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  • Rumor: PayPal excluded from Apple Pay service providers due to relationship with Samsung

    1 October 2014, 11:35 am by: Chris Barylick

    It’s inevitable: competition and past legal strife creates some awkward scenarios. Per The Unofficial Apple Weblog and BankInnovation, PayPal was conspicuously absent from Apple’s list of secured partnerships when Apple Pay was announced in September. Now…
  • iPhone 6 “Bendgate” scandal leads to copycat efforts

    1 October 2014, 11:20 am by: Chris Barylick

    Never underestimate the power of stupidity in the face of an Internet trend. Per Daily Dot, two 15-year-old UK residents going by the names of “Kylie” and “Danny” recorded footage of themselves entering an iPhone 6 Plus and bending at least one iPhone…
  • Apple patches Shellshock vulnerability, but it’s not in Software Update

    1 October 2014, 1:30 am by: Jason O'Grady

    Apple released OS X bash Update 1.0 for OS X Mavericks to fix a vulnerability in the bash UNIX shell. “Shellshock” is believed to be much worse than the Heartbleed vulnerability that was discovered earlier this year. PC Magazine wrote about two scenarios…
  • OS X Yosemite hits Golden Master, almost ready for debut

    30 September 2014, 6:22 pm by: Chris Barylick

    OS X Yosemite is almost ready. Per Macworld, Apple on Tuesday released the golden master candidate of its forthcoming Mac OS to members of its AppleSeed developer program. The GM version of an OS is typically the final product, though the developers who’ve…
  • Initial iPhone 6 Plus benchmarks show lower FPS rate, new benchmarking tools, additional pixels…

    30 September 2014, 9:59 am by: Chris Barylick

    In spite of some nifty new hardware, the iPhone 6 Plus may in fact generate a lower frames per second rate than the iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s handsets when it comes to rendering 2D and 3D graphics at its native resolution. Per AppleInsider, a set of GFXBench 3.0…
  • Seek Thermal releases affordably priced thermal camera for iOS, Android devices

    30 September 2014, 9:43 am by: Chris Barylick

    If you’re looking for an affordable thermal camera for your iOS device, it may be en route sooner or later. Per VentureBeat, Santa Barbara, Calif.-based company Seek Thermal launched an affordable thermal camera for for iOS and Android devices on September…
  • Consumer Reports puts iPhone 6 handsets through bend-test paces, comes back with results

    29 September 2014, 6:59 pm by: Chris Barylick

    The Internet has exploded with images and videos of bent iPhone 6 Plus handsets as well as a viral video of someone deforming the handset with his bare hands. And, with that, Consumer Reports sprang into scientific action to perform actual tests that seem to…
  • Opinion: Why the iPhone 6 camera is only 8 megapixels

    29 September 2014, 6:41 pm by: Chris Barylick

    By Bob Snow The iPhone 6 camera has the same 8 megapixel count as the 5s and this has spec-happy geeks bashing the phone. There are compelling reasons for going lower and I will try to lay them out. Small sensors can suffer when they have a high pixel density.…
  • Opinion: Flexibility Under Stress

    29 September 2014, 6:11 pm by: Chris Barylick

    By Bob Snow The new iPhone 6 Plus appears to have a problem. There have been a number of reports of the Plus deforming under a relatively normal mode of use. The phone, when placed in a front pocket for a length of time and stressed, can bend and not return to…
  • iOS 8′s MAC randomization requires cellular data & location services to be disabled

    27 September 2014, 3:01 pm by: Jason O'Grady

    You know that we love, cherish and respect your privacy here at The PowerPage, right? Privacy bugs will be interested in reading Apple’s new “Privacy built in” microsite, which extolls the virtues of some of the new privacy features that are baked…

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