WWDC starts in less than 4 hours and there are endless predictions/speculations been made.
Earlier, we reported about IPhone 32GB. Apple’s next generation IPhone 3Gs might come with much faster processors and more RAM. The much needed functionality, video recording, is total turn on. This might come for the same prices, 16/32GB for 199/299$, respectively. The battery life is also expected to increase by neatly 15-20 pc.
I expect new models to look much cooler. There have been image leeks of IPhone 3Gs, But I am not quite sure if they are original, seems photoshopped for me.
Financial times reported of cheaper IPhones, for 99$. I dunno how is that possible unless they add 2-3 features of IPhone with a calling functionality. Nevertheless Apple might pull a lot of crowd with it.
The major changes I expect with IPhone OS3.0 is sharing the 3G network of IPhone with your computer. Hope Apple has found out a solid way to do it, as it has tied up with so many mobile operators all over the world. But I am genuinely looking forward towards it.
I have been hearing of Apple tablet ever since i was a kid. And I hope Apple announces it for sure, this time at least. :)
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UPDATE: You can track on WWDC here and here
Apple’s fourth coming IPhone 3.0 may let their purchased applications with friends and family. There are few applications that let you Tell a friendfrom it, but then your friend have to download the application.
This is a good move by the app store. There are millions of applications bustling the app store. The app store works on no. of hits, reviews and etc. so its difficult for a good application to be on the top with the overcrowded space.
When a user recommends application to a friend and the friend buys it, the user will get a fair amount of commission. This might increase in the sales with getting recommendations from person you know.
There are few applications that let you try the liteversions of the application which have few features of the applications, but if you want all features you need to buy the application. This lets to download the application twice and is not a feasible option.
If inside sources are to be believed even microsoft and google are coming up with such options.
My only concern this should not open a market for earning money on commission basis and create a viral marketing.
Amazon updated it free Kindle app for Iphone, adding more features in the app that many demanded. Amazon’s Iphone kindle is a heaven for prolific readers who read mostly on their Iphone. The Iphone Kindle app is a stripped down version of the original Kindle app.
New features to Kindle:
- A couple of new choices of text color. Version 1.0 just had a single option of black text with white background. The new options now available are-
- White text on a black background.(Though i prefer reading books on White background and black text, easy on eyes) & Sepia text on an off-white background
- Kindle now allows readers to read in landscape mode, the feature which everyone wanted and is available on Stanza since ages. It, of course, also allows readers to read in portrait mode. They don’t want to degrade, you know.
- Pinch to Zoom the images in the book.
- Tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages. In Kindle 1.0 you had to drag your finger across the screen, exactly the way you do while reading a paper book. Though this gave similar experience of reading the paper book, but i am happy with the new method. A new experience.
With these new features and more than 240,000 Kindle-formatted books to select from, I am sure of better experience for the readers. The only point remains is, Kindle does not support huge collection of books from Project Gutenberg.
You can download the application for free from App store.
PS:You can’t loan Kindle books to another reader. You can’t sell them when you’re done reading them
Apple has sent email to the Iphone developers to test features on Iphone 3.0. In a E-mail forwarded to few of the developers, Apple wants to test its push-notification technology, which allows apps to receive updates.
In the email Apple asks the developers to download the pre-release version of the Associated Press app for iPhone OS 3.0 by entering a unique redemption code which will expire within 7 days.
The Iphone 3.0 push notification technology is believed to be based on the same technology as Apple’s push system for MobileMe.
How it will work for the developers?
- Developers will get to test the new OS3.0 three weeks prior to the worldwide release.
- Apple will take the stress of the developers’ server. It will first send the information to Apples’ server, which Apple will forward to the developers.
Apple earlier missed its deadline of launching this technology with Iphone 2.0. Instead Apple made it huge and are launching with their new OS 3.0 beta 5. Currently, the service only works with the device’s core applications: incoming calls, texts, and calendar appointments,pushes through twitter, RSS feeds and more. The service was delayed as Apple realized there will be more demand from both third-party developers and the users.
Here’s the screenshot iPhone’s new notification system.
Although Apple has asked the developers to test the new Push Notification technology, it wont be able to make any changes in it if they find problems at this stage as iphone OS 3.0 beta 5 is to launch in next three weeks. What Apple can do is, add more servers.
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When I heard about the public beta for LogMeIn for the iPhone, I knew that I–a current LogMeIn user–needed to get in on it.
LogMeIn is a remote access client that allows you to connect to your computer from anywhere in the world (with an internet connection.)
Needless to say, the beta didn’t disappoint me and LogMeIn Ignition was released for the iPhone yesterday (December 16.) At a whopping $29.99, this will probably be the most expensive app you’ll have on your phone. In this review, I’ll show you why it’s worth every penny and serves as a priceless replacement for using Safari to access LogMeIn online.
Continue reading First Impressions: LogMeIn Ignition for the iPhone/iPod Touch
Engadget posted some pictures today of the new Macbook Pro, which like always should be the real ones. There have been quite a lot of missing features though, like the missing mouse button, no Firewire? But there may also be a inclusion of two Nvidia GPUs.
Continue reading Macbook Pro Pricing Speculations Doing The Rounds? $899? [Leaked Macbook Pro Images]
A little over a year ago, people lined up for hours (or even days) to get the original iPhone. After an enormous amount of hype, and a lot of media buzz, the first iPhone owners finally got their hands on their new devices. During this launch, customers were allowed to take their iPhones home, and activate them over the Internet. Needless to say, the first wave of activations were plagued by well documented problems. Since customers were essentially forced to pay the full price of the device, going home to activate your iPhone was a small concession. These problems simply foreshadowed more serious launch problems to come.
Continue reading iPhone 3G: Another Rough Launch for Apple and AT&T
It’s been a busy day for the folks at Apple at the WWDC conference and one of the biggest news that was already rumored for past few days has finally become a reality.
Apple has finally released a cheaper version of iPhone in US and other markets which will be available for $199 for the 8GB version and
$2999 $299 for the 16GB version.
Continue reading Apple announces iPhone 3G version for $199