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  Located at 88 East Main Street, in lovely downtown Ramsey, New Jersey is an authorized Dealer for AT&T Wireless Services. They have been in the wireless business since 1999; but their cumulative wireless experience totals over 40 years. This type of experience can only benefit their customer base. Since day # 1, the owner and staff have tried to steer clear of the stereotypical wireless dealership mentality. It has been their goal to be more of a consultant; than a salesperson. They treat “word of mouth” or “referral” business as their driving force.

Archive for the ‘Apple’ Category

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Apple’s long-rumored wearable — the iWatch — is expected to be announced during the September 9th event alongside the long-rumored iPhone 6 but pricing has thus far remained a mystery as expected.

Some new info coming from Re/Code, though, suggests Apple is looking to make a range of wearable devices that make use of HealthKit and HomeKit, with $ 400 being one of the price points being bounced around.

Apple executives have discussed charging around $ 400 for the company’s new wearable device. Pricing has yet to be finalized for the forthcoming product, which is expected to begin shipping next year. Sources say consumers should expect a range of prices for different models including lower priced versions.

No doubt Apple has considered many different price points for whatever it is they’re planning to release. We’ll just have to sit tight and see what range they ended up choosing when Tim Cook and company hit the stage.

While we’re waiting, what would a wearable have to consist of in order for you to spend $ 400 on it? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Re/Code

iMore – The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog

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An alleged image of the logic board in the upcoming iPhone 6 shows potential NFC support. For years the world has waited to see when Apple would include NFC functionality in the iPhone, turns out it might be very soon. On top of that, we might have our best video look at the iPhone 6.

The folks at Feld&Volk have shared images of the logic board in the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. They also were apparently able to piece together an iPhone 6 from leaked supplies.

In the images you’re able to see the A8 processor and an NFC chip. Looking at the images you can also see 16 GB of flash memory from Toshiba. Leading us to think that will be the lowest tier storage available with the iPhone 6. A storage option Apple has used as the entry-level iPhone for quite some time.

One way or another, we’ll find out soon on September 9. We’ll be there live bringing you the latest from Apple.

Do you want NFC technology included in the next iPhone?

Source: Sonny Dickson, Via: 9to5Mac

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T-Mobile‘s scheduled their next Uncarrier event (this one being Uncarrier 7.0), and they’re holding it on September 10th. The tagline for this event? “This time it’s personal”… whatever that means. Unlike previous Uncarrier events, which have taken over convention spaces and theaters, this one is being held at the T-Mobile retail store at the corner of Market St and 3rd St in San Francisco. It’s a little store. In fact, the sidewalk outside might be bigger than the store inside.

T-Mobile’s walking into the fire here, though, with Apple’s likely iPhone 6 and maybe iWatch event scheduled for the preceding day](, and sure to be still consuming media coverage around the nation.

At the last Uncarrier event we saw not just the unveiling of T-Mobile’s week-long network trial, but also their exemption of streaming music services from data allowances. What T-Mobile and CEO John Legere have in store for the 10th, we’re not sure, but we can bet it’ll be full of bombast and swearing.

Source: TmoNews

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Secret adds polling option and Flickr images in latest update

Posted by BMetts On August - 28 - 2014
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Secret‘s not so secret update now allows you poll your friends with a yes or no question and also adds the ability to pull in images from Flickr. The messaging app is now in version 9 and also brings the requisite bug fixes.

Here is the changelog for Secret:

  • Turn any secret into a Yes or No question, and see responses from friends
  • Add beautiful images to your secrets from Flickr
  • Improved measures for your safety
  • Bug fixes and substantial performance improvements

  • Free – Download now

iMore – The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog

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Apple is once again rumored to be including NFC in its next iPhone, this time with a payment system in tow. Reports of a payment system in the iPhone 6 emerged late last month. The system will reportedly be a central focus of the iPhone 6 reveal, expected September 9.

From Wired:

The company’s next iPhone will feature its own payment platform, sources familiar with the matter told WIRED. In fact, that platform will be one of the hallmark features of the device when it’s unveiled on September 9. We’re told the solution will involve NFC.

Specific details beyond the inclusion of NFC, like how mobile payments will work, for instance, were few and far between. We’ve heard rumblings about NFC and payment systems on the iPhone fairly regularly over the past few years. Given the amount of noise this year, we could very well see NFC and mobile payments come to the iPhone 6. But just remember, nothing is confirmed until Apple announces it.

Do you want an NFC-based payment system on the iPhone, and what else would you like to see Apple do with NFC? Let us know below in the comments.

