iPhone END OF LIFE in Australia

23 05 2009

Mactalk Australia have posted a rumour, to help confirm that a new slew of iPhones will be arriving soon. As stated in a e-mail to staff from within Vodafone, 16GB iPhones are coming to an end.


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iPhone Background Apps a Worry

18 05 2009

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After adding QIK to my iPhones set of applications, there has been a real issue with battery life. Before adding the app I would get about 18 hours of general use before a recharge was required. After installing QIK and the installer app, battery life is down to about 8 hours. I have made no other changes to the phone. I am concerned as to what apple plans to do about this issue in iPhone 3.0, as I can see a potential headache coming on. The poor battery life needs to be fixed before we worry about running apps in the background.





Digital Compass (Magnetometer) Confirmed in Next iPhone

11 05 2009

BoyGeniusReport posts a screenshot from debugging menus in the 3.0 beta firmware which seems to confirm that Apple has built-in magnetometer (digital compass) support into the operating system.






QIK on iPhone

5 05 2009

After a lot of headaches, I finally installed QIK on my iPhone without Jailbreaking. The video is better than i thought. but not excellent. Review to come soon.

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iMovie App Included In Apple’s New iPhone

5 05 2009

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As is normal in the days, weeks, and months leading up to an event like the WWDC, the rumor mill has started working some serious overtime. Which is both a blessing and a curse to those of us in the business of blogging about Apple, and also to those of us who just keenly follow the company’s actions. There’s so much speculation being thrown around, it’s hard to tell what to believe. A new rumor about the upcoming iPhone strikes me as likely, though, and maybe you’ll agree.

Full Story: the apple blog






Scratch Proof Covers, BODYGUARDZ

17 12 2008

 
                                                           invisibleSHIELD for iPhone 3G

I have now had a BODYGUARDZ, scratch proof cover on my iphone for about four months and have decided it is time for a review. This cover has proven itself over the past months as a strong defense against the hands of a five year old and a dirty handed plumber. All I have to do is wipe it down with a microfibre cloth and it look as good as new. I was a little apprehensive at first, while reading the instructions, that I had to wet down my phone to apply the film. The process, after the initial spraying of the phone, was pretty easy. Corners were a bit tricky but with a little perseverance it all came together in the end. From their Australian website, ordering was easy and delivery, fast. There is an installition video on the website that gives you a run down of the process. This product comes highly recommended and is the only cover I use on my iphone.





TapTap Dance

11 12 2008

TapTap Dance is another great app from Tapulous, the makers of many quality iPhone apps. TapTap Dance follows the same rules as the original and free TapTap Revenge, but has an awesome track list from artists such as the Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and Basement Jaxx. Game play is addictive, graphics great if not a little trippy. I still haven’t worked out if you should use thumbs or fingers for the best control. There have been a couple of resets required when playing the more graphic intensive levels. Hopefully this will be fixed in an update. If you prefer a heavier music set, check out Nine Inch Nails Revenge.