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Apple iPhone 5 Features

According to news – iPhone 5 will certainly have an improved operating system, (iOS 5), which may have the ability to access 4G networks. It will additionally boast of extraordinarily quick processor (1.5 GHz), improved battery life which may have up to 14 hours of discuss time on 3G and 7 hours on AG. The fifth-era mannequin may also have further carriers apart from AT&T. Verizon is more than likely to be another career. Video chat on 3G and 4G networks will also be a actuality, which is at present usable only on WiFi. The groundbreaking face recognition expertise and excessive video decision capacity may also be full of newer features. And to top all of it, a robust 8 megapixel camera is meant built-in with iPhone 5. The brand new telephone might also have radio frequency identification as well. Think about this, with the characteristic, you need to use the iPhone identical to use your credit score card. If this occurs, you’ll be able to forget about ready in the queue on the checkout forever. You may merely pay for your gadgets wirelessly by waving your iPhone over the panel. This is the brand new patented technology that is going to be introduced by Apple. The patent depicts how a strong RFID loop could be constructed into the circuitry of the iPhone or iPod contact screen.

And that’s not all, the subsequent iPhone memory goes to be a big sixty four GB. It will additionally embody extra storage as against the current capacity of a iPhone 4 which only has 16 GB and set it to GB of memory.

In case you thought iPhone for is absolutely modern and thinner than 3gs, iPhone 5 will shock you more. It’ll be even thinner than the current one and will have a shiny glass back piece. The screen will likely be completely scratch and shatterproof. The mobile phone users will be able to assign different tones to completely different e-mail accounts. True GPS shall be constructed-in too.

Further discussed at iPhone 5 Forum.

What is iPad and How it changed Technology

The first ever Apple iPad was released by Apple on April, 2010. It was an instant hit with over 3 million devices sold within first 80 days while over 14.8 million devices sold around the globe. The credit to its success goes to Apple brand name and its previous mega successes like Mac Notebook, iPod and iPhone. The stats itself tell the story how popular Apple is.

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The 2nd release of iPad is called Apple iPad 2 and it was a hit as well which arrived in market on March 2011, both the devices have 1GHz processor. Apple A4 in iPad and Apple A5 in iPad 2. Memory in First Gen is 256 and 512 in 2nd Gen. The devices comes with iOS and Graphics Cards, Camera and Wi-Fi connectivity along with Bluetooth also.

After the first release of Apple iPad, many other companies like Acer, Samsung, Dell etc started releasing their similar touch pad devices. We can say that just like Apple’s iPhone, the iPad started a new technology war between many Hardware making companies and hence started the Patent war as well.

Recently Apple released an Ad showing What is iPad? You can see this Ad from Apple website here.

iPad is basically a mix of Laptop and a smart phone. Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs wanted the device to be at least 10 inch display because according to him, a 7 inch display would have been very small to display and express the software.

Similar to iPhone, this device is multitouch and uses Capacitive liquid display. So this means that it is controlled via fingers and not with styli or pen. Although there comes special style and gloved made for these kind of display screens.

iPad comes with a SIM slot as well and it feels like a laptop, which fulfills the latop+cellphone feel. Many new applications are developed every day and the Software industry have grown a lot after the release of iPad and similar devices. Release of such devices means more and more advancement in technology and resulting in more technology jobs as well.

This device syncs with Windows or Mac if it contains iTunes. Also the new iCloud technology supports iPad as well. Several application of iPad are enhanced version of applications that were available in iPhone and Mac. Few of these applications include YouTube, iPod, App Store, iTunes, Notes, Maps, iBooks and Spotlight Search.

Just like iPhone, this can be Jailbroken as well. Because Apple is very strict on its applications and most are paid apps therefore hackers are forced to release jailbreak methods to be able to install Cydia and other pirated apps.

The iPad is used a lot in our life, such as in office workplaces it is linked to the goal of increasing productivity, reduced paperwork and ease of carry, compared to laptops. All these helping to increase the mobile-office application market especially in North America and Europe.

