Review: iPhone 4
Jun 24, 2010, 10:54 PM by Philip Berne
In-depth with the latest from Apple.
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The iPhone 4 brings some long-awaited features to the iPhone table, without trying to do everything the competition can do. The interface, the screen and the camera have all been dramatically improved, but will these be enough to keep Apple at the top of the super-phone pile? With Apple, it's always the little things that count.
Google Now Pushing Desktop Search History to Android, iOS
Google today announced that it is providing Android and iPhone users with access to their desktop search history from their smartphone browser. As long as users are signed in to their Google account both in their desktop browser and in their mobile browser and have web history enabled, recent searches will appear across all types of devices.
iPhoto Available for iPhone and iPad
Apple today announced a new version of iPhoto, its desktop photo editing and management software, for iOS devices including the iPhone and iPad. iPhoto for iOS supports a wide range of photo-editing features, including scrollable thumbnails, crop, rotate, exposure, contrast, saturation, and other multi-touch editing functions.
AT&T Wants Platform-Agnostic Video Calling
AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega asked the wireless industry to agree on a single video calling standard that can be used by all devices and all network types so that customers can more easily use the service. As things stand today, there are plenty of video calling options, but the services are often only compatible with other devices running the same software and platform.
Dropbox Adds Auto Photo Upload Feature to Android App
Dropbox recently updated its Android application with a new feature that automatically uploads user photos from their phone to their Dropbox account. According to Dropbox, it will upload full resolution files over either Wi-Fi or cellular data to a special "Photo Upload" folder in the user's account, which can then be accessed from other devices and the Dropbox web site.
Google Refutes Safari Tracking Accusations Made by WSJ
Researchers recently discovered that some online-based advertising companies — including Google — were using a software workaround to avoid the privacy settings of Apple's Safari browser for the iPhone and its Mac computers. The Wall Street Journal reports that the workarounds allow the sites to install cookies on user devices even if the users have set their device to reject such cookies.
Verizon rumors for iPhone? Anyone? Please share!
Can anyone conform this?
ZAGG protective coating to help with reception?
If the wdges are covered by a plastic coating wouldn't that keep the two antennas from shorting each other?
Has anyone installed ZAGG's invisibleSHIELD on their iPhone 4 or know someone who has?
Btw, a good place for ZAGG discount codes is facebook.com/zaggcodes or codes4discount.com
It all comes down to this.....
I feel it all comes down to opinion. You really have to look at the user and decide what the device is used for. If you like to personalize your device, mulit-task (for real), run widgets, ect., then maybe Android is for you. (If you are and Apple fan-boy, then maybe you should stick with Apple, JK guys!) If you like the integration of iTunes, ease of use, and gaming, then maybe the iPhone is better for you. In different parts of the world Nokia's Symbian OS would crowned king in some eyes.
Again, IMOP, this is a nice piece of technology, and I think its up there with the other N1s, EVOs, and Droids in the indust...
No more like just pointing out i...
Seems someone is not a big Apple fan.
You say that like it's a bad thing.
Sad that Apple carries this magic presence that its followers get rabid any time s...
Didn't Like Design?!
The iPhone-4 though is the best -- I've never held a device that felt so rich. Elegance oozes from the look and feel of the device. I got one of the overpriced bumpers, which in their own right are quite well designed and built, but when it's on, I miss that metal band -- hate to cover it up, though the iPhone looks great with that as well.
I'd say this device needs protection when ou...
Wow... can't believe you were so down on the design. The feel of the glass and metal gives me the perception of a fine watch. I've suffered through many a creaking battery door, 'soft-touch' devices where the rubber
The problem is that this ...
odvious by the large bezel. i don't care how 'ric...
So the smart choice would be..........
I'm glad you like your Evo.
First off, I tend to agree with the author on the design of the phone. I've always been a huge fan of the iphones, and while I'm still getting the phone (waiting on the white) I'm not thrilled with the design when testing out my friends phone. I'll deal with it though.
As far as image quality - I was happy to hear that the authors tests came out great. I had compared image and video quality on my 3Gs vs the ...
The phone is a train wreck!
the app must be first updated to the latest available update, if they have not updated to the e...
Social Networking and integration...
I can see why Apple doesn't want Apps to come close to hurting performance. Apple doesn't want to be blamed for a program messing up their phone...because on the consumer side, it won't be, "Awe man, that App made my phone run slow" it will be, "My phone runs slow."
And to be honest, I'm also glad those apps don't come preinstalled. One of my biggest problems with smartphones is givi...
"If I want to bog down my device by running social networking apps integrated with my OS that should be my decision, not Apple's."
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