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iPad : The Wonders of Having One

7/31/2010 11:53:00 AM - 0 comments
The latest innovation brought out by the Apple Company is the iPad. This tablet computer presents itself as a wonderful tool for audio as well as visual media. Books, movies, music as well as periodicals can be viewed through the use of the iPad.The iPad has similar operating system with the iPod Touch and iPhone. However, some features of the iPad are even greater than that of iPod Touch and iPhone. The iPad has the ability to run smoothly its very own applications. This tablet computer uses a multitouch display which is sensitive up to eleven fingers. This makes iPad a true wonder since there are some tablet computers which makes use of the stylus.

Not to mention that this tablet computer is also Wi-Fi ready so you are able to browse the Internet, stream videos and even install software. It also uses 3G mobile data connection which can also allow you to do the things stated earlier.

The iPad is very much helpful in terms of business-oriented situations. It can actually help you jot down things while in a meeting without difficulty. It also allows you to present better presentations through the use of the iPad. One can be as very creative when using the iPad as a tool for the presentation.

Millions of iPads have already been sold and is still out in the market. More and more people are starting to use the iPad and gaining the benefits of it.


Blackberry: The Newest and Smartest Innovation in Town

7/31/2010 11:43:00 AM - 0 comments
Probably the most popular and most used mobile phones and smart phones nowadays is the Blackberry. This brand of mobile phone can be found anywhere in the world. Developed by a Canadian company which is Research in Motion (RIM), Blackberry is known for the capacity for it to receive as well as send e-mail anywhere and has the accessibility of some mobile phone carriers. Blackberry phones include smart phone applications such as to-do lists, calendar, address book, etc.

Blackberry made its way to the market by concentrating primarily on Internet e-mail. Most consumers thought that this is a clever way of placing the features of the computer (as well as the Internet) in the surface of a mobile phone. This is one reason why a lot of people embraced Blackberry and became a sure hit.

Most of the Blackberry devices that are out in the market nowadays are in built-in QWERTY keyboard. Some are also touch-screen and there are also models which include SureType keypad. Latest models already have colour displays compared to the original Blackberry which only offers a monochrome display. A “trackball” is used for system navigation which is located in the middle of the device. For newer models, instead of making use of a “trackball”, “trackpad” is the one being used.

Blackberry also has functions similar to other smart phones such as multimedia player, SMS messaging and the like. so what are you waiting for? Grab a Blackberry now and see for yourself.


iPhone 3G & iPod Jailbreak with iOS 4.1 Beta 2!

7/31/2010 10:16:00 AM - 0 comments
Jail breaking your beloved iPod Touch 2G or iPhone 3G can now be possible with Redsn0w 0.9.5b5-5 4.1 Beta 2. However, it may pose some prospective issues because of a subsequent update that may cause inability to unlock you device. So it would be advisable that you steer clear of this if you have an unlocked iPhone.

But there is good news! An update from one iPhone website revealed that the redsn0w was updated this June, so it now usable and available for download to your mobile phone! Available for installation even though you’re at 4.1 beta 2!

But be very wary. Here are some of the things you should not do if you need the carrier unlock ultrasn0w.

One, it would not hacktivate your iPhone3g. Even if it can, do not do this because piracy is a no no. Secondly, network problems are expected if you are on 4.1beta2. One way to address this issue is to have a afc2 access for filesystem manipulation. Lastly, power users who can address issues that would pop up those JB apps will fall behind those trial firmwares.

Overall, this jail breaking operation is easy. It is synonymous to the iOS 4.1 Beta 1. Restoration of your iPhone or iTouch is just necessary for this. Then after that, just follow the easy step-by step method. As was stated, it will not hactivate your iPhone, so do not expect nor attempt to do so.

Blackberry Storm

7/31/2010 10:09:00 AM - 0 comments
Want a full touch-screen smart phone that would best satisfy you? Introducing, the blackberry storm, a full touch-screen mobile device developed by a Canadian company which is the Research in Motion (RIM).The Blackberry Storm is the first touch screen device of the company. The screen functions like a button in which it reacts physically via SurePress. Blackberry Storm was intended to compete to other leading smart phones such as iPhone 3G, HTC Touch Family and the like. This phone received a lot of praises in the market for its awesome call quality as well as its features that are business-oriented.

In its touch screen, a virtual keyboard is also implemented. The Blackberry Storm also has features wherein the user has the ability to switch from a virtual SureType keyboard to a full QWERTY keyboard. This phone also allows the user to highlight his or her chosen button before pressing it. This mobile device also has built-in spell check correction which is automatic in nature. However, newer versions of the Blackberry Storm uninstalled this function for there were some reports wherein some users experienced a difficulty whenever they’re typing a word. The Blackberry Storm has an LCD with 360x480 pixel which enables you to display 65,536 colours.

This smart phone also has a built-in 3.2 megapixel camera with a flash which is located at the back portion of the phone. It also has an autofocus and has the capability to record videos with a maximum resolution of 480x352 pixels.

With the Blackberry Storm, it ensures the users the quality that they expect and thus their satisfaction is highly guaranteed.


Blackberry Pearl

7/31/2010 05:58:00 AM - 0 comments

Android Wallpaper Suspected of Stealing Personal Info

7/30/2010 08:57:00 PM - 0 comments
Mobile security firm Lookout recently reported a possible security glitch in a Google Android mobile wallpaper app. Lookout indicated that the suspicious app, estimated to have been downloaded one to four million times, collects and ships personal information to a "mysterious site in China."

Lookout’s Disclosure

In a statement sent to VentureBeat, Lookout notes that the app “does not capture browsing history and text messages. It collects your phone number, subscriber identification, and even your voicemail password, as long as it is programmed automatically into your phone. It sends the data to a web site, www.imnet.us. That site is evidently owned by someone in Shenzhen, China. The app has been downloaded anywhere from 1.1 million to 4.6 million times.” ”

Lookout disclosed said information during the Blackhat 2010 hackers conference in Las Vegas last Wednesday.

Lookout Chie
f Executive Officer John Hering and Chief Technology Officer Kevin MaHaffey said: “No smartphone, mobile platform or operating system is immune to the growing security threats in the world of smartphones. That means that apps that seem good but are really stealing your personal information are a big risk at a time when mobile apps are exploding on smartphones."

MaHaffey added that “Even good apps can be modified to turn bad after a lot of people download it. Users absolutely have to pay attention to what they download. And developers have to be responsible about the data that they collect and how they use it.”

Lookout, h
owever clarified that “While the data this app is accessing is certainly suspicious coming from a wallpaper app, we want to be clear that there is no evidence of malicious behavior. There have been cases in the past where applications are simply a little overzealous in their data gathering practices, but not because of any ill intent.”

Hering, in a press conference, added that he believes “both Google and Apple are on top of policing their app stores, particularly when there are known malware problems with apps.”

