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Uber is giving away Mophie Power Reserve battery packs in Phoenix this weekend ahead of the Super Bowl

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Uber, the app-based transportation service which lets you request a ride from your iPhone, is running a pretty interesting promotion in Phoenix, Arizona starting today through Saturday for Super Bowl XLIX . Between 10 am and 6 pm each day, Uber will offer to deliver a free Mophie Power Reserve ($49.95 1350mAh battery charger) to its users through the app. The free Mophie option is listed alongside car types in the Uber app.

Since requesting Uber to deliver a mobile charger to you then having them wait for you to charge your phone would take potentially hours, Uber and Mophie are giving the Power Reserves away to keep.

In the past, Uber has ran similar short run promotions with ice cream and other offers. In DC, for example, Uber is currently promoting a puppy adoption drive.

As for the Mophie giveaway promotion, Uber says it expects demand to be high, obviously, so you’ll have to test your luck with picking up a free Power Reserve if you’re in the area. Uber says its cars are equipped with Mophies, too, if you’re taking a ride and just need a quick charge.

The promotion is available in Downtown Phoenix, North Scottsdale, and Old Town Scottsdale in Arizona ahead of the Super Bowl hosted there on Sunday. (Here’s how to follow along from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac if you won’t be there.)

You can download Uber for iPhone for free on the App Store, and if you’ve got an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you can even pay for your transportation using Apple Pay.


Filed under: Apps, iOS Devices Tagged: Arizona, iPhone, Mophie, Phoenix, Super Bowl, Uber

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Uber is giving away Mophie Power Reserve battery packs in Phoenix this weekend ahead of the Super Bowl

Uber Mophie iPhone

Uber, the app-based transportation service which lets you request a ride from your iPhone, is running a pretty interesting promotion in Phoenix, Arizona starting today through Saturday for Super Bowl XLIX . Between 10 am and 6 pm each day, Uber will offer to deliver a free Mophie Power Reserve ($49.95 1350mAh battery charger) to its users through the app. The free Mophie option is listed alongside car types in the Uber app.

Since requesting Uber to deliver a mobile charger to you then having them wait for you to charge your phone would take potentially hours, Uber and Mophie are giving the Power Reserves away to keep.

In the past, Uber has ran similar short run promotions with ice cream and other offers. In DC, for example, Uber is currently promoting a puppy adoption drive.

As for the Mophie giveaway promotion, Uber says it expects demand to be high, obviously, so you’ll have to test your luck with picking up a free Power Reserve if you’re in the area. Uber says its cars are equipped with Mophies, too, if you’re taking a ride and just need a quick charge.

The promotion is available in Downtown Phoenix, North Scottsdale, and Old Town Scottsdale in Arizona ahead of the Super Bowl hosted there on Sunday. (Here’s how to follow along from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac if you won’t be there.)

You can download Uber for iPhone for free on the App Store, and if you’ve got an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, you can even pay for your transportation using Apple Pay.


Filed under: Apps, iOS Devices Tagged: Arizona, iPhone, Mophie, Phoenix, Super Bowl, Uber

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Yahoo app for iPhone gets a new look with focus on magazine content

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The Yahoo app for iPhone is getting a new look today that the company says puts a bigger focus on magazine content with “beautiful images and engaging features that make content from our ten digital magazines even more fun.”

New features included in the redesigned app to make the magazine experience more interactive include the ability to vote on Yahoo Style, swipe to see Yahoo Movies info including reviews and analysis, and content from Yahoo Food.

You’ll notice the new features mentioned above in all the magazine categories in the app and Yahoo also notes that it now has “Yahoo Weather and Yahoo News Digest content above the stream for your two favorite categories, All Stories and News.”

The updated Yahoo app for iPhone is arriving on the App Store today for users in the United States.


Filed under: Apps Tagged: app, iPhone, magazines, movies, update, Yahoo, Yahoo Food

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Apple’s Back to School sale returns to Australia and New Zealand w/ gift card promo

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Apple’s annual Back to School sale in Australia and New Zealand has gone live with a promotion for qualifying students to receive Apple Store credit with the purchase of a Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Similar to last year, the Back to School sale includes the usual education pricing on Macs and iPads, but this year Apple is including Apple Store gift cards rather than App Store gift cards like last year.

