Posts tagged iphone

Lobster iPhone case the perfect Christmas gift.

Lobster iPhone case the perfect Christmas gift.

Smartphone case adds second screen to the back of your phone.
An IndieGogo campaign has launched to bring a prototype E-Ink smartphone case into mass production. ‘popSLATE’ features an always on E-Ink screen which can be customized to show pictures or information on the back of an iPhone 5.


The popSLATE case includes the latest, ruggedized, E-Ink screen, so it protects your iPhone just like any ‘dumb’ case. In fact the screen is nearly indestructible.
The screen only uses power when the image changes so it sips negligible power from the phone. We use the lightning connector for both power and data exchange.  For shortcut navigation, we’re also integrating a tactile interface based upon the phone’s accelerometer. Double tap the back of your phone to cycle through images or accept Pops from your friends.
Then there’s popSLATE app on the iPhone side.  You can take pictures with the camera, browse the image gallery, manage your library, connect with other users, send/receive images and messages, and Pop what you want, when you want it.

Smartphone case adds second screen to the back of your phone.

An IndieGogo campaign has launched to bring a prototype E-Ink smartphone case into mass production. ‘popSLATE’ features an always on E-Ink screen which can be customized to show pictures or information on the back of an iPhone 5.

The popSLATE case includes the latest, ruggedized, E-Ink screen, so it protects your iPhone just like any ‘dumb’ case. In fact the screen is nearly indestructible.

The screen only uses power when the image changes so it sips negligible power from the phone. We use the lightning connector for both power and data exchange.  For shortcut navigation, we’re also integrating a tactile interface based upon the phone’s accelerometer. Double tap the back of your phone to cycle through images or accept Pops from your friends.

Then there’s popSLATE app on the iPhone side.  You can take pictures with the camera, browse the image gallery, manage your library, connect with other users, send/receive images and messages, and Pop what you want, when you want it.

iPhone 5 benchmarked.
AnandTech have released data on the iPhone 5’s performance, with it coming up tops in most tests compared to other smartphones. The testing revealed the A6 CPU runs between 800MHz and 1.2GHz depending on load, and the graphics performance is similar to that of the new iPad.
Check out the full test results here.

iPhone 5 benchmarked.

AnandTech have released data on the iPhone 5’s performance, with it coming up tops in most tests compared to other smartphones. The testing revealed the A6 CPU runs between 800MHz and 1.2GHz depending on load, and the graphics performance is similar to that of the new iPad.

Check out the full test results here.

Video: Public gets a first look at the ‘iPhone 5’.

Members of the public were handed an iPhone 4S and told it was the new iPhone 5. Even those people who owned a 4S said how much lighter and faster the ‘new’ one seemed.

iPhone 5 materials cost estimated at $167.50
TechInsights have based their initial estimate on the information given by Apple at the September 12 release, along with known information about Apple’s supply chain.
The $167.50 is only for the actual materials that make up the phone, so it excludes costs for design, marketing, manufacture, and transport etc.
The cost is about $35 higher than the estimate for the materials in the iPhone 4S.

iPhone 5 materials cost estimated at $167.50

TechInsights have based their initial estimate on the information given by Apple at the September 12 release, along with known information about Apple’s supply chain.

The $167.50 is only for the actual materials that make up the phone, so it excludes costs for design, marketing, manufacture, and transport etc.

The cost is about $35 higher than the estimate for the materials in the iPhone 4S.

Early iPhone and iPad prototypes shown.
Court documents shown during the Apple vs Samsung cases have revealed early prototypes of Apple products, including the awesome 8 sided iPhone above.
iPad models shown included kickstands and handles on either side.
Check out the gallery here at The Verge.

Early iPhone and iPad prototypes shown.

Court documents shown during the Apple vs Samsung cases have revealed early prototypes of Apple products, including the awesome 8 sided iPhone above.

iPad models shown included kickstands and handles on either side.

Check out the gallery here at The Verge.

Apple posts latest sales results.
Apple have announced their third quarter financial results, with generally large improvements all round. In the last three months the company brought in US$35 billion in revenue, with a profit of $8.8 billion. Those figures are up from $28.6 and $7.3 billion this time last year.
The company sold 26 million iPhones, which is a 28% increase, along with 17 million iPads which is a huge 84% increase from the same quarter last year.
Also in the press release from Apple was news that it’s newest desktop operating system - Mountain Lion - will launch tomorrow.

