Chuck Valadez: “I’m not saying Apple is being evil and deliberately setting out to design phones that injure women by being too big for the average female hand, but that doesn’t mean it’s ok”. This was said by feminist activist Caroline Criado-Perez, a woman who has claimed an iPhone model with a 5.5-inch screen has caused repetitive strain injury. Criado-Perez is not the only woman who thinks this way, there are entire groups of women claiming Apple’s new designs are catered to men. This is in response to Apple’s new iPhone X and X Max having 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch screens respectively. Apple also announced they are discontinuing the iPhone SE with a 4-inch screen. To me, this shows the days of “We Can Do It” posters and mentalities are long gone. Women had to fight to get where they are today in the western world, and now it seems as if they have nothing of value to fight for. Claiming a phone company is sexist because your wrist … [Read more...] about Topic of the Week: Is the iPhone X sexist?
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Sunday August 12, 2018 12:01 AM The Reading Eagle editor has a few trillion dollar thoughts. Written by Garry Lenton I've been thinking about smartphones lately. Maybe because my iPhone 5s, my trusted companion since it came out in 2013, has been failing. I loved this phone for its thin, sleek design and light weight, and the fact that it fit comfortably in my pocket. Finally, I was able to dump the belt holster I used to carry my thicker, stubbier iPhone 4. The holster, my sons Colin and Jesse informed me in their blunt, no-feelings-spared way, was a source of personal embarrassment for them. Surely, they thought, our Dad could not be that uncool. But I was. My 5s squared me with my techno-snob sons, whose names were listed on the birthday card that accompanied the box the phone came in. Guess that holster was so embarrassing they were willing to pony up some cash to make it go away. It was a good match. My 5 and I hit if off immediately. We went everywhere together. We … [Read more...] about My Turn: iPhones, Apple and the graying of smartphone users
Tech & Science Apple iPhone iOS The smartphone industry has come a long way since 2009 when the iPhone 3GS first hit the market. But Apple fans in South Korea will be able to pick up one of the retro handsets in working order for as little as $40 later this month, telecommunications firm SK Telink has said. The once-lauded devices—which had reportedly been in a warehouse for a lengthy period of time—will be sold in a “repackaged” state to celebrate the opening of a new second-hand online marketplace, called the SK Seven Mobile Online Mall. According to Apple Insider (via South Korea’s ETNews) the handsets had to be opened and checked for technical issues but have never been used by consumers. Of course, there are drawbacks to using such an ancient model. The 3GS only supports operating systems up to iOS6, meaning the majority of modern applications are not compatible. Furthermore, getting a hold of replacement parts is likely to be troublesome. … [Read more...] about Remember the Apple iPhone 3GS? The Retro Smartphone Is Making a Comeback
close Video Apple announces fix for iPhone battery throttling CEO Tim Cook says an update to the iOS operating system will give users more information on the health of their smartphone's battery and also let people turn off any software slowdowns. It's easy to blame Apple for your low iPhone battery — but before you draft that complaint to CEO Tim Cook, think about taking a second look at your settings. You may be draining your power without even realizing it. So, before you panic about finding available outlets or stocking up on portable power banks, take a look at this list and see if you're really the cause of your iPhone battery woes. Here are seven ways you're destroying your smartphone's battery life. APPLE'S SIRI IN THE SPOTLIGHT FOR POTTY MOUTH Go to Settings > Battery > Battery Usage to see what apps are draining your battery. (Fox News) 1. Using battery-burning apps You may have a battery hog on your hands. To check which apps are … [Read more...] about iPhone battery dead again? 7 surprising ways you’re draining power
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Watch out for the 'black dot' text on your iPhone The text appears as a "lesser than" symbol, followed by a black dot, then the "greater than" symbol and lastly a pointing finger. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Michael Doyle, Courier & Press Published 12:11 p.m. CT May 10, 2018 CLOSE Phone always pooping out? Here are some fixes for iPhone and Android, including determining when it's finally time to hang up on a model. USA TODAY CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE A new text message … [Read more...] about Watch out for the ‘black dot’ text on your iPhone