All of our smartphones do their best to make sure that they let us know which carrier is providing our data and phone service, as if we didn’t know when we paid our cell phone bills each month. Wouldn’t you rather just have your own name or custom icon up there instead of Sprint, Verizon or AT&T? If you have an iPhone or iPad, you can now change it using CarrierEditor.
With Apple’s annual World Wide Developer’s Conference underway, the annual keynote from Steve Jobs introduced new versions of the Macintosh OS X and and iPhone iOS operating systems. Development builds for both were released Monday night to members of the Apple development program to begin making sure their software works in anticipation of the general release in the fall.
In an audacious move, Rupert Murdoch decided to create an iPad only magazine called The Daily. Every day of the year, a new issue is to be released directly to the Apple tablet via application to subscribers of the magazine at a cost of 99 cents a week or 40 dollars a year. But is this magazine worth it or is it merely more FUD reflecting old school media on a modern media device?
Last week, Apple finally announced the long awaited iPhone for the Verizon mobile network. After years of rumor and innuendo, American cell phone users who want a choice of cell phone carriers and Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone will soon have the option to purchase it on an alternate network, but it is worth it?
The Apple iPad is one of the most popular gifts this holiday season. It was one of Oprah’s favorite things, and after owning one for the better part of 2010, it’s one of mine too. For first time users, this is a good list of apps to start with, and for experienced iPad owners, maybe you’ll find a new app to check out.
Otaku are a technological breed and the iPad lends itself well to video with its almost 10 inch screen. As such, it’s the perfect portable tool for watching anime online, either by downloading them and viewing them or streaming them live via 3G or wifi.
As the iPhone 3G I have been using became slower with each incremental release of the iOS, I felt that it was time to upgrade to a more robust iPod. With the recent release of the new wave of iPods by Steve Jobs and Apple, I felt the new additions to the iPod Touch were just what I wanted in a new iPod.
Introducing iOS 4 to the iPhone was a large step forward for the iPhone and iPod touch. It introduced important features like multitasking and folders to the iPhone and now Apple is finally bringing it to the iPad. Like with the original release of iPhone 4, as a developer I was able to get a beta version to test out on my iPad to see how it works.
I do a lot of work on my Macbook Pro. I also use it to manage a lot of media. With the more movies and music I store on my laptop, the less free space I have, which ultimately reaches a critical mass and the free space on my hard drive. I picked up a Western Digital My Book World Edition Network enabled 1 TB hard drive to store my music, movies, pictures and other assorted media on.