Saturday, February 11, 2012
As Spain enters its second recession in as many years, Apple is flourishing. Renovation on a 19th century, seven-floor building with more than 64,600 square feet of floor space on Madrid’s central Puerta del Sol square is under way to house Apple’s new Spanish flagship store, according to the mayor’s office.
Read more www.sfgate.com
Friday, February 10, 2012
3D is among the least liked technologies for many geeks. Sure, it can be cool to add an extra dimension to your content, but it’s been pushed so clumsily by TV and gadget manufacturers that it feels more like a forced gimmick than an exciting new way of interacting with content. The eye strain that it often induces doesn’t exactly help either.
Read more www.geek.com
LAMB OF GOD in conjunction with Epic Records and Appetizer Mobile bring you the “Vox of God” iPhone App. The “Vox of God” app is a voice modulating iOS app developed specifically for LAMB OF GOD in support of their Resolution album release and 2012 tour. The app creates a vocal simulation of LAMB OF GOD lead singer Randy Blythe’s vocal style by applying advanced audio processing techniques and audio modulation to a voice that is recorded with the app.
Read more www.knac.com
While Android users don’t have Siri, some of them have a tenable alternative in Speaktoit, which has just become available on the App Store for iOS devices. While not exactly the same as Siri, it does offer most of the major features, customizable avatars to talk to, is compatible with older iPhones rather than just the iPhone 4S. It also offers some extra functionality Siri doesn’t in some areas.
Read more www.macnn.com
The home button on Apple’s iOS devices not only brings you to the home screen to see your apps, but is also used to bring up the multitasking menu and wake the device from sleep, which makes it one of the most frequently used buttons on the device.
Read more reviews.cnet.com
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