The last few weeks have seen a lot of change in the phone market. With the release of Apple’s latest device – iPhone 4S, Windows Phone and Mango and of course the latest Samsung devices due to receive patent battles with Apple. Along with various new devices and updates there has been a shift in public opinion of a particular brand of phone – the infamous Blackberry. Recently RIM (Blackberry manufacturers) suffered a great loss when the Blackberry network crashed with users unable to use Facebook, BBM (Blackberry Messenger) or even access the internet. Users took to every social network available to complain of the outage with many deciding to abandon the device in pursuit of a more reliable handset. The network outage seem to mainly effect Pay as You Go Blackberry users with some reporting that their services did not return for more than 3 or so days of outage. RIM were quick to comment and apologise for the issue and much like the Sony PSN crash, RIM have decided to release premium Apps to their users in attempt to make up for the mess and annoyance they caused to many a Blackberry user. Read the rest of this entry
On the 5thOctober 2011, Steve Jobs passed away surrounded by his close family. People from around the globe commented on the loss of Jobs and many stated that the world lost a technological genius that day. Steve Jobs has only recently stepped down as CEO of Apple which many believed was due to his on-going battle with pancreatic cancer. There have been various tributes made to Steve Jobs which look back on his time with Apple and the amazing inventions and ideas he helped to bring about and change the way in which we perceive and understand technology today. Steve Jobs co-founded Apple in 1976 with his colleagues Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne. For Steve, Apple was all about trying something different and more original. Instead of focusing on what would sell and make millions, Jobs focused on what people needed and found them solutions to the problems which faced making technology an intricate part of the average person’s day to day life. Read the rest of this entry
The Apple Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) was held last Monday 6th June. The conference saw a great turnout for developer’s eager to see what Apple has to offer for the coming year. Many wondered if the iPhone 5 would make an appearance but the main feature of the WWDC was Apple’s new iCloud service. Apple’s iCloud is the company’s way of trying to get the upper hand in the tech market and beat out competition from Android rivals such as Samsung and LG. According to recent reports Apple was not doing so well in the smartphone market dropping down to second place and coming fourth in mobile phone sales in the US. With Android smartphones providing a stiff competition for the company the iCloud service comes as Apple’s answer to the challenges which face them in the mobile market. Read the rest of this entry
It was revealed on 21st April that Apple’s iPhone devices were found to have stored information on the various locations the device has travelled to within a secret tracking file within its operating system. Read the rest of this entry
Apple have recently released the latest in their tablet devices to continue the Tablet War of 2011. The iPad 2, the latest gadget unveiled by Steve Jobs himself is set up to take the tablet market by storm and further embrace the hold Apple have over the tablet market. This latest edition of Apple’s tablet device is thinner, lighter, faster and smarter than its predecessor.