The “Jackeey Wallpaper”

The suspicious app originated from "Jackeey Wallpaper," which was uploaded to the Android market for the purpose of enabling users to improve and customize their phones running the Google Android operating system.

Jackeey Wallp
aper developer Jackeey Wu said in an interview that “If a developer wants to collect text message, he must declare some android permissions first. These permissions will be shown on the Android market security page and Application settings.” He added that he does collect data but only device data, not user data.

Google immediately pulled all the wallpaper apps from both accounts when the negative publicity began pending further investigation.

iPhone 4 Coming Soon in China?

7/30/2010 07:14:00 PM - 0 comments
A top executive of Apple’s partner carrier in mainland China flew to the United States to finalize negotiations for the iPhone 4. SinoCast Daily Business Beat reported that Li Gang, the deputy general manager of China Unicom Ltd., flew to the US on July 27 to seal the terms for the phone's launch in China.

SinoCast Daily Business Beat also mentioned that, “The terms of the agreement will be announced on August 1.” The negotiation is “said to include discussions on the selling prices of the iPhone 4 and iPad in China and whether to extend a 2009 contract between the two parties.”

China Unicom signed a contract with Apple in October 2009 to sell two million iPhones within a year. It currently has 7.56 million 3G subscriber base as of June’s end. Reports indicate that it has sold about 700,000 iPhones by the end of June.

In preparation for the expected positive outcome of the negotiations, China Unicom “pushed all its branches to sell out all WiFi chipset-unequipped iPhones by the end of July, so that it can innovate with the new iPhone 4.”

It aims to meet its sales quota with a price-reduction on the 32G iPhone by CNY 1,000, and targets a zero-inventory goal by reducing the price of the iPhone from CNY 6,999 to CNY 5,999. SinoCast Daily Business Beat reported that “China Unicom currently has inventory of 150,000 iPhones.”

China Unicom is the only Chinese carrier offering the iPhone despite pronouncements from one of its biggest competitors, China Mobile Ltd., that they have been talking to Apple to distribute the iPhone.

China Unicom is also relying on the increasing popularity of the latest Apple iOS devices -- iPhone 4 and iPad -- in Hong Kong to provide its entry into mainland China. It hopes to launch the iPhone 4 between mid August and the beginning of September.


iPhone 4 Gives the Ultimate Apps Experience

7/30/2010 06:11:00 PM - 0 comments
Would you like to experience your iPhone 4s to the max? This is possible with cool Apps that were created exclusively for the iPhone 4 by utilizing its newest technologies.

iPhone 4’s most advanced technology and hardware provide users with flexibility when using the apps. Its built-in three-axis gyroscope, an accelerometer and the retina display allow users to experience apps like never before!

To get a better idea of what these apps are and eventually help you decide what to pick, here’s a sneak peek on a few of them.

Price: FREE
Would you want to play God? Just “flex your finger” and wreak havoc on the world that you’ve built. Torture your followers with floods, firestorms, or other disasters.

Sirius XM
Price: FREE
Listen to music while multitasking on your iPhone 4. Apple’s iOS 4 and its multitasking features, coupled with Sirius’ updated version of its app, makes this a reality.

MapQuest 4 Mobile
MapQuest 4 by AOL also allows users to multitask. They can use the app’s guidance system while the app is in the background. You may use another app while on a voice call while getting the information you need.

Flip It! (Gyro Game)
Price: $0.99
Liven up your get-togethers or family time! In this game, players “shake, twist, flip and jab to beat the challenges.” It has “ eight moves, four survival modes, five challenge packs and 30 time trial levels.”

Price: $0.99
The photo booth has returned in a high technology version, and it doesn’t need a coin. Bring it anywhere with you and bring life to every party as you cram as many friends together as possible.

Price: $1.99
Cameras used to be plastics! Hipstamatic will definitely bring you to that era, but of course, it’s digital photography with an analog look.

NCAA Football
Price: $6.99
Beat your friend in head-to-head play! The iPhone 4’s Retina Display would definitely power up your adrenalins with its significantly improved graphics along with its live Bluetooth multiplayer.

Apple’s iOS 4.1 Beta 2 Released

7/30/2010 04:33:00 PM - 0 comments
Apple has released iOS 4.1 Beta 2 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G and 3G for developers only. Developers can download the update by signing into iPhone Dev Center through their registered Apple Developer account.

Apple said this update counters issues like iOS 4 slow speed on iPhone 3G and iPhone 4's repositioned proximity sensor. However, Apple didn’t provide details on the fixes and features for the upcoming release.

Speculative reports indicate that updates may include fixed and taller signal bars, Game Center Support, Face Time and Game Center Parental Controls, a new Baseband, an Option to turn off spell check, full Bluetooth Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) support, among others.

With the recent legalization of jailbreaking, iPhone’s Development team confirmed that the beta 2 release of iOS 4.1 can be jailbroken using redsnow. However, network problems maybe experienced after jailbreaking. Users may need to rely on afc2 access (such as FunBox-like file browser programs) to manipulate filesystems until redsnow is updated. It was also noted that iOS 4.1 beta 2 locks phones so users with unlocked iPhones are warned against updating to this version.

Beta Update for iPhone 3.1 OS

Apple also released another beta update for iPhone 3.1 OS for developers. Developers said this update now has Copy & Paste support for video, and Tether Data Usage.

Copy & Paste only used to apply for portions of text or text with images between applications. Now, users can Copy & Paste full resolution video to emails by simply tapping and holding any video and selecting the copy function. File size, however, may be limited to 15MB.

iPhone 3 users can see and track their current tethering data usage by going to Settings > General > Usage.

New WordPress Plugin Makes Blogs iPad-Friendly

7/30/2010 03:00:00 PM - 0 comments
A WordPress plugin that makes any WordPress blog look like a native iPad app is here! PadPressed, created by Jason Baptiste, makes WordPress blogs accessible with the much loved iPad features such as “swipe to advance” articles, touch navigation, accelerometer positioning and home screen icon support.

Baptiste decided to start with WordPress because it powers many of today’s popular websites. It is the most-used blog software to ever hit web publication. He said: “We did WordPress first because it’s the largest thing there is. Next, we’re doing Tumblr, Posterous, Moveable Type, and then custom CMSs.”

As with any new application, PadPressed still needs fine tuning. During a demo, people who tried the application noticed a difficulty in swiping article pages and accessing articles from images. There was a need to press down really hard to be able to view articles.

Baptiste said he will make the necessary adjustments to this issue, including that of touch sensitivity, in a minor update. He added, “We don’t want it to be too easy to change, but we will do controls in the future to show how sensitive the touch will be. Right now you have to click on the title in order to access, but these simple things we can change.”

PadPressed Features

Despite this fluidity and touch functionality issues (as compared to native apps Flipboard and Pulse), PadPressed is still at an advantage because it doesn’t require readers to download anything. It also works with a user’s existing theme and only gets activated when a reader navigates to a blog from their iPad. It comes with a theme options panel that allows logo setting for a user’s homescreen icon, touch navigation icons, featured slider settings, and unique skin.

