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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Review

Posted on 03 November 2014 by yizhan

The September of 2014, as anticipated, saw the release of not one, but two Apple smartphones. The expected iPhone 6 was accompanied by a bigger version called the iPhone 6 Plus. Both high-end, and both struggling to top the market like Apple was used to in Job’s time, let’s see what these phones have got for us.

Design and Size

Apple had to do something about maintaining their strategy of compactness in smartphones all the while wanting the “big smartphone” fans to be attracted to Apple too, instead of going to their competitor, Samsung’s readily available large smartphones. For this, Apple introduced the iPhone 6, which has a 4.7” screen and a big brother smartphone for the big screen lovers, the 5.5” inch screen possessing iPhone 6 Plus. Win-win.

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As the phones have elongated, they have also maintained slimness, being Apple’s slimmest ever phones, the iPhone 6 is 6.9mm thick whereas the 6 Plus is 7.1mm thick. As far as the screen is concerned, we have no idea why Apple only made the iPhone 6 Plus an HD display phone whereas the iPhone 6 has a 326PPi display, which is quite unimpressive.

So what’s new in the design? There isn’t much innovation to see here but rather more improved features. Since the iPhone 6 Plus is a huge device and quite hard to manage with one hand, Apple provided the Reachability feature that allows the top of the screen to come to middle screen for easy use. The problem? It looks annoying and I doubt many would use it. The better, improved keyboards are a plus, though. And of course, the new iPad-style landscape mode for homescreen is also wonderful, unfortunately it’s only for the 6 Plus.

Camera

Camera is one aspect where Apple excels – the quality is sharp and detailed, and the secondary cameras are impressive. Apple did not overlook the camera this time around either, and brought in new features for the camera like optical image stabilization and the Focus Pixel feature that enhances auto-focus ability, and also improved the overall camera quality. For the video recording, improved aperture, burst mode option, and the new 240fps slo-mo options are available on both the phones.

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Performance

Everyone expected better functionality and Apple served. The phones are backed up by a 1.39GHz dual-core 64-bit A8 chip accompanied by 1GB of ram. Even with quad and octa-core phones available out there, Apple manages to keep a full functioning high-end phone at dual-core.

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Battery

Coming as a huge relief is better battery performance on both the phones. The phones’ non-removable case hides an 1810 mAh battery – not the biggest as there are more than 2100 mAh ones but it runs decently enough. The battery life still does not compare to iPhone 6’s competitor, Samsung Galaxy S5 as the S5 can last a day even after full use and the iPhone 6 can last about 13-15 hours on light usage. No matter, at least the battery life on the phones is a step from the previous models although there could have been a better improvement.

Conclusion

For the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, all we can say is it definitely is a step up from the 5S, the new tweaks and improvements to enjoy are good but considering that many of the improvements come from iOS 8 rather than the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, many will find themselves upgrading their previous models rather than buying the new phones. If the phones were a little less pricey, then the new features would have been more than great, but for such prices, consumers demand more.

For the people who do not think of money as a drawback, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is a great release from Apple. Longer battery life, faster performance, sleekness and bigger screens, and new improvements are all a plus.

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Specifications

  • 3G and 4G LTE enabled
  • 2014 release, available to purchase
  • Nano-SIM compatible
  • Touch ID and Apple Pay
  • iPhone 6: 129 grams, iPhone 6 Plus: 172 grams
  • LED backlit LCD
  • iPhone 6:7” screen, 326 ppi, iPhone 6 Plus: 5.5” screen, 401 ppi
  • Multitouch
  • Shatter and fingerprint proof glass
  • 5mm headphone jack
  • No external memory card option
  • 1 GB ram
  • 16, 64, and 128 GB internal memory models available
  • Primary camera 8 megapixels, secondary camera 1.2 megapixels
  • 1080p @60fps and 720p @240fps video recording
  • iOS 8 (upgrade till 8.1)
  • A8 64-bit processor
  • Available in gold, silver, and gray
  • Price range high-end

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iPhone 6 Concept Design

Posted on 02 July 2014 by yizhan

When will Apple launch its latest project? The answer to that is still undiscovered as Apple still hasn’t confirmed its release date for its latest installment of the gigantic iPhone series. Will it be called iPhone 6 or will Apple come up with a completely new and catchy name for its star product. Apple dominating the world market with its design and captivating operating systems has a large order on their hands this time. With Samsung and HTC catching up with the competition, Apple needs innovation its product design to bring a revolution in its latest project. Though Apple hasn’t officially confirmed any news, rumors have been out on what the new iPhone will look like and what Apple has in store for us.

