10 October, 2012
05 October, 2012
04 October, 2012
04 October, 2012
Apple has been under scrutiny from users and competitors for their new Apple Maps app. Tim Cook has written the following apology to customers:
To our customers,
At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.
We launched Maps initially with the first version of iOS. As time progressed, we wanted to provide our customers with even better Maps including features such as turn-by-turn directions, voice integration, Flyover and vector-based maps. In order to do this, we had to create a new version of Maps from the ground up.
There are already more than 100 million iOS devices using the new Apple Maps, with more and more joining us every day. In just over a week, iOS users with the new Maps have already searched for nearly half a billion locations. The more our customers use our Maps the better it will get and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback we have received from you.
While we’re improving Maps, you can try alternatives by downloading map apps from the App Store like Bing, MapQuest and Waze, or use Google or Nokia maps by going to their websites and creating an icon on your home screen to their web app.
Everything we do at Apple is aimed at making our products the best in the world. We know that you expect that from us, and we will keep working non-stop until Maps lives up to the same incredibly high standard.
Tim Cook Apple’s CEO
03 October, 2012
The patent brawl between Samsung and Apple marches on. Samsung on Tuesday filed amendment documents requesting to add the iPhone 5 to its existing suit against Apple.
Samsung accuses Apple’s latest smartphone of infringing eight of its patents, the same ones it claims Apple’s new iPad, iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iPod touch also infringe. In its filing, Samsung states, “The iPhone 5 has the same accused functionality as the previously accused versions of the iPhone, so the proof of infringement of the patents-in-suit by the iPhone 5 is the same as for other Apple devices already accused of infringement in this litigation.”
03 October, 2012
Lock your door from anywhere in the world.
Any smartphone can use Lockitron through its intuitive two-button app. With Lockitron you can instantly share access with your family and friends. This Lockitron app is designed with Ycombinator technology that will help you substitute use of physical keys. The app will bring complete control of locking system of your door to your Smartphone. This is an Internet based app that comes with a hardware package.
02 October, 2012
Google has an iOS 6 Maps app awaiting approval. It is solely up to Apple to approve.
The same sources say that Google is preparing a Google Maps app for
iOS6, which will appear in time. No official statement has been made and
there will inevitably be questions over whether Apple will approve it
in the App Store. (Apple might not, on the basis that it “competes with
existing functionality”, but would invite a further backlash if it did.
01 October, 2012
29 September, 2012
When deciding how to overhaul the iPhone 5, Apple left no stone unturned. The famously crack-prone back of the 4 and 4S has been replaced by a matte aluminum body that helps make it both thinner and lighter than any previous iPhone (and most of its competition). It feels truly remarkable. And the taller (but not wider) screen, faster 4G LTE wireless, strong battery life, upgraded processor and graphics, and improved low-light photography make it a worthy upgrade, even for many people who purchased a 4S last year.
If you're already an iPhone (or iPod) user, the iPhone 5 heralds Apple's latest big switch, this time upgrading the aging, ubiquitous 30-pin connector to a tiny, versatile new Lightning port. (Adapters sold separately, of course.) And its iOS 6 operating system, while largely an improvement over iOS 5, now features turn-by-turn directions, but significantly poorer maps and directions (which Apple has stated it intends to greatly improve over time). The iPhone 5 is exactingly, thoughtfully designed from the inside out, and Apple's attention to detail shows. It's by a wide margin the best iPhone ever built, and, with a gdgt Score of 96, is one of the best smartphones ever made.
26 September, 2012
Out of all phone companies on the planet this has to be the worst. Just go to their community page and search for "reception" and you will never ever sign up with them and if you did in the past ... LOL, condolences to you my friend.
Once you leave them and go with someone else you'll understand the meaning of their slogan "Power to you".