PadPressed is also able to detect the orientation of a reader’s iPad. If the iPad is held in Portrait mode, it displays an article as a single column. If it is rotated to Landscape mode, the article automatically turns into three separate columns.

PadPressed also supports touch-based navigation by allowing readers to switch categories by simply touching the large icon for a certain category. PadPressed uses large touch-based overlays to switch between categories instead of a dropdown menu or a small text link. Facebook and Twitter fans will also be able to share articles because PadPressed comes with a built-in social sharing feature.

Web publishers and bloggers can optimize their content specifically for the iPad inexpensively and quickly for a one-time payment fee of $49.99 which includes free updates in the future.

New Apple Charger Performs Ten Times Better Than Others

7/29/2010 08:32:00 PM - 0 comments
Apple has been launching new products left and right – from new Mac Pros to new iMacs, iPhone 4s, Magic Trackpads, etcetera, etcetera. In all of this frenzy, customers failed to notice the most important item that would help power their devices.

Apple has recently introduced its Apple Battery Charger. Tiny as it may seem, Apple is proud of its new “sleek and very compact” battery charger. In fact, they made sure that ample talk time was devoted to this new item.

Apple said it was able to perfect the product that other companies may have taken for granted adding that, “The honest truth is that most [manufacturers] don’t care about these.”

Apple claimed they were able to produce a product that performs ten times better than the average battery chargers sold in stores. An Apple representative disclosed that their charger only uses 30 milliwatts when it completes a charge cycle as compared to other chargers with 300 or more milliwatts charge cycle.

Apple’s website has this to say for its battery charger:

“The Apple Battery Charger has one of the lowest standby power usage values — or "vampire draw" — of similar chargers on the market. That’s the energy that most chargers continue to draw even after their batteries are done charging. Unlike other chargers, the Apple Battery Charger senses when a battery charge cycle is complete and automatically reduces the amount of power it uses to 30 milliwatts.”

The item sells for $29. What’s more, it comes with six rechargeable AA NiMH batteries with very long shelf lives. Apple’s website claims that “Not only do these high-performance batteries have up to a 10-year lifespan, they also hold a charge for an incredibly long time.”

Trackpads May Replace the Mouse Soon

7/29/2010 07:40:00 PM - 0 comments
People have become accustomed with the use of laptops and are now also used to trackpads. Apple banked on this and came up with the new Magic Trackpad which is a larger version of the trackpads that accompany each MacBook and MacBook Pro. However, this is an individual item designed to be used with desktop computers.

Laptops and notebooks have become a necessity for most people these days. Soon, a considerable gap between the number of desktop and laptop users is highly expected.

Apple feels that they need to keep up with future trends. An Apple representative said, “Looking at the big picture, more users are using our trackpad because there are more notebook users than desktop users. People love the trackpad. People love those characteristics. So we wanted to bring that kind of design to our desktop users.” This would also be a welcome addition for users who would want to buy Apple desktops.

He added that Apple designed the Magic Trackpad to bring everything people like about the trackpads over to the desktop experience. This would be a welcome addition for users who would want to buy Apple desktops.

The Magic Trackpad has 80 percent more surface area and is much larger than the trackpad for MacBooks. Still, it has pinch-to-zoom, inertial scrolling, and tap-to-click like the MacBook trackpads.

Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad?

Apple is surely gearing its technologies towards touch gestures for computer operation. It started with the multi-touch Magic Mouse. Now, it launched the Magic Trackpad.

Apple said “(they) want to offer users the choice,” and that plenty of people at Apple have been using the Magic Trackpad alongside the Magic Mouse. They added that, “Some operations are better for a mouse, some for a trackpad.”

Apple now provides an option to get the Magic Trackpad in bundle with each purchase of desktop computers, but is keeping the Magic Mouse as the standard item bundled with the desktop computers.

Class Suit Filed against iPad Manufacturers

7/29/2010 06:55:00 PM - 0 comments
A class suit has been filed against Apple and its highly popular iPad tablet. The plaintiffs primarily alleged that iPad cannot perform as needed when exposed to direct sunlight or warm conditions.

The plaintiffs, Jacob Baltazar, John R. Browning, and Claudia Keller, filed the case last July 23 at a United States District Court in California’s North District. They are represented by Scott Edward Cole of the Scott Cole & Associates law firm. The suit also claims that everyone who bought an iPad are involved in the class-action case.

The suit further alleged that when the iPad is exposed to warm environments, it overheats and becomes unusable. They said it shuts down under conditions that are not considered extreme making it impossible for use as a reading device. They added that similar reading devices like books do not shut down when exposed to the elements.

The plaintiffs are praying for damages, including punitive damages, in order to to give warnings to other companies who may use false advertising in order to gain high sales. Aside from this, the suit also claimed a breach of warranty, intentional misrepresentation, deceptive advertising practices, fraud, and unfair business practices.

Will the suit prosper? Will the plaintiffs be able to prove that the iPad failed to perform its function?

Several people following the case believes that the lawsuit doesn’t have any merit. One even cited that manufacturers of the iPad explicitly instructed customers in the User Manual to keep the iPad from extreme conditions, whether hot or cold. He said every customer should read the manual on the very first day, before they actually use the iPad, because it contains helpful information on the care of the device.

For now, it is up to the court to decide whether Apple is indeed liable for this seeming problem with the iPad.

iPhone 4 is the Best in Its Class Despite Antenna Issue

7/29/2010 06:01:00 PM - 0 comments
Apple iPhone 4’s dreaded “hotspot”, a visible seam in the phones external antenna, is no longer an issue for voice calls. A recent test conducted by Walt Mosberg, personal technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal, indicated that “touching the hot spot doesn’t always ruin the call, even if it lowers the number of bars.”

Mosberg added that deliberately touching the hotspot actually makes the signal-strength bars to rise. It still falls from three to one, but it doesn’t always stay that way. He said the bars now fluctuate.

In several instances during Mosberg’s six weeks of testing and continued use of the iPhone 4, he said he tried to cover the hotspot while he was on a call “and the call continued normally, strong and clear, even though the bars dropped to one or two.”

AT&T Coverage Causing Reception Problem?

Mosberg observed that he experienced too many dropped calls during his test. He attributed the problem to AT&T’s “heavily stressed network”. He added that the stunning rise in AT&T’s subscribers since the iPhone’s introduction in 2007 caused the network’s inability to efficiently handle voice calls. However, “in areas with average or strong AT&T coverage and capacity, the iPhone performs better than its predecessor and about as well as other AT&T smartphones.”

AT&T experienced a gigantic 5,000% rise in data traffic when it obtained sole carrier rights to the iPhones. It is for this issue that Mosberg “wouldn’t advise adopting (the iPhone 4) as your primary phone if you live, work or travel in areas with poor AT&T reception, or if you prefer a network under less stress.”