It has been confirmed that the new iPhone will step away from its traditional razor look design and will now work on making a bigger phone. Its concept portrays an extension in the size of the new phone where its competitors have released huge devices which are practically more convenient with the customers now. As for predictions and concepts go by the new model will be 5 or 5.5 inches in display which is a step away from previous models and a lot thinner, up to 5.23 mm. So we see how the phone will be bigger and thinner but rumors also have it that Apple will launch more colors in the phone like it did with iPhone 5c.

As far fetched and advance as this seems, the most famous concept includes the iPhone 6 with dual screens. The second screen will slide out from the extremely thin side body of the phone. Along with that, one of the widely adapted innovations of wireless charging goes, it is heard that apple will indeed add this feature to its upcoming model where the phone will charge through a wireless charging mode.

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With the latest survey in the US concerning more than over 5000 people who are saying that iPhone 6 is the most anticipated phone ever. As Apple made minor updates to the iPhone 5s and 5c, there is a lot of pressure on Apple as some say that this is a pivotal device in the history of the industry. And as for the body of the iPhone, it is said that it will be made from metal and aluminum given the more angular hard end design.

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As per the software features and the operating system goes Apple will definitely bring something new to the table. The new phone will showcase the soon to be released and upgraded iOS 8 which is made in compatibility with the upcoming release.  In regard of new advanced features, the phones display is set to adapt to real life background environment and ditch the traditional home screen menu with an additional iPhone to IPhone app sharing feature that lets to share between your devices. In regard of the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, the new iPhone will also host Apple TouchID Fingerprint Scanner.

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Apple is renowned for keeping its devices a mystery till the last minute so there is no reliability to what Apple has in store for us with the new upcoming iPhone 6. Speaking of upcoming releases, Apple still hasn’t reviewed its release date for its new phone but speculators put it in September 2014 perfectly following the rollout release announced of iOS 8. Apple is known for making a dramatic entry and with its new phone it has the perfect opportunity to be doing so. By guessing and looking at the previous releases it has released its previous hardware launches in events set in September. Nothing can be expected till the end but Apple is expected to bring about a masterpiece this season with its iPhone 6.

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Ipad Tips, Tricks And Pointers Everyone Can Use

Posted on 26 December 2013 by yizhan

When you first purchase something as great as an iPad, you may not know how all of the bells and whistles work. This is why it is important that you gather enough knowledge to understand the inner workings of an iPad. The following article will provide you with some tips and tricks to help you discover the wonders of iPad.

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Before you purchase an iPad, you should take the time to make a list of the features you need and decide what kind of storage size you want. There are different models of iPads available and there is no point in spending money on features you are never going to use.

Apple iPad manuals only come in electronic form. Most Apple products come with downloadable manuals.

Google does not have to be the only search engine you use. Go to the Settings menu, choose Safari and then choose Search Engine. In addition to Google, you have a choice of using Yahoo and Bing as your search engine.

Did you lose your iPad? If you use the Apple product iCloud, you will be able to located your iPad or your iPhone. Go to the iCloud website, log in and you will be able to locate your lost iPad or phone on a map. You can also access this feature on another iPad.

When checking out any new applications, don’t overlook free options. Many times they are just as good as the paid version, although they may include advertisements. This is also a great way to have a type of trial before purchasing the full version that doesn’t have any obtrusive ads on it.

As you have just read, there are probably a million things you didn’t know about using your iPad. This article has provided you with some simple tips and advice that can make this device more user-friendly. Use the tips from this and any other article to build on your knowledge base for the ultimate user experience!

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iPad Air Review

Posted on 09 December 2013 by yizhan

Also known as Apple iPad 5
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Available as:
Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular with 3G/LTE support
Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi only and no GPS support

Numbers are incredibly out dated. Apple’s newest full-sized ipad tablet forgoes them and select for the exquisite ‘Air’. There’s a clear reason for this. Unlike previous designs that were essentially have great  improvements, the iPad Air is a completely redesigned tablet and would prefer to play as to how slim and light it is. Needless to say it uses the exact same amazing 64-bit A7 processor like the iPhone 5S and comes with Apple’s signature Retina display, but it is the redundant on weight and lack thereof that’s the star here.

