Tag Archive: iOS


Wow now the world is changing its view from being specific to its own standards to a stage where things can be Interoperable.

Google has done the same thing by introducing  J2ObjC a tool which converts Java to Object C Language.

We already have many tools which can do the same job, but the special thing about this tool is that it is developed by GOOGLE.

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Many Enterprises use  third party software’s to connect to their internal Organization Network if they are not at their work place. Employees use either Blackberry Phones to connect to the Internal Network through Blackberry private network OR Apple IPAD IPHONE, Android Phones through a software called GOOD.

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Adobe Air

This new innovative product by ADOBE has yet again made a stand in the Technology arena, ADOBE AIR is an application using which we can build 3D graphics with very minimal cost of performance and memory.

What is Adobe AIR?

Adobe AIR is a virtual machine that runs AIR applications. That may not mean much to you so I’ll try to explain by analogy.  AIR is similar to the Adobe Flash Player. The Flash Player is a plugin that you install on your computer and most mobile devices. Once you have the Flash Player you can run games/applications that are built for the Flash Player.

While the Flash Player is a plugin for the browser you can think of AIR as a plugin for the operating system. A user can install Adobe AIR – it itself is an application. Once AIR is installed you can run applications built to run inside Adobe AIR.

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Welcome to a new, open and powerful mobile world!

Mozilla launched the Boot to Gecko project to enable the Open Web as a platform for mobile devices. They are making innovation possible by driving the development of new Web standards.

The first pictures of the underdog emerged in the  July and enthusiasts can now download early versions to test. At first glance, it looks every bit the modern smartphone operating system, with an interface that recalls elements of iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

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The new iPad, the iPad 3, the new iPad 3… call it what you want, but it’s a device that from the outside looks remarkably like the iPad 2 but with an overhaul on the innards.
The question most people ask us when it comes to the new iPad is: what’s different from the old one?
Well, in this case it’s pretty easy: there’s a Retina Display that makes everything looks superbly crisp, an updated A5X processor bringing quad-core graphics and a 5MP camera on the rear with a VGA sensor on the front.
Oh, and the iPad 3 is also the device that brings iOS 5.1 to the masses.

Retina Display

Before we get onto all the normal insight over the frame of the new iPad, it’s worth talking about the main feature: the Retina Display.

Apple has packed a huge amount more pixels into the 9.7-inch screen – 1536 x 2048 to be exact. However, despite the fact that the Cupertino brand makes a big thing about the 330 PPI density of the iPhone 4, we’re looking at a screen that’s technically a lot less sharp than its smartphone brethren – around 264PPI.

Key features

  • 9.7″ LED-backlit IPS LCD touchscreen, 2048 x 1536 pixels; scratch-resistant, oleophobic coating
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity, carrier-dependent hotspot support
  • Optional LTE connectivity (data only)
  • Optional GPS with A-GPS support (for the 3G model only)
  • Apple A5X SoC with 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 processor
  • PowerVR SGX543MP4 quad-core GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • iOS 5.1 with iCloud support and activation
  • 16/32/64GB of inbuilt storage
  • Weight of 652 grams (662 grams for the LTE version)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 11,560 mAh battery
  • Accelerometer, compass and three-axis gyro-sensor
  • Compatible with every iPad and iPhone app without any modifications
  • The cheapest version costs less than a SIM-free iPhone
  • 5MP auto-focus camera
  • 1080p video recording at 30fps
  • VGA secondary camera capable of FaceTime calls
  • Four and five-finger gestures
  • 1080p TV-output with the Apple Digital AV Adapter (purchased separately for $39), 720p video streaming
  • Supports magnetic cases


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Mahesh (MGIT ECE 4th year)


The wait for the most anticipated gadget of the year is finally over. While all were hoping for the IPhone 5,the Apple called it as IPHONE 4S and  looks a lot like the iPhone 4, but at least it comes in white right off the bat.


It also has some other nice features that the iPhone 4– namely Siri and a beefed up camera. And of course it will launch with Apple’s new operating system iOS 5.The most significant part of today’s iPhone news, however, is that the device is coming to Sprint (in addition to AT&T and Verizon). This should be huge for both Sprint and Apple.

Let’s have a look at its features….


It’s the intelligent assistant that helps you get things done.All you have to do is ask…..

Now you can use your voice to use your iPhone. Just talk to Siri as you would to a person: “Do I need an umbrella?” or “Any great burgers around here?” or “Where’s the closest ATM?” Siri not only understands what you say, it knows what you mean.So when you say “Ant great burgers around here?” then SIRI will reply “I found a number of burger restaurants near you”.Then you can say “How about tacos?” .Siri remembers that you’ve just asked about restaurants so it will show all the Mexican restaurants near your place.


It heilps you do the things you do everyday.Ask Siri to text you dad,remind you to call the dentist ,find directions and it will figure out which apps to use and what you are talking about.From your contacts Siri will know your friends,boss,family members and co-workers.So you can tell Siri things like “Text Ryan I’m on the way”  and it exactly  knows what you mean and what to do.

IPHONE 4S takes dictation. Just your voice.Instead of typing,tap the microphone icon on your keyboard.Then say what you want to say and iphone listens.Tap done and iphone converts your words to text.You  can use dictation to write notes,messages,search the web and more….


Then, just like a personal assistant Siri makes phone calls, sends messages, schedules meetings, sets reminders, and more. How much more? Just ask, and Siri tells you that, too.


