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Apple Invitations Sent for Oct. 4th: "Let's Talk iPhone"

clock September 27, 2011 23:27 by author Jeremy

Well, the title pretty much says it all...or does it? This may look like just a regular invitation picture, but all around the world, people are clamoring as to what the event will unveil. The past has shown that Apple likes to throw little hints in their invites, so perhaps there's more to these icons than what first glance shows us.

Most people immediately jump to the long-awaited iPhone 5, or possibly even the iPhone 4GS/4S, both of which make sense (the message does read "iPhone" at the bottom, after all). But considering there's only "one missed call", one would think that only one phone is being released.

Meanwhile, emphasis on the word "talk" may indicate voice-recognition services. Roughly 18 months ago, Apple acquired Siri, a start-up  that delivered voice-activated personal-assistance programs. This could be Apple's foray into voice-recognition.

No matter what gets unveiled though, there's no denying that Apple's simple invitation has garnered enough attention to keep folks interested until Oct. 4th.

Sources: ibtimes, wsj



Samsung Galaxy S II Released – AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Not Verizon

clock August 26, 2011 01:05 by author Ty

Samsung Galaxy S II

The long awaited Samsung Galaxy S II is getting released August 20, 2011 and will be available for AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint networks. However, the Galaxy S 2 will not be available for Verizon.  You’ll have to settle for the long awaited Droid Bionic that will be available September 8, 2011 for Verizon.  With those two Android phones being the new smartphone hot items for Q4, Apple’s iPhone 5 should show a later release sometime between September and October.

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Steve Jobs Shakes Apple to its Core

clock August 25, 2011 09:08 by author Jeremy

Oh boy. The picture above is enough to cause commotion in the stock market, along with panic in the minds of Apple fanboys (and fangirls, of course), all because a single person has turned in their resignation letter. Then again, who wouldn't immediately panic when the infamous Steve Jobs decides to step down as Apple's CEO?

However, some rational thinking might help people to realize that not all is lost with the company of forbidden fruits. Back in 2009, Jobs left temporarily for medical reasons and was succeeded by Tim Cook. The same thing happened earlier this year and Cook has been running Apple on a day-to-day basis since January 17.

Also, according to Jobs' resignation letter, he won't actually be leaving Apple. "I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee." And the Board has approved just that; Jobs' new position actually gives him a little bit more flexibility, while still having a hand in the direction that Apple heads towards.

As expected, Apple's stock price dropped by 5% overnight. But when there's an Earthquake, don't you run and tell everyone first before acknowledging that it was a 1.5 magnitude? After the initial shock wears off, people will realize that Apple is still making their iPods, iPhones and iPads.

While it's true that Jobs had a certain epic stage performing ability that may be hard to recreate by his successor, it doesn't mean production will stop. We'll see how Cook carries on as the new permanent CEO - he may have had the role before, but now he officially has the world watching him.

Check out Jobs' full resignation letter below:

Sources: WSJ

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The Best Android Smartphones for August 2011

clock August 24, 2011 12:01 by author Ty

 

Android Smartphones

If you’re looking for a new Android smartphone, there are plenty to choose from that bring the best in hardware, performance, programs and usability. The number of Android smartphones on the market continues to grow each year with faster processing speeds, more memory, bigger interactive screens, improves usability, faster data speeds and more storage. Android smartphones are also available on almost any cell phone provider. Here’s the latest list of top Android smart phones on the market. (The list below is not sorted in any order)

  • Motorola Atrix 4G

  • Sprint EVO 4G

  • HTC EVO 3D
  • AT&T Inspire 4G

  • Samsung Galaxy S 4G

  • Verizon ThunderBolt

  • Verizon Droid Incredible

  • Verizon Droid X

  • Verizon Droid Incredible 2

  • Samsung Droid Charge

  • Sprint EVO Shift 4G

  • Sprint Epic 4G

  • Samsung Nexus S 4G

  • HTC Sensation

  • T-Mobile G2X

  • T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide

  • Motorola Photon 4G

If you would like to check out the full list of Android smartphones and devices, visit AndroidCentral.com. Also find replacement cell phone battery and cell phone charger parts at discount prices.

