Wednesday, April 25, 2012

During the “Magenta Deal Days”, T-Mobile will give customers $200 for their iPhone, $100 for an Android-powered phone, and $50 for any other brand of mobile phone, assuming it still works.

Read more www.electronista.com


Apple Inc infringed on a Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc patent in making its popular iPhones, iPads and other products, a judge for the International Trade Commission ruled yesterday.

Read more www.themalaysianinsider.com


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Samsung has released another video tease on YouTube for its upcoming Unpacked 2012 event in London in May where it’s expected to pull the wraps off the latest in its line of its Galaxy smartphones, the S III.

Read more news.techworld.com


Time it right. Want a TV? Look just before the Super Bowl. In the market for a digital camera? New models are out early in the year. Notebook computers are often discounted in late summer for back-to-school shoppers.

Read more money.cnn.com


Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak spoke to students at the University of Southern California about the company he started with Steve Jobs in the 1970s. At the presentation on 19 April, Wozniak revealed that he was designing circuits and learning about electrons at a young age, after he discovered a journal “in a closet”.

Read more www.macworld.co.uk


Monday, April 23, 2012

iOS (Jailbroken): Unlocking your iPhone and taking it over to another carrier has been a relatively painless process in the past, but it wasn’t always foolproof and didn’t work on some modern devices. Different basebands on different phones meant it only worked some of the time. However, a new jailbreak tool called SAM makes unlocking easy to do on any iPhone model capable of running iOS 5 regardless of the baseband.

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Read more lifehacker.com


Traditionally, BlackBerry has dominated the enterprise smartphone market, pushing its devices as being ideal for people who intend to use their phones to stay connected with their jobs. But Apple would like to change that perception.

On Friday, Apple launched a new section on the iPhone landing page on apple.com, according to a story from Apple Insider. On it, the company details the many ways that iPhones can be useful to business professionals.

Read more www.appolicious.com


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Your iPhone’s camera can do more than just take photos. It can also help you record measurements for do-it-yourself projects. I recently tested two apps-one that lets you record measurements on the photos you snap and another that also taps into your iPhone’s accelerometer to do the measuring for you. Here’s my look at how both these apps measure up.

Read more www.pcworld.com


Apple CEO Tim Cook is coming out of Steve Jobs’ admittedly long shadow. The former Jobs subordinate and COO was named his boss’ successor last August after the legendary Apple co-founder retired just prior to his passing.

Read more www.inquisitr.com


On the heels of yet another person killed for their iPhone, the Daily News learns that thefts of the devices (along with iPads) have risen 44% from last year.

Read more gothamist.com


Friday, April 20, 2012

Two interesting little rumours about the next generation of Apple‘s iPhone, what we assume will be called the iPhone 5. The first is that it will be made, at least in part, of metallic glass. The second is that it will arrive in October.

Read more www.forbes.com


If your iPhone suddenly stops taking a charge, but everything else keeps working, there may be a fix. I know someone with firsthand experience of just such an issue, and can offer advice that may solve your iPhone’s charging problem.

Read more www.macworld.com


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Apple is famously strict with the apps it approves for use on the iDevices, but it has just approved one uncharacteristically useful utility called Bluetooth OnOff. This app adds a simple Bluetooth toggle to the home screen of an iOS device, thus saving numerous taps to get at the settings.

Read more www.geek.com


Sometimes, two dimensional photos, even those taken by a 41-megapixel sensor, simply aren’t enough to accurately depict a three dimensional object. Enter Arqball Spin, a free app that lets anyone with an iOS device create high-quality 3D models of whatever they like.

Read more www.engadget.com


Insiders call it the Mothership. It’s Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, and to Apple fans, it’s a place thought of with romance and wonder. Only the privileged elect have ever been deep within its most secretive recesses, but after an extensive search, I turned up more than 30 inside pictures that Apple probably doesn’t want you to see.

Read more www.applegazette.com


With the skyrocketing popularity and billion-dollar sale of Instagram, there’s an ongoing race to apply Instagram’s wildly successful photo sharing model to mobile video. There are a number of startups vying to claim the “Instagram for Video” title, with Socialcam, Viddy, Klip, Mobli, and even the infamous Color all in the running.

Read more techcrunch.com


The Chinese environmental group that will be auditing Apple’s Chinese factories has praised Apple for arranging the audit. The group had previously criticised Apple for not co-operating on efforts to rein in pollution at its suppliers. The Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs and other Chinese environmental groups had also criticised Apple for allegedly failing to stop the environmental damage caused by its suppliers in China. Now the group has praised Apple for becoming “more transparent”.

Read more www.computerworld.com.sg


Facebook is buying Instagram — and some Instagram users aren’t happy about it. They’re tweeting that they’ll delete their Instagram accounts because of the acquisition. The fear is that in addition to the company, Facebook has acquired all of that location-tagged photo data from Instagram’s users and may use it to target ads at them.

Read more mashable.com


It’s not quite as earth-shattering as Zuck’s deal to snap up Instagram, but one of the pioneers of photography is making waves any way it can. Kodak Gallery has been available on the App Store since November of last year, but starting this week, users will be able to order photos right on their iPhone for pickup at participating Target and CVS locations in America.

Read more www.engadget.com

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Looks like Apple might be loosening its grip even more on voice recognition apps? Or, it simply just feels that the competition is not as good as its own native Siri. We’ve just gotten word from Netherlands-based developer Sparkling Apps that its voice-response app, Voice Answer — rejected by Apple for the nearly three months — has been approved by Apple and is now live in the App Store, and usable on any iPhone, iPod or iPad running iOS 4.2 or later.

Read more techcrunch.com


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