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Apple has always had good products, and when they weren’t good, they were still pretty good. The iPad Air is no exception. Overall, it’s a great product that Apple has created. It’s very well balanced in terms of specs. This tablet is the perfect combination of power and design.

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Exact dimensions are 240 x 169.5 x 7.5mm and the overall appearance and feel of the iPad Air is simply soft slick. Apple has once again surpassed itself in the design and finish section. The edging adds in a lick of class and the decreased in weight and narrowed frame mean it is  actually useable in one hand, and that is something no one else is yet to manage with a 10-inch form factor.

The iPad Air is actually a lot lighter than the iPad 4 before it, in fact it’s lighter than all of this other tablets along with its class at just 469g. That’s a drop of almost 200g, or 29%, regarding the porky iPad 4. That’s a major generational leap.

It’s not just the additional weight that has been decreased. The iPad Air is  much thinner and narrower than the iPad 4, while keeping the same screen size. At just 7.5mm thin it truly shouldn’t feel as solid as it does, simply the Sony Xperia Tablet Z is thinner at this screen size.

One of the great things about the iPad Air is that it has 64-bit computing. This new difference really set the iPad Air apart from other tablets and other iPads. There is a lot of power packed inside the sleek and light body of this iPad and it really shows during use. This iPad will run many applications at once and still perform as fast as if it were only running one. Because of this, its performance is amazing. The battery life is also impressive. On stand-by, it lasts a few days, but watching a movie or browsing the web, it lasts about nine hours.

The lightweight measurements of the iPad Air means we shouldn’t look forward to greatness through the speaker systems, however these are typically incredibly good for a tablet. Sound is actually clean and crisp and doesn’t endure through the tinny treble that affected dialogue on earlier iPads. The speakers also provide a mite more bass, which means that voices are deeper and even more accurately portrayed.

There are only a few ‘bad’ things about the iPad Air. One of them is that the storage is too small. The general iPad Air comes with 16GB of storage, which is too little for most people. If you want to increase the storage, the price starts increasing as well, quite a bit. In addition, the camera is only mediocre in comparison to other Apple products.

All in all, the iPad Air is a really great product from Apple. I recommend it for anyone who needs compatibility, versatility, ingenuity, and power in one package.

Specs:

NETWORK

2G Network   GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  CDMA 800 / 1900
3G Network   HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network   LTE
SIM   Nano-SIM
Announced   2013, October
Status   Available. Released November 2013

DISPLAY

Type LED-backlit IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 1536 x 2048 pixels, 9.7 inches (~264 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating

SOUNDS

Alert types   N/A
Loudspeaker   Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack   Yes

DATA

GPRS   Yes
EDGE   Yes
Speed   DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, LTE, 100 Mbps; EV-DO Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps
WLAN   Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth   Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR
USB   Yes, v2.0

CAMERA

Primary   5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus,
Features   Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
Video   Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization
Secondary   Yes, 1.2 MP, 720p@30fps, face detection, FaceTime over Wi-Fi or Cellular

FEATURES

OS   iOS 7.0.4
Chipset   Apple A7
CPU   Dual-core 1.3 GHz Cyclone (ARM v8-based)
GPU   PowerVR G6430 (quad-core graphics)
Sensors   Accelerometer, gyro, compass
Messaging   iMessage, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser   HTML (Safari)
Radio   No
GPS   Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java   No
Colors   Space Gray, Silver
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Siri natural language commands and dictation
– AirDrop file sharing
– iCloud cloud service
– iCloud Keychain
– Twitter and Facebook integration
– TV-out
– Maps
– Audio/video player/editor
– Organizer
– Image viewer/editor
– Document viewer/editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input

 

 

 

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ONDiGO- First Ever Mobile CRM Tailored for Professionals On-The-Go

Posted on 29 November 2013 by yizhan

The ONDiGO Mobile CRM app allows business owners to manage their professional and personal contacts on-the-go. ONDiGO is unlike any other Mobile CRM, this is easy to use and adapts to today’s mobile world and the way you work, allowing you to take your business anywhere.