The Bumper and the invisibleSHIELD

Apple’s immediate action to fix the hotspot controversy, including the defect in its signal-strength bars, regained the people’s confidence in the iPhone 4. Mosberg believes that, “It is, overall, the best device in its class, for reasons including its ultra high-resolution screen, easy integrated video calling, slick software, strong battery life, a remarkably thin body, and a world-beating selection of 225,000 third-party apps.”

He added that the “bumpers” given away to every iPhone 4 users greatly reduced voice call problems even in areas with weak reception.

To further provide better experience to iPhone 4 users, Best Buy recently offered free invisibleSHIELD plus installation to every customer who bought their units from the store. For those who are not able to get the item for free, they can buy it for $9.99.

iPhone 4 For Canada on 30th July 2010

7/29/2010 09:40:00 AM - 1 comments
Apple has announced that the unlocked iPhone 4 will be available to people in Canada and 16 other countries from Friday the 30th of July 2010. This is great news for Canadian customers who will be able to get an unlocked iPhone 4 at their Apple retail stores. This will mean that they will be able to by an unlocked iPhone 4 without a SIM card and they will then be able to choose their choice of carrier.

Customers in Canada will have a choice of three carriers which are Bell, Rogers or Telus. According to the CBC the iPhone 4 is compatible with all three companies so customers can choose which carrier provides the best service for them.

With the SIM free iPhone 4 customers will be able to switch providers whenever they choose and they will also be able to use their iPhone in other countries using SIM cards from local carriers which will mean that they won’t have to put up with high roaming charges. This is great news and a SIM card will cost between $5 and $10. The iPhone 4 16GB model will cost $659 and the 32GB model will cost $779 for people in Canada.

iPhone’s Citi Mobile App Not Secure, Users Urged to Upgrade

7/28/2010 09:13:00 PM - 0 comments

Citi Mobile App users be warned! Citigroup recently admitted that its free iPhone app Citi Mobile is not secure due to a major flaw. The application “accidentally” saves the personal account information of its users in a hidden file on the phone. Information stored in the file could include users’ account numbers, bill payments and security access codes.

It is also feared that these information may have been stored in a user’s personal computer if it is synched with an iPhone. With this in mind, hackers could likely get their hands into these details thus compromising customers’ accounts.

The Wall Street Journal reported that this free app, ranked as the 11th most popular app in the finance category, has likely affected around 117,600 members out of an estimated 800,000 Citibank mobile customers.

Citi, however, assures its customers that no evidence shows that account information has been accessed by hackers. Natalie Riper, a Citibank spokesperson, said: “We have no reason to believe that our customers’ personal information has been accessed or used inappropriately by anyone, i.e., there has been no data breach.”

Citi claims that they have already fixed the security flaw and has immediately informed its customers within 24 hours after the problem was discovered. The company also sent out letters to its customers on July 20th. They have also already rolled out an updated version of the app and are now calling on its customers to immediately upgrade.

Citi assured customers that the updated version of the app erases previously stored information. It has been listed as a ‘mandatory’ update on the app store. The upgrade also aims to eliminate the possibility of the problem resurfacing in the future.

The application was initially introduced in March 2009. Since then, it has undergone three other revisions. It is not clear though whether the security breach was present in all versions.

iPhone 4 Conquers 17 More Countries

7/28/2010 08:19:00 PM - 0 comments
Good news for Apple iPhone 4 fans who are now counting the days until July 30th. Apple announced that it will be distributing the phone to 17 more countries on Friday. The phones will be available through Apple's retail and online stores, and its authorized resellers.

Apple said the phones will also be sold in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland simultaneously.

Observers, however, noticed that during the iPhone 4’s launching last June, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that it will also be distributing the phone in South Korea. Earlier this month, Jobs was quoted as saying, “The South Korean launch has been delayed due to things taking just a little bit longer to get government approval there."

A representative from its partner carrier KT and a government official were surprised by this statement. They disclosed that Apple has yet to submit the device for approval.

Now Shipping!

On the other hand, Apple has already begun shipping free bumpers to a number of iPhone 4 customers in the United Kingdom. This came as a welcome surprise considering that Apple initially quoted three to five weeks delivery of the ordered Apple bumpers.

It has also started notifying customers who paid for the bumpers via credit cards that their accounts have already been credited. For customers who paid through cash, checks, or gift cards from Apple retail stores, they can avail of their refunds as soon as they visit the store where they made the purchase.

What about customers who ordered online using Apple gift cards? These customers are assured that they will automatically receive new gift cards for the purchase amount. Lastly, for customers who bought bumpers through AT&T retail stores, Apple requires them to mail a filled out rebate coupon, including the sales receipt, by September 30th in order to process their refund.

Legalized Jailbreaking Still Has Consequences

7/28/2010 07:27:00 PM - 0 comments
Millions of iPhone users won the right to legally gain full and better control of their phones with the recent ruling of the Copyright Office favoring jailbreaking or phone unlocking. The Copyright Office debunked Apple’s claim that the copyright law warrants against unapproved installation of programs on iPhones.

In its reasoning in favor of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) motion for jailbreaking exemption, the Copyright Office said: “When one jailbreaks a smartphone in order to make the operating system on that phone interoperable with an independently created application that has not been approved by the maker of the smartphone or the maker of its operating system, the modifications that are made purely for the purpose of such interoperability are fair uses.”

What is Jailbreaking?

Just a note for those unfamiliar with jailbreaking -- it is a software modification or process that allows iPhones and other handsets to use applications other than those approved by the phone maker. A jailbroken iPhone can also install iPhone apps outside of Apple’s App Store. It also unlocks the iPhone making it work with any mobile phone provider or company.

The Consequences

Victorious as iPhone users might be, this privilege has its limits. The legalization of jailbreaking doesn’t mean that Apple has to open its OS or support jailbreaking. It doesn’t also authorize iPhone users to download pirated apps. This means that all applications should be obtained from legal sources. Use of pirated applications will surely have its corresponding sanctions.

In its official response to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) exception, Apple’s PR department said:

“Apple’s goal has always been to insure that our customers have a great experience with their iPhone and we know that jailbreaking can severely degrade the experience. As we’ve said before, the vast majority of customers do not jailbreak their iPhones as this can violate the warranty and can cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably.”

Aside from a void warranty from Apple, there have also been reports that jailbroken iPhones often do not get honored by distributors despite obvious physical defects on the phone. iPhone users will also have to suffer the consequences of any malfunctions or low performances in their phones due to jailbreaks.

For iPhone users who would like to keep their phones intact, they could opt to have their phones unlocked later on. AT&T offers unlocking codes to its long time users for almost every device in their lineup, except the most popular ones. With the legalization of jailbreaking, it is hoped that it’ll also offer unlocking codes to iPhones soon.

