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  • New Apple patent could save dropped devices

    December 3, 2014 11:58 AM

    Imagine this: An iPhone so smart that when it knows when it's falling and can re-orient itself to minimize damage. Apple has been granted a new patent for technology that can shift iPhones during free-fall so they land in a way that keeps the glass screens from cracking and... more »
  • Apple to add more security measures

    September 5, 2014 10:07 AM

    NEW YORK - Apple is planning to add more security measures to help protect its users following a celebrity photo hacking incident. CEO Tim Cook told The Wall Street Journal that Apple Inc. will use email and push notifications to let users know when someone tries to restore iCloud data... more »
  • Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

    August 28, 2014 12:32 PM

    CUPERTINO, CA - Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology. These events have become an annual rite since the... more »
  • Wake up and smell the bacon

    March 6, 2014 7:48 PM

    MADISON, WISCONSIN- Oscar Mayer says its developed a bacon-scented app for the iPhone for people who want to wake up to the smell and sound of sizzling bacon to draw them out of bed. To emit a small puff of bacon, the user needs an external device that plugs... more »
  • Apple says 2 new iPhone models coming this year

    September 10, 2013 12:57 PM

    CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple says it is planning to release two new iPhone designs later this year so it can serve more customers. The iPhone 5C, which will be available in five colors - green, blue, yellow, pink and white. CEO Tim Cook calls it "more fun and colorful" than... more »
  • Crooks targeted by new cell phone app check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2013 9:37 PM

    GONZALES - Detectives in Ascension Parish are getting tips instantly and anonymously. "It's absolutely one hundred percent full proof anonymous," Ascension Parish Sheriff Chief Deputy Tony Bacala said. The 'APSO Tips' app is available for all Android and iPhone users and gives residents a new way to stay... more »
  • iPhone case packs electrifying punch Play Video

    February 28, 2013 6:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new iPhone case is packing more than just protection for your phone. The Yellow Jacket Smartphone Stun Case, created by Sean Simone and Seth Froom, packs a stun gun into an iPhone case as well as an extra charge for your phone. "There are... more »
  • 'Jailbreaking' phones now illegal check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 1, 2013 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Before last week, if you wanted a top-flight smart phone on a plan that didn't support it, "jailbreaking" your handset was the way to go. "It unleashed the full power of the technology. So it allows the user to use all the features that the cell... more »
  • NY appeals court skeptical about startup's live TV

    November 30, 2012 3:06 PM

    NEW YORK - A New York federal appeals panel has found weaknesses with a startup company's arguments it can legally send live TV programming to iPhones and other mobile devices. Three judges of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seemed poised Friday to reverse a lower court judge who... more »
  • WBRZ recognizes area's best holiday displays

    November 26, 2012 10:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - WBRZ News 2 Louisiana will kick off the 2012 holiday season in the Baton Rouge area with its annual "Lights Before Christmas" Contest. "Lights Before Christmas" recognizes the area's most spirited and decorative homes of the season.Viewers can nominate homes beginning Monday, November 26th through Wednesday,... more »
  • Stolen phone synched, reveals contact list to victim check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 9, 2012 6:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Technology could help police find a stolen iPhone. A few days after it was taken the victim, Neal McRoberts, noticed a new contact list synced to his iCloud contacts, an Apple internet-based storage system. "These are people that I clearly don't know, and it dawned... more »
  • Apple addicts crave iPhone 5 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 21, 2012 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The iPhone 5 hit shelves early this morning, but didn't last long after Apple addicts scooped up the latest smartphone. "I came out around 3:45 because I pre-ordered the iPhone, but they told me it wouldn't come in until October 8th or something like that, so I... more »
  • People line up for iPhone 5

    September 21, 2012 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Dozens of people lined up to get their hands on the highly anticipated iPhone 5 that hit shelves this morning. Customers were lined up and wrapped around buildings to get their hands on the new smartphone. Apple is calling this release, "the biggest thing to... more »
  • Apple: iPhone 5 in stores Sept. 21