Other Mobile CRM apps are hard to use and require for you to sit there and add information manually which takes up a lot of time that business owners do not have. The ONDiGO Mobile CRM’s noteworthy differentiation point is that the system includes triggered CRM automation for mobile so that instead of having to learn to work within your CRM , the CRM learns you allowing you to start working immediately and efficiently.
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This innovative app allows you to build close relationships with customers and keep track of important details resulting in higher revenue. ONDiGO Mobile CRM has made a huge impact among business owners and has become extremely popular with installs of 10,000-50,000 after its recent launch!

ONDiGO is now available for FREE in the Google Play Store and will be available soon for iOS. Take a look at their video  for a closer look at ONDiGO Mobile CRM.

ONDiGO Mobile CRM Features:

• Color Coding with labels such as (new, personal, in progress,customer,and business)
• View call history, make calls, and send SMS messages
• Set tasks and schedule meetings
• Attach documents and write notes
• View daily report in real time
• Search for information by keyword
• Prioritize interactions through the contact status option
• Automatically stores contacts and comments to the cloud
• Automatically ties with your phone contacts and Google calendar.
For more information about ONDiGO Mobile CRM please visit their website at http://ondigo.me/.

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Which 2013 smartphone is the best for gaming

Posted on 23 October 2013 by yizhan

Many of us use our smartphones for games. Some prefer the addictive challenge of a puzzler such as Cut the Rope, whereas others opt for the online casino or an arcade type adventure game. This means that one of our prime concerns when buying a smartphone should be: Which phone is best for gaming in 2013?

Android have a host of stylish phones which are great for gaming, as the Google Play store becomes ever more bountiful, but then Windows phones also have a fast developing app market. With all that in mind, it’s still nevertheless the iTunes store and the iPhone that lead the way for many critics and the iPhone5s looks set to reinforce Apple’s position.

When considering gaming abilities we should look at things like storage – 32or 64GB is preferable as games and heavy Operating Systems really fill a phone up – screen size, processing power and RAM. The latest iPhone ticks all of these boxes and the A7/M7 processing combination really makes the phone a mark of things to come.

That’s not to say Android has been left behind and many will still prefer the slightly larger screen of the Samsung Galaxy S4 or the sound capabilities of the HTC One. This new breed of Android phones have huge quad core processors to keep those graphics heavy arcade action games ticking along, and the user interfaces are great for swiping and touching the screen.

Phones like the Sony Xperia Z have really taken the market by storm, offering a 5inch display, Snapdragon processor and 2GB RAM. The Google Nexus 4 represents how much Google’s products are having an impact on the market. It’s fantastic value and has good size 4.7inch screen for decent visibility.

Remember, if you’re a fan of perusing online betting markets or playing online casino games, a larger screen can be just what you need. Anything above 4.5inches is about right.

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In Regards To Laptops, We Have The Best Tips

Posted on 10 October 2013 by yizhan

A laptop allows people to easily move around as they do their work. Whether they wish to watch a movie in the back seat of a car or show a client a new project, a laptop gives them the flexibility they need. This article explains how best to buy a new laptop.

Carefully consider the battery life of the laptop before buying. Laptops that will be used primarily on the go need a batter with a long life. Likewise, if you will be using your laptop in your home or office, you can opt for one that is lighter with less battery time.

If you’re considering buying a laptop, remember that most laptops can’t be used for gaming. Most low to mid ranged laptops lack separate graphics cards, instead relying on ones integrated into the CPU. While this works for most basic users, it’s not powerful enough to play most games. So if you want one you can play a modern game on, you have to remember to find out if it has a regular graphics card or not.

If you’re going to be traveling with your laptop, make sure you consider its weight. Most laptops are quite small, but they can still be pretty heavy. And if you’re going to be carrying it around at school or on trips, it can get quite tiring. So if you plan on taking it a lot of places, make sure you get one that’s not too heavy.

Get on the mailing list of different laptop brands. You will be able to get insiders-only discounts and coupon codes. When you are in the market for a new laptop, you might get just the coupon you need to make a purchase. Sometimes, a good coupon will help you make up your mind.

When purchasing a new laptop, ask if you have the option of trading in your old computer. Many manufacturers will allow this, and it can save you several hundred dollars on your new laptop purchase. The old laptop is often refurbished and resold, meaning less waste going into landfills as well.

Before buying that netbook, really consider whether you’ve got the processing power that you need in the machine. Netbooks are amazing on battery but typically poor performers in terms of power. If you are using the machine for emails and light word processing, you’ll be ok. But if you are looking for more, then another option may be better.

