Apple Working on Built-in Phone Conversation Recording from Your iPhone

Apple iPhone Conversation Recorder

In an Apple patent application (USPTO App. No. 13/556115) published by the USPTO today, Apple showed that it is working on a way to record phone conversations taking place on your iPhone.

Before you get creeped out, the patent notes that the phone conversations recording via Apple’s on-device method are intended to only be consensual recordings. Apple’s design to record phone calls on the iPhone requires both parties to consent to the recording.

The consent can be given at the time the recording starts or users can create a “trust list” in which calls between users are deemed to always be consensual for recording. The recording consent can be given from any phone – it doesn’t have to be an iPhone. As the patent application notes: [Read more…]

Sony Experia T2 Ultra: First “Phablet” of the New Year

Sony Xperia T2 Ultra




Today, Sony Mobile announce a new gigantic phone that we can call a “phablet,” I suppose, dubbed the Experia T2 Ultra, which is a mid to high end phone boasting a 6-inch screen and a smart social camera.  Jump on in for the whole story and press release if your hooked. [Read more…]

Nexus 5 Review at The Verge

Google Nexus 5 Review

The Verge has a review of the new Google Nexus 5, which is available at launch for $349 off-contract. They give the phone pretty solid marks throughout, but really hang up on a mediocre performance from the camera:

I would love to be able to recommend this device wholeheartedly, but I can’t do that until Google sorts out the issues with the Nexus 5’s camera. If the company can make software changes large enough to materially and noticeably improve the performance of its shooter — to make it competitive with other top-tier phones — then this becomes a different story.

Check out the full Google Nexus 5 review here at The Verge.