An Update to Apple’s Controversy

This is certainly getting stranger with every passing day!

In the beginning, Apple monitored and kept such files that recorded users’ movements for more than a year. Later when these secret files were un-earthed by Alasdair Allan and Peter Warden, Apple panicked and started denying that no such data was been kept. When people did not believe them and preferred to switch, they started giving all kinds of flimsy rationales and excuses that did not even make sense. Now that the iPhone and iPad users have articulated their anxiety and distress about this ‘big brother is watching’ and ‘Conspiracy theories’; Apple is now restoring to some stern damage control.

 

Recently, Apple has released an update related to this stating that it will fix the ‘Bug’ in the application that enables it to track the location of the users. It will also allow the users to disable their location data that is being transmitted by their gadgets by making use of this particular update.

Wasn’t it that such a thing didn’t even exist!! ??

 

Apple Denies Tracking iPhones and iPads

Your 3G-enabled iPad and iPhone have been sending out your exact geographical locations to someone and you do not even know about it that this particular information has been in use!! You never know who has been tapping into this particular information and if in case, it has been misused? These are some of the questions that are being presently asked by the horrified and shocked Apple users and the alarming part is that there are no answers at all!

For the time being, Apple has stated that it has ‘not tracked’ its consumers’ movements’ and this is something that has never been done. On the other hand, it is being one of the most serious, dangerous threats associated with its credibility as researchers have located the secret files that detail Apple users’ movements, and they could be plotted against a map. This entire data goes back a few months and even a year in some of the cases!

 

 

 

Sony & Tablets

Sony has been on the back foot of being behind the schedule. Until now, the Japanese consumer electronics giant has not at all announced any news related to the released of any digital tablets at all. However, some rumors have been circulating the market lately and now they have been confirmed!!

Sony has recently unveiled two of its tablets that are based on Android 3.0.

By this autumn, the ‘S1’ and the’S2’ are going to be in stores. The first ones seem to have a 9.4-inch screen and the second version seems to be unique and innovative. Making it go half of the prior version, the ‘S2’ holds two 5.5-inch screens that are useful in displaying either one application or simply the interfaces of two different applications.

As both the gadgets are making use of the DLNA wireless technology, you will also be able to stream videos to your Television. Moreover, both of these devices are PlayStation certified. Because of which these gadgets stand out as tablets capable of winning over video gaming fans.

 

Let’s See What Sony is offering! 🙂

 

 

 


Apple: iPad 2 Demand Has Been Staggering

Apple Corporation has recently revealed that it has sold more than 4.7 million iPad units in the highest grossing March quarter ever. The sales figure of the iPad represent around 2.6 million fewer units sold in the previous quarter, however not for lack of demand.

Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s CFO stated on the company’s earnings call that we have sold almost every iPad 2 unit that we could make in the entire quarter.

During the Q&A session of the call, Tim Cook – Apple COO delved quite deeper into the situation. The company is coming across a staggering demand from the iPad 2 consumers and is being heavily backlogged.

The company however is beyond its channel inventory target range; neverthless Cook doesnt point the iPad supply issues to Japan tsunami, and is not at all predicting any cost or material impacts during the third fiscal quarter. On the other hand, he agreed that the situation is pretty uncertain.

Thus, why Apple wasnt able to meet the demand for the iPad 2 during this quarter? The company stated that there have been some issues with the planning and product; however, didnt disclose any particular reason regarding this matter.

Apple, however is completely incorporating its competance in producing iPad 2 in large quantities for the quarter ahead, though it is not promising to cover up the demands cannot promise to meet demand.

Apple has extended its production list to 25 other countries by the end of March; moreover, it is placing the iPad 2 in 13 additional countries in the coming week.

 

 

 

Disable iPhone Tracking System – Easy Steps to Follow

We all have been coming across news these days that iPhone secretly send records and tracks of a users’ location without their prior consent. Nonetheless, there is a useful and handy solution to it as well. You need to keep this point in your mind that only the Jail-broken iPhones will be able to access this particular feature.

Follow the following steps mentioned below and you can enjoy the freedom and risk of being tracked and monitored.

First and foremost, you are required to open the Cydia App and Update it.

In the second step, you have to type ‘UNTRACKED’ in the search bar.

The next step is to install ‘Untrackerd’ This particular application would be running in the background. The app is useful in initiating a process that runs in the background of your iPhone, which is helpful in cleaning and consolidating the .db files. Do not worry as now new icon will be added to your iPhone and you do not have to configure anything as well. The app will be working on its own which is going to prevent the iPhone to sent security related information over the World Wide Web by keeping track of the iPhone Users.

 

 

Google Android Smart phones are No.1 Choice of U.S. Consumers

With the continuous release of innovative smart phones, mobile devices and PC tablets, they are directly associated to the mounting innovation in these particular niches. Technological advancements and developments are creating a need for modern and compact mobile products.

