Amy Eichelberg

How To Install And Manage Ringtones In iOS 7

Tired of hearing the same Marimba or Xylophone tone when your Mom calls? Well, iOS 7 has plenty of ringtones designed for those of us who need a little excitement in our lives. Don’t worry, the classic tones haven’t been replaced and are still there. Users can also set custom text tones or ringtones for specific system events. Here we show you how to install and manage ringtones in iOS 7. I. The Difference Between An Alert And A Ringtone The only real difference is the duration of the sound – a single, short sound is usually appropriate for an Alert Tone …

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How to Have Multiple Google Calendars on your iPhone / in iOS 7

Numerous iOS 7 users have encountered a problem where Google Calendars (as in from Google Apps) is no longer showing in iOS 7 Calendar apps. Also, Contacts don’t sync with Google contacts. Crappy, right? In order to work around this bug you need to completely delete your Google account from your iPhone and re-add it, making sure you use an Application password (if you use Google 2-step verification). This may seem scary at first, but you won’t lose anything. It will all get re-synced once you add the account again. Here are the steps: I. Deleting Your Account 1. First, go into Settings …

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How To Set Up iCloud Keychain For iOS 7

iCloud Keychain is a new feature in iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks that syncs your Safari website usernames and passwords, credit card information, and Wi-Fi network information across your Apple devices. I. What Information Does iCloud Keychain Sync Safari website usernames and passwords Credit card information Wi-Fi network information like SSIDs and passwords Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and Messages (Mac only) Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, or any other accounts in Internet Accounts (Mac only) All information is stored and transmitted using 256-bit AES encryption. Every time you add a new device to iCloud Keychain, all other devices will ask for your explicit consent, …

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Android 4.3 Headed to HTC One Developer Edition This Week

According to Jason Mackenzie, HTC’s president of global sales, HTC will go ahead and push Android 4.3 to the HTC One Developer Edition this week. Mackenzie took to Twitter to make the announcement official today. The update will include the latest Sense 5 experience, alongside various Android enhancements that were first unveiled with Android 4.2. Updates to carrier variants should be released in the future just as soon as HTC gets them certified. No official timeline has been confirmed by HTC yet. The DROID DNA is also due for the 4.3 update by the end of September. Verizon recently posted a changelog …

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Obama Administration Files Petition To The FCC: Urges Carriers To Unlock Mobile Devices

The White House filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday requesting that all wireless carriers be required to unlock all mobile devices so that consumers can easily switch between carriers. The petition comes several months after the Obama administration first urged for legislation to unlock cellphones. After the Library of Congress made the unlocking practice illegal in January when an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act expired, angry activists took their complaints online. Over 114,000 people posted their complaints on the White House’s protest forum in an effort to overturn the Library of Congress decision. The …

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Our Own David Cogen Chats About The New iPhones On Fox Business News

We’re sure you witnessed Apple unveil the new iPhone 5s and 5c earlier this week, but did you know that our very own David Cogen was featured live on Fox Business News to discuss his take on the new devices? We’re so excited to see David representing TheUnlockr during a critical launch event for Apple fans and iOS users alike. Check out David’s first impressions in the video below and share with us your thoughts on the new iPhones. For our Android readers: did Apple do enough to sway you to the other side, or do you agree with David …

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HTC America Terminates 20 Percent Of Their Workforce

HTC America announced on Friday that they have decided to terminate 20 percent of its workforce. The layoffs equate to approximately 30 employees out of the 150-person division. The announcement appears to be a direct result of HTC’s recent financial woes. The Taiwanese company expects next quarter’s revenue to be anywhere around $1.67 billion to $2 billion, with an operating profit of anything from $0 down to as low as -minus 8 percent. Considering HTC accomplished $2.4 billion in revenue and $168 million operating profit last year at this time, this would be a huge financial blow to the company. A …

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Apple Elaborates On How The iPhone 5s Touch ID Fingerprint Reader Works, Won’t Store Images Of Fingerprints

