Well everybody its now official, invites have been handed out by Apple (where’s ours eh) for the a launch even on the 7th March. Quite what’s going to be announced is anyone’s guess and I’m sure you’ve all seen the news and speculation on what it could be.
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Samsung are set to announce their “Swipeit” android product at this years CES. Swipeit is an Android app that allows and Samsung Internet and Swipeit enabled tv’s to show the content from your phone, on the larger screen. Does this sound familiar?
I’m loving the name Swipeit as that’s what they tend to do with Apple product design but now it seems airplay.
While SwipeIt works exactly like the Apple’s AirPlay, there are some significant differences:
According to a somewhat vauge report at Bloomberg, iPhone 4s phone users consume double the data of iPhone 4 users thanks, mainly, to Siri.
Network analyst Arieso claims that the voice navigation software could see users incur significantly higher bills, and mobile networks struggle with the volume of data being transmitted.
Arieso reached the conclusion after analysing the data usage of one million smartphone owners on an unnamed European network.
Jonathan Ive, Apple’s head of design, has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year Honours list.
Mr Ive, who can now style himself Sir Jonathan, has been made a Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE).
Raised in Chingford, Mr Ive began working for Apple in 1992 and since then has been the brains behind many of its products.
He described the honour as “absolutely thrilling” and said he was “both humbled and sincerely grateful”.
Apple are at it again with their festive period giveaways. You don’t need the app to download the free offering as we have provided the links here.
Day 1 : iTunes Track – Coldplay EP, iTunes festival London 3 songs & videos : iTunes Link
Day 2 : Video – Top Gear: The Middle East Special + The Trip: Hipping Hall : iTunes Link
Day 3 : iTunes Track – Lady Gaga – Marry the Night – single with video : iTunes Link
Day 4 : iBook – The Redbreast by Jo Nesbø : iTunes Link
Day 5 : Game – Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing : iTunes Link
The New York Times has published Mona Simpson’s eulogy for her brother, Steve Jobs. Simpson delivered her eulogy during his memorial service on October 16 at the Memorial Church of Stanford University. In her remarks, she recalls her experience of his final days and hours, including his last words to his family.
Its probably wrong that anyone, bar a select few, in the journalist or blogging world can say they knew anything Steve Jobs the person, not Steve Jobs the icon and yet his death has had a profound impact on the world.
The moment that I heard the news via a chat room it was immediately deemed as a hoax as none of the major news sites seemed to know of the news, then slowly it began drip feeding through the networks leaving us with the news that SJ has indeed passed away.
Another day, moment, week and something apple is being rumored. So we’ve rounded up this weeks iPhone and Apple rumors in the best of the rumors.
Friday 26th August : iPhone 4s Leaked Pictures
So it;s not actually the iPhone 4s but alleged pictures of the case for the 4s. The pictures speak for themselves showing a lack of a home button and moving of the antenna.
Wednesday : An All New Mac
What a way to start the week with sites announcing that a source from Japanese news and rumors website release the news that Apple will release a new product. All that’s been said is that it will be distinctly different. Well thanks for that, a weight lifted from my mind and a new product from Apple will be released. Next we can all rest easy after Ford announce they will make a new car.
Tuesday : The Cheap iPhone4
Rumors abound now about a cheap iPhone 4 coming with 8gb storage. This seems semi plausible as having a handset priced in the Android pricing sector would certainly stir things up
Monday : iPhone 5 Release Date For October
The October date has been chucked around more than once by AT&T and other “sources” and this one makes sense. A traditional product announcement in the month of September and then release in October
Those of you in the UK on the Orange mobile network will be more than aware of Orange wednesday’s where it’s buy one and get one free to goto participating cinema’s on the cheap.
Now it’s going one further it seems by teaming up with iTunes to offer a free movie. Orange’s new website, FilmToGo, lets customers grab a film a week to watch using PC, laptop or iOS device.
Downsides are that films are only playable for 30 days after receiving them and it will cost you a 35p text message to get the redemption code. Orange customers text FILMTOGO to 85060.
I sent my text to that number and got an immediate reply with my download code an instructions to goto the FilmToGo website. However the codes are only valid on a Thursday ONLY but they do offer a handy e-mail reminder service.
Next Thursday is “The Wrestler” and that has to be worth 35p of anyone’s money.
It’s been a busy week in the Apple camp. First there was Lion, the Macbook being dropped and today we have what Apple calls the “World’s First Thunderbolt Display”. The 27-inch Thunderbolt Display has an LED-backlit, 2560-by-1440 pixel, 16:9, in-plane swtiching (IPS) screen, which Apple says has a brightness of 375 cd/m2 and a 1000:1 contrast ratio.