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Increasing the iPhone 4 Battery Life

clock August 12, 2011 11:31 by author Ty

Apple iPhone 4 Battery Life

The iPhone is a very powerful smartphone for modern day technology and holds a very high capacity battery internally. The new iPhone 4 comes with an internal 3.7V 1420 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which powers the A4 processor, 512 MB of RAM, interactive touch screen and the rest of the iPhone 4’s hardware. Some rumors have been that the iPhone 4 can last anywhere between 4 hours to two full days off of one full charge. It all depends on how frequently you use your iPhone and how it is configured. Below are a few suggestions on how to optimize your iPhone settings.

  • Minimize use of location services – Applications such as Maps and will reduce your battery life each time it connects to the network. To disable location services, go to Settings > General > Location Services or use location services only when needed.
  • Turn off push notifications, fetch mail less frequently – Some applications have push notifications, such as Facebook and instant messaging apps. To disable push notifications, go to Settings > Notifications and set Notifications to Off.
  • Fetch new data less frequently – Some applications, such as your Mail will fetch data at a set interval. Fetching Mail at less frequent intervals will increase your iPhone battery life. To fetch new data manually, from the Home screen choose Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and tap Manually. To decrease the Mail fetch interval, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and tap Hourly.
  • Turn off push mail - If you have a push mail account such as Yahoo! or Microsoft Exchange, turn off push when you don’t need it. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and set Push to Off. 
  • Minimize use of third-party applications- Excessive use of gaming, chat, web browsing or applications with location services will drain the iPhone battery faster over time.
  • Turn off Wi-Fi – If you are not using Wi-Fi, just turn it off. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi and set Wi-Fi to Off. But if you have a Wi-Fi connection, use it because it is more efficient to use a Wi-Fi network versus a cellular data network.
  • Turn off Bluetooth – If you are not using Bluetooth, turn it off. Go to Settings > General > Bluetooth and set Bluetooth to Off.
  • Use Airplane Mode in low, or no-coverage areas – Simply enable airplane mode on your iPhone if you are not using it, in a meeting, have no coverage or just don’t want to be contacted all the time by those pesky cold callers. To turn on Airplane Mode, go to Settings and set Airplane Mode to On.
  • Adjust brightness – Turn down your screen brightness to conserve the iPhone battery power. Go to Settings > Brightness and drag the slider to the left to lower the default screen brightness.
  • Turn off EQ - Applying an equalizer setting to song playback on your iPhone can decrease battery life. To turn EQ off, go to Settings > iPod > EQ and tap Off.
  • Turn off 3G (GSM model only) – If you’re not browsing the internet or retrieving important email with large file sizes, then turn off your 3G network and just run off of the data network via EDGE or GPRS.
  • Close out running apps when you don’t need them – Don’t let apps run in the background as it take up processing speed and battery power to run them. Just simple double click the home button, and hold down on an app that is running in the background to remove it from the processing apps. Just don’t delete the app on accident.
  • Turn off Ping - To disable Ping, Go into Settings. > Tap on General, then Restrictions (right underneath Passcode Lock). > You will be prompted to enter a password and confirm it – make sure it’s a code you remember. > Enable restrictions and make sure all apps are “On,” but that Ping is the only one “Off”. This has been known the increase your iPhone’s battery life by several hours by just disabling Ping.
  • Keep good charging habits and care for your battery – Try to keep your iPhone in a room temperature environment when charging, idling or when in use. More specifically, keep it between 32 degrees and 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

According to Apple’s site, the iPhone 4 offers up to 7 hours of talk time on 3G, 14 hours of talk time on 2G (GSM model only), 6 hours of Internet use on 3G, 10 hours of Internet use on Wi-Fi, 10 hours of video playback, or 40 hours of audio playback on a full charge at original capacity. In addition, iPhone 4 features up to 300 hours of standby time. The iPhone battery life is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 400 full charge and discharge cycles. If your iPhone no longer holds sufficient charge, it may be time to upgrade your iPhone to the next faster and better model. The other alternative is purchasing an external iPhone 4 battery case that fits right over the iPhone 4 and double cell phone run time, while protecting it at the same time.

Source: Apple iPhone Batteries

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