Recently on Android.Appstorm, Nathaniel Mott wrote about What an iPhone User Expects from Ice Cream Sandwich, citing what he’s looking forward to and what has him worried as he patiently awaits his new Galaxy Nexus, a phone I claimed was the best on the market. In what seems to be a serendipitous coincidence, I recently received an iPhone 4S from my job, and I too have some expectations as I begin to use iOS more often.
Look, I love my iPhone, probably more than I should. Still, as I continue to use Android and Windows Phone, I can’t help but think that there are some things Apple could possibly “borrow” from the other two mobile operating systems.
Let’s take a look at a few of those things that I’d like to bring back to the iPhone.
I’m used to reviewing apps. I’ve reviewed quite a few over the past months, and I plan on reviewing many more. I purchase each application that I end up reviewing (as well as many others), so I spend a lot of time in the App Store.
Using the App Store has been more painful than I would first imagine. If you only use it every once in a blue moon I’m sure that it’s fine, but for someone like myself, Apple’s marketplace is sorely lacking. Today I want to look at what the App Store could improve upon in order to create a compelling, enjoyable experience.
When the iPhone 4S was released, there was a collective groan from tech pundits everywhere saying, “That’s it?” Everyone wanted something different from Apple, including a new design (something I’m guilty of myself), but what came with the 4S was a feature named Siri that we all thought was pretty neat, but not really a game changer.
Thing is, it really is a reason to buy the iPhone 4S, as me and thousands of others have found over the past few months. But don’t take my word for it — a recent study shows that iPhone 4S owners use twice as much data as previous generation iPhone owners, and the only reason can be Siri. What’s all the hype about? Let’s find out why after the jump.
In the years since the iPhone was introduced, the platform has grown by leaps and bounds, making it far easier and better to do the simple tasks we tend to do every day. In the process, iPhone gaming has become wildly popular, with all sorts of different styles making the transition from the web, consoles and PCs to the tiny phone that sits in our pockets or purses.
But for all the talk about how great the iPhone is for games, what are the limitations? What is good on the iPhone and what just plain sucks? I started thinking about it the other day, and you know, iPhone gaming sure is cool but it’s just not quite perfect for everything. Let’s hash this puppy out after the break.
Apple and Samsung have been working together for years, and many of the components in the iPhone are built by the huge electronics manufacturer. But as it turns out, even though they both work together, they’re also suing the pants off of each other, and now the battle has gone to the airwaves.
You’ve probably already seen the commercial, but just in case, here it is. It’s called TheNextBigThing, and you should probably go watch it real quick. Once you have, go ahead and meet back here after the jump and we’ll talk it out.
Although it came in a touch later than it was promised, iTunes Match is now ready to go. Now you can have all of your music — whether it was bought on iTunes or not — on any OS X/iOS device at any time. Kinda cool, right?
Yes, this is definitely a step in the right direction, but there are a few unanswered questions that I have about the service that make me a bit nervous. Let’s get into them after the break.
The iPhone’s camera has been getting better and better with time, and taking pictures with it is getting increasingly popular. I’m no professional photographer, but I really enjoy taking panoramic photos. The idea of capturing a very wide area inside of one picture fascinates me.
In this article, I’ll compare 3 very good and popular apps currently on the App Store that do exactly that: take panoramic pictures. I’ll be taking a look at 360 Panorama, Microsoft’s Photosynth and Dermandar. I want to look for the best of the three, considering 2 main aspects: the ease of use and the quality of the panoramas they take.