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What should you do when the screen on your Apple Watch breaks? Take it to iHospital of course! Screen Repair Service is now available for all models of Apple Watch Series 1 & Series 2. This 1st Generation Gold Apple Watch Edition came into iHospital Naples in need of serious TLC...
At iHospital, we do more than screen replacements and battery swaps. We take on the big challenges like returning an iPhone to a workable state after big falls, run-overs, and near dealth calamities.
At the World Wide Developers Conference in California, Apple announced several exciting new things coming by the end of the year. The special event kicked off at the beginning of the week with a Keynote address highlighting upgrades to its line of operating systems, showing off new iPad Pros and iMac Pros, and unveiling the much anticipated HomePod. You can watch the full Keynote address on Apple's website. Here are the highlights:
Here at iHospital our main focus is repairing your device to make it like new again. Think we can't fix an iPad run over by a car? Think again! We've seen it all...
At iHospital we fix more than broken screens and buttons. When life gets you down; bends and twists and thows you curve balls - we are here to help! This repair was completed at our Gainesville, FL iHospital location. D.i.D - Doctor of iDevices, Frank, was able to bring this iPhone back to life!
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If you’re interested in modifing the look of your phone, we can swap out the screen and other components to whatever combination of modification you prefer.
We have worked tirelessly to redesign and overhaul our website to better serve our customers by providing up-to-date information about repairs, services, and products that iHospital offers. Here's what's new!
According to an internal company memo, Apple will no longer void the warranty on a device if previously repaired by a third-party. Apple is finally recognizing how important it is for the consumer to have a choice as to where they go for repair.
The #Griffin iTrip Clip Bluetooth Headphone Adapter is available now at all #iHospital locations. The iTrip Clip is the ideal wireless solution to connect your headphones, car stereo, or home audio system to any smartphone. There's also a built-in handsfree mic that is perfect for video and audio calling. It works with #Siri too!
Make sure you're covered for all of life's adventures.
The next generation iPhone announcement is just around the corner! Are you ready?
If you are "leasing" your phone through a carrier upgrade plan like AT&T Next, Verizon Edge, or T-Mobile JUMP you are most likely eligible for a shiny new iPhone 7 when it comes out next month.
Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor App Review - iPhone, iPod touch and iPad Application - 4 IV's Here's what people are saying about this great free app:
Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manner App Review - iPhone, iPod touch and iPad Application - 4 IV's Here's what people are saying about this great free app:
Weird But True is a Books application created by National Geographic Society that is designed for both the iPhone and the iPad. It also happens to be this week's iTunes free app of the week. It's currently rated 3.5 stars in iTunes based on 280 ratings. Weird But True is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and it requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Size doesn't matter when it comes to the iPad mini. Apple introduced the brand new iPad mini to the world today at a highly anticipated media event in San Jose, California. Unlike other Apple media events, Apple offered a live feed of this event to Mac users, iPhone and iPad users and well as Apple TV users. The event was kicked off by Apple's CEO Tim Cook who proudly boasted that the iPhone 5 sold out the first weekend it was launched selling more than 5 million units. A brand new 13-inch MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and iMac and an iPad 4th generation was introduced. And then at 1:51 PM ET, the brand new iPad mini was introduced to the world.
Are you interested in winning an iPhone Unlock? iHospital is giving away iPhone Unlock's to six lucky iHospital fans!
Solar Walk App Review - iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad Application - 3 IV's
LostWinds App Review – iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad Application – 3 IV’s
LostWinds is this week's iTunes free app of the week. It's compatible with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd, 4th and 5th) generation and iPad. It requires iOS 4.2 or later. It will take up 72.3 MB on your Apple device as well.
Despite an overwhelming amount of negative press, Apple's iOS 6 Passbook application is starting to gain some momentum among Apple fans. This is largely due to the fact Passbook is now supporting a number of high-profile companies including Starbucks, Major League Basecall, Ticketmaster, Walgreens, McDonald's, Airbnb and Eventbrite. You can find a complete list of Passbook enabled apps here.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 is this week's free app from iTunes. It's available as a downloadable application from iTunes that is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It's usual price is $0.99 but there's also a $4.99 version built especially for the iPad. This week's free app from iTunes takes up 248 MB of space and has a 4.5 star iTunes rating based on 1064 ratings for the current version. This app was developed by Electronic Arts.
Albert is this week's free app of the week from iTunes. It has a 4.5 star rating based on 620 ratings in iTunes and it's located in the Games category. It's compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, and requires iOS 5.0 or later. The drawings
in Albert are created by renowned french Illustrator Chloe Mazio which look stunning on the Retina display. Albert also uses a special holographic effect for extra image immersion. You'll use your entire device when playing Albert including the multi-touch screen, microphone, speaker, accelerator, and speedometer.
