When I first read the headline Smartphones Flunk for Blind Users in an email newsletter my father forwarded to me, I though I was about to read that touch-enabled smartphones are completely unusable for the visually impaired. Instead, I was absolutely floored by how Joshua Miele, a Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute scientist is using his iPhone and other […]
I spotted a reporter shooting video with the OWLE Bubo tonight at CES 2010. The device improves the quality of videos shot with the iPhone 3GS thanks to a wide-angle lens and microphone. The OWLE Bubo allows users to grasp a firmer grip than just holding an iPhone 3GS at arm’s length, reducing camera shake […]
Boy Genius Report has heard from two sources that Apple’s remaining iPhone 3G, the 8GB model for $99, may be getting upgraded to the 3Gs hardware in time for Christmas. Supposedly the move is to combat the Droid (it’s like Apple’s breeding clone troopers), but presumably phasing out the 3G has always been part of […]
I must confess, when I first learned of VoiceOver in the iPhone 3GS as an accessibility tool for the visually impaired, I was not impressed. Good to have the option, but why, I thought, would a blind person want a device that is almost all screeen? No tactile buttons. No fixed arrangement. Almost all input […]
Uh, oh. Looks like there is something to take seriously about the reports that some are experiencing heat issues with the iPhone 3GS and the earlier iPhone 3G running the 3.0 OS. Apple has issued an Heat Advisory warning users that they could experience problems in an environment where temperatures exceed 95 degrees Fahrenheit and […]
Snappy. Faster. Quicker. Call it what you want, but the first “wow” reaction to the new iPhone 3GS is that the work Apple did under the hood paid off. Everything from launching an app, to taking a photo, to moving between screens seems much faster. To say the least, I’m impressed. We’ll see how this […]
Of course the subject of my first test of the new video features on the iPhone 3GS would feature my lovely wife, Thomasin. This is taken in our office and as she says the lighting is pretty lousy. I was able to send the video up to YouTube.
Someone in Switzerland’s posted a video shot with an iPhone 3G S. The native resolution is 640×480 and a minute of video takes up about 25MB of capacity.
Whenever Apple releases something new, especially relating to the iPhone, there seems to be little else to talk about other than the news that comes out of Cupertino. That’s the case this week with the release of the iPhone 3.0 OS and the new iPhone 3GS. Xavier and Warner spend some time talking about the […]
This will be good news for some. AT&T is announcing that it is going to back off a bit on the upgrade price for those dealing with a two year contract. Here’s the lowdown from the AT&T Facebook page: PRICING Importantly, we want our customers to better understand our wireless device upgrade program. Like […]
Word is coming out that the new iPhone 3GS will have a fingerprint resistant oleophobic coating that is designed to keep all those greasy smudges off the screen. Maybe others will follow suit, including Apple itself and we’ll start to see devices that don’t immediately become greasy messes. Via CultofMac
I’m not sure why anyone should be surprised by this. I’m angry about it, but my anger comes from knowing that AT&T would continue to defy any rational thought of building customer loyalty when it comes to pricing the new iPhone 3GS for customers who already have the iPhone 3G and wish to upgrade. The […]