Thursday, November 24, 2011
They may have great products but when it comes to the Indian pricing Apple has always dropped the ball. But never have they dropped it harder than with the iPhone 4S, which ended up breaking many a heart of Apple fans in India. With prices starting from Rs. 44,500 for the 16GB and going as high as the Rs. 57,500 for the 64GB model, the iPhone 4S will make most of its buyers end up filing for bankruptcy after the purchase.
Read more www.hindustantimes.com
We round up the best iPod and iPhone speaker docks, from petite alarm clocks to portable boomboxes and faux zeppelins.
We’ve been amazed to see how many different brands and models of iPod and iPhone speaker docks have emerged in the last couple of years. The numbers are staggering. Best Buy alone has over 230 models available online. How in the world is anyone supposed to wade through that many options?
Read more www.digitaltrends.com
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Infinity Blade 2Chair Entertainment’s Infinity Blade is already recognized as one of the most gorgeously rendered games on the iOS platform. Infinity Blade 2 takes it to the next level. Mashable got an early preview of the first-person action/castle quest game and, after playing it on the Apple iPhone 4S, found it just as fun and thrilling as ever, but with a level of graphics detail rarely seen in a mobile game.
Read more mashable.com
We’ve seen plenty of fun iPhone camera lens attachments and accessories from Photojojo before and now the company has unveiled a new case for the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S called the iPhone Lens Dial. The case features three lenses on a dial that easily rotate into place for immediate photo effects.
Read more www.slashgear.com
The Joy Factory has expanded its line of smartphone and tablet accessories to include the new StormCruiser, a portable iPhone 4 mounting case for bicycles and baby strollers.
StormCruiser"The StormCruiser mounts an iPhone 4 to a bicycle or stroller frame.”
The StormCruiser attaches to the frame of a bike or stroller and holds an iPhone 4 or 4S horizontally or vertically. It features a weatherproof case and can also be mounted on a variety of object frames, such as sports umbrellas or golf carts, ranging from 0.63 inches to 1.3 inches in diameter.
Read more www.twice.com
Monday, November 21, 2011
Trimble today released a suite of apps for outdoor enthusiasts to plan trips and navigate the outdoors. The first app, Trimble Outdoors MyTopo Maps, is a mapping and trip planning app for the Apple iPad to organize outdoor adventures. The second app, Trimble Outdoors Navigator, is an in-the-field GPS navigation and mapping app for iPhone and Android devices to use on trails and in remote backcountry areas.
Read more www.sacbee.com
IDG today reported that Jobs apparently spent the better part of two years leading up to the release of the company’s first iPhone trying to figure out how to turn Wi-Fi spectrum into a network that users could make phone calls on, as opposed to relying on carriers to get the job done.
Read more news.cnet.com
Few days back, folks at Applidium had cracked Siri’s security protocol and the format it uses to communicate with Apple’s iPhone 4S.
Using that knowledge, hacker who goes by the Twitter handle plamoni has created a proxy server for Siri - Apple’s revolutionary voice activated personal assistant feature called Siri Proxy. He says that the idea behind the proxy server is to make it easy for developers to add functionality to Siri.
Read more www.iphonehacks.com
Friday, November 18, 2011
Some owners of Apple’s new iPhone 4S have been hit with SIM card error messages, even if they are connected to a CDMA carrier that does not use SIM cards.
Read more www.appleinsider.com
Who says central banking is boring? The European Central Bank, now grappling with safeguarding the survival of the euro zone, has made it to iTunes, with its monetary policy app “€conomia”.
Read more blogs.reuters.com
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Toyota Financial Services, a division that handles auto financing, leasing and extended services contracts, has launched an iPhone app that lets consumers make car payments.
Read more www.mobilecommercedaily.com
The low volume of serious malware for the iOS platform makes iOS users complacent about the kinds of security risks they are facing. But the truth is that iPhone users still face a variety of security threats. Webmail accounts can be hacked when users click on malicious links or have their identity stolen because they entered data on phishing sites from the mobile Web browser.
Read more www.eweek.com
I’m sure most of the iOS faithful out there has heard of TinyUmbrella, the tool that enables an iPhone user to save SHSH blobs so they can downgrade their device to a previous firmware, well now the word is that TinyUmbrella has received an update.
Read more www.phonesreview.co.uk
Today, Nikon Inc. announced its new my Picturetown Pad App for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch1 is now available on the App Store. The app gives users of Nikon’s my Picturetown (http://www.mypicturetown.com) image sharing and storage service a convenient way to access their captured photos and movies from the convenience of their iOS devices.
Read more www.imaging-resource.com
If you are into streaming music to your PC or other devices like the Logitech Squeeze box you might be familiar with MOG. The music streaming service was recently added to the Squeezebox line and if you are already a Primo member at $9.99 a month and own certain BMW or Mini vehicles, you can get a new source of in car entertainment on demand from MOG.
Read more www.slashgear.com
Anyone who has been around computers for any length of time has or has had an AIM instant messaging account. In fact, it’s still our primary IM provider here at PCMag. But the official AOL client, which is also accessible from other services like Digsby and Trillian, had gotten bogged down with “feature creep,” making for a complicated interface that offers no end of social, music, and video capabilities. Until now.
Read more www.pcmag.com
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I have done a lot of traveling by car as part of my job for the last four years, so it is pretty natural that I have learned over this time how to adapt my iOS usage to suit my needs on the road. For example, I’ve done several reviews of GPS apps (just search here. There are several.) over the last two years thanks to my ample opportunities for field testing. As much as I enjoy taking navigation apps for a spin, however, with the release of iOS 5 and some new road-friendly features, it seems like a good time to branch out and go beyond just GPS. So, I will be working on a series of articles called iOS On The Road, featuring some of the tips, tricks, and helpful apps I have learned about and picked up while using iOS on the go over the last few years.
Read more isource.com
A Japanese company has unveiled a cheap Geiger counter for the iPhone to enable people worried about the Fukushima nuclear accident to check their environment for radiation.
The probe, 14 centimetres long by 5cm wide, connects to the iPhone and the screen displays radiation readings in combination with a special app such as the Geiger Bot.
Read more news.smh.com.au
Last week, we looked at an iPhone ad from Amnesty International that turned the device’s “Slide to Unlock” feature into a symbolic act of political protest. Here’s another ad that toys around with that feature—this one a bit more playful. It’s from Audi and AlmapBBDO in Brazil, and it reimagines “Click to Unlock” as a winding racetrack.
Read more www.adweek.com
Students may covet seats in Stanford’s popular iPhone and iPad application development course, but you don’t need to be in the classroom to take the course. Anyone with app dreams can follow along online.
Read more news.stanford.edu