Canada Will Get Unlocked iPhone 4s

7/28/2010 07:09:00 PM - 1 comments

Canadian customers of the iPhone 4 are privileged to get the phone unlocked and contract-free beginning Friday. CBC News reported that Canadians also have the option to choose a service plan with the top three carriers Bell, Rogers and Telus. The iPhone 4 will work with any of these top three carriers so customers also get the opportunity to switch providers.

Not only this, they can also use the phone in other countries just by buying a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card from local carriers. This saves them from roaming charges from Canadian providers.

Apple also offers these unlocked phones through its Apple Online Store, giving customers the freedom to choose their GSM carrier. This would also allow iPhone 4 users to use the phone without a contract and use any SIM or micro-SIM card from a compatible carrier.

The Catch

The freedom of choice for iPhone 4 users may not sell like hotcakes because of the phone’s price. Apple will be putting a higher value on the iPhone 4 in Canada as compared to its prices in the U.S. The 16-gigabyte unit will sell for $659 while the 32-GB version will cost $779.

Industry analyst Amit Kaminer said, “The iPhone's price tag is too high to change the wireless game in Canada. Most consumers prefer the $199 price point that generally comes with a multi-year contract, and $500 to $600 is an uncomfortable price point for a phone for many.” Canadian providers normally sold phones at reduced cost in exchange for a long-term service contract.

Still, another analyst said prices could go down that may lead to a “fairly large proportion of the market that (would) buy phones up front."

People are also hopeful that a recently introduced private member's bill in the House of Commons would result in lower prices. The bill seeks to create a law that would force cellphone carriers to unlock phones. Currently, it is legal to unlock a phone in Canada but carriers are not obliged to do so.

Apple International iPhone 4 Launch Slated July 30

7/28/2010 05:08:00 PM - 0 comments
Apple stated in a press release that the iPhone 4 is set to launch in 17 other countries come July 30. The news comes as no surprise as the launch was announced by Apple CEO Steve Jobs earlier this month at the iPhone 4 press conference. It states:

"Apple's iPhone 4 will be available in 17 more countries this Friday, July 30. iPhone 4 features FaceTime, which makes video calling as easy as one tap, Apple's new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in stunning text, images and video, and a beautiful all-new design of glass and stainless steel that is the thinnest smartphone in the world.

Beginning this Friday, customers can purchase iPhone 4 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. iPhone 4 will be available for purchase through Apple's retail and online stores and Apple Authorized Resellers."

The original announcement by Apple stated that 18 countries are slated in the round the world launches, but Jobs revealed that the launch in South Korea has been postponed because government approval was taking a little bit longer there.

This came as somewhat of a surprise to Korean government official as well as carrier partner KT, with a South Korean communications regulatory agency stating that Apple hasn’t even come forward to get approval for the device just yet.

Is Jailbreaking my iPhone Legal?

7/28/2010 04:40:00 PM - 1 comments
One FAQ about the iPhone is: “Is it legal to jail break it?” A nonprofit digital rights group by the name of Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) provides a clear answer. Jailbreak as well as unlocking iPhone is perfectly legal and does not infringe on copyright law pertinent to new rules set by the Copyright Office.Users have the right to free their iPhone in order to go through with other carriers and install unauthorized applications outside Apple’s App Store.Here is an excerpt from EFF’s announcement:

The first of EFF’s three successful requests clarifies the legality of cell phone “jailbreaking” — software modifications that liberate iPhones and other handsets to run applications from sources other than those approved by the phone maker. More than a million iPhone owners are said to have “jailbroken” their handsets in order to change wireless providers or use applications obtained from sources other than Apple’s own iTunes “App Store,” and many more have expressed a desire to do so. But the threat of DMCA liability had previously endangered these customers and alternate applications stores.

In its reasoning in favor of EFF’s jailbreaking exemption, the Copyright Office rejected Apple’s claim that copyright law prevents people from installing unapproved programs on iPhones: “When one jailbreaks a smartphone in order to make the operating system on that phone interoperable with an independently created application that has not been approved by the maker of the smartphone or the maker of its operating system, the modifications that are made purely for the purpose of such interoperability are fair uses.”

Jailbreaking is the process of freeing iPhone from Apple’s closed environs. Free tools have been developed by hackers to jailbreak iPhones. These include Redsnow, Spirit and Pwnage. iPhone apps outside Apple’s App Store can now be installed to jailbroken iPhones. Jailbreaking likewise enables an iPhone to work with other mobile carriers.

But does Apple allow or approve of such?

Don’t be mistaken. The announcement only clarifies iPhone jailbreak legality. It doesn’t mean that Apple supports or opens up its OS to jailbreaking. Apple came up with a press release declaring that jailbreak voids warranty although it is perfectly legal. This came following EFF’s announce.

Apple states that:

Apple’s goal has always been to insure that our customers have a great experience with their iPhone and we know that jailbreaking can severely degrade the experience. As we’ve said before, the vast majority of customers do not jailbreak their iPhones as this can violate the warranty and can cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably.

Jailbreakers nonetheless came out big winners. However, jailbreaking doesn’t mean allowance to download pirated apps onto iPhones. EFF’s announcement maintains that all apps must be legally gotten. You still need to pay for apps no matter what store they come from.


White iPhone 4 Still Delayed

7/28/2010 09:36:00 AM - 0 comments
The White iPhone 4 still hasn’t been released and many people are beginning to wonder what the problem is. I have just been made aware of some information that I would like to share with you today. It seems that the people over at BGR recently managed to get their hands on the body of a white iPhone 4. According to them, they took it apart and put the new body on. They then realized why Apple hasn’t released the white version of their iPhone 4. According to them, the new case makes the screen look semi-transparent which really won’t do.

According to their findings, there are also some major issues with the quality and color of the body too. The tint actually changes between the white front and the home button. The proximity sensor also didn’t work in the new case. Now these imperfections and flaws may not be the reason why Apple have delayed the release of the white iPhone 4 but it does provide a lot of intrigue and wonder wouldn’t you say.

These imperfections and flaws may only be minor in the eyes of the public but these types of cosmetic imperfections are now something that Steve Jobs will abide by. Apple had originally promised to have the white iPhone 4 available by the end of July but they have changed this again. According to them, “White models of Apple’s new iPhone 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.” Most people in the know believe that the problem is due to the manufacture of the glass for the white iPhone 4. We will just have to wait and see what further information comes. If you were hoping to have a white iPhone 4 then I’m afraid you will have to wait a little longer.

Launch of White iPhone 4 Delayed Until Later This Year Due to Screen Issues?

7/27/2010 04:32:00 PM - 1 comments
Apple Corporation has postponed the launch of the White iPhone 4 yet again! Following June’s launch of the iPhone 4, Apple declared that the white iPhone 4 will be out in the market in the second half of July because of some issues in manufacturing. A recent press release likewise states that the launch of the iPhone 4 will be further delayed. Phone shipping is postponed until later this year.Apple cited other reasons for another postponement still due to manufacturing challenges. Critics however claim the contrary that some there are still a few issues with the screen/ glass of the white iPhone which led to another delay in launching.

