It’s an iPhone 4. But better. 10/10.
It’s an iPhone 4. But better. 10/10.
After months of speculating, rumours, and patience (and frustration!), the new iPhone has been unveiled. It’s called the iPhone 4S, and boy oh boy, is it ever underwhelming.
Think of when Apple announced the iPhone 3GS. It’s more of a refresh than a completely new phone. The specs have been improved greatly (dual core A5 processor, 8 megapixel camera, Siri voice recognition software, to name some), but not enough to fully justify selling your old iPhone 4 and getting the iPhone 4S. I mean, if you’ve waited this long for them to announce the iPhone 4S, chances are, you can wait another 6 months for them to announce the iPhone 5. I’m looking at you, iSheep.
Apple, thanks for another underwhelming announcement. And Tim Cook will never be like Steve Jobs. Never!!
P.S. I still think the iPhone 4 is the best smartphone released to date, so it comes natural for the iPhone 4S to overthrow its predecessor. I don’t hate the phone itself. I just think the hype wasn’t worth it. All you iSheep, you can go back to worshiping your new messiah, Tim Cook.
Ok, seriously Apple? You’re really going ahead and doing this?
Apple is rumoured to announce the highly anticipated iPad 2 on February 9, 2011. Does this date sound familiar? Of course it does. It’s the date HP/Palm is announcing their version of webOS products. This all sounds eerily similar to when the Palm Pre was about to launch, a couple of days before, Apple announced the iPhone 3GS.
Steve Jobs, you can go suck it.
Honestly, this is getting out of hand. For all you iPhone fanboys out there who claim their phone is the best because “There’s An App For That”, this should make you think twice before using that argument. Is this app even necessary? Furthermore, how and why did Apple even approve this app? Hey, how about getting some free turn-by-turn nagivation apps instead of this garbage (oh, say, like Android’s free Google Maps). I gotta admit though, the video is pretty damn funny (albeit ridiculous).
For those who are massively obsessed with social networking (I’m looking at you Facebook and Twitter), there are two new fighters in the ring. Most of you know about Foursquare, but Waze doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. Here are a description of the two.
Facebook recently released it’s ‘Places’ feature, but many elements were taken from Foursquare. Hell, it’s icon is literally a four inside a square. Foursquare is a social networking app which let’s you check into places. Whether it’s the movies or a new restaurant you’re checking out, it can be linked to your Twitter to let your followers know where you are. For example, if you check into a Toronto Maple Leafs game at the Air Canada Centre, you can see if any of your other friends are there if they use Foursquare. In addition to that, you collect “Badges” if you check into certain places, or if certain events happen. I was in an airport one day and I checked in and earned the “Swarm Badge”, because more than 50 people were checked into the same place. It’s pretty cool and makes you want to check out new places, check into them, and earn more rewards. The only downside of Foursquare is that it can be a stalker’s paradise; if you use it heavily like I do, creepers can follow you around and know exactly where you are at all times. Bad news for bad breakups and ex-boyfriends/girlfriends (or if you’re Justin Bieber).
Waze is also an awesome social networking app only found on smartphones. It’s essentially a free user generated turn-by-turn navigation system, and it works pretty darn well. The one key thing that makes it different than say, Navigon or Tom-Tom apps, is you get points when you ‘run over’ certain places on the road. Androidcentral.com held a contest recently where the 25 highest ranking people between Android, iPhone, and BlackBerry won an iPad, based on how many points they could collect in a certain time period. It is really fun and actually makes driving fun. On my way home today, I actually went out of my way just to collect a couple extra points. Yeah, I’m a loozer.
While people may be addicted to Facebook and Twitter, the two I explained are way more fun to use, since you actually are rewarded in some way for using their services.
Probably one of the most useful features of the Froyo update I discovered today is the ability to move apps from the internal memory of your device to your external storage. I found this out when I was installing numerous apps, and I got a notification that my Desire’s memory was getting low. I downloaded SDMove from the Android Marketplace, which automatically transfers each app (some apps are recommended that they stay in internal memory) using an intuitive colour coded scheme to represent which apps can be moved. Very useful feature, and so far, LOVING Froyo. Can’t wait for Gingerbread!!
(Use your Barcode Scanner app to download SDMove)