    September 12, 2012 1:16 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple says the new iPhone 5 will be in stores in the U.S. and several other countries on Sept. 21. The other launch countries are Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK. A week later, the phone will be available in 22 more... more »
  • Apple invites media to event, hints at iPhone 5

    September 4, 2012 11:49 AM

    NEW YORK - Apple is inviting reporters to a news conference next week in San Francisco with a message that suggests that it will reveal the iPhone 5, as expected. The email invitation shows a big "12," for Sept. 12, casting a shadow in the shape of a "5." Various... more »
  • Facebook updates iPhone app to speed it up

    August 23, 2012 12:03 PM

    NEW YORK- Facebook wants to address what's perhaps the biggest complaint with its iPhone app: It's releasing an update that's faster. Facebook Inc. says it is launching the newest version of the app on Thursday. Rather than add a slew of new features, the company says it rebuilt it from... more »
  • Androids rule

    August 8, 2012 7:38 PM

    Android phones continue to put iPhone users in the minority. For every iPhone shipped in the last three months, four Androids were sent according to the research firm, IDC.Plus the success of Samsung's Android phones helped Google's operating system extend its dominance in the smartphone market. Android has 68 %... more »
  • Romney to announce VP pick by smartphone app

    July 31, 2012 12:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - Want to be among the first to know who Mitt Romney picks for a running mate? There's an app for that. Romney's campaign on Tuesday announced an iPhone and Android application to alert supporters when Romney makes his vice presidential pick. The campaign promises they can find out... more »
  • WSJ: New iPhone to have thinner screen

    July 17, 2012 10:58 AM

    NEW YORK- A published report says the new iPhone will have a thinner screen. That could leave more room for a larger battery. The Wall Street Journal is citing unnamed people familiar with the matter in reporting that the new iPhone will have a screen that can sense touches without... more »
  • Apple introduces MacBook with sharper screen

    June 11, 2012 1:00 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple says it's introducing a laptop with a super-high resolution "Retina" display, setting a new standard for screen sharpness. The new MacBook Pro will have a 15-inch screen and four times the resolution of previous models, Apple CEO Tim Cook told developers at a conference in San... more »
  • Siri storing your information?

    May 24, 2012 11:18 AM

    Apple iPhone's interactive voice, Siri, may be storing your information. Wired magazine reports Siri and other data collecting apps are putting information at risk. The software license agreement for Apple iPhone says that when you use Siri or Dictation, the things you say will be recorded and sent to Apple... more »
  • ID Theft leads to Prison

    April 23, 2012 7:20 PM

    A man from the Houston area got six years in prison for fraud related to stealing $200,000 worth of Apple iPads and iPhones in Louisiana and Texas. Sharif John Reid pleaded guilty and must pay $158,000 in restitution. Reid was arrested last year when he tried to use a fake... more »
  • Sketchy text messages likely just that check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 9, 2012 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Recent text messages sent to your phone claim to be offering some sort of prize. But, that's not necessarily the case. "It might be phishing which is trying to get personal information from you" said Sue Sperry with AT&T. It's a type of spam targeting... more »
  • Apple's app store downloads

    March 5, 2012 11:24 AM

    CUPERTINO, CA. - more than 25 billion apps have been downloaded from Apple's app store. The downloads according to an Apple news release come from more than 315 million iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. The app store has more than 550,000 apps, some of which are free. ... more »
  • Apple sells over 4 million new iPhone models in 3 days

    October 17, 2011 2:16 PM

    NEW YORK - Apple says it sold more than 4 million units of the new iPhone model in three days. It's selling more than twice as fast as the previous model did when it launched last year. Apple Inc. and its phone company partners started selling the iPhone 4S... more »
  • iPhone 4S speaks to Baton Rouge Apple addicts

