Thursday, February 09, 2012
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
If you’re a first-time smartphone shopper or a current smartphone shopper approaching an upgrade, you may be curious about the mobile platforms that are available. Everyone knows about the iPhone and iPad, and everyone knows about “Droids” (Android is the platform, Droid is one specific brand on Verizon). Often overlooked is the newcomer, Windows Phone. How do the three mobile operating systems stack up?
Read more www.geek.com
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
A new app from developer Avatron has found a way to use a Siri-enabled iPhone to dictate to Macs on your network using your voice. For now it’s limited to text input — there’s no voice control of other applications just yet — but considering there’s no public API for Siri, this is still impressive.
Read more www.theverge.com
It’s time to get serious about blowing up everything from your car to your pet dog to your swingset and back down to your salt and pepper shakers – with Action Mobile FX for iPhone, you can do such a thing with the greatest of ease.
Read more www.slashgear.com
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I’m glad Apple made the Find My iPhone feature available for free to all iOS devices. It definitely gives me peace of mind knowing if my phone is lost or stolen I can easily find it using this handy tool, but in today’s age where everyone and their mother has an iPhone (at least my mother does), wouldn’t potential iPhone thieves wise-up to the iPhone constantly reporting its location to its true owner?
Read more lividlobster.com
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Siri makes the new Apple iPhone 4S incredibly easy to use … as long as you’re not from England. Or Scotland. Or Tennessee. Or Mexico.
When the new smartphone launched in October, numerous reports indicated that Siri, its built-in voice-recognition app—one of the biggest reasons for buying the newest Apple gadget—struggled with accents and regional dialects
Read more www.foxnews.com/
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Siri has just taken a little trip back to those simpler times of yore with a quaint little hack that turns the voice assistant into an operator reachable via rotary phone (cue the Jim Croce, those of you who remember hearing a voice say “operator” on the other end of the line).
Read more news.cnet.com
The iPhone 4S has been available for about two months, yet it has no jailbreak. The iPad 2 has been available for the better part of a year and it can only be jailbroken on an ancient version of iOS 4 (4.3.3). It’s dark times for the jailbreak community, but there may be hope. The hacker who may have the best chances of cracking the iPhone 4S’s defenses says he is making progress.
Read more www.geek.com/
Monday, December 19, 2011
Santa Ana, CA Crevier MINI, Orange County and Los Angeles premier MINI Cooper dealer, is taking the excitement of being behind the wheel of a MINI Cooper to a new level with the introduction of a Driving Excitement app. The Driving Excitement feature is available for iPhone, iPod & iPad users and is housed in the existing MINI Connected app. The new features in MINI Connected are the most recent auto-industry example of innovative infotainment technology specifically purposed to enhance the delightment of roadway travel.
Read more www.wiredprnews.com
glowing iphone Make your iPhone Apple logo glow with this case hackI’m not one for hardware hacking. The last time I opened up a piece of electronics was to install a mod-chip in the original Sony Playstation. It was worth it for all of two months, then my Playstation went belly up. But, a nifty case tweak for the iPhone has me re-evaluating my stance on hardware hacking.
Read more www.macgasm.net
F1 2011 features all 19 circuits from the 2011 FIA Formula One world championship. Jump Games, a part of Reliance Entertainment, has released the official Formula One game for iPhone and iPod Touch. F1 2011 is the only official formula one game on the Apple AppStore.
Read more www.themobileindian.com
Earlier this year we discussed what the new Bluetooth technology could mean for iOS. This new version of Bluetooth — also referred to as “Low Energy Bluetooth” or Bluetooth 4.0 — was implemented in a few Apple products this year. First, the Mac mini and the MacBook Air, then, finally, the iPhone 4S supported it.
Read more appadvice.com
The iPhone has a fantastic GPS system, can pump out your favorite tunes, and can call a friends when you’re late meeting him or her for lunch. All that functionality is great, but can be hard to use when you’re doing something like say, riding a bike.
Read more www.gizmag.com
Pan-European online travel agent, ebookers.com, has launched its hotel application for the iPhone. The new application will enable customers to easily search and book hotels whilst on the move. Designed specifically for the iPhone, the application offers travellers the entire selection of ebookers’ 100,000+ hotels, comparison tools and hotel booking facility.
Read more www.travelbizmonitor.com
From USA with love, Apple’s A5 chip reportedly made in Texas courtesy of Samsung’s new facility. iPhone 5?s A5 or A6 chip with USA flavor now possible.
Read more www.popherald.com
Friday, December 16, 2011
Fishlabs Entertainment celebrates the German Game Developer Award for the „Best Studio 2011“ with a SPECIAL SALE. The Hamburg-based studio’s award-winning sci-fi saga Galaxy on Fire 2™ will be available for purchase on the App Store at 50% discount this weekend only. From Friday, December 16th (10.00 a.m. CET) to Monday, December 19th (10.00 a.m. CET) the action-packed outer space adventure will be sold for $4.99 / €3.99 / £2.99 only.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Selectsoft, a leading developer of family-friendly games and apps, has released Dog Training, a universal app for iPhone® and iPad® that teaches pet owners how to get any dog to behave and respond to commands. Dog experts agree that careful obedience training can give your dog a happier and healthier life, and is an important part of responsible dog ownership. Selectsoft’s Dog Training app uses an intuitive videobook format to teach users training techniques with step-by-step video demonstrations.
Users can quickly navigate through the app with the swipe of a finger, reading along with the text while watching the videos. A fun quiz at the end provides an opportunity to find out what you’ve learned. Featured topics include:
* Step-by-step video demonstrations of “sit,” “stay,” “heel,” “come,” and other common commands
* Techniques specially suited for large and small dogs
* Special sections on puppy training, and the care of older dogs
More info about the app can be found here
skydrive_logo.jpg It seems like cloud storage is now officially all the rage — install a few free apps and you could have acres of gigabytes to play with, as Microsoft joins the fun by adding a SkyDrive app for Apple’s iPhone.
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