Included with a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, or Mac Pro is a A$100/NZ$125 gift card while an iPhone 6, 5s, or 5c or iPad Air or iPad Air 2 qualifies for a A$50/NZ$65 gift card. For the smaller iPad mini 2 or iPad mini 3, Apple will include a A$25/NZ$30 gift card.

Apple says current university students or students accepted to a university qualify for the discounts and gift card, while parents of university students and teachers and staff also qualify.

The promotion in Australia and New Zealand is similar to the 2014 Back to School promotion in the United States, which usually kicks off around July. Apple similarly offered Apple Store gift cards rather than App Store gift cards in its United States promotion then.


Filed under: iOS Devices, Mac Tagged: App Store, Apple, Apple Store, Australia, Back to School, Back to Uni, gift cards, iPad, ipad air, iPad mini, iPhone, Mac, New Zealand, promo, promotion

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Sundance Film Festival hit movie was filmed entirely with the iPhone 5s and an $8 app

Tangerine, a gritty movie that proved a hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, was filmed entirely using three iPhone 5s phones and the $8 app FiLMiC Pro – albeit with the help of Steadicams and clip-on external lenses

Filmmaker Sean Baker insisted to SlashFilm that using iPhones wasn’t just a marketing gimmick, nor done entirely because of the very low budget for the movie, but also because they allowed for more discreet filming in public.

iPhones were chosen not just as a cost cutting measure but also to allow them to shoot in public places (such as the LA Metro subway and bus line) without permits or permissions. It was revealed that the LA city bus driver called the cops on them because a filmed argument looked “too real” during a scene which took place on the bus line.

Actor James Ransone told The Verge that he had initially had reservations about relying on iPhones, but had been won around.

“I had some hesitancy about it, more out of pride,” says James Ransone, who plays Chester, the pimp at the center of Tangerine’s love triangle. “I’m like, Jesus Christ, man, I was on The Wire. I’ve ended up in iPhone movies!” But Ransone came to appreciate the flexibility of the device. “There’s a lot that can be done with an iPhone.” (One example: Baker shot several scenes while riding his 10-speed bicycle in circles around his actors.)

The team didn’t reveal the use of iPhones until after the preview had been watched by the audience.

The low budget reflected the fact that the movie has a less than commercial theme, described as “a dramedy about a transgendered hooker who tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.”

Variety‘s review said that it’s “an exuberantly raw and up-close portrait of one of Los Angeles’ more distinctive sex-trade subcultures [that] should be enthusiastically embraced on and beyond the LGBT fest circuit.”

It’s of course not the first time iPhones have been used for professional-level filming. The Burberry London fashion show was also entirely shot using the iPhone 5s, Apple featuring the footage in a 30-second ad. A separate 90-second ad to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Mac last year was also shot on iPhones.


Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Apple iPhone 5S, film, iPhone, Kitana, LGBT, Los Angeles, movie, Sean Baker, Sundance Film Festival, Tangerine

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China accused of protectionism through new cybersecurity rules aimed at western tech companies

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The NY Times reports that the Chinese government has adopted a set of supposed cybersecurity regulations on western companies selling technology to banks. These requirements are so absurd that it would be impossible for companies like Apple to comply.

The Chinese government has adopted new regulations requiring companies that sell computer equipment to Chinese banks to turn over secret source code, submit to invasive audits and build so-called back doors into hardware and software, according to a copy of the rules obtained by foreign technology companies that do billions of dollars’ worth of business in China.

The paper reports that while the regulations are so far limited to sales to Chinese banks, they are merely the first in a series of new cybersecurity policies expected to be introduced in the coming months, and businesses fear that they are designed to protect local manufacturers from western companies. It was recently announced that Apple became the biggest smartphone seller in China in the final quarter of last year … 

It was revealed last week that Tim Cook had agreed to allow China’s State Internet Information Office to carry out security audits of Apple products sold in the country, but Apple has always insisted that it will never allow backdoor access to its products nor compromise the encryption used by its products and services.

China has for some time used both security scares and regulatory barriers against Apple, with this latest development suggesting that the country may be intending to significantly up the ante.

One theory raised in the NY Times piece is that the moves may be retaliation for an effective US ban on Huawei servers and networking products following concerns that they contained backdoor access for use by the Chinese government.

Photo: thenextweb.com


Filed under: AAPL Company Tagged: china, China security, cybersecurity, Government of the People's Republic of China, iPhone, National Security Agency, Security, United States

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