Archive for October, 2011

Oct 26

Apple’s new iOS 5 brings quite a lot of old news to iOS 4 and changes are not just about icloud, Notifications Center or camera but also the operating system interface. In this article we have illustrated images changes introduced by Apple for UI iOS 5 and many of them are very subtle. For example in the picture above shows us that the badge was changed shadow applications are now gray and not black.

Can you find it hard to believe but the distance between the icons of applications has increased by 2 pixels more precisely, a difference almost invisible to the naked eye. As you can see in the image below and the difference of only 2 pixels was taken from the right side of the screen and moved the center to center everything in the idea that icons for iOS 4 note that there is a discrepancy between the space left by the icon until the edge of the screen.

Finally Apple has made some very subtle changes that few would be found without SpringBoard of our image analysis but above all you have presented.

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Oct 25

iPhone 4S was the first smartphone that had built the new Bluetooth 4.0 standard and the organization that manages the licensing rights to technology thought to change the name of the Bluetooth 4.0 in Bluetooth Smart or Bluetooth Smart Ready that brings to the attention of consumers.

Through this organization rebarnding SIG (Bluetooth Special Interest Group) is trying to highlight Bluetooth 4.0 is the standard help develop products with complex features that can interact with gadgets around us.

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced two new brand extensions to its globally recognized logo today in an effort to create consumer awareness around compatibility for new devices implementing Bluetooth v4.0

Practical the advantage of the popularity of the iPhone 4S, the SIG is trying to convince the rest of the mobile manufacturers to implement Bluetooth 4.0 technology in their products, and thus forcing manufacturers to do the same accessories.

Bluetooth Smart brings low energy consumption and efficiency in communication with the devices around us so widespread implementation would be beneficial for everyone, but now remains to be seen whether manufacturers of mobile accessories and will take the standard.

Oct 24

Dag Kittlaus, co-founder of the Company who released Siri on the iPhone 4S, according to Apple left from AllThingsD. Kittlaus in 2007 became the CEO of the company that developed the system and after the acquisition of Siri by Apple he was led the engineering team to implement Siri on iOS 5. His departure was planned for some time and apparently it was the fact that his family lives in Chicago and not in California and it seems that separation was in good terms.

Dag Kittlaus — the co-founder and CEO of the company that created the Siri voice control feature, which Apple launched to much acclaim recently — has left the company, according to sources. There were several reasons for the departure, which was amicable and has been planned for a while, sources said. They included Kittlaus’ family being in Chicago, a desire to take time off and an interest in brainstorming new entrepreneurial ideas.

Dag’s departure rises some questions about what Apple did with Siri for iDevice’s and this resignation of course it could have very different reasons. Within Apple there most certainly relevant and capable people to replace Dag but remains to be seen as Siri will be developed in future.

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Oct 23

Since I bought the new iPhone 4S I noticed a discrepancy between the signal of the new device launched by Apple and iPhone 4. The new iPhone 4S can not be switched on a 3G network on an EDGE unless you are an area where there is 3G coverage and if I see that my iPhone 4 is doing better than iPhone 4S in terms of signal quality.

In the above picture you have a comparison between the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S using the application Field Test and observe that iPhone 4 has a reception of -78 while iPhone 4S have – 94, the value of -78 is better.

Apple solved the problem that led to loss of the signal at iPhone 4 but apparently the new 4S is not doing so well with the signal reception, as you can see in the picture above. I didn’t missed calls; I had no problem like that as I traveled through many cities but the signal in local area so battery life has suffered since it can not switch to EDGE.

If you have iPhone devices and iPhone 4S devices I am curious if you have the same problems or it is something that only happens in my case. To activate Field Test Mode and view the image above values you have to type in dialer *3001#12345#* and it will open automatically.

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Oct 22

For years is rumored that Apple will launch a TV and behold, before the death of Steve Jobs seems to be ‘read’ the secret of building such a product. The information comes from the biography written of course by Walter Isaacson where Steve Jobs said that he knew how to build a HDTV to be successful on the market.

Jobs want to do a simple and elegant HDTV that would have an intuitive interface and that of course would be connected to all iDevice and Mac where a user could take even content.

He very much wanted to do for television sets what he had done for computers, music players, and phones: make them simple and elegant,” Isaacson wrote. Isaacson continued: “‘I’d like to create an integrated television set that is completely easy to use,’ he told me.

As he presents the TV, it’s a product that could connect to iTunes, could be controlled on an iDevice that could run even multumedia content. Honestly I do not know how successful such Apple TV would give there are so many brands on the market.

If they launch a new and innovative product that really would have a very simple and elegant interface that would work in any home, not just the iDevice’s but it would be cheaper then I think they might have greater success in the global marketplace.

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