Source: Wired

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Debug 45: Jim Ray on the Web and BBQ

Posted by On August - 27 - 2014
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Debug is a casual, conversational interview show featuring the best developers in the business about the amazing apps they make and why and how they make them. On this episode Jim Ray joins Guy and Rene to talk about his actually joby job and ends up talking about everything from the web, to San Francisco culture, to the importance of barbecue.




Question, comment, recommendation, or something you want us to follow up on for the next show?

Email us at or leave a comment below.

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Touch ID in iOS 8: Explained

Posted by BMetts On August - 27 - 2014
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Touch ID is the name of Apple’s personal fingerprint identity sensor. It’s what currently lets you authenticate yourself to unlock your iPhone 5s and authorize iTunes and App Store purchases on your account. With iOS 8, Apple is making an application programming interface (API) available to developers as well so everything from your password manager to banking service to private photo vault can be both secure and convenient. But how’s it going to work?

Token problems, KeyChain solutions

When you put your finger on a Touch ID-equipped Home button, the metal ring around it detects the capacitance and wakes up the sensor. A high resolution photo of your fingerprint is then taken, converted into a mathematical representation, and sent over a hard-wired connection to the secure enclave of the Apple A7 system-on-a-chip. If the data doesn’t match, a “no” token is released and you need to try again, or enter a passcode or password. If the data does match, a “yes” token is released, you’re iPhone 5s unlock is authorized, or your iTunes or App Store purchase gets authorized.

All of this launched back in 2013 as part iOS 7 on the iPhone 5s. What didn’t launch with it at the time was a Touch ID API for developers. It’s my understanding that, while Touch ID was secure against anything except physical spoofing when constrained to those two specific tasks, Apple hadn’t had time to build out that security yet for developers. For example, what was to stop a malicious app from spoofing a Touch ID “yes” token?

Fast forward to 2014 and iOS 8 provides that security rather ingeniously — it hooks into Keychain and into a new framework called LocalAuthentication.

KeyChain is Apple’s secure database for passwords. It started on the Mac but moved to iOS and then the iOS version moved back for iCloud KeyChain in iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks.

In iOS 8, it’s KeyChain that receives the “yes” or “no” token from the secure enclave following a successful Touch ID authentication, and KeyChain that provides or withholds credentials to apps accordingly.

That means Touch ID, and your fingerprint data, can stay safely locked within the secure enclave, but it can still be used in place of a username/password combo to more conveniently fill in passwords and otherwise authorize any app on the App Store.

LocalAuthentication on the other hand provides a faster but more limited form of access. For example, with LocalAuthentication, Touch ID can be used to unlock certain features (imagine a secure photos app or a video player with parental controls).

Also, thankfully, while Touch ID can be used for fast and easy single-factor authenticate, it can also be used as a second factor to increase security. (i.e. Touch ID instead of passcode vs. Touch ID in addition to passcode.)

Touch ID for developers

With iOS 8, Apple is introducing item Access Control Lists (ACL) for accessibility and authentication. With those, developers can set when a KeyChain item is available, but also what happens when the item is accessed.

Accessibility is the same for Touch ID as it is for passcode — based on device state like “unlocked”. Authentication is new and requires a policy to determine what conditions need to be satisfied for KeyChain provides information to the app.

User presence policies can include no passcode, in which case there’s no access to KeyChain, passcode, in which case KeyChain will unlock once it’s entered, and Touch ID, in which case KeyChain will unlock once it authenticates. (If Touch ID fails, or the person opts-out of using it, it can revert to passcode.)

Touch ID is given preference over passcode when available because a finger press is faster and easier than entering a string of numbers or alphanumeric characters.

Policies and enforced by the secure enclave of the Apple A7 processor, so they’re protected against anything up to and including kernel compromise.

Because of that, developers and their apps also get the same fail-secure system as device unlock and store purchases — if Touch ID doesn’t authenticate after four tries, if the device is rebooted, or if Touch ID isn’t used in 48 hours, the secure enclave will disable it and the passcode will need to be re-entred to re-enable it.

To go along with the new API, Apple is also providing a new interface to handle Touch ID transactions in App Store apps. Similar to the look and feel of the existing iTunes and App Store Touch ID interface, it pops up and gives you the option of scanning a fingerprint or entering the passcode.

Apple presents the name of the app in the interface dialog, so you always know who’s asking for your authentication. Developers can also — and are encouraged to — add an additional text string explaining why they’re asking for authentication.

(If Touch ID is disabled, if it’s been opted-out of, or if the device being used doesn’t have Touch ID, the same framework will present a passcode entry interface instead.)

