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How To Control Which Apps Listen In on What You Say on Your iPhone

Posted on 06/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It seems more and more apps can listen in on what you’re saying via your iOS device’s built-in microphone. While most of this is probably harmless, if you’re concerned about privacy, you should learn how to control each app’s access to your iOS device’s microphone.

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Wallpaper Weekends: Captain America

Posted on 06/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Wallpaper Weekends is a series that works to bring you stunning, high quality wallpapers for your iPad, iPhone, and/or iPod Touch.

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How to Use Voice Search With Your Apple TV

Posted on 04/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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While Amazon touts “voice search” as a feature of its new Fire TV, it turns out that feature is already available to users of the Apple TV. You will however, need an iOS device and the iOS Remote app as well.

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New Video Compares iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanners

Posted on 04/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple was the first to the show with their Touch ID fingerprint Sensor on the iPhone 5s in the fall of 2013, now Samsung is featuring its own brand of fingerprint recognition with a scanner built-in to its new Samsung Galaxy S5, which will be released on April 11th.

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Expedia App Offers Selected Travel Apps Free Via New Media Lounge

Posted on 04/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Are you a traveller? Do you use a lot of travel-related apps on your iPhone? If so, you might want to “fly” over to the App Store and land on the Expedia app page. Expedia is offering some paid travel-related apps free, via their app’s Media Lounge feature.

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Apple Acquired Speech Recognition Firm Novauris in Bid to Improve Siri

Posted on 03/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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One of Apple’s acquisitions last year went unnoticed until now, as TechCrunch reports the company purchased automatic speech recognition company Novauris Technologies in 2013. The company’s main product is NovaSystem, a server-based distributed speech recognition system.

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Samsung Selfie Stunt Backfires as Obama Administration Upset Over Pic

Posted on 03/04/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Samsung’s problems with their sponsored celebrity “selfie” campaign continue, as a report says the White House is unhappy with Samsung over a selfie taken with Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz that turned out to be part of the Samsung campaign.

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