Free App – Run Roo Run – iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Application – 3 IV’s
Run Roo Run is a games application created by game developer 5TH Cell. Your character is a mother kangaroo who travels across Australia from Perth to Sydney looking for her captured Joey. The current version of this game is rated 4.5 stars in iTunes based on 747 ratings to date. Run Roo Run is also this weeks iTunes free app of the week too! Make sure you download it prior to Wednesday as it will go back to its regular price on Thursday morning.
Apple introduced updated versions of the iPod Nano, iPod Touch, iOS 6 and iTunes, along with the iPhone 5 of course, at their huge media event yesterday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. As expected, the Internet is buzzing with Apple fan appreciation. Here's a breakdown of all the new features you can expect to see with the iPod Nano, iPod Touch, iOS 6 and iTunes:
We all knew it was coming and today it really happened. The iPhone 5 was introduced to the world today at a highly anticipated San Francisco event, and yes, it is called the iPhone 5! As widely expected, the new iPhone 5 features include a longer screen, LTE support and a new dock connector. If you want to get your hands on the iPhone 5, Apple will start taking pre-orders this Friday and Apple will begin shipping them out on September 21, 2012. You can get your hands on an iPhone 5 for as little as $199. Let's take a detailed look at all the new features and updates:
$7.99 - Zombies, Run! - iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch Application - 4 IV's Here's what people have to say about Zombies, Run! BBC NEWS - “The only way to save yourself is to run for real.” WIRED - “In the style of Runkeeper, with an exciting undead twist.” LIFEHACKER - “A really cool way to get outside and exercise.” CNN - “Turns exercise into a game - a terrifying, terrifying game.” NPR - "It gets you moving!" TIME.COM - "Takes all the fun of a zombie game and funnels it into a fitness app."
For anyone that has been involved with planning a wedding, you know it's a huge endeavor. Tasks include buying a dress, planning your reception, booking a venue, signing up for a gift registry and countless other tasks. Wedding planners used to rely on notebooks and Microsoft Excel to track all of the important details and hope they didn't miss anything. Thanks to Apple, we now have the ability to track and organize everything right from the convenience of iPhone, iPod or iPad via a number of handy applications. You'll be appily ever after! Here are our top 7 apps for your wedding.
Apple chose the hugely popular photo app IncrediBooth to be this week's iTunes Free App of the Week. Like the name suggests, IncrediBooth offers old school photo booth images from the convenience of your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPod. Skip the mall and have some nostalgic fun at home!
Purchasing your very first iPhone is an exciting endeavor. Downloading free iPhone apps from Apple's App Store can be just as exciting. However, there are so many apps in the App store that it can be overwhelming for new iPhone users to sort through what's amazing from what's junk. Luckily for you, our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices are here to share 5 free apps that are perfect for the iPhone beginner.
Free App - iPhone and iPad Application – iBlast Moki 2 HD – 3 IV'S
Instagram just launched an updated version of their hugely popular iOS application. This update includes a neat feature where users can see their photos arranged on a map of where the pictures were actually taken. Pretty cool right? [Related: 15 Terrific Things You Need to Know About Instagram Right Now!]
Application - Vanderbilt University – Score: 4 IV’s - FREE
The Vanderbilt University app is the official application of Vanderbilt (Vandy) University located in Nashville, Tennessee. It was designed to keep in touch with Vanderbilt University in an easy and enjoyable fashion. It also includes a very useful calendar feature.
The number one most popular Mobile Travel App, Kayak Pro, includes flight and car search, hotel reservations, flight tracker and My Trips. You can have your entire itinerary at your fingertips. iPhone and iPad Application – Kayak Pro – FREE – 3 IV’s
The iOS 6 Beta 4 which was just released to developers does not include a dedicated YouTube app. This is a big surprise as the YouTube app has been included on the iPhone operating system since 2007. This is a surprising move as more and more people are using their mobile devices to watch YouTube videos. For example, according to YouTube:
360 Panorama is a realtime panoramic app that functions like a panorama camera for iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, iPad 2/3 iPhone and iPad Application – 360 Panorama – FREE – 3 IV’s “Instant, awesome panoramas” — CNET “Easy as pie … impressively sharp.” — Gizmodo “Feels like magic” — TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog).
