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Techsmartt got a hold of some of the iPhone 6 mock ups that case companies are using to anticipate the announcement of the actual phone!


Doctors are warning that spending too much time looking down at your phone or tablet could affect your health, and is especially bad for children.

Millions of Americans own a tablet or smartphone that they are constantly looking down at, and constantly looking down could be doing a number on our spines. The phenomenon experts have called “iSlouch” manifests in severe neck pain that can develop over time.  Dr. Matt Herba, a Winter Springs chiropracted stated:

“Studies now show that as the head starts to go forward, it can add up to 10 pounds of pressure to the spine.”

That pressure, if kept up in the long-term, can end up damaging the cartilage and the tissue that’s in between bones in the neck and spine, leading to increased back and neck pain.

On top of that, orthodontists say they’re seeing a new condition they’ve nicknamed “iGrind”, in which children are grinding their teeth while using tablets or smartphones for an extended period of time. Dr. Troy King, a pediatric dentist in Oviedo, FL describes:

“Most of the time, they’re subconscious, and they don’t know they’re doing it. The first thing is to bring it to their awareness and to find a way to do that on a consistent level, and that usually means bringing in somebody else, like the parent.”

Dr. King has advised parents to let their children know if they see them grinding their teeth or slouching, so they become aware of the behavior. Other than that, it’s advised to limit the time spent on devices, and do more proactive activities.

Do you have pain in your neck and back associated with smartphone or tablets? What do you do to relieve the pain? Let us know in the comments down below!


Have an overly jealous significant other? Think that the iPhone 5S’s new fingerprint scanner will keep them from going through your phone? Guess again, because it can be easily hacked!

Hackers from Chaos Computer Club in Germany have already fooled the fingerprint sensor that they claim is the same as any other sensor. By taking a fingerprint from the glass screen on the phone itself, they were able to get a “fingerprint secured” screen without a problem.

First, the fingerprint of the enrolled user is photographed with 2400 dpi resolution. The resulting image is then cleaned up, inverted and laser printed with 1200 dpi onto transparent sheet with a thick toner setting. Finally, pink latex milk or white wood glue is smeared into the pattern created by the toner onto the transparent sheet. After it cures, the thin latex sheet is lifted from the sheet, breathed on to make it a tiny bit moist and then placed onto the sensor to unlock the phone. This process has been used with minor refinements and variations against the vast majority of fingerprint sensors on the market.

While the sensor is convenient, don’t count on it to protect any sensitive information that you probably shouldn’t have on your phone.


Do you keep sensitive information on your phone? Why? Let us know in the comments down below!


If you were worried about losing your fingers in order to open your iPhone, you can relax. The phone requires a little more than just your fingerprint.

The iPhone’s Touch ID fingerprint system uses a radio frequency to scan and detect the sub-epidermal layers of your skin. This dynamic requires the owner of the finger to be alive and attached to the finger being used.

Sebastien Taveau, chief technology officer at Validity Sensors, a California based provider of fingerprint sensor solutions, chimed in saying:

“The [RF capacitive sensor] technology is built in a way that the [fingerprint] image has to be taken from a live finger. No one in biometrics wants to talk about cut fingers and dead bodies, but at the end of the day we are still asked to remove the fears of consumer and make sure that they understand that [a severed finger] will not work.”

This won’t stop someone from taking you hostage and forcing you to open your phone, but it does offer at least modicum of comfort to those who are worried about the absolute worse-case scenario.


Are you worried about the dangers that may come with new security technology as it becomes more and more personalized?


    Today, Apple detailed all the specs on the two new iPhones that will be hitting the market soon, the iPhone 5S and the more affordable iPhone 5C.

    Let’s start off with the iPhone 5S:

    The new phone isn’t too much different in design with the exception of an addition metal ring to indicate the new home button’s purpose as a fingerprint scanner. Other than that, no real changes were made to the outside of the phone. Although, it is going to be available only in gold, grey, or silver.

    Powering the 5S is Apple’s new A7 processor. It’s the first 64-bit chip to be implemented into a smart phone making the 5S twice as fast as the iPhone 5. The phone will run on Open GL ES 3.0 which will increase it’s graphics performance tenfold.

    Along with the A7, Apple is using a “motion co-processor” called the M7 which will continuously measure motion data with an accelerometer, gyroscope and compass. It will supposedly “enable a new generation of health and fitness apps” by letting apps access the motion data.

    The new icon-less home button will be a fingerprint scanner dubbed “Touch ID”. The scanner is intended to add another level of security in lieu of a passcode. Placing your thumb down on the scanner will unlock the phone. The silver ring will detect when your finger is on the phone, so the button does not actually have to be pressed for it to unlock.

