Tuesday, November 29, 2011

iPhone gives wrong type of warm glow

An Apple iPhone has spontaneously combusted while its owner was on an internal flight to Sydney, the Regional Express airline has confirmed.

The flight from Lismore has already landed when a passenger’s mobile phone started emitting a significant amount of dense smoke, accompanied by a red glow.

In accordance with company standard safety procedures, the flight attendant dealt with the smoking smartphone. The report said that no one was hurt in the incident.

The airline said that the matter hs been reported to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) as well as the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for investigation and directions.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bigger iPhone, thicker iPad for 2012

Apple is tipped to release a new iPhone with a four-inch screen, and a slightly thicker iPad boasting a considerably higher resolution screen.

The iLounge technology blog quotes a source as saying that the hotly-anticipated iPhone 5 will herald a "significant redesign" of Apple's popular smartphone, largely due to the extra battery life required for support of 4G 'long term evolution' (LTE) services.

The iPhone 5 reportedly has a teardrop design, thicker at the top and tapered to the bottom.

But iLounge's "most reliable source" claims that the next-generation iPhone will actually have a metal casing (probably aluminium) around 8mm longer than the current model to accommodate the larger screen.

The source adds that the iPhone 5 will be released next summer.

"[The iPhone 5] is on track to be introduced in summer of 2012, and is still in the engineering phase, not early production," reports iLounge.

"We suspect that poor battery life doomed the prior prototype version, and that this one is being built with LTE-ready battery drain in mind."

The third-generation of the iPad, also hotly-tipped for a 2012 release, will reportedly be 0.7mm thicker than previous iPad models to include a twin light bar system.

This is largely because Apple intends to fit the iPad 3 with a display running a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution, a massive rise on the current 1024 x 768, and so requiring stronger back-lighting.

Source: www.digitalspy.co.uk

Thursday, November 10, 2011

No Siri For Your Older iPhone, Says Apple

Earlier this week, reports emerged that Apple was testing the currently iPhone 4S-exclusive Siri on other devices – mainly the iPhone 4. The report suggested that Apple could be bringing the voice assistant program to older devices – possibly even the 3GS or iPad.

Here’s what that rumor purported:

Currently, it only runs on the iPhone 4S, but Apple has given employees access to a special software version that incorporates Siri’s features on to older devices. Hackers and developers are currently working for a port, but if Apple releases this in a software update any time soon, they may not need to.

According to Apple, however, this simply isn’t happening.

This statement came in the form of a response to “a bug report, suggesting an optional build of iOS with Siri included, available as a paid upgrade.” Developer Michael Steeber provides Apple’s response:

Engineering has provided the following feedback regarding this issue:
Siri only works on iPhone 4S and we currently have no plans to support older devices.

So there you go. Apple says explicitly that they have no plans to give your iPhone 3GS the power of Siri. And although Apple has failed to be entirely truthful in the past on certain issues, this should probably put this one to bed.

As we mentioned while discussing the original rumor, it seems strange that Apple would even be considering this. With no real design changes, Siri is one of the main draws of the new iPhone 4S. Making it available on other iPhone models would devalue their new device.

It looks like you’re going to have to go it alone, without Apple’s help if you want your 3GS to run Siri.

source: http://www.webpronews.com

JBL iPhone and iPad Speaker Dock

JBL releases the OnBeat Air, an iPad speaker dock with support for AirPlay wireless technology. With AirPlay, the speaker is able to wirelessly stream your entire iTunes 10.1 library from any Mac computer or PC, or from any iPad, iPod or iPhone device running iOS 4.2 or later. It also has a dock for iPad, iPhone and iPod.
The OnBeat Air supports WiFi 802.11b/g and WPA protected networks. It sports dual Phoenix full-range transducers with DSP equalization to produce a JBL-signature 360-degree soundstage, and offers 7.5-watt per channel output. The speaker dock also has AUX line-in for connecting other audio sources, USB port for syncing, and video output connector so you can showing content on iOS devices on your TV.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

iOS Siri

Siri is the highly anticipated addition to Apple's new iPhone, allowing you to control practically everything with your voice. It can check the weather, compose a text message, and find practically any information you want. Here's a look at how it works.

You activate Siri by holding down your home button, much like you already do (or don't) to activate Voice Control in iOS 4. From there you can speak to Siri and ask it questions. If it needs more information, it will respond to you with additional questions until it's ready to provide the information or carry out the task you've requested—and it can handle a lot.

-Check the Weather, Movie Showtimes, and More
-Listen to Your Text Messages and Respond with Your Voice
-Manage Your Agenda
-Transcribe Anything You Can Type

Monday, August 1, 2011

iPhone vs Galaxy Samsung


Rumors have been circulating for months about Apple’s next iPhone handset – dubbed the “iPhone 5” – and now Samsung’s plans to compete with their Galaxy S2 line are starting to become more clear.
Apple has reportedly made a number of changes and upgrades to its fifth-generation iPhone, including a processor upgrade to the A5 (currently powering the iPad 2), more RAM memory, a better rear camera and a new display size. Even with the iPhone 4 still selling well, the company is projected to sell an astronomical number of iPhone 5 handsets once the phone launches later this fall.
Samsung, of course, hasn’t been sitting idly by and watching Apple innovate without preparing competition in the form of an upgraded Galaxy S2 handset dubbed the “Galaxy S2 Plus”. It’s speculated that the Plus will have a new Super AMOLED display, a faster 1.4 GHz dual core processor and will launch with the upcoming Android operating system, code named “Ice Cream Sandwich”.
While either company’s exact plans for their next handsets aren’t fully clear, what is clear is that Apple is moving away from having Samsung as one of their primary partners in iPhone and iPad production. Samsung currently manufactures chips for many of Apple’s products, but this partnership looks to be falling apart. China Commercial Times recently reported that Apple has locked in a long-term contract with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) that will see all A5 and A6 chip foundry operations move away from Samsung.
Neither Apple nor Samsung has commented on their upcoming products, leaving users to wait and see how they will duel it out in the marketplace.

source taken from - http://iphone5world.net/iphone-vs-galaxy-s-apple-and-samsung-prepare-for-battle/

Thursday, July 14, 2011

iSniper 3D

You are a global anti-terrorist organization and all you have is your trusted M21 sniper riffle. This game is seriously good. Thank you Mankete for testing out the game.

-intuitive and exhilarating gameplay
-incredibly detailed full 3D battle fields
-super easy tap and tilt control
-classic hold-your-breath mode
-world`s greatest sniper rifles
-upgradeable weapons
-multiple modes: arcade and challenge modes
-multiple difficulties: easy, normal, and hard

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Rate my Ride

So you have a car which you baby la or claiming it to be your 2nd wife la..want to show off your cool and awesome ride/car. Well here's an app just for you. Its very simple all you need to do is upload the picture of your car and other will rate it :)