Now that the iPod touch comes well equipped with two cameras and FaceTime abilities, those that were avoiding the iPhone because of the pricey data plan can continue to do so. Pinger, the brains behind Textfree, says that it's offering a similar service for making phone calls. The calls can be made over a 3G data network or WiFi, which is great for iPod touch users.
Apple released the Apple TV IPSW yesterday and the hackers have already jailbroken it. Robbie wonders if Apple might be watching the jailbreaking community to see what features its regular users might like.
Eric Schmidt scares us with his vision of cars. The Retina Display is pitted against other smartphone displays and the Remote app gets updated just in time for the Apple TV.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions.
Welcome to this week’s Game Time, where we’ll take a good hard look at everything the Universe has to offer, and what it means to be truly sentient. We always keep it interesting with iOS GAAAAAMETIME.
This morning, we got the chance to chat over the phone with DisplayMate's president, Dr. Raymond Soneira. We asked him a few questions about his detailed study of Smartphone displays, what he had to say about his results, and whether or not there may be an iPad with a Retina Display in the near future.
We can't think of a better way to start our morning than by hearing the news that a much needed and much anticipated update to Apple's free Remote App for iOS has finally been made available in the App Store. You may recall that a while back, we let you in on the fact that the first iteration of the Remote App was built by a single developer, which may well have attributed to why it's taken so darn long for an update to crop up. No matter whether the 2.0 version of the app was built by the same fellow or a million-strong code monkey army, we couldn't be happier to see this update make the scene.
You love your smartphone and the satisfaction that it brings you when you can watch movies on the go and video chat, one-on-one, with your loved ones half way around the world. Whether you're sporting an Android handset or one of Apple's iPhones, you wouldn't be able to do all the things you do without that display you stare into each day. Like our computer monitors and television sets, the smartphone is another extension of technology that’s evolving at a rapid pace. The science behind all of those LCD and OLED displays are what really set each mobile phone apart from each other, but to the average consumer, what do those displays really mean? Like our other gadgets and entertainment portals, smartphones come in all shapes and sizes, but each one displays photos, your Twitter feed and your text messages on a different kind of display. You can see the difference, but can you really tell what’s what?
Dr. Raymond M. Soneira, president of DisplayMate Technologies, is also a research scientist. He wanted to put a stop to the vague reviews of displays and add another level of After considerable testing and extensive scientific lab measurements, Dr. Soneira has managed to put together a thorough comparison of the most widely used cell phone displays available on the market. He took the display data of Google’s Nexus One (manufactured by HTC), the Samsung Galaxy S, Apple's iPhone 4 and 3GS, and the Motorola Droid and pitted them against each other to discover the differences between each display, and the true meaning behind OLED and LCD. Read on to get a quick, Mac|Life Cliff Notes version of his study, and follow the link (here and at the end of the article) to check out his detailed charts, organized by category, to find out why the pixel count and display resolutions really set these smartphones apart.
It’s been a wild ride for native Google Voice apps on the iPhone: After getting booted out of the App Store more than a year ago for reportedly “duplicating existing functionality,” they’re back with a vengeance this month -- and if the rumors are true, an official app from Google may soon join the fray.