Edward Snowden’s iPhone case, iPad Air vs Pro, iOS devs make more $, new iPhone glass


iPhodarhEdward Snowden has developed an iPhone case meant to kill surveillance — The concept device is designed to protect journalists from governments spying their locations, for smartphones, while incredibly useful, are also the “perfect tracking device,” Snowden wrote in a co-authored paper that covers his research.

iPad Pro 9.7-inch vs. iPad Air 2 — Bob LeVitus writes that if you don’t look too closely you could easily mistake the new iPad Pro 9.7–inch (released last March) for an iPad Air 2 (released December 2014). They are exactly the same size and weight, and both sport 9.7-inch Retina displays. The iPad Pro 9.7-inch is available in rose gold; the iPad Air is not. Beyond that, it’s hard to tell them apart without a very close inspection until you get to the price tag. Then, it’s very clear that you’ll pay significantly more for an iPad Pro than an iPad Air 2. So what’s the difference?

Android may have more apps and more users, but iOS makes developers more money — Google’s Android mobile software accounted for an 82% share of mobile games downloaded during the second quarter of 2016, development company Unity3D says in a new report. That compares to 17% of game downloads for iOS. But Google is still trailing far behind when it comes to making money for iOS developers.

Corning unveils Gorilla Glass 5, evolutionary successor for iPhone screens — A new version of the Corning Gorilla Glass used in iPhone screens since launch promises better impact resistance for equipped devices, with the improved glass panels surviving falls from greater heights than previous versions.

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