If you plan on keeping this computer for quite some time, make sure it can be upgraded. You may need to swap out the hard drive or add more RAM. These changes are easier to make on some computers than others. Try to get the newest options but don’t overpay for these upgrades that may be obsolete next year.

You must balance the need for security with price when determining whether or not to buy a warranty on your laptop. Warranty options vary from total protection to extremely limited protection. If you are prone to accidents, pay more for the warranty that offers more protection. If you are relatively careful with your belongings, choose a limited warranty.

To keep your laptop from getting damaged, set drinks on a coaster instead of just on your desk. Glasses and cans can condense, and the water that runs down the side of the container can get on your working surface and then run under the laptop, damaging components. Water and your laptop are not compatible.

When you need to buy a new laptop, you have to do it right to ensure you end up with the utility you need at a price you can afford. Each of these tips has pointed you in the right direction, now you just have to go out and shop. We wish you luck as you pick out your laptop!

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Why iOS 7 is Still Not As Good As Jailbreaking?

Posted on 28 September 2013 by yizhan

The iOS 7 of Apple got introduced recently as a highly innovative move in the mobile market. The OS of course features a lot new options to amaze the users; however, the actual fact is that most of these have already been enjoyed by the jailbreak community across the globe for a long time. When Apple OS’s are taken into consideration, the usage restrictions and not being flexible are the major concerns users always faced. On the other hand, Google’s Android definitely has an upper hand over Apple when these aspects are being considered. However, there are a huge number of people who are fond of Apple because it’s simple. Those who prefer to own a phone, which is well designed, easy to handle, and fully streamlined for the purpose, Apple is always a fair choice.

For those who are more daring to enjoy unrestricted functionality on their Apple devices, then the best way to improve the iOS experience is to jailbreak your iPhone. Rather than keeping on updating the OS versions to enhance the features of your smart phone, jailbreaking can help one to enjoy seamless options on any device. For those who are unaware about the jailbreaking concept, it is worth to know that the process is simply hacking an operating system to install some programs like Cydia etc. These programs will act as a gateway to a most comprehensive kind of iTunes store, where there are umpteen customised applications and features for you to enjoy.

Hacking may be too much of an untoward word now to be used in order to describe this process, as lately there are many free jailbreak tools like Evasion available, which simply is a one-click affair. Evasion was a huge hit, which prompted Apple to release iOS 6.1.3 update in just six weeks to patch the exploits as the count was more than 18 million by then. Jailbreaking is not illegal and it also will not make your Apple warranty invalid. One can simply restore your iPhone in iTunes and can regain the actual status. Now it is quite easy to understand why jailbreaking is chosen by a large number of people! On checking the features added to iOS 7, it can be seen that many of them were the ones the iPhone owners have been longing for many years and also many of the other much needed features which they cried for are still not there.

On the other hand, those who have chosen smartly to jailbreak are enjoying many advanced features without any hassle. This creates a clear discrimination among the loyal Apple users and those who adopted smart methods. This makes the huge features which iOS 7 offers inferior to many of those who set themselves free from restrictions in the jailbreaking world. For example, one of the new features is the Apple’s Control Centre allowing the users to access the settings as brightness and Wi-Fi and is quite an impressive one, but you can see many negative comments online of it being crippled due to the lack of customisation options; however, those who jailbreaked their phones are simply getting it and for a longer period of time too.

If you are thinking seriously of giving Jailbreaking a shot, then you should be having an iPhone device running in iOS 6.1.0 to iOS 6.1.2. If you have already upgraded to 7, then there is no good option to downgrade, however you can wait for the Jailbreak programs for the updated version to show up soon.

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iOS7

Posted on 27 August 2013 by yizhan

The iOS7 is a mobile operating system for the Apple iPhone devices. It is the newest operating system from Apple Inc. that is coming out in the Fall of 2013. You are probably thinking, “This will be just like the previous operating systems, but with only minimal changes. It will be no different than the common iPhone model upgrades.” Well, the new iOS7 does have a variety of new features besides a newly designed user interface with different looking icons. There have been a lot of advancements made in the overall functionality of the operating system as well. For example, there is a new control center in the operating system that gives users fast and easy access to their most frequently used apps. All it takes is one swipe from any screen if you want to make changes to your controls, like switching to Airplane mode, turning on Wi-Fi or simply adjusting the level of brightness on your screen. You can even turn on flashlight mode with one swipe.

