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An Android Enthusiast’s Apple iPhone 6 Challenge

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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 of saying “do knock it until you try it.”

In today’s episode, XDA TV Producer AdamOutler talks about the iPhone 6. As a very involved Android Enthusiast, Adam wanted to see what all the hubbub was about. So he chal. . . READ ON »

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

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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 point of the bigger screen? What’s the deal with all the radios? How good are the specs? To find out azrienoch’s answers to these questions, check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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

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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 only one who still offers unrestricted unlimited data and they are using this business model on the new addition to their family.

This move was expected by many as it was the obvious course of action, seeing how AT&T and Verizon limit the amou. . . READ ON »

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Jailbreaking of the New iOS to Be Delayed

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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 next, already announced release hits the shelves. According to an article posted in our sister site, iphone-developers.com, the dev team has announced that they will work towards jailbreaking and possibly unlocking of the new upcoming Verizon iPhone. However, as the device is a CDMA device, there are f. . . READ ON »

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iPhone for Verizon Officially Announced!

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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 the “Big Red” has probably prepared extensively for this release as it has been rumored for quite some time, indicating that this has been in the works for at least as long as the rumors have been around.

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Verizon Finally Getting The iPhone 4? Looks Like It

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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 new toy. The iPhone is certainly a crowd pleaser, as it was shown by AT&T since the introduction of the first iPhone in 2007. So, with Verizon going into the iOS world, it will be rather interesting to see what the tendencies will be. Also, we need to keep in mind that the iPhone may not be ready f. . . READ ON »

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Word Lens App… See It to Believe It

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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 to appreciate what this app can do.

Basically what this app does is that it uses the camera as some sort of OCR engine and can translate any text in front of it into a different language. Think of Google Goggles but infinitely more accurate, and for text. Just an example, if you put a banner in f. . . READ ON »

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Not a Good Time for iPhone Unlockers

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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 an unlocked phone and attempt to update to the latest iOS, you could get stuck in recovery mode until you restore to a regular version of the iOS via iTunes.

So what does this mean?

BigBoss recommends that unlockers stay as far away from iOS 4.2 as

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This Week on iPhone-Developers…

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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 some of your clocks were an hour off, today marked the “Fall Back” portion of Daylight Savings Time in the US, where clocks everywhere were officially screwed up.

Though my iPhone did get the memo, it appears that some of my clocks, and more importantly, my iPhone alarm, did not, going off an hour later

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