The groovy folks at fringland Ltd. have done it again: They were the first to include incoming video chat -- even through Skype -- with their popular, free fring app, and now they’ve leveraged the front-facing camera on the iPhone 4 to do the same with two-way video calls, even over 3G. Take that, FaceTime!
The iPhone 4 isn’t particularly well-named. That’s because one of the things you’ll use this ingenious little device for least is making boring old phone calls. Between the terrific dual cameras, the zippy performance, and the luscious Retina Display, we were quickly absorbed in photography, games, web-browsing, and loads more. It’s truly a dramatic leap forward from the not-shabby-at-all iPhone 3GS.
You may remember that Apple actually approached Verizon first about being the exclusive iPhone carrier. Verizon, realizing that having a incredibly successful phone would bring network traffic to a screeching halt, wisely said, "Nah, we're cool with the phones we have." So Apple cruised on over to Cingular and hammered out a deal with them. Then Cingular became AT&T, and we all bought iPhones and broke the network in major metropolitan areas.
Since that moment over three years ago--in Internet time, that's 300 years--anyone with even a slight interest in the iPhone, and access to the Internet, has speculated on the iPhone jumping to the Verizon network. Imagine seeing that guy with the glasses doing his whole,"Can you hear me now?" schtick with FaceTime.
That's a million dollar idea Verizon, I expect a large check in the mail when that ad starts being skipped-over via TiVo.
Anywho, in the interest of posterity, we've compiled a handy infograph to outline the current status of the iPhone on Verizon.
Battery Issues on iPhone 3GS handsets running iOS 4? Nah. According to Macnn, a Norwegian journalist by the name of Jarle Aasland, sent an email off to Steve Jobs to query whether the Apple CEO was aware of the battery life issues many iPhone 3GS users have reported since upgrading to the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system.
If you have more money than common sense and your taste runs -- oh, how should we put this? -- perhaps a tad bit on the tacky side, you can now bling out your new iPhone 4 with a crystallized image of Apple CEO Steve Jobs… or most anything else you could ever want.
The Dualie is a portable hard drive and a docking station for your iPhone or iPod. It connects to your Mac via USB, enabling you to sync or otherwise manage either device while it’s in the dock. But it’s also powered via AC adapter, so you can recharge your phone or audio player even when your computer’s switched off.
If you think the idea of editing video on a cell phone is crazy, you probably haven’t tried it yet. When you pair an iPhone 4 with the $4.99 iMovie app, almost anyone can capture footage, assemble the best bits, and share the finished results in minutes--all from the palm of their hand. But we understand that even the phrase “video editing” scares off many of you. So we’ve put together a guide to quickly making great videos that’ll help both newcomers and old pros get the most out of this powerful combo of hardware and the software.
PCs have always had a leg up in the corporate world because they were so much cheaper than Macs. Never mind that Macs could open PC formatted documents and write to PC formatted discs, never mind that Macs represented a safer, stabler platform. PCs ruled the day. But now another Apple product is making in-roads to big business.