Apple will unveil its next model iPhone in September with a faster chip and a more advanced camera, Bloomberg said today, citing information from "people familiar with the plans."
Adding fuel to the latest fires about the next-generation iPhone, Bloomberg said the new phone will come equipped with an A5 processor, which Apple already added to the iPad 2 earlier in the year. Other reports have also pointed to the speedy, dual-core A5 as the chip that would power the new iPhone.
The next iPhone would also include an 8-megapixel camera, according to Bloomberg, a healthy leap from … Read more
Sonos puts together one heck of a multiroom music system, allowing you to stream music all over your house with relative ease. But what if you don't want to sit in front of your computer to make changes to your music queue, or you leave one zone and want to turn the music on for the zone you just entered? Wouldn't it be great if you could control your entire Sonos system directly from your iPhone or iPod Touch?
Well, you can. The Sonos Controller for the iPhone or iPod Touch allows you to take control of your Sonos system, and this guide will show you how easy it is to set up.
Best Buy is launching its own cloud-based music service that will let customers store and stream music from the Internet to their PCs and mobile devices.
Customers can upload their tunes to the Music Cloud and then stream them to their smartphone or tablet. Best Buy is promising that you can store your favorite music offline to listen to when you're not connected. Your playlists come along for the ride, so that you see the same ones across … Read more
People are spending more time each day using mobile apps than browsing the Web, according to a new report from research firm Flurry.
Looking at data compiled over the past year, Flurry discovered that the average user spends about 81 minutes a day using mobile apps, compared with 74 minutes spent surfing the Web both on PCs and mobile devices.
In December and June 2010, Flurry found Web browsing still took up more minutes per day than did mobile app use.
The amount of time spent using mobile apps has jumped 91 percent over a year ago, which Flurry attributed … Read more
The Spotlight feature of iOS allows you to search your entire iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch for an e-mail, a contact, an app, or a particular note and much more. When you start using Spotlight, you may not really like the order of search results, or perhaps you don't want to see music results while using Spotlight. This simple guide will show you how to customize the Spotlight feature to fit your preferences and needs. … Read more
Does your dad like golf? With Father's Day this weekend and the summer finally hitting its stride, heading out to the links is probably on a lot of dads' minds. But why let your dad's golfing be limited to the weekend or the warm months of summer when you can bring the links to him on his iOS device?
This week's collection of apps is all about playing a quick game of golf during downtime. The first app lets you play through nine-hole courses in strange, multilevel fantasy 2D worlds. The second lets you join one of the best golfers around, in a more involved golf simulation, playing on real-world courses. The last, out this week, is the sequel to an excellent pick-up-and-play golf game, perfect for when you need a quick fix.
Super Stickman Golf (99 cents) is a 2D golf game that's really easy to pick up and play, with tons of fantastical themed courses, interesting power-ups, and excellent physics-based gameplay. Though the game has a huge number of arcadelike features, the goal is always the same: try to get the ball in the hole in as few shots as possible. The challenge is that it can be much harder than it looks.
Rather than your standard 3D layout as seen in many golf games, Super Stickman Golf offers up a 2D platformer experience. The courses often have multiple levels you'll need to reach and obstacles you'll need to avoid to finally get on the green.
The interface consists of arrows on the left to adjust the arc of your shot, a button in the middle for bringing in bonus items, and a "Go!" button you'll need to hit twice for each shot: once to start the swing, and a second time to adjust shot power.… Read more
Apple has released iOS 5 to developers to begin testing apps with the upcoming release. One of the new features is the addition of widgets in the new Notification Center, which you can turn on or off. This video shows you how to use the widget, as well as a new feature in the native Weather app that allows you to view the hourly forecast for any given city, or your current location.
Highlights of the video:Swipe left or right on the Weather widget to view the weekly forecast. Tap or swipe in the Weather app on the forecast … Read more
Microsoft has declared WebGL too risky to use, but it turns out Apple is an ally of the 3D Web graphics technology.
Apple hasn't said whether it plans to ship WebGL, though nightly builds of the WebKit open-source browser on which Safari is based include support. But an Apple employee said this week it will be an option on iOS 5--for iAds only.
"WebGL will not be publicly available in iOS 5. It will only be available to iAd developers," said Apple's Chris Marrin on a WebGL mailing list.
That's right--all you folks who relished … Read more
It looks likely that Apple's iOS 5 will will address an issue that deprived some Web apps from a speed boost that came to the mobile version of Safari.
It appears iOS 5 could address this issue, though.
"Did they fix the bug from … Read more