Monthly Archives: July 2010

Videos And Photos Of Smartphone Antenna Performance And Their Weak Spots Disappear From Apple’s Website

Videos And Photos Of Smartphone Antenna Performance And Their Weak Spots Disappear From Apple’s Website

Folks at TechCrunch have spotted something interesting.

You might remember that Apple had published new pages on its website to explain smartphone performance and their weak spots.

The new pages explained the attenuation and signal loss in smartphones and published videos to demonstrate how different grips cause the attenuation problem even in popular smartphones.

Apple Replaces Google And Skyhook Databases With In-House Database To Provide Location-Based Services

Apple Replaces Google And Skyhook Databases With In-House Database To Provide Location-Based Services

It is no secret that Apple and Google are no longer partners as they once were and the rivalry between the two companies has been steadily on the rise. Consequently, Apple's recent acquisition of map software developers like PlaceBase and Poly9 to potentially replace Google Maps on the iOS are entirely along expected lines.

A recent communication between Apple and US federal legislators have unearthed some more interesting information on how Apple has been working to reduce its dependency on its rival.

Amazon Adds Inline Dictionary And More To Kindle App

Amazon Adds Inline Dictionary And More To Kindle App

Amazon continues to improve the user experience of its Kindle app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It had recently updated its app to bring audio and video content to e-books.

It has just released a new version of the iOS app with an in-line dictionary, which was one of the most requested features by users.

iPhone 4 Launching In 17 New Countries Today

iPhone 4 Launching In 17 New Countries Today

As we had noted earlier, the iPhone 4 goes on sale in 17 new countries starting today.

The countries in this round of launch include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

iPhone 4 Real World Testing Report

iPhone 4 Real World Testing Report

One of the surprising things about the iPhone 4 reception saga was that most of the our favorite tech journalists did not report the antenna issue when they reviewed iPhone 4.

Walt Mossberg of Wall Street Journal was probably the only one who reported that iPhone 4’s performance in making voice calls on AT&T's network in the U.S. was decidedly mixed.

White iPhone 4 Delay Due To Light Leakage Issue?

White iPhone 4 Delay Due To Light Leakage Issue?

Though highly anticipated, the white iPhone 4 is yet to see the light of day. The model was initially postponed until the "second half of July" only to be postponed yet again "until later this year".

Apple has cited challenges in manufacturing process as the reason behind the delay in launch of the white iPhone.

Apple Investigating iPhone 3G Performance Issue Observed After Upgrading To iOS 4

Apple Investigating iPhone 3G Performance Issue Observed After Upgrading To iOS 4

Some of our readers who own an iPhone 3G have reported that iOS 4 has slowed down their iPhone, which has forced some of them to downgrade to iPhone OS 3.1.3 or try workarounds to make it faster.

Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is "looking into" complaints from iPhone 3G users about performance issues with iOS 4.

Apple iPhone 4 Vs. Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) – Which One is Better?

Apple iPhone 4 Vs. Samsung Captivate (Galaxy S) – Which One is Better?

AT&T has recently announced a handful of new Android handsets and among them, Samsung Captivate; also known as Samsung Galaxy S on carriers like Sprint and Verizon, has been receiving a lot of rave reviews.

So how does this Android 2.1 device compare with Apple's iPhone 4? We will take you through the key differences in features and performance between the two devices.

Apple Releases iOS 4.1 Beta 2 To Developers

Apple Releases iOS 4.1 Beta 2 To Developers

Apple has released the second beta version of iOS 4.1 (build 8B5091b) and iOS SDK 4.1 for developers of its iPhone Developer Program.

Based on the release notes, it looks like Apple has fixed some bugs. iOS 4.1 Beta 2 is available for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 3rd and 2nd generation.

Apple Starts Shipping Free iPhone 4 Bumpers

Apple Starts Shipping Free iPhone 4 Bumpers

We had reported earlier that all the free iPhone 4 cases that Apple was giving away as part of Apple’s iPhone 4 case program were going to be shipped only after three weeks or more.

But looks like some lucky users are already getting emails from Apple informing them the iPhone 4 bumper will be delivered as early as August 2.