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.
Each new iPhone has offered fresh and fantastical ways to improve your daily life, but the epic tag-team of the iPhone 4 and iOS 4 deliver the greatest set of tools and features to date. With the introduction of FaceTime video calls, multitasking, and the high resolution Retina display, the iPhone 4 has moved even further away from being just a powerful phone and web-surfing device. Now more than ever, the iPhone is a true lifestyle-enhancing accessory.
Between the built-in features and the hundreds of thousands of options in the App Store, not to mention a few key accessories, the iPhone 4 can be figuratively formed and changed to fit your daily needs, whether you’re planning your daily commute, knocking out items on your to-do list, or simply looking to try a new restaurant. With this wide-ranging versatility in mind, we’ve come up with 40 ways in which the iPhone 4 can improve--or help you break free from--your daily routine, whether you’re at home or work, or out enjoying the world around you.
You might not think much about the small applications you might download for your iOS devices that ask to "phone home" (i.e. send information from your device to some known or unknown source). But, new research done at Bucknell University by Eric Smith shows that sometimes applications would transmit data over the network in plain text, allowing network eavesdroppers to potentially steal critical information.
We speculated in this space before that Apple's heavy hand in the creation, design, and rollout of mobile ads in their iAds program would drive businesses away. If the whispering anonymous rumor mill is correct (and when are they ever wrong? HA!), it appears Adidas is lacing up their running shoes and fleeing the control freak nature of Cupertino.
Apple TV has arrived and is our latest new beloved gadget. New iPad cases are everywhere with either old school pen and paper to accompany it or a new school Bluetooth keyboard. And the iPhone 4 hits China's shores. All this and more inside this week's cavalcade of you-know-what just In Case You Missed It.