Apple may have opted against a spot amongst the other big names promoting mid-Super Bowl, but that doesn’t mean the marketing team have been standing idly by.
The iPhone 4S features in two new ads, which were released by Apple last Thursday and Siri is again the star of the show in both instances. Read more »
The Speaktoit Assistant is an app that started off on Android and has now crossed over into iOS, bringing Siri-like functionality to iPhone owners outside of the 4S.
Speaktoit can do practically everything Siri does – it can call your contacts, send messages, search for places – even outside of the US and more. Read more »
Recently published operator profiles by Apple refer to iOS 5.1 and a release date of March 9, 2012. The profiles are intended for various operators in Japan, France, Finland, Greece and Sweden and will make sure the iPhones will connect to the specific network after an update.
The iOS 5.1 update has been in the works for quite some time, its third beta has already been seeded to the developers but there is nothing official on the launch date yet. Read more »
Amazon has been picking up on the iPad ever since the first version of the Apple slate launched, but the latest effort of the online retailer is pretty good even for its own high standards.
Amazon points out that if you happen to have $500 to spare you might want to purchase a hard-to-see-in-the-sun iPad or the best way to read a.k.a. Amazon Kindle eReader and a couple of Kindle Fire slates. Read more »
The next generation iPad is nearing its launch and so the rumor mills are now in full force. What we have today, though, is not a rumor but a purported photograph of the aluminum shell of the next generation iPad (which I will refer to as the iPad 3 for now).
What you see above is the aforementioned photograph, with the iPad 3 shell on the right. The photograph was uncovered by RepairLabs, who noticed that the new shell has different mounts for the logic board, which suggests a redesigned logic board, most probably to accommodate a larger battery. They also said that the shell did not look noticeably thicker than the iPad 2′s, which is contrary to current rumors that suggested that the iPad 3 will be slightly thicker. Read more »
Now this probably shouldn’t worry you right now as hardly anyone plans to sell their iPhone just a few months after acquiring it, but it’s one to keep in mind for the future. Siri might go crazy if she hears you consider selling its home.
Okay, maybe the filmmakers Andrew and Nathan McMurry added a dash of imagination to the whole deal, but the result is really worth checking out. 4 minutes and 25 seconds of pure awesomeness follow. Read more »
There are an indeterminate number of iPhone cases out there, aiming to either enhance the aesthetics of Apple’s ‘glass sandwich’ or offer protection from the shunts and bumps of daily life with varying levels of armor.
CellHelmet manufacturer, CellPig are so sure that their tough case will protect your iPhone better than any case before it, they’re willing to pay for repairs or even replace the thing, should anything go awry. Read more »
Rage HD is not only one of the best looking games on iOS but also one of the best looking games on any mobile platform. Now this gorgeous first person shooter has been upgraded to v2.0 and brings along some nice goodies.
For starters, you get higher resolution player and weapon models in the game. Secondly, the game brings performance enhancements and a wide variety of bug fixes. Next, the game also includes the ability to output the video through an HDMI cable to a television so now you can play the game on a bigger screen. Read more »
Apple TV rumors have been flying around the Internet for some time now, but most of them were based either on wishlists or on blind speculations.
This one, however, seems more on terms with reality, as Technobuffalo claims it has spoken with a “high-ranking source with a major electronics retailer”. He says that we should expect to see to see an Apple TV in flesh around April or May “at the latest”. Read more »
Steam has released a new companion application for the iOS and Android platforms. This app lets you browse all the Steam games, see if there are new offers and chat with your Steam friends. Unfortunately, it seems you can’t buy any games through the app for now but you can add it to your cart so you can purchase it through the desktop client.
But what’s worse is that the app will only let you use it if you’re part of the beta program. Steam has restricted access to a few accounts and you have to sign in to request an invite. After that you wait for the invite to arrive so you can use the app, which let’s face it, doesn’t let you do much. Read more »
We just got the report on the tablet market in 2011 from Strategy Analytics and it tells some interesting stories. The iPad managed to just over double its sales compared to 2010 and is still the dominant force, holding a market share of 57.6%.
However, the iPad is no longer able to keep up with the overall market growth, which is fueled by the strengthening Android sales. The green robot tablets shipments grew over three times year-over-year and that helped them reduce the gap to their iOS counterparts. Read more »
Back in July of 2010 the US government ruled that jailbreaking and rooting weren’t a crime as long as the intention behind them isn’t circumventing copyright.
The ruling is set to expire soon and unless renewed, jailbreaking and rooting of smartphones will become illegal once again. Read more »
There will be much celebration going on in 1, Infinite Loop, Cupertino right now and rightly so because the company just posted its highest quarterly revenue and earnings figures ever along with record-breaking iPhone, iPad and Mac sales.
Apple posted a record quarterly revenue of $46.33 billion and record quarterly net profit of $13.06 billion, or $13.87 per diluted share, which is up by almost 50 percent over last year’s quarter. Apple also generated over $17.5 billion in cash flow during this quarter and their total bank balance now sits at a lofty $97.6 billion in cash. Read more »
Samsung continued its controversial (but admittedly rather funny) promo campaign of the Galaxy S II with a couple of new videos.
Just like the previous ads that we covered, these two take a dig at the die-hard Apple fans, who seem to be so detached from the world, that they would prefer spending hours in queues and even camping in front of the store, instead of getting an obviously superior product like the Galaxy S II. Read more »
Angry Birds Seasons The Year of the Dragon update is here at last and it starts off as an iOS exclusive.
Users get 15 new levels filled with lanterns, fireworks, Chinese knots, the lot. The Mighty Eagle add-on is transformed into the (wait for it) Mighty Dragon and is free on iOS, Android and Symbian^3 (ordinarily it costs around $0.99). Read more »