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

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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…]

Kindle Fire HD & HDX Early Cyber Monday Deal

Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon is rocking an early Cyber Monday deal in the flavor of a $50 discount on the Kindle Fire HD and HDX.  Also, get the Kindle HD 8.9″ for $40 off.  The sale is on right now, so if your in the market head on over to Amazon now.

Kindle Fire HD – $119 (with special offers); $134 (without special offers)

Kindle Fire HDX – $179 (with special offers); $194 (without special offers)

Kindle Fire 8.9″ – $229 (with special offers); $244 (without special offers)

iPad Air: First Impressions

iPad AirNow that Apple has fully embraced change in the iPad line we need to know whether this iPad can merit the number one position in the tablet market.  It’s been some two and a half years since Apple redesigned iPad.  The original iPad, a mere foggy memory for most of us, as we have come all-to-familiar with the tapered design which has remained basically unchanged through 3 generations.  Only internal and screen upgrades whet our geeky appetites.  But alas, the fifth generation — the iPad Air — brings a far slinkier, sexier, lighter design along with revamp internals. [Read more…]

Amazon Says Thanks To FAA – Kindle Is 15% Off

Kindle Fire HDX

I just saw that Amazon is giving a 15% discount on Kindle as a way to show gratitude toward the FAA’s announcement of expanded passenger use of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during all phases of flight.

Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle are priced at $195, $118 and $59 respectively for a limited time.  Enter code ThnksFAA at checkout.

FAA Press Release

Nokia Lumina 1020 Unveiled

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After much anticipation and media attention via leaks and teasers, Nokia has finally unveiled the Lumina 1020. Nokia’s newest flagship smartphone boasts a monster 41 megapixel camera with SLR controls.  Some other pretty cool stuff is on board too, but who cares? [Read more…]