If you have ever listened to our podcasts, or if you follow me on Twitter, you know that I've been a long time Android fangirl. I've always been in favor of the Google ecosystem--the openness, the flexibility, the company's primary-colored logo. Up until recently, I swore by it. At social gatherings with other techies, I'd loudly proclaim how difficult it was to navigate iOS, and how its static 16-icon screens weren't conducive to multitasking. I loved the Android's widgets, the physical back button, and the ability to hold down on an item to bring up more options. I also loved Google Maps and its totally gratis turn-by-turn navigation, as well as the Facebook and Twitter integration. The Android user interface also felt more intuitive--the fluidity between screens as you scrolled back and forth felt natural, as much as a phone could feel in the palm of your hand.
What’s in a name? For someone like the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, quite a lot. The notorious perfectionist didn’t particularly take to the name “Siri” when Apple acquired the company two years ago -- but accordingly to that company’s co-founder, Jobs never came up with a better one.
Siri was A Pretty Big Deal back in October when the iPhone 4S was announced, to a large degree because the update was otherwise cosmetically the same. But nearly six months later, a survey tries to determine if iPhone 4S owners are actually using the virtual assistant -- and the results are “sort of.”
We've got cases and apps and a whole lot more on sale for you this week. If you're looking for some great headphones for just a fraction of the cost, you've come to the right place. Yeah, you're looking at an iPhone case over there...
I know, the iPad is coming out in just a few days. What am I doing reviewing iPhone cases? Well, I'm pretty sure that while you're waiting for your new Apple tablet, you're probably reading this article from your iPhone. And, you need to protect it if it falls. Let's take a look at the BodyGuardz MyKase, the company's new line of protective cases for the iPhone 4 and 4S.
The patent wars between Samsung and Apple are heating up again, this time on Sammy’s home turf of South Korea. Only hours before Apple takes the stage to introduce its latest gizmos, the Korean consumer electronics giant has filed yet another lawsuit against Cupertino, which take aim at the company’s latest generation of iOS devices.
There's nothing I like more than a pretty case...that sounded girly. What I really mean to say is that if the case makes the iPhone look bulky and bland, I'm not going to sport it. UNIEA's unique line of iPhone 4S cases are gorgeous and a work of art themselves--a perfectly pretty companion for your even-prettier phone.
Sony’s PS Vita finally saw it’s official North American release last week, prompting glazed eyes and hungry salivation in gamers across the continent. With it’s speedy four core ARM A9 processor, 512MB of RAM, 128MB of VRAM, multiple input options, as well as built-in GPS, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, the Vita is currently the most powerful handheld gaming platform available to consumers.
That said -- as any kid with a cardboard box and a head full of dreams will tell you -- you don’t need the most powerful gizmo in its class to have a great time. With this in mind, we decided to take a look at how the PS Vita stacks up against our favorite portable gaming platform: iOS on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. After spending a week with the PS Vita, and a number of years with iOS, here’s what we found.
It’s pretty much a foregone conclusion that Apple will be releasing the next version of its iPad tablet on March 7 with a high-resolution, 2048×1536 display. Whether its 264 pixels per inch classifies as a true Retina Display is up to critics and Apple’s marketers, but we’re certain it’ll be the most desirable object to come from Cupertino since, well, the iPad 2.
But just because you want one, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should just rush out to hand over another fistful of your hard-earned dollars to Cook & Co. We already know the pros--it’s a new iPad, after all--so lets take a look at some cons the iPad 3’s presumed Retina Display might have.
Apple takes a break from the voiceovers traditionally used in their television commercials with the new “iCloud Harmony” spot, which offers a quick glimpse into how the free service can enhance the lives of iOS device users. Spending big money to advertise a free product? Priceless.