It sports a speedy A5 dual core processor ,which runs 2x as fast as the A4 processor  which is present in the present in the present iPhone 4.Two cores in the A5 chip deliver up to two times more power and up to seven times faster graphics.And you’ll feel the effects. Fast. iPhone 4S is quick and responsive, which makes all the difference when you’re launching apps, browsing the web, gaming, and doing just about everything. And no matter what you’re doing, you can keep on doing it. Because the A5 chip is so power-efficient, iPhone 4S has outstanding battery life.


With 8 megapixels and all-new optics,this just might be the best camera ever on a mobile phone.  Perhaps the biggest improvement in iPhone 4S over iPhone 5 is its rear camera.As Apple is taking aim at upending the point-and-shoot camera market,they upgraded the built-in camera to 8 megapixels(from 5mp).But that’s just the tip of the ice-berg.The new camera supports true 1080p HD video(at 3ofps),and even has real-time image stabilization and temporal noise reduction for improving video quality.With new face detection the camera is smart enough to know whether your taking a portrait or a group shot.

Retina display

The sharpest, most vibrant thing you’ll see on iPhone 4S is everything. The Retina display is the highest-resolution phone screen ever. In fact, the pixel density is so high that the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels. But without a doubt, you’ll notice crisp text, sharp graphics, and stunning images. It’s more remarkable than the printed page. And you’ll be completely absorbed.


You never know when you’ll suddenly be in the mood to listen to a favorite song or rewatch that hilarious sitcom episode. With iCloud, you can have iTunes automatically download new music purchases to all your devices the moment you tap Buy. You can also access past music and TV show purchases from any of your devices — wirelessly and without syncing. You can create amazing documents and presentations on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. And now with iCloud, you can keep your work up to date across all your iOS devices. You don’t have to save your work or transfer any files. Your documents — with all your latest edits — automatically appear everywhere. Buy a new book from the iBookstore, and iCloud makes sure it appears everywhere — your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Create or edit a doc and it will be upto date on all your iOS devices.


FaceTime lets you hear a voice and see the face that goes with it — iPhone to iPhone, iPad 2, iPod touch, or Mac over Wi-Fi.5 So no matter where they are, no matter where you are, you’ll always be there. Making a FaceTime call is just as easy as making a phone call. And it’s even easier with Siri. Just tell Siri “FaceTime with Mom” and you show up, smile, and wave hello.



Print your email, photos, web pages, and documents right from your iPhone over Wi-Fi.There’s no software to download, no drivers to install, and no cables to connect.  AirPrint printing is 100 percent wireless. iPhone automatically locates and connects to AirPrint-enabled printers on your Wi-Fi network. So whether you’re on the other side of the room or the other side of the house, you can print what you need, when you need it.With just a few taps, you can go from viewing something on the iPhone screen to holding a printed copy.


With AirPlay, you can wirelessly stream what’s on your iPhone to your HDTV and speakers via Apple TV. And with AirPlay Mirroring, whatever you see and do on your iPhone appears on your HDTV at the same time. AirPlay Mirroring lets you share exactly what’s on your iPad 2 or iPhone 4S with everyone in the room. Stream web pages, spreadsheets, lessons, games, photos, videos, and more to your HDTV via Apple TV. Just double-click the Home button, swipe all the way to the right, and select AirPlay Mirroring.



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Differences between iOS & Android

Now is the Revolution of Touch Phones ( Smart Phones) and Tablet PC’s, many of us are little confused as to choose between a Iphone and an Android Phone….I Think this article would completely relieve you from the confusion….

Apple has its brand name already existed in the market  whereas Android is completely new, introduced by google in the year 2005.

Android versions are difference in tastes which are Cupcake (Android 1.5, Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.27), Donut (Android 1.6, Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.29), Éclair (Android Version 2 and 2.1, Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.29), Froyo (Android Version 2.2 , Based on Linux Kernel 2.6.32) , Gingerbread ( Android Version 2.3, Based on Linux Kernel and Honeycomb (Android Version 3.0 for Tablets). Next version is expected to be Icecream.

Samsung is using Android OS in almost all of its Products from Touch phones to Tablet PC’s….in the future it is expected that Android will be the king of all Operating Systems.

I think that the main reason for Android is it being a open Software and many Apps are available….Apps is the main criterion that distinguishes a better phone from the lot.

(1) Apple iOS is a proprietary operating system whereas Android is Google developed open source operating system.

(2) The latest version of iOS is 4.2.1 and Android is 3.0 (Honeycomb) as at today.(Jan 2011)

(3) Both Apple iOS and Android supports Multitasking.

(4) Android has one more short range communication technology NFC on top of Bluetooth.

(5) Apple iOS supports internet Tethering via Bluetooth whereas Android supports with Hotspot via Wi-Fi

(6) Address book share via MMS vcf is perfectly stores in Android with exactly same label of contacts whereas apple iOS doesn’t not support the perfect lebel.

(7) Google Native clients for Gmail,Youtube ,Google Talk,Maps and Search are perfectly designed in Android and Apple uses Apple Mail client to get emails which will not fully support for Gmail features.

(8) Android supports Social Network contact Sync whereas Apple iOS is not.

(9) Skype video calling is supported by Apple and Android.

(10) Viber VoIP Application is only available for Apple iOS at the moment but official site says android in roadmap.

(11) GTalk video is supported by Android whereas Apple iOS does not support.

(12) Both as user friendly and easy to use.

(13) Since Android could be installed on any hardware, so if you want to change the phone or tablet to other vendor will not make much difference is usage whereas Apple iOS runs on Apple devices only.

(14) Patches and bug fixes will be released by Apple only in Apple iOS whereas in Android there are lots of customised versions from 3rd party developers with immediate fixes.

(15) Android can be customised by Vendors or 3rd Party users but whereas Apple iOS is only developed and fixes by Apple. Downgrade is not possible in Apple iOS officially.

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