Saturday, March 24, 2012
Light Reading has dug up some very interesting job postings on Apple’s website. Apple is looking for telephony software engineers to work on iOS. Judging by the list of experience requirements in the postings, Apple is looking to add voice-over-IP (VoIP) capabilities to the iPhone and iPad operating system’s ever-growing feature set.
Read more gigaom.com
The update worked as advertised. Pairing my iPhone for hands-free calls and streaming audio was child’s play. The touch screen responded faster and more consistently. It’s considerably less frustrating. The voice-recognition button activates the system quickly.
Read more www.pittsburghlive.com
If you’re old enough to remember the late 1990s, you remember that web development shops popped up in every big city, and they grew like sunflowers in August. Every small, medium, and large business needed a web site — pronto! — and firms that could deliver one were in high demand. Boston was home to Digitas, Viant, Sapient, Scient, and iXL, among many others.
Read more www.boston.com
For one 83-year-old grandma, the most confusing piece of technology at an Apple Store wasn’t an iPad or iPhone — it was the front door. Evelyn Paswall, a former Manhattan fur-company vice president, claims the tech company’s signature glass architecture is a menace to little old ladies after she failed to see the glass door at a Long Island location and smashed her face.
Read more www.nypost.com
Friday, March 23, 2012
A hole in Apple’s mobile Safari can be exploited to display a different URL in the address field than the Web site being viewed in the browser.
Read more news.cnet.com
NTT Docomo, Japan’s biggest carrier, announced yesterday that it had reached two million subscribers on its LTE service Xi. Xi launched in December 2010, and within its first year it had already achieved approximately one million subscribers.
Read more www.zdnet.com
Popular iPad social reader Flipboard is now available in China, and the developers have launched an iPhone version especially built for this market. While the new app allows users to read and share stories via the socially-aware app, Flipboard likewise enables worldwide users to view content from popular Chinese social networks like Sina Weibo and Renren.
Read more www.techwireasia.com
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Now when you’re looking for a great place to grab dinner, get your haircut, or find an awesome dog walker for your K9 companion, Siri can help – with ratings. With the launch of iOS 5.1 last week, Apple added deeper Yelp integration for the built-in personal assistant.
Read more mashable.com
It was only a matter of time. An unsanctioned Android store has been spotted in China sporting the trademark robot logo, but it’s selling iPhones.
According to the Isidor’s Fugue blog, the random shop has popped up in Zuhai city, Guangdong province – the same district where Apple is currently tussling with Asian monitor company Proview over the trademark rights to the iPad name.
Read more www.theregister.co.uk
Light Reading’s 2012 Mobile Life Survey is full of small surprises, especially since most of the survey respondents make their living in the telecom business.
I tried to see if iPhone users in our survey were likely to own a Long Term Evolution (LTE) device already or if they had plans to buy one soon.
Read more www.lightreading.com
Apple is said to have yet another product in the pipeline with a Retina display, and this time it’s an iPhone with a really big screen, according to a report from Reuters.
Apple is purportedly already placing orders with suppliers for a 4.6-inch iPhone Retina display, Reuters said today, citing a report in South Korea’s Maeil Business Newspaper.
Read more news.cnet.com
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
If you need to get photos or videos from your iPhone or iPad to your Mac, Scotty makes it a snap. The app lets you easily transfer between iOS devices, too.
Read more howto.cnet.com
iPhone users are “more profitable than the average smartphone customer,” which is why Sprint was willing to sink $15.5 billion into offering the iPhone to its subscribers last year. That’s according to Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, who defended the carrier’s decision to bring on the iPhone in an interview with Mobile World Live (hat tip to BGR) on Wednesday.
Read more arstechnica.com
Today Fast Company has a story on how two of the hottest photo apps for iOS, Hipstamatic and Instagram, are going to announce a partnership that will see Hipstamatic become the first third party to port photos to Instagram’s own photo-sharing social network.
The deal, exclusive for now, represents a big step ahead for both companies, but here are perhaps two of the biggest reasons why that is the case:
Read more techcrunch.com
Through some close inspection it’s been observed that the new iPad is able to use Retina display assets when playing an (non-iPad compatible) iPhone app. Sounds confusing? Basically what this means is that the new iPad runs iPhone apps better then the previous two iPads were able to.
Read more www.geek.com
On Wednesday, SRS Labs, maker of audio enhancement hardware and applications, released an updated version of its MyTunes music browser and player, and added an iPad-compatible version for the first time. MyTunes Pro (iPhone and iPod touch) and MyTunes Pro HD (iPad) are akin to Apple’s Music app, but include options for tweaking the sound of your music.
Read more www.macworld.com
Apple is an iconic consumer electronics company with a string of massively successful products, but it could also become the world’s largest mobile processor company by the end of the year, according to a study due to be released by In-Stat later this week.
Read more www.macworld.co.uk
World of Warcraft, the actual game, may yet be adapted and made playable on iPhone, a determined Blizzard told Eurogamer. All that’s available currently is a World of Warcraft Mobile Armory app, which lets you view character sheets, use the Auction House and manage guilds.
Read more www.eurogamer.net
Apple and Motorola Mobility are sparring over next-gen SIM standards, with Apple’s push for a so-called Nano-SIM prompting concerns that the company could end up holding valuable patents for an essential part of rivals’ future devices.
Read more www.slashgear.com
More details have emerged about Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom’s latest project FreedomPop. It’s stated goal has been to bring ‘free wireless broadband’ to consumers by using a WiMax-based freemium service. While details had been sketchy, a ‘high-level’ source has revealed that the service will be offered integrated as a Wi-Fi hotspot in an iPhone 4/4S case.
Read more www.electronista.com