Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

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Heres an infographic courtesy of aytm.com, explaining why and how Angry Birds, developed by Rovio, is soooo darn addictive!  Pretty cool by most nerds standards 😉

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Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, has passed on at the age of 56 after a long and public battle with pancreatic cancer.

Here are some tributes that have been pouring in from around the world.

Larry Page, CEO of Google: “He was a great man with incredible achievements and amazing brilliance. He always seemed to be able to say in very few words what you actually should have been thinking before you thought it. His focus on the user experience above all else has always been an inspiration to me.”

Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder: “People sometimes have goals in life. Steve Jobs exceeded every goal he set himself.”

Paul Allan, co-founder of Microsoft: “We’ve lost a unique tech pioneer and auteur who knew how to make amazingly great products. Steve fought a long battle against tough odds in a very brave way. He kept doing amazing things in the face of all that adversity. As someone who has had his own medical challenges, I couldn’t help but be encouraged by how he persevered.”

Steve Case, Founder of AOL: “I feel honored to have known Steve Jobs. He was the most innovative entrepreneur of our generation. His legacy will live on for the ages.”

Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder and CEO said on Facebook: “Steve, thank you for being a mentor and a friend. Thanks for showing that what you build can change the world. I will miss you.

We at eheheheh are truly saddened at the passing of such a great mind and his legacy will continue through his innovations

Heres a quote from an address Steve gave in 2005:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma -which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

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A pretty cool rotary mechanical smartphone designed by Richard Clarkson.This is not just a cover but an actual phone designed to be ‘Steampunky’. It has two interchangeable brass dials, a true rotary dial and a button dial. All dials are interchangeable, similar to changing lenses on a camera!

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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?

 

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The i’mWatch is the creation of Blue Sky Italy. This Android powered watch is a powerful add-on with any of your smartphones. It can make and receive calls via your phone. Android, iPhone or Blackberry. It is available for 249 Euros, about $360.

The watch packs a Freescale ARM9 IMX233 processor and 64MB of RAM, there is also 4GB of built in storage and a 1.54 inch TFT touchscreen display.

the grass is always greener on the welded side

Apple has filed a lawsuit against Samsung for allegedly ‘copying’ Apples user interface and design features. Apple claims that Samsung is infringing on its patents and practicing unfair competition. An Apple representative has been quoted as saying “It’s no coincidence that Samsung’s latest products look a lot like the iPhone and iPad, from the shape of the hardware to the user interface and even the packaging. This kind of blatant copying is wrong, and we need to protect Apple’s intellectual property when companies steal our ideas”

Samsung vs Apple...FIGHT!
This whole debacle is interesting as Samsung is both a competitor and a supplier to Apple. Samsung supplies parts of Apple’s A4 and A5 processors, which are used in a multitude of Apple products. Samsung has recently hit back at Apple, accusing them of infringing on 10 of Samsung’s patents. One of those features include the ability to use the Web whilst on a phone call (something the iPhone prides itself on…Hmmmm)

It will be very interesting to see how this will pan out. Who do you think is right in this case?

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Yes, ladies and gentlenerds, the iPad 2 is here! Three months after the iPad 1 arrived on our sunny shores, South Africans were eagerly waiting outside Apple resellers on the morning of Friday 29 May 2011. Twitter was abuzz with anticipation with many celebs tweeting about its imminent arrival.

Its been touted as being slimmer, lighter and faster than its predecessor and it seems people that bought the first iPad are not hesitating to buy the second one! Details about the specs, features are here

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Yes, ladies and gentlenerds, there is ANOTHER iPhone coming out. And rumours state that it will be between June and August. Pretty broad if you ask me, but I have a feeling for August 🙂

Apple is obviously being uber-secretive about the release date (Its coming in June/Its not coming in June) mostly to capitalize as much as possible on iPhone 4 sales.

DesignedbyItem's concept for the iPhone5

Possible new features could include USB 3.0 and Intel Thunderbolt support, which might also be on the new iPods. Apple also recently registered a patent for a 3D screen + camera which suggests they may be considering that awesomeness on the latest iPhone. The camera would allow users to render 3D images of pictures that they take! Its not confirmed though, so don’t get too excited.

The buzz on the release date is the main thing for now, but more juicy tech specs should be available really soon 🙂

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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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So, the iPad 2 has finally been unveiled. And its thinner, lighter and faster than ever before. 33% thinner and 15% lighter to be exact.

Its 5mm thinner than the iPhone 4 and weighs only 600 grams! Apple beefed up the specs with a 1Ghz Dual-Core Apple A5 processor, which is bound to accommodate multitasking with the ’Pad. Dual cameras are also a new addition (720p HD on the back, VGA on the front), enabling the new FaceTime feature to be utilised. Audio has been improved with two larger stereo speakers as well as HDMI output. Faster graphics and enhanced battery life (10 hours) also allow the user to game to their hearts content. A gyroscope also found in the iPhone 4 will ensure the oohs and aahs will ensue for any first time Apple user. Special magnetic covers have also been developed, ensuring your beautiful iPad doesn’t get ruined. And you can get it in white! If you’re into that kind of thing (hehe).

A lot of people have been downplaying the impact that the iPad 2 will have but with the prices starting at $499 (around R3500), I reckon sales will continue to soar. Shipping and sales commence on March 11.

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