Nielsen, one of the leading research based companies has lately confirmed it after they have conducted a research. The data being collected highlighted that the Smartphone market is exceptionally competitive and this makes the consumers take a new challenge when they are considering opting for their new Smartphone.

There are three leading manufacturers when it comes to the Smartphone market; however, Google’s Android Smartphone has finally taken the lead. According to the new data, the USA consumers prefer buying Android phones as compared to any other Smartphone model on the market. Both the iPhone and Blackberry have been sharing 27 percent market share for the past year whereas Google’s Android presently is holding around 29 percent of the entire U.S. based Smartphone market.

Android is offering its users with a lot more choices; this is something far away from the fairly low-tech Samsung Intercept to the high-end with Motorola Droid Pro. Android offers a large variety of manufacturers as the Operating System can be modified so that the models, features along with the overall user experience completely varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Nielsen explains this point that when it is about the producers then Apple winners and RIM, ever since they are the only ones that are creating and selling Smartphones with their respective OS. The company has further added that the HTC’s consumer base has 12% a HTC Android device and 7% own a HTC device running Microsoft OS. At Motorola, it is 10% and 1% of consumers who have Android and Microsoft OS.

 

 

iPhone – Marketing Strategies

When it is about Apple Marketing, the marketing strategies related to iPhone are extremely simple, clear, yet clever. With a simple and plain Apple Icon, Apple is focusing on an extremely innovative style when it comes to their products. The iPhone by Apple was launched back in June year 2007. The outstanding and innovative design of the iPhone was being touted for various months before it was originally launched. Later after its release, it was rated as one of the best when it comes to all the cell and smart phone market over the past few years. Before the official release of the iPhone, Apple came up with four television commercials that was to promote this gadget to the masses.

One of the commercial portrayed that the upcoming iPhone gadget is the additional step from the most popular iPod. The iPod was rated to be the leader until this point of time, but later with the release of the iPhone it has been named as the next generation iPod along with being a phone as well. The advert shows that the iPhone has all the enhanced features that are presently available in the iPod; however, it is an enhanced and improved version with better features.

You can do anything with your iPhone gadget, you can watch movies; and with touch of your finger, you can get back to the main screen. Then again, with the menu, you can figure out the Maps app which will enable you to find the best seafood location that is closest to you. With your gadget, you will be able to find a location which is also going to be highlighted which is the nearest. You are going to get the phone number and then you can dial via your iPhone dial.

The initial four iPhone adverts were useful in promoting the usefulness, innovation, and convenience all integrated into a single product which his not only a phone but also a music device that enables an individual to view maps, browse the web, check e-mail, make conference calls, view photos, and watch videos. Apple does not only make use of the television medium as a component of your marketing strategy; nevertheless, they are also making use of their web portal and they have been publishing informative press releases and videos that would have been developed into a single document. Apple also makes use of such tactics and techniques that are useful in building up the hype and then leaving the consumers wanting more and more.

When Apple comes up with brief press releases, it provides its targeted audience with a little to go off. To make it more precise, as soon as any information is released related to the products, all those who care and are Apple product fanatics will be grasping them whatever comes their way. As a result, Apple probably would publicly disavow all such kinds of rumors related to such scraps mentioned related to company plans; on the other hand, their entire marketing department secretly would be feeling delighted. It would be costing a lot to make use of such kind of web based advertising otherwise.

iPhone’s official web portal offers a lot more to its consumers than just information related to the products. The web site is also providing various tricks and tips which would be helpful in making use of the iPhone gadget along with focusing the apps to a great extent. You are even going to find “App of the Week” at the main page which is also providing detailed info related to that particular application. Moreover, the website also includes a section which has been titled as ‘Top Apps’ and ‘Apps for Everything’. For all the current iPhone users and consumers that have a great interest in buying the gadget, Apple has such a web portal which is offering outstanding marketing tools. The Apps are useful in creating a stronger and functional source of generate a large stream of revenues for Apple Corporation. As the consumers see the top rated and latest iPhone applications, they are intended to further downloading the application instead of searching via 25,000+ apps that would have been of a significant value to them.

Youngsters are the targeted audience that Apple has primarily focused on this particular as group. Apple with only this particular audience has hopped with the fact that with this 48% audience did not own the iPod that have been launched previously by Apple. At the end of year 2008, Apple had forecasted to reach more than 10 million sales only related to the iPhone.

