We're pleased to announce the relaunch of the CBS News app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, which is now available in the App Store for FREE! Our new app features a completely new design and lots of exciting new functionality. Most notably, the app includes CBSN, the recently launched 24/7 live streaming digital news network from CBS News that allows you to watch live news anytime, anywhere. CBSN combines the vast news gathering resources of CBS News and the best segments from shows like Evening News and 60 Minutes to bring you top stories, special features and live coverage of breaking news throughout the day. You can sit back and watch the live stream or view previously aired segments, or even explore a big story more deeply through related videos. Anchored coverage begins at 9 am ET each weekday. Our new app has a dramatically different visual design as well. We've made a number of changes that we hope will make it easier to use. To begin with, we've simplified our section fronts … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo New CBS News app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch!
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Each year, Apple dazzles its devoted fans with faster, sleeker, more powerful iPhones with better cameras and a bevy of bells and whistles. So, what's to become of last year's model? Instead of sentencing it to a lonely existence in a desk drawer, there are plenty of ways to reuse, recycle or resell an older phone. But before you ditch your device, don't forget to wipe it clean to protect your personal data. You can find instructions for wiping various models of phones at our partner site, CNET. Then, once you're ready to move on to a new device, here are some options for what to do with your old one: DONATE TO CHARITY Several charities accept old phones for donation, though it's worth remembering that these groups probably won't physically give your old phones to people in need. Rather, they work with phone recyclers and sell your donated phones to them. A nonprofit group called Cell Phones for Soldiers will take your "gently used" phone and sell it to a recycling company. It will … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Out with the old iPhones, in with the new
Happy birthday, iPhone. You’re 10 years old! What do you want to be when you grow up? When Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone 10 years ago today, he touted Apple’s ability to combine three products -- “a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls, and a breakthrough internet communications device with desktop-class email, web browsing, searching and maps -- into one small and lightweight handheld device.” Those characteristics are still in today’s iPhones, but they’re so much more. Think over 2 million apps more, changing everything from the way we commute to the way we communicate with family and friends. At the same time, it has spawned hundreds of copycats and created new industries that couldn’t exist without phones. The iPhone is the most successful consumer device ever created. So where does it go from here? For Apple, the next 10 years will be about refining and simplifying its … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Apple’s iPhone turns 10: Where does it go from here?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page November 01, 2009 This article was first published on Sunday, November 1, 2009. Most parents, grandparents, and baby sitters will be able to relate: You're in a supermarket line that refuses to budge, and your preschooler is about to lose it. Or you're at a restaurant, and he won't let the adults complete a single thought. Or you're on a crowded airplane, and he's getting antsy, and you begin to feel the disapproving glares from the grumpy businessman to your left and the eye-rolling retirees to your right.Hoping to distract him, you hand him your cellphone, figuring it will buy you a few moments of peace. It's no mystery why little kids race to elevators to make sure they get to push the button. They crave power. Yet if your cellphone is a no-frills Nokia or a stripped-down flip, you know the peace will be brief. A preschooler can press the numbers on a phone only so many … [Read more...] about Why an iPhone Could Actually Be Good for Your 3-year-old
In the last months of Steve Jobs's life, the Because he hated pricking his finger to draw blood, Mr. Jobs authorized an Apple research team to develop a noninvasive glucose reader with technology that could potentially be incorporated into a wristwatch, according to people familiar with the events, who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to speak on behalf of the company. It was one of many medical applications that Apple considered for the Apple Watch, which debuted in 2015. Yet because many of the health features proved unreliable or required too many compromises in the watch's size or battery life, Apple ended up positioning the device for activity tracking and notifications instead. Now, the Apple Watch is finding a medical purpose after all. … [Read more...] about Freed From the iPhone, the Apple Watch Finds a Medical Purpose
