Hardly does a man like me scoff at the competition, especially when that competition is the “don’t be evil” Google. And, hardly does a man like me scoff at the floundering of smartphone – I root for the sub-genre with passion not seen outside Hollywood. But after a month of sales under its belt, the Google Nexus One isn’t looking that good. The times are bad, I know. And Android has been pumped in the arm by a lot of great phones – this too I know. But its sales figures are dire next to the iPhone heady debut and the more recent outing of Motorola’s Droid. For those who pray, pray for the success of at least one Apple competitor, but don’t pray too hard – I am a man who likes Apple and would rather not start chasing everything else.[via Gizmodo Japan]
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Ok, we are all well aware of the many complaints about Apple Care. They may not be the best of the best but, as it turns out, they’re far from being the worst. The early adopters of the latest would-be “iPhone killer” Google’s Nexus One have run into a problem with 3G performance, or more specifically – the lack there of. The issue, quickly ballooned into a real-life drama at Google’s support forums is – the Nexus One either refuses to switch to 3G altogether or constantly switches between EDGE and 3G. And that is an area where all other phones, including the “Jesus” phone work fine. But the technical issue is not the main part of the drama.
Like shooting at F2.8, the Nexus One is wide open thanks to the destructive geeks at ifixit.com. Evidently, the new phone is thoughtfully designed, at least as it applies to tear downs. Indeed, nothing really new under the hood, but the poor thing does go to pieces pretty well. That and Google’s OS under the hood should make this a very interesting buy and wonderful competition for the iPhone.[via iFixit]
Hamburg, Germany – codeSTREAM today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Timelapse Video Recorder 1.0, its newest productivity app for the Apple iPhone(R). Timelapse Video Recorder makes it possible to create beautiful, butter smooth 1920x1080p time lapse video, taking full advantages of Apple’s highly advanced iPhone 4S(R) camera and rivaling one of Android’s flagships, the Galaxy Nexus, main selling point.
Timelapse Video Recorder is the intuitive, fun and easy way to create beautiful time lapse videos in full HD resolution. Easily record videos on your device with just one tap. It provides a pleasing clean interface to simply adjust settings like video length and speed up factor, and saves the finished shoots right in your device’s library.
Timelapse Video Recorder is unique as it works great with the iPhone 4S and iOS 5 and allows recordings with up to 1920x1080p resolution. Videos are made with 60 frames per seconds for the extra smoothness. Creating exciting HD time lapse videos on your iPhone has never been easier and a more fun experience. Start recording now!
* Intuitive interface, no clutter, one tap to start
* HD 1080p time lapse videos (iPhone 4S)
* Butter Smooth 60 FPS Recordings
* Easily adjust the time lapse factor with a slider
* Set a timer to automatically stop recording
* Full control of camera focus
* Saves videos to camera roll
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 4G iPod touch
* iPad 2 Wi-Fi and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 0.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Timelapse Video Recorder 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.
codeSTREAM is an independent software studio based in the beautiful city Hamburg, Germany. codeSTREAM specializes in crafting innovative and intuitive mobile apps. With codeSTREAM’s years of experience and expertise, we are working hard towards our goal to create long lasting and unique experiences for our customers. Copyright (C) 2012 codeSTREAM. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
It appears that the first iPhone 5 benchmark has to hit Geekbench. As can be seen from the screenshot above, Apple’s new A6 chip used in the iPhone 5 is a dual core and clocks in at 1GHz. Memory wise, the phone is packed with 1GB ram, same as the New iPad. Its benchmark score of 1601 is not only the highest ever for an Apple (mobile) device, but it’s easily double that of any previous iOS benchmark (the iPad 3 scored in the mid-high 700s). Based on this figure alone, Apple’s claim of the A6 being twice as fast as the A5 processor is pretty much bang on. Perhaps more impressive is that the new iPhone beats out even quad core Tegra 3 powered devices like the Nexus 7 and Transformer Primer. For comparison, here are the benchmarks for other Android phones/tablets:
For those who you who don’t have an iPhone 4S (or the new iPad with iOS 6) and feel left out with not being able to converse with Siri, you’ll soon be able to do many of the same things that Apple’s digital assistant is able to. Along with Google’s announcement today that Knowledge Graph will be making its way outside the US, and the introduction of the Gmail in personal search results feature, the Big G has made it known that the Google Search app for iOS will be updated soon and it’ll include voice-based questions and answers.
Toronto, Canada – It happens at every office or little league game: someone has the unenviable task of picking up a drink order for everyone. So when it’s your turn, use Java Run to not only take your standard coffee orders, but also to take any custom food or drink item.
Java Run has many other handy tools to make your life easier. For example, you can take an order for a drink or food item and store this information under your Favorites list for easy retrieval for the next time. Is your colleague already at the coffee shop? No problem, you can simply email them the order directly from the app. The easy-to-read format allows anyone to read the order to the barista, without having to worry about decoding your hockey team mates’ handwriting.
“Customizing multiple list allows me to distinguish between my work coffee list from the one I have for my kids’ soccer nights,” says Jeannie Qubti. “Always getting everyone’s coffee orders fast and right the first time has made me everyone’s new best friend at the office as well as on the sidelines.”
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 3.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Java Run 1.0.1 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.
Nexus6 is a full-service digital entertainment group based in Toronto, Canada. Creating cutting-edge graphics and video since 1999, the creative team at Nexus6 continues to leverage the latest technological innovations in everything they do. Copyright (C) 2011 Nexus6. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Bristol, United Kingdom – Hot on the heels of the iPad Secrets iBook, Intelligenti today announce a wonderful high-resolution illustrated edition of Tips and Tricks – iPhone Secrets, now available to download from the iBooks store. Intelligenti have reworked each illustration in high resolution, which allows readers to clearly see what the tip is describing. Simply double tap an image to zoom in and then pinch to zoom for a closer look without leaving the app. Featuring over 120 great illustrated tips.
Bristol, United Kingdom – Group Text SMS is a new, free app that allows users to quickly and easily create groups of contacts users can send a text to. Rather than having to manually add each name through the Messages app, users can create a group and use it time and again. Available now through the App Store, Group Text SMS is developed by Intelligenti who publish the popular Tips & Tricks – iPhone Secrets apps.
Bristol, United Kingdom – Intelligenti today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Mirror Cam 1.0, a free, brand new app for iPhone 4. Designed to make full use of the iPhone 4 front facing camera, Mirror Cam allows you to look at yourself while surrounded by many different frames. See what you look like in an antique frame, as a Spaceman, and more. With over 3 million iPhone 4′s sold already, many people will be looking for specialist apps to use with it; that app is Mirror Cam for iPhone 4.