Jailbroken Applications – WinterBoard – FREE – Score: 4 IV’s
Winterboard is a must have application for any jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. It allows users to customize almost every aspect of the iOS appearance. From text bubble colors to custom fonts, WinterBoard is a great tool for personifying your favorite Apple device. To get WinterBoard, you must have a "jailbroken" iPhone, and you can get WinterBoard from Cydia. Cydia is an alternative to Apple's App Store for "jailbroken" devices.
Application - Emoji 2 - $0.99 - 4 IV's
If you love adding emoticons to your iMessages, you'll love all of the 300+ new emoticons that come with Emoji 2. Icons include updated smiley faces, planes, trains, automobiles, dragons, characters, animals, pictures and much more. The updated Emoji application also include 10 new fonts and text styles.
Adding the new set of Emoji emoticons to your messages is a little different than the first Emoji keyboard. You have to scroll through the keyboards and press numbers to bring up all the different characters. It's a little tricky but easy once you get the hang of it. There is a way to do it by adding the new Emojis to your contacts and using the Romaji keyboard but we don't recommend it. The makers of this application are working on a method to add them to a keyboard and will update the application once done.
1. Download Emoji 2 from the App Store. 2. From the app, engage the new Emoji application. 3. Enable the Japanese Romaji Keyboard. This is done by: Settings > General > Keyboards > Add New Keyboard > Japanese (Romaji) 4. From iMessage, tap the globe icon until the Romaji Keyboard appears. 5. Tap a number from 1 to 7 to bring up all of the various emoticons. 6. Tap the arrow to the right to bring up the full list of Emojis for that category
You can purchase Emoji 2 with 300+ new features and symbols in App Store for $0.99. Review by D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices Frank Baldwin. Frank works at iHospital Gainesville. You can read our interview with Frank in our previous post, Meet iHospital D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices Frank Baldwin. Did you know you can protect and enhance your iPhone, iPod and iPad with Liquid-Armor? iHospital is currently offering this cool new service for $19.99 or at an additional $9.99 when you come in to iHospital for any repair. Drop in to one of our locations and have one of our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices add a solid shield of durability to your beloved iDevice today!
iPhone and iPad Application – Flick Kick Football – FREE – 4 IV’s
Flick Kick Football is a sports game application designed for both the iPad and the iPhone created by Developer PikPok Games. It also happens to be this week’s “App Store Free App of the Week”. This is a perfect app to download as the Olympic Summer Games are just around the corner! Check out our previous post, 5 Best Apps for the 2012 London Olympics, for more cool apps related to the games.
Most of us take browsing the Internet for granted. It’s simple right? All you have to do is type in the web address and go from there. But have you ever found yourself hopelessly confused when looking at a web page on your Safari browser that is full of animated GIFs that are driving you crazy? This post is all about how to browse Safari like an expert and take charge of your Internet browsing experience! We’ll also share how you can pause those annoying GIFs.
This post describes how to print from a Mac OS X computer to a shared printer that is connected to a Windows XP machine. Many people have home networks set up to share files. What happens when people have both a Mac and a PC and want to print? Some people do it the hard way and disconnect everything from one computer and add it to the other each time they want to print. Did you know there's an easier way? Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices wrote this article with you in mind!
If you want to use an Apple service such as iTunes or the App Store you need to have what is called an Apple ID. You can use the same Apple ID across all Apple services. There may be a situation where you want to change your Apple ID by either changing your current ID or switching to another ID. This article will outline how to do this on your iPhone.
Mr. Cook enjoyed his time at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference today announcing new things like the new MacBook line, new Mountain Lion features, iOS6, a new and improved Siri as well as a new smart case for the iPad. What people didn’t see was Apple TV or the next iPhone but those are expected in the fall of 2012. This post highlights some of the most talked about news at the WWDC.
The iPhone 4S introduced us to the wonderful world of Siri, the spunky little voice assistant. But did you know that you can enable your Mac to speak to you with Mac OS X? It's true, you can have your Mac read books to you from the Kindle app and convert text documents into audio files. You can also change the voice tone and language of your Mac. Cool right?
Your iOS device comes equipped with various apps like Mail, Camera, Clock, Stock and Safari. We use them everyday but are we using them to their full potential? Probably not! Here is your guide to all the hidden capabilities within the iOS apps we know and love:
We recently wrote about 3 reasons why the next iPhone will be called the iPhone 5, and we’re here to share reason number four! Earlier this month, the folks at Apple filed a claim with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to obtain ownership of the iPhone5.com domian. Up until now, iPhone5.com was home to a small, independent forum.
