Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Consumer Reports is well known for offering unbiased opinions on a huge range of products. Anyone with concerns about Apple’s latest smartphone should be happy to learn that it gets high marks from this company.
“The Apple iPhone 5 is among the best smartphones in our Ratings and the best iPhone yet,” is how Consumer Reports summarizes its findings in a recent blog post.
Read more www.brighthand.com]
iPhoneography is bigger than it’s ever been. Chances are, if you’re a smartphone user, you haven’t touched a point-and-shoot camera in what feels like ages. It’s a great move toward efficiency, but your iPhone camera needs a few smart accessories to totally replace the digital cameras of yesterday.
Read more www.apartmenttherapy.com
Looks like some users are experiencing iPhone 5 issues with cellular data connectivity in Canada and beyond. We have heard from numerous users over the past week or so about issues connecting to 3G and LTE. The problem lies in switching between both 3G and LTE networks.
Read more www.iphoneincanada.ca
The launch of the latest Apple iPhone was a little different this year in the UK as for the first time consumers would have the option of using it with a 4G network for a real boost in speeds. When the iPhone 5 duly released, many customers purchased it on the usual two-year contract. However they may not have realized there would be hidden costs associated with the bonus of using EE’s new 4G network when it’s finally launched on October 30.
Read more www.phonesreview.co.uk
Smartphone theft has hit an all-time high this year in New York and officials said the problem could get even worse unless phone companies change their ways. Samantha Lim said she was sitting with friends in a New York City restaurant when her iPhone was swiped off her table by a patron.
Read more newyork.cbslocal.com
Lincoln, UK-based photographer Adam Rhoades came up with an interesting way of printing digital photographs using analog darkroom processes. By mounting his iPhone (displaying a photo) onto a 35mm enlarger, he’s able to enlarge and focus his digital photograph on photo paper as if it were a negative being projected.
Read more www.petapixel.com
Several users in Apple’s support forums are reporting that the iPhone 5 screen flickers when the keyboard pops up.
In fact, it happened to our own iPhone 5 screen last night. The bug appears to be a software glitch, as it only happens when the keyboard launches
Read more www.businessinsider.com
Friday, October 05, 2012
If you picked up an iPhone 5—or are an iPhone owner whose upgraded to iOS 6—and are wondering why you’re not getting sound when you play video inside apps, the mute toggle on the side of your device is to blame. And yes, this does work differently than it did before.
Read more thenextweb.com
The return overnight Wednesday of Google’s (GOOG) Street View on Apple’s (AAPL) mobile devices reminds me of what someone once said on seeing a three-legged dog run. The miracle isn’t that it runs well, but that it runs at all. Street View, of course, is that triumph of brute force data gathering that Google assembled by paying thousands of drivers to log millions of miles going up and down the streets of the world with camera-equipped cars.
Read more tech.fortune.cnn.com
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Whenever a new smartphone hits the market, there are a few key areas we, as consumers, focus our attentions on. Storage space, camera quality, processor speed, design, display size – these are all factors we tend to take into consideration – however, in line with the widespread push to look after the planet, more and more consumers are looking to see which smartphone is the least harmful to the environment.
Read more www.redmondpie.com
Lockitron has just outed a new cellphone-controlled keyless entry system, sporting a raft of new bells and wireless whistles. The WiFi-connected product mounts over your existing deadbolt “in seconds,” according to the company, and lets you or those you trust control your lock from anywhere in the world by SMS or the internet.
Read more www.engadget.com
Carlos Rosillo, the CEO of Bell & Ross, has built and maintained one of the most interesting and recognizable watch brands in the world. His watches – angular, dark, and designed for rough treatment – are an homage to the military watches of the past and he uses very specific materials in very specific ways to build watches that can withstand nearly anything.
Read more techcrunch.com
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
There are a number of apps that suggest songs based upon your tastes and preferences. However, there is an extent to how algorithms can give you the right songs. Songs that are suggested by people you know have a higher chance that you might actually like them. This is where the concept of ‘scrobbling’ comes in with Twitter.
Read more www.simonblog.com
The Satechi BT Media Remote is a Bluetooth remote control for the iPhone and iPad, and for the past month it’s my in-car Bluetooth remote control for the iPhone. The BT Media Remote controls the iPhone when I am driving so I don’t need to look for an on-screen control.
Read more www.gottabemobile.com
With Stowaway for iPhone 5 ($35), Incipio took the concept of its earlier iPhone 4/4S credit card-holding case and seriously refined it. The new version is much slimmer and cleaner-looking, using a design that matches the rest of the company’s iPhone 5 lineup.
Read more www.ilounge.com
Apple’s (AAPL) fourth fiscal quarter of 2012—which closed last Saturday, Sept. 29—was supposed to be even weaker than the third. As CEO Tim Cook explained to analysts last July, Q3’s earnings were reduced by customers who put off buying an iPhone after reading press reports that Apple was working on a new model.
Read more tech.fortune.cnn.com
Ah, I remember the little Flip Mino, a pocket HD recorder that took the world by storm and then sank beneath the waves of competition from smartphones that could perform a similar task. The developers behind the Flip software now have a new social iPhone app to take on Viddy and SocialCam and make video editing and sharing easy.
Read more www.tuaw.com
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
With the removal of transit maps from Apple’s iOS6, what are you using to navigate Muni/BART/Caltrain? An app? Ask a stranger? A compass and sextant? What’s your solution to navigating around town?
Read more www.munidiaries.com
I’ve wanted to find a way to send text messages from my computer for a while now, and I finally figured out how so I thought I would share it with all of you! I was looking for a way to send messages from my computer when I came acrosss this great feature in Cydia. So, in order for this to work you’re IPhone must be jailbroken and have Cydia installed with the BigBoss repository, which I’m pretty sure comes standard with Cydia since I didn’t have to install it myself.
Read more kevyskornerkevy.blogspot.be
After initially denying it, Apple has acknowledged the iPhone 5’s purple flare camera problem in an email to a Gizmodo reader. Their solution: “Angle the camera away from the bright light source when taking pictures.”
Read more gizmodo.com