iPhone - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21631 en The myth of slower iPhones and the truth of our upgrade addiction http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/the-myth-of-slower-iphones-and-the-truth-of-our-upgrade-addiction-247347?source=rss_iphone <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/iphone5s_want.jpg" alt="The myth of slower iPhones and the truth of our upgrade addiction" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>You've probably seen the stories that all popped up this week asking, often in worried tones, whether Apple deliberately engineers new releases of iOS to slow down older iPhones and designs smartphones to fall apart just in tim</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard iPhone Technology Business Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 247347 at http://www.infoworld.com iPhone gets first free app for encrypting voice calls http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/iphone-gets-first-free-app-encrypting-voice-calls-247282?source=rss_iphone <p>An open-source project has released the first <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/app/id874139669" target="_blank">free application</a> for the iPhone that scrambles voice calls, which would thwart government surveillance or eavesdropping by hackers.</p> Mobile Technology Security iPhone Mobile Apps Encryption Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:57:47 +0000 admin 247282 at http://www.infoworld.com Business leaders know: Let in the smartphones, tablets, laptops http://www.infoworld.com/d/consumerization-of-it/business-leaders-know-let-in-the-smartphones-tablets-laptops-246013?source=rss_iphone <p>Kraft Foods, a forward-thinking giant when it comes to consumer taste, was anything but when it came to IT. Simply put, the company was mired in the old-school culture of rigid centralized information technology. Not anymore.</p> <p>Kraft was one of the first major enterprises to recognize the value that consumer devices could produce for business — and it recognized that value early. Kraft began deploying the iPhone back in 2008, well before smartphones had become must-carry devices.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology BlackBerry IT Strategy iPhone Mobile Device Management (MDM) Consumerization of IT IDG Insider Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 uphan 246013 at http://www.infoworld.com 5 takeaways from the Apple earnings call http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/5-takeaways-the-apple-earnings-call-246818?source=rss_iphone <p>Apple reported its <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/apple-reports-huge-profit-sales-disappoint-246805">quarterly numbers</a> on Tuesday, a mixed bag that saw profits rise up but sales fall short of the mark. Here are five takeaways from the earnings call that followed.</p> The Industry Standard Apple iPad iPhone Technology Business Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17:24 +0000 admin 246818 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple reports huge profit but sales disappoint http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/apple-reports-huge-profit-sales-disappoint-246805?source=rss_iphone <p>Apple has racked up another hugely profitable quarter on sales of iPhones and Macintosh computers, though its revenue growth was slower than expected.</p> <p>Apple on Tuesday reported a profit of $7.7 billion for the April-to-June quarter, up 12 percent on the same period last year and ahead of analyst estimates of $7.5 billion, according to Thomson Reuters.</p> The Industry Standard iPad iPhone MacBooks Technology Business Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:28:15 +0000 admin 246805 at http://www.infoworld.com Open sesame: How iOS 8 will unlock Touch ID's power http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/open-sesame-how-ios-8-will-unlock-touch-ids-power-246739?source=rss_iphone <p>As iOS 8 -- and, presumably, new iPhone and iPad hardware -- approaches its release day, big changes are on the horizon for Apple's <a href="http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5883" target="_blank">Touch ID</a>, a technology that has been met with less enthusiasm than it deserves.</p> <p>In an attempt to set the record straight, here's a Q&amp;A that gives you all the information you need to start appreciating just how much this technology could improve your daily life -- and all with nothing more than the touch of a finger.</p> Mobile Technology Apple iOS iPhone Mobile Security Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:55:27 +0000 admin 246739 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple's iPhone 6 could have biggest initial production http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apples-iphone-6-could-have-biggest-initial-production-246714?source=rss_iphone <p>Apple is ordering a combined 70 to 80 million units of two big-screen versions of its next iPhone, its largest initial production to date, according to <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/apple-suppliers-gear-up-for-large-screen-iphones-1405985788" target="_blank">a report</a> in The Wall Street Journal.