by johncolucci

Show us your badly damaged phone!
The phone you see here isn't something a friend pulled out from a closet to show off their once broken phone: it was the phone they were using inbetween losing another iPhone and waiting for a new iPhone to come in the mail. You've got shards of glass peeking out on the top and cracked glass throughout, not to mention -- the risk of electrical shock. Quite a sight to behold.
Seeing this made me... Read more →

by boraborabob

Apple having iphone activation issues today
I had to restore a phone today; apple support tells me there is a widespread issue. The tech I talked to tried the same operation on a device and is having the same issue.

The device says
'Your iPhone could not be activated because the activiation server is temporarily unavailable'

iTunes throws a generic message: 'Your request couldn't be processed'

Anybody else experiencing this?

by rshnvjy

Virtual horizons on smartphones
We all know that smartphones today have built in accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetometers. With all these orientation-aware stuff packed in, why can't any phone manufacturer enable a feature like a 'virtual horizon' on the camera viewfinder? Most DSLRs and mirrorless cameras have this feature today.

by frankspin

Best way to identify battery draining apps on iOS?
Something is absolutely destroying my battery on my iPhone 5s. I can take it off the charger at 6:30 and by 2:30 I'm having to place it back on the charger because it's almost in the red (less than 20%). It's a feature I never used on Android, but I'm kind of missing it right now.

How can I best identify just what in the hell is crushing my battery?

by GregOnslaught

Google Music in Canada
I'm not sure if this is a common opinion but I'd like to find out: if Google Music was fully available in Canada and was competitive with iTunes Match I would have an Android phone. I wouldn't even have to think twice about it. However as it stands I'm simply too invested in the Apple ecosystem with an iTunes music library over 100GB which I access using iTunes Match everyday on my 64GB 4S on an unlimited data plan (I keep about 20-30GB on the phone and stream the rest). If I could do this on an... Read more →

by JasonTsay

My Year with Android
I’m coming up on a year of living with an Android phone, so I thought now might be a nice time to post some thoughts about it.
A year ago, I was using an iPhone 4, which I had seen though iOS 4, 5, and 6. I was on the route to getting a used 4S, and then Google came along and announced the Nexus 4 – a pretty well specced, stock Android phone for $350 unlocked (16GB). I’ll admit, although I liked what I was seeing in terms of Android evolution at the time, I was pretty deeply invested in... Read more →

by TgD

(USA) Steal of a deal? iPhone 4S for $250 no-contract
I have never posted any deals here, and this one is a bit out of my element because its an American deal that has hit my radar. It has to be pretty good for that purpose.
Right now it seems one can get a 16GB iPhone 4S (Virgin Mobile USA) at target for $250.
Compare this with Apple's $450 price for... Read more →

by dave

How much space does iMessage data occupy on your Apple device?
While chatting with a fellow coworker yesterday, he mentioned that he was perplexed on why the storage space on his iPhone 5 seemed to inexplicably disappear. After examining the storage options (which can be accessed by going to Settings → General → Usage → Storage), he found a significant chunk of data being taken up by the iMessage app. Almost two gigabytes of data!
I took a look at my own usage and discovered something equally crazy.
Almost 5GB of space on... Read more →

by frankspin

Are the iOS 7 animations causing motion sickness?
The Verge ran across an Apple support thread about a number of users complaining of headaches and nausea from the increase in animations for iOS 7. A number of users are chiming in to say they too are having issues from the new animations. The single biggest request is the ability to turn them off, or potentially speed them up.
I have to agree that the animations are a bit long in the tooth and they can be a bit excessive with the zoom-in and zoom-out affect.
If you upgraded to iOS 7 have you been... Read more →

by frankspin

Canon's new ad targets smartphone users, but does it miss the mark?
PetaPixel made a post a few days ago about a tip they got regarding a new Canon ad campaign. In the ads you see someone trying to take a picture with their smartphone, while someone is getting in their face on a phone. In the corner it says "Don't let a call interrupt your photo." Canon's intentions are pretty clear with this ad and they are certainly trying to get the smartphone market to come back to Canon cameras.
One thing I think they're being a little presumptuous about is assuming that a... Read more →