In internet many blogs, forums and iPad forum etc have been created and people discus and express further enhancements, jailbreak methods, development, games and other issues related to this device.

In education iPad serves several enhanced methods for students and especially for homeschooling. It is also considered a helping tool for children with autism. Similarly it is helpful in Sports industry with players watching tactics etc with more ease and in Travel industry with Alaska Airlines becoming first airline to replace paper manuals of pilots with Apple’s iPads (Howzzat?)

What iPhone did to Lifestyle, Internet, Blogs, Forums and Social Media

It was 2007 and Apple released its first ever iPhone. It then became an astonishing and distinct Cell Phone Family with further releases of iPhone series. Apple CEO Steve Jobs directed his engineers to complete the iPhone in 2005 and this project completed in 2007. The iPhone went on sale in the United States on June 29, 2007, at 6:00 pm local time, while hundreds of customers lined up outside the stores nationwide. The first iPhone was made available in the UK, France, and Germany in November 2007, and Ireland and Austria in the spring of 2008. (wikipedia)

But what does that initial release changed in our world? Well many things, including life style, much more mobile buying, better web experience in smart phones and a war of companies to release comparative Operating Systems and Cell Phones.

We then saw the Release of Android Operating System, and also the new Windows Phone 7. Although Windows Operating system for mobiles existed but they either operated on a Resistive Touch screen that required a pen, or on mobiles with no touch screen.

Apple iPhone made touch screen to new era with Capacitive touch screen which ran brilliantly with thumb and no Pen was needed. The earlier competitor with Apple was BlackBerry but no way in design or functionality were both similar. It was mostly the ease and services they were providing. Now a days Apple finds competition in Android and Windows Phone 7 and also mobile companies that make cell phone for these operating systems like HTC, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson and Motorola.

With the release of this wonderful cell phone came many technology changes, as the phone came locked to only one carrier AT&T (although now it comes with Verizon also) and most of the applications were paid. Hackers started jailbreaking and unlocking this device and introduced a famous software name Cydia which runs inside iPhone. We can say that with the release of iPhone, the hacking world stepped up its speed because other OS like Android and Windows normally are much open than Apple’s iOS. Many Mobile Phone makers tried to break or Kill the iPhone and hence the world was looking for an iPhone killer for years but still many people believe that not a single mobile phone has killed the iPhone yet. Although now Android and Windows Phone 7cell phones are becoming more and more popular in the world because of its cheaper price and different design.

What effect this device from Apple made on the internet world is worth mentioning here as well. After the arrival of iPhone series came all the discussions and analysis on iPhone Forum and many other forums and Blogs. And also now websites consider making Touch Phone friendly versions because of the popularity of Touch Screen phones. Social Media websites like twitter and facebook have gained a lot from Apple iPhone and Also iPhone have gained a lot from Social Media websites, so both parties are responsible for the success of each other. Mobile gaming also went to advanced level with the release of iPhone, which contained high end Graphics card. Although now it seems Microsoft has gone very advanced in Windows Phone gaming, but we will have to see what the new iPhone 5 brings out.

One more thing that came after Apple’s Cell phone release was the Patent War. Nokia’s claim on Apple and Apple’s claims on Nokia and Samsung are one of the few famous ones. Now Apple is looking to introduce new technology to its devices, technologies like iCloud; which is like a Network hub. Through this technology a user can sync though its various Apple devices running Mac OSX or iOS like, Mac Notebook, iPhone and iPad etc.

As the world becomes GPS-linked now and also Google Maps linked, many expectations are from Google and Apple to bring real good to the end user.

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Android 2.2 on Xperia X10 via Custom ROM

Sony Ericsson have earlier announced that, the popular Xperia X10 handset will not be upgraded to the Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, and it will remain upgraded to only Android 2.1 (Eclair) OS. But no sir, bad news for them and good new for the Xperia X10 users.