</p> <p>The company is anticipating large demand for the so-called iPhone 6 as it will be available with screens measuring 4.7 and 5.5 inches diagonally, the report said, citing unnamed sources.</p> Mobile Technology Apple iPhone Smartphones Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:43:17 +0000 admin 246714 at http://www.infoworld.com Your device, your data: Don't let IT screw up your iPhone or iPad http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/your-device-your-data-dont-let-it-screw-your-iphone-or-ipad-244765?source=rss_iphone <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/ipad_desk.jpg" alt="Your device, your data: Don't let IT screw up your iPhone or iPad" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Security Android BYOD IT Management iOS iPad iPhone Endpoint Protection Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 244765 at http://www.infoworld.com As iPhone thefts drop, Google and Microsoft plan kill switches on smartphones http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/iphone-thefts-drop-google-and-microsoft-plan-kill-switches-smartphones-244627?source=rss_iphone <p>Responding to more than a year of pressure, Google and Microsoft will follow Apple in adding an anti-theft "kill switch" to their smartphone operating systems, U.S. law enforcement officials will announce later Thursday.</p> <p>The commitment will be disclosed alongside new data that shows a dramatic drop in theft of Apple iPhones and iPads after the September 2013 introduction of iOS 7, which included a kill-switch function that allows stolen devices to be remotely locked and deleted so they become useless.</p> Mobile Technology Google Microsoft Android iPhone Mobile Security Windows Phone Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:55:50 +0000 admin 244627 at http://www.infoworld.com Christmas in June: Apple fans draft wish lists for WWDC http://www.infoworld.com/t/iphone/christmas-in-june-apple-fans-draft-wish-lists-wwdc-243356?source=rss_iphone <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/tim_cook_apple.jpg" alt="Christmas in June: Apple fans draft wish lists for WWDC" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Beck Diefenbach</p> Computer Hardware Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Apple Mac OS X Consumer Electronics Desktop Macs iOS iPhone MacBooks Fri, 30 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 243356 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple devices held hostage using Find My iPhone http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apple-devices-held-hostage-using-find-my-iphone-243133?source=rss_iphone <p>Hackers appear to be exploiting Apple's "Find My iPhone" service to lock up phones and tablets and send ransom demands to their owners.</p> <p>A number of <a href="https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6270410?start=0&amp;tstart=0" target="_blank">reports on Apple's support forum</a> tell of devices displaying messages that they have been hacked by "Oleg Pliss" and demanding payment of a $100 ransom via PayPal to unlock them. Most of the reports were from Australians but there were also reports from a Briton and a Canadian.</p> Mobile Technology Security Cyber Crime iPhone Mobile Security Hacking Tue, 27 May 2014 11:59:12 +0000 admin 243133 at http://www.infoworld.com The 6 craziest ideas for the iPhone 6 http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/153239/the-6-craziest-ideas-the-iphone-6-242788?source=rss_iphone <!--paging_filter-->If you see anybody trying to pass off these 'prototypes' as real, don’t take them seriously<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you see anybody trying to pass off these &#039;prototypes&#039; as real, don’t take them seriously </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> infoworld.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/153239 </div> </div> </div> iPhone Tue, 20 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 242788 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple-Samsung jury corrects verdict form but leaves Apple's damages at $119.5 million http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/apple-samsung-jury-corrects-verdict-form-leaves-apples-damages-1195-million-241942?source=rss_iphone <p>The Apple-Samsung jury returned to court Monday to fix an error in its verdict form, but in doing so it declined to award Apple any additional damages.</p> <p>The correction it made means the trial is now over -- pending appeals -- and that Samsung must pay Apple US$119.5 million in damages, far less than the $2.2 billion it had been seeking.</p> The Industry Standard Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Mon, 05 May 2014 21:38:20 +0000 admin 241942 at http://www.infoworld.com Mobile security: iOS vs. Android vs. BlackBerry vs. Windows Phone http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/mobile-security-ios-vs-android-vs-blackberry-vs-windows-phone-212733?source=rss_iphone <p>The BYOD phenomenon is old news, with support from most companies. For IT organizations, that means ensuring proper security and management over the mobile devices employees are likely to use. In the last year, Apple's iPhone and iPad have become the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/mobile-technology/enterprises-dropping-blackberry-support-in-favor-of-the-iphone-212477">new corporate standards</a> due to high user satisfaction and superior security capabilities.