Tuesday, May 7, 2013
New mobile site allows users to check in on the go.
Carolyn W. Colvin, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, today announced the agency is offering a new mobile optimized website, specifically aimed at smartphone users across the country. People visiting the agency’s website, via smartphone (Android, Blackberry, iPhone, and Windows devices) will be redirected to the agency’s new mobile-friendly site. Once there, visitors can access a mobile version of Social Security’s Frequently Asked Questions, an interactive Social Security number (SSN) decision tree to help people identify documents needed for a new/replacement SSN card, and mobile publications which they can listen to in both English and Spanish right on their phone. "We are committed to meeting the changing needs of the American …
Friday, May 3, 2013
All hardware services for the original iPhone will be discontinued June 11.
The original 2007-era iPhone will be categorized as obsolete beginning June 11, according to an internal memo from Apple, published online Tuesday. "Obsolete" status means people will no longer be able to have their devices serviced through an Apple store. But don't fret. AppleCare and third-party authorized service centers have a different word for the older models: "vintage." They'll still help out users with those devices, according to Business Insider. Other Apple products set to be minted as vintage in June: mid-2007 models of the iMac, the late 2006 model Xserve, and the original Mac Pro, Mac Rumors reported. Apple reportedly sold 6.1 million first generation iPhone units in the year or so before the iPhone 3G was launched in 2008, …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
New app, KillSwitch, launches on Feb. 14.
Just in time for the most romantic day of the year, KillSwitch launches in the App Store and GooglePlay today, Feb. 14. According to Mashable, KillSwitch "makes it easy to eliminate your ex's entire presence on your Facebook timeline," however, you must still be Facebook friends with your ex. Identify the Facebook user from your friends list and the "app then crawls your profile for content." You can choose to delete all status updates, photos, videos, everything of your ex or just specific posts and pictures. All deleted pictures are saved "in a hidden album on your Facebook" according to the KillSwitch website. Learn more about KillSwitch here.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Plastic chassis parts may be key to bringing down the price for the gold standard of smartphones.
Saturday, January 19
Do you covet an iPhone but shy away from the high-end smartphone's price tag? A solution may be on its way. Rumors of a new, lower-cost iPhone continue to swirl, despite denials from the top of the Apple food chain. Watch the video the learn more.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Salvatore Rocco Jr., 22, of Church Road, and Anthony Thompson, 22, of Railroad Avenue in Ambler, have been arrested and charged for home invasions that occurred on Willow Street in Lansdale. Zakarias Hailemicael, of Blue Bell, remains at large
A Lansdale man and an Ambler man have been arrested and charged in two armed home invasions that occurred on the 700 block of Willow Street in October 2012 in Lansdale — and it was the use of a stolen iPhone that led to their arrest. A third suspect, Zakarias Hailemicael, 22, whose last known address was the 2400 block of Whitpain Hills Drive in Blue Bell, has a warrant for his arrest for his involvement, but remains at large, police said. Hailemicael's current location is unknown. Call Lansdale Police Street Crimes Unit at 215-368-1801 or email email@example.com if anyone has information on Hailemicael's whereabouts. Salvatore Joseph Rocco Jr., 22, of the 400 block of Church Road, Lansdale, and Anthony Thompson, 22, of the 400 …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Apple unveiled the next generation of iPhone today. Will you be upgrading?
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The details on the new iPhone 5 from Apple were announced today, and the sixth model in the series, is taller, thinner and lighter than the iPhone 4S, according to Apple Senior Vice President Phil Shiller in an article by CBS News. "It's an absolute jewel," Shiller said. The iPhone 5 will have a 4-inch display, allowing for five rows of apps, according to CNET. CBS reported that the biggest updates to the phone, though, are the camera and iSight. The camera will be smaller, have an 8-megapixel sensor and will be able to take panoramic photos. Additionally, video would be in 1080p HD, with 720p in the front-facing camera. The iPhone 5 will be available in stores Sept. 21, reported CNET, and the prices run the same as its previous version of…
Monday, May 21, 2012
With Cellpig's new protective iPhone case, the company will replace your phone for free if it breaks while inside the case
A company called Cellpig has a new iPhone protective case called Cellhelmet - and if you drop your iPhone 4 or 4S, and it breaks, Cellpig will replace if for free. According to a Mashable article, Cellpig and its concept began as a Kickstarter project. Cases are not available for retail sale. A spokesman for Cellhelmet said over the next two weeks they will be pushing up to various retailers across Pennsylvania. The only place to order one at present is at this link. Even jailbroken phones are covered under Cellpig's promise. According to its website, Cellhelmet includes accidental damage coverage, new, used and unlocked iPhones are covered too. It will not cover water-damaged iPhones, unfortunately. The case is backed by a New York-based…
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Patch goes where you go with mobile apps for iPhone and Android phones.
Taking a new mobile device for a spin today? Love how Patch makes it easy to find details on local businesses, school news or weekend fun for the kids? Then definitely add this to your must-have app list: Patch has apps for iPhones and Android phones that make it incredibly easy for you to stay connected. Here are a few ways you can take Patch with you: Patch for iPhone The Patch app's useful features include: Plus, you can save anything from favorite articles to business listings direct to the iPhone for easy offline access. Have an opinion on our app? We love feedback, so let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org. Patch Places for Android Patch Places is the go-to directory of local businesses in 800+ Patch towns. Any …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Apple servers can't handle the amount of downloads for the new operating system upgrade
Having problems with your iPhone or iPad OS 5 update? Chances are, you're not alone. One problem: You need to update to iTunes 10.5. According to The Huffington Post, you need to update iTunes to the newest version in order to properly update your iPhones to the new operating system. People across the world attempting to update their phones are met with a message "Internal Error 3200." It has even become a worldwide trending topic on Twitter and Google. It's not a problem with your phone; this means there is a problem with Apple servers being unable to handle the influx of updates. The best advice is to wait it out a couple days. Some iPhones and iPads won't turn on and others won't work at all. Most likely, a simple reboot will fix the …
Saturday, June 18, 2011
In fourth-quarter 2011, Sony will launch their next-gen handheld, placing it in direct competition with the Nintendo 3DS.
Less than three short months ago, Nintendo announced the beginning of a new generation of handheld consoles with the release of the 3DS. While Sony's inevitable entry to the fold with their follow-up to the PSP was no mystery, details were cloudy and vague at best. But following E3 2011, we now know what Sony has up their sleeve, as well as projected pricing and release timing. Ladies and gentlemen, the Sony PlayStation Vita. The pictures sure are pretty. It looks not unlike the current-gen PSP at a glance, but there's a very important difference noticeable right from the get-go, and it's a feature that fans have asked for time and time again: the Playstation Vita sports dual analog sticks. Finally, a true FPS experience can be readily …