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Apple says excessive iPhone battery drain caused by manufacturing defect, will replace some units
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday October 30, 2013

Since the release of Apple iOS 7 and the iPhone 5S, many have said that Apple created a phone with staying power that was not as noteworthy as previous models. Apple says a small group of devices represented that problem more than others.

Apple fails once again with iOS Daylight Savings Time bug
By Andrew Kameka on Monday October 28, 2013

Apple iOS 7 was supposed to revolutionize Apple's mobile operating system, but iPhone owners have discovered that one old problem - a failure to properly handle Daylight Savings Time (DST) - is still messing up their day.

iOS 7 app crash rates are higher for iPhone 5S than other Apple smartphones
By Andrew Kameka on Friday October 11, 2013

App crashes are a common and expected occurrence for Apple iPhone users once they upgrade to iOS 7. Those app crashes happen more often on an iPhone 5S, according to Crittercism, an analytics company that provides crash reports and monitoring tools for app developers.

Apple iPhone 5S Review
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday October 08, 2013

Apple's innovative streak really only rears its head in alternating cycles, so the "S" follow-up tends to be just an improvement on the last device before things really change the next year. The Apple iPhone 5S does nothing to buck that trend, and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Virgin Mobile USA to sell iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C next week
By Andrew Kameka on Friday September 27, 2013

Virgin Mobile has announced that it will join the list of U.S. mobile network operators that carry the latest smartphones from Apple. The carrier will begin selling the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C next week.

Apple iPhone 5S Touch ID demo: how to setup the iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday September 24, 2013

I typically don't use a lock screen on my iPhone but decided it made sense to keep my phone protected like I do on my Android devices. Apple's new Touch ID in the iPhone 5S makes unlocking a phone faster and simpler than any previous solution.

Apple sold 9 million iPhones over the weekend, updated 200 million devices to iOS 7
By Andrew Kameka on Monday September 23, 2013

In the least surprising news of the week, Apple has announced that it sold more than 9 million iPhones over the weekend, continuing a streak of breaking records for iPhones sold in an opening weekend of availability.

Apple Touch ID fingerprint sensor fooled by fake fingerprint
By Andrew Kameka on Monday September 23, 2013

No, Touch ID is not the super-secure locked down solution that some might have hoped Apple's fingerprint sensor would offer to the iPhone 5. A group of hackers have already managed to bypass the security settings.

iOS 7 blocks uncertified Lightning cables but there's a way to bypass it
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday September 19, 2013

Apple has a reputation of urging customers not to use charging cables other than the officially sanctioned, and coincidentally more expensive, cables sold by Apple and authorized vendors. The new iOS 7 encourages similar behavior by blocking support for unlicensed Lightning cables.

Apple iPhone 5S promo video explains camera improvements
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday September 11, 2013

Apple announced a pair of new iPhones yesterday, and the iPhone 5S was surprisingly not the most talked about of the two, thanks to the iPhone 5C injecting a bit of color into the conversation. Speaking of color, Apple has posted a video showcasing how its camera better handles camera and light.