As far back as the early 2000s, fingerprint sensors were embedded in a slew of devices, from laptops produced by HP and Toshiba to phones made by Nokia and Motorola. But while Apple was able to make fingerprint sensors feel like a fresh idea, its competitors were only capable of making the technology feel superfluous, stale, and unready for market.
"The problem lies not in the attacking nature of the video, but in the fact that it simply wasn’t funny—the tech equivalent of watching your uncle twerking at a family wedding."
Microsoft pulled a series of Apple parody videos after a few hours due to backlash
USB condoms: “If you’re going to run around plugging your phone into strange USB ports, at least be safe about it.”
"You’ve sold your phone department to Microsoft, why are you even tweeting about the iPhone? Clearly your phones don’t measure up.."
Apple has scheduled a big press event tomorrow, at which it promises it will “brighten everyone’s day.” This, we presume, is a veiled reference to the colorful plastic iPhone ”lite,” possibly called the iPhone 5C, that has been revealed in a number of leaks through the summer. But what else may Apple have planned for us tomorrow? (We’ll be live-blogging the entire event here).
#Sandy is a compilation of stunning iPhone photos taken during Hurricane Sandy. Its royalties will go to on-going relief efforts.
Quick question: Which of the following would you like to do over the weekend?
A) Learn a new language
B) Not get lost
C) Discover some awesome new music
D) All of the above (and maybe something more)
If you picked D (or any of the others), we’ve got you covered. Here are our favorite free apps of the week.
Hopefully today doesn’t have you feeling like this guy. Here are a few tips to get you pumped up and productive this week:
- Free your mind and your apps will follow: this week’s (best) free Android and iPhone apps
- The quiet power of silencing your phone
- Why treating life like an experiment will help you make faster decisions
[Image: Flickr user Aftab Uzzaman]
Harvard Business School researchers found that the poor posture engendered by smartphones and laptops weakens your will.
Good morning and TGIF! Here are a few tips to help you be more productive today:
- 10 quick productivity hacks to make life at work better
- How your iPhone weakens your will
- Why your career should be a grand experiment
Have a lovely day!
Like your 90-pound Rottweiler, it’s time for you iPhone to move out of your bed… Snarkitecture has the solution.
Daily Fast Feed Roundup
Hello Tumblr! Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know today:
- BMW has unveiled its i3 electric car, designed specifically for city drivers.
- Here’s a guide to the hashtags that fast food workers are using to promote and support their nationwide strike.
- The announcement that the Moscow metro system will be rigged with cellphone tracking tech to ‘prevent theft’ is raising privacy concerns.
- Rumor has it users will be able to unlock the new iPhone using a fingerprint sensor. Cool!
- Does your iPhone need a composer? If so, this young musician has just release an album of ringtones and alarms that will make your calls a little less irritating.
- Would you let the Veebot robot take your blood?
Have a great day!