January 22, 2013 |
Another day, another iPhone rumor. The latest buzz coming out of the company's leaky — but not always reliable — supplier chain is that the company is following the Android crowd with several models of the iPhone this year . That alone might set some Apple watchers reaching for their salt shakers, but it gets even shakier: Rumor has it at least one of the three models Apple's planning is called the ‘iPhone Math,' which will have a...
May 1, 2013 |
Apple designers are said to be working around the clock on major changes to iOS to update, streamline and improve how the mobile operating system looks ahead of the company's Worldwide Developer's Conference in the second week of June. The changes may be so drastic, Bloomberg reported , that the company may even consider delaying the release of iOS 7. Apple's hardware design, under the watch of the meticulous Sir Jony Ive , has always been seen as a benchmark for the industry, but its software design hasn't...
February 15, 2012 |
For a country seemingly obsessed with reality television and tabloid journalism, the United States is suddenly very worried about privacy. And I'm not talking about celebrity privacy; I'm talking about your privacy. For Facebook users, questions of privacy and security are nothing new. In fact, concern over those topics are regularly raised by users and critics alike. Even the Federal Trade Commission has looked into (and mandated) how Facebook handles your private data. But...
November 30, 2011 |
Last week I was at my family's Thanksgiving dinner, when amid a typically busy (and loud) conversation, someone blurted out something that made my ears perk up: "I hate ‘Droids!' " This sparked a quick — but heated — discussion at the table about how Droids were too complicated, too nerdy, and, worst of all, had bad ads. "Those ads are scary," one person said. Another chimed in, "I can't stand them. " I tried in vain to explain to the group that Droids weren't necessarily representative of what "Android" was really...
August 18, 2008 |
MobileCrunch has a fairly detailed look at the new Android emulator. We go through all the current apps?the phone, the browser, Google Maps?and even crash the OS a few times for good measure. Android adopts a traditional desktop user interface, letting you drag icons around that launch different apps, as well as look at a full menu of apps hidden away in a tray. A small search box can also be placed right on the opening screen. Another nice little feature is the ability to assign certain contacts different priorities.
June 23, 2009 |
Adobe and HTC are bringing Flash to Android on its new Hero smartphone. The implementation will support video and audio codecs familiar to users of Flash on the desktop. Check this post for more info as we get it.The HTC Hero delivers powerful, compatible video playback performance using Flash technology, and interactive content enabled by ActionScript® 2.0. Users can enjoy and navigate through Web videos using intuitive video controls. With progressive streaming of large MP3 audio files from a Web server and the local file storage, the HTC...