Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

  • Friday, May 9th, 2014

    iOS 7.1.1 – Battery Draining!?

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    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.


    Posted on May 9th | no comments
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  • 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


  • Thursday, August 25th, 2011

    Fostex AR-4i Audio Interface for iPhone 4

    Here’s a neat add-on that turns your iPhone 4 into a HD video (audio) recording rig at a fairly economical price of $150.  The key feature of the Fostex AR4i is that it brings excellent quality stereo audio recording via the dock connector and it’s built-in AD/DA converters.   The included microphones can be swiveled and located in many different configurations giving you the best possible audio capture.  Built-in LED input level metering, gain control and headphone monitoring, the AR-4i has been designed to turn your iPhone 4 into a high-quality audio and HD video capture device.   This little add-on is great for trips and family events where you don’t want to carry another device just for video capture, but want the higher quality audio and video stabilization (via form factor and included handle).

    - Fostex AR4i website
    - AMAZON: Fostex Audio Interface for Iphone 4 – Fostex AR-4I


    [ via and as seen on MacBreak Episode 261 ]…


    Posted on Aug 25th | no comments
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  • 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:

    - Windows Phone 7 Series
    - Announcing Windows Phone 7 Series


    Posted on Feb 15th | 4 comments
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  • Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

    Meridian Sooloos Control 10

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    If you are sitting pretty well financially in these times then why not stimulate the economy by purchasing a Meridian Sooloos Control 10 ($5000)?   Meridian is known for their audiophile speakers and processors and now have gotten into the digital media space thanks to the purchase of Sooloos.  The Sooloos System is made up of a storage unit, a playback unit and an interface device which together give you greater quality and control over your digital media.  The Control 10 is one of the many ways to control the system and offers a 17″ LCD touchscreen that displays your media in an intuitive way.  You can also access the system via a web browser, iPhone/Touch and Crestron system.

    For more information about the Control 10 and Meridian’s Sooloos Media System click here.

    Meridian Sooloos – Get In Touch With Your Music


    Posted on Jun 10th | no comments
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  • Monday, June 8th, 2009

    iPhone 3GS – Feature List

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    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).”…


    Posted on Jun 8th | 5 comments
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  • Thursday, May 21st, 2009

    Best iPhone 3g Car Kit?

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    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).

    Features:

    • 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.

    HandHeld Items – iPhone 3G, iPod Touch 2G, iPod Nano 4G, MP3 ALL-in-ONE FM Transmitter With Bluetooth Function


    Posted on May 21st | 8 comments
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  • Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

    Mavromatic Enhancements – WPtouch iPhone Theme & Clean URLs

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    Lots of behind the scene improvements have happened over the last month here at Mavromatic.  Moved the site over to WordPress from Movable Type, redirected all the old content with 301′s, improved performance with caching and last night I finally changed over to “clean urls”.  This will improve SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and also make it easier if I ever decided to move to another blog platform.

    Another enhancement is that if you access Mavromatic via an iPhone/iPod Touch you will see that the format is faster and better suited for the display.  This is made possible by a handy WordPress Plug-in called WPtouch iPhone Theme.   

    I hope you continue to enjoy Mavromatic and keep sending in those tips and stories!  Also,  if there is anything you would like me to review please email me (tips -at- mavromatic.com).  

    Until next time, this is Danny Mavromatis for Mavromatic, Over-and-out!…


    Posted on May 19th | 2 comments
    Filed Under: Announcements Read more

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