iphones

engineering
engineering

This Smartphone Airbag Automatically Protects Your Phone When You Drop It

The design was a thesis project for a German engineering student.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.28.18
Apple
Apple

Why Counterfeit Lightning Cables Kill iPhones

Are cheap iPhone chargers safe to use with the iPhone? Here's how counterfeit cables can destroy your phone and cause it to stop charging.
Matthew Zieminski
6.25.18
Fight to Repair
Fight to Repair

DHS Seizes Aftermarket iPhone Screens From Prominent Right-to-Repair Advocate

Jessa Jones is a highly respected iPhone repair professional and recently testified as an expert witness in a class action lawsuit against Apple.
Jason Koebler
5.11.18
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

Washington Bill Would Make it Illegal to Sell Electronics That Don’t Have Easily Replaceable Batteries

iPhone CPU throttling controversy is fueling a new round of state-level right to repair legislation.
Jason Koebler
1.26.18
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

Apple Throttles iPhones That Have Old Batteries (But Didn't Tell You About it)

"What people think is, ‘My phone is slow, I need to replace it.’ And that causes a lot of perfectly good phones to get replaced."
Jason Koebler
12.20.17
Double Takes
Double Takes

Do We All See the Woman Holding an iPhone in This 1860 Painting?

A closer look at “The Expected One,” a painting by 19th century Austrian artist Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller.
Brian Anderson
11.11.17
it's the little things
it's the little things

The Capital Letter Lie

How your friends know where you are before you tell them.
Louise Matsakis
7.28.17
What Is the iPhone?
What Is the iPhone?

Society Has Turned the Shattered iPhone Screen Into a Mark of Shame

Why should we adapt to fragile technology, instead of demanding unbreakable screens?
Ashwin Rodrigues
7.7.17
Reality Bites
Reality Bites

This AR Measuring Tape App Is Cool, but Don’t Use It for Anything Serious

The creators say it works pretty well, but for anything requiring a 'high accuracy', you're still better off using the real thing for now.
Carl Franzen
6.26.17
Unfair Repair
Unfair Repair

Apple Is Lobbying Against Your Right to Repair iPhones, New York State Records Confirm

Behind the scenes, Apple is trying to kill legislation that would make it easier for normal people to fix iPhones.
Jason Koebler
5.18.17
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

There Are Now 11 States Considering Bills to Protect Your 'Right to Repair' Electronics

Lawmakers in three more states have just filed right to repair bills.
Jason Koebler
4.10.17
Right to Repair
Right to Repair

Do You Know Anything About Apple’s ‘Authorized Service Provider’ Program?

Is Apple's 'repair' program even a repair program at all?
Jason Koebler
3.16.17