There are many options when it comes to iPhone repair and iPhone upgrades in New York City. Do a quick Google search and you'll see exactly what we mean. We're here to take the guesswork out of the equation. iHospital New York City is your number one choice when it comes to iPhone repair and upgrades. Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices were kind enough to create this useful guide on what to do for all your iPhone repair and upgrade needs.
Voice Assistant - iTunes App ($1) Search Google or YouTube using your voice instead of typing! Voice Assistant is a simple way to speak and instantly see your text or email messages, up to five times faster than typing on the keyboard. Are you looking for a Siri alternative for your iPhone 4 or 3GS? Make sure you check out Voice Assistant by QuanticApps. Like Siri, Voice Assistant allows you to create email or text messages by speaking and you can also use it to update all of your social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
According to CNET, Sprint has confirmed plans to continue offering unlimited data plans for the next iPhone regardless of whether or not it supports LTE, which is expected to launch early in the fall of 2012.
"Everyone knows that when they come to an iHospital, no matter what Apple device they have, our employees are trained for that device."
The chain of repair shops is one of many firms that have sprung up and build their business largely by repairing Apple devices. Far from the dingy, box-and-cord littered shops of the past, these businesses have taken on the Apple ethos with slick presentation and savvy brand building. Their customers come hoping to pay less for repairs than at Apple's own stores.
Guess who has been dubbed "The King" of the Apple Community? Our very own D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices Ross J. Newman, founder and CEO of iHospital! A Brief History Ross got the entrepreneur bug young... really young. He opened his first business at the age of 12, a jewelry company appropriately called Ross Jacob Jewelers. As he grew up, his passion for business continued to do likewise.
According to the AppleInsider Blog complaints are on the rise about Apple's phone-based tech support call wait times and call automation which has led to an overall decline in customer satisfaction. The report was compiled and published by Vocalab, and it shows that phone support has dropped significantly over the past 18 months. Apple continues to lead the survey in overall tech support, but where Apple used to be well ahead in nearly every measure of service quality, there are no areas where Apple is tied with, or falls behind its competitors according to Vocalabs CEO Peter Leppik. The D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices at iHospital pride themselves on providing top notch customer service for each and every repair and/or upgrade. We love what we do and it shows.
iPhone and iPad Application: Boxcar - FREE - Score: 3 IV's Tell me about Boxcar If you're a social media lover you'll find Boxcar very useful for push notifications. Boxcar supports notifications for Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Google Voice, RSS Feeds, email accounts, and more. This is by far, one of the best Push notifications app I've ever used! I like having all my notifications come in through one app instead of having notifications turned on for multiple apps. I also find Boxcar has more options for notifications than what Apple offers. You can set up different notification tones, choose quiet times and what app opens when a notifications comes in, etc.
iPhone and iPad Application: Contre Jour - $0.99 - Score: 4 IV's What is Contre Jour? Contre Jour is one of the coolest games I've played in awhile; a great and unique puzzler with style. And, this game is also beautiful to look at, "blurring the lines between games and interactive art, Contre Jour welcomes you to a hauntingly beautiful world shaped by the interplay of light and darkness." -iTunes Description.
iPhone and iPad Application: Mint Personal Finance - Cost: Free - Score: 4 IV's What is the Mint Personal Finance application? This is an app that helps you gain a better grasp of your financial habits. (We all need this right?). It's been named the Best Finance App by the 1st Annual App Awards and TIME Magazine's 50 Best iPhone Apps of 2011. Some of the features include:
1. Click on the Settings icon
2. Click Safai towards the bottom of the screen.
3. The following menu will appear:
4. Select Clear History, and confirm you want to Clear History to continue
5. Select Clear Cookies, and confirm you want to Clear Cookies to continue
6. Select Clear Cache, and confirm you want to Clear Cache to continue
Hit the Home Button to return to your Home Screen when you are finished.
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Application - Words with Friends - $0.99 - Score: 3 IV's What is Words with Friends and what do you like about it? This application lets you play scrabble with Facebook friends and random people over the interent. It has the classic scrabble feel and the controls are easy to use. It keeps the same rules as the classis scrabble board game, any scrabble fan will like this game. The developers made a really cool mode that incorporates the iphone and ipad at the same time. If you aren't ready to buy the paid version you can test out the free ad-supported version first. It's easy to upgrade and your account and games will carry over automatically. This is a highly addictive game with over 20 million users to date! What don't you like about it? The game can be buggy at times, especially when multiple games are being played at once. What are some of the features?