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Another new feature included in this operating system is the AirDrop. This will come in handy for those who’d like to send photos or documents to others without having to email or text them. The catch is that the recipients have to be physically close to the sender in order for it to work. With AirDrop, the sender only has to tap “Share” on their iPhone and then everyone else around with a mobile device will receive their photos or documents through the Wi-Fi connection. Since users are always wanting more conveniences from their iPhones, this new control feature will certainly become popular fast. Even older people that are not as good at texting manually will appreciate the ease of AirDrop’s functionality.

One thing that people love to do on their iPhones is multitask. On the iOS7, multitasking is going to be a whole lot easier because of the operating system’s enhanced artificial intelligence. The way it works is after you start using your iPhone for a little while, the operating system will memorize the apps you like to use and the average time of day that you like to use them. Then, it will update the content of your apps automatically before your regularly scheduled time of use. After that, it will turn the app on automatically around the same time you commonly use that app. This is what the multitask feature does and it will help people access their favorite apps without having to tap anything.

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Apple iPhone 5 Review

Posted on 13 February 2013 by yizhan

Introduced back in September 12, 2012, the iPhone 5 is Apple’s most recent mobile phone and signifies one of the biggest changes it has built since the very first iPhone. The iPhone 5 has broke a record sales in its first week so it’s not surprising it will be the biggest release of Apple company.

I took a more in-depth look and definitely will break the details down to see what makes the iPhone 5 the very best smartphone ever.

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Construction and Style

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For the longest period of time, in the last five(5) years, the iPhone has preserved its form aspect at 3.5 inches screen size. The moment it was release, that size was still at the top of its class. Due to the fact then, the iPhone has preserved the exact same screen size till they released the iPhone 5. What Apple company did was to expand the height of the iPhone 5 to make way for a 4-inch IPS screen.  The device is now slimmer, higher and lighter in weight regardless of bigger size. At 7.6mm thin, the iPhone 5 is thinner than its forerunner (9.3mm). It also weighs a lot less (112g) compared to the iPhone 4S (140g). The power switch is located at the upper part while the volume controls and the mute switch are still found on the left side. The nano-SIM slot is found on the right side while the speakers are still at the bottom part along with the audio jack and the data connector.

Take note that three of the major adjustments Apple applied on the new iPhone is the smaller nano-SIM, the audio jack which is now located at the bottom, and the use of a smaller 9-pin data/power adaptor( lightning Connector) for the device.

 iphone5 backThe back part of the device is now designed with a slim piece of light weight aluminum. It’s got a fine and sleek texture with a discreet color tone to fits the white body of the device. The top and bottom end is still created with polycarbonate to allow signals to pass on to. The major issue with this new style is that the aluminum back and side section is definitely vulnerable to scratches. The first thing I did after I unboxed my iPhone 5 was to find scree protector which include front/back protection an as slim bumper case for it. The phone starts with the aluminum unibody (rear case), and every single component is then placed and layered into it. Replacing the rear case literally involves removing every component from the phone. Add that to the fact that an OEM quality rear case with a sapphire camera lens cover won’t be cheap, and you’ve got yourself a time-consuming, risky, and costly repair. Spend $15 or $30 on a good case if the scratches are going to bother you that much.

Screen Display

The iPhone 5 maintained its Retina Display and the increase in screen size to four(4) inches intended that Apple company had to bump up the image resolution as well. At 640×1136 pixels and pixel density of the new apple iphone is chosen at 326ppi. It’s an uncommon resolution I have not noticed in any other phone device but its the normal outcome of increasing the height of the display while maintaining the width.

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The screen looks more clearer and detailed because of the bigger screen and pixel density, the colors and vividness are even, and the brightness of the screen looks pretty amazing. From experience with using range topping smartphones with screen sizes from 4.3 to 5.3 inches, the iPhone 5′s display does not seem to have that difference.

