As two-factor authentication becomes more widespread, users start relying more on apps like Google Authenticator, which thankfully received a much-needed facelift — and, less thankfully, one show-stopping bug.
The big news on Tuesday was Apple's official confirmation of a media event scheduled for September 10, exactly as the rumor mill had predicted. While no one outside of Cupertino knows for sure what's coming, it's a good bet we'll see the latest iPhone (and maybe a candy-colored cheaper version) as well as any other surprises in store with iOS 7. While we're waiting, here's a look at what else went down on Tuesday...
You may not have heard of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi just yet, but something tells us the departure of a prominent executive from Google's Android team to that company might change that in the future.
If you're looking for a flagship Android handset instead of waiting it out for the next iPhone to arrive, Google Play is now offering the unlocked Nexus 4 for what you'd usually pay for a device on contract.
Apple's iOS may not allow us to make goofy modifications to the home screen or use Bluetooth mice with our iOS devices, but as a recent report from the Department of Homeland Security shows, there's plenty of reasons to be glad for that closed system. According to the report, which is based on statistics from 2012, Google's Android service is responsible for 79 percent of all mobile malware.
So there's a rumor making the rounds that Apple might actually release iOS 7 (and maybe even the new iPhone) on September 10, the date when many expect Cupertino to hold its next media event. As much as we'd love for that to be true, we're just skeptical enough to want to ignore such chatter as the mad ramblings of Apple fanboys -- but it would be an interesting surprise from a company who has been a little light on rabbits in its hat these days. While you ponder that, let's get to the recap!
We're back! Summer vacation is now behind us, and boy, it looks like we missed out on some big news over the last two weeks. Pretty much everyone seems to agree that Apple will be announcing the next iPhone on September 10, so we have that to look forward to, but our first August recap has gathered up plenty of other stories you may have overlooked, so let's dig in!
Well, it was bound to happen eventually--ads have finally come to the iOS version of Google Maps. They're called "relevant ads," and they pop up on the bottom of the screen every time you enter a search.