Few would disagree that the original iPhone was revolutionary, but a former Apple senior director apparently feels otherwise, going so far as to dismiss the iconic smartphone for not being all that fantastic.
Who would ever think that a $99 dongle that attaches to your automobile could be so powerful? Automatic Link certainly did, and now that their hardware integrates with IFTTT, it can do oh so much more than ever before.
Last year, the top three Russian wireless carriers all ditched the iPhone after claiming Apple's terms of sales weren't favorable. Flash-forward to today, and the same carriers have little choice but to sign on the dotted line again.
When you bought your last iPhone, did you throw the last one into a kitchen drawer and forget about it? If so, you're not the only one. According to OnePoll's "Mobile Mountain Study" for SellCell.com conducted last month (via Cult of Mac), around 50 percent of Americans are hanging on to their old iPhones, which means that around $13.4 billion in usable inventory is just sitting around going to waste.
It was quite a big weekend for smartphone makers and their carriers in the courtroom, with two such tales making headlines in our weekend recap this time around. Thankfully, at least one of them is a happy ending for two hardware manufacturers who were going after each other's throats over patents -- a turn of events that we'd sure like to see more of down the road.
Apparently not content with only putting rival carriers on notice, T-Mobile US is now setting its sights on the banking industry with the introduction of a new smartphone-based checking account service.