iPhone security alert: your lock screen can be bypassed!

This YouTube Video shows how you can bypass the iPhone lock screen to make calls and list contacts. You can even browse photos if you attempt to add a photo to a contact.

While you can’t run any apps or do anything other than work with contacts or make phone calls, the facts is that anyone who watches this video can unlock a part of your iPhone without knowing your passcode.

I’m sure Apple will have a fix soon but until then, don’t let that phone go to the wrong hands!


iPhone 5 won’t do data while talking

Though I was leaning to NOT get the iPhone 5 (just not enough coolness over the Android competitors like Galaxy S3 for example) this is definitely a deal-killer for me:

On providers like Verizon or Sprint, iPhone 5 will NOT transfer data while you’re on the phone.  (aka simultaneous voice and data).

iphone 5 can't do voice+data

Put a fork in it.  It’s done. For me.

I’ve had a Sprint EVO 4G (yes, the original one) for 3 years now and even that phone, ancient by today’s standards, can do voice+data (admittedly that only works on 4G data but still, it works).

So, sorry Apple.  I’m looking for an UPGRADE, not a DOWNGRADE.  Android here I come!


iPhone 5 won’t support simultaneous voice and data on Verizon or Sprint | The Verge.

Details of the iPhone 5

 I’m going to take a look at one of these in the store and then wait a few weeks to see what the Android world comes out with.

  • 4 inch display (taller)
  • 1136×640 pixels (more stuff shows on screen, notice 5 rows of icons vs. just 4)
  • 4G LTE  (way, way faster speeds)
  • 18% thinner (7.6mm)
  • 20% lighter (112 grams)
  • 2x faster CPU and 2x faster graphics
  • battery life unchanged (8 hrs browsing)
  • HD front-facing facetime camera
  • facetime can work over 3G
  • 3 noise-cancelling microphones

Apple Introduces the iPhone 5


Apple Introduces the iPhone 5.

iPHone 5 coming on Sept 12

If you’re considering getting a new phone, hold on for just a little bit more until after the iPhone 5 gets released.

Apple is planning to debut the new iPhone at a special event on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, with the release date to follow 9 days later on Friday, September 21.

via Apple iPhone 5 and iPad mini event planned for September 12, iPhone 5 release date for September 21 |

iphone 4S battery life problems fixed

The fix is apparently in. Just the other day I was on Rick Hamada’s show (KHVH AM 830) and he asked me about the iPhone 4S problems. I told him there would be a fix right around the corner just based on my experience with these kinds of things. One day later, bam! It’s nice when pure predictions come true.


Hawaii coverage of Steve Jobs

Special thanks to Lisa Kubota and photographer “Peter” for giving me the chance to put in my two cents on Steve Jobs passing.

Unlimited iPhone Data for Sprint: $80/mo

I know many Sprint customers who wanted an iPhone will be happy to know that they can have their unlimited cake for $79.99/mo. This includes 450 minutes. I’ve got a similar plan on Sprint (for my EVO 4G) and because this plan (of mine) has unlimited mobile to mobile minutes AND most of my phone calls are to other mobile phones, I’m usually way under my limit every month. It’s a great deal.

I’ve read other reports saying that Sprint “bet the farm” on the iPhone4s so good luck to them

Sprint will indeed offer unlimited

iPhone 4S being unveiled

Apple is clearly the world’s greatest consumer electronics company and today’s unveiling of the new iPhone 4S keeps them on top of all the other players. Key features like full HD 1080p video recording, improved camera, and integration with “Siri” a futuristic gee-whiz feature that acts as a personal assistant to your voice. The demo shot here shows Siri helping me find a Greek restaurant which is pretty cool because I’m Greek! 🙂


Kindle/Amazon & Apple, their competitor is Google.

Kindle/Amazon & Apple, their competitor is Google. Nice battle shaping up for e-books and phones.