Today, July 20th OtterBox release there famous case, the Defender series. currently you can only buy the cases in black, the defender series will run you $49.95. The defender case is a great case for protection, i am going to get the defender, sure it hides the beauty of the iPhone 4, but it protects it against bump, shock, drop and dust intrusion. BUT the case is NOT protective against water.
Okay, so this developer, Nick Lee, decided to hide a tethering feature into his flashlight app. How this got past Apple, I don't know, but it's not going to be here long. The app is called Handy Light, it is $.99, but that beats the Tethering Plan that most service carriers offer. The developer posted a full video on how to enable it and it really is pretty sneaky. I guess Apple didn't notice the extra code. Grab it while you can, or don't, and miss out just like some did on iChatr before it was taken down.
Yet another quick tip comes from the almighty Phil Synowiec. This time I'm going to teach you how to talk to your phone and it will spell out what you are saying. This is great for driving a texting(be safe). You can simply talk into the phone, then copy the text into a text message, and click send. It's that easy. Dragon Dictation is FREE on the app store and you can complain about the price!
If you're the sort of person who both enjoys Tweeting via Twitter and organising yourself with Google Calendar, then you should take a look at Infoteria's TwitCal iPhone app, which can be used to tweet and follow events through Twitter, as well as making it easy for you to integrate your Google Calendar, combining social and private events into one easy-to-manage calendar. TwitCal's mash-up, single-interface calendar lets users view events booked by other TwitCal users, events imported via Twitter, Google Calendar and events updated by a followed calendar, as well as their own events.
TwitCal's five main features are "Tweet Event", where users can tweet any event they'd like to share, "Smart Sync with Google Calendar" which is pretty self-explanatory, "Follow Calendar", where users can follow other TwitCal users' calendars, upon user approval of course, "Share with Friend" and "Multiple View".
TwitCal is available now in the Apple iTunes App Store for $2.99/£1.79.
A quick video showing the new service bars on iOS 4.0.1. They got a little bit bigger and gained some weight. As you can say, they are a lot more accurate now. They show the true amount of service you have on your phone unlike iOS 4.0. Not really a need to update.
Apple posts record $3.25b profit in first full quarter of iPad sales, says more 'amazing products' coming this year.
Apple just posted up its third quarter earnings -- its first full quarter selling the iPad -- and, well, it's raining cash in Cupertino. The company posted a record profit of $3.35b on record revenues of $15.7b, which is up from $1.83b and $9.73b from a year ago. The big stat? Apple sold 3.27 million iPads, nearly matching the 3.47 million Macs sold -- and Mac sales were up 33 percent from a year ago to set a new quarterly record. IPhone sales -- including the first few weeks of the iPhone 4 -- were up 61 percent from a year ago to 8.4 million, and the iPod continued its slow decline, down eight percent to 9.41 million units sold. Over half of the Apple's sales -- 52 percent -- were international.
PC World has grabbed some PR gurus and canvassed them for their opinion on "antennagate", with the overall results being reasonably positive in Apple's favour. "I think after a real slow start, they've done very well," crisis management specialist Jonathan Bernstein told PC World, adding that although Steve Jobs initally came over as a little uncaring, in his opinion, in the end Apple manage to limit potential damage to its image by finally being frank about the problem and providing a solution. Bernstein also told PC World that it helps that Apple already has such a positive public persona: " The best defense against it is to have a strong cushion of good will already established. Apple has that." However, Bernstein was less impressed with the way in which Apple tried to involve other phone makers, actually naming names in the process. "Pointing fingers at other people is never a first line of defence unless other people have deliberately and directly harmed you."
PC World also spoke to Jim Lukaszewski, another crisis communications and PR expert, who was of the same opinion as Steve Jobs, i.e. that the whole antenna incident had actually been blown out of proportion. "This company is really a model in handling these kinds of problems, because they do what they're supposed to do as soon as they're capable of doing it," commented Lukaszewski.
Bernstein's final point is actually a very good one. He said that people have such high expectations of Apple products, that when something does go array, people are more shocked because it's so unexpected.
Pocket Gamer reports that Disney has just released a free Tron game for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad in the US iTunes App Store. The free app is part of the promotional campaign for the forthcoming Tron: Legacy movie and console game, both of which will be out this December.
According to Pocket Gamer, the binary code featured in the iTunes "Description" section for the app actually says "This TRON app will evolve. ComiTRON coming 072210", which Pocket Gamer takes to mean that the app will receive a content update presumably during Comic Con in San Diego, on July 22nd. Currently the game only features tank shooting gameplay and some multiplayer features, but previous reports on the game have mentioned lightcycle gameplay, so maybe this will be included in tomorrow's update. Disney is apparently planning to continue updating the app right until the film's release, with both free and premium in-app purchase DLC.
Here in this video I will be teaching you guys how to use some cool camera features that will allow you to slide you "silent" button to take a picture. This app is really cool, but need work. Camera+ will do great once it is updated to 1.2 and then you can press your volume up button to snap a pic! I've been waiting for this a long time, hopefully other apps will follow as well.