I don't think many people would disagree that Apple creates some of the most beautifully-made products in their range of mobile devices. None currently is more desirable than the iPhone, a smartphone that is held in high esteem by the millions of people around the world who have used one or more of the evolving models since the first-generation device was launched in 2007. The iPhone and Apple's iOS operating system, together with smartphones running Google's Android operating system, … [Read more...] about iPhone 6 review: Is this the most desirable smartphone in the world?
Whether you're an iPhone user or not, you can't have missed the headlines in recent days reporting on the fiasco resulting from Apple's botched operating system update 8.0.1 for iPhones and iPads, released on September 24. For the first time in some years, I have an iPhone courtesy of Arena Media, mobile operator Three UK's media agency, who sent me an iPhone 6 for review (that review is coming soon) which arrived on the 24th - the day of the 8.0.1 software update. And so I did: allowed … [Read more...] about The Apple iOS debacle and PR consequences
The influential US consumer advocacy magazine Consumer Reports released a report about the new iPhone 4 yesterday with the bottom-line conclusion: "We can't recommend the iPhone 4." The magazine, which has more than 7 million subscribers and an annual testing budget of about $21 million, tested the iPhone 4 to see whether reports of poor cellular reception in certain conditions - as in, incorrectly holding the phone in your hand - were to do with a fault in the phone or not. Consumer … [Read more...] about Hard to ignore the iPhone 4 design flaw
If youâ€™re an art lover who owns an iPhone or iPod Touch, you will rejoice today as you can visit the MusÃ©e du Louvre in Paris right on your device, wherever you happen to be. The museum just launched an iPhone app that offers a glimpse into the rich works of art and other treasures you find in the museum galleries in Paris. Get to know the Mona Lisa. Explore the works of Tintoretto, Titian and others of the Renaissance period. Tour the museum through a collection of videos. Get … [Read more...] about Art on the go
Apple released an updated version 3.1 of the operating system for iPhone two weeks ago which brings some great new functionality. It also brings some not-so-great instability and bugs, it seems, certainly what Iâ€™ve experienced a couple of times since that OS upgrade. After my iPhone just totally died for a while this evening, I tweeted the comment above â€“ and just look at what others said: … [Read more...] about Is your iPhone with OS 3.1 crashing too?
One of the great things about iPhone apps is telling everyone about the ones you like as well as discovering what your friends like. Hereâ€™s a new service that lets you use email and social media to share your recommendations in a way thatâ€™s far more useful and effective than simply talking or tweeting about an app and linking to its website or iTunes location. Appsfire does it better. You run a little program on your PC or Mac which scans what iPhone apps you have installed. Then, you go … [Read more...] about Share your iPhone app recommendations with Appsfire
When I connected my iPhone to my PC earlier this morning, I got a dialog to tell me that a new version of the phoneâ€™s operating system was available. Version 3.0.1 of the iPhone OS fixes a security issue concerning text messaging (SMS) that Apple (and everyone else, it seems) saw as critical. Hereâ€™s how Gizmodo described it a few days ago: [â€¦] The flaw involves invisible SMS bursts that allow hackers to gain total control over your phone. The two dudes who discovered it plan on … [Read more...] about iPhone security fixed with OS 3.0.1
The Financial Times has joined the growing group of media companies offering an easy means for readers and subscribers to access the newspaperâ€™s online content from wherever they happen to be via a bespoke app for the iPhone. Today the FT launched its new FT mobile app for iPhone (iTunes link) that combines clean and fast access to FT.com content with the iPhoneâ€™s oh-so-easy user interface. And a pretty experience it is, too, as this Animoto video at YouTube that I made from screenshots … [Read more...] about Easy FT on the iPhone