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Apple admits error with iPhone 4's signal strength indicator

By - July 2, 2010
Apple has announced that for years, iPhones have been using a “totally wrong” formula to determine how many bars of signal strength they are receiving. The company recently made the discovery after receiving complaints about sudden drops in signal strength, from users of the new iPhone 4. As it turns out, the signal strength itself wasn’t dropping - instead, the phones had initially been displaying the signal as much stronger than it actually was. In a letter issued to iPhone owners, Apple stated, “Their big drop in bars is because their high bars were never real in the first place.” Read More
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How much does it cost Apple to make the iPhone 4?

By - June 30, 2010
Ever wondered how much it costs Apple to actually build its devices? Well, it might surprise some to hear that it seems to be around the same price at which they are sold, though of course this doesn’t stop Apple from making a hefty profit. A recent “teardown” of the 16GB iPhone 4 by research firm iSuppli suggested that each device costs about US$187 to produce, with previous generations falling generally between $170 and $180. Read More
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Guitar Sidekick takes hold of your iPhone

By - June 29, 2010 5 Pictures
Castiv's Guitar Sidekick allows guitarists to position portable digital media players or smartphones right at the end of the fretboard. It puts the screen of a digital device comfortably close to the user for viewing scrolling lyrics, music notation or tablature, instructional videos, chord diagrams and so on. It will work on acoustic, electric or classical guitars and won't affect pitch or tone. Read More
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Never forget that all important cord with the flipSYNC USB keychain

By - June 24, 2010 3 Pictures
One definition of the word frustrating is realizing you don’t have the right cord for the right job when you need it most - whether it be for an iPod, iPhone or one of the multitude of mobile devices that connect via USB. Presenting a simple yet effective solution to that particular problem is the Scosche flipSYNC, a keychain USB and sync cable about the size of a car alarm remote control. Read More
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iSnapMe takes the guesswork out of mobile phone self-portraits

By - June 17, 2010 5 Pictures
I’m sure there are some people out there who are able to take a perfect self-portrait with their mobile phone. Unfortunately, when most of us attempt to take one, we end up with our face off-center or blurry. The iSnapMe is a clever mirror attachment that turns your phone into a front-facing camera and helps you take the perfect shot. Now don’t stop reading just because you’re waiting on the iPhone 4 – its front-facing camera is only VGA-quality, so with iSnapMe you could make use of the 5-megapixel number on the back. Read More
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Holomagic iPhone flash Photography Case

By - June 8, 2010 11 Pictures
The new iPhone 4 finally has an LED flash but that hasn't stopped a bunch of manufacturers such as Quirky and Snapturelabs creating accessories for prior models. We saw another ripping contender at Computex last week in the form of the Holomagic which puts out an intense light from an LED from a battery case with plenty (285 mAh) of battery life and a choice of leather or plastic protective cases too. Read More
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