Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

Free iPhone 4 Case from Apple? Yes Please

Check this link over on SimonBlog to see how to go about getting a free iPhone 4 case/bumper from Apple – it’s their way of sorting out the car crash that is the “antennagate” issue.

You’ll need this app: iPhone 4 Case Program app and an iTunes account. As of yet I’m not entirely sure whether it’s exclusive to the US or not – I don’t have an iPhone 4 yet so I cannot verify this but perhaps some Irish iPhone 4 owner can…

iPhone 4 Antenna Song

Apple actually started their press conference today with this gem:

follow the Apple iPhone 4 Conference on TechCrunch or click this link for the most recent update entitled “We’re not perfect”

“Flash Off” says Jobs

Steve Jobs recently posted an open letter explaining why he believes that Adobe Flash is not a good fit for the iPhone, iPod and iPad.

Over 1000 words long…what did he actually say?

SimonBlog has this to help us:

Steve Jobs cites six major reasons why he’d prefer to avoid Adobe Flash on Apple devices.

1. Adobe Flash is 100% proprietary – Apple is inclined to work on open web standards such as HTML5, CSS and JavaScript rather than 100% proprietary systems such as Adobe Flash. He defends the proprietary iPhone OS by mentioning that “all standards pertaining to the web should be open”

2. Alternatives for Web Video are available – Most videos on the web can be viewed on Apple devices without requiring Flash. Contrary to Apple’s claims, you do not need Adobe Flash to enjoy the ‘full web’ experience. H.264 is an ultra-modern video protocol which offers a great alternative to playing videos using Adobe Flash.

3. Poor Security – Flash makes Macs crash and it has a notorious history for security loopholes. Till date, there’s no mobile device which shows Flash performing well without any security issues.

4. Kills Battery Life – Flash is a performance hogger and a major reason for drained battery life. An iPhone running H.264 offers nearly double the battery life of an iPhone running on Flash.

5. Poor Touch Capabilities – Flash just doesn’t work well for touch interfaces. It relies heavily on a rollover concept where the position of a mouse cursor triggers certain actions. That’s hardly the best approach (in fact, it’s the worst approach) for a touch interface.

6. Avoid dependency on Third Party Tools – If developers grow dependent on third party development libraries and tools, they can only take advantage of platform enhancements if and when the third party chooses to adopt the new features. It basically means that Adobe’s cross-platform tools lead to mediocre and sub-standards apps.

While Adobe has reacted strongly to the above six arguments from Apple’s top boss, it has done little to elaborate its stand on the matter so far.

Wifi Sync your iPhone?

MobileMe seems to be the only option to sync your iPhone to your computer without using wires – this costs a bit of money though, check it out here.

But what about those of us who don’t want to fork out the €79 per year? Well the guys at Engadget have come up with an interesting app called Wifi Sync that lets you sync your iPhone to iTunes wirelessly, check out the teaser video here. Engadget will submit this app to Apple by the end of the week and hopefully Apple will approve it!

An Apple of Volcanic Proportions

Seems like the whole world is talking about it…a colossal explosion…the debris that will inevitably fall from the cloud…the heat that certain people will feel…

…no, not Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland…rather the erupting Steve Jobs in Apple-land! Yes we now know that some poor techie lost the iPhone 4 that he was testing…in a pub! And  somehow the guys over at Gizmodo acquired it for 5K and displayed it for the world to see before Mr. Jobs could unveil it himself! Apple have since demanded their prototype be returned – for the full story read it here on FastCompany

What Time is it Mr. Jobs?

Ever wonder why in most pictures officially advertising the iPhone the time is 9:42? And even now with the iPad there is a similar trend showing the time 9:41. Apple-maniacs the world over have been attempting to solve the dated mystery, until now.

Check out this blog post from Secret Lab developer Jon Manning – iPad Day: 9:41 AM

Basically when Jon was visiting an Apple store he bumped into senior VP of iPhone software, Scott Forstall. Manning decided to ask Forstall about the time conundrum and settle the debate once and for all. Forstall replied by explaining that when a keynote is taking place the product reveal always happens around 40 minutes into the presentation.

Bazinga!

A Case of iPad Hype

Someone said on the radio the other day that there hasn’t been this much media hype since the Korean War! In fact, Apple don’t even need to advertise their new gadget because everyone is talking about it! Naturally with 300,000 iPads sold on the first day, those new gadgeteers would need some assurance that their most precious commodity would be protected in some way – check out this nifty case for the iPad

For more info and pictures go to AppleInsider