Dear Mr. Gingrich,
Thank you for your brave efforts to rename the cell phone, a device you so aptly call your "handheld computer."
As you explain in your video, “If it’s taking pictures, it’s not a cell phone. If it has a McDonalds app that tells you the closest McDonalds based on your GPS location, that’s not a cell phone.”
This is something we take very seriously at iPhone Life magazine. We’re sorry you’ve been taking flak for your insightful video. But take comfort in that you've fulfilled your mission to generate discussion of new names. “Federation Hand Widget” came out of the comments section today, and be honest, would you have been able to think of that on your own?
We hear the debate often—which mobile operating system is better, Apple's iOS or Google's Android? If you follow tech news and blogs, most likely you've seen the numbers broken down every way possible. And while this new infographic is not unique in that it pits iOS and Android against each other, the "war" isn't over market share or user experience— it's about app revunue. The graphic, designed by Ben Moss, editor of WebdesignerDepot, offers a very useful comparison for the so-called starving developer.
With more than a billion smartphones now in circulation worldwide, it comes as some surprise that one in three developers live below the “app poverty line,” unable to support themselves from their apps. But the 7 percent of developers living the dream, making more than $10,000 per month off a single app, keep others strategizing to do the same. That strategy starts with choosing a platform.
As the annual CTIA trade show in Las Vegas draws near, iPhone Life is proud to announce it has partnered with CTIA to sponsor the 18,000-square-foot Apple oasis — the iZone powered by iPhone Life magazine. Along with displays of the newest Apple-specific wireless gadgets, the first-ever special exhibit area also will house the iZone Innovation Stage. iPhone Life has two days of great presentations lined up you won’t want to miss!
Buying a case is perhaps the most obvious way to customize your mobile device. While you can doctor your own ringtone, wallpapers, and settings, a case can offer distinctive looks and features to best fit your use of your device. I have yet to meet anyone (myself included) whose love of his or her iPhone 5 doesn't verge on obsession. So why not make your coveted device reflect your individuality?
In this review, I will share details about two well-designed iPhone cases, each serving different functions. Both cases were part of iPhone Life's recent video contest, where we gave cases away to contestants who submitted the best, most convincing parody of an Apple ad.
Hype is building as Google prepares to release its new "augmented reality" eyewear, Google Glass. While the device is bound to break new ground, this infographic by greatbusinessschools.org focuses on the gamble Google is willing to make in order to pioneer an emerging industry of wearable technology.
The graphic, compiled from recent media reports, outlines the main areas of potential concern; the device's reliance on users' data connection, look and feel, price point, and privacy concerns.
The rumored low-cost iPhone is more tangible than ever with these high-definition renderings of the device, dubbed “iPhone lite” by the images’ anonymous sources.
The renderings corroborate many of the rumors circulating in many media sites, such as a report from the Wall Street Journal Tuesday saying the low-cost iPhone is in development, will have a 4-inch display, and a plastic shell. WSJ predicted the iPhone 5S will be released in July and the budget iPhone in the second half of the year.
This infographic takes a look at the fastest growing demographic using the Internet, which happens to be adults 50+! It’s official: baby boomers and seniors have caught on to the mobile times, and now make up a large share of Americans who use smartphones, tablet, the Internet, and social media.
Here are some of the facts I found most striking:
We have officially entered into a “Brave New Digital World” of constant connectivity, according to Internet technology analyst, comScore
. Currently, 125 million U.S. consumers have smartphones and 50 million own a tablet. In the past year, smart phone subscribers have increased 29 percent. Not only that, but 72 percent of mobile device purchases now consist of smartphones.
comScore's infographic, titled, “Android vs. iOS: User Differences Every Developer Should Know,” presents some of the major findings in the company's annual report, which analyzes trends in mobile media consumption. It breaks down use by the two operating systems dominating today’s mobile landscape — Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android — which make up 90 percent of the smartphone market today.
Our iPhones often remind us of our obligations: upcoming meetings, dentist appointments, and credit card bills to pay. While helpful, wouldn’t it be nice if it also reminded us to take some time to enjoy and feel good?
As the new web editor of iPhone Life magazine, I am looking forward to working with so many creative and knowledgeable bloggers.
From discovering quirky apps such as Swackett, which helps you dress for the weather, to getting the scoop on the upcoming Steve Jobs movie, to reading informed opinions about Apple’s future, I’ve not only been impressed with bloggers’ initiative, but also have been eager to take their recommendations. As a result, I’ve already doubled the number of apps on my iPhone and iPad in the two weeks I’ve been here!