In case you didn’t get the memo on Monday, Apple released iOS 4.3.5 a few weeks after releasing 4.3.4 that fixed a PDF exploit being used by hackers for good and evil! Apple’s description of the new update is a bit vague. Basically, it just fixes a flaw that doesn’t
MOTO Development Group released a study yesterday that compares the accuracy of the touch screens for six leading phones. If this sounds familiar to you, it's because back in January MOTO did this same test using an app to draw straight lines using a human finger. But critics of their earlier report said humans can't be consistent enough when drawing straight lines to provide accurate results, so MOTO did a new series of tests using a robot.
As many of you probably already know, Google today officially released the Nexus One, the first Android-based phone to be sold by Google. But I know what you iPhone-weilding hipsters really want to know; how does it compare to the iPhone? Well my babies, the great folks over at the BillShrink blog have created a comparison chart using the specs from the iPhone, the Nexus One, the Droid, and the Pre.
The chart not only compares specs like storage capacity, battery life, and camera, but it also breaks down the total cost of the devices over the lives of their contracts. Of course there's no obvious winner out of the bunch, but it's great to get a nice breakdown before you start making plans to switch carriers. Graphic after the break!
After the release of iTunes 9 yesterday, Palm Pre users are once again finding that their phones no longer sync with the latest version of the software. Of course this comes as no surprise considering that the Pre has not received authorization from Apple to sync with the software. In the past Palm has fixed iTunes syncing when it broke under iTunes 8.2.1 and we expect them to do the same. PreCentral believes that Palm may slip the fix into the recently delayed 1.2 software. Meanwhile I hear a strange noise coming from the abyss. Is that the sound of iPhone owners collectively not caring? I think it may be. Please let us know in the comments if you want to hear more about this sort of thing.
Apple released iTunes 8.2.1 earlier today. Apple's site says the update "provides a number of important bug fixes and addresses an issue with verification of Apple devices." Interestingly, while us iPhone users should be fine, it reportedly breaks the ability to be synced with the Palm Pre. Good thing we have these iPhones instead. You can download 8.2.1 via Software Update, or you can download it here.
As if the hype around the Pre weren't already enough, the iPhone may be losing part of their competitive edge to the Palm device in an area that
no few other smartphones no MP3 players have: iTunes. It was briefly mentioned by a Palm rep at CES earlier this year that the device will be the the first non-Apple smartphone that will be able to sync with iTunes.