It’s Friday, so it’s never a bad idea to add some weird humor to the beginning of our weekend. In this case though, be prepared for some brutality as a couple of guys just unboxed a brand new Samsung Galaxy S III and an iPhone 4S and made no cuts in the video in order to show that they truly did drag two brand new phones from a car to test the durability of their screens.
Obviously this is more of a Samsung video, since at all times the guy filming is boasting about how well he knows that the Galaxy S III will survive the drag race and that the iPhone 4S won’t. [...]
This is probably not the best time to get an iPhone, since we’re probably just a month or two away from Apple’s next generation smartphone. That said, if you’re in urgent need to get one, that doesn’t mean that devices like the iPhone 4S won’t remain relevant for at least another year or two.
As carriers begin doing their best to boost sales during the slowest season of the year, Sprint took the lead by dropping as much as $86 from any iPhone that you purchase in their network after a two-year contract. That involves dropping $50 off the price tag, [...]
There’s no denying that the definition of what a smartphone is has shifted quite a few times in less than a decade. At first it was a phone with PIM functionality, later a PDA that had phone functionality, later a phone that was smart enough to handle anything developers could throw at it, and as of a few months ago, it’s all about a phone that talks to you. I know many of you started reading this thinking that Voice Control is the big thing now, but as we’ve been going through the different alternatives in the market lately, it’s clear that the technology is [...]
There are quite a lot of people who like to combine the best of both worlds and using Gmail on your iOS-powered device, let it be iPhone or iPad, is just one example. However, the Gmail app for iOS is lacking functionality compared to the Android flavor but there’s an update available in the App Store that tries to close the gap.
Probably the most important addition is Notification Center support with options for banners, alerts and lock screen notifications. You no longer have to open the application to check for e-mails, you can finally be notified if you have one right [...]
When it comes to digital media, renting has as many advantages as does purchased media. For example, if you rent music, books or movies, you don’t have to worry about a variable cost. You can consume as much as you can eat, for a fixed cost, that’s easier to budget than the variable cost of owning. You also don’t have to worry about your purchased music, books or movies not being supported in the future as products evolve, since you don’t own it anyways. There’s definitely a lot of wisdom behind the whole concept of subscription services.
On the [...]
There’s a lot to celebrate about iOS 6. Brandon’s recent editorial highlights the top 5 features we found most interesting, but after testing the first beta just a couple of days later, not everything has been fun and games. I could certainly add a ton of additional reasons why I consider that the OS matters, but today, it’s time to talk about the five reasons why I’m disappointed.
Let’s start this list with a disclaimer though. There’s nothing in these five disappointments that considers iOS either superior or inferior to other platforms. [...]