Multimedia & Camera

multi   The camera apps is very quick and I noticeably, there is a big difference in terms of speed from the iPhone 4S. Effective shots on the iPhone 5 attest to be more faster and the stills seemed more focused and precise. The 8-megapixel camera of the iPhone 5 came with a few enhancements. I observed that the camera shoots faster, has considerably better exposure and takes better focused images and videos. This is the first time that Apple has created major modifications on the earphones. The old one has substandard quality and the well-known white color is what stays with the new earphones. The old earphones that came with the earlier iPhones were so simple and often falls off the ears because of its simple design. The new set of earphone has improved that for the better. They are now more comfortable on the ears, has a better grip and the sound quality is way better than the earlier set. The speakers at the bottom of the cellphone is more notable} and the sound volume is more reliable and even not too loud

OS, Apps and UI

Nothing has visually changed on iOS 6 although Apple has promoted lots of new updates and features over iOS 5. In addition to the Twitter integration from the previous update, iOS 6 now comes with the same native integration with Facebook. This could prove useful if you’re a heavy FB user. Apple is slowly taking out of its Google dependancy and the latest casualty is Google Maps. Apple presented its own mapping system with turn-by-turn navigation.  On the other hand, the map is riddled with lack of detail and wrong info.

Long Term Evolution

One of the greatest announcements that came with the iPhone 5 is support for LTE. This has excited a lot of individuals since there’s been a lot of local news as to the launching of LTE networks both by Smart and Globe. Having said that, it seems that Apple company has not certified Globe or Smart in due time when it presented the supported global LTE networks on iOS 6.0. Fortunately, as Apple releases the iOS 6.1, it now works with several European, African, Asian and American carriers including the Philippines.

Battery and Call Quality

As for battery life, I did not notice any big developments over the previous device. I managed to last exactly 2 days(48 hours) on a single full charge when using only SMS and voice calls. On the other hand, once we run a few games and social apps, connect to the net via WiFi for web browsing and use the camera once in a while, battery life starts to degrade much faster (8 hours to be exact) . I’d be lucky to last one days but for good measure, average to heavy use is only good for a single day. Call qualityn is good and the sound is clear.

iPhone 5 Specification 

  • 2G Network – GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – GSM A1428 / CDMA 800 / 1900 / 2100 – CDMA A1429
  • 3G Network – HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – GSM A1428 / CDMA2000 1xEV-DO – CDMA A1429
  • 4G Network – LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 – GSM A1428 or LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 – GSM A1429 / LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 – CDMA A1429
  • Sim  Card - Nano Sim
  • Display – 4.0-inch IPS LCD display @ 640×1136 pixels, 326ppi Corning Gorilla Glass, oleophobic coating
  • Processor – Apple A6 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • GPU – PowerVR SGX543MP3 (triple-core)
  • Memory – 16GB, 32GB, 64GB internal storage 1GB RAM
  • Conectivity – DC-HSDPA 42Mbps, LTE 100Mbps WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band Bluetooth 4.0
  • Camera – 8MP autofocus camera, LED flash 1080p video recording 1.2MP front-facing camera, 720p @ 30fps
  • GPS – w/ aGPS support, GLONASS
  • Operating system – iOS 6
  • Body – 112 grams (weight) 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm (dimensions)

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Macintel of Apple Computer

Posted on 19 April 2012 by Guest Author

Apple Computer is beginning a wrenching tectonic shift, taking its Macintosh computer line from IBM and Freescale Semiconductor’s PowerPC to the Intel Core Duo, two chip standards that have little in common — aside from a reliance on silicon and a vocabulary limited to 1s and 0s.

The change is so radical that existing Macintosh software could have become obsolete — if not for some near-wizardry. CEO Steve Jobs, always the showman, came to the Macworld Expo this week and unveiled two new Intel-based hardware products that have enthusiasts — and Wall Street — salivating. Analysts and rumormongers had been anticipating an Intel-based Mac since June, but it came as a surprise when Jobs announced not one, but two such products: a new iMac and the MacBook Pro laptop such as Apple A1175, Apple A1185 and Apple A1078, the latter already shipping.

This rapidity was key, says Nathan Brookward, principal analyst of industry research firm Insight 64.

“When Apple first announced the Intel switch in June, I was concerned sales of PowerPC Macs would slow and there would be severe software shortages for end users,” he says. However, now he believes the speedy hardware roll-out could “smooth the software transition.”

And there was more to Jobs’ announcement. The switch to Intel had raised serious questions about backward compatibility for Apple software that runs on the former PowerPC architecture.

So Jobs also unveiled an application called Rosetta, which offers interface-free emulation to translate PowerPC code into Intel code on the fly.