In its official statement Apple declared that:
White models of Apple’s new iPhone® 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.

All such speculations with regard to the screen defects of iPhone 4 could be mistaken, but if there is a glimpse of truth in such statements then Apple would want to make sure not make another costly mistake by prematurely launching white iPhone 4 with defect/s. Issues on iPhone 4 antenna reception have already been fought by Apple. The company is out on a quality control slate with regard to its latest iPhone.


Jailbreaking and Unlocking Now Legal in the US

7/27/2010 10:32:00 AM - 0 comments
I have great news for you today. It has been announced by the United States Government that jailbreaking and unlocking iPhones, rooting of Android phones and the ripping of DVDs for educational purposes is now completely legal once copyright laws are adhered to. I should mention here that jailbreaking and the unlocking of iPhones has never actually been illegal it has just been Apple’s strict policies that have been in place.IMAGE HERESummary

With Apple you are prohibited from installing apps that have not been officially approved by them. They also lock iPhones so that they can only be used by one carrier. When you jailbreak and unlock your iPhone you can then use it on any carrier and install unauthorized apps. This is why jailbreaking and unlocking is so popular. Most people want the ability to have control over their device.

If you were ever worried about getting into legal trouble for jailbreaking or unlocking your iPhone you can now rest easy because it is now officially legal in the United States. You can run unauthorized apps and unlock your phone so that you can use it on any carrier you like. This is officially legal as and from the 27th of July 2010. Below you will find the full details of this new DMCA Legislation.

Section 1201(a)(1) of the copyright law requires that every three years I am to determine whether there are any classes of works that will be subject to exemptions from the statute’s prohibition against circumvention of technology that effectively controls access to a copyrighted work. I make that determination at the conclusion of a rulemaking proceeding conducted by the Register of Copyrights, who makes a recommendation to me. Based on that proceeding and the Register’s recommendation, I am to determine whether the prohibition on circumvention of technological measures that control access to copyrighted works is causing or is likely to cause adverse effects on the ability of users of any particular classes of copyrighted works to make noninfringing uses of those works. The classes of works that I designated in the previous proceeding expire at the end of the current proceeding unless proponents of a class prove their case once again.

This is the fourth time that I have made such a determination. Today I have designated six classes of works. Persons who circumvent access controls in order to engage in noninfringing uses of works in these six classes will not be subject to the statutory prohibition against circumvention.

As I have noted at the conclusion of past proceedings, it is important to understand the purposes of this rulemaking, as stated in the law, and the role I have in it. This is not a broad evaluation of the successes or failures of the DMCA. The purpose of the proceeding is to determine whether current technologies that control access to copyrighted works are diminishing the ability of individuals to use works in lawful, noninfringing ways. The DMCA does not forbid the act of circumventing copy controls, and therefore this rulemaking proceeding is not about technologies that control copying. Nor is this rulemaking about the ability to make or distribute products or services used for purposes of circumventing access controls, which are governed by a different part of section 1201.

In this rulemaking, the Register of Copyrights received 19 initial submissions proposing 25 classes of works, many of them duplicative in subject matter, which the Register organized into 11 groups and published in a notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comments on the proposed classes. Fifty-six comments were submitted. Thirty-seven witnesses appeared during the four days of public hearings in Washington and in Palo Alto, California. Transcripts of the hearings, copies of all of the comments, and copies of other information received by the Register have been posted on the Copyright Office’s website.

The six classes of works are:

(1) Motion pictures on DVDs that are lawfully made and acquired and that are protected by the Content Scrambling System when circumvention is accomplished solely in order to accomplish the incorporation of short portions of motion pictures into new works for the purpose of criticism or comment, and where the person engaging in circumvention believes and has reasonable grounds for believing that circumvention is necessary to fulfill the purpose of the use in the following instances:

(i) Educational uses by college and university professors and by college and university film and media studies students;
(ii) Documentary filmmaking;
(iii) Noncommercial videos

(2) Computer programs that enable wireless telephone handsets to execute software applications, where circumvention is accomplished for the sole purpose of enabling interoperability of such applications, when they have been lawfully obtained, with computer programs on the telephone handset.

(3) Computer programs, in the form of firmware or software, that enable used wireless telephone handsets to connect to a wireless telecommunications network, when circumvention is initiated by the owner of the copy of the computer program solely in order to connect to a wireless telecommunications network and access to the network is authorized by the operator of the network.

(4) Video games accessible on personal computers and protected by technological protection measures that control access to lawfully obtained works, when circumvention is accomplished solely for the purpose of good faith testing for, investigating, or correcting security flaws or vulnerabilities, if:

(i) The information derived from the security testing is used primarily to promote the security of the owner or operator of a computer, computer system, or computer network; and
(ii) The information derived from the security testing is used or maintained in a manner that does not facilitate copyright infringement or a violation of applicable law.

(5) Computer programs protected by dongles that prevent access due to malfunction or damage and which are obsolete. A dongle shall be considered obsolete if it is no longer manufactured or if a replacement or repair is no longer reasonably available in the commercial marketplace; and

(6) Literary works distributed in ebook format when all existing ebook editions of the work (including digital text editions made available by authorized entities) contain access controls that prevent the enabling either of the book’s read-aloud function or of screen readers that render the text into a specialized format.

All of these classes of works find their origins in classes that I designated at the conclusion of the previous rulemaking proceeding, but some of the classes have changed due to differences in the facts and arguments presented in the current proceeding. For example, in the previous proceeding I designated a class that enable film and media studies professors to engage in the noninfringing activity of making compilations of film clips for classroom instruction. In the current proceeding, the record supported an expansion of that class to enable the incorporation of short portions of motion pictures into documentary films and noncommercial videos for the purpose of criticism or comment, when the person engaging in circumvention reasonably believes that it is necessary to fulfil that purpose. I agree with the Register that the record demonstrates that it is sometimes necessary to circumvent access controls on DVDs in order to make these kinds of fair uses of short portions of motion pictures.

iPhone 4 The Most Successful Apple Product

7/24/2010 09:43:00 AM - 0 comments
In the third quarter of 2010 which ended on the 26th of June, Apple reported a record increase of 78% in its earnings. Apple has once again broken their own record and they are reporting having made $15.7 billion in revenue so far this year. This is an estimated net quarterly profit of $3.35 billion. The breakdown of their sales is as follows.

Total sales: $15.7 billion, up 61.3% year over year
Profit: $3.25 billion, up 77.6%
Mac sales: 3.47 million units, up 33%
iPhone sales: 8.398 million units, up 61.25%
iPod sales: 9.4 million units, down 7.9%
iPod touch sales: up 48%
iPad sales: 3.27 million, slightly below the Street’s consensus

The profit from the third quarter is up $4.1 billion from the second quarter and it will probably rise even further in the final quarter of 2010.

