Thursday, March 29, 2012
Apple Inc’s Tim Cook, on his first trip to China as the chief executive officer, has visited an iPhone production plant run by the Foxconn Technology Group, which is being accused of improper labor practices.
Read more www.chicagotribune.com
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Life is a juggling act: busy days and busy nights leave people in a constant state of FOMO (fear of missing out) as they try to keep track of errands, special events, and even friends and loved ones. Enter timeRAZOR, the first never-miss-out platform for an increasingly busy and mobile world. Launching today in a nationwide beta, timeRAZOR marries technological components like geolocation with its own Massive Event Selection Engine, including carefully selected exclusive experiences from major brands like L’Oreal and Chrysler.
“Smartphones are full of alarms, alerts, meeting reminders, and things that are always telling us what we have to do,” said CEO and Cofounder Jeff White. “timeRAZOR puts these things to work for us in a different way: to surface new and cool discoveries based on where people are and where they plan to be. Imagine attending a business conference – or, even better, planning a vacation – and having the best events and experiences appear right at your fingertips. That’s the joy of discovery through timeRAZOR.”
timeRAZOR’s Never-Miss-Out platform is launching with three main
→ smartEVENT – Shows users what’s happening around them at any given point during their day’s schedule, whether today or two weeks from
→ travelTIME – Monitors traffic conditions and sends an alert when it’s time to leave for the next appointment or
→ easySHARE- Users can share what they’ve discovered easily via email or SMS, or socially via Facebook and Twitter
Get more info here
The brand new A5 Jailbreak was released last week so a bunch of people are installing Cydia for the first time ever and looking for the best apps to use. I’ve been using Cydia for years now on my various iPhones (going all the way back to the iPhone 3G) so I have some experience in the matter.
Read more noahk17.blogspot.com
Nationwide Australian flight tracking is available for the first time for general aviation and commercial airline flights through FlightAware.com. The flight tracking and data service is offering the information free to its Australian users.
Read more www.aero-news.net
If you’re regularly on the move, modern mobile apps enable you to do real work rather than twiddle your thumbs on a train. We unearth the top 20 apps for those in the industry
Read more www.netmagazine.com
The move is notable since tablets, mostly Apple’s iPad, are being used in the cockpit over flight kits and paper-based systems. Garmin is also recognizing that its tools may not be sold with its own hardware all the time, hence the app for other platforms.
Read more www.zdnet.co.uk
iOS (Jailbroken): iMessage is a great way to send videos and photos, but if you want to send anything else you’re out of luck with the default settings. Attacher is a simple Cydia tweak that adds the function to send any file type or memo directly through iMessage.
Read more www.lifehacker.com.au
Popular multitasking tweak CardSwitcher has been updated to version 2.0 in Cydia for iOS 5. If you remember Palm and the webOS platform, the look and feel of CardSwitcher will be very familiar. For jailbroken iPhones, this slick tweak brings the card-like multitasking environment of webOS to iOS.
Read more www.cultofmac.com
Man’s best friend? There’s an app for that. Robotic dogs are nothing new; Wikipedia, God bless it, even has a list of them. The AIBO may be the most iconic (at least, it’s the only one I personally encountered), even though it was discontinued in 2006.
Read more www.technologyreview.com
Do you have a passcode set on your iPhone? Does it give you a warm fuzzy feeling that your data is securely locked away from prying eyes? Think again.
Technology available to law enforcement officials by Swedish firm Micro Systemation can be used by to hack into the handset and bypass the four-digit passcode in less than two minutes.
Read more www.zdnet.com
iMovie for iOS (£2.99) is an amazing video editor for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch – but its ability to work with audio is minimal. However, these limitations aren’t impossible to overcome, especially with a little creativity. Here are a trio of workarounds to improve the audio in your mobile movie projects.
Read more www.macworld.co.uk
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending Technori Pitch, a monthly event where Chicago-based start-ups can showcase what they’ve been working on. The keynote speaker for the evening was none other than Dag Kittlaus, one of the co-founders of Siri. Apple acquired Siri for 200 million in April of 2010 and would go onto make it the flagship feature on the iPhone 4S.
Read more www.networkworld.com
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Yesterday in the MacNN forums dedicated MacNNer ClaraT started a thread asking if there was any downside to updating to iOS 5.1 on an iPhone 4S, click here to read more. Today the conversation continues in the thread titled “two sleeping questions” where members discuss the sleep function in OS X Lion.
Read more www.macnn.com
Angry Birds maker Rovio said on Tuesday it had bought Futuremark Games Studio, the gaming arm of Finnish benchmarking software firm Futuremark, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition of the studio - known for its space-games Unstoppable Gorg and Shattered Horizon - comes a week after Rovio launched its latest Angry Birds Space game.
Read more www.canada.com
A new iPhone app, Black SMS, attempts to keep your private SMS conversations undercover, by literally covering them in a black shroud until you’re ready to read them.
Read more mashable.com
You might assume the 12.1-megapixel camera on the Sony Xperia S would elbow past the 8 megapixels on Apple’s iPhone 4S. But spec sheets rarely tell the whole story—especially when it comes to mobile phone cameras, where a whole range of factors affect image quality, from the lens to the size of the sensor. Megapixel count is only one aspect to consider.
Read more reviews.cnet.co.uk
Apple is moving away from Google. In a string of pearls kind of approach, Apple has first moved away from Google Maps service in its latest iPhoto for iOS release. Now if the recent news is true, Apple would be kissing Google’s search engine goodbye in China.
Read more www.techwireasia.com
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook met with Beijing’s mayor on Monday, and called for increased cooperation with China’s capital city along with market expansion, according to a report from Chinese state-run press.
Read more www.computerworld.com.sg
When Fu Chunli was called by an Apple representative and told that she’d won a $10,000 gift card for downloading the 25 billionth app from the iOS App Store, she didn’t believe them. In fact, she didn’t even know there was a competition taking place.
Read more www.digitaltrends.com
In between chunky, Full HD home theatre-projectors and tiny, pocket sized Pico projectors is a new, growing category – the palmtop projector. These projectors incorporate features of the other two mentioned categories – good image quality coupled with easy portability, and they find a fit both in the home and the office.
Read more www.thehindubusinessline.com