It’s astonishing to think that for a certain section of society (albeit in this case teenage girls) not having a particular phone can result in you being effectively ostracised from your group of friends. Not having an iPhone can be social suicide, notes Casey. One of her friends found herself effectively exiled from their circle for six […]

Why Siri can’t turn on your WiFi

At the moment, there’s no official, Apple-supported way for getting Siri to turn the WiFi (or bluetooth, or the ringer) on or off on your iPhone.  This has baffled some, as it seems like a no-brainer. The reason you can’t do it is not technical, but rather conceptual.  The concept of Siri, what it’s meant […]

Backwards land

Who would have predicted this a few years ago?  It’s a Windows 8 advert which uses the fact it can play a year old iPhone game as the major selling point.  And this ad has been airing, a lot. The world may be going mad.  If this were a Windows Phone advert, I’d kind of […]

Do as I say, not as I do

Spanish tennis player David Ferrer sent a tweet out to his more than 350,000 followers noting his pleasure with using Samsung’s new Galaxy S4, but accidentally sent the message from his iPhone. via Apple Insider. The article mentions some other examples, but the one I’ll always remember is Oprah.  Despite buying 12 Microsoft Surfaces, Oprah […]

Innovative solutions to dropped iPhones

Appleinsider: An Apple invention discovered on Thursday describes a system that could potentially save the most fragile components of an iPhone, such as the glass screen, by detecting when a device is falling and shifting the handset’s center of mass to control its landing. I love this.  To summarise, although I recommend you read the […]

Early iPhone prototypes

The early prototype is also quite large—about 5″×7″ and roughly two inches thick. “Seems large now,” our source said, “but at the time it was really impressive seeing basically a version of OS X running on it. “From the looks of the logic board photos, Apple had a decent idea in 2005 of where the […]

SurfacePad for iPhone: Review

The SurfacePad by TwelveSouth is a new iPhone case that aims to be lightweight both literally and figuratively. I’ve been using mine daily for a few weeks now. Has it converted a naked iPhone user?

Oscar winner shot on iPhone

Last night’s Academy Awards marked a number of achievements in film history, but there was one noteworthy accomplishment that wasn’t mentioned on stage. While many people were focused on the high-profile Best Picture nominees and Hollywood stars, the low-budget film Searching for Sugar Man received the award for Best Documentary. Aside from earning plenty of […]