On Monday, we got a chance to chat via email with the Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Business Development for DC Entertainment at Warner Bros., John Rood. He took some time out from prepping for this week's Comic Con activities to tell us a little bit about the DC's plans for the iPad, and where the comic book industry may be heading now that there are new mediums to digitally distribute their titles.
Soft keyboards are great for typing on--if you can get used to them. Many people moving to the iPhone from a Blackberry or other device that has a physical keyboard often have issues typing on the device from the getgo. There's quite a learning curve when you're learning to type on a touchscreen keyboard. Fortunately, BlindType hopes to get rid of the errors when typing on your mobile device.
Verizon's business development executive director Jennifer Byrne said at a conference recently that the iPhone helped Verizon change the way it thought about mobile software distribution. While she claimed Verizon had the first mobile store called GetItNow, she said the iPhone's App Store was a turning point for the industry, whereby Verizon adopted a "hands off" approach.
FaceTime is a nifty feature of the iPhone 4, allowing you to video chat with another iPhone 4 owner anywhere there's Wi-Fi. But there's a new application for the iPhone 4 that is taking that idea one step higher. FacePlant is a free application that allows you to both video chat and send video voicemails to a fellow iPhone 4 owner.
Here's a friendly PSA from the online community--disable your Safari AutoFill as soon as you possibly can! When Safari users visit a malicious website, it is able to uncover all of their information through AutoFill using data from the user's personal record in the operating system's address book.
All the website has to do is extract the Address Book card data from Safari and fill it in where possible. There's no current word from Apple on the vulnerability, but the investigator of the issue filed a private report to Apple on June 17th.
We’ve seen some fairly ridiculous iPhone and iPod accessories in our day, so it’s extra refreshing when we find one as useful, well designed, and...well, sane as the P-Flip. It ably fills three roles: a dock for charging and syncing to your Mac, a travel stand that works in landscape or portrait, and a powerful external battery.
Barnes and Noble pushed its Nook app live to Android today, so mobile users that have decided to stick with Google can now choose between Amazon's Kindle app and B&N for their reading-on-the-go endeavors. Additionally, iOS device owners have also been given a little treat through the Nook app.
If you're tired of waiting for the iPhone 4 or iPad to become available, then maybe you'll like to hear that Apple is doing its best to shrink the waiting lists it has going for the two devices. Apple already regularly maintains a "Priority List" that helps them ramp up production, but some stores have anywhere from 250 to 750 people on the waiting list for iPads, and 500 to 1,500 for iPhone 4s.
This week, we'll be taking a look at Apple's Voice Control on the iPhone. This feature was introduced on the iPhone 3GS, works on the iPhone 4, and lets you use the included Apple earbuds with a remote and mic, or any other compatible earbuds and headphones. Get ready to start telling your iPhone what to do, but be prepared to listen once in a while because the device might have something to say back. Sorry iPad users, you'll have to sit out on this one.
On the heels of Apple’s third-quarter results earlier this week, U.S. wireless partner AT&T has just announced their own second-quarter revenue -- and they’re wearing a smile, with lots of new iPhone activations and 10 times the number of iPhone 4s sold compared to last year’s iPhone 3GS.
With all of the news flying back and forth about Apple’s various iDevices, it’s refreshing to discover that utilities for Mac OS X haven’t gotten lost in the shuffle. One such disk maintenance utility, the open-source AppleJack, has finally been updated to work with Snow Leopard.
There was a collective sigh of relief when a new version of Skype showed up in the App Store on Wednesday, adding iOS 4 multitasking and the ability to run the app in the background, allowing you to receive calls or chats anytime. There’s just one problem: It doesn’t work if your device is jailbroken.
There's a new man in town to ensure Apple products continue to try and meet the "highest standards of quality." Well, sort of new man. It's Jeff Williams, who's actually been with Apple for about a decade.
At this rate, it only has to be a matter of time before Apple starts touting the iPhone as a crime fighter via its GPS features. Who was the unlucky thief this time? Someone who decided to steal an iPhone during a demonstration of its GPS capabilities.
We've all read the bites now from Apple's earnings reports, about the demand for the iPad being staggering. But once it gets put into graph format, especially compared with other Apple consumer products, can one really get a feel for what the iPad has done for Cupertino and Co.