If you happen to even casually follow Apple’s various patent filings, you probably already know that the cooks in Cupertino’s labs are already planning to implement near field communication (RFC) technology into a future iPhone, enabling wireless payments and other possibilities yet to come. A new report finds that one of those possibilities may include remote computing.
Amazon.com apparently loves them some iOS, offering up free universal apps for both Amazon Mobile and Kindle. Now the world’s biggest online store has added a new iPad-specific app that brings a whole new shopping experience.
It's been rumbling out there for a while. Redmond was bringing their A-Game, the Heat, the iOS Killah, whatever you want to call it, when they rolled out Windows Phone 7. And they were going to need it. While WinMo apparently resides on a number of phones out there, you rarely hear its name. Apparently, that's about to change.
Even though iPhone maker Apple doesn’t take part, Mobile World Congress is the largest mobile device trade show in the world, held annually in Barcelona, Spain. When the next event launches in February, 2011, iOS will get at least some kind of presence thanks to the first-ever Macworld Mobile.
It looks like devout iPhone users may have some new ammunition to lob at their Android toting counterparts: While the iPhone and other iOS devices might be able to run Flash videos or applications, Flash running on an Android handset--a key differentiator if you were to ask any fandroid--is pretty terrible. If you're interested in some proof, Gigaom has the video to prove it.
Sure, the iPhone 4 may be barely two months old by now, but that isn’t stopping some folks from looking ahead to what the next model may bring. With Apple’s recent hiring of a “near field communications” (NFC) expert, the future may be using your handset to pay for most everything.
It’s not your imagination: More and more, the products released by PC makers are beginning to look more and more like something cooked up at an Apple lab in Cupertino -- and it may be their only hope of playing catch-up with the iPhone maker.