Posts tagged with: Apple

Apple air new iPad 2 ad – Love [Video]

Apple just air their new iPad 2 ad – Love. As usual, Apple’s Ads always touch people’s heart. In this ad, it shows how iPad 2 is part of what people are passionated about and loved about. Things like basketball coaching using iPad 2 to show formation during a competition, band mixing their music, a car designer, a artist drawing on iPad 2 and just a kid loving his iPad 2.

Love iPad 2.

 


iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone are the top 3 most desired gadget among kids for this Christmas!

Nielsen just did a survey, among the kids in US most of them want Apple Products for their Christmas this year! With iPad getting 44%, iPod Touch 30% and iPhone 27%, it seems like Apple is really popular among kids.

Apple really have a very special touch in their design of their products. Kids, Adults and Aged all love to use them. Simple is really the way to go for consumer products as the results and surveys all proved so.

 


iPhone 4S is now the 2nd Most Popular Camera Phone on Flickr

Apple’s iPhone 4S has been just out in the market for just close to a month, but it is already the second most popular Phone Camera on Flickr! This is a very impressive result for Apple, and also clearly shows that Apple’s iPhone 4S is not just selling well, but its 8megapixel camera is shoot really beautiful pictures.

The only phone on top of iPhone 4S is iPhone 4! Apple has been creating very user friendly phone and phones that shoot sharp and pretty photos. In fact, iPhone 4 is the most popular camera on Flickr, on top of cameras like Nikon D90 and Canon 5D mark II.

[via cultofmac]

 

 

 


Amazon Kindle Fire vs Apple iPad 2 [Video]

iPad 2 vs Kindle Fire

Apple iPad 2 is the best selling tablet in the market right now, even though companies like Samsung and Motorola are pushing out Android tablets, none of their sales are as good as Apple’s. One of the main reason why Android Tablet is not selling as well is the iTunes, iBooks and Apps Eco-System that Apple has.

Apple’s iPad is not only one of the best tablet hardware available right now, but Apple also have Music, Video, eBooks, Apps market. Thus users are able to buy and consume all of the above. This not only make iPad more useful, it also drive Apple to reduce the profit made from the hardware as they will be able to gain back by selling music, video, books or apps.

Amazon’s Kindle Fire might be the only real competitor with iPad as Amazon like Apple have the same eco-system. So can $199 Kindle Fire’s hardware be on par with iPad 2?

Check out the video below:

By looking at the video, Kindle Fire is not in anyway on par with iPad 2. It is more like a budget tablet which have very similar functionality with iPad 2, but is cheap. Although there is no match with the performance and responsive, but with less than half of the price of iPad 2, you will be able to read books, watch videos, play games and listen to audio books via this tablet with a 7 inch screen. I would say it is pretty worth it, if you are on a budget or you enjoy Amazon’s stores.


Water-Proof iPod Nano Watch Strap! [Video]

We all love iPod Nano, and we all love iPod Nano watches right?! It has been a growing trend that people use iPod Nano as their watch and a strong growth on iPod Nano watch straps.

Most available iPod Nano Watch Straps are not water-proof, which cause users not to wear them in the end. Boombotix started a new Kickstart project, to make Proof, a water-proof iPod Nano Watch Strap! It is not only IP68 grade seal to protect the Nano up to 3m depth, it also have 3 adapters, purple adapter to provide complete water seal, green adapter to allow headphone/speaker jack(but does not provide IP68 seal), blue adapter to provider Bluetooth transmitter to allow bluetooth audio transmitted to any bluetooth headphone or speakers.

Check out their KickStart Project here


Siri ported to iPhone 4 and iPod Touch [Video]

Siri is finally ported to iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th Generation! It took Steve Troughton-Smith just a few weeks to perfect the port.

Steve did a interview with 9to5mac.com on his journey to port it over:

Mark: Where do you go from here with the port?

Steven: At this point it’s all about confirming this works across devices, making it reproducible (we got it working on two devices today), and documenting everything. It does require files from an iPhone 4S which aren’t ours to distribute, and it also requires a validation token from the iPhone 4S that has to be pulled live from a jailbroken iPhone 4S, and it’s about a 20-step process right now.

Mark: In its current state, is the port 100% functional, is there anything you would like to see work better?

Steven: Yes, it seems to be 100% functional. I’m working on the rough edges, but everything that works on the iPhone 4S seems to work here.

Mark: Do you ever see Siri showing up in Cydia (or another jailbreak store) for non natively supported devices?

Steven: No, I could not be a part of that. I have no doubts that others will package this up and distribute it quasi-illegally, or try and sell it to people. I am only interested in the technology and making it work; proving that it works and works well on the iPhone 4 and other devices.

Mark: So, you also got Siri working on the fourth-generation iPod touch, how is that working out?

Steven: We got chpwn’s iPod touch up and running with Siri after proving it works on my iPhone 4. Unfortunately the microphone on the iPod is nowhere near as good as the iPhone – you will notice that the Siri level meter hardly moves when you talk to it. While it does work, you have to speak loudly and clearly to the iPod.

