Archives for April 2011

Camera+ App Hits 2 Million Sales – Sales Figures Detailed

The team behind the iPhone Camera+ app, Tap Tap Tap, have just hit the 2 million sales mark for the said app. Along with hitting that milestone, we also see details of how quick the app got there, including charts as well as details about in-app purchases and how quick people upgrade to new versions of the app.

Camera+ is on version 2.2 now, which launched last week with a new feature called Clarity. With that update, the company also saw the 2 million apps mark being hit. The speed at which the company went from 1 million downloads to 2 million was quick, just under 3 months from what we hear. [Read more…]

Verizon iPhone 4 Drops Less Calls than AT&T Version

AT&T and Apple has faced a bit of criticism over the years about the iPhone and it’s dropped call rate. It has never been completely clear as to where the fault is with some blaming one or the other.

Some data was collected in March that reveals the iPhone 4 on Verizon actually drops calls a lot less than the AT&T version. Numbers show that from those surveyed, 4.8% on AT&T had dropped calls, while only 1.8% on Verizon had experienced drop calls. [Read more…]

Android Music Player 3.0 Embedded in to Test Android Market

The test version of the Android Market somehow was installed on a writers phone over at Tech from 10 and along with that, access to the Android Music Player 3.0. It isn’t known what the real method for getting the test market on to the said device was (a Galaxy S), other than perhaps it being in developer mode.

The actual market looks similar to the regular publicly available version other than a few changes. Most notable is the missing options to download paid apps. Other than that, it’s relatively the same. It does have the one addition though, which we have already mentioned. This is the Music Player 3.0. [Read more…]

Nokia T7 Photo Leaks Reveal 8 Megapixel Camera

The Nokia T7-00 was first spotted a few days ago when the name was spotted in a Symbian^3 file. The note made mention of the device as well as details of it having a 360×640 pixel display.

What we learn now is that the device will be very similar to the Nokia N8 in design and that it will carry an 8 megapixel camera (compared to the 12MP of the Nokia N8).

We also hear that pentaband 3G support is being removed and replaced with a TD-SCDMA standard that is commonly used in China. [Read more…]

Developers Say Android Fragmentation is a Problem

In a recent survey, developers have hinted that developing for Android can be a bit of a problem. The reason for this is due to the fragmentation of the OS and the Android Market.

The main key points from the survey mention that device fragmentation was a huge (or meaningful) problem for 56% of developers. This number has increased over the last few months as well. Also, the break up of various Android app stores such as the official Android Market and the Amazon App Store is also another concern for developers. It seems like a good percentage want a single experience, just like the Apple App Store provides. [Read more…]

The FCC Take a Look Inside the Motorola Bravo

The FCC has taken apart the Motorola Bravo and pictured it to let us see what’s inside. The reason the FCC do tests is to make sure that each device sold adheres to the guidelines in regards to frequencies and what not.

What we see on the image below is what goes on inside the Bravo. We see a number of chips on there with the 800MHz TI OMAP processor and iNAND flash memory from Sandisk. A camera sensor is also on show (top of the middle image) as well as a SIM card slot. [Read more…]

iPad 2 Gets Dual Stripe Wood Case

Although you might quite like the iPad Smart Cover, you probably can’t help but get worried that the back of the device will get scuffed and marked. What you want is an ARTISAN Dual Stripe Wood Case for your new tablet to keep it protected from bumps and scrapes.

The wood cases are handcrafted and designed specifically for the iPad 2. They come in walnut, leopartwood, maple and wenge and provide a lot more protection for your new tablet. [Read more…]

Facebook for iPhone Update Lets you Unfriend Friends

The iPhone Facebook app has been updated to a new version. The 3.4 release brings five new features to the app, which includes:

– Added Map View for Places
– Added the ability to Check in to Events that you’re attending
– Added the ability to unfriend from the phone
– Improved News Feed
– Improved notifications UI

The map is a welcomed addition for those what check-in to places. Also, you can now check in to events rather than just places. [Read more…]

BlackBerry Bold Touch Videos Leak and Show Pinch-to-zoom

Some videos of the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9930 have leaked. The videos come from a leaked OS that had demonstration videos embedded inside. The videos show various features of the Bold such as pinch-to-zoom, power, volume as well as the keys just under the screen.

In total, five videos were extracted by N4BB and each of them can be seen below. [Read more…]

iPhone 5 Infographic Puts All the Rumors Together

The iPhone 5 could launch in June this year, although there has been a bit of talk of it not showing up till September of this year. Either way, the iPhone 5 (or 4GS) will eventually arrive and with it, a few tweaks here and there.

The infographic embedded below, shows a number of changes that might happen to the next generation iPhone and also gives a percentage of how likely the change will be made.

Some of the obvious changes include an updated camera, perhaps 8 megapixels on the back. We also hear that the Home Button might be dropped in favor of the multi-touch gestures used on iOS 4.3 (for developers). This is a little less likely due to 4/5 finger gestures being next to impossible on the small screen. We hear a slightly larger screen will be used, perhaps 4 inches. Again, Apple has always used the smaller 3.5 inch screen with the only main difference being the higher pixel density Retina Display on the iPhone 4. [Read more…]

Nikon D5100 Announced

The D5100 is a new digital SLR from Nikon that has been described as being for the advanced beginner. The camera is a successor to the older D5000.

The D5100 can capture both still and full HD video at 1080p. When capturing in full HD, you have the option of 24/25 or 30 frames per second. On the back you’ll find an articulating display that measures 3 inches (about 921k dots) and is capable of relaying Live View.

The sensor found inside is 16.2 megapixels which is the same as the high-end consumer camera called the D7000. [Read more…]

iPhone Dev Team Releases iOS 4.3.1 Jailbreak

The iPhone Dev Team has released an iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak today. This new jailbreak works on all devices other than the new iPad 2. This means it’s compatible with the iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1, iPod touch (last 2 gens) and basically anything that runs iOS 4.3.1.

The jailbreak is untethered which is thanks to Stefan Esser who provided the necessary information to the Dev Team to complete the jailbreak. The reason the iPad 2 isn’t compatible is that it isn’t susceptible to the SHAtter or bootrom exploits that are currently available. [Read more…]