Posts by Cam Bunton

Fantastical 2 for iPad – First Look and Walkthrough [video]

Flexibits finally made Fantastical available for iPad today, and I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth in. At $9.99/£6.99 it’s not the cheapest calendar app, and that’s the introductory price. At some point in the near future it’s getting raised to $14.99/£9.99. Price aside, it looks fantastic and works beautifully. Natural language is as reliable and…

Fantastical 2 for iPad is here, at long last!

At long last, Fantastical 2 has crossed the iPhone/iPad border and landed on the App Store, fully optimized for our favorite iOS-powered tablet. Like the iPhone version, it’s got an amazing natural language engine, can display maps, and give you the option to call, email or message meeting invites right from the app. For me, alongside the natural…

What makes the iPhone so special?

In 2007, Apple released what the world called “The Jesus Phone”. If Steve Jobs wanted to “put a dent in the universe”, this was the product that really did it. No product before or since had as big impact on the consumer market as the iPhone did when it was released in 2007. Unlike everything else on the scene before, it had no buttons, except one. It…

Apple allegedly looking in to buying Japanese chipmaker

For years, Apple’s created its own custom designed silicon chips for use in iPhones and iPads. And although everything is designed in-house, it’s always had to rely on other companies to manufacture them. The same can be said for the chips and drivers exclusively responsible for the LCD display panels. But, a report from Nikkei.com claims that our…

iPhone 6 displays going in to production next month [Rumor]

According to a report from Reuters, the next iPhone’s displays are set to go in to mass production next month. The report states that the iPhone 6 could feature displays made by Japan Display, LG and Sharp. As for what size they are, there’s no certainty. Reports during the year have suggested we’re to expect two different size models, with 4.7-inch and…

Monday Moan – When will Siri justify its existence?

Siri is far from useless. It’s very useful. I can use it to open any app, call anyone on my contacts list, navigate to a location, book a table, check stats, do some quick sums and much much more. But it’s hardly vital. In fact, if it wasn’t there, I don’t think I’d notice and that mostly to do with the way it’s been implemented. If Apple wants us to…

iPhone 6 pics allegedly leaked, show rounded edges, slimmer profile

We’ve not had a shortage of iPhone 6 leaks this past week. We saw a collection of sketchy schematics showing a brand new design with rounded edges, and a much thinner chassis. Today’s images seem to go along with those sketches, but this time, they claim to show an actual rear shell being worked on at a Foxconn plant. Photos were originally posted on…