Posts tagged ‘iPhone’

June 9, 2011

Now the rush is on not for the iPhone 5, but for Apple’s swanky new iOS 5

[Jenna Klimes, Technology News Contributor]

Out in Autumn this year, Apple‘s new iOS 5 promises to delight even the most unimpressionable by its stunning display of features designed to uprate the iPhone into a never-seen-before must-have communications marvel.

Practically all the functionality of the existing iPhone OS infrastructure has been upgraded and refined, from notifications, text and photo editing to messaging and media management.

Check it out and give your iPhone a treat…

June 5, 2011

It’s hot, it’s kewl – new ‘Solar Bikini’ can charge your iPhone

[Sandi Kleera, Science News Contributor]
MailOnline:  A Solar Bikini created by the New York-based designer, Andrew Schneider, is the newest craze for keeping your iPhone  topped up continuously whilst you are on the beach via your bikini.
Its not cheap – at £120 per shot, it is certainly a rich girl’s trinket.  Is it safe?  Well, Mr. Schneider says: ‘of course’!
April 22, 2011

Horrified users learn that their Iphone is stealthily tracking their every move

[Kent Ashdown, Technology News Contributor]

GottaBeMobile: From ‘not good’ to ‘nicht gut’, Iphone users world wide are up in arms after learning that their cherished ‘must-have’/ ‘can’t do without’ gizmo is secretly tracking their every move without their perceived consent.

It is now common knowledge that Apple logs all its  iPhone and iPad users’ movements to help it generate more ‘hitting’ ads.  By buying, or contracting a 3G iPhone, or iPad, each user gives Apple permission to track their movements. The secret tracker App can be downloaded by clicking on this link for those who want to check out how much Apple knows about their every move. 

According to GeekWire, Apple’s privacy policy says (page 37 of 45):-

We may collect information such as occupation, language, zip code, area code, unique device identifier, location, and the time zone where an Apple product is used so that we can better understand customer behavior and improve our products, services, and advertising.

February 24, 2011

Apple iPhone drops to 6th place

The British have spoken with their wallets and have taken Apple’s iPhone off the top peg to 6th place in the leage of ‘must-have’ smartphones.  People are saying that the iPhone is ‘smart’ as a mobile, but it’s price isn’t and as a result, they are on the hunt for cheaper options.

HTC‘s ‘Desire‘ is now top of the list of the Brits’ most sought after smartphone.  HTC is a Taiwanese-based company which started in 1997 as a computer manufacturer.  

MailOnline reports that HTC’s ‘Desire’ is getting rave reviews: Flora Graham, of CNET UK: ‘HTC has packed every feature under the sun into the Desire, along with a slick user interface and plenty of processing power. The Desire is a smartphone that inspires lust’.

Hannah Bouckley of T3 said: ‘It’s a strong contender for phone of the year, and sure to be number one with technophiles for the foreseeable future.’

[Science & Technology Contributor]