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Application (Game) - Strategery - $1.99 US - 4 IV's What is Strategery? Strategery is a fast-paced game of world domination built from top to bottom for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. You can play against the computer or your friends (up to five players in pass n' play mode) for an epic battle of strategy and risk. This is a tricky game of offensive and defensive strategy. Overall, this is just a fun and well designed "time waster"! What Did You Not Like about Strategery? Can't complain at all! You get what you expect - a simple game to zone out with, this game fits the bill. This is the kind of game that will turn friend against friend, brother against brother, you get the point. How do you play? Dots in countries represent armies. If you attack a neighbor country, you both roll a dice. If you win, your armies take over the attacked country to expand your empire. When your turn ends you get new armies for each country in your largest unbroken cluster. You win when you control all countries. It's simple, yet addictive. Features as listed by the developer:
iPhone Application My3G - $3.99 US - Score: 4 IV's What is My3G? My3G is a nifty application that gives you the ability to utilize FaceTime outside of a WiFi connection. You can also watch HiDef YouTube videos, use Kype/Fring/Other VOIP apps over the 3G network. It's the app that tricks the iPhone into thinking it's on WiFi when on 3G.
Did you know iPhone water damage is one of the easiest repairs we do at iHospital in New York City (Manhattan/NYU)? One of our blog readers from New York sent us a question regarding iPhone water damage and we wanted to share our response with you:
Every Tuesday and Thursday our expert D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices review and rate Apple applications, accessories and more. Items are rated from 1 to 5 IV's (5 being the highest possible score). If the item is a total waste of time and money we'll give it the dreaded bedpan score of zero. Review by D.i.D. Doctor of iDevice Eric Jablon iPhone Application Path - Free - Score: 4 IV's What is Path? It's a great new social network that keeps you connected to your friends and share your Path throughout the day. Its similar to Facebook but has a completely different layout that makes it new and exciting. Its also very user friendly so when you jump into it that first time you don't feel lost.
iHospital's D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices are happy to announce that they are now offering in-house, on-site and video/online training and educational classes for your team!
Nobody likes to be spied on. We hold our privacy close to our hearts which is slightly contradictory in today's world of social media and online profiles. Yesterday we were yelling about Facebook selling our data to third party advertisers. Today, the biggest controversy is Carrier IQ, the software in our cellphones that logs our activity and passes some of that information on to wireless carriers.
Next year's iPhone 5 and iPad 3 will boast 4G LTE connectivity according to Gizmodo who heard the rumor from the consistently reliable Japanese publication Nikkei Business. Apple is one of the last remaining mobile giants to embrace 4G technology.
Were you shopping in the Apple Store on Black Friday? If so, I hope the crowd left the pepper spray at home unlike the Walmart crew! The dismal economy didn't seem to affect the Apple Store on Black Friday. In fact, reports claim that they even broke records for the best sales ever this past Thanksgiving holiday with MacBook Air's flying off the shelves.
Starting today Apple is selling unlocked iPhone 4S's via their online U.S. store. Shipping time is estimated at one to two weeks. The prices for the unlocked, contract-free iPhone 4S is $649 - 16GB, $749 - 32 GB and $849 - 64 GB. It's important to note that the unlocked device is only compatible with GSM networks such as AT&T. You can't use Verizon Wireless or Sprint as they are CDMA-based carriers. The neat part is if you travel outside of the U.S. you can purchase a micro-SIM card from a local carrier and you won't get dinged with all the roaming and long distance charges. One poster on MacRumors posted the following rates:
Apple is opening up shop in Grand Central Station minutes away from the iHospital located in New York City. Don't forget to stop by the iHospital for all your iPhone, iPod and iPad repairs! No appointment is necessary and most repairs are done while you wait by certified D.i.D specialists.
Will you be throwing away your remote TV for a "siri-like" voice controlled Apple TV soon? The answer is yes according to biographer Walter Isaacson. The New York Times reported yesterday that Steve Jobs was thrilled when he had an epiphany about how to make Apple TV work. "I've finally cracked it!" he told his biographer, Walter Isaacson.
Developers were notified on Wednesday evening that Apple is wiping iTunes Match on October 27th, 2011 in in order to clean up the "overall quality and reliability" of the service ahead of its upcoming public launch. Wondering what iTunes Match is? It's an awesome service that provides users a convenient scan and match service that determines which songs on their hard drive are also available on the iTunes music store.
There's a lot of chatter about Apple TV on social networks and the Intranet this morning. Steve Jobs biographer Walter Issacson suggested that Apple may have been working on an Apple-branded television set. Why is this such big news you ask? Well rumors of an Apple television set have been swirling around for years and Apple has always doubted the profitability of entering a market where cable operators control everything.
