While he and many of his staff members use Apple’s iPads, United States President Barack Obama has revealed why he does not use an iPhone: “I’m not allowed for security reasons to have an iPhone,” the President said earlier today. Nonetheless, he says that his daughters both use iPhones. President Obama has stuck to his BlackBerry over the past few years because of its messaging and encryption capabilities. No word on if the iPhone will ever be suitable for a President, but Apple has been beefing up its smartphone’s security via hardware, software, and sensors in recent years.
Filed under: iOS Devices Tagged: Apple, Barack Obama, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, Obama, United States, White House
The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has finally reached an agreement with China Mobile to carry the iPhone. China Mobile is currently the world’s largest mobile carrier with well over 700 million subscribers. Yesterday a subsidiary of the carrier started taking pre-orders for the smartphone, though the page was quickly pulled from its website.
Hong Kong stocks fall, but China Mobile climbs—
(@MarketWatch) December 05, 2013
In September the advertisment above leaked to the media. The image is a promotion for the iPhone 5s and 5c running on China Mobile’s network. The Chinese government, which controls China Mobile, confirmed that the phone would be available on December 18th last month, although neither Apple nor China Mobile would actually confirm the rumor.
Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS Devices Tagged: carrier, china, China Mobile, honk kong, iPhone, release
Google has updated its Google Wallet application for the iPhone with a few notable enhancements. First, like it has added to its other apps on iOS as of late, Google now allows single sign-on for Wallet. This means that if you are signed in via Google to YouTube, Gmail, Adsense, or other compatible Google apps, you can be automatically logged in to the Wallet app. More interestingly, you can now use your iPhone’s camera to capture the data from your debit card or credit card to connect it to the app. Google added that feature to the Android app last month. Google Wallet recently launched a physical card program for Wallet. The update is free in the App Store.
* Instantly sign on to Wallet if you use other Google iOS apps supporting single sign on
* Add a credit/debit card just by taking a picture. Both the number and expiration date will be captured automatically.
* Use the Google Wallet Card to spend your Wallet Balance at millions of MasterCard® locations or withdraw cash at any ATM
Filed under: Apps, iOS Devices Tagged: Automated teller machine, Credit card, Debit card, Google, Google Wallet, iPhone, MasterCard