“We’re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve also just updated the entire MacBook line, will release Mountain Lion tomorrow and will be launching iOS 6 this Fall. We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products we’ve got in the pipeline.”

Apple posts latest sales results.

Apple have announced their third quarter financial results, with generally large improvements all round. In the last three months the company brought in US$35 billion in revenue, with a profit of $8.8 billion. Those figures are up from $28.6 and $7.3 billion this time last year.

The company sold 26 million iPhones, which is a 28% increase, along with 17 million iPads which is a huge 84% increase from the same quarter last year.

Also in the press release from Apple was news that it’s newest desktop operating system - Mountain Lion - will launch tomorrow.

“We’re thrilled with record sales of 17 million iPads in the June quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “We’ve also just updated the entire MacBook line, will release Mountain Lion tomorrow and will be launching iOS 6 this Fall. We are also really looking forward to the amazing new products we’ve got in the pipeline.”

NASA’s Augmented reality ‘Spacecraft 3D’ app available now.
The free app lets you use the camera on your iPhone or iPad to show a NASA rover rolling around ‘in the real world’. The current range of rovers available includes Curiosity - which is due to land on Mars in just over two weeks. The range of rovers will be expanded with future updates.
Check out the app here at the iTunes store.

NASA’s Augmented reality ‘Spacecraft 3D’ app available now.

The free app lets you use the camera on your iPhone or iPad to show a NASA rover rolling around ‘in the real world’. The current range of rovers available includes Curiosity - which is due to land on Mars in just over two weeks. The range of rovers will be expanded with future updates.

Check out the app here at the iTunes store.

Nvidia plans dual-core smartphones 75% cheaper than iPhones.
The graphics chipmaker has announced it will push for a dual-core smart phone for under ¥1,000 RMB, (US$160). That would undercut the iPhone 4S significantly in China, where Apple sells it for ¥4988 RMB (US$790).
Nvidia is best known for it’s graphics cards for PC’s, but it has long features in tablets and now phones, with the acquisition of Icera (mobile modem chipset maker) last year.

"The ZTE Mimosa X is exciting for a few reasons," said Michael Rayfield, General Manager of the Mobile business at NVIDIA. "The Mimosa X marks the first time NVIDIA technology powers all the major processors in a single smartphone, and also the first time a premium mobile computing experience is coming to the mainstream smartphone market."

The Mimosa X promises all the usual media capabilities of newer mobiles, such as HD video and multitasking. It will run Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), feature a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) screen, rear 5 MP and front cameras, and 4 GB of storage expandable to 32 GB.

Nvidia plans dual-core smartphones 75% cheaper than iPhones.

The graphics chipmaker has announced it will push for a dual-core smart phone for under ¥1,000 RMB, (US$160). That would undercut the iPhone 4S significantly in China, where Apple sells it for ¥4988 RMB (US$790).

Nvidia is best known for it’s graphics cards for PC’s, but it has long features in tablets and now phones, with the acquisition of Icera (mobile modem chipset maker) last year.

"The ZTE Mimosa X is exciting for a few reasons," said Michael Rayfield, General Manager of the Mobile business at NVIDIA. "The Mimosa X marks the first time NVIDIA technology powers all the major processors in a single smartphone, and also the first time a premium mobile computing experience is coming to the mainstream smartphone market."

The Mimosa X promises all the usual media capabilities of newer mobiles, such as HD video and multitasking. It will run Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), feature a 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) screen, rear 5 MP and front cameras, and 4 GB of storage expandable to 32 GB.

Eyes-free texting app developed.
Georgia Tech researchers have developed an app which allows people to text without looking at the screen. BrailleTouch uses the Braille writing system which would make it familiar for blind people to use, but the researchers hope it could be developed into a system for sighted people looking for an alternative text-entry method.

Early studies with visually impaired participants proficient in Braille typing have demonstrated that users can input at least six times the number of words per minute when compared to other research prototypes for eyes-free texting on a touch screen. Users reach up to 32 words per minute with 92 percent accuracy with the prototype app for the iPhone.

Eyes-free texting app developed.

Georgia Tech researchers have developed an app which allows people to text without looking at the screen. BrailleTouch uses the Braille writing system which would make it familiar for blind people to use, but the researchers hope it could be developed into a system for sighted people looking for an alternative text-entry method.

Early studies with visually impaired participants proficient in Braille typing have demonstrated that users can input at least six times the number of words per minute when compared to other research prototypes for eyes-free texting on a touch screen. Users reach up to 32 words per minute with 92 percent accuracy with the prototype app for the iPhone.