Posts by James Pocock

App review: SocialSmack

Category: Social Networking Price: Free TiP Rating: 4/5 stars Release Date: Updated November 10, 2010 Version: 1.2.1 Seller: Ideagin LLC Rated: 4+ Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. Link to app App Store Description: Give Props or Drops to the brands you dig and don’t dig, comment on your…

App Review: SchoolBook

Category: Education Price: Free TiP Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Release Date: 19 July 2010 Version: 1.0.2 Seller: George Caley Rated: 4+ Link to app (clicking launches iTunes) App Store Description: SchoolBook puts your plain old high school timetable onto your iPhone or iPod touch. It tells you what classes you have, and that’s it; it’s…

HDR comes built into iOS 4.1, bad news for developers?

Apple’s music event yesterday saw the introduction of some new products and a few new features to iOS. One of these features for the iPhone 4 and new iPod Touch was HDR photography. The HDR (High Dynamic Range) feature being introduced on iOS 4.1 takes 3 photos instead of 1, all at different exposures. These 3 photos are then combined so that your…

Free Wi-fi more available than paid hotspots

JiWire, an advertising company that focuses marketing specifically through Wi-fi networks, recently released a report with some interesting numbers. They say 55.1% of public Wi-fi locations available are free, outnumbering paid Wi-fi hotspots in the US for the first time. While Starbucks and McDonalds have provided free access for a while now, this growth…

Businesses are in love with the iPad

SAI reports that companies are “breaking free of the vice-grip lock” that Microsoft and Intel has had on their business for the past two decades. It seems that multiple corporations are now beginning to purchase iPads and develop applications for them, possibly starting a huge trend across the corporate market. WSJ reports that…

Facebook iPhone app has 105m users?

Numbers were released recently by Facebook regarding its mobile users that out of the 500 million Facebook members, there are more than 150 million active mobile Facebook users. 12 million of this mobile population are using the Android client, 58 million are using the Blackberry client and a whopping 105 million use the iPhone client , with others using…

iPad, iPhone 4 supply catching up?

Looks like supply for the iPad may be finally starting to meet demand. iPad customers ordering at Apple.com now get shipping estimates of 3-5 business days, reduced from the previous 7-10 days estimate. . Analysts have been weighing in about the possibility that Cupertino is finally starting to catch up. Barclays’ Ben Reitzes reported on Wednesday…

Apple now requires AT&T contract for iPhone sales

If you live in the US and want to buy an iPhone without being tied to a contract, you can still do so through AT&T, but not directly from Apple. The iPhone purchase page and the FAQ page on Apple.com now says that if you want to buy an iPhone, a two-year contract with AT&T is required. “Can I buy an iPhone without an AT&T contract?” to which…