I'm The Last Twentysomething Who Doesn't Own A Smartphone

Hi. My name is Mia, and I’m a millennial who doesn’t own a smartphone. Yes. Take a moment. Maybe tweet about it #dumbphonesbelike. Snapchat a picture of you looking horrified. Send a ghost emoji to a loved one.


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What's Next For The Smartphone In A Rapidly Changing Market?

It should be no surprise to anyone that many smartphones may have been designed to last about 24 months — the length of a typical contract with a network service provider. After all, it is a fast-moving, high-turnover market and planned obsolescence is how it is kept moving. Being high turnover means new models with new features can be brought to market and readily consumed by users conditioned to want the latest and greatest.


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There's Already An iOS 8.1 Jailbreak For The iPhone 6

Some people sure do work quick. Team Pangu has just made available a jailbreak for iOS 8.1 — and it works on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the iPad Air 2, along with older devices.


Some Customers Are Getting Double-Charged With Apple Pay

A nifty new payment system is not without its quirks. A few early adopters who used Apple Pay to stock up on Halloween candy ended up getting charged two times per transaction. For now, however, it only seems to be those who used Bank of America debit cards.


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Apple Pay Works In Australia If You Want To Go To Absurd Lengths To Get It

Apple rolled out its payment platform yesterday for those fortunate enough to both live in the US and rock an iDevice. Sadly for those of us outside of the United States of America, we’re left out in the cold when it comes to paying for stuff with our Apple gadgets. Unless, you have yourself a US-based credit card. If that’s the case, Apple Pay will probably work for you in Australia with more than a bit of fiddling.


The Slingshot Madman Proves The Nokia 3310 Is Nearly Indestructible

Before the smartphone revolution left the company behind, Nokia was synonymous with mobile phones, particularly handsets that could seemingly survive anything. The Nokia 3310 is still considered to be one of the most indestructible of its breed. And who’s better-qualified to prove that than the mad scientist of slingshots himself?


Why The FBI Director Is Wrong About Encryption

FBI Director James Comey gave a speech reiterating the FBI’s nearly 20-year-old talking points about why it wants to reduce the security in your devices rather than help you increase it. Here’s the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s response.


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