Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 | Author: OWC Larry
For seven years, I’ve been a proud owner of the iPhone. But today, I did something that I had yet to do with my iPhone in all of those seven years – I lost it. I had this sinking realization about 10 minutes after I was back home from my morning routine. Of course, there are safeguards when losing your iPhone, and I did have the “Find My iPhone” app installed. But apparently I turned it off when I turned iCloud off. My phone was still receiving messages and calls – but it was at an unknown location.
This was a hectic morning to begin with. Electricians were coming to fix a problem at my house, and I would be working from home. My wife and I have four children, my son being the oldest at 8 years old along with 6-, 5-, and 3-year-old daughters. While the three older kids now ride the bus, I normally drive my youngest to pre-school.
This already hectic day would be the day I left my iPhone on the roof of the car. Article Continues…
Newer Technology Inc. announced the immediate availability of the NuGuard KX for iPad mini, a kinetic energy X-Orbing protective case for the Apple iPad mini. Backed by a lifetime warranty, the NuGuard KX provides Mil-Spec-certified protection for the iPad mini — without sacrificing style or adding significant bulk.
“Thousands of our customers have loved the NuGuard KX case for iPhone, which we released earlier this year. Now, they can protect their iPad mini with the same great technology and design,” said Larry O’Connor, President of Newer Technology. “With its unique X-Orbing gel, the NuGuard KX installs in seconds to provide incredible protection against drops and scratches while maintaining a remarkably slim, light-weight profile that complements your iPad mini rather than compromising it.” Article Continues…
I really like my iPhone 5, but it feels like it’s always running low on power and I’m rushing to find an outlet so I can plug it in. Most of the time, I either plug it into the Power2U we have in our studio, a standard wall outlet with the little plug that came with the phone, or into my laptop. I’ve never been in the habit of plugging my iPhone (or any devices of mine) into any USB port I don’t have direct knowledge of.
As it turns out, my minor paranoia may have been a pretty good instinct. According to a recent Reuters article, there’s apparently an exploit in iOS 6 (and probably earlier) that allows a computer connected to an iPhone (ostensibly via a “fake charging station”) to actually take over and control the phone. In theory, this could be extended out to being able to inject some sort of “virus” into your iPhone, giving ne’er-do-wells remote access to your information.
Admittedly, the jury is still out on exactly how likely this scenario is to actually exist in the real world (probably somewhere between “completely non-existant” to “they’re all out to get you”) and reports are that this particular exploit has already been patched in the latest preview release of iOS 7. However, it’s still not particularly wise to simply go plugging your iPhone into random USB slots like… umm… I can’t really think of a workplace-appropriate analogy here, but you get the idea. Article Continues…
As we approach the back to school season, the iPhone rumors are in full force. This image, provided to OWC by an unnamed source, is purported to be of the upcoming, lower cost, iPhone 5S or iPhone lite
As to whether this is the absolute real deal or not, we really cannot say – but there is one thing we can say for certain:
We have great NuGuard KX cases
for the current iPhone 4/4s and 5 and you can rest assured that we’ll have cases with that same mil-spec protection and slim design to whatever iPhone lineup Apple releases next.
A little while ago, we mentioned that the NuGuard KX was named as a finalist for the 2013 American Business Awards “New Product or Service of the Year” category.
While the final “Stevie Award” winner is determined by a panel of distinguished judges…YOU can vote on what you feel should be the People’s Choice in that category.
But you have to hurry as voting ends Friday, August 9th.
All you need to do is head on over to the award voting site and hit the “Submit” button to make the NuGuard KX your choice.
“We’re thrilled to be recognized by the American Business Awards organization for another ‘Stevies’ award,” said Angie Goertz, Sr. Marketing Director of Newer Technology, Inc. “After winning in 2012 for our Power2U product, this nomination further substantiates our commitment to providing the best technology solutions available in the market.”
So let’s get the word out that the NuGuard KX is the real People’s Choice!