Archive for December, 2011

30
Dec

In the future, there may be a new way of logging into your Apple gear like the iPhone or iPad. Apple has filed a patent app that outlines a way that the gadgets could log different users in using presence detection and face detection reports PatentlyApple. The cool part is that you could have multiple accounts on the devices and would need to do nothing to log into your history.

The patent has some snazzy line art with a stick figure walking up to the gadget. It outlines that the detection would look at skin tone, location of eyes and mouth compared to a reference image, and match the face with one in an image.

The presence detection could turn the device on as soon as you walk up. Together the device would turn itself off and on and log you into your user explanation just by you walking up to it. That sounds really cool.

[via SlashGear]

Orginal post by Shane McGlaun

Category : iPhone News | Blog
29
Dec

We all know that most of the apps that the App Store moves are free downloads. Some developers prepare money off the in-app sales and DLC for these free games. During the month of November, there were a huge number of free apps downloaded.

According to metrics firm Fiksu, there were 5.65 million free apps downloaded during November alone. That is up from 4.91 million free apps in October. I can only imagine how much the bandwidth that all those downloads consumed cost Apple.

Comparing November 2010 to November 2011, the uploads were up 83%. Before October the number of free downloads was declining. That decline is blamed in part on the wait for the iPhone 4S by consumers.

[via SlashGear]

Orginal post by Shane McGlaun

Category : iPhone News | Blog
28
Dec

Apple was been granted another crucial patent on multitouch technology in the iPhone. The patent focuses on oscillator signal and circuits of the touchscreen and is apparently key to touch capability.

A new rumor is floating around that a completely new iPhone will be surfacing in the fall of 2012. The rumors point to a new smartphone with an aluminum back more like the iPad.

The reports from Christmas Day are in and apparently iOS devices had record setting activations. On Christmas Day alone there were 6.8 million activations that day alone.

Orginal post by Shane McGlaun

Category : iPhone News | Blog
27
Dec

Do you know what I am doing that last week of the year? Right, having a week off enjoying Christmas last weekend and New Years Eve to come. Meanwhile I finally find the peace in me to start reading Steve Jobs
authorized bio. After 5 chapters of enjoyable reading, I am really form my way to getting to know the real person behind Steve Jobs.

As you know, I started that blog in 2007 blogging about the 1st gen. iPhone.  When I started that blog back in 2007, the iPhone wasn't released yet but it was announced that year. And truth have to be told: I was writing and posting blogposts about the iPhone, without owning one!  Read more and find the documentary after the fold
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Orginal post by noreply@blogger.com (Waku_Waku)

Category : iPhone Tips | Blog
23
Dec

US Cellular To Release Huawei Ascend II For Free

US Cellular is ready to release the Huawei Ascend II next week. that Android smartphone will be available for free after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year contract. For your info, the Huawei Ascend II comes equipped with a 3.5-inch (320×480) touchscreen display with a 5-megapixel digital camera, a 600MHz processor, a microSD card slot, an included 2GB microSD card, a 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS navigation and a 1,400mAh battery. [Unwiredview]

Orginal post by Johan

Category : Cellphone Reviews | Blog
23
Dec

Motorola-Fire-Dual-SIM-Android-Smartphone

Motorola has recently introduced their first dual SIM Android smartphone in Brazil called the Motorola Fire. The handset packs a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen display, a 600MHz processor, a microSD card slot, dual SIM card slots, a full QWERTY keyboard, a 3MP camera, GPS, HSDPA, WiFi, a 3.5mm headset jack, a 1400mAh battery and runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. Pricing info is still unknown at the moment. [Press Release]

Orginal post by Isaiah

Category : Cellphone Reviews | Blog
22
Dec

We have all seen Apple approve some very strange apps, soon after turn around, and remove them from the app store citing violations of one anatomy or another. Things like that shake the baby app for instance. Apple has a history of not allowing unofficial arcade game emulators on the App Store.

One such unofficial emulator is on the App Store right now. It is called iMAME and it has a virtual arcade cabinet with controls surrounding the game on your screen. We suspect the app might not stay on the App Store very enlarged.

The app has games called Circus, Side Track, and Hard Hat by default. The thing that is likely to get the app pulled is that you can add your own ROMs, thus allowing you to toss other games on and those games could be Atari classics for instance. Grab the app while you can whether you are a fan. The app is compatible with the iCade as well.

[via SlashGear]

Orginal post by Shane McGlaun

Category : iPhone News | Blog