Monday, May 21, 2012
As expected, Comcast is kicking off the rollout of its new X1 (previously beta tested under the name Xcalibur) DVR platform. The announcement was made at the Cable Show in Boston, and that’s where it will be available first, some time in “the coming weeks” with a few other major markets following soon after.
Read more www.engadget.com
Now your garden plants need not die of neglect, thanks to an iPhone application that tells you when they need watering. The Koubachi Wi-fi plant sensor and application costs a steep 99 pounds. It requires a sensor which sits with the plant, monitoring it and checking its vital signs against a built-in botanic encyclopedia.
Read more ibnlive.in.com
Foxconn is continuing to expand its operations as Apple’s iPhone and iPad lines continue to generate increasing sales. The Asian manufacturer on Monday announced plans to build a new $210 million production line in Huai’an.
Read more www.inquisitr.com
Glow in the Dark IPHONE !!! I am not a fan of the Ipone but when I saw this man it looks cool to me.
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I’m a highly skilled Java dev contemplating learning iPhone development. Mac only dev aspects aside, how much of a leap would learning the mobile application stack be? Sure I understand that its closer to C in how one should approach it, and with that comes memory management and so on.
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I once had a professor who insisted that some of the most haunting film noir scenes did not take place in shadowy alleys or low-rent bars, but rather in ordinary suburban settings that seemed innocuous on the surface, but hinted at something lurking below. Remember that insane carousel scene from Strangers on a Train? I had an entirely new view of amusement parks after seeing that film.
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Sunday, May 20, 2012
While it is important to enter a passcode on your iPhone, it can get a little annoying especially when you’re at home, where you really don’t want to be prompted to enter the passcode, especially if you’ve selected the longer alphanumeric passcode.
Read more www.iphonehacks.com
Disassembling Apple’s diminutive inch-cube iPhone charger reveals a technologically advanced flyback switching power supply that goes beyond the typical charger. It simply takes AC input (anything between 100 and 240 volts) and produce 5 watts of smooth 5 volt power, but the circuit to do this is surprisingly complex and innovative.
Read more www.arcfn.com
Deceased Apple co-founder Steve Jobs played a key part in developing the next iPhone, which is expected to be redesigned and have a larger screen than past models. Jobs, who died in October a day after the iPhone 4S was announced, worked closely on the sixth-generation iPhone as well, according to a new report.
Read more www.chicagotribune.com
Saturday, May 19, 2012
A recent patent award reveals plans for further improvement in iOS cameras, allowing for two or more different zones of an image to be selected for focus and other settings, with the camera selecting a compromise point automatically if there is too much difference in the selected zones. The patent application also suggests that future iPhones might incorporate a dedicated image processor for photos and video.
Read more www.ipodnn.com
Having been a long time user of various iRig iPhone products I jumped at the chance to try out their new gadget, the iRig MIC Cast. This is a compact microphone on a mini-jack plugs directly into the iPhone to enhance the audio volume and audio quality of recordings.
Read more www.wired.com
Sometimes a simple text doesn’t quite get the message across. Sometimes it needs a little something extra. The new iOS app MyFaceWhen promises to add little pizzazz to your otherwise text-ridden textlife; it lets you create your own personalized GIF’s text them to your iPhone-toting friends.
Read more www.the33tv.com
UK Design Centre Limited is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of the updated version of Dotland Game for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Dotland is a new creation of the long-standing turn-based puzzle game that has been around for eon years. The update includes more challenging levels to the popular game.
Dotland is a highly addictive squares game where players can enjoy several innovative levels. The players are presented with a grid of dots, which must be connected by turn. The player who draws the last line enclosing the square owns that square. The player with the most squares then wins the game.
This classic game is presented with vibrant colors and progressive gameplay with artificial intelligence. Dotland consists of 36 levels with hidden dots, boxes, prizes, and traps which make the game more challenging and exciting. The game supports Game Center and two-player mode via Game Center, Bluetooth, and on the same device.
Pricing and availability
Dotland 2.1 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide, exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Flipboard (free) is already many people’s go-to app for flipping through the latest news and social network updates. But today, a new update lets you connect Flipboard with SoundCloud to offer audio clips created by major news services like NPR, and audio clips created by your friends and people you follow.
Read more reviews.cnet.com
The next upgrade for Apple’s iCloud may well have the company moving into the social networking realm once again with photo sharing in the same vein as ultra-popular photo application Instagram. This report comes from the Wall Street Journal whose sources say that the upgrade will be coming in the form of an iCloud Beta release first for developers at WWDC 2012.
Read more www.slashgear.com
Verizon Wireless plans to force customers to give up their unlimited data plans when they move to its high-speed wireless service, a top executive for parent Verizon Communications Inc. said on Wednesday.
For now, Verizon Wireless customers who move to the company’s highest-speed fourth generation (4G) network from its older network can still use the company’s unlimited wireless data plan for a flat monthly fee.
Read more www.chicagotribune.com
For the past few months my friend Richard Murphy has been sending me pictures taken with his iPhone.
This isn’t anything new. Murphy, an award winning photojournalist and photo editor in Anchorage, Alaska, has been sharing photographs with me for years.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
iPhone users are used to checking into places, TV shows, books and movies with applications like Foursquare, Facebook and GetGlue with the chance to earn stickers, badges or becoming a mayor – but none let users duel to the death to become King like social gaming iPhone app City King.
Read more www.prweb.com
Apple has fixed a bug that caused personal assistant app Siri to declare that Nokia Lumia 900 was the best smartphone ever. Last week, some users reported that Siri said ‘Lumia’ when it was questioned about the best smart phone ever, Stuff.co.nz reports.
Read more www.newkerala.com
Greenpeace infiltrated Apple’s Cupertino campus this week, projecting messages from Twitter and Facebook users who are dismayed at Apple’s use of coal at the data centre that powers its cloud services.
Read more www.macworld.co.uk