Everyone’s current favorite rumor regarding the iPhone 5 points to the possibility of the glass back plate being changed to aluminum, similar to that seen on the iPod Touch. The glass back on the iPhone 4 has reportedly caused several problems both structural, with breaking and scratching, and functional, due to difficulties with painting and camera interaction on the ever illusive white iPhone 4.
Also, an aluminum back would both be lighter and cheaper to manufacture, which aligns with rumors about Apple seeking to reduce the overall cost of the iPhone.
Personally, I really like the glass back. The iPhone 4 is heavy, but in a good way that makes it feel like a solid product. I’m actually much less prone to dropping it than my extremely light iPod Touch, which always has a way of slipping out of my grip.
Today we want to know what you think. Would you prefer an iPhone with an aluminum back or are you a fan of the glass currently seen on the iPhone 4? Vote in the poll on the right and tell us why in the comments below!
Spring is in the air (I know this because there’s a St. Patrick’s Day edition of Angry Birds Seasons out) and that means that all nature’s glories are emerging from the winter gloom: birds, trees, iPad 2s…
If you happen to be enjoying the weather (standing in line) out in the wilderness (beside an Apple Store) and need some extra help distracting yourself from what’s around you, we offer the following collection of excellent titles — careful though, some of these are obscenely addictive!
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting EATouch. The developer describes EATouch as follows:
EATouch is the shopping list fast and illustrated: with few taps you can choose from more than 200 products, build your list and go to the supermarket of confidence to start buying. Checking products already in the cart, you can easily shake your iPhone to find out what you have not purchased.
Read on for more information and screenshots!
The wizards at Evernote have done it again. They’ve completely overhauled Evernote for iPhone not just by adding a few features, but through a total redesign of the UI.
Today we’re going to take a look at what has changed and whether or not the update has made for a better or worse experience.
Typically, you want a really powerful computer for video editing. It’s a processor-intensive task requiring significant expenses in both the software and hardware arenas. However, the iPhone is changing this paradigm. A few years ago, who would’ve thought we’d soon be shooting, managing and even editing high quality video content all on one pocket-sized device?
Today we’ll take a beginner’s look at what the iPhone offers for movie makers. We’ll start off with a brief look at the specs of the hardware and then move on to some great apps that you’ll want to check out to help you become the Spielberg of iOS.
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting LotBraining. The developer describes LotBraining as follows: Turn your iPhone into a trainer for personal development with LotBraining. The iPhone & iPod Touch app is based on more than a decade of coaching and training experience. It utilizes mental training techniques originally developed by NASA.
LotBraining’s application areas range from the use for relaxation and focusing before a crucial meeting to a comprehensive personal development training program.
Read on for more information and screenshots!
My wife and I recently had the opportunity to spend some time in Kenya and Tanzania, with a stop in Amsterdam along the way. We had an amazing experience, which included going on safari in Tanzania and attending a beautiful wedding at Lake Navasha in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley.
I knew before leaving Canada that we would have very limited access to the Internet during our travels. I discovered that, with some careful planning up front and a suite of thoughtfully selected apps, the iPhone can be a very useful travel companion, even when no Internet connection is available. Here are some of the apps that I used regularly during our travels. I’ve also included some essential tips for those of you who travel the world with your iPhone (or iPod Touch).
I use Google Docs more than Office or iWork, so accessing and editing my files across platforms is very important to me. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a decent candidate for editing your documents on mobile platforms. Google unvieled their mobile editor to much hype, but unfortunately it doesn’t provide an extensive, desktop-like experience on any platform.
This review won’t solve that problem. However, Memeo Connect is one of the more elegant solutions to browsing your Google Docs. Plus, for those that don’t require editing on the Google service, the files can be imported into Pages for iOS. Memeo provides a pleasing and fairly stable platform for accessing Google Docs on the go.
The war was supposed to be over. The human race had overcome the alien attack and were promised to live in peace. However, the peacetime was merely a ploy to lull the humans into a false sense of security, and now they need your help. This is the scenario that N.O.V.A. 2 places you in, playing as a Kal Wardin who is the only one who can save humanity and end the war again. N.O.V.A. 2 is the sequel to N.O.V.A. (Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance) a highly successful action-adventure first person shooter for iOS. Fight through intricate and complex levels, battling against aliens and trying to stay alive.
N.O.V.A. 2 brings new levels, new weapons such as Alien Lightning Gun’s, iPhone 4 Gyroscope support, and a new story line that provides hours of intense gameplay. The N.O.V.A. series brings Halo-esque gaming to your mobile phone. N.O.V.A. also features an online multiplayer mode which extends gameplay for hundreds more hours as you battle players from all over the world in several different game types. The combination of intense firefights and amazing graphics made me addicted the minute I started playing.