Friday, October 19, 2012
In a growing thread on the Apple Support Communities website, users have been tracking the issue since the iPhone 5 first went on sale in late September. Users have also posted videos on YouTube demonstrating the issue. AppleInsider was also able to replicate the flickering glitch, though not with regularity. The issue appears to arise when users invoke the numbers and symbols keyboard by pressing the “.?123” button in the bottom left corner of the device in portrait mode.
Read more appleinsider.com
Both President Obama and Mitt Romney flubbed the big question on jobs at Tuesday night’s debate. Moderator Candy Crowley noted that Apple makes its iPhones and iPads in China and asked, “How do you convince a great American company to bring that manufacturing back here?”
Read more edition.cnn.com
Apple is selling iPhone 5s as fast as it can make them, but it’s still selling a bunch of older iPhones as well. And to see that, one need only look at Verizon’s latest earnings.
Verizon sold a lot of iPhones in its third quarter: 3.1 million. That was about 46 percent of the smartphones activated on the carrier’s network during the period.
Read more allthingsd.com
Thursday, October 18, 2012
A number of iPhone 5 owners, especially those on U.S. network Verizon, are complaining of an issue where the incorrect day and time is displayed, sometimes jumping weeks ahead or behind the actual date. According to multiple posts on Apple’s Support Communities forum, a number of iPhone 5 users are experiencing what appears to be a problem with the handset’s automatic date and time setting feature.
Read more appleinsider.com
iPhone users who have upgraded to Apple’s new iOS 6 software have been complaining that their mobile bills have rocketed after data usage has shot up – possibly due to a bug in how the OS switches between 3G and Wi-Fi connections. Some have used gigabytes of data in just a few days, after previously using only a small percentage of that amount when running iOS 5.
Read more www.guardian.co.uk
So what’s causing the supply shortage? Here is Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.’s take. The company, based in Taiwan with factories across China, uses the trade name Foxconn Technology Group, and assembles many Apple products including the new iPhone.
Read more blogs.wsj.com
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
With the passage to the 4 inches screen size, Apple has insisted that this doesn’t change the way people type with their iPhones. However adding a quarter of an inch of screen width wouldn’t have changed much to the way people type, especially when a lot of people type with two hands.
Read more forums.appleinsider.com
CNET tests the screens of the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3, and the iPhone wins overall with better light output and color accuracy.
Read more: http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-57531239-85/screens-test-apple-iphone-5-vs-samsung-galaxy-s3/#ixzz29XOenRLG
Kellie Pickler is continuing her mission to raise breast cancer awareness by partnering with Tru Protection to promote a limited edition iPhone case. Priced at $29.95, $20 of each sale will go to the American Cancer Society and their “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Campaign.” The cases can be ordered HERE and will be available through the end of 2012.
Read more blog.gactv.com
After trying (and failing) to surreptitiously shepherd it through the FCC, then seeing it leak out anyway, Logitech has formally outed the HD WiFi Broadcaster webcam. The 720P shooter (not 1080p as we hoped) allows wireless transmission from 50 feet away to any Mac computer, iPhone or iPad, instant broadcasting on Ustream and the ability to toggle between your device or computer’s built in camera with a button push.
Read more www.engadget.com
There’s no doubt in our minds that dogs are man’s best friend. They can also be pretty pally with your iPhone if you opt for a cute canine-themed case. Whether you think terriers are terrific, you’re crazy about chihuahuas or you just love all varieties of our four-legged friends, you will find a suitable case in our hand-picked roundup.
Read more mashable.com
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Apple has hired two experienced staff members from rivals Samsung and Amazon to bolster both Siri – its voice-recognition software system – and its processor chip design department. Former Samsung Vice-President and Chief Engineer Jim Mergard has joined Apple’s chip design department…
Read more www.macworld.com.au
If you’re having trouble finding places with the new maps on your iPhone, you must not have heard of Localscope. I’ve been searching and browsing the world with this thing since long before iOS 6, so I didn’t miss a beat. And today’s update to version 3 doesn’t just add more navigation options. Now it ties into Reminders, so you’re always aware of what’s around you and what you can get done while you’re here.
Read more www.readwriteweb.com
Monday, October 15, 2012
If you are into tinkering with your iOS device you’ll know that devs and such are trying to circumvent Apple’s security and take advantage of any gaps and loopholes in Apple’s latest operating system, iOS 6 so that the operating system can be unlocked and jailbroken, and there are differences between jailbreaking and unlocking a device, because jailbreaking allows unsigned code to run on an iOS device, whilst unlocking a device enables any SIM card to be used in the handset.
Read more www.phonesreview.co.uk
The iPhone Dev-Team has released a significant update for its popular jailbreak utility known as RedSn0w tonight. The update brings the software to version 0.9.15b1, and includes a number of new features.
Read more www.idownloadblog.com
iLostFinder is a Free Cydia Tweak available in BigBoss Repo. Use a passcode to protect your sensitive data. When an intruder or thief tries to unlock the iPhone, it will take a photo and send it to the email you entered. iLostFinder is a very simple tweak to set up.
Read more www.iphonecaptain.com
Mobile computing is changing the world. Tasks that could recently only be performed at a desk can now be done anywhere. It may be some time before an entire laboratory can be replaced by an iPhone, but the men behind a new Kickstarter project are taking an ambitious step in that direction.
Read more www.gizmag.com
The latest version of the Apple iPhone has been with us for the best part of a month now as millions of consumers around the world clamber to get their hands on the device, but since the company released the iPhone 5 and the new operating system that goes with it there have been a growing number of problems.
Read more www.phonesreview.co.uk
Friday, October 12, 2012
The Sensus iPhone case, by Canopy, adds a touchpad to the back of your phone so you never have to touch your precious glass screen.
Listen up, neat freaks. Are you one of those people who constantly wipe your smartphone, tablet, whatever other touchscreen device you own, to clean the surface of its finger print smudges?
Read more www.digitaltrends.com
Apple’s launch of the iPhone 5 in September came with a bunch of new commercials to promote the device. But Apple didn’t shout quite so loud about an enhancement to its new mobile operating system, iOS 6, which also occurred in September: The company has started tracking users so that advertisers can target them again, through a new tracking technology called IFA or IDFA.
Read more www.businessinsider.com