by Jrodmk03

How can I find out what my wifes other apple ids are if I don't know them? All I have is the phone number which is under my account with AT&T.
I know she has other apple ID's but I don't have any clue what they are. What I believe and am almost certain she has another yahoo email account that I don't know the name to either. The reason I think think this is because on the PC you can look at the history. But if you click on the URL it takes you too the username & sign in home screen for yahoo. She doesn't ever delete her emails. So when the history says yahoo mail click that and a bunch of sub url's come up. Some say unread messages... Read more →

by xclusivesalman

With great iPhone there is great collection of Apps, so how do we make one?
Making new app..but got no idea!
Competition: Honestly there is billions of apps, and majority have done it really great. So when you launching a new app, you got to be sure, you have something that others have not done it or not done it well before.
Usability is the key to design/develop great apps, but iPhone has proven that it can also come with beauty and elegance. Ever wondered, why all of sudden everyone falls in love with iOS apps? That’s because they can enjoy great user experience with... Read more →

by JasonTsay

Photo quality through integrated camera cover glass?
Although the iPhone 4 was the first mainstream smartphone to have a full glass back, the Nexus 4 seems to be the first phone to have the entire back cover also act as the camera cover glass. Theoretically, Gorilla Glass 2 would be good for the durability of the camera area but is Gorilla Glass 2 glass of the same optical grade as other cover glass used on smartphone cameras? Although the "cover glass" is not the same as the "lens", I... Read more →

by shriramkadam

How to change the brightness of an Video or Image using UISlider on run time (Click Camera) in iPhone?
How to change the brightness of an Video or Image using UISlider on run time (Click Camera) in iPhone?
-(IBAction)changeslidervalue:(id) { imageView.alpha = sliderValue.value; }

I am using this code, can anyone help me or solve my issue..

Thanks in Advance...

by frankspin

Tim Cook Apologizes for Maps
This morning a letter was posted to the Apple website (http://www.apple.com/letter-from-tim-cook-on-maps... from Tim Cook apologizing for how Apple “fell short on their commitment” with Maps. Here is the full letter if you can not access it at work:
To our customers,
At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration... Read more →

by groovechicken

Windows 8 and the Myth of the All-Purpose Device
With the release of Windows 8 and its ecosystem of hardware near at hand, I have been thinking about the ancient (in technology years) myth of the all-purpose device. This myth is one every geek knows and dreams of. The idea of having a single device that you carry around that can meet all of the technology needs you have is one that has captured the imagination since the days of the first "portable" computers. For geeks everywhere, though, it is ultimately a dream that leaves us depressed and... Read more →

by cooool

Xperia T, V, TX benchmarks beats almost all of the best phones on the market including Quads
Results, Quadrant, Higher is better. Source http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_tx_t_and_v_benchmarks_are_here_promising_too-news-4722.php
as of Aug.29. 2012
Sony Xperia T 5675 Highest
Sony Xperia V 6047
Sony Xperia TX 5793
Samsung Galaxy S II I5365
Meizu MX 4-core 5170
HTC One X (Tegra 3) 4842
LG Optimus 4X HD 4814
Motorola Atrix HD 4178
from GSM Arena "The Krait cores helped the three new Xperias pass the BenchmarkPi with flying colors - none of the quad-core smartphones currently on the market could... Read more →

by mm2

I love Gdgt, but...
...but I can't help but notice that all the reviews of Apple products get significantly higher scores and much, much more positive reviews than competitors. Take Apple's iPhone 4S. Gdgt claims it has a "speedy processer", but clocking in at 800 MHz, the original Google Nexus one, a device made in January 2010 *creams* it at 1GHz! Also, it's RAM is 200MB, while Samsung's S III has 10 times that much! An "even better camera?" at 8MP, HTC's Titan II has *double* that, with it's 16MP back camera! "A... Read more →