</p> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology Security Apple Google Samsung Android BYOD BlackBerry iOS iPad iPhone Mobile Device Management (MDM) Mobile Security Tablets Windows Phone IDG Insider Mon, 05 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 212733 at http://www.infoworld.com Update: Jury finds Samsung infringed some Apple patents, must pay $120M in damages http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/update-jury-finds-samsung-infringed-some-apple-patents-must-pay-120m-in-damages-241846?source=rss_iphone <p>Apple was dealt a blow in its second major patent-infringement lawsuit against Samsung when a Silicon Valley jury awarded the iPhone maker damages of just $119.65 million for Samsung's infringement of several of its smartphone patents.</p> <p>Apple had requested $2.2 billion in damages for what it alleged was massive infringement of five of its patents by nine models of Samsung smartphones and a single model of tablet.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Sat, 03 May 2014 00:44:44 +0000 admin 241846 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft OneNote for iPhone, Mac receive major updates http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/microsoft-onenote-iphone-mac-receive-major-updates-241776?source=rss_iphone <p>Microsoft said it updated its OneNote apps for both the Apple iPhone and the Mac, facilitating OneNote's mission as quick-and-dirty repository for notes and images you can add yourself or find elsewhere on the Web.</p> Applications Mobile Technology Microsoft Collaboration Software iPhone Mobile Apps Office Software Fri, 02 May 2014 11:22:03 +0000 admin 241776 at http://www.infoworld.com iPhone gets 'GPS-like' geomagnetic-based app http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/iphone-gets-gps-geomagnetic-based-app-241504?source=rss_iphone <p>A novel location technology is headed to the iPhone for the first time, as app maker IndoorAtlas announced its Android app's move to iOS late last week. IndoorAtlas states that its technology can bring "GPS-like" location accuracy to mobile apps, even in interior settings with no access to GPS or GLONASS satellite networks.</p> Mobile Technology iPhone Mobile Apps Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:06:58 +0000 admin 241504 at http://www.infoworld.com 12 tablet accessories that let you ditch your laptop http://www.infoworld.com/slideshow/150323/12-tablet-accessories-let-you-ditch-your-laptop-241334?source=rss_iphone <!--paging_filter-->Android and iOS tablets have come a long way, and these gadgets help bridge the gap between notebook PC and tablet<div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-dek"> <div class="field-label">Dek:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Android and iOS tablets have come a long way, and these gadgets help bridge the gap between notebook PC and tablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-external-source"> <div class="field-label">External Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> cio.com </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-slideshow-url-redirect"> <div class="field-label">Redirect Unpublished Slideshow to:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> http://www.cio.com/slideshow/149343 </div> </div> </div> iPhone Mobile Technology Sat, 26 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 admin 241334 at http://www.infoworld.com Appeals court opinion provides bump in Apple v. Samsung case http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/appeals-court-opinion-provides-bump-in-apple-v-samsung-case-241355?source=rss_iphone <p>A federal appeals court opinion issued Friday could change the schedule in the patent infringement trial between Apple and Samsung.</p> <p>The trial entered its final stretch Friday as testimony wrapped up in the lawsuit in which Apple is demanding more than $2 billion in damages from Samsung. Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday morning, but the <a href="http://cafc.uscourts.gov/images/stories/opinions-orders/12-1548.Opinion.4-23-2014.1.PDF">ruling</a> issued Friday morning in a separate case involves one of the patents at the center of Apple v. Samsung.</p> The Industry Standard Android Intellectual Property iPhone Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:04:03 +0000 admin 241355 at http://www.infoworld.com The iPad is so over, even Apple seems to be moving on http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/the-ipad-so-over-even-apple-seems-be-moving-240998?source=rss_iphone <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/ipad_desk.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple iPad iPhone Smartphones Tablets Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Galen M. Gruman 240998 at http://www.infoworld.com