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Kelly spent the last four years covering mobile technology at places like BGR, Gizmodo and The Unofficial Apple Weblog. Before writing, she spent a few years working with and teaching others how to use Adobe Flash and Macromedia Director. Even earlier than that, she spent several years as a Ph.D student in Microbiology. When she's not writing, she can be found fishing the lakes and hiking the mountains of Western Maine with her husband and tribe of children. You can follow her on Twitter @kellyhodgkins.
Apple released a statement confirming its commitment to customer privacy in light of accusations that it shared data with the government’s alleged snooping program PRISM. Apple said in its statement, included below, that it doesn’t give the government back door access to its servers and confirmed that all requests for customer content must have a court order. Apple reviews all requests and delivers only the smallest amount of information suitable to fulfill the request. Apple also said that it doesn’t store customer location data, map searched or Siri requests in … Read more
Sprint announced today that it is rolling out LTE to 22 new cities in the US, including a few popular vacation destinations such as Miami, Florida and Napa, California. The full list includes: Baton Rouge, La.; Centralia, Wash.; Clarksville, Tenn.; Corsicana, Texas; Dalton, Ga.; Dunn, N.C.; Fond du Lac, Wis.; Gainesville, Fla.; Henderson, N.C.; Kingsport, Tenn.; Lansing/East Lansing, Mich.; Longview, Wash.; Miami, Fla.; Napa, Calif.; New Orleans, La.; Palatka, Fla.; Raleigh, N.C.; Sebring, Fla.; St. Cloud, Minn.; St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Mich.; Tampa, Fla. and Warsaw, Ind. With these new cities … Read more
Instagram, the haven for photo-sharers with a penchant for filters, may go head-to-head with video-sharing Vine soon. An unidentified source told TechCrunch that Facebook will use its upcoming June 20th event to announce this new video feature. There’s no corroborating evidence, just the word of a source and a sensible argument that says such a move is almost inevitable for Instagram, Instagram may be the king of photo-sharing, but it likely sees the rising popularity of video sharing services like Vine from Twitter and wants a piece of the action. With an infrastructure already in place … Read more
Apple unveiled iOS 7 at WWDC this week and revealed a mobile OS with a fresh new look and feel. Though some people like the changes, a handful were not so happy with the new design. For those who are not pleased with the iconography in iOS 7, hang on as the icons may be a-changin’. Noticed by 9t05 Mac reader Darnell, Apple’s mobile website for iOS 7 has icons on display that are different from the ones released in the beta version of iOS 7. In particular, there are … Read more
Microsoft today announced the availability of Office Mobile for iPhone. The iPhone App is available free of charge today to Office 365 users in the US. It’ll launch internationally in the next few days. Unfortunately, the release is iPhone-only; there is no iPad version. Office for iPhone lets you access, view and edit your cloud Office documents from your iPhone. It’s a welcome addition for Office 365 customers who regularly use Word, PowerPoint and Excel and are always on the go. I doubt it will sway people away from Google Drive Documents or … Read more
Ever wonder what would happen to your Galaxy S4 if you tossed it into the oven along with your brownies? Don’t try it at home, let Samsung test it for you instead. You can check out the ability of the Galaxy S4 to withstand a variety of extreme conditions in this reliability testing video posted on the SamsungTomorrow YouTube channel. The video is designed to show “you how tough Galaxy S4s are made to be.” It’s not as dramatic as dropping a phone out of plane, but it’s worth a … Read more
Nokia is sending out invitations to a press event in New York City on July 11th. The invite features a magnifying glass with the tagline “Zoom. Reinvented.” Inside the magnifying glass is the offer to “see more from Nokia” at the event. Nokia doesn’t tell us what the event is about, but we assume it has something to do with the recently leaked EOS Windows Phone, which includes a PureView camera. We plan to attend the event so check back next month to see what Nokia has in store for … Read more
A new Samsung commercial showcases the Galaxy S4 Zoom and highlights some of the camera-focused features. Follow the whimsical actress as she snaps photos with her Zoom and shares them with her friends. As you recall, the S4 Zoom is basically a Galaxy S4 with a point-sand-shoot style camera module tacked on the back. You can check out the video below and hop over to Samsung’s website for additional details on the phone.
Apple, yesterday, released a stirring 10-minute video about how the company’s products and its software are changing lives. This isn’t another Jonny Ive talking head video, but several profiles of real people using apps to educate people in third world countries, to control prosthetic limbs, and more. Grab a cup of your favorite joe and watch the full clip. You won’t regret it.
Samsung added yet another handset to its smartphone lineup and at the same time added a new smartphone to its camera lineup. The new Galaxy S4 zoom takes the guts of the Galaxy S4 and tacks on a 16-megapixel camera with a 10Z zoom lens. It’s a weird beast that might appeal to parents looking to snag great photos of their kids or photographers who want a conversation piece in their pocket. The S4 Zoom has a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED 960×540-pixel display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and LTE connectivity. The … Read more
During every WWDC conference, Apple holds its Design Awards ceremony. This event recognizes those apps that are outstanding in either the iOS or OS X App Store. Needless to say, it’s a prestigious award for the developers involved. Below is the list of winning apps organized by platform. Enjoy! iOS Apps Ridiculous Fishing [iOS Universal; $2.99] A handcrafted game about fishing with guns, chainsaws & toasters. WWF Together [iPad; Free] Experience the world’s most amazing animals in one app — together. Badland [iOS Universal; $3.99] BADLAND is an award-winning atmospheric sidescrolling action adventure platformer taking … Read more
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