Technology

U.S. Court Says Phone Passcodes are Protected Under the Law

Criminals should protect their iPhones with a passcode, not Touch ID, as a Virginia District Court has determined that passcodes are protected under the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution while fingerprints are not, according to a report Friday by Hampton Roads. The Fifth Amendment protects citizens from self-incrimination so a phone is protected under the law because otherwise it …

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The FTC Sues AT&T Over “Misleading” Unlimited Data Throttling

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of the United States today filed a federal court complaint against AT&T, accusing the carrier of misleading its smartphone customers by charging them for unlimited data while reducing their data speeds by up to 90 percent. According to the FTC, AT&T did not adequately explain to customers with unlimited data plans that they would be …

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Facebook Announces ‘Safety Check’ tool for disasters

Facebook Inc. is launching a tool that lets users notify friends and family that they are safe during or after natural disasters. The tool, called “Safety Check,” will be available worldwide to the social network’s 1.32 billion users on computers and mobile devices. This includes the basic “feature” phones many people still use to access Facebook, especially in developing countries. …

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Microsoft CEO under fire over comments made during a tech conference

The CEO of Microsoft is getting a lot of backlash on social media for comments he made at a women during a tech conference in Phoenix. Satya Nadella was speaking at the Phoenix Convention Center, when asked about how women in the tech field should ask for a pay raise. He didn’t say women should speak up; he told them they should rely on “the …

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No, the iPhone 6 doesn’t charge wirelessly inside a microwave! Do NOT even try!

There’s no way around it, if you have tried to microwave your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, or any other iOS 8 device in hope to charge its battery, the word “smart” should not be used around your household to describe anything, even a phone. But “smart” might still describe the pranksters who set up an Apple-like page that details Wave, “an iOS 8 exclusive” feature that supposedly …

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ABC News teases David Muir special with exclusive access to tomorrow’s iPhone announcement

ABC News has posted a new video (seen above) teasing an exclusive look at Apple’s “historic” iPhone 6 announcement tomorrow. The special will air on ABC at 6:30 PM and will be hosted by David Muir, who the network says is the only network television anchor with an invitation to the press event. We’re not quite sure how “exclusive” the …

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T-Mobile’s “Uncarrier 7” Event to be Held on September 10th

T-Mobile has announced that it will hold its Uncarrier 7 event on September 10th, just one day after Apple’s own press event. T-Mobile sent out invitations with the tagline “This This It’s Personal” to select members of the press. Interesting though, T-Mobile will not be holding the event at a theater or a conference center in Las Vegas, instead it will use …

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Apple sends out media invites for September 9th event

Apple has just sent out invitations for an event being held on September 9 in Cupertino, CA, where the company is largely expected to reveal upcoming plans for its iPhone line. As expected, the image sent along with the invitation doesn’t reveal much of anything, aside from the tagline “Wish we could say more.” Even though Apple isn’t hinting at …

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