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Mobile

Charging iPhone electrocutes woman to death in the bath

A Russian woman was electrocuted after she dropped her charging iPhone into her bath. Authorities would not say whether the charger was a licensed Apple product, but are investigating why the charger didn't cut out.
Mobile

Watch: Fiery Italian grandma tries and fails to use Siri

Oh Siri, accents are hard aren't they? Watch this funny video in which a fiery Italian grandmother tries to find out the time in the homeland, but is frustrated by Siri's inability to understand.
Mobile

iMessage and FaceTime security boosted with extra layer of protection

Apple has boosted security for iMessage and FaceTime by adding another layer of protection using an app-specific password. The system will start working for those who've already enabled two-step authentication with their Apple ID accounts.
Mobile

Phorm is a morphing touchscreen with tactile finger guides for typing

nstead of forcing you to attach a new keyboard altogether, the Phorm case creates an array of raised bumps on your screen -- providing just enough tactile feedback for you to type without looking.
Mobile

The results are in: Smartphone kill switches decrease thefts by as much as 50 percent

Smartphone kill switches seem to be working, as thefts drop in New York, London, and San Francisco. Many tech companies are following in Apple's footsteps by adding a kill switch, including Samsung, Google, Qualcomm, and more.
Mobile

Unlocking your phone is legal again: What you need to know

Thanks to the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act having been signed into law, it is now legal once again to unlock your phone. Here's everything you need to know.
Cool Tech

Apple invests nearly a billion bucks in California solar farm

Apple is putting $850 million into the building of a huge solar farm which when completed should generate enough energy to power its California operations, including its new 'spaceship' campus in Cupertino.
Wearables

Tim Cook explains why Apple Watch and Apple Pay will succeed where Google failed

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet conference to discuss why the company continues to find success where others have failed, namely with the Apple Watch and Apple Pay.
Mobile

WaferApp makes file sharing as easy as a fist bump, when it works

All it takes to move files between your phone and computer is a simple tap with Waferapp, a web and smartphone app that makes file sharing simple as a fist bump between your devices.
Photography

Adobe announces lower price for its iPad smart stylus and ruler

Adobe's new stylus and digital ruler, Ink and Slide, are the company's first hardware products not because it wants to make gadgets, but it saw something designers needed as more of them go mobile.
Mobile

Pilot, wife use iPads to safely crash-land without landing gear

Perhaps an object lesson about always charging your mobile gadgets, a pilot and his wife were forced to use their iPads and flight software to safely land a plane due to an electrical system failure.
Home Theater

7 ways Apple can build the ultimate Internet TV service we’re all waiting for

As new rumors emerge about Appleā€™s plans for a Web TV service to compete with Sling TV, we put together our wish list for Apple to build a superior offering.