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Apple phones could be bigger in the future… per WSJ

Ok so first they were going longer and now, they choose to make it larger? , Thank you Apple for paying attention to the width, but it takes more than just the dimensions to become like Android!

Though it’s a word from the grapevine that Apple intends to make larger phones, the information is being sourced from WSJ report which states that Apple iPhone will be coming out with larger screens.

It is said that one iPhone shall have a 4.5 inch display and another will sport a 5 inch display, which would be of the same size as Galaxy SIII and SIV respectively.

Apple iPhone started with a 3.5 inch display, it then graduated to 4 inch in iPhone 5. Apple has always been forced to play along with Android in offering larger screens, but with Apple stuck with a smaller display, Android manufacturers had various sizes to play with. The apparent reason for Apple to play with this idea of increasing the display size could be due to the ‘love for large displays’ by Asian customers.

Apple’s Remote App gets an aesthetics job!

The new Apple’s Remote App has undergone a lot of change in terms of aesthetics, with thin lines, translucent elements and a dominating monochromatic interface, it is to quite an extent aping the iOS7’s new design.

Though this update is reflecting more on the iPhone than the iPad, you can be sure that a separate release for the iPAD must be following through.

With Aesthetics going through a major change in this app, the functionality of the app seems to be unchanged with the same features of browsing the iTunes library on any MAC or PC connected to your network along with managing your Up Next Queue or model and use the app like a remote or a keyboard for the Apple TV.

One new feature that marks its entry into the new update is the ‘Genius Shuffle option’ which was introduced in the iTunes 11.1 version. In remote it is available through the Up Next menu.

iTunes Radio doesn’t seem to be making new splashes, as the old radio features is still available.

With Apple putting apps through the knife to get in tune with the new iOS7, people who were expecting more of non-music controls for their Apple TV are surely getting disappointed and should wait for Apple’s next update.

Don’t text while you drive, Heaven can wait!

In a recent contest Command X at American Institute of Graphic Arts design conference, Joey Cofone won the first place for his idea of a ‘Car mode’ being built in to the new iOS7, for app idea on the theme don’t text while you drive. The theme of the contest was to get a design which could stop people from texting while driving and Cofone bagged the premier position. The design which is still to be worked upon would have features like

  • Enforcing the mode would prohibit the user to view and send text messages.
  • Automatic messages would also be sent to people texting the user while the mode is active.

Also No text message notifications will be entertained during the mode.However, GPS and hands free calling would still be active.

Cofone talked about his philosophy behind the idea which was “people can’t resist texting back”, hence came up with this unique concept.

He also said “many people die every year while texting enroute” and he plans that if incase Apple decides to integrate this concept, he would ask them to tie up with insurance companies who can analyze safe drivers using this concept and reward them accordingly!

Web Based Windows Phone Developer Tool tips the scale with NFC!

On its launch in August this year the Windows Phone App Studio was considered to be a downer, but the tool proved otherwise and is gaining popularity with 65,000+ apps already being built on it! With Microsoft hoping to maintain the same momentum is introducing more powerful features which will encourage developers to thrust more on app making.

Using the simple menu Driven “Actions” Beta users will now be able to integrate other phone functions into their apps that would include ‘Context Aware tasks’ like dialing numbers. The new update would also include NFC which would enable to share software to other App Studio Users, which in a way can broaden the horizons of creative app making.

We suggest that you go and unleash your creativity with the beta’s new tricks, by just a simple signup on the sourcelink.

BlackBerry: Attempts a Personal Call!

Sometimes I wonder if the blackberry ping is most heard sound?! Well it is if you are a part of the corporate work culture, not just you guys, but us as well says a teenager pinging someone to glory while we ride back home in a bus!

But it seems that the company thinks otherwise and has made a personal call to its users and general public likewise reaching to them through letters published in over 30 newspapers around the world! The tone in the letter has been subtle and re-assuring, it clearly points to the fact that Blackberry isn’t losing any sheen and is more than willing to give its customers what they deserve.

The letter has conveyed its strength in being cash rich with figures of more than $2 billion along with being liability free.

We have one important message for you: You can continue to count on BlackBerry

 

What made the company to resort to this measure can be accounted primarily on the grim headlines about the company courtesy the diminishing sales of its BB 10 Services and also a huge lay off about 4500 employees along with its proposed acquisition by Fairfax Financial Holdings for an estimated $4.7 billion.

The company top brass has reiterated the fact that ‘you can continue to count on us’. This personal ping hasn’t gone futile and if so believed people are feeling safe in terms of their usage of their black berry devices and services.
Well we understand and appreciate your personal call but taking all this on a generic note, we care more about the services you give us and your concern regarding the same more than the dire headlines we keep hearing , because we still find our BlackBerry’s fun to be with and we hope it remain the same way.