Category Archives: iphone
This has got to give a whole new meaning to ‘hot spots’. A UK company, Kromek, is launching a personal portable radiation detector – RadAngel, into the Japanese. Not only will this detector work in conjunction with an Apple iPhone or iPad, the system also makes use of social networking.
Roamler is a location-based crowd sourcing app for iPhone users currently available in Dutch only here, ‘Roamlers’ perform small tasks at home or in their local area on behalf of brands in return for ‘experience’ points, and in most cases a cash reward.
Rating: Samsung had supposedly struck exclusive content deal
An exclusive deal has supposedly been struck between leading Android handset manufacturer, Samsung and mobile music specialist MusicQubed. The first handset to come with the Official Top 40 singles chart app preloaded will be Galaxy Ace II. However, this app is also available from Google Play here. When we tried to download it to a non-Galaxy phone the server said it was incompatible with all of our devices except the Cm_tenderloin. We clicked on that and suddenly realised the app had been sent to our HP TouchPad tablet running the Cyanogenmod version of Android. And, yup, it works, folks. Continue reading
Rating: Background information on former Boot to Gecko project
Gemma Jones & PhoneNumber.co.uk categorise the main type of free apps
Gemma Jones writes, with tons of apps available for free in from the iTunes App Store, an iPhone need never be boring. Answering user requirements, millions of apps to entice users to download have been developed worldwide. To help consumers find their way through this minefield, we’ve come up with a Top Ten list of categories into which the majority of apps can fit. These are: – social; travel; food; audio & video; weather & news; business; finance; task management & notes; remote access; and utilities. We’ve also come up with a few suggestions and recommendations. Continue reading
Using DeviceFidelity In2PayR iCaisse4X NFC
June 21st 2012. Proxama, the leading provider of near field communications (NFC) mobile wallet and mobile marketing technology, has announced that it will soon be able to deliver NFC marketing capability to iPhone users through its unique TagCenter NFC app. Proxama has partnered with DeviceFidelity. It is using the new iCaisse4X NFC battery pack sleeve, which can transform the iPhone 4S and the iPhone 4 into fully capable NFC devices. The sleeve will allow iPhone owners to download and use TagCenter to participate in NFC marketing campaigns. Continue reading
by Muhammad Azam
Smartphones are loved by just about every other person. It is not just the fact that people use their mobile phones for the sake of calling and texting. They now want the newest of all built-in technology features inside their handsets. They do not want to carry too many gadgets – rather they want to have the least number of gadgets as possible with the most features that cover the functionalities of all gadgets. For example, the Samsung Galaxy (designed for humans) is a perfect example of a gadget that is able to provide its owner with the features of a good camera, Internet, 3G, surfing, exceptional apps, and all based on the Android OS. Continue reading
Rating: is Android a phone maker, a model of device or a market?
Some very interesting research into mobile brands has been carried out by Roxy Palace, which develops games across all mobile OS platforms. But then the company would have to because it is actually behind mobile casinos. Now, we’re not quite sure where Roxy was trying to go with its research but in doing so it has come up with some interesting research into mobile brands. This is a good example: – ten per cent of respondents were able to name Research In Motion (RIM) as makers of the BlackBerry as opposed to 64 per cent who thought Blackberry was the manufacturer of mobile phones rather than the model name. Actually, that’s good going. Continue reading
Rating: We were impressed with FluCamp’s graphics
Every weekend GoMobile News carries out arbitrary testing of the 2D/QR barcodes we encounter in real life. Our research is sometimes flawed but at least we bother to investigate how QR codes function in the real world. This time we ran into a campaign from FluCamp which worked well but wasn’t entirely mobile-friendly. We also discovered 2D barcodes buried on the pages of UK bikers’ publication, Motorcycle News (MCN). There codes proved exceedingly difficult to scan in. Continue reading
Rating: By contrast, Apple’s iPad still extremely popular
Although Google’s Android mobile OS was supposed to rule the world by now, support for developing apps for Android is actually waning. That’s according to Appcelerator, which provides a platform for developing for Android, iOS and HTML5. The company has regularly surveyed the 300,000 developers currently in its network. The data shows that over the past three Quarters, interest in developing mobile applications to run on Android platforms (both tablet and smartphone ) has fallen off more than 10 per cent. Continue reading
Rating: A cross device mobile strategy is also key, apparently
According to the Mobileweb Company, mobile websites that it operates typically see uplift in mobile site traffic of more than 90 per cent. That’s because they are fully optimised for mobile search discovery, the company claims. Whilst Mobileweb’s own recently announced research shows that iPhone users grab the lion’s share of mobile web access (55.7 per cent), the company still urges brands to adopt a cross device mobile strategy. Less than 10 per cent of potential customers have an iPhone. Continue reading
Rating: Severals ways to peel an Apple
Here’s a few good tips for those who want to add holidays to their iPhone’s calendar. It’s particularly apt for our UK readership where today [May 7th 2012] just so happens to be a May Bank holiday. This tip arose because a Brit had forgotten that extra Bank holidays [...]
Rating: Will the market leader deaeat the style guru?
Following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3, design consultancy Fjord which works with mobile manufacturers and companies to create new innovative services, feels the necessity to comment on this possibly game-changing event. Olof Schybergson, CEO, with Fjord suggested, “The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been highly anticipated, and lately Samsung has had incredible momentum overall. The buzz around Samsung has been tangible, and news last week from Strategy Analytics that it has overtaken Nokia in terms of mobile device sales comes as no surprise. Continue reading
Rating: Some applications want to ensure it is present not missing
Following up on your recent story ‘Danger of cameraphone photos’ location data exposed‘, ironically, I have been worrying about the exact opposite problem, writes Geoff Dennis, a mobile software specialist. I want to tell people how to ensure that location based information is present and exposed in their photos. The data held in picture files taken with cameraphones, for example is called EXIF data. It is normally only contained in photos saved in JPEG and TIFF formats. There has been a lot of chat on the Net about accidentally losing EXIF data, as it appears this can often happen when using photo editing software. Perhaps this is what happened to the alleged hacker – Higinio O. Ochoa III? Naturally there are ways to expose this EXIF data should you want to. Continue reading
Rating: Alleged hacker caught via iPhone photograph
We’ve long known that most people are unaware that when they take photos, embedded into the digital file is a whole wealth of location information. If you’ve got GPS (satellite) switched on then that information can be incredibly precise. As one alleged US hacker recently found out to his [...]