The iPod touch and iPhone both work beautifully as handheld gaming devices…until you get so into Need for Speed that you fumble the svelte iPod touch and drop it on the ground. Even if it doesn’t break, you just lost your game.
All Hail the iPad! And why not? After all, Cupertino's slick little device has been an unparalleled hit, and not just for Apple. Remember DVD players and how quickly those ended up in every home? Yeah, well the iPad is crushing the DVD player in adoption rates. Yeah, you read that right, and you're gonna keep on reading, because this is In Case You Missed It, kids, and we mean business.
It was only a few weeks ago that we were reporting astonishing iPhone sales in Korea, but it appears as though complaints over the iPhone has tarnished that record. According to BusinessWeek, lawmakers in Korea have summoned Apple for questioning over iPhone service complaints.
It's the TV wars, but you know what? It's a repeat of the phone wars we've been seeing for some time. Google has decided to forge ahead into realms Apple pioneered. Who will come out on top? Competition is good for the market and for the consumer, so let's see some innovating.
Apple may not be in the automobile biz--yet!--but top car manufacturers have definitely cozied up to Cupertino with a slew of options for the iPod and iPhone. But before you buy, test your dream car and iDevices at the showroom. In the fast lane of cars and technology, your compatibility--like mileage--may vary.
The iOS keyboard packs in a few hidden shortcuts that make using it much easier, even if you're already a flash at typing with your fingertips. We've collected the tricks into an easy-to-reference cheat sheet.
A few weeks ago, we shared with you the fact that market research company ComScore did the math to reveal that as awesome as the iPhone is, the device's marketshare was dwarfed when compared against the figures currently being enjoyed by Android-powered handsets. The report was a perfect example of what most folks who chase Apple news around all day already knew: While Apple was selling all the iPhones they could make, crippled by an exclusivity deal with AT&T and the fact that unlike Google's promiscuous flavor of the month Android OS, iOS is locked to Apple-produced hardware, making for a sales situation that put Google at the top of the heap. As much as we'd like to say that it wasn't the case, it appears that the number-crunchers are back to rub the noses of the Apple-faithful in the mess once again. This time around, The Nielsen Company is swearing up and down that according to their research, Android is the most popular operating system among those who purchased smartphones in the United States in the past six months.
Mmm, delicious candy. The vibrant colors of these cases sent us into a sugar fiending frenzy. Though the cases might be too neon for some tastes, they are definitely the kind of protective covering your average tween could use when it comes to keeping that expensive piece of hardware perfectly intact. The case also includes a rubber lining that cushions the iPhone's glass backing, though that logo on the back is a little large for our tastes.
This translucent case brings us back to the days of the first iMac's Bondi blue shell, though the iPhone 4's black backing will mute the color a bit (that is, unless you're one of the lucky few sporting a white one). We also liked the flexibility of this polymer case, and the fact that it was easy to put on. It also gives the iPhone a bit of a grip, so if you're holding a ton of things in one hand, you'll still have a hold on your device. However, there were times when we couldn't tell if we were hitting the volume button or not because of the plastic overlay.