Thursday, April 28, 2011

Apple-Samsung lawsuit a battle over Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5, both slated for fall release

Apple-Samsung lawsuit a battle over Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5, both slated for fall release
Russian tech blogger Eldar Murtazin has been stirring the rumor pot quite a few times about things that mostly turn out true in the end.

We learn from his take on the Apple-Samsung lawsuit that the battle is actually not over a few colored icons and a rectangular shape, but a precursor to a much broader struggle on Apple's side. It looks like Samsung is aiming for a 6-8 months timeframe between flagship Android phone releases from now on, which will be aided by an even tighter integration with Android hence Google, becoming Apple's chief threat.

It's plausible, let's not forget that Samsung said they would overtake Nokia in units sold by 2014 before the Nokia Windows Phone ordeal came out. Also, Samsung has a very strong department, with great technologies in the works, like the Super AMOLED displays. Samsung also supplies a lot of parts for the iPhone production already.

Apple-Samsung lawsuit a battle over Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone 5, both slated for fall release

What do you guys think ?
Apple feeling scared? Or just another rumor about the iPhone killer ?
Feel free to share your opinion in the comments below.

source: Mobile-Review (translated), Stereopoly (translated)

Monday, April 18, 2011

HTC could have a 16 megapixel WP7 phone to sell

HTC has never been a competitor into the megapixel race, but this could change soon. According to a short video ad HTC is preparing a 16 megapixel cameraphone running on Windows Phone 7.

The mysterious phone is similar to the Desire S, but it’s just the way HTC phones look these days.
The only other available detail concerns the phone’s flash – it’s a dual-LE one.

If this video is authentic, then HTC might be on the way to start a mobile camera revolution...again. We guess we’ll have to wait and see how things will turn out.


Monday, April 11, 2011

Is your iPhone taking pictures without your permission?

The Apple forum thread has generated three pages of users sharing this complaint: while on Facetime a random picture appears, that the iPhone seems to have captured on his own. If you search for it, you won't find it in the Camera Roll and this issue seems hard to reproduce due to the random occurrence.

Here is a description of this issue:

“My boyfriend and I have both recently experienced this problem several times - when one of us is calling the other via FaceTime, an old picture freezes on our screen, while the person receiving the call only sees a black screen. It's kind of creepy, because it brought up photos of both of us at work, where I have used FaceTime a few times but he never has. We're just wondering how/why this is happening, and if there is a fix. It's not terribly inconvenient, but it's definitely unsettling, where is seems that even if we haven't taken a picture or used FaceTime, the camera is keeping images.”

Although it sounds unlikely, could your iPhone be spying on you? We wouldn't want to go into any conspiracy theories, but we would love to hear more about this, Have any of you experience such thing? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Apple Discussions via Huffington Post

Friday, April 8, 2011

University student has $50,000 per year income by jailbreaking iOS devices

Some people might find it hard to hear that an individual can earn around $50,000 per year by just offering the wonderful services of jailbreaking iOS devices.

George Mason University student, Kevin Lee, uses his special skills to make a huge income for a currently senior. He started off jailbreaking Apple devices for friends and family members, but it soon became a part time job, having from 5 customers a week to 40.

Craigslist is his best friend, but it’ll be interesting to see if he can eventually increase his operations to handle more workload. For a college student, making a solid $50,000 per year isn’t too bad at all – especially when he’s doing something that he enjoys.

Source: Washington Post via IntoMobile