much money it may soon catch up to the federal reserve.

The digital giant's cash and investments during the past quarter jumped to 206 billion. That's a staggering 33% increase from the same period a year ago. 63% of its revenue came from selling millions of its popular $650 phones to consumers who continue to upgrade to the latest version.

According to an interesting statistic from USA Today, Apple would have enough cash to give every American $650 apiece, which is remarkably close to the retail price of an iPhone. And Apple keeps increasing its pile of cash, even while trying to get rid of it with stock buybacks and dividends to investors.  read more »

Fake iPhones

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The phrase “made in China” is getting a closer look by police.

Earlier this week Beijing police busted a major iPhone counterfeiting operation in China. Police say the factory that was raided produced more than 40,000 phones, some of which made it here to America. Nine people were arrested in the raid including a married couple that was leading the whole thing.

They allegedly set up the factory with six assembly lines in January. In an attempt to stay under the radar that factory was made to look like a gadget maintenance business. Instead the couple hired hundreds of workers to repackage second hand smartphone components as iPhones for export.  read more »

The Push of a Button

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There's an app for everything; and now there's a button for those apps.

Technology is supposed to make our lives easier but in order to get to it you have to turn your phone on, slide some things around and launch the right app. Now one company is cutting that down with a button it calls “Flic.”

Flic is about the size of a quarter and can be assigned to a number of functions. For example if you have a smart home you can push it to dim the lights or launch Netflix. If you're out at night you can use it as a panic button. And according to Wired magazine the company is working to connect Flic with even more apps so you can do all your favorite things without picking up your phone.  read more »

Evernote

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Can’t keep track of information; one company is clearing up your clutter.

“We want to be the definition of what productivity is for modern busy people.”

Phil Libin is CEO of Evernote. A Redwood City, California based business that takes everything from your email, to your personal notes to your pictures and stores them in one place. Libin says most people store information on their laptops or hand held gadgets. But that’s only useful if you enter it into the right place and then you still might forget where you put it. Libin says that practice is outdated and lowers a person’s productivity level.  read more »

Phone Privacy

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Think your phone's pass code is uncrackable; think again.

Turns out your phone's pass code might not be doing that much to protect you. Most codes are easy to crack because people make them easy to remember. Things like 1-2-3-4, an address or a birthday.

On the other hand some people don’t' use a pass code at all because they don't like the extra step when they want to quickly use their phone. But that doesn't mean you need to leave your information unprotected for the entire world to see.  read more »

Tim Cook

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With a new man in charge; apple is starting to taste a little different.

Tim Cook became CEO of Apple in August of 2011; six months before former co-founder and reigning CEO Steve Jobs passed away. Now he’s starting to put his own handprint on the company; and some people say his methods are the direct opposite of what jobs would have done.

For example Apple is close to signing a $3.2 billion dollar deal to purchase the music company “Beats Electronics.” On the other hand Jobs had so much confidence in the products his company developed that he saw little sense in spending large amounts of money on acquisitions. Cook is also focusing on improving labor conditions and returning $130 billion to shareholders.  read more »

Tim Cook

Tim-Cook-to-be-declined-Double-Salary-Bonus-by-Apple.jpg

With a new man in charge; Apple is starting to taste a little different.

Tim Cook became CEO of Apple in August of 2011; six months before former co-founder and reigning CEO Steve Jobs passed away. Now he’s starting to put his own handprint on the company; and some people say his methods are the direct opposite of what jobs would have done.

For example Apple is close to signing a $3.2 billion dollar deal to purchase the music company “Beats Electronics.” On the other hand Jobs had so much confidence in the products his company developed that he saw little sense in spending large amounts of money on acquisitions. Cook is also focusing on improving labor conditions and returning $130 billion to shareholders.  read more »

Find Your Phone

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There's an app for everything; but some of them might connect you with trouble.

The “find my iPhone app” allows you to track down your lifeline after you've left it behind or someone stole it. But now police are warning iPhone users to use it with caution because in some cases they're storming after stone cold criminals.

Police say people have tracked down their phones and then gone to the location completely unprepared. In some cases they have ended up in fights or in police custody after going after the wrong person. Police say your cell phone isn't worth your life. They say if you track down your phone and the person who stole it give them a call. They have Tasers, back-up and if necessary a gun to handle dangerous situations.  read more »