Walter Isaacson, authorized biographer of Apple founder Steve Jobs, was on 60 Minutes last night approximately 24 hours before his biography becomes available in book stores around the world. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know just in case you missed it.
The new iPhone 4S personal assistant Siri has been impressing users all over the world but did you know there's five ways you can improve your Siri experience? Read on Appleheads and let us know what you think:
Interested in hearing what Tim Cook has to say about the iPhone 4S? Although he's a tad bit busy being Apple's CEO he continues to take part in a quarterly call with Wall Street analysts. He discussed a number of topics and we're sharing what we think you'll find interesting. Enjoy!
Steve Jobs was the epitome of dedication. Rumor has it he was working on Apple's "next project" - AKA the iPhone 5 - right up until the day he passed away. We don't doubt it as Steve was extremely dedicated and always on the forefront of the latest technology. As one might expect, following the death of Steve Jobs, many rumors and legends have taken on a life of their own.
A video shot on the iPhone 4S from Benjamin Dowie on Vimeo. Reason #324 to purchase an iPhone 4S: mind blowing video quality. Calling all directors! Was becoming the next Steven Spielberg your life long ambition? Here is yet another reason why you must purchase the iPhone 4S. Just how good is the video camera on the iPhone 4S? If a short video from Benjamin Dowie is any indication, we’re going to chalk it up to “amazing.”
Disgruntled spouses can now use their iPhone 4S's to nab cheating husbands and wives. Private investigators are striking globally. Is there anything this phone can't do? Welcome to iCheers, where everybody knows your whereabouts. Both Apple and Foursquare are offering new tools for iOS5 that will let us know where our friends are at all times. The iPhone’s ‘Find My Friends‘ feature is pervasive tracking of any of your friends (who opt-in), whereas Foursquare’s Radar simply lets you know anytime a friend (who has opted in) comes into your vicinity, whether you have the Foursquare app running or not. You used to need a private investigator to keep track of people this closely. Now you can just install the ‘Find My Friends’ app on your wife’s new iPhone 4s without her knowledge and see if she goes where she said she was going to go on a Saturday night.
Is there anything Siri can't do besides the obvious? I love finding posts like these that can actually make your life easier. Maybe we'll be able to train Siri to work nine to five soon too? But then we might have striking Siri's all over the globe and that would sort of defeat the purpose! One of the limitations of the iPhone 4S’s intelligent assistant Siri is its inability to speak your tweets into the iPhone‘s Twitter app. Here’s a quick workaround for that: 1. In your Mac or PC browser version of Twitter, you must first enable Twitter text messaging (if you've already done this, you can skip to step 5). Do this by clicking on the drop-down list on the top right (next to your twitter handle) and selecting Settings. Keep in mind that if you don't have unlimited texting, this could get expensive.
Good Afternoon Appleheads, I love reading articles about mind blowing statistics that prove Apple is by far one of the most innovative and forward thinking companies in this lovely sphere we call earth. You know the lame new iPhone 4S? The one that almost every tech writer called “disappointing,” or “not a real upgrade.” The iPhone that “only” added a great-seeming new camera, a way faster brain and a startlingly clever AI assistant? Well, Apple shifted four million of them in three days.
Good Morning Apple-addicts, Hopefully you're reading this post on your shiny new iPhone 4S! If not, can you truly call yourself an Apple fan? All joking aside, lining up for the latest iDevice is becoming a familiar routine for techies all over the world. There are even people who refuse $1500 for their prized place in line. Not everyone pre-ordered their iPhone 4S--plenty of people are nabbing Apple's latest handset the old-fashioned way: by waiting in line.
Were you one of the millions frustrated by Error 3200 while trying to update your iDevice to the iOS 5? Some users have also reported seeing a 3004 error followed by the bricking of their device. If you’re trying to upgrade your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to iOS 5 this afternoon, there’s a pretty good chance that it isn’t going to go smoothly:
Tens of thousands of people logged on today to download the new Apple iOS 5. Reviews of the new features were favorable despite the update hurdles most users had to jump. With its new iPhone 4S scheduled to go on sale in two days, Apple on Wednesday released the iOS 5, the latest version of its mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.
Tech reports seem to point to the fact that the iPhone 4S has a throttled processor – like the iPhone 4.
The dual core A5 chip in the iPhone 4S is the most powerful iPhone processor yet. It even blows every other mobile phone out of the water in benchmarks. The power of this phone is absolutely astounding and it even competes with some of the highest performance tablets in speed.
