Let's not play games, shall we, Mac|Life readers? Stuff happened this week, a lot of stuff, but unless it had the words iPhone 4 in its title, you weren't really paying attention were you? In fact, some of you were probably camping out, sitting in lawn chairs, live tweeting your experience waiting outside to pick up Apple's latest and greatest. Well, we shall indulge you with this extra special, all iPhone 4 version of In Case You Missed It from the gang at Mac|Life.
Here's a nice surprise, that was scantly touched upon by Steve Jobs during the official unveiling of the iPhone 4: Apple's latest handset supports HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access,) a 3G protocol that provides uplink speeds up to 5.76 Mbps. According to AppleInsider, the iPhone 4's HSUPA "joins HSDPA (High-Speed Download Packet Access), the enhanced download upgrade to UMTS 3G service that was supported by last year's iPhone 3GS, enabling up to 7.2 Mbps downloads. Because it lacked support for HSUPA, iPhone 3GS was limited to just 384 kbps uploads."
Sure, you've invested your hard-earned money in Apps that ran like a champ on your iPhone's old OS. While they might have done the trick for that 3G, or 3GS, running the last generation operating system, as an iOS 4.0 upgrader or an owner of a brand-spanking new iPhone 4 you are an individual of style, substance and bottomless pockets. You demand more from your handset's applications. Slinging software that'll work on any iPhone handset? Unheard of! You demand that the App Store bring you sundries designed specifically for the iOS 4!
Reception issues aside, one way a financial analyst thinks Apple could resolve the problem, without hardly affecting their bottom line is to either heavily discount the bumper accessory or better yet, give them away. Regardless, it's being believed that the antenna issue is "overdone."
It's being called the "Death Grip" in the blogosphere, and rumor has it that Apple may be taking more notice beyond its CEO saying that one is simply holding the device wrong. A possible iOS update may resolve the problem come early next week.
Did you happen to come up just short in the online pre-order debacle? Or perhaps didn't want to weather the masses yesterday at the Apple Store, Best Buy and the like? Well apparently if you're still without iPhone 4, Radio Shack could very well have the hook up for you -- as soon as this weekend even.
There's no doubt that the world has been wrought with a heavy case of World Cup fever. Every Twitter feed seems to have some mention about the World Cup--even from those who vehemently hate soccer--and the Internet is bustling with Vuvuzela memes. Well, we figured we'd take this Free App Friday opportunity to outfit your Apple products with the most relevant World Cup applications, especially since the quarter finals are upon us and now the games are really getting good.
Don't forget to watch tomorrow morning's USA versus Ghana game! If you're not sure how you'll be able to tune in, then check out our story on how to watch the World Cup through your Mac, iPhone or iPad. Ole, ole, ole, ole!
Of all the people you'd compare Steve Jobs to, surely Leonardo DaVinci is not the first to come to mind. However, that's not a bad comparison because, after all, Jobs is as much of an innovator for the world of technology--especially mobile technology--as DaVinci was during the Renaissance Era.
Softbank CEO, Masayoshi Son, actually made this comparison after becoming entirely smitten with the Apple co-founder's achievements.
"Hundreds of years from now, Leonardo DaVinci and Steve Jobs will be held in the same high regard," he said. "[Jobs] doesn't see his products as just a product. It's as if they are his artwork or something that embodies his very own life."
Terminal (in Applications/Utilities) gives you direct access to the UNIX system that underpins Mac OS X. By typing specific commands into your Terminal window, you can make changes, open settings, or access features that aren’t available by any other means.
If you haven't had a chance to FaceTime with a friend, now you can…FaceTime with a complete stranger. Dial 1-888-FaceTime to speak to an Apple representative, LIVE. They're available for you from 8am to 8pm central time. This is a great way to do a test to make sure that your phone is working properly.
So, what are you waiting for? Operators are standing by. Call now, and let us know in the comment who you run into on the other line.
Are lefties being left out in the cold again? Claims are surfacing and confirmed by Apple that if you are holding your iPhone the wrong way, for instance in your left hand, you may not get the reception you expect. So stop holding it that way!
If you are one of the lucky ones this week, then you're holding an iPhone 4 in your hand. Perhaps you've even it had it for a few days. So, it stands to reason that as more consumers get Apple's latest iteration of the iPhone in their hands, some of those screams of joy have turned into shouts of horror about problems that may be encountered with the iPhone 4.
The genres that didn't benefit from the Kindle e-book market grayscale explosion were comics and manga. The early rumors of the iPad with its big full-color screen had to have comics publishers big and small salivating at the new publishing opportunities. So, it was pretty much guaranteed once Marvel joined the iDevice hit parade that DC Comics couldn't be too far behind. Batman fans rejoice, that day has arrived.