In a company statement this is what CEO, Steve Jobs had to say:

It was a phenomenal quarter that exceeded our expectations all around, including the most successful product launch in Apple’s history with iPhone 4,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “iPad is off to a terrific start, more people are buying Macs than ever before, and we have amazing new products still to come this year.

This end of the third quarter came just two days after the launch of the brand new iPhone 4 so it is easy to say that the last couple of days of this quarter contributed significantly to the revenue increase. The official press release is below.

Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

All-Time Record Revenue
Earnings Increase 78 Percent

CUPERTINO, California—July 20, 2010—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2010 third quarter ended June 26, 2010. The Company posted record revenue of $15.7 billion and net quarterly profit of $3.25 billion, or $3.51 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $9.73 billion and net quarterly profit of $1.83 billion, or $2.01 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 39.1 percent compared to 40.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 52 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

Apple sold 3.47 million Macs during the quarter, representing a new quarterly record and a 33 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 8.4 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 61 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 9.41 million iPods during the quarter, representing an eight percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter. The Company began selling iPads during the quarter, with total sales of 3.27 million.

Skype for iOS 4 Now Supports Multitasking

7/23/2010 09:39:00 AM - 0 comments
The new Skype app for the iPhone and iPod touch has been released. This app has been updated so that it now supports the multitasking feature that comes with the iOS 4. Using this new app you can now receive calls and instant messages whilst the app is minimized in the multitasking tray of your Apple device.

Now you can run Skype in the background using the multitasking feature of the iOS 4. This means that you can now receive Skype calls and instant messages whilst other apps are running and even when your iPhone is locked. You can also continue your calls whilst switching to other apps too. The multitasking feature is only available with the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS.

This is a great update to the Skype app and I am hoping that we will see further updates that will include Skype to Skype video chat for the iPhone 4 and support for the iPad too. If these updates are completed then this will really make the Skype app the must have for any Apple device.

The Skype app for the iPhone was first released back in March of 2009 and has proved popular ever since. There have only been a couple of updates during this time and I’m sure once the developers add the updates for video calling and iPad support this app will prove to be one of the top app for all Apple users.

If you use Skype for your business IM or calls then you need to have this app on your idevice too. You can download the Skype app from the iTunes store so why not check it out and read all the features included with this app.

Save YouTube Video on Your Apple Device

7/22/2010 10:36:00 AM - 0 comments
A new version of YourTube for the iPad has been released on Cydia and it is called YourTube HD. YourTube is already an extremely popular program for all jailbroken iOS devices and it can be used to download and save videos from YouTube on your iPhone, iPod Touch and new your iPad too.

This new YourTube HD will allow you to playback your collection of YouTube videos anytime you want without having to wait for them to buffer. This is going to be huge and just as popular as the YourTube for the iPhone.

If you want to install YourTube HD on your iPad you will need to have it jailbroken first. You can find all the information you need on this by checking out the links here on this blog. The brand new YourTube HD which is now available for the iPad comes on Cydia on BigBoss and it costs just $2. That’s right, for just $2 you can now save and download all your favorite YouTube videos right to your iPad. This really is going to be a very popular program for all iPad owners.

Disclaimer: I have to point out to you that the information provided in this blog post is for informational purposes only. Downloading videos from YouTube is not supported by the terms of service on YouTube. By using YourTube and YourTube HD you could be violating the Terms of Service so use it at your own risk.

iPhone 4 Retina Display Reviewed

7/16/2010 10:32:00 AM - 1 comments
The new Retina display that comes with the iPhone 4 is undoubtedly one of the best things this device has. Every other amazing feature that comes with the iPhone 4 definitely fades away in comparison to this amazing screen. When I first got the brand new iPhone 4 I couldn’t believe what I was looking at. I actually though that the phone was a feature of the display and not the other way round.

This display uses ground breaking technology that allows the pixels to be just 78 micrometers wide. As a result of this the new iPhone 4 has 326 pixels per inch which is 4 times greater than any of the other previous models. The new screen looks crisp and sharp even when you are using a high level zoom in.

Apple has also used IPS (in-plane switching) for the screen. There is also four times more contrast than previous models too which makes the screen on the iPhone 4 viewable from some of the most impossible angles.

With all these features it was important to protect the screen and Apple have made its exterior layer using special glass that is also used in the aviation industry. This not only makes the screen scratch resistant and durable but it also makes it oil resistant too which means you won’t find those annoying finger marks on your screen.

Apple have really set a new benchmark with their Retina display and I’m sure a lot of other manufacturers are going to trying to reach this mark too. This really is one of the best features of the new iPhone 4. The body of the iPhone 4 may be sleeker and better looking than its predecessors but the screen really will standout and amaze you.

iPhone 4 - A Review of Some of the Features

7/15/2010 10:30:00 AM - 1 comments
Now that the iPhone 4 is available to buy let’s take a look at some of its many features. This new iPhone is better looking than its predecessors and it is lighter in weight too. The design and the technology used has been changed and this really is a new and impressive device. Apple have really succeed in their goal this time and you will see why this new iPhone is so special.

The new iPhone has a fantastic front facing 5 mega pixels camera and video conferencing features which I am sure you have heard all about. In this post I want to tell you about some of the other amazing features.

The new iPhone uses noise suppression technology. It has two microphones, one at the top of the device and one at the bottom. It also uses ground breaking audio technology so that you can now make and enjoy conversations in noisy environments.

The iPhone 4 also comes with visual voice mail. This is a really interesting feature that will allow you to see the voice messages in your inbox and listen to them in the order that you want and not in the order that they were received.

Another great feature has to be the voice control. The new iPhone 4 takes voice control to a whole new level. You can ask your iPhone 4 to tell you the name of the song that you are currently playing which is truly amazing.

The iPhone 4 is also very reasonably priced. The 32GB version is only $199 and the 64GB version is just $299. This new device is packed full of amazing features and it also comes with the much awaiting multitasking feature too.

10 Great Reasons To Buy The iPhone 4G

7/07/2010 10:27:00 AM - 4 comments
When the iPhone 4G was revealed by Steve Jobs during his 2010 Keynote address the announcement was met with a lot of skepticism. Most people wanted to know why they needed a new iPhone and what changes could they expect to find compared to the iPhone 3G.

In this post I want to give you 10 great reasons why you should buy the next generation iPhone.

1. Video calling. This is probably the most exciting addition to the iPhone 4G. You also have a front camera which makes this video calling feature possible. You can now use IM video conferencing, video calls allowed by your network and the Apple video chat application called iChat.

2. Great design. The new iPhone 4G is 25% lighter and thinner than previous models. This means that this new model looks a lot nicer too. It is much easier to handle especially for ladies with smaller and more delicate hands.

