July 12, 2010
Convertcast – Episode 47
The Love of Tech – Episode 3
July 10, 2010
Apple Mystique – What is it? Why is it important to marketing of Apple products? Has it been tarnished with initial iPhone 4 problems? Has it!
We reached this conclusion after testing all three of our iPhone 4s (purchased at three separate retailers in the New York area) in the controlled environment of CU’s radio frequency (RF) isolation chamber. In this room, which is impervious to outside radio signals, our test engineers connected the phones to our base-station emulator, a device that simulates carrier cell towers. We also tested several other AT&T phones the same way, including the iPhone 3G S and the Palm Pre. None of those phones had the signal-loss problems of the iPhone 4.
A piece of duct-tape placed over the offending area can prevent the problem, according to them, and they repeat that a case can likely prevent it as well (though they haven’t tested any in the lab yet).
The signal problem is the reason that we did not cite the iPhone 4 as a “recommended” model, even though its score in our other tests placed it atop the latest Ratings of smart phones that were released today.
iPhone 4 – Hardware and Software (round table experience thus far). Liking? Disliking? Rants, Raves, and opinions.
iOS – Today mobile devices…Tomorrow….. (Ahem Apple TV)
Does google rule the world? More importantly, do they want to? google execs: we have no strategy to compete with Apple because they are going a different route? Uh, yeah right!
Google has its corporate fingers in more pies than Apple. Google is harvesting information, Apple is selling.
Openess with Android? If the platform is so open and free why then are carriers able to ‘take away’ native Os features? Isn’t that strange? Google Has already zapped apps.
iPhone + Blackberry = WhatsApp
iPhone + Android/Symbian = Fring
Will we see more cross platform apps? Hopefully Apple’s Facetime API’s adoption will make cross platform more accessible. It would make decision making even harder if you don’t have to get something just because that’s what your friend has.
Fring made a great start, but what happened with them removing Skype barely 24 hours after the world figured out you could “FaceTime” on it?
Microsoft – how the mighty have fallen! Who’s running the mobile ship? With Apple and Google, you can clearly identify who is responsible for driving the mobile dream. Can M$ live with being so far behind? They have before (desktop browser, console gaming), do they have the drive and vision to come back? Was the Kin a nail in their mobile coffin? Is Windows Phone 7 too little too late? And seriously…has anyone ever seen someone with a Zune? (Donny haz Zune!)
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