Friday, February 10, 2012
Amazon has released a new advertisement that takes a shot at the price of Apple’s iPad, emphasizing the lower cost of the Kindle e-reader and Android-based Kindle Fire tablet computer.
Read more www.macworld.co.uk
I never find myself using Siri on my iPhone 4S. I have a “Siri block.” I just do not get myself to engage Siri for the tasks I am doing on the iPhone. I am used to type a search query.
Read more www.i4u.com
Apple’s controversial Chinese supplier Foxconn was battling on Thursday to contain a security breach after hackers joined the mounting protest over iPhone factory conditions by leaking the login details of its entire staff.
Read more in.news.yahoo.com
Beijing, Feb 10 (IANS) Five people have been detained in Shanghai for stealing over 1,600 iPhone devices bound for the US, police said.
The value of the stolen iPhone 4S phones was estimated at about eight million yuan (around $1.3 million) in the international market, the Shanghai Daily reported Friday.
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Digging into profiles sent by Apple to various iPhone carriers, blog site YourDailyMac found a pointer to 09Mar2012 in one of the text strings. Aimed for operators in Japan, France, Greece, Finland, and Sweden, the profile files are designed to ensure that network connections will continue to work after iOS devices are updated to the latest version. The files are also said to be compatible with iOS 5.1, according to YourDailyMac.
Read more news.cnet.com
Thursday, February 09, 2012
In a world where smartphone users cringe at the thought of paying more than 99 cents for the latest apps, can you imagine paying $1,000 for an iPhone app that, say, helps ease your stuttering? How about paying that much for an app that helps you prepare for the state bar exam?
Read more www.sltrib.com
A UK college has become the first in the world to offer a course on taking photographs on an iPhone - because owners don’t know how to us the inbuilt camera properly.
The ‘iPhoneography’ classes were set up by Richard Gray, a photographer for 25 years, who claims the iPhone can be used to create incredible images without the need of expensive equipment.
Read more www.dailymail.co.uk
For iPhone and iPad owners looking for software in Apple’s App Store, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the hundreds of thousands of available apps. To stand out in the crowd, some app makers have apparently found ways to game the system.
Read more finance.yahoo.com
Just when it seemed Siri’s gentle, informative voice had been twisted every which way in one YouTube video or another, along comes “Psycho Siri” to totally freak us out all over again about talking so intimately with our devices.
Filmmaker Andrew McMurry directed and acted in the clip, which stars his brother Nathan McMurry as a guy who finds an iPhone.
Read more www.wired.com
iPhones are great, but sometimes you don’t want to settle for showing off your photos or watching videos on a small screen while you’re sitting in front of a big one—such as your living-room HDTV. Here’s how to hook your iPhone up to your HDTV, with or without wires.
Read more www.pcworld.com
I have no doubt that the days of the stand-alone GPS receiver are numbered. There’s no reason to get a single-purpose device when your smartphone can do the same thing.
The iPhone comes with a mapping app, but it hasn’t been designed to use while you’re driving. And other navigation software for the iPhone with turn-by-turn directions is often quite expensive. Fortunately, there are a couple of good options that won’t break your bank.
Read more www.brighthand.com
iPhones that have been password-protected and have voice dialing deactivated can still make FaceTime video calls, as well as disclose basic information about a person’s list of contacts.
Read more news.cnet.com
Apple sent out an interesting message to third-party developers today. iOS devs are now required to submit Retina display screenshots for their iPhone and iPod touch apps to the App Store. All updates to existing apps must also meet the 960×640 resolution requirement.
Read more www.cultofmac.com
Since you have been toting the Apple iPhone since it was first released in 2007 (and subsequently, making all the relevant upgrades to the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and now, the iPhone 4S), you too, have read up about Apple’s history (or perhaps already know all about the company beforehand).
Read more www.ubergizmo.com
Yesterday, developer Arun Thampi noticed that the Path iPhone app uploads a user’s address book to their server without asking the user first. And by address book, I mean all the phone numbers and addresses and email addresses of everyone in your phone’s address book just gets sent off to Path. And not only that, Path stored that information on its server. To their credit, Path apologized and deleted the data from their server.
Read more kottke.org
Okay, so solar power chargers aren’t anything new per say, so why should we care about this one? First off, it’s design looks solid and it is from folks who clearly have worked for reputable technology companies in the past – Adam Benzion, a former Microsoft employee, and Jamie Wojcik, a former designer from Texas Instruments — beyond that, this is highly polished compared to cheaper alternatives (such as Chinese solar solution), and even consists of an additional battery and a 16-bit microcontroller that communicates with a custom iOS app for the SolMate.
Read more www.mobilemag.com
If you don’t have an iPhone 4S, as you’ve probably heard, you can’t get Siri. But owners of other smartphones and plain old computers can still get a taste of the same natural-language tools. Some possibilities:
Vlingo. Siri got its start as a stand-alone app before Apple grabbed it for its latest smartphone and removed it from the App Store. Now Vlingo is one of several apps trying to follow in Siri’s footsteps.
Read more www.philly.com
Thursday at 10 a.m. local time (doesn’t matter what zone), customers plan to waltz into Apple’s headquarters and stores located in Washington D.C., New York, San Francisco, London, Sydney and Bangalore. Their mission: to deliver petitions signed by 250,000 people asking the company to develop a worker protection strategy for those constructing iPhones in its Chinese supplier factories. The signatures were collected by Change.org and SumOfUs.org.
Read more www.tomsguide.com
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The tool, Spire, will download Siri itself (directly from Apple) while it installs, according to an iPhone hacker.Owners of Apple’s iPhone 4 who have a hankering to use the company’s much-publicized voice-recognition personal assistant Siri can now do so thanks to a download designed by a hacker known as “chpwn,” who posted the details of the program on his blog. The tool, Spire, will download Siri itself (directly from Apple) while it installs.
Read more www.eweek.com
iPhone users can play the Hyundai driving app on a huge screen in Times Square
If we could drive the streets the way we do in video games, getting from point A to point B would be way more fun.
Read more www.dailytech.com