The grudge match between we iPhone users and those poor, misguided souls who believe that their Android handset is soooo superior can now be settled in the theatre of war. Finally, the endless arguments over the numbers of apps available and open source versus closed ecosystem will end with the loser failing to the sound of pew-pew-pew-pew.
So, it looks like Apple decided to play big kids and own up to the iPhone 4 reception issues after all. Free bumpers! Free cases! Other smartphones have the same problems! The iPhone 4 only drops marginally more calls than the previous model! Wait, run that last one by us again. And when you're done processing this particular bit of news, check out the other goings on around MacTown with the other big kids on the block, Mac|Life.
Speculation is running rampant about what Steve Jobs & Co. might try to pull off tomorrow with their emergency press conference. Will they man up, and admit that there's some issue of some kind that needs addressing? Or will Steve pull a Jedi mind trick on everyone, all the while publicly flogging AT&T, Consume Reports, and anyone else who gets in the way of his plan for worldwide domination? More importantly, how will you react?
This week, we'll take a look at some troubleshooting tips for the iPhone and iPad that also work for the iPod touch. If you are experiencing problems with any of these devices, then these tips may help you and generally fix most iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and iOS problems.
A new uncovered patent shows that Apple is currently working on a new dock connector design that will let you device with multiple orientations (i.e. portrait or landscape). The device appears to be using an inductive connection for both charging and syncing the device. This new design could allow for device case designs that don't interfere with Apple's dock design.
Does the design of the iPhone’s antenna really lead to reception problems? Depends on who you ask, though quite a bit of conventional wisdom seems to be coalescing around the answer “Yes.” And as if the iPhone 4 story couldn’t look more calamitous for Apple than it continues to, a new angle just might make this all much worse for Cupertino.
Welcome to our weekly gaming column. Every Tuesday, we march through the mediocre multiplayers, sift through the sordid sporting titles, and pound through the petty platformers to find the best, most interesting iOS gaming gems.
This week, we've got Modern Conflict, Osmos, Tap Birds, Samurai: Way of the Warrior, and Crystal Defenders.
I recently had a breakthrough moment that made me realize how dramatically the technology world has improved since the introduction of the iPhone. I was sitting in a taxi in New York City when my mom called me with an urgent Mac problem that needed to be solved immediately. Now, talking someone through a solution over the phone can quickly become an exercise in frustration. But not this time around.
We trust you didn't blow off any fingers or -- even worse -- limbs this 4th of July weekend? Good. Neither did we. Our fingers were too busy flying over the keyboard, trying to keep up with everything happening in your Mac life. Hey, that's a catchy phrase, someone should use that.
Book reader programs for the iPhone have been around for quite a while now, and it's clear iBooks takes some of the better elements as inspiration. The creator of Delicious Library was actually a bit upset about how closely iBooks resembled his software's interface. But there might just be a giant waiting in the wings to upset Apple's cart -- Microsoft.