    The fingerprint sensor has a 500ppi resolution and 360 degree readability.

    The camera on the phone has a dual-LED flash which will improve any night photography you may have planned. The camera remains at 8 megapixels but will use a larger f/2.2 aperture and a larger sensor. The auto focus will be twice as fast, and a new burst mode will capture up to ten framers per second. The camera also has a slow motion option for video, allow the user to record 720p video at 120FPS.

    The battery life on the phone has improved slightly with 10 hours of talk time, LTE browsing, and 250 hours standby.

    The price of the phone is going to remain pretty much the same. The iPhone 5S 16GB will cost $199, 32GB $299, and the 64GB will cost $399. There’s also an unlocked and contract free version available for T-Mobile with prices for the 16GB starting at $650.

    Now for the iPhone 5C:

    The design for the 5C has a plastic back that comes in blue, green, white, yellow, and red. It’s made from one single part with no joints or lines. Each case is steel enforced, and iOS7 will automatically match the color of your phone out of the box. The front of the phone is black.

    Internally, the 5C is basically and iPhone 5 encased in a plastic shell. It runs on the 5′s A6 processor and has an 8 megapixel camera with the same 4-inch retina and lightning adapter. The front facing camera is better than the iPhone 5, and designed to function better in low-light conditions.

    The 16GB iPhone 5C will run you about $100, with the 32GB model at $200 with a two year contract. Off contract you’re looking at spending between $550-$650 respectively.

    As for iOS7, it will be released 2 days prior to the iPhone’s release for free with over 200 new features.

    The iPhone 5S and 5C will be available on September 20th.


    Are you going to snatch up an iPhone 5S or is the 5C more your style? Let us know in the comments down below!



    The fifth anniversary of the Apple App Store is upon us, and Apple has made some of their most popular apps free!

    Applications ranging in price from $5 to $20 are free for the first time ever.

    Popular games like Infinity Blade IITiny WingsWhere’s My Water? and Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EPApps such as Traktor DJ and Day One are also available for free download.

    Fun Fact: Tracktor DJ usually runs at $20, so I’m going to download that ASAP!

    It has not been confirmed how long the sale will last, so hurry on over and download what you can!


    What is your favorite app on the iPhone?



    YouTubers IFockingHateThat wrote a little song about their thoughts on the photo/video sharing app, Snapchat.


    Do you still use Snapchat?



    The FAA has finally realized that passengers are little devils and still use electronics during takeoff and landing, so they looking to relax their policy to allow electronics during the entire duration of the flight.

    The FAA still doesn’t allow phone calls, but this new policy comes as no surprise.

    Pilots have been using iPads in the cockpits for years now, and there are very few passengers that actually follow the rule.

    The idea that ‘the pilots and flight attendants need your full attention in case something went wrong during takeoff’ is BS. If you were going down, wouldn’t you want to enjoy watching your favorite Viners rather than panicking?


    How many of you used your electronics during takeoff or landing?



    Instagram just released an App update that now allows users to post short videos!

    Facebook announced that Instagram will now allow users to post 15-second videos to the app! Not only that, you can choose between 13 unique filters and pick your own thumbnail from the video.

    What does this mean for Vine? Who knows!


    Are you going to stop using Vine?



    We all need that one person in our lives that can put a smile on your face when you’re down. So this week, I would like to introduce Mr. Jérôme Jarre.

    Jérôme’s Vines usually consist of him walking up to strangers and awkwardly starting conversations or ‘w00-h00-ing’ in public places because he just loves life. It is quite endearing.

    Check out this awesome compilation put together by YouTuber Funny Vines.

    Be sure to follow Jérôme on Twitter (@jeromejarre) and on Vine



    We here at SourceFed love finding little gems of talent stashed in the corners of YouTube, and today we have found a beautiful cover of ‘Stay’ by Rihanna.

    I find this Rihanna cover, published by YouTuber stevesharry, even better than the original. Let us know what you guys think!



    Ever thought to yourself, ‘Hey, how can I get a prom date?’ or ‘How am I supposed act like a man?’ Look no further! Max Burlingame will teach you how to do everything!

    Be sure to follow Max on Twitter (@whoismaxwell) and on Vine!

    Let us know who your favorite Vine users are!



    Hope you all enjoy our Vine user from last week, and you should totally check out Ridd Sorensen.

    Check out Ridd’s hilarious series with the Siri App for the Iphone and follow him on Vine! 


    Be sure to tell us about your favorite Vine users!


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