Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

Apple Opens App Store to Programs Written in Flash

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Sounds like a good move on Apple’s part; this way, they avoid a lawsuit and give their customers more options to choose from.

Flash developers stand to benefit as app review guidelines are also published – but Apple will do well as more apps can be developed for iPhone and iPad

Apple is opening up its iTunes App Store – from which people can download apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – so that developers can write programs for it without using Apple’s own software.


Apple blocks iPhones from green scheme

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Perhaps Apple is such a major player in the mobile phone market, that they feel that they don’t need to participate?

Apple has refused to allow its iPhones to be included in the UK’s first-ever green ranking scheme for mobile phones.

The scheme gives phones a rating of zero to five based on their environmental footprint and major manufacturers including Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung have signed up. The network O2, which is launching the rating system today, said 93% of the devices its customers use will be covered.


Apple applies for anti-Jailbreak [spy] patent

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Hmm … is Apple doing us a favor by making it easier for us to control a stolen iPhone, or are they just trying to discourage people from Jailbreaking their phones?

Jailbreaking Apple’s iPhones has has a lot of publicity of late with new tools making it easier than ever before to unlock the iPhone so it can be used across networks and have any apps installed.  Now though Apple have applied for a patent that could allow them to remotely disable any iPhones that are being used for an “unauthorised” purpose.


Germans warned of Apple vulnerability

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

I guess this warning goes for non-German iPhone users too …

Statement warns iPhone and iPad users to visit only trustworthy websites and avoid PDFs until Apple releases fix

Several Apple devices including the iPhone and iPad have two critical security weaknesses for which no patch exists, the German government warned last night.


JailbreakMe released for Apple devices

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Boy, that didn’t take long …

JailbreakMe – which will unlock iPhones, iPads and iPods – ruled legal by the US Library of Congress

Less than a week after the US Library of Congress established the “jailbreaking” of Apple iPhones as “fair use“, a plucky hacker yesterday launched a browser-based service to do just that.


iPhone App Reads Your E-Mails to Allow for Smoother Driving

Monday, July 26th, 2010

I wonder if it reads all of your junk email too?

Text'n Drive

As mobile technology grows, it seems, so do the dangers of driving. First, we got talking while driving, which, though irritating, rarely results in more than an exceptionally slow driver. Then, we started seeing the evidence of texting while driving — the swerving, the stoplight-running, etc. Well, now, with the smartphone, we have to deal with those bewildering types who have the gall to read and write e-mails while behind the wheel. Thankfully, one iPhone app has come to the rescue.


Microsoft Chief – Foot-in-Vista Disease

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

It’s always amusing when the titans of the industry quarrel with one another …

Microsoft’s Kevin Turner takes a swipe at the company’s much-maligned OS while having a dig at Apple’s iPhone 4 problems

Kevin Turner, Microsoft’s chief operating officer, took aim squarely at the iPhone 4’s problems in a speech yesterday.

“One of the things that I want to make sure that you know today is that you’re going to be able to use the Windows Phone 7 and not have to worry about how you’re holding it to make a phone call,” he told Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, adding: “It looks like iPhone 4 might be their Vista.”


Mozilla submits Firefox iPhone app – but its not exactly a browser

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

OK, so it’s not quite a browser, but it still sounds worth looking into …

By Ed Oswald, Betanews

Firefox may be coming to your iPhone soon, however not in the form you might expect. Mozilla on Wednesday said that it submitted an app called “Firefox Home” to Apple for iTunes App Store approval, an application which would sync browser activity between the user’s iPhone and desktop.


Why iAd will not Meet Steve Jobs Expectations

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

I guess this is what they mean when they call the iPhone an “advertisement delivery device” …

Apple’s much-hyped iAd is slated to debut tomorrow on iPhones and iPod touches, and there’s no shortage of advertisers willing to dig deep into their pockets to be a part of the platform. As I discuss in my new report over at GigaOM Pro on in-app advertising (sub. req’d), iAd will surely give the market a boost thanks to the emergence of the iPad, whose size and display quality make it an ideal device for using apps and viewing ads. But here’s why iAd won’t capture the 48 percent of the market that Steve Jobs is gunning for:


iPhone 4 users turn to nail polish

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Here’s a novel approach to dealing with the new iPhone’s reception problems …

Owners of Apple’s latest phone are resorting to a bit of duct tape or a dab of nail polish to solve its reception problems

Want to know the must-have item for owners of the new iPhone 4? A bit of duct tape – or a dab of nail polish.

The reason: despite Steve Jobs’s describing the positioning of the antennae which pick up the mobile signal on the outside of the phone, rather than the inside, as “brilliant engineering”, a number of users have discovered that if it is held from the bottom, the signal strength drops off dramatically – because their skin changes the electrical properties of the antennae.