At Apple’s quaterly earnings conference call, Tim Cook – Apple COO made some interesting comments about the iPad 2, competition with Android, status in Japan, and health of his CEO Steve Jobs. About the iPad 2, Tim Cook says that the demand has been staggering, and that they are finding it hard meet the demand. Read More
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The next generation iPhone will start shipping in September, according to a report from Reuters. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Reuters reports that Apple will begin production in July, and the completed product will begin shipping in September.
As far as features are concerned, it is predicted that the next gen iPhone will come with iOS 5 pre-loaded, a better camera, A5, and complete cloud syncing. The white iPhone 4 will be available within two or three weeks. The recent disaster in Japan is a reason for the delay. Read More
Google has released a new tool for US Google Maps users called “Google Map Maker”. Google Map Maker allows you to quickly edit US Google Maps. While online based maps have been available for years in the US, many countries still don’t have maps that are instantly available online.
Although Google is trying hard to map every country and make the data available online, it has not been able to be extremely accurate. This user driven approach allows you to edit areas in maps, and submit them for review. Each edit is reviewed completely, and if approved, they are added to Google Maps. According to Google, this feature has been used to generate maps for 183 countries and regions worldwide. Read More
The folks at Tinhte have released two videos in which they demonstrate a white iPhone 4 running test builds of iOS 5. They claim that the OS on the iPhones are test builds of iOS 5, and the iPhone is also 64GB rather than the normal 16GB and 32GB. Tinhte have a good track record of demonstrating future Apple device which means that this could be for real. Read More
Dropbox has updated its iOS App today that adds the ability to upload bulk photos in one go. The Dropbox 1.4 update will let you upload multiple photos and videos at once, and also import documents from other Apps into your Dropbox account. A dedicated “Uploads” tab has also been added to make the upload process more simple and accessible. Read More
GoodReader for iOS has been updated to version 3.6.0. The App allows you to view different files including music, video, books, PDF, and more from one single App. It also includes amazing sync capabilities, and powerful PDF annotation techniques. The update adds Data Protection to the App that encrypts individual files to prevent your files even if your device is stolen. Read More
Apple has confirmed that the white iPhone 4 will come this spring, and apparently this time it is for real. Verizon’s internal inventory database seems to have got the white iPhone 4 in two models, 32GB and 16GB. The numbering system does not prove that its is the white iPhone 4, but upon comparison with other white iPhone 4s (MC679) this one seems to be it. Read More
Apple’s patented ‘App Store’ has played a major role in the success of the iPhone. Many users believe that although the Android market has got a lot of applications, they are usually spammy and buggy. Developers prefered iOS because customers usually spent more money on iOS compared to Android. Google then revamped the Android Market user interface completely, and extended the paid model to different countries. Read More
Today, during Google’s Earnings Call, an analyst asked for more details about how Google was fairing up in the mobile business. Patrick Pichette, CFO of Google did not reveal any secrets but said, “Without any radical effort, we already announced at end of Q3 this is a $1 billion run-rate business.” The mobile business is growing at an “amazing blazingly pace” and Google tripped into $1 billion.” Read More
Apple has released iOS 4.3.2 for iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone that fixes FaceTime 3G connectivity issues. Frozen FaceTime screen issues have been resolved in this update, and Apple also mentions that the update includes the latest security patches for the mobile OS. The Verizon based CDMA iPhone 4 was given its own update – iOS 4.2.7.