Monday, April 02, 2012
For some, fashion means a wardrobe makeover for spring. Then there are those for whom it means an elaborate neck tattoo. The same holds true when it comes to iPhones. Most people are happy to personalize their phones with, say, a case covered in plastic jewels. But some opt for surgical modifications.
Read more www.nytimes.com
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Today is World Backup Day, a holiday that celebrates the task we all know we should be doing, but one that’s way too easy to ignore — until your hard drive starts to grind or your phone decides to go for a swim. Lucky for you, World Backup Day falls on a Saturday this year. You’ve got the time. Now let’s back up that data.
Read more www.lifehacker.com.au
A new Kickstarter project is aiming to redefine how you shoot video with your iPhone. The Galileo is an iOS-controlled robotic iPhone platform that lets you manipulate the angle your iPhone from another iOS device, giving you the ability to adjust your iPhone to almost any angle you could possibly want.
Read more mashable.com
What makes a game addictive? Obviously your answer to that question will depend on what type of games you like to play, but certain games have a way of breaking down those barriers when they have just the right mix of challenges, rewards, and overall feel.
Read more reviews.cnet.com
Friday, March 30, 2012
iOS (Jailbroken): There are a plenty of ways to get a camera shortcut on your iPhone, whether it’s via the lock screen or otherwise, but Camera Grabber provides a method that’s top notch.
Read more lifehacker.com
Now there’s a headline I never expected to write, particularly following “Android is unstoppable” nine months ago. But in the United States, at least, iPhone has nearly matched pace with Androids. Looks like the Apple apologists will get their day. After years of wrongly boasting iPhone’s leadership over Androids, they might yet be right.
Read more betanews.com
PanicGuard, created by Danish entrepreneur Mikkel Dissing, is also endorsed by the National Mobile Crime Unit. Users of PanicGuard can activate the app when they feel that they are in danger by shaking their smartphone. The app can track the location of the user, record video and audio and send an alert to the user’s emergency contacts.
Read more www.telegraph.co.uk
Authorities say a 19-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of a 22-year-old man in Pontiac during a robbery where an iPhone and iPad were taken. Dajuan Burks of Pontiac was arraigned by video link Wednesday in the killing of Montonez Whitehead.
Read more www.freep.com
Apple’s blanket rejection of apps accessing UDIDs is just the latest in a long line of erratic behavior on Apple’s part of enforcing the rules of the iOS App Store. Sure, Apple warned developers that they were deprecating UDID, but like many of Apple’s Solomonic pronouncements about the iOS App Store it was a little unclear, vague and open to interpretation. Many developers assumed that they would have at least until the release of iOS 6 to clear things up, but that turned out to be too optimistic.
Read more techcrunch.com
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Not so long ago I wrote about a great App that allowed you to use your iOS device as a second monitor, but what Apps are great for when you need to access your Mac remotely? To be honest, there are several Apps available on the App store that can accomplish this goal quite elegantly, however, few that are as powerful and useful as Parallels Mobile for iOS.
Read more www.techrepublic.com
It’s seems like just a matter of time before Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL ) teaches its Siri virtual assistant new tricks. There have been some hints that Apple may be thinking about opening up Siri’s application programming interfaces, or APIs, to third-party developers, although the jury’s still out on when that may happen, if at all.
Read more www.fool.com
General Motors soon will sell a $US50 smartphone application that could replace your car’s dashboard navigation system. The company said on Wednesday that the app, called GoGo Link, will project smartphone navigation systems onto a dashboard touch screen.
Read more www.arnnet.com.au
When the Digitech iPB-10 arrived, I duly dispatched an e-mail to a muso mate with a link to this ultimate iPad guitar pedalboard. The wag replied: Nice machine you’re reviewing, but I don’t know whether 87 pedals, 54 amps and 26 cabinets is quite enough for me…
Read more www.reghardware.com
A quickly rising demand for touch screen devices will trickle down to a equally fast increasing demand for touch controller integrated circuits (ICs) and triple that market within five years, IHS estimates.
Read more www.tomshardware.com
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