Posts by Jake Zarobsky

MobileMe is dead, long live iCloud!

If you were using Apple products back in 2008, you either had MobileMe, or you didn’t know a thing about it. It was hailed at WWDC 2008 as ” Exchange for the rest of us”. It faced many hurdles, a lot of downtime, and by 2010 was a service that was looking old and outdated. Sadly, today was the last day to use MobileMe online-services. For those faced with…

Google unveils Nexus Q for your TV

Google had a lot of amazing announcements today at their I/O conference. One of the new products the search giant unveiled is their Nexus Q set-top box. The device offers a great amount of features for Android users, however that benefit comes at a fairly steep cost when compared to the Apple TV. The Nexus Q is a small, sphere that sits by your TV….

Cricket gets iPhone 4/4S, starting at $399

What’s better than an iPhone running on one of the big three carriers? Well of course, it’s an iPhone running on one of the largest pre-paid only carriers in the US! Cricket Wireless began selling the iPhone today, however that premium pay-as-you-go phone will cost a lot more than the standard Cricket dumb-phone. While some of Cricket’s cheapest…

Windows Phone 8 announced, iOS-like features in tow

The folks up in Redmond have been really busy the past few days. They’ve previewed a brand new tablet, Windows 8, and  they’ve just previewed Windows Phone 8 at their developer summit in San Francisco. The new Phone OS boasts some great features, as well as a few that are’t so great. Software Updates Apple’s pretty good at supporting old hardware. In…

Sparrow email client on sale for 99¢

    If you’ve ever gotten sick of the stock mail-client on the iPhone, you know it’s not that easy to find a replacement. Sparrow was unveiled a little over a year ago as a desktop replacement for Apple Mail. It had a striking resemblance to Twitter’s application, and worked almost exactly the same way. However, instead of dealing with…

Microsoft announces Surface – iPad beware?

It’s been a long race in the tablet market, and it looks like Microsoft is finally ready to launch its finished product, and it looks really cool. And no, I’m not being sarcastic. Microsoft actually designed a device that looks nice and has a pretty cool UI (Metro in Windows 8) The device is about the same size as an iPad, but looks like a super-sized…

iPhone baseband 06.15.00 gets a downgrade

Over a year ago, the iPhone Dev-Team announced that they had found a way to unlock the iPhone 3G and 3GS by upgrading its baseband to the version found in the first-gen 3G iPad. It worked, but it had some kinks. The biggest drawback to using this method was the loss of the GPS functionality. This could be a big problem with iOS 6 on the 3GS, due to the…

Time’s magazine app now supports subscriptions

Most digital magazines on the iPad have already moved to Apple’s Newsstand service; The Daily, New York Times, The New York Post and several other special interest magazines have developed fully featured applications that offer users subscriptions, integration, and a nice way to launch the app (through Newsstand). However, there’s been a few notable…

iOS 6 for iPad: Overview

With iOS 6 being a major upgrade to our beloved iOS devices, I’d like to give you a pretty good description of some major features for iPad. I’m going to try to be as detailed as possible, however if you still have any questions after reading the whole post, I’ll be happy to answer them through Twitter (@jakezarobsky), or the comments below this…

Siri comes to new iPad, no API for devs

When the new iPad launched over a few months ago, one of its touted features was Dictation. It’s an excellent feature. But it wasn’t Siri. However, today at WWDC, Scott Forstall announced that the new iPad will be getting full Siri support with iOS 6. Like Stephen said in his article, Siri will be getting a lot of new features, however one of the…