    October 14, 2011 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hundreds of people across the Capital City area waited in line early to get their hands on the newest Apple product, the iPhone 4 S. "I had the 3GS before this, so it's a massive upgrade for me and I've been out here since four in the... more »
  • Apple unveils new iPhone, calls it "4S"

    October 4, 2011 4:36 PM

    CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple unveiled their new iPhone today. The iPhone 4S will run faster and has new mobile software that can sync content wirelessly, without having to plug an iPhone to a Mac or Windows machine. Apple Inc. made the announcement at its first major product event in... more »
  • Visit BR launches smartphone app

    September 27, 2011 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A free "app" for your smartphone highlights what Baton Rouge has to offer. It's called Go BR and it works like a personal tour guide. Visit Baton Rouge launched the app as a resource for both visitors and locals. "The app will tell people where to... more »
  • Apple passes Exxon as most valuable US company

    August 9, 2011 1:05 PM

    NEW YORK - Apple has surpassed Exxon Mobil as the most valuable company in the U.S. Apple Inc.'s stock gained 3.2 percent to $364.60 on Tuesday afternoon, bringing the iPhone and iPad maker's market capitalization to about $338.0 billion. Exxon Mobil Corp. shares, meanwhile, were trading at $69.45,... more »
  • Sleep with your iPhone? You're not alone

    July 26, 2011 6:23 AM

    NEW YORK- While smartphone users worry about mobile hacking and other security threats psychologists and others are concerned about another equally troubling issue -- the growing obsession of people with their devices. Some say the dependence is such that many people would much rather interact with their smartphones than with... more »
  • WBRZ now streaming video on iPhones

    May 9, 2011 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - If you can't make it home in time to watch WBRZ on your TV, there's an app for that. The free WBRZ app for iPhones now has the ability to stream News 2 broadcasts live in the palm of your hand. To see the video,... more »
  • iPhone, iPad tracking causes alarm

    April 21, 2011 1:27 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Privacy watchdogs are demanding answers from Apple about why iPhones and iPads are collecting location data about their users. The most recent dust-up, prompted by a report at a technology conference in Santa Clara, Calif., raises questions about how much privacy consumers surrender by carrying around... more »
  • Jobs announces iPad 2

    March 2, 2011 12:37 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who has been on indefinite medical leave, is making an appearance as he unveiled a new iPad in San Francisco. Jobs walked on stage to standing ovation. Jobs looked frail, wearing his signature black mock turtleneck, blue jeans and wire-rimmed glasses.... more »
  • Apple hits 10 billion apps downloads

    January 22, 2011 11:39 AM

    NEW YORK - Apple says that its app store has hit the 10 billion downloads mark. The milestone, announced on Apple Inc.'s website Saturday, arrives as the company's hugely popular smart phone is likely to become even more popular with the addition next month of Verizon Wireless as a... more »
  • iPhone glitch causes problems with alarm clock feature

    January 2, 2011 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Many iPhone customers had some explaining to do after they overslept to start the new year, due to a glitch in the gadget's alarm clock feature. Users who set their iPhone alarm for a single wake-up rather than recurring use found the alarm didn't go off with... more »
  • Second suspect in Craigslist robbery arrested

    December 24, 2010 12:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A second suspect in a Craigslist-related robbery in Baton Rouge has turned themselves over to police. Baton Rouge Police arrested 19-year-old Brandon Breon Seals after he turned himself in this morning. He's suspected of being involved the Dec. 12 armed robbery of a person selling iPhones or... more »
  • New iPhone apps released by LSU, Southern University

    August 26, 2010 6:13 PM

    If you're looking for a little help on Baton Rouge's college campuses, there's an app for that. Two new iPhone apps were released separately by LSU and Southern University. The schools hope the new apps will reach the now tech-savvy students at the universities. "Our students want information that's... more »
  • New government rules allow unapproved iPhone apps