The A5 processor is currently found in two of Apple's devices, the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S. The iPod Touch does not have it yet; it remains at an A4 level processor. However, would you believe
We are starting to hear form places like TechCrunch and a few other sitesthat the Facebook iPad app has finally arrived on the App Store. We are not ye seeing in there, but the news has apparently dropped according to a schedule run by Facebook itself, so the app should follow soon. The app looks ... about like you'd expect a Facebook iPad app to look, with a sidebar available in landscape mode, and a dropdown menu to browse the various sections in portrait mode.
Confirming earlier reports, Sprint has revealed that its customers will be able to purchase Apple’s iPhone 4S with Sprint’s unlimited data plans, which start at $69.99 per month. Sprint’s 3G mobile hotspot cap will remain at 5GB, however. Additionally, customers can pre-order the iPhone 4 now or wait until Friday, October 7th to pre-order the new iPhone 4S, which will launch on October 14th. Apple announced the iPhone 4S on Tuesday. It is equipped with a more powerful dual-core Apple A5 processor, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video, and the new Siri voice command system. Read on for the full press release from Sprint.
One of the biggest reasons to still be using a BlackBerry is BBM and with the release of iOS 5, the iPhone will have its own version called iMessage. It's better than normal texting but comes with its own qualms, including an endless array of scary social dilemmas which may arise. By being properly informed, anyone can navigate through iMessage and avoid an endless array of frustration. Below are some tips to use iMessage stress free:
Earlier today Apple introduced the company’s next generation iPhone, the iPhone 4S. This iPhone includes a number of improvements including an improved camera, A5 processor, faster graphics, and support for the Siri personal assistant software. If you want a run down including a comparison between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S, you can head on over to our breakdown of the device. The iPhone 4S will be available in the United States, Austrailia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom on October 14.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday after a long illness. He was 56. Jobs, who reigned as Apple CEO for 14 years, resigned his post in August 2011 and was replaced by Tim Cook, who previously was the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Jobs, in turn, was elected as chairman of Apple’s board of directors. Both as the founder of the first successful personal-computer company and as the man who transformed a nearly-bankrupt Apple into one of the most successful companies on the planet, Jobs established himself as an American icon of business and technology.
Android dominates T-Mobile’s network as 90 percent of smartphones sold run Google’s mobile OS. However, that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t enjoy a little iOS love. T-Mobile Chief Marketing Officer Cole Brodman while speaking at the GigaOM Mobilize conference confirmed again that T-Mobile would not be joining the iPhone party during the iPhone 5 launch this fall.
Apple’s Assistant—if the reports are true—could be an enormous leap forward in voice control and the must have feature of the upcoming iPhone. Assistant uses Nuance’s voice recognition technology in more ways than the previously reported voice-to-text function added to iOS 5’s keyboard. Assistant is a cross program voice control platform allowing users to handle a bevy of tasks by simply speaking.
According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, Apple's October 4th media event may deliver more surprises than we presently expect - a reality that will come to fruition should Apple unveil that which Munster teased in a note to investors this morning. Based on Munster's suspicions, Apple may reveal new voice recognition technology in iOS 5, something we haven't seen yet in the otherwise relatively expansive preview we've enjoyed about the next iOS revamp. Munster believes Apple has provided quite a clue as to the possibility of voice recognition in iOS 5 by way of the invitation the company sent out today to media outlets announcing next Tuesday's event.
Chinese accessory manufacturers have been pumping out iPhone 5 cases all summer despite the fact the device isn’t scheduled to be announced for another week. Ebay, OEM suppliers, and a number of other online retailers/suppliers have even been selling “iPhone 5” cases for months. It is possible China is making an educated guess on what the next iPhone will look like and in turn making money by suckering enough people into making orders. But, that doesn't explain why every single early iPhone 5 case shares the same “teardrop” design.
AppleInsider is reporting Apple is blacking out vacation time during the 2nd week of October. Apple is “quietly” denying employee requests for vacation time between October 9-12th and 12-15th. Apple commonly practices vacation blackouts during new product launches and the blacked out dates are usually the best indicator of when a new product will launch.
AT&T is reportedly planning for the iPhone 5 release with excessive attention to detail and all that will be required to make the mad rush a seamless experience for those looking to obtain what is poised to become the hottest smartphone release since... well, the last-gen iPhone was released in 2010. Following the lead of Apple and Sprint (which have reportedly blocked employee vacation time within the release zone), AT&T has begun doing the same.
