Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

Wireless charging dock

Yeah, I’d like one of these for my iPhone. That’d be good. Thanks. From MG Siegler.

A second apology (this time from Apple)

Apple’s iPhone Maps application (in iOS6) was delivered half-baked. That seems obvious. Here’s Apple CEO Tim Cook apologising for (shock, horror) ‘the debacle’. Good on him. Will it pull the sting? My first reaction to the shortcomings was to install a bookmark on my home screen for the web app of Google Maps (see below). […]

Scratch testing an iPhone5. Gulp.

Holy cow. I’ll be getting one of these phones … but I’ll treat it a little better than THIS: I don’t expect my gear to be literally bulletproof. But wow, the internet is FULL of drop-tests-to-destruction … is there a name for that? Shiny-gadget-bashing-porn? – P UPDATE: From 9to5 Mac Shocker!  

Joy of Tech having a laff at Apple maps

Artificial intelligence rebels again …

Remember the last Siri spoof? The garage band guy who wanted his phone to call him a ‘rock god‘? And this, harder-edged one‘? Here’s another take-off of an Apple iPhone ad … (If you’re having trouble viewing the video, try watching at the Team Coco site) via Huffington Post

Siri dealing with a Rock God (ahem)

I was sure I’d posted this earlier … and even linked to it, but it seems to have disappeared, so … here you go: Douchebag Siri: the Fixed Apple iPhone Rock God Commercial and here’s the original: — I posted a tougher one here: ‘Poor Siri caught up in an argument‘

Poor Siri caught up in an argument

A little swearing, but I had to chuckle at the tagline… See all the CollegeHumor Original Videos here. via

iOS 5: Tips, Tricks & Hidden Features

OK, just because I upgraded to Apple’s new iOS5 yesterday (with millions of others) I’m not assuming everyone who reads this blog will be interested … but some of you might: iOS 5: Tips, Tricks & Hidden Features by Chris Herbert at Me? I like it so far. – P And, naturally, John Gruber […]

Gizmodo displays its journalism skills once more

News is that Gizmodo, who reportedly paid the finder of the lost/stolen iPhone4 prototype $5,000 for umm, ‘exclusive access‘ to the device (cough, — so they could photograph it and dismantle it and plaster images of it on the web) won’t be prosecuted for those activities.   District Attorney Announces Filing Decision on Misappropriation of […]

Who needs CCTV surveillance cameras?

I really hope I don’t blow anyone’s cover or alibi by telling you I spotted this vanity number plate GNUINE on a car at Pakuranga Plaza this afternoon. Given that we occasionally discuss quirky number plates here now and then, and that I’ve been writing an article about some people who I have discovered seem […]

The iPhone is not logging your location

Read this if you cared… Apple Q&A on Location Data 1. Why is Apple tracking the location of my iPhone? Apple is not tracking the location of your iPhone. Apple has never done so and has no plans to ever do so…. 3. Why is my iPhone logging my location? The iPhone is not logging […]

Despite that, your honour, I wasn’t ACTUALLY there

A few years back, if I recall correctly, a man was convicted for stabbing a woman in Fort St, downtown Auckland. He had an alibi that placed him somewhere else — someone who said: ‘He was wiff me, guvnor.’ But the Crown prosecutor produced evidence from a phone company’s cell tower records that showed that […]

Oh Craig, where are you when I need you?

Wow! Ralph Loura, the CIO of Clorox recently revealed the uptake when employees were given their choice of (smart)phone. Loura so far has replaced 6,000 desktop and tower computers with lightweight HP laptops, and got rid of company-issued Blackberries while letting workers choose between an iPhone or Android or Window Phone 7-powered smartphone. The company […]

Takes a lickin’ and keeps on …

I see in the US a clumsy someone’s launched a class action lawsuit against Apple over the ‘durability’ of the iPhone 4 glass screens … not tough enough for some butter fingers. Funny, I’ve had iPhones for a few years, including the iPhone 4 and haven’t damaged them. Lucky, I guess. That said, on the […]

Steve Jobs

At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company. — Apple CEO Steve Jobs 17/1/11 Full statement at All I can say is I wish him […]