Posts Tagged ‘iphone 4’

Apple recently released their solution to syncing issues that most people with more than one Apple device have. It’s called iCloud and the aim is to integrate and sync all aspects of your digital life. Sounds pretty cool in principle and its yet another smart moves by the dudes at Apple.

There are a host of features that iCloud provides, like PhotoStream that syncs the last 1,000 photos taken for 30 days as well as pushing apps bought to any of your other devices (which I think is pretty cool, one does not need to buy the app 5 times). The same would apply to iBooks purchased within the App Store, and all personal data would also be backed up in the ‘cloud’ (a potential security risk, but a good thing to have just in case you lose your iPhone, iTouch AND iPad on the same day :0)

The biggest part of this whole thing would be the music aspect. Recently Amazon and Google have released cloud based music services (only available in the US 😦 ) and it was anticipated that Apple would follow suit. iTunes in the ‘cloud’ enables users to redownload previous iTunes purchases to other iOS devices as well as push new purchases to those devices at no additional cost. Another cool feature is iTunes Match, which for a nominal fee, any non-iTunes music in your personal library can be pushed to your other devices (one does not even need to upload it, if its in the iTunes Store). So in a nutshell, your entire music library can be online for you to download wherever you are. That is the power of iCloud.

What do you think of iCloud? Is it a step into the future or just another flashy Apple gimmick?

 

tech it or leave it  :p

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iPhone users are generally satisfied with the speed of loading web pages. But a recent report reveals that the iPhone 4′s speed pales in comparison to Android-powered smartphone like the Nexus S. Find out why the Iphone5 will have to up the ante on speed — or risk losing their market share.

When it comes to mobile computing, speed might seem like a geeky obsession — something that the average smartphone, laptop, and tablet user isn’t too concerned about. Usually, the discussion of a smartphone’s speed at loading web pages is usually followed by a cavalcade of complex technical specs and cryptic geek-speak that the average Joe or Jane simply cannot relate to.

The fact is, however, that speed is important to all smartphone users — even if they don’t know it.

While tech-obsessed people might seek out faster technologies to show off to their other tech-obsessed friends, even the most clueless smartphone user has the expectation that, when they load a web page, it will load fast. Slow-loading pages, after all, don’t only frustrate the geeks of the world. In fact, the average smartphone user might even feel more inclined to throw their iPhone against the wall when it runs slow than does the techie, since average users usually don’t understand the technology behind what makes mobile devices fast or slow.

With this in mind, Canadian software company Blaze Software Inc. recently released a controversial report that purportedly reveals the Apple iPhone 4 to be a considerably slower-loading smartphone compared to the Google Nexus S, claiming that the Nexus S loaded 84% of websites faster than the iPhone, and that the Android-powered phone ”operated an average of 52 percent faster after more than 45,000 page loads from 1,000 websites.”

Seems as if Iphone5 has many to impress if it desires to be as competitve as Android phones…We’ll just have to wait and see!

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