“iOS just got flat!”. I heard that particular phrase a lot these days, ever since Apple decided to launch the iOS 7. Let’s face it, while other OSs were reinventing themselves, Apple decided to add minor tweaks here and there to the general appearance of their Home Screen. With the new release, they’ve raised the stakes on home screen design, making us want to compare it with other competitors on the market.
But making a comparison between home screens has nothing to do with operating systems. It’s a matter of personal taste, colors, simplicity or complexity and, finally, about icons. Which one do you like more? Android 4.2.x, Apple iOS7 , WP8 or Ubuntu?
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The anticipation around the launch of the new iPhone 5S is growing day by day, and gadgetry enthusiasts are showing signs that a bold move from Apple manufacturer is expected. The graphic artist, Federico Ciccarese, recently published a concept design model for the upcoming iPhone 5S. According to his design, the smartphone seems to part ways with actual design, it’s curved and the home button has new functions.
Ever since the early 90′s, Adobe has focused all their attention on creating apps for the visual component of digital world. Now, they are offering outstanding products that are definitely paving the way towards future digital photography, image manipulation, web design, digital arts and video editing. I’m talking about software products like Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Lightroom®, Dreamweaver®, Illustrator®, Creative Cloud™ , Acrobat®, Photoshop®, Creative Cloud™ for teams. But, just like every major innovator before them, Adobe learned from traditional ways of doing things. Regarding one of their strong assets, the digital manipulation software, they have acknowledged that people need a better way to connect to their digital drawings. Using common digital pens or the obsolete mouse is too artificial and holds back the process of creation. This is why Adobe decided to “reinvent the wheel”, and they have just introduced two new products, marking their debut into the hardware market, with the Mighty Smart Stylus and the Napoleon Ruler.
As I said in a previous article, trends come and go, and this applies to smartphones and mobile operating systems. If now, in 2013, most users have Android and iOS operating their smartphones, in few years we can expect a new OS to rule them all. Samsung is not sleeping on its popularity, and is working really hard to develop a well thought out operating system that could become an alternative to Android.
There is nothing special about a bike generator that will power the bike lights when you pedal on a daily cruise. But a bike generator that powers your gadgets is another case, one worth looking into. This lightweight device is called Siva Cycle Atom and it was spotted on Kickstarter. As a bonus, you can even remove the battery pack attached to the generator and use it for your own needs (charging your gadgets).
If you are scouting the market for a new smartphone then you should know that there are plenty of options to choose from. Unfortunately, many of the newest smartphones that are being sold are also very expensive. It is easy to spend over $500 for a smartphone today, but many customers don’t have that budget.
If you are looking for a smartphone that is not so expensive, you often have to settle for older versions of phones that have gone cheaper because they are somewhat outdated. Or you can opt for Huawei Premia 4G, an Android smartphone with many features that are usually found in the latest smartphones from Samsung and Apple, but everything for a fraction of the cost. This smartphonephone can be found for $149 on Amazon.
I have an odd habit: when I upgrade to a new smartphone, I can’t let the old one go. Sometimes, I like to keep it in the family, just because I want to play with it from time to time and know it’s safe. Sometimes, I keep it to myself, and I find new uses for it. One of my old phones is an iPhone 3G that I bought years ago. Now, I’m the owner of an iPhone 4S, which is much faster than 3G. As you know, Apple likes phone upgrades, so they “force you” to upgrade your iPhone by making new apps incompatible with old iPhones. That’s the case with my old buddy, because the latest iOS that’s compatible with iPhone 3G is iOS 4.2.1, and installing new apps is almost impossible (because you need iOS 5 installed). So, what can you do with an old iPhone that has no software coverage and it’s damn slow? Here are 5 cool things to do with your old iPhone.
Once upon a time, there was an innovative company that changed every rule in the game when they released an outstanding and revolutionary device: the iPhone. Of course, I’m talking about Apple and about their huge success in the smartphone market. For a long period of time, there were smartphones and there was the iPhone. First, it was just cool to have an iPhone. Then, just like a drug, the desire became a need, and you just had to have the next iPhone model (although it was not too different from its predecessor). Apple fans created a cult for Apple’s devices, praising them at every possible level. They loved the idea that Apple has only one type of iPhone, and they are releasing only one model per year. But, as you know, things change… In the meantime, a new star rose in the smartphone manufacturers’ game: Samsung, from Korea. They adopted the exact opposite strategy, releasing as many phone models as they could. They had cheap phones, large smartphones, small smartphones, affordable phones. The breakthrough was the last year’s Samsung Galaxy S3, which helped the company to get the first place in terms of smartphone sales, giving Apple the second place’s shivers. So, what’s next? At this time, Apple really needs to put a hell of a magic trick to get back in the race. Here are possible features of the upcoming iPhone 6 that might just kick them back to the leading position.
After the success of A110 Canvas 2 şi A116 Canvas HD, the Indian manufacturer called Micromax is trying to penetrate the 3D smartphone market. Although big players like HTC and LG tried to release competitive products in this segment of the market, they failed. Then, why is Micromax enrolling in this strange race? They are rethinking the strategy, and they are trying to adjust the main problem of 3D smartphone: they are too expensive. So, after extensive research and development, they are releasing a new smartphone with a 3D display at a price under $300.
Being the largest and most trusted online store in the world has its advantages: when you release a new product everyone pays attentions. Amazon learn this lesson a long time ago, with their revolutionary eReader: Kindle. Later, they saw a real importunity when the tablet market blew, and created the Kindle Fire tablet, which was pretty successful. Since then, there were rumors and speculations about Amazon trying to get a piece of the smartphone market, but we never got a taste of the actual Amazon smartphone. I guess they were trying to develop a phone with a display under 4” when the market demand switched on smartphones with larger displays, making their plan obsolete. So, Amazon had to rethink their whole strategy in order to create a competitive smartphone.
All the rumors are converging to a release date around mid 2013, when Amazon will unveil their new 4.7” smartphone. The smartphone could have enhanced features, and we can expect a solid product since they are working with Foxconn International Holdings (FIH) in order to complete this project.
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