For the full interview check out 9to5mac, check out the videos on iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th Generation Siri:

iPod Touch running Siri:


Starhub release Apple’s iPhone 4S Price Plan

Starhub finally release their iPhone 4S Price Plan

Following up after M1 and SingTel releasing their Price Plan, Starhub finally announced their Price Plan for iPhone 4S. From a first glance, it seems like SingTel’s iPhone 4S will be the most expensive whereas Starhub and M1 are kind of on par.

Let’s check out Starhub’s Price Plan:

SmartSurf iPhone 100 at S$38/mth, you will get 100mins of outgoing calls, 500 free SMS, 12 GB of data:

iPhone 4S 16GB: S$498

iPhone 4S 32GB: S$678

iPhone 4S 64GB: S$818

iPhone 4 8GB: S$400

SmartSurf iPhone 300 at $58/mth, 300mins of outgoing calls, 500 free SMS, 12GB of data:

iPhone 4S 16GB: S$248

iPhone 4S 32GB: S$378

iPhone 4S 64GB: S$558

iPhone 4 8GB: S$130

SmartSurf iPhone 700 at $98/mth, 700mins of outgoing calls, 500 free SMS, 12 GB of data:

iPhone 4S 16GB: S$0

iPhone 4S 32GB: S$108

iPhone 4S 64GB: S$228

iPhone 4 8GB: S$0

SmartSurf iPhone Unlimited at $205/mth, 2000mins of outgoing calls, 2000 free SMS, unlimited data usage:

iPhone 4S 16GB: S$0

iPhone 4S 32GB: S$0

iPhone 4S 64GB: S128

iPhone 4 8GB: $0

iPhone 4S for Singapore

All 3 carriers in Singapore have released their Price Plans and iPhone 4S prices. Which carrier will you go to or will you still remain in your current provider? Let us know.

We will be coming out with a comparison on all 3 carriers’ price plan and price for iPhone 4S

 


iPhone 4S Camera Review by DigitalRev [Video]

iPhone 4S Camera Review

One of the biggest upgrade from iPhone 4 to iPhone 4S is the camera. Apple really focus on making the camera in their new iPhone better and better. iPhone 4’s camera is already one of the best camera in smartphone market, it is almost as good as some low end point and shoot camera.

So what’s new in iPhone 4S’s Camera?

  • 8-megapixel Camera
  • Face Detection in Still images
  • Better low light performance
  • Focus Lock
  • HD Video Recording 1080p up to 30 Frames per second with audio
  • Video Stabilization

Why iPhone is killing Point and Shoot Camera?

The improvements in iPhone 4S camera really makes it able to match with mid range Point-and-Shoot Cameras, with Video Stabilization, it makes the Video taken much smoother. But what makes iPhone 4 and the new iPhone 4S camera best is the simple to use interface and the connectivity to the world.
With iPhone, you can upload and share the photo you just took to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,Flickr and even your blog. This is the killer feature of iPhone as no PnS or DSLR camera can really do it yet.
Question: What is the best Camera you can get? 

Answer: The one that is always with you.

Yup, if the above, if you are using iPhone, this also means that you have a relatively good camera in your pocket which is always with you! So many moments are capture on iPhone Camera because it is always with you.
Let’s Check out DigitalRev’s review of Apple’s iPhone 4S:


iPhone 4S Siri is much better than Google’s voice recognition

Siri beat Android’s Voice Recognition hands down!

Rory Cellan-Jones from BBC did a quick test to see which smartphone is better in Voice Recognition, iPhone 4S’s Siri or Android’s Google Voice Recognition.

He did the test by speaking the same text into Siri in iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy Tab and compared the transcribed results from both of them.

Orignal text he read:

It’s a challenge that has occupied scientists for decades and promised huge fortunes to anyone who could solve it. I’m talking about speech recognition, back in the news because it is one of the most significant features of Apple’s latest phone. Will it remain an amusing party-trick – or become the key way in which we communicate with computers?

Siri transcribed it as:

It’s a challenge that has occupied scientists the decade and promised huge fortunes to anyone who could solve it stop I’m talking about speech recognition back in the news because it is one of the most significant features of Apples latest phone STOCK will it remain unamusing party trick or become McKee way in which we communicate with COMPUTERS?

Galaxy Tab’s transcription:

If I started the decade and poets 14th avenue and hope It stops on Interstate recognItIon back In the news because It’s 1 of the most signIant pIctures of apples latest phone got the wIll remaIn In the musIc of the trIck or become a keyway computers.

From the above results, it seems like iPhone 4S’s reply is so much better than Samsung’s GalaxyTab’s. Although Apple’s Siri is release close to 1 year later than Google’s but it has already beat his competitor hands down. Congrats to Apple!


If you have not seen Siri works, Check out this nice demo [Video]

Siri is very cool!

Siri is iPhone 4S’s special feature, it not only brings voice to text capability to iPhone, it also brought a smart voice assistant along. Siri is almost like your personal assistant who you can ask to set your appointment, alarm clock for tomorrow, read you your latest text message, check the nearest italian restaurant or even entertain you!

Check out this real life demo of Siri, I feel it is very well done and he demo-ed most of the important features and function of Siri:


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