August 20, 2013 |
When Google bought Waze, it wasn't just buying a startup -- it was also buying a highly engaged community of users willing to provide real-time traffic information. And that community is key to Google's effort to stave off rival mapping apps, namely Apple Maps. Google on Tuesday announced that iPhone and Android users of Google Maps would now begin seeing live traffic reports posted by Waze users. That means that when Waze users indicate construction, heavy traffic, or a car accident on the road, the report will show up on both the Waze and Google Maps apps.
August 19, 2013 |
With Apple widely expect to make a bunch of iPhone-related announcements on Sept. 10, the rumor mill has kicked into overdrive regarding the company's plans. The biggest news over the weekend had to do with a story saying Apple would make a gold-colored iPhone. Yep. Gold. According to M.G. Siegler, a venture capitalist who blogs at TechCrunch, he confirmed the existence of the gold iPhone with "multiple sources. " The gold in this case would " not be a totally blinged-out gold.
October 27, 2013 |
British artist David Hockney is the focus of a major exhibit at the De Young Museum in San Francisco that explores the past decade of his work. It's been an extremely busy decade for the 76-year-old artist, who is known for his paintings, drawings, prints and photography. Hockney spends much of his time at his second home in the Los Angeles area. The exhbition, called "A Bigger Picture," is massive, the museum's largest ever. It opened Saturday and runs through Jan. 20, 2014.
January 10, 2013 |
Wal-Mart's in-store sale on the iPhone 5 and other Apple products is coming to an end this Saturday. After Jan. 12, the big-box retailer will no longer sell the iPhone 5 at the $127 reduced price it introduce last month in time for the holiday shopping season. Most retailers and carriers have been selling the base model of the iPhone 5 for $199. Besides the iPhone 5, Wal-Mart also put the iPhone 4S on sale, discounting it to $47. All of the prices are based on signing a service contract with a carrier.
March 20, 2013 |
You can do a lot with smartphones these days, but unless you're downloading the best apps for your device, you aren't really using it to its full potential. So if you aren't sure what to download, just make sure you have these 10 apps on your iPhone or Android device. Google Maps This app comes preinstalled on Android devices and should be the first app downloaded on iPhones. Besides top-notch design, the app is the best free voice navigation app for driving directions.
September 21, 2012 |
Apple released the iPhone 5 on Friday and some people were already dropping them -- on purpose. And the verdict? It could be the most durable iPhone ever. As pointed out by MacRumors , Android Authority today posted a drop test video (see above). The site pitted the iPhone 5 against one of its top rivals, the Samsung Galaxy S III. Overall, the Apple device came out on top. The video, which includes a very enthusiastic tester, features a series of drop tests, including a pocket drop, a chest-height drop, an ear-height drop and, at the end, a drop from higher than the top of the guy's head.
October 1, 2012 |
Some iPhone 5 users are turning to support forums to find a fix for an alleged glitch with the new SIM card that causes the device to suddenly stop working. The users say they are unable to make calls or connect to a cellular network after the phone abruptly displays a message "No SIM card. " One user has started a thread on the support forum titled " iPhone5 'NO SIM CARD INSTALLED' 'NO SERVICE.' " Quiz: Test your Apple knowledge "I'm in various places like a restaurant or my home and I get the same issues," she said on the thread.
July 5, 2011 |
Vivek Wadhwa recently used his iPhone while traveling in India. "I only checked emails a few times, made several calls," Wadhwa, a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, recalled of the 12-day trip. When he returned home, he received a shock: an AT&T phone bill with international roaming charges for $800. "I was so outraged," the Menlo Park, Calif., resident said. "So for the next trip, I hacked my iPhone — unlocked it — and just plugged in my local [Indian] SIM card. " The charges for the Indian SIM, for voice and data, cost him as little as $2 per trip.