Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Despite initial criticism from the press, Apple sold over four million of its new iPhone 4S, just three days after its launch on October 14. To be honest, I never had any doubts that the iPhone 4S would be another Apple bestseller and those sentiments are echoed by mobile app user acquisition platform Fiksu’s latest App Store Competitive Index which confirms that mobile application downloads in the U.S. increased from 3.8 million in September 2011 to a record 4.91 million in October, a 29 percent month-over-month leap after the iPhone 4S launched.
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Monday, December 05, 2011
If you’re a heavy Facebook user on your iPhone, you’ve probably noticed every now and then that comments are displayed wrong. For instance, when you’ve just uploaded a new picture, sometimes Facebook displays comments on it that were received for other ones, mixing content up.
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Ever since Apple introduced an API in iOS to detect jailbroken iOS devices, developers have been using it to prevent users who have jailbroken their iOS devices from using their apps. They’re typically greeted with the following error message: “Jailbreak detected. App cannot run on a jailbroken device” when they launch such apps.
Read more www.iphonehacks.com
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Sailors can now use their iPhones as a multi-functional bearing compass that replaces the need for compass binoculars and professional bearing compasses for explorations and excursions. Electric Pocket Ltd announces the launch of Compass Eye, an exciting new nautical Augmented Reality app for iPhone and iPad from the company known for such popular apps as BugMe! and Ringo.
Friday, December 02, 2011
Gee Media, a longtime German-Based magazine publisher today launched the first issue of GEE Display, with the first English language iPad version of the GEE print magazine. The English-version e-magazine is packed with all of the features their European fans have been enjoying for years, now available for the first time to the rest of the world! Readers can sign up for the free GEE reader via the iTunes store
Siri, as shipped, appears already capable of adding functionality according to which applications are installed on the iPhone. Here’s a screen shot of before and after I removed Apple’s Find My Friends app from my phone. How does it do that?
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Apple sometimes gets accused of throwing its weight around, particularly when it comes to its brand. A couple years ago Apple had a go at Woolworths supermarkets in Australia for designing a logo that looks like, according to Apple anyway, the Apple logo.
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Let’s be honest: 100 miles per hour is fast. Especially for a remote control car. Sure, there are real cars that can easily double than number, and a few baseball pitchers who can throw that fast, but this is a toy we’re talking about. Except that it’s not.
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Surveillance companies can use your iPhone to take photos of you and your surroundings without your knowledge, said a representative from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism at a panel chaired by Julian Assange™ today.
Read more www.theregister.co.uk
Flush with new venture cash, the maker of the popular Glee and I Am T-Pain app goes shopping
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Apps2Be has released major updates for both the free and paid versions of iDownloader Pro for iOS, the company’s top download manager applications in the App Store. iDownloader Pro features downloading and viewing/playing almost any file from the web. The app’s key feature is that it can download and play streaming videos from any website viewed with the Safari browser. The new version of iDownloader features a multi-tab Safari-like browser, Wi-Fi sharing, private browsing, localization to 12 languages and more.
A new jailbreak tweak called “MobileMonitor” takes iPhone espionage to the next level. Once installed, the package works under-the-hood, automatically sending data from any given iPhone handset to a website, where information such as SMS messages, GPS location, Camera Roll images and more can be viewed remotely.
Read more appadvice.com
Following its success in the United States, Starbucks, the popular coffee chain is planning to install a payment system in its iPhone app for around 700 branches that it has across United Kingdom and Ireland.
Read more www.itproportal.com
Ever since Pete Lamonica - an iOS developer and hacker has created a proxy server for Siri - Apple’s revolutionary voice activated personal assistant feature called Siri Proxy, we have seen developers figure out interesting way to use Siri using it such as controlling the car and the thermostat.
Read more www.iphonehacks.com
Millions of Sky customers can now watch the latest films on demand on their mobile and tablet devices, following the expansion of the Sky Go app.
Those who access Sky Go on their iPhone, iPad and iTouch can now stream films via a Wi-Fi connection, with 3G capability to be introduced by the end of the year.
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The Apple iPhone 4, like the iPhone 4S, has been flying off the shelves for months, but this hot gadget still has some kinks to work out: while on a flight over Australia on Nov. 25, one user’s iPhone became literally too hot to handle, glowing red and smoking before having a minor combustion.
Read more www.ibtimes.com
Monday, November 28, 2011
Confirmed US sales for October give rise to the possibility that the new Apple iPhone 4S could well break sales records both in the United States and across Europe and the United Kingdom.
Apple’s iPhone family initially set the standard for smartphones, and the immediate consumer demand has grown during November, according to mobile phone companies and communication network providers.
Read more www.mad4mobilephones.com
Friday, November 25, 2011
It has been years since a camera phone has been run through the photographic gauntlet that is the Popular Photography test lab, but with the iPhone 4S getting so much attention for its new 8MP camera, we figured it was time. We put the smartphone through our three primary tests—color accuracy, noise, and resolution. Then we took a look at the lens distortion.
Read more www.popphoto.com
The original Holga toy cameras were all about reveling in low fidelity. Just because you have fancy modern camera technology in your iPhone doesn’t mean you have to forgo all the fun.
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Just over a month after its release by Apple, the iPhone 4S has become the second most popular camera phone on image-sharing web site Flickr, behind only the iPhone 4. Flickr’s Camera Finder provides data on the most popular cameras used to post photos, and the site has been tracking the Apple smartphone’s rise for weeks.
Read more www.ibtimes.com