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Activists ask Apple to ditch patent for remote iPhone camera deactivation

Users of the online activist platform Care2 have written up a petition asking Apple to never implement its recently patented method of remotely disabling iPhone cameras at “sensitive events.”
Mobile

Microsoft updates OneDrive with automatic 'Pokémon detection'

A new feature bound for Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service identifies the species Pokémon from augmented reality game Pokémon Go. It's available on the OneDrive app for Android and iOS.
Mobile

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App…
Mobile

Google's Bubble Zoom uses AI to enlarge the text of comic book speech bubbles

Google's new Play Books feature, Bubble Zoom, uses machine learning to intelligently enlarge the text of digital comic book speech bubbles. It's launching on Android in technical preview.
Gaming

Yelp’s new ‘Pokémon Go’ filter helps you find nearby Pokéstops

Yelp's new Pokémon Go filter helps you find businesses near Pokéstops, and after launching in the U.S., is now available in the U.K, and other countries. The feature is part of Yelp's apps and website.
Wearables

Limited edition, Olympic Apple Watch bands look awesome, but will prove hard to get

Apple will make special, limited edition straps for the Apple Watch in designs inspired by the national flags of different countries competing in the upcoming Olympic Games. They're just $50 each, but you're going to need to be at the Games…
Android Army

Police create a 3D mold of a dead man’s finger to unlock an iPhone

Police in Michigan recruited a university professor to create a 3D mold of a dead man's finger, which they intend to use to unlock and iPhone. It's the first time the technique's been employed in an active investigation.
Cars

Apple Car’s ship date may have slipped to 2021, report claims

A new report claims that leadership changes and difficulty in securing computing power have delayed the Apple Car project for at least a year. Will this be too late, given Elon Musk's comments this week?
Wearables

People are not buying as many smartwatches, but the Apple Watch still reigns supreme

The latest data from IDC is in, and Apple continues its lead over its competitors in the smartwatch market. Even so, the company saw a steep decline year-over-year, and the market as a whole saw a decline.
Mobile

Update your Apple devices now – new Stagefright-style hack discovered

A Stagefright-like exploit in older versions of Apple's iOS and OS X could let nefarious programmers commandeer your devices for denial-of-service attacks, theft of personal information, and more.
Mobile

Put down that Galaxy! You don’t need to pay $650+ for a fancy phone

Don't pay $650+ for a smartphone. Samsung, Apple, LG, and HTC want you to think premium comes at a high price, but flagship killers like the OnePlus 3 and the ZTE Axon 7 prove you can get the same for much less.
Mobile

Best app deals of the day! 6 paid iPhone apps for free for a limited time

Everyone likes free apps, but sometimes the best ones are a bit expensive. Now and then, developers put paid apps on sale for a limited time, but you have to snatch them up fast. Here are the latest and greatest apps on sale in the iOS App…