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iPhone 5 Review

iPhone 5 Review

Apple's iPhone 5 has a lot to live up to. Its predecessor set sales records; its original ancestor changed the smartphone industry immeasurably. In the five years since the first iPhone, Apple's smartphones have taken the company's value sky-high, and made it a star performer in an otherwise laboring tech segment. In question: could the iPhone 5 shift the game ahead once again, while still retaining the essential DNA that makes iPhone users and developers so loyal to the platform? With competition surging, a bigger, faster, and bolder iPhone steps into the fray. Read on for our full iPhone 5 review to see if it can live up to those expectations.

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Most other devices lack iOS SMS security hole

Most other devices lack iOS SMS security hole

Last week we found out about a new SMS security hole in the iPhone that could potentially leave users vulnerable to phishing attempts. To put it simply, this hole allows undesirable people to change the reply-to address on the texts they send you, making them appear to be legitimate and possibly convincing you to hand over some personal details. AdaptiveMobile has published a new report on the security hole, and while it may be scary for iPhone users, it appears that this flaw doesn't affect devices running a different OS.

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OS X Mountain Lion update brings 10.8.1 software fixes

OS X Mountain Lion update brings 10.8.1 software fixes

Users of Apple's newest operating system OS X Mountain Lion are finding a brand new software update ready for them this week containing upgrades for both iMessage and Migration Assistant as well as bug fixes galore. This update will bring users up to version 10.8.1 and is a completely free download. If you'd like to grab this download, head to the Apple symbol in the upper left-hand corner of your screen, click, and find the "Software Update" menu option.

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iPhone 5 MagSafe-style Dock Connector and TouchPad-style Bluetooth 4 tech tipped

iPhone 5 MagSafe-style Dock Connector and TouchPad-style Bluetooth 4 tech tipped

Apple's new Dock Connector, expected to debut on the iPhone 5, could use MagSafe-style design for increased flexibility, new sources claim, while iOS 6 is tipped to include better inter-device communication support. The new port for iOS devices will be an 8-pin design, so iLounge's insiders say, rather than 16- or 19-pins as rumored, and may well be accompanied by a change of name for the connection.

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Apple OS X Mountain Lion Review

Apple OS X Mountain Lion Review

Apple's OS X Mountain Lion is here, but can it maul Windows 8? The much-anticipated update promises more iOS-style streamlined simplicity for your MacBook or iMac, further strengthening the ties between mobile and desktop with a healthy serving of iCloud and a fair few features borrowed from the iPad and iPhone. We've been using the final version of OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 to see whether it's really the cat's meow. Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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So long, RIM, and thanks for all the phones

So long, RIM, and thanks for all the phones

Oh RIM. Where did it all go wrong? The company has been flailing for some time now, but its dismal financials on the latest earnings call paired with the announcement that BlackBerry 10 won’t make an appearance until the first quarter of next year has almost certainly sealed RIM’s fate. It’s not quite the end of the road just yet, but the light at the end of the tunnel is growing dimmer with each passing day.

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Former Google geeks launch MightyText

Former Google geeks launch MightyText

A couple of former Google workers named Maneesh Arora, and Amit Sangani set out to create a tool to allow people able to read and reply to text messages sent to an Android device no matter what device they happen to be using. The duo's product has been in beta testing for several months, and has now launched and is officially called MightyText. The goal was to create an app for Android users similar to Apple iMessage, it reminds me a lot of Google Voice too.

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Apple touts massive iOS 5 adoption at WWDC 2012

Apple touts massive iOS 5 adoption at WWDC 2012

This week at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference it was announced that iOS was not only doing quite well on its own, it was eating Android's lunch as far as installed user base was concerned. Scott Forstall mentioned that 365 million iOS devices were sold through March 30th, 2012, and of those, the vast majority were working with iOS 5. This was compared to Android where only a small sliver of the pie was dedicated to Android 4.0, their newest version.

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Automatic Downloads added to Mountain Lion

Automatic Downloads added to Mountain Lion

Apple continues to add more and more iOS-like features to Mountain Lion. The latest addition to the developer preview brings the Automatic Download function for apps purchased from the OS X App Store. Just like iOS, once you enable this feature any Mac that is logged on the same account will automatically download purchased apps. The feature doesn’t seem to be fully baked in just yet, however.

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Mountain Lion adds “Do Not Disturb” feature

Mountain Lion adds “Do Not Disturb” feature

Apple continues to update the Mountain Lion developer preview, bringing it up to version 3 so far. The latest update adds even more functionality, this time relating to notifications. Apple has added a “Do Not Disturb” feature, which will hide alerts and banners so that you get some work done instead of being constantly distracted. Mountain Lion still keeps tracks of alerts in the Notification Center, so they’ll be waiting for you when you do want to come up for air.

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