If you recently fired up the Facebook application on your iPhone or Android-powered device you probably noticed that there are some welcome changes. The overall design has been tweaked for better display and readability and the new changes affect both the ways posts are displayed as well as images.
First of all photos being displayed are up to three times larger, depending on their original size. Couple that together with the fact that posts will now entirely fill your screen, from edge to edge, when viewing and you’ve got a rather fresh look. In addition, browsing [...]
Earlier this week, we got some good news from pod2g about his progress towards a new jailbreak for iOS 5.1. He announced discovering a pair of exploits, as well as started gathering feedback from fans about what he should do with his finds: save them for the future or work towards getting a jailbreak tool out now. The poll has since closed, with just about two-thirds of users voting in favor of getting things out ASAP and not worrying about iOS 6 until it actually arrives. It sounds like pod2g has been quite busy since then, as he just posted to Twitter news that he has an iOS 5.1 [...]
Skype is an excellent way to keep in touch with your friends, co-workers and family especially if you’re using it over WiFi or an unlimited data plan, resulting in free Skype-to-Skype calls. If you have the application installed on your iOS device, you might want to update to the latest version.
Open up the iTunes App Store on your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, or iPad and install the refresh. It brings a new feature: the ability to move own video preview when in a call. Additionally, the app now auto restarts if unexpectedly shut down, accessibility has been improved, [...]
The iPhone 4S might look exactly like the predecessor but it packs a faster A5 dual-core processor, an improved camera and antenna. Some owners of 16GB iPhone 4 units might get lucky and instead of replacement get an upgrade to the 4S.
This could all be due to inventory shortages and, according to reports citing multiple sources, Apple Store Genius Bars have been instructed to replace iPhone 4 models with the latest iPhone 4S if the store is lacking white iPhone 4 16GB replacements units. The situation might not apply to all stores but the sources mention those in the U.S. and [...]
Subsidized smartphone prices represent a deal struck between consumers and the carriers: you commit to use their wireless services for a prescribed period of time, and in turn get a nice chunk of change knocked-off the upfront price of your handset. Once that time’s up, the idea is that your monthly service bills have offset the carrier’s earlier investment, leaving the two of you square. At least, that’s the way it’s supposed to work, but not all carriers are happy to call things even and let you do what you want with your phone once your contract is fulfilled. [...]
Apple’s launch of the iPhone 4S last fall saw the smartphone coming to more carriers in the US than ever before. Not only was the phone available on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, but we saw regional carrier C Spire offer the handset, as well. Today, we learn of plans to being the phone to a pair of other smaller carriers, starting April 20.
The next two networks to get their hands on the iPhone will be Alaska Communications and nTelos, operating in and around Virginia. Both carriers will be offering the iPhone 4S in its 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB configurations, as well as an [...]
Chris Weber, President of Nokia Inc. North America, has received lots of emails about this new website called Smartphone Beta Test, and this means that the ball is rolling. April 8 is the day when the Nokia Lumia 900 will be available on AT&T’s network but the countdown on the website seems to refer to a somewhat earlier date.
At a first glance, there’s no indication that we’re looking at an official Nokia website. However, if you take a closer look at the top left, you can almost see the Nokia logo under that black chalk. That, and some references to [...]
Watch this week’s iReview as we talk about all that’s cool and not so cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we begin by talking about our coverage, which includes our full review of Apple’s New iPad, our recent comparison video between it and the iPad 2 and even Apple’s first iPad, and Michael Fisher’s editorials surrounding this new tablet. We later have a look at IGN’s recent benchmarks where they show that Apple’s A5X and even their old A5 beats NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 in graphics. We then go through all [...]
At the end of February, when we heard about the “antennagate” class action being settled, we were told of a dedicated website — www.iPhone4Settlement.com — where customers will be able to track progress and even file a claim.
If you have opted for a free bumper — which is possible since 2010 — you will not be eligible for the settlement which brings you $15. Talking about being eligible: you need to cumulatively (a) experience antenna or reception issues; (b) be unable to return your iPhone 4 without incurring any costs; (c) be unwilling to [...]
Regardless if you are using a PC or a Mac, if you have an iPhone or an iPad, you occasionally need to use Apple’s iTunes application to sync and update software (if you manage your libraries with something else).
A new version of iTunes has been released and, as usual, it is always good to have the latest one installed. It “fixes several issues that may cause iTunes to unexpectedly quit while playing videos, changing artwork size in Grid view, and syncing photos to devices”. Additionally, it “addresses an issue where some iTunes interface elements are [...]
