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.
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 One. BBC reports that Apple is likely to appeal the decision.
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 Maps do not live up to the hype that surrounded their launch.
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 in, I had no experience developing applications for mobile devices and indeed minimal experience with the iOS Software Development Kit. I currently have a free quiz application on the app store called ‘Computer Geek Quiz’ which, in its first week as a free app achieved over 700 downloads. I also have several small applications currently under development.
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, on 1 carrier? Sure, it’s a known fact that Google Android is an iPhone competitor, but on what world is it logical to compare the sales of 20 different phones to 1 single phone?
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 that seem good but could actually be stealing your data are a huge risk as mobile apps are skyrocketing on smartphones, said John Hering, chief executive, and Kevin MaHaffey, chief technology officer of Lookout, in their talk at the Black Hat security conference yesterday.
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 to the DMCA, making jailbreaking and unlocking your iPhone legal.
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 information could be backed up by the Wall Street Journal’s report in March that said that a CDMA (Verizon’s network type) capable iPhone would be entering production at some point this year to be released at some point afterwards.
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 not come without criticism, do they? To those of you who emailed me, @replied/DMed me on Twitter, and commented on my Evo articles, you are a fool to believe that the HTC Evo is an iPhone competitor.
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 you really want a white one, you’re stuck waiting until the second half of July. When the iPhone 4 was made available for pre-order, we assumed that the white version would be available in stores on June 24.