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Jimmy McGee · Oct 1, 2014

An Android Enthusiast’s Apple iPhone 6 Challenge

The media has gone batty again over Apple "revolutionizing" smartphones. However, as a lot of Android fans will tell you, there is nothing revolutionary in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. So during Apple phone releases, it's usually best to not read your Facebook or Google+ notifications, as the endless droning from both sides with drive you mad. The legendary Sun Tzu is quoted as saying "to know your enemy, you must become your enemy." Which is a fancy way...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 20, 2012

iPhone 5: What Does its Release Say About Apple’s Strategy? – XDA Developer TV

Recently, Apple announced the new iPhone 5. We have long bashed the iPhone and Apple here at XDA.  Being Android fans may cause us to lose sight of the value of the iPhone as a device. XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch is here to give himself a challenge. That challenge is to try and look at the exciting new features of the iPhone 5 objectively. Can you or azrienoch meet the challenge? What do the benchmarks say? What is the...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 6, 2011

Not Happy About The iPhone 4S? What If It Came With Truly Unlimited Data?

I know that we do not normally write about iPhone news, and we also know that many deem the iPhone 4S to be a proverbial failure since before being launched. However, this morning we received an e-mail from a source who asked to remain anonymous with an internal memo stating that the iPhone 4S would get unlimited data, much unlike its Verizon and AT&T counterparts where data is either limited (capped) or throttled. Well, out of the "big 4" Sprint is the...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 27, 2011

Jailbreaking of the New iOS to Be Delayed

It looks like the iOS platform keeps on getting updates, with the latest installment to be 4.3. If you have been using an iPhone or iPod, you probably know that many (if not all) releases of the OS can and have been jailbroken only to meet a stop by the time the next update hits, almost like a cat and mouse game. It looks like the developers behind the jailbreaking scene have decided to take a passive approach until the...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 11, 2011

iPhone for Verizon Officially Announced!

Last week, we talked about the imminent arrival of the iPhone onto Verizon Wireless and how it would probably be announced shortly. Well, as it turns out, "shortly" was just around the corner. According to an article featured in our sister site iPhone-Developers.com, the announcement was done today and Verizon came out claiming that they are prepared to handle the increased data load that forced AT&T to cut back on data plans for their customers. We have no doubt that...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 4, 2011

Verizon Finally Getting The iPhone 4? Looks Like It

Every once in a while, we feature something interesting in our Portal from our sister site, iPhone Developers. This time, we saw an article by Nathan, in which he points at the fact that Verizon customers who were waiting for the much rumored iPhone 4 on their network, may soon have what they asked for. The author of this article makes a very good case on the speculation of the tendencies of people to jump carriers when they get a...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 21, 2010

Word Lens App… See It to Believe It

From time to time, we feature an article or two that call our attention in our sister site, www.iphone-developers.com. This week, we will talk about this new app, which, truth be told, is really something that has to be seen in order to properly describe it (not really as it is rather easy to describe, but it is just plain awesome). The original article at iPD (link on the bottom of this article), will have a video embedded for you...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 25, 2010

Not a Good Time for iPhone Unlockers

Our sister site, iPhone-Developers.com, has posted a rather interesting article regarding the new iOS update coming towards iPhone users. As it turns out, unlocked devices  trying to upgrade to 4.2.1 will get locked on Recovery Mode and would not be able to use the device again until the device is restored via iTunes to an unlocked version of the OS: Just yesterday, BigBoss got a tip that Apple had installed a baseband requirement for iOS, meaning that if you are running...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 8, 2010

This Week on iPhone-Developers…

Every week we bring you a small small glimpse of our sister site, iphone-developers.com. The site is rapidly growing in popularity and as such, we want to make sure that if you are an Apple user, that you get your i-fix even when you are on XDA. Without further ado, here is this week's story from iPD: iOS Bug Might Keep You From Getting To Work On Time For those of you that, like me, woke up and wondered why...

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egzthunder1 · Nov 4, 2010

This Week on iPhone-Developers…

Surely, you have seen the birth of our sister site iphone-developers.com in the recent weeks. Starting this week, we will feature an article from their homepage as a means to allow users on XDA who have some Apple experience or who simply like their products, to be up to date with the latest developments in this new and growing community. Skyfire Browser for iPhone Now Available, Includes Flash Video Playback It wasn't until recently that Apple even allowed competing browsers...

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