Obviously, since it has to present the interface, only an app in the foreground can request authorization. Apple cautions developers to remember, however, that any query could return secure items that require authentication. So, developers are encouraged not to query too broadly, and Apple is also providing a “no authentication mode” so that developers can suppress the interface and simply report back that, if those items are really wanted, authentication will be required.

Touch ID and action extensions

In addition to apps, Touch ID can also be integrated into action extensions. So, for example, a password manager app could use Touch ID to authenticate you before showing you your passwords inside its own app. A password manager action extension, however, could be called from within Safari and allow Touch ID to authenticate you so the extension can auto-fill your password fields.

If developers make their own frameworks, other developers can also integrate it into their own apps so, for example, a social network app could let you use the password managers extension to authenticate and auto-fill your passwords right inside the social networking app.

Touch ID API security

The Touch ID interface is owned and controlled by iOS, not by the App Store app that controls it. Only upon successful determination of authentication status, opt-out to password, or canceling out altogether can an app regain control.

Also, for security reasons, Apple and iCloud do not back up ACL protected items, and don’t sync them between devices. In other words, your data is never put up on the internet or onto anyone’s servers, including Apple’s. Not ever.

Developers also never gain access to your fingerprint data in their apps. It all stays tucked away safely in the secure enclave.

Bottom line

Entering passwords on mobile devices, especially the kind of unique, long, strong pseudorandom passwords we’re supposed to be using, is so onerous many of us simply stop using them at all. Touch ID helps by making a biometric authentication system available that’s both easier and faster to use. However, it was only available on the iPhone 5s, and only for device unlock or iTunes purchase.

The Touch ID API removes the latter part of the limitation. With it, Touch ID authentication can be made available in any App Store app. As to the former part, it’s hard not to imagine Apple won’t fix that later this fall, and bring Touch ID to the iPhone 6 and iPad lineups both.

That should happen within days and weeks, respectively, of iOS 8 being released this fall. Are you looking forward to it, and which of your apps would you like to see implement the Touch ID API?

iMore – The #1 iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch blog

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A new report from Bloomberg claims Apple is developing a much larger iPad that could enter production sometime in the first quarter of 2015. The story says the display on this iPad could be as large as 12.9 inches.

Bloomberg’s story, which cites unnamed sources, claims Apple has been working with its suppliers to create a new lineup of larger touchscreen devices for at least a year. An iPad with a bigger screen could be targeting the enterprise market which might use the tablet instead of a notebook. Microsoft recently launched the Surface Pro 3, a 12-inch tablet that’s is being marketed specifically as a laptop replacement.

The same article claims Apple is still planning to release a new version of the regular 9.7 inch iPad, along with a refresh of the 7.9 inch iPad mini, sometime in the fall of 2014. What do you think about this rumor of a huge new iPad and, if true, what name should Apple give to the big tablet?

Source: Bloomberg

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What color iPhone 6 do you want? [Poll]

Posted by On August - 26 - 2014
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What color iPhone 6 do you want? Forget size. Forget RAM or storage capacity. Forget 802.11ac or LTE-Advance. Forget all the specs. Forget everything and anything besides the hue of the next iPhone, what it will look like in your hand, how it will look when the light catches it. What color will it be?

The original iPhone came only in black and aluminum. The iPhone 3G introduced white, and the iPhone 5s, gold. The iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch have all had more color options. Currently the iPod touch comes in red, blue, yellow, black and white. The iPhone 5c offers green, pink, yellow, blue, and white. Should those also be options for the iPhone 6? Should Product Red?

If you could have your iPhone 6 in any color at all, what would it be?

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Every day dozens and dozens of new and updated apps and games hit the iOS and Mac App Stores. It’s impossible to keep up with them all, but it’s not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! Spotify albums have a few new features today, and Vox for Mac has made a few usability tweaks.

Updated iOS apps

  • Spotify: The hugely popular music service now lets you save whole albums from the album page. Albums also show release year and total play time now. Free / subscription – Download now

New iOS apps

  • The Journey Down: Chapter 2**: The next episode in a point-and-click adventure game. A fantastic mix of the modern and Caribbean folklore. $ 4.99 – Download now

Discounted iOS apps

  • Time Lapse!: A simple photography app for taking time-lapse animations. $ 1.99 Free – Download now

Updated Mac apps

  • Vox: The visually polished music player brings back classic playlist view for those who didn’t like ‘Collections’. New filter added to ditch unneeded content, such as audiobooks. – Free, $ 2.99 upgrade – Download now

More apps and updates?

If you try any of the apps or updates, let me know how they work for you. If you got any new or updated apps today that you loved, but don’t see here, let us know about them!

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