Yeah, we all know the iPhone is the sexiest phone on the market, but did you know iPhone users are the sexiest too? Actually, we won't start making judgements there, but according to dating site OkCupid, iPhone users DO get laid more. Twice as often as Android users, as a matter of fact. And by fact, we mean based on the opinions of 11.4 million people.
Apps that take advantage of the iPhone 4's gyroscope, its extra motion axis, are slowly rolling out. Until now, they've mostly been games or augmented reality apps. Gyro Air Drums does something a little different: it uses the gyroscope to make music.
Say what you will about the iPhone 4's antenna woes, it's still the most advanced handset Apple's produced to date. Boasting significant imrpovements over the 3GS, there's a lot to be happy about in the smartphone's latest iteration: Just ask any number of indie directors or cinematographers using the iPhone 4 to shoot and cut their films.
Your next iPad or iPhone may be incredibly powerful and energy efficient. Texas Instruments and ARM have joined forces to collaborate on the next generation of ARM Cortex A-series processors--code named Eagle. Though both companies are keeping their lips sealed about the inner workings of the chip, the two hope that they can raise the bar for the next iteration of mobile processors.
Anyone that's ever had their email, Facebook or World of Warcraft account hacked knows that maintaining robust computer security is serious business. There are tons of applications out there to protect your online information, like 1Password, but significantly fewer solutions available to ensure the security of mobile platforms on an as-needed basis.
The data-mining sorts over at Patently Apple have uncovered a patent that suggests Cupertino may have a typically elegant solution for mobile hardware and software security on the way. The patent details what Apple calls an "exciter," and the possibilities for the technology are worthy of the name.
Hooray! AT&T's U-verse Mobile app is officially available for the iPhone. It's pretty convenient for AT&T U-verse subscribers--the app lets you program your home DVR, search your channel guide, and set your favorite shows--but most importantly, it's a nice way to download TV shows.
According to iPodNN, Apple has made some developer friendly changes to iAd, their iOS 4 integrated ad network, allowing for in-ad app downloads. Ads are similar to the layout of an app store page, and let you directly download the apps they advertise without switching pages. Supposedly, a pop-up box confirms the download.
If there were bigger news this week than the fallout and repercussions from the legalization of jailbreaking, we've yet to hear it. But news, as it always does, did happen, and the happy elves of Mac|Life were there to make sense of the pieces, just for you, Dear Reader.
One of the bonuses we've come to enjoy immensely on iTunes and at the iPhone App Store is the Genius feature. Genius play lists rock our parties and Genius recommendations have led us to switch to better apps than the ones we normally use for everyday tasks. So it was only a matter of time before the iPad App Store got a little of the same kind of love.
Thank goodness it's Friday, and we just got paaaaaaaaaaaid (actually, next weekend is moreso pay day, but at least we're preparing for it beforehand!). Bust out those iPhones, iPads, and whatever else to party on down for the weekend. But don't forget to stop by the bank and get some cash, and maybe take a moment to peruse your iOS device and see what is hip and happening in your town. Read on for more suggestions to enjoy the heck out of your weekend, and don't blow that paycheck all in one place!