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Upgrade your Xperia X10 to Android 2.2 (FroYo)

This can easily be done from custom ROM for the Xperia X10 smartphone that have been tested to perfection by many users. It allows the users to enjoy the benefits of the Android 2.2 (FroYo) OS, on their Xperia X10 smartphone. Zdzihu from the XDA-Developers forum, has released a new custom Android 2.2 (Froyo) ROM for the Xperia X10, named as the “FreeX10 Froyo 2.2 ROM”. It is currently available in a beta flavor and you can install it only via xRecovery.

According to the XDA Developers forum, “FreeX10 is a clean, fast and stable ROM for Xperia X10 based on AOSP and CM sources.” A hot fix has already been released, which solves the ringtone loop and Wi-Fi DNS issues. If you are planning to install this custom ROM, then you should note that, it requires a rooted 2.1 ROM on your device.

To learn more about this custom ROM and how to download and install the FreeX10 Froyo 2.2 ROM, head over to the XDA Developers Forum and post your question.

 

New Version of Facebook for iPhone Launched

Just few days after new version of Facebook for Android, now Facebook for iPhone ver 3.4.3 is launched, this update fixes many bugs and enhanced security.

Facebook refrained from providing a change log or a list of enhancements and improvements. The update app is said to be more secure than its previous versions and more or less delivers the same user experience as seen on the previous version of the app.

Facebook for iPhone is without a doubt one of the most widely used iPhone apps, and also Facebook’s one of the most downloaded mobile app in comparison with Android and WP7 operating systems. The application delivers an absolute enhanced Facebook experience on the iPhone completed with news feeds, chats, photo uploads, games and more.

This app is compatible with Apple iPad and Apple iPod touch but the words are in the air of a separate application for iPad users. We will have to wait and see if it is true.

As said on Application page: “Facebook for iPhone makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. Use your iPhone to start a conversation with Facebook Chat, check your friends’ latest photos and status updates, look up a phone number, or upload your own mobile photos to Facebook while on the go.”

The company is said to be working on a desktop client which can introduce Facebook video chat service that would be seen as an in-browser feature and can replace the traditional text-only chatting tool now offered by Facebook. Never the less this new application is a must have for all the Facebook addicts owning an Apple Hand held device.

It is yet to see how people response to this update, but many users believe the changes were useless and they don’t like this update. Please let us know how you find this?

iPhone Forum – Delivering the solutions for queries.

You can download Facebook for iPhone from iTunes store by clicking here.

XDA Development

Multiple manufacturers like HTC, windows mobile O2 produce XDA .Basically it is a technology which is used by different mobile manufacturer’s .As we know technology enhances and moved towards digital mode from analog mode, same as in this technology voice and data information converge in digital mode. This technology is not much old and firstly in 2002 its first model was introduced and released successfully.

There are many models of XDA some are retired and some models are still active in markets. Retired versions are XDA, atom, Exec, minis etc. Hot and current models which are available in market are Zest, Serra, and Ignitto etc. With the passage of time old technology is obsolete ,and new enhance versions took their places with new extra and amazing features .In latest models following features are packed (Built in GPS ,large screen ,works with Microsoft mobile office, internet explorer, camera ,FM radio) etc. XDA experts – a central venue connecting talented XDA Developers with companies.

XDA developers have a huge community. Almost 3 million users over the word use this. Here is a different forum for its developers. With the help of these forums developers has a platform where they discuss about new developments. There is a separate forum for each model to discuss about each models key feature and its drawbacks. With the help of these forums developers discuss about technical support and about to upgrade. You can also register on any of the forum and post or download regarding this technology.

Now many commercial sites have the groups for its users. By joining these sites and groups you can interact with those who use this. Each model lovers creates their own groups on commercial sites and interact with their model lovers, discuss about its key features and its specifications.

XDA atom is the latest so its price is quite high but the other models which are one step back is quite cheap. The only reason to become famous of old versions is price factor. There are many other pocket PC devices in the market but this is more famous than other due to its features and user friendly interface.