When Apple first unveiled the new iPhone 5s, one of the hardware features that stood apart was the Touch ID fingerprint reader. Outside of demonstrating the basic concept, the company didn’t elaborate on how the feature worked. After Apple’s event, the feature sparked questions related to storing biometric data on a smartphone and how that affects your privacy. Thankfully, Apple released additional statements to the Wall Street Journal in an attempt to address these privacy concerns. iPhone owners will have to create a backup passcode to unlock with if they either reboot or haven’t unlocked within 48 hours. Apple claims, …

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Phonebloks Lego-Like Device Allows You To Interchange Single Components Of A Smartphone

When a smartphone becomes inoperable, we typically resign to tossing it in a junk drawer and buying a new one. What consumers may not realize is that the death of the device is mostly likely due to a single component. Maybe the processor blew or the display died. Regardless of the component, if the smartphone was comprised of interchangeable blocks (think Lego here), then maybe you could simply fix the isolated issue and not have to toss the entire phone. Sounds like a good idea right? Well, a company called Phonebloks thinks so and has designed a concept phone that …

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Leaked Android 4.3 OTA Build Available for AT&T HTC One

If you are the proud owner of an HTC One and call AT&T your carrier home, then get ready for some hacking action. A recent RUU has been made available online and looks to be an OTA build of Android 4.3 for the HTC One. The download is available as a flashable zip file for those of you who are rooted (how to root video available in our how to section), but keep in mind that if you use the full RUU rom.zip it’ll update your HBoot as well. This will prevent S-Off via Revone/Moonshine if you don’t already have S-Off. Note: …

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iPhone 5s/5c Vs. Leading Android Smartphones Spec Comparison

The Apple event has come and gone leaving us with two new devices to wrap our brains around: the iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C. The real question is how do they stand up to the leading Android devices on the market today? Droid Life created a handy spec comparison sheet that lays it all out there in black and white. There are some specs missing for the time being, but we’re sure they will be filled in during the coming days. Feel free to weigh in your thoughts with us. Source  

Google Quietly Updates The Google Play Logo

Google quietly updated the Google Play logo across the familiar Play store that we’ve grown to use and love so much. In case you missed the change, the logo no longer says “Play” and it shows off a darker and bigger “Google” font. It does seem odd that Google removed the word “Play” when they put forth a substantial amount of effort to brand the Play store at its launch. Take a look at the new logo, shown above, and let us know what you think about it in the comments below. Source

Twitter’s Official Tablet App Leaks Out Of IFA, Download APK Here

Any die hard Twitter user will tell you that the official Twitter app for Android tablets has been missing in action. We know that iOS users have an app optimized for the iPad, but once again Android users have been left behind. Thankfully, Android users won’t have to be jealous of their iOS tweeting friends anymore, as Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet  was spotted running an official Twitter app at IFA. The team from Android Next happened to be strolling the IFA show room floor and noticed the app after handling the tablet. The app that was pulled appears to …

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Sprint Confirms LG G2 Launch for October 11, $199 On Contract

Sprint confirmed that its very own variant of the LG G2 will be available for pre-order starting October 11. In order to secure the device, Sprint users can expect to pay $199 on-contract. We’re surprised that Sprint is waiting until mid-October to launch the phone as most major US carriers are launching their variants in mid-September. Either way, we’re just happy that Sprint can now carry the heavy hitters when it comes to their device portfolio. This would not have been the reality just a few short years ago, and for that we can only applaud Sprint for working hard to …

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Nokia Not A Fan of Google’s Choice: Fires Back At Kit Kat Name Via Twitter

We were just as shocked as anyone else when Google came forth nonchalantly and announced “Kit Kat” to be their next Android version. This is the first time Google is using a well known trademarked name for its OS version and let’s just say not to many people are fond of the idea. While some of us went in search of the familiar candy bar at the nearest convenience store, it seems as though Nokia needed to rage via their German Twitter Account. Sound off in the comments below. Source via Twitter