Archive for the ‘Cell Phones’ Category
Friday, May 9th, 2014
iOS 7.1.1 – Battery Draining!?
After updating to iOS 7.1.1. my iPhone 5 battery seems to be draining within a day. It starts at 100% in the morning and by the next day it’s completely drained. Apparently others report having this same issue at Apple Support Communities (here, here, and here) but nothing yet from Apple.
Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Square Jellyfish Tripod Mount for iPhone and Smartphones
I was looking for a tripod mount for my iPhone and actually found a pretty neat little contraption by Square Jellyfish. The name is a big silly, but the product is solid. At $15, it’s a must have item for the accessory bag. Great for taking photos or video, even works for handsfree FaceTime. Watch the video for the details on how it works.
Available from Amazon.com: Square Jellyfish Tripod Mount…
Monday, February 15th, 2010
Windows Phone 7 Series is very impressive!
So today Microsoft officially announced the newest version of their mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7 Series, and I have to say I am VERY impressed with the initial details. The user interface is reminiscent of Windows Media Center and XBOX which I have loved using over the years. The key element I like is that the user interaction is all about flow instead of launching little applications — something that makes the iPhone messy when you have a lot of apps installed.
My feeling is that if Microsoft can control the hardware quality, Apple will have a true contender to compete with which is great for the industry. As for where I think Andriod fits in… it feels like Windows CE from 10 years ago.
Pretty exciting for Microsoft and great job to all the teams involved! I can’t wait to use and develop for this platform too!
Check out the links below for some great photos and videos of the interface in action:
Monday, January 4th, 2010
SNEAK PEAK: Myro:Home for iPhone (HAI Controller)
Here is a sneak peak of the Myro:Home iPhone application. As you can see, progress has been coming along. I’ve been getting the design finalized and now I’m just tweaking the look and feel a bit. The mobile framework has also been set in the core Myro:Home application which acts as a server on your home network. The iPhone version connects into Myro and loads and controls the HAI panel via a secure channel.
The key focus has been getting control of your home via the iPhone in the quickest time possible. As it works now, I can load and control in less than 3 seconds (if on WIFI).
- MYRO CONTROL – Myro:Home…
Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
Zack Morris Still Using The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X
Here’s a clip that will bring you back to your younger years… Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) made an appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night. No Palm Pre or Apple 3GS for Zack… nope, he still prefers a phone only mobile. I’m surprised the DynaTAC 8000X’s battery is still holding a charge after all these years! The clip from the show is below:
Monday, June 8th, 2009
iPhone 3GS – Feature List
Apple has announced the release of the newest iPhone, the iPhone 3GS. Visually the iPhone looks the same as the previous 3G version but the 3GS comes loaded with new futures! For starters, the new iPhone shoots video and has zoom capabilities. If battery life was a problem for you apparently the new iPhone 3GS will give you up to 9 hours of Wifi surfing compared to the 3G’s six.
Here’s a break down of the notable features:
- 3 Megapixel sensor
- Video Capture Support 30fps (share via MMS, email, MobileMe and Youtube)
- Support for the faster 7.2 Mbps 3G Standard
- Screen now has ingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
- Built-in compass application which also works with map (shows orientation)
- Voice Control
- Inline Remote for Music Control (you can use iPhone headphones with volume control now)
- Nike + Support
- Improved Battery life (12 hours talk time, 9 hours WiFi, 5 hours on 3G, up to 300 hours standby)
- $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB and $99 for 3G model.
The bad part: “Requires new two-year AT&T wireless service contract, sold separately to qualified customers; credit check required; must be 18 or older. For non-qualified customers, including existing AT&T customers who want to upgrade from another phone or replace an iPhone 3G, the price with a new two-year agreement is $499 (8GB), $599 (16GB), or $699 (32GB).”…
Thursday, May 21st, 2009
Best iPhone 3g Car Kit?
So this seems to be the best iPhone 3g Car Kit I have found so far. It doesn’t look the sexiest, however, it seems to have everything I would need and no drilling or self adhesive mounting hardware needed — just plug it into the cigarette lighter (12v aux port).
- Hi-Fi Stereo FM Transmitting at 88.1-107.9MHz (0.1MHz/step) brings you the perfect music enjoyment
- iPhone Hands-free supports talking through car speaker system
- Supply charging power for iPhone and iPod models with dock connector
- Flexible Goose-pipe makes it convenient to find the best position for your devices with any car in the world.
- Goose pipe rotation-preventing design makes the iPhone/iPod devices steady and secure.
- Standard USB-A (5V, 1A) output socket provides the charging for iPod Shuffle, Microsoft Zune, mobile phones, GPS and other portable devices
- Using a flexible clamp to fix the iPhone/iPod steadily in the car. Removable stoppers prevent it from dropping.
- High quality silicone gel at the back and sides of the cradle protect the device.
It’s onsale now for $19.99 (regular $24.99) use coupon code: IFMALL (exp 5/31) from Handheld Items.
Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
iPhone’s Safari, a Fake?
Check this out… I was looking at the iPhone 20min Guided Tour on Apple.com and is it just me or is the browser on the iPhone just a Google Maps type image viewer application and not a full fledged browser? Look at the screen midway through the guide (about 10min). Here are a few suspicious things about the iPhone web browser:
- iPhone web pages load too fast for Edge (could be that it’s just for the demo) — but could if they follow the Google Maps model.
- when the user “zooms in”, it looks like the image is getting blurry, exactly like it does with Google Maps, then the higher resolution images load in.
- when the user moves around, the same happens.
- when the user “zooms out” (pictured), the image panels to the left are not loaded. Exactly how Google Maps works.
I’m speculating here and could be 100% wrong, but I think Apple might be proxying all requests to a server (3rd Party??) that takes a snap shot of the page, much like “snap.com“, except it updates more often.
Guess we’ll know for sure in a few days! What do you guys think?
Update: So I talked to Mike D. (he’s a diehard fanboy of Apple) and I’m more than likely wrong… why it’s loading fast is because it’s wi-fi — look at the wifi signal indicator next to AT&T? And we think it’s rendering the page first on screen, then turning it into an img (PDF) and then re-rendering it to screen when zoomed — like the PDF viewer — wow! The iPhone must have a ton of processing power!? Guess, there won’t be any magic that will make the pages load quicker over Edge.
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