Tag archive for ‘iPhone’

Share Your iPhone Battery Power With Friends

by Brad Merrill - on Apr 11th 2013 - No Comments
chargebite

For a heavy smartphone user, it’s almost impossible to see battery life last all day without stopping for a charge. But you don’t actually have to be tethered to a wall outlet anymore. That’s the goal of ChargeBite, anyway.

Apple Loses iPhone Trademark In Brazil To A Company That Makes Android Phones

by Brad Merrill - on Feb 13th 2013 - 1 Comment
gradienteiphone

Brazilian authorities have just ruled in favor of a small handset manufacturer called Gradiente Electronica in its trademark conflict with Apple. Gradiente registered the name “iphone” in 2000, seven years before Apple set up shop in that country, so it has the right to continue using the word on its devices—including the Android-powered iphone Neo […]

Mapgate Is A Hoax, Or Why I Still Use My iPhone

by Greg Nokes - on Oct 18th 2012 - 2 Comments
Apple Maps

I am sure that all of you have already heard about Apple’s colossal failure to deliver a mapping application that was all things to all people. Many pundits have spent many hours writing reams about how iOS6′s maps failed to live up to expectations. And I agree with much of what they have said. Apple’s […]

Making An iPhone App – A Barebones Guide

by Tom Brown - on Jul 6th 2011 - No Comments

Developing an iPhone app is a long, complex and arduous process but extremely rewarding both professionally and educationally. It requires dedication to progress to the preliminary steps required to develop a working, desirable application. Why take my advice on this convoluted matter? I personally several months ago, was in the position that you, the reader are presumably […]

So 20 Android Phones Outsold 1 iPhone? But How?!

by Brad Merrill - on Aug 4th 2010 - 4 Comments

Shocker:  On Monday, Android sales overtook iPhone sales.  This seems to be a big deal to the media, but why?  How many Android phones (that are still being sold) are there in the US?  I’d say 20, more or less.  Why is it so shocking that those 20 phones, on 4 carriers, overtook 1 phone, […]

Android Wallpaper App That Steals Data Downloaded By Millions

by Brad Merrill - on Jul 29th 2010 - 2 Comments

Editor’s Note: This app shows “no evidence of malicious behavior,” researchers say.  It is, however, being regarded as suspicious.  Read about that here. According to mobile security firm Lookout, a questionable Android wallpaper app that collects data and sends it to a mysterious website based in China has been downloaded by millions of users. Apps […]

Jailbreaking Is Officially OK

by Brad Merrill - on Jul 26th 2010 - 1 Comment

Vocal jailbreaking critics such as Apple itself have always cited the fact that hacking your smartphone is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.  Now they need to come up with something else to keep people from doing it, because that argument is no longer valid.  The Copyright Office has just issued a set of exemptions […]

iPhone 4 + Verizon?

by Brad Merrill - on Jun 29th 2010 - 4 Comments

Well this is it.  It is finally happening.  Well, maybe. According to a report from Bloomberg today citing two unnamed sources, Verizon Wireless will be getting the iPhone in January.  All the companies involved are declining to comment, but Bloomberg seems to be confident in their two sources who are “familiar with the plans.” This […]

Breaking: HTC Evo Is Still A Joke

by Brad Merrill - on Jun 24th 2010 - 4 Comments

Over the past few days, I’ve sent out a few tweets (including this, this, this, this, and others) talking about the ridiculousness of the HTC Evo’s battery life.  Everything I said was completely true.  Sure, it was opinionated, but I think anyone in their right mind would agree with me.  Of course, negative opinions do […]

White iPhone 4 Unavailable Until Second Half Of July

by Brad Merrill - on Jun 23rd 2010 - 1 Comment

Apple has released a statement saying that the white iPhone 4 will not be available until the second half of July due to manufacturing challenges.  It is unclear what these challenges are at this point. Apple said that the shortage of the white iPhone will not affect the supply of the black one, but if […]