Apple VP Greg Joswiak is grinning as he holds up what is easily the smallest iPhone adapter I have ever seen. iPod white and about the length of a matchstick, it’s designed to connect audio headphones with an industry standard 3.5-millimeter analog plug to the Lightning port on Apple’s newest iPhone, which no longer bears the industry standard jack they require to work.“This time, we’re putting an adapter in every box,” Joswiak quips, a wry nod to the backlash evoked in 2012 the last time Apple killed a widely used iPhone port — a move that rendered thousands of peripherals designed to interact with it incompatible without a $29 adapter, and pissed off legions of people in the process.Apple is no stranger to killing things people use all the time — and even love. But the headphone jack? It’s on a whole other level than disc drives or ports named after their number of pins. The headphone jack predates not only Apple, but computers … [Read more...] about Inside iPhone 7: Why Apple Killed The Headphone Jack
LOS ANGELES — Apple Maps finally has a useful feature that gives it an edge over the competition: a way to navigate through airport terminals.That may not sound like much, but the app has failed in the court of popular opinion as an also-ran to Google Maps. So the bragging rights are notable.As millions of travelers head out for the holidays through crowded airports, Apple's new indoor mapping clearly offers better, more useful tools than the limited signage of the airport.The old way: arrive to the airport early and hungry, and look for something to eat. You don’t like the choices and wonder what’s around the corner. Yes, there are signs at the airport, but information is scarce. On the Apple Maps app, you see what’s near the gate, the hours of operation for the restaurants, and you can find out what’s near other gates as well.And as you start walking, the information adapts visually to your new locations, in real time. The Map app also shows … [Read more...] about Apple Maps finds a useful feature: indoor airport guides
The FBI agreed to help Arkansas investigators hack into the Apple gadgets that belong to a pair of teens accused of killing a couple — a pact that came just days after the intelligence agency announced it had gotten into an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino gunman following an intense debate about what privacy implications the unlocking could have. Faulkner County Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland and police asked FBI agents to help them unlock an iPhone and iPod belonging to 18-year-old Hunter Drexler and 15-year-old Justin Staton, who are accused of killing Staton’s adoptive grandparents in July. The organization agreed to the request Wednesday. FBI HAS GOTTEN INTO IPHONE USED BY SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTER On Monday, the FBI announced it had finally bypassed security on an iPhone that belonged to Syed Farook, the terrorist who died alongside his wife in a gun battle with police after they slaughtered 14 people in San Bernardino in December. The federal … [Read more...] about FBI agrees to crack accused Arkansas teen killers’ iPhone, iPod days after getting into San Bernardino gunman’s phone
Two entrepreneurs have put their fingers on the problem of using an iPhone while wearing gloves.DOTS Gloves are designed so users of touchscreen devices can make calls or scroll through e-mails without risking frostbitten fingers. The gloves, ranging from $15 to $25, feature little conductive dots on three fingertips, enabling wearers to tap away without being barehanded. The specialized knitwear was the brainchild of Larry Lairson and Chris Harrison, childhood friends and 22-year-old entrepreneurs who dreamed the idea in 2007. Harrison, who lived in chilly Iowa at the time, noticed that even during deep freezes, folks pulled off their gloves with their teeth just to answer a phone call. "He called me and told me that it might be a good idea to pursue," said Lairson, who lives in New York. Other mitts designed for use with touchscreens looked more like "astronaut gloves," Lairson said, so they took a more streamlined approach. DOTS Gloves look identical to regular lightweight gloves. … [Read more...] about DOTS Gloves let iPhone fanatics keep in ‘touch,’ and stay warm, too!
The Apple iPhone 3G is finally here, and fanboys have already begun lining up outside Apple stores in order to be the first to pick one up. The mega-gadget sequel will be available when Apple stores swing open at 8am on Friday, so here's what you need to know if you're thinking of braving the lines, and being one of the first. Unlike its predecessor, the new iPhone comes armed with the ability to access highspeed 3G networks. That means, in theory, you should be able to surf the Internet at speeds approaching that of your home broadband internet connection. But there's a downside: the 3G connection takes a toll on the phone's battery life. Early reports suggest that the penalty may be large, with the battery losing several hours of talk time compared to its predecessor. The iPhone 3G will also have a GPS chip, although no software for navigating a car through turn-by-turn directions has been announced as of yet. On the outside, the iPhone 3G is nearly identical to its … [Read more...] about A guide to getting the new iPhone 3G