According to mobile ad company InMobi, 41 percent of U.S. mobile users plan to buy the iPhone 5. InMobi questioned 1,086 users across an “even demographic split” and found that 50 percent of those planning to buy an iPhone 5 will do so within the first six months. PaidContent posits—based on this survey and others—there is pent-up demand for the iPhone 5. This coupled with Sprints 52 Million users being able to purchase the new phone could increase Apple’s overall market share.
During a presentation at this week’s Macworld Asia a China Unicom executive reportedly confirmed the iPhone 5 will support HSPA+ “4G” technology. Japanese Blog Macotakara made the report with another Japanese site, PC Watch, snapping the above photograph.
Picture proof of a 64GB iPhone 5 has surfaced recently and tweeted by iH8sn0w, the developer behind numerous iOS device utilities such as f0recast, iDetector, iFaith, iREB, and sn0wbreeze. The picture shows an iPhone 5 label very similar to a previously leaked Chinese iPhone 4S label. The information that it provides is new though, providing proof of the existence of 64 GB capacities for the upcoming iteration of the iPhone said to be announced at Apple’s October 4th event.
Everyone already knows that new iPhones are going to be announced on Tuesday October 4th during Apple’s “Let’s Talk iPhone” event. For those of you who are on AT&T and Verizon, you may be wondering if you are eligible for an upgrade with your carrier. It is widely known that if you don’t buy off contract, early upgrade fees can be extremely expensive for smartphones, especially for an iPhone. Instead of wondering if you’ll be eligible for the upgrade or calling in and sitting through generally horrendous customer support, there is an easier alternative for both carriers.
The folks over at Gizmodo have done it again. They managed to get their hands on one of the new iPhone 4’s said to be released on Tuesday ahead of time. The leaked images show proof of the N90A. The device codenamed “N90A” for clarification is not the iPhone 4S (which is codenamed N94). Although the iPhone 4S is still said to be coming, the photo is of the cheaper 8GB iPhone 4 which is also said to be launching next week too.
iPhone 5 / 4S placeholders pop up at Cincinnati Bell, questionable specs in tow originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 01 Oct 2011 17:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Gallery: JBL On Tour iBT
JBL On Tour iBT Bluetooth speaker now available for $150, iPad stand included originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 02 Oct 2011 06:47:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
TWCable TV app update brings captions, search, and parental controls originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 02 Oct 2011 16:35:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Harman Kardon's MS 150 speaker dock supports multiple devices, $600 pricetag (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 29 Sep 2011 19:24:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Don't you hate it when all of your iPads collectively run out of juice? Well, praise Griffin for announcing its first business centric iOS "accessory" in the shape of the Multidock. It has its own power connection for simultaneous charging of ten iPads, but it can be chain-linked to two other docks for syncing of up to 30 tablets with a single Mac. With each server-esque tower measuring up at 18.6 inches (47.2 cm) tall and priced even higher at $700, this one's for IT pros and Scrabble aficionados only.
Gallery: Griffin Multidock press shots
Griffin's Multidock system charges and syncs up to 30 iPads at once originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 30 Sep 2011 09:53:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Apple axes iPod click wheel games in iTunes, is the 'classic' model next? originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 30 Sep 2011 16:42:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Plantronics intros Marque M155, its lightest Bluetooth headset for smartphone users originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 29 Sep 2011 00:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Gallery: "iPhone 5" cases hands-on
iPhone 5 cases and realistic unibody dummy show off incredible slimness originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Gallery: iLuv WorkStation Series
iLuv unveils WorkStation docks, turns your iPad 2 / Galaxy Tab into a PC, sort of originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 28 Sep 2011 06:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
iFixit busts Apple's Thunderbolt Display wide open, no creamy center inside originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 28 Sep 2011 15:37:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The highly anticipated new iPod touch is coming to a store near you. The 2011 version is very similar to the previous 2010 release except this time it’s white. The hardware is reportedly receiving an oleophobic coating (to repel liquid such as the oil on your fingertips keeping the screen smudge free) on the display and a updated ambient light sensor.
Rover App-Controlled Spy Tank gives your cats another reason to hate your iPad (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 26 Sep 2011 04:06:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Android powered 56 percent of smartphones sold in the last three months originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 26 Sep 2011 21:40:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
iHospital was constructed to fix, repair and upgrade Apple iDevices and computers. As you can imagine we live, eat and dream about Steve Jobs. Not only is he the pioneer of digital technology, he successfully perfected it and then delivered it to the masses. Steve believes computers should promote human creativity through touch, feel and design - as well as sheer enjoyment. Shockingly, Steve Jobs wrote an email from his hospital bed on August 1st, 2011 breaking the news to the world he is battling Pancreatic Cancer.