One month before the iPhone’ release, the Solutions Research Group provided a cross-section of all those who have been aware of the gadget. The forecasted buyers for the day the gadget was to be released were rated as a majority of T-Mobile consumers, AT&T’s only GSM-based product competitor that was around 15%. AT&T’s existing customer base was rated to be one of the second largest groups that were anticipated to make the iPhone purchase and it was approximately 12%. Moreover, the Solutions Research Group also figure out that 72% of males against 28% of women were more interested in investigating about the gadget with its minimal price of $499. The obvious and present target audience for iPhone mainly includes a group of young people ranging between the ages of 20 and 35, mobile employees, jet setters and affluent teenagers.

The Apple Corporation is primarily renowned for their simply yet catchy advertisements. In some of the latest Television adverts focusing the Apple’s iPhone, the new catch is ‘There’s an App for that’ that certainly is helpful in placing a strong and well-built focus related to different applications that have been made available by Apple at the App store. Applications or the Apps are available in all categories ranging from social networking to productivity, fitness, and health to finance, entertainment to education, and business to games. These applications turn out to be a useful tool while you are making use of the iPhone gadget as it is offering a large number of features that simply could be enhanced while you make use of these applications. Apple in the present times is claiming to have more than 25000+ applications that available and the number is still growing with every passing day.

The targeted audience is greatly on focus with all these apps that are being offered to them. Primarily, there is an application for everyone. There have been few adverts related to various iPhone apps that you are certainly going to find one which could be of a great significance. Only few have been promoted by the commercials. The Apps concerning the iPhone are offering utmost functionality and practicality that an individual could even think of. Moreover, Apple has also offered its consumers to build their own applications and they can even submit to the Apple Store as well. This has made things a lot more convenient and easier as people being a third party design different applications that could be of a great help to them and others as well. As soon as the application becomes functional, they can submit it to the App Store for free or even they can put a fee for its usage.

 

 

 

iPad 2: Buggy

The proud Owners of the iPad 2, unfortunately are struggling with resolving some of the glitches that have appeared in their new gadget. for instance, the Video Chat service Facetime simply freezes if it is being used for a lengthy period of time and evidently the back-light seems to be bleeding as people have heard about it. Yes!! these are not at all serious issues and we just cannot call it as a propaganda regarding the gadget but just think how irritating and frustrating it would be to work around such kinds of problems on a fancy, a new gadget!

People, more likely the iPad 2 users are voicing their relevant concerns on different forums. Presently, a time-being solution provided is to reboot so that the service does not freeze. However, the display still remains patchy as it has turned out to be a manufacturing defect and anything regarding it just cannot be changed.

 

 

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Google’s Japanese Quake Person Finder

Google has developed a special edition of Google’s Person Finder which is supporting Japan to find all those people who have lost their lives in the recent Worst ever disaster of earthquake and subsequent Tsunami.

It can be used as a message board as well as a directory where people can leave messages or search others just to make sure that they are safe. This facility and service can be easily embedded on various social networks and web portals so that this way you can reach as many people as possible.

For more than 4000 people this services has turned out to be extremely helpful who make use of it after the Japan quake Person Finder within a few hours when it was launched.

May Allah Have Mercy !!

 

IPad vs IPad 2 – What is the difference?

iPad 1G by the Apple Corporation had a record breaking success and lately the company has launched iPad 2 and gadget lovers are anticipating it to be as successful as its prior model. After March 11th, 2011, IPad 2 is available at all the leading stores all across the USA; however, even before, everything is pretty clear about the newly launched gadget. It is quite evident that iPad 2 is much more enhanced, powerful, and robust as its previous model.

However, you are provided with a comparison chart which will enable you to check out the differences and similarities right away while you are thinking about iPad and iPad 2.

iPAD iPAD 2
DISPLAY 9.7- Inches LED- backlit IPS LCD 9.7- Inches LED- backlit IPS LCD
RESOLUTION 1024 x 768 1024 x 768
PROCESSOR

GRAPHICS

MEMORY

STORAGE

FRONT CAMERA

REAR CAMERA

CELLULAR RADIO

Wi-FI

BLUETOOTH

ACCELEROMETER

GYROSCOPE

THICKNESS

WEIGHT

NAVIGATION KEY

BATTERY LIFE

PLATFORM/ OS

1 GHz Apple A4

Power VR SGX 535

256 MB RAM

16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB

None

None

EDGE plus triband HSPA

802.11a/b/g/n

2.1+ EDR

3-axis

None

13.4mm

680g (WiFi), 7300g (WiFi + 3G)

 

Multi- touch

Li – Polymer

Apple OS 4.0

1 GHz Dual-Core Apple A5

SGX543 dual core Technology

65536 MB in-built

16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB

VGA

720 p

EDGE plus quadband HSPA

802.11a/b/g/n

2.1+ EDR

3-axis

3-axis

8.8mm

601g (WiFi), 607g (Version), 613g (AT&T)

Accelerometer sensor,  proximity sensor

25Wh

Apple IOS 4.3

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