The news just keeps getting worse for Apple’s competitors in the mobile phone market: A new report shows that Cupertino pushed past Blackberry maker Research in Motion in the third quarter to become the fourth largest mobile phone company in the world.
The white iPhone 4 has slowly become the modern day unicorn; you may believe it exists, but we haven't been shown any evidence from Apple that it does, or that the device is even in full production yet. The Cult of Mac tries to shed some light on the situation by explaining the real reason behind the white iPhone 4 delay.
The white iPhone 4 is truly as elusive as the legendary Sasquatch (what most folks refer to as “Bigfoot”) -- after popping up for reservation in the Apple Store iOS app earlier this week as well as Apple.com, it’s gone yet again, just like that.
The era of that ubiquitous rat’s nest of power strips and AC adapters is over. Universal chargers are all the rage these days, and it doesn’t take a genius to figure out why. A universal charger means fewer wires snaking across your desk, and as our devices get sleeker and more numerous, we’re always looking for ways to keep everything at the ready.
Yesterday we reported on a cool app called iDOS, a universal emulator that allowed you to run all kinds of elder technology on your iOS device, was pulled from the App Store less than 24 hours after its auspicious debut. Turns out there may have been a valid reason for Apple to pull it -- and it doesn’t involve its emulation powers.
It’s a sadly familiar tale: A cool app gets approved into Apple’s App Store and less than 24 hours, it’s gone -- the victim of a mysterious approval that probably should never have been. Such is the case with iDOS, an emulator app that plenty of folks were having fun with, right up until Apple yanked the rug out from under the rest of us.
If you've ever made an appointment for the Genius Bar (or other service) at your local Apple Store, then you know how easy it can be to sign up; however, things can get a little hectic when you actually arrive to the store. A new app for employees, coupled with an update for the Apple Store application, however, could change this.
This morning, we got to have a bit of a fireside chat (or rather, a chat by the heater) with Dr. Raymond Soneira, President of DisplayMate Technologies, and the scientist who conducted the study on the faulty brightness and sensory controls of smartphones, which you may have read about earlier this morning. Dr. Soneira discussed the results of his study, his feelings on the whole brightness control fiasco and whether or not manufacturers will ever get to the root of the problem.
We live in a digital age, so I’ve always thought that trips outdoors should be the perfect time to free myself from the tech I use every day. But I decided to put that rule to the test on a recent outing, and the experience of bringing my iOS devices along for the hike showed that it’s time to think again. By picking a few choice apps and accessories, I made sure my outdoor experiences were a little more Bear Grylls than Chevy Chase.
You’ve had it happen to you before: you're in a dark room with nothing but your smartphone, and as soon as you switch it on to check your email, your eyes are quickly regretting that decision. Turning on that smartphone was like taking off your sunglasses and staring directly in the sun. You might then turn down the brightness on your phone for a later time, but the device is still using a ton of power to output that light. Smartphones can use as much as fifty percent of the total phone power just to light up that LCD display, draining its precious battery.