One of the great features of iOS 5.1 is the addition of a Camera button on the Lock Screen. You no longer have to double-tap the Home Button to unveil it but instead you just slide the icon up, a la Windows Phone, and the Camera is activated.
But what if you don’t have iOS 5.1 (for whatever reason)? With Camera Grabber for iOS 5, you can have the same Lock Screen functionality. Needless to say that your iPhone has to be jailbroken but if that’s not a problem, head over to the source link below (or search the Cydia ModMyi Repo) to grab it for free.
A large number of smartphone enthusiasts seem to be relatively sour at the announcement of any smartphone lacking a front facing camera. This response is certainly understandable, as the front facing camera is another feature on a long list of capabilities, and a feature with no particularly solid reason for not including it in a modern smartphone. That being said, the front facing camera currently seems to stand rather low on the list of system critical features consumers demand. With the primary focus of this secondary camera aimed at video calling and the explosion of recent [...]
Watch this week’s iReview as we go through all the cool and the not so cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we go through the New iPad’s sales results after just a couple of days of being launched. We later talk about some of the great apps that already support it’s new Retina Display. We then go through all our week’s coverage on the New iPad, including the reasons why we recommend the Verizon iPad over the AT&T model. We talk about your possibility to jailbreak it, since we know many of you are already waiting. We end [...]
A bold move from Apple back with the release of the first-generation iPad, was to allow iPhone apps to run on it. Apps would box-into the display and allow you to even zoom into them to take over the iPad’s full screen. Sadly, the problem was that zooming-in would turn any app into an old Nintendo 8-bit game show full of pixels. Apple’s launch of the New iPad has changed that. You’ll notice in our following video that if your iPhone apps have been enhanced to support the iPhone’s Retina Display, zooming them into the New iPad’s Retina Display will give you [...]
Apple’s March 7th event is currently rolling and we thought you’d like to know that they’ve just confirmed the availability of iOS 5.1 to users starting today. It’s kind of weird to see Apple roll the update without ever reaching a developer GM candidate, but after so many weeks in beta, it was about time. At the moment we’ve got details about Siri now being able to speak in Japanese to all iOS 5.1 customers.
Sadly Apple’s keynote didn’t provide any additional details on what iOS 5.1 will bring. With so many battery life complaints on [...]
While both the latest Apple iPhones and Samsung Galaxy devices depend on SoCs (System-on-a-Chip) manufactured under the same roof, their respective parent companies are bitter rivals in a highly competitive market. With any cut-throat competition there is often some form of mudslinging, in an attempt to sway the opinion of the masses, competitors will often spend significant time and money highlighting the flaws of their opposition. Seen on Thanksgiving, daily television, and even during the Super Bowl, the “Samsunged” ads are effectively everywhere. These ads aim [...]
Apple has a conference call scheduled for today, March 19, 2012 starting at 6:00AM PDT (9:00AM EDT) where Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, and Peter Oppenheimer, the company’s CFO, will “announce the outcome of the Company’s discussions concerning its cash balance”.
Apple has a lot of money; according to the last earning’s report, somewhere around the $100 billion mark, but the Q4 report should give you more details in case you missed it. With the New iPad, upcoming exciting products like the new iPhone or even computers (desktop or notebook) as well as [...]
We’ve seen some compelling evidence that Boost Mobile will begin carrying the Apple iPhone this year. If true, it would be the first prepaid mobile operator in the US to offer what has traditionally been a device available only on contract (or unlocked). At this point, details are still thin: it’s not even clear if Boost would be stocking the iPhone 4S or older iPhone 4.
With many of Boost’s recent Android offerings having first been sold by parent company Sprint (Samsung Replenish, LG Marquee), it’s certainly quite feasible that the iPhone could go the [...]
You are already probably familiar with the i4Siri project; at the end of last year we told you to keep your fingers crossed for a port if Siri is the only reason you’d consider purchasing an iPhone 4S (despite the improved camera and processor). If you’re rocking an Apple iPad and want to use Siri, this might be a good chance to consider it, since Apple failed to bring the personal assistant to the New iPad (and iOS 5.1).
In order to get it up and running you will first need to jailbreak your device (regardless if you’re on an A4 or A5 device, regardless if you [...]
This year’s JailbreakCon 2012 of WWJC (World Wide Jailbreak Convention) will be held on Saturday, September 29, in San Francisco at the South SF Conference Center.
What exactly is JailbreakCon? Actually, it is the new name for MyGreatFest, a convention dedicated to jailbreaking. “A community event featuring the most prominent members of the community”. Expect to see “the best hackers, developers and themers that the community has to offer” at the convention and make their findings and achievements public. If you want to participate, make sure to [...]