This application was vitally important, because the fundamental differences between Intel and PowerPC architectures mean no Mac user’s library of existing software would run on an Intel-based Mac. Apple’s solution, at least until developers reconfigure their applications into Intel-native versions — a process that could be little more than a recompile or, for massive projects like Adobe Photoshop or Microsoft Office, a mammoth undertakings — is to use Rosetta.

Rosetta is not a perfect solution, though. Even Jobs admitted in his keynote speech that the application is not an optimal solution for professional users — some pro-level software, such as Apple’s own Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro and Aperture won’t run under Rosetta. And running an application under Rosetta means a drop in performance. But for everyday users, the new Mac is, well, a Mac.

Michael Gartenberg, vice president and research director at Jupiter Research, says that Apple has taken extensive steps so that “for Apple customers, the transition is almost seamless — it almost doesn’t matter.”

Certainly, the new Intel iMac looks identical to the previous model — Jobs stressed that it had “the same design, the same features and the same prices” as its PowerPC predecessor. Similarly, the new MacBook Pro looks almost indistinguishable from the PowerBook model it supplants.

Although the present seems to be about Macs being Macs, research analyst Gartenberg points out that the future may bring a change, given the similar strategic goals of Apple and Intel. “We know that Intel has designs on the digital home, the digital living room, and Intel has found a good partner in Apple,” he says. “It’s not about convergence anymore, but how to integrate TV with the other digital content that lives in a computer.”

For Apple, the future is about seamlessly marrying the two mediums. And now there’s more entertainment to share: Apple has led the way, making a much-publicized deal last fall with ABC and Disney to sell downloadable video content through its iTunes Music Store. Yahoo and Google, among others, have since made similar moves.

Even without a computer-to-computer network, Apple has a potentially killer front-end for content playback — something Intel has never managed to create. Apple has also debuted Front Row, which replaces the Mac OS X interface with a screen that can be viewed from across the room, and which serves to navigate and play movies, music, and other digital content. Indeed, Front Row, which ships with the new iMacs and MacBook Pros, includes a remote control. Some have looked at Apple’s ability to stream and sell videos, extensive and extending content partnerships, Front Row, and QuickTime standard — and seen a computer that can replace the need for a TiVo-like device.

Intel, for its part, is promoting its Viiv brand (tag line: “Change the way you enjoy entertainment at home”). A Viiv-based PC is supposed to meet minimum standards for remote control of applications, on-demand digital content, DVR, and other functionality. Currently, this requires Windows Media Center Edition; but given the new partnership with Apple, there’s no reason the same technology can’t go toward a media center Mac — especially with Intel designing and manufacturing Apple’s computer motherboards. (On the other hand, Apple may feel that Front Row makes this unnecessary.)

“The role of the PC is evolving,” said Gartenberg. “They’re not giving up their current role, but adding high-definition TV, music and more.”

It’s not clear that any one company could do this alone. But Intel has had billions of dollars waiting for a good idea — and Apple has nothing if not ideas.

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China Technology News: Apple Pact to Ripple Across China

Posted on 01 April 2012 by yizhan

Source: Wall Street Journal By Loretta Chao, James T. Areddy and Aries Poon BEIJING—Manufacturers grappling with rising labor costs and increasing worker demands in China could face further pressure if a critical probe …

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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Daily Education and Technology News for …

Posted on 31 March 2012 by yizhan

Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 03/31/2012. Posted by Vicki Davis. Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook

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Blood Minerals and Cellphones

Posted on 18 March 2012 by yizhan

“Increasing pressure on electronics companies to ensure that their products do not contain illicit minerals from the killing fields in eastern Congo is beginning to have a significant impact. With bills on conflict minerals moving …

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Rumored: 3 new iPhone prototypes

Posted on 09 April 2011 by yizhan

A few details from tw.apple.pro was translated by AppleInsider claiming that the iPhone 5 has three prototypes.  A  iphone with a slide out keyboard is one of them and another one is very similar to the iphone 4 but with much better component.  I hope they have resolve the antenna issue which has been a major problem with the iPhone 4.  An improve camera and a longer battery life was also included in the prototypes.


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The iPhone 5 is likely to include the Qualcomm baseband chip  that will allow multiple carriers on one device. Also the unconfirmed Apple “A5” 1.2 GHz dual-core and PowerVR SGX543 graphics will be included.   All this speculation are not confirmed yet so lets just wait and see.

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