iPhone and iPad theft is on the rise, and following any one of these five steps is a good way to ensure that your iDevice gets ripped off. (In other words, don’t follow any of these five steps.)
Thefts of iPhone smartphones are reportedly up 44 percent this year in New York City, according to a May 2012 report in the New York Post. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, during a city budget presentation, said iPhone owners are often at fault.
“We do live in a world where people carry around, treat cavalierly, pieces of technology that’s useful to somebody if they steal them,” Bloomberg said. “And they’re easy to steal.”
Apple’s new patent for the iTravel app, when combined with iOS 6’s Passcode feature means that it makes sense for the iPhone 5 to have NFC.
While near-field communication (NFC) technology is a common feature on many Android smartphones, it has yet to take off in any meaningful way or make its debut appearance on the iPhone.
However, its absence on the iPhone shouldn’t be taken as an indication that Apple isn’t interested in NFC technology. Apple has just been granted a patent for an app called iTravel that makes use of NFC to facilitate transportation check-ins.
AT&T has expanded the range of second-screen features and content available to its IPTV customers via its free iOS U-verse apps, the telecommunications company announced today.
Following the announcement, iPhone and iPod Touch owners will now be able to use their devices as a remote control for their U-verse subscription via the U-verse app, which already offered this functionality on iPads.