    July 26, 2010 12:55 PM

    Owners of the iPhone will be able to legally unlock their devices so they can run software applications that haven't been approved by Apple Inc., according to new government rules announced Monday. The decision to allow the practice commonly known as "jailbreaking" is one of a handful of new... more »
  • Apple to give iPhone buyers free case

    July 16, 2010 12:41 PM

    Apple says it will give free protective cases to buyers of its latest iPhone model to alleviate the so-called "death grip" problem: holding the phone with a bare hand can muffle the wireless signal. Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs announced the giveaway Friday at the company's headquarters in Cupertino,... more »
  • Apple CEO on iPhone trouble: "We're not perfect"

    July 16, 2010 12:36 PM

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs is responding to growing complaints about the latest iPhone by declaring, "We're not perfect." Apple Inc. has been beset with complaints from buyers of its iPhone 4 that holding the phone with a bare hand can muffle the wireless signal. The problem has been... more »
  • AT&T network glitch limits iPhone 4 upload speeds

    July 7, 2010 11:57 AM

    AT&T says a software defect in its network is limiting upload speeds on the latest iPhone model in some areas. It's the latest glitch to hit the iPhone 4, which went on sale in the U.S. two weeks ago. Last week, Apple acknowledged that holding the phone in a... more »
  • Verizon: Droid X smart phone coming July 15

    June 23, 2010 1:23 PM

    Verizon Wireless says that it will begin selling the Droid X, the follow-up to Motorola Inc.'s popular Droid smart phone, on July 15. Verizon said Wednesday the phone will cost $200 with a rebate and two-year wireless service contract. The Droid X runs Google Inc.'s Android software and... more »
  • Orders for new iPhone stalled

    June 15, 2010 9:30 PM

    Buyers report problems getting orders for the latest iPhone. Tuesday, Apple and AT&T started taking orders and shoppers said they were met with error messages on the company websites. Long lines also formed in stores as clerks tried to get orders through the computer systems. Neither Apple nor AT&T commented... more »
  • Jobs touts improvements in next version of iPhone

    June 7, 2010 12:52 PM

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs says the next iPhone will have a clearer screen and will be noticeably thinner than previous versions of the device. Jobs kicked off Apple's annual conference for software developers Monday by discussing improvements in the influential touch-screen device, but he didn't initially disclose the price... more »
  • For new AT&T users, no more "all you can eat" data

    June 2, 2010 1:42 PM

    Just in time for the release of a new iPhone,AT&T will stop letting new customers sign up for its unlimited Internet data plan for smart phones and iPads and charge more for users who hog the most bandwidth. AT&T hopes to ease congestion on its network, which has drawn... more »
  • Lafayette gets ready for annual festival

    April 19, 2010 7:59 AM

    Lafayette is getting ready for the annual Festival International de Louisiana which returns to downtown Thursday through Sunday. There will be an increased focus on children's activities Saturday and Sunday. New technology will also help you keep up with this year's musical lineup with a free Festival International iPhone application. more »
  • Multitasking coming to iPhone

    April 8, 2010 12:37 PM

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs says the company's iPhone and iPad will soon be able to run more than one program at a time. It's a feature that owners of the popular iPhone have long sought and that phones from Apple's rivals already offer. The news of such "multitasking"... more »
  • Apple sells over 300,000 iPads on day of debut

    April 5, 2010 8:53 AM

    Apple said it sold more than 300,000 iPads on Saturday, the day it debuted across the country. Sales included pre-orders of the iPad, a new type of touch-screen device that blends features of the iPhone, electronic book readers and tablet computers. Prices start at $499 for iPads that... more »
  • WBRZ app available for iPhone

    February 16, 2010 7:08 PM

    There's a new way for you to keep up with the news from WBRZ. It's as simple as using your iPhone. Download the new WBRZ application from the iTunes app store, and you're connected to continuous news, no matter where you are. The app is free, and you get constant... more »

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