3. Longer battery life. The iPhone 4G comes with longer battery life. There is 30% more battery life added to this model which means that you are guaranteed more enjoyment time and this is a must considering all the new features.

4. Front Camera: The front camera isn’t just a good idea for video calling and there are a number of great applications that are being developed to make great use of this feature. The possibilities for the front facing camera are endless and I can’t wait to see what apps are made available.

5. Higher Resolution: The new iPhone 4G comes with a 960 x 540 resolution which is fantastic for mobile devices. HD videos look amazing on this new device too which means the multimedia experience that you get with the iPhone 4G is amazing.

6. Better Camera: The camera on the iPhone 4G has also been improved and you now get 5 megapixels. This means impressive images with more power too. The iPhone 4G also comes with a flash.

7. Lower price and no subscription plans: The new iPhone 4G is priced at just $199 for the 32GB model and $299 for the 64GB model. It also comes with no subscription plans which mean that you are free to choose your own network provider and you don’t have to worry about being locked into any network.

8. Better WiFi: The iPhone 4G now supports 802.11n which will make WiFi connectivity so much better and it puts the iPhone on par with its current rivals.

9. Multitasking: The iPhone 4G also comes with multitasking which means you don’t have to close an app in order to open a new one. Apps can now run in the background which is something that really had to happen with the iPhone.

10. Great small features: With the iPhone 4G you get a unified mailbox, a folder for apps, new wallpaper and background options and much more. True GPS has also been built in too.

As you can see, the iPhone 4G really does pack a punch and is well worth the small price tag.

Instant Message with the MSN iPhone App

7/06/2010 10:24:00 PM - 0 comments
There are millions of people around the world who use MSN messenger as their chat application so it is no surprise that the MSN iPhone app is very popular. There are a lot of people who prefer to use instant messaging instead of email to contact people and the MSN messenger app was eagerly anticipated by the iPhone audience.

You can download a free version of this app directly to your iPhone via the App Store. This is a basic version and many people are disappointed at how easily it loses connection. This can be a problem for many but it is being looked at. The MSN App really was eagerly awaited and with the disappointment that many people endured they really will have to do something to turn this around.

The iPhone 4 with its new iOS 4 is really going to revolutionize the app industry and with multitasking and the ability for apps to run in the background the developers of the MSN messenger app really do need to take their game up a notch or two. People are now moving more towards Twitter and Facebook to communicate and if the MSN messenger app is now updated it is set to be ruled out by iPhone users.

Yahoo have also introduced their own Yahoo messenger app and this seems to be getting really good reviews from customers. If you are looking for an instant messenger app for your iPhone then you really are advised to read reviews and check out how the app works before you spend any money. With the MSN messenger app you can download it for free and test it out using the basic app. If you like what you find you can purchase the more advanced option. You can find all the details on the MSN messenger app by visiting the iTunes App Store. Another app that is proving very popular is the BeeJive IM app and most users are finding this app great.

10 Great iPhone 4 Apps

7/05/2010 10:21:00 AM - 0 comments
Now that the iPhone 4 is here it is time to look at some of the great apps that you can add. These apps have been created and in some cases tweaked to suit the brand new iOS 4. Below you will find a list of 10 great iPhone 4 Apps.

Dropbox: This is probably one of the most useful apps for the iPhone and it has now been made available for iOS 4. It also has complete support for multi-tasking and it can run in the background and be used during app switching. You can now sync or upload files to the cloud in the background and share with other people while you do anything else at the same time.

Evernote: This is the best note taking app for the iPhone and now it has been taken even further for iOS 4. Evernote is now fully background aware and you can record audio notes while this app runs in the background.

Pandora: Pandora is a free personalize radio that allows you to stream music on your iPhone or iPad. This was the first app to demonstrate multitasking capabilities on the new iOS 4. Pandora can run in the background whilst you do other tasks.

Foursquare: This app allows you to explore your city and it also supports app switching and can run in the background.

Twitterrific 3: This app will be available very soon and the new version will have support for multitasking in iOS 4 and will be available in the App Store. It will allow you to run a Twitter app in the background of your iPhone.

NYTimes: This app allows you to keep up to date with the news and it supports fast app switching with the new iOS 4.

ESPN Score Center: Now you can watch the game whilst on the move. This updated app supports quick app switching and will run in the background so you don’t miss a thing.

LinkedIn: This app now supports iOS 4 and has app switching. LinkedIn app makes sure that you are connected with other professionals at all times.

Flickit Pro: This app is perfect for photographers on the go. This app also supports the new iOS 4 and it stays in the background ready to share your photos with the Flickr community.

Ego: This is a must have for all those who work online. This app will allow you to keep track of your twitter followers, RSS subscribers, number of visits to your blog and more. This has full multitasking and iOS 4 support.

Reel Director: If you are editing a video on your iPhone you will now be able to check your emails and send texts without having to close the app. Reel Director is now iOS 4 ready and it will run in the background.

So there you have it, ten great iPhone 4 apps that are a must have on your iPhone.

Apple Sells Over 1.7 Million iPhone 4

7/01/2010 09:03:00 AM - 0 comments
The brand new iPhone 4 has broken all Apple’s previous sales records having sold over 1.7 million iPhone 4s in just three days. There was 1.5 million iPhone 4s sold on the first day of its release and in the space of just three days, Apple confirmed that they sold over 1.7 million. Apple CEO Steve Jobs stated that this is the most successful Apple product ever.

There were customers who were turned away because there wasn’t enough of a supply to fill the demand and Steve Jobs apologized for this. Below is the official Apple press release on the sale of the brand new iPhone 4.

CUPERTINO, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Apple® today announced that it has sold over 1.7 million of its iPhone® 4 through Saturday, June 26, just three days after its launch on June 24. The new iPhone 4 features FaceTime®, which makes video calling as easy as one tap, and Apple’s new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in stunning text, images and video.

"This is the most successful product launch in Apple’s history," said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. "Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply."

iPhone 4 also features a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, HD 720p video recording, Apple’s A4 processor, a 3-axis gyro and up to 40 percent longer talk time—in a beautiful all-new design of glass and stainless steel that is the thinnest smartphone in the world.

iPhone 4 comes with iOS 4, the newest version of the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, which features Multitasking, Folders, enhanced Mail, deeper Enterprise support and Apple’s new iAd mobile advertising platform.

Pricing & Availability

iPhone 4 is available in the US for a suggested retail price of $199 (US)* for the 16GB model and $299 (US) for the 32GB model in both Apple and AT&T’s retail and online stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack and Wal-Mart stores. iPhone 4 is also available in the UK, France, Germany and Japan and will be available in an additional 18 countries by the end of July—Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

*Qualified customers only. Requires a new two year AT&T rate plan, sold separately.

iPhone 4 was announced at WWDC 10 by Steve Jobs in front of packed audience at Moscone Center, San Francisco. This release without a doubt is a significant jump in the iPhone line-up since its introduction back in 2007