13 07, 2010

iPhone 4 death grip… it’s hardware

By |July 13th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I'm surprised that so many people have this wrong... so surprised that I had to break my own rules and actually write a news article before our August launch date. The media has it wrong.  The iPhone 4 death grip does cause signal issues, but it's only on some iPhone 4's.  All of the mainstream news sources claim that it's just the way the iPhone 4 was designed.  If you hold the iPhone 4 like the picture to the right, you'll be able to kill your signal in some service areas with bad reception.   [...]

24 06, 2010

iPhone 4: a worthy upgrade

By |June 24th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

For those of us who have been a little busy lately (sorry about the lack of updates), we probably don't know as much about the iPhone 4 as we'd like. Here's a little list of stuff that's new. The new Retina Display has a super-high resolution and pixel density that won't be that obvious at first, but if you take out your original iPhone, iPhone 3G or even the 3GS, you'll notice a difference right away... if you have good eyesight. The camera now takes even better pictures and shoots 720p video. [...]

5 05, 2010

iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 3 now available

By |May 5th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For those of you who aren't "in the know," Apple has released its third beta of iPhone OS 4. If you've been messing with previous betas, you'll realize that the builds have been anything but stable... until now. Beta 2 had some weird issues with Wi-Fi and the Camera Roll: those appear to be fixed and Beta 3 is relatively stable. We haven't had any apps crash on us all day. Apple did run into a problematic issue with Xcode in the initial release of Beta 3 but that has since been resolved. We're r [...]

30 04, 2010

The Daily Show sketch of the 4th generation iPhone saga

By |April 30th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , |

This John Stewart clip has been making its way around the internet, but we thought we'd share it with you as well. We apologize for it's Flash content (BOOO!!) but that's the only way to share The Daily Show clips. He didn't do all of his research about the saga as a whole, but his points are funny nonetheless. Anyways, stick through the video until the end... it's really the best part. Enjoy! [...]

26 04, 2010

Is Steve Jobs the new Vito Corleone?

By |April 26th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We've avoided covering the supposed iPhone prototype leak for the pure reason that it's not the type of news that we want to support with this website. The recent events in the prototype saga are no longer about a device but morality as a whole. Let's recap incase you've some how missed the whole story unfold. Please, remember we're not condoning either side's actions... but this information is unsettling at best. Back in March, an Apple iPhone engineer (whose name we'll be gracious enough not t [...]

26 04, 2010

Wireless sync coming to the iPhone

By |April 26th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , |

... but not from Apple. The video below is a very quick demonstration of wireless sync for the iPhone. It's so quick that it's hard to believe. But both Engadget and MacRumors are pointing to this as real software... so we thought we'd at least mention it. We here at CTA have been waiting and waiting for wireless sync capabilities for the iPhone. There's really no reason it shouldn't exist already. The developer of this software is actually using a standalone application that he claims will be a [...]

14 04, 2010

Facebook Video Player for iPad

By |April 14th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The name really says it all. Facebook Video Player for iPad is a new app from Kemal Taskin & Elma DIGIT@L. This app is -- I mean this seriously -- one of my favorite apps on the iPad. I guess I would consider myself a Facebook junkie but my wife is a lot worse so I don't feel that bad. Love you, babe. One of the biggest complaints about the iPad, iPhone and/or iPod touch is its lack of Flash. I've been brainwashed into thinking that Flash sucks by Apple (in truth, it really does... at least on t [...]

10 04, 2010

iPhone OS 4.0 beta access

By |April 10th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

So, you want to run iPhone OS 4.0 beta on your device? As things progress with the Cocoa Touch Apps website, we're looking for more and more ways to help connect with our users. We're going to be trying out different applications that we'd like to use for reader interaction. In order to do that, we're going to need beta testers for our apps on iPhone OS version 4.0. We'd really prefer people with 3GS phones, but will allow 3G users as well. It is not currently available for the iPad. We do charg [...]

5 04, 2010

iPhone OS 4.0 event this Thursday, April 8th

By |April 5th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We were off by a day, but thank the almighty powers that be, iPhone OS 4.0 SDK will be announced this Thursday. Many news outlets are reporting invites to the event, which will be held on Apple's Cupertino campus. It's not too often that Apple holds an event on a Thursday, but at this point, we don't care. We've commented that Apple needed to announce an SDK if we were really going to see something new come out this summer. Lo' and behold, it's this week. Some are complaining that it's too soon [...]

17 03, 2010

iPhone: so good, Microsoft employees can’t resist

By |March 17th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Yeah, you read that right: approximately 10,000 Microsoft employees are using iPhones. We're not too surprised by this information. People know what good phone software truly is... and that's not Windows Phone. Even with the upcoming Windows Phone 7, we may see a lot of people scrambling for their hidden iPhones after its release. Nothing is final yet, but it looks like Microsoft has decided to kill multitasking from the Windows Phone 7 release... they've also taken copy and paste. Maybe we're m [...]

24 02, 2010

Apple’s dictatorship has lasted long enough

By |February 24th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

By now, almost everyone is familiar with the fact that Apple "allows" us certain privileges with the iPhone OS. Be warned: this is an editorial piece that will most likely anger some and affirm others. Apple has become drunk with power... so drunk, in fact, that they honestly believe their users will put up with anything they do. What will it take for all of the Apple fanboys to get pissed off, or are we forever pathetically committed to a company that thinks it can control our every move? I'm s [...]

23 02, 2010

You’ll probably have to pay for mobile Hulu

By |February 23rd, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We reported earlier last week that Hulu will be making it's way to the iPad (iPhone and iPod touch will likely follow suit). Since that possibility was leaked, more information has come through the grapevine... and it's not going to make you happy. It appears that the three owning studios -- ABC, NBC, and FOX -- have been trying to figure out a way to make more money from Hulu besides the already annoying ads. This will probably result in a premium model that will give us access to more content. [...]

19 02, 2010

Plants vs. Zombies shuffles to the iPhone

By |February 19th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Gaming, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PopCap finally has brought its most recent popular title to the iPhone: Plants vs. Zombies. It’s not your mother’s tower defense strategy game; it’s a completely new variant of the style, which sends waves of zombies to your door — they want to eat your brains. Defend your home by placing 49 different plants. The game also boasts 29 different zombies. From pole vaulters to Michael Jackson, they can come at you fast or slow, so be ready. This game is probably one of the [...]

19 02, 2010

Google kills more iPhone innovation

By |February 19th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , |

This hasn't been covered much in the media yet, but we feel it's important to explain what happened with reMail and why it's been removed from the App Store (per Google). reMail was an application, available for iPhone and iPod touch, that "re-imagined" the mobile email experience and was recently purchased by Google. It provided a powerful search tool for your email and really did some things better than the default iPhone mail client. The founder, Gabor Cselle, is no stranger to the online wor [...]

19 02, 2010

Apple ups the app size for 3G downloads

By |February 19th, 2010|Categories: Articles, Tech|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In a somewhat surprising move, Apple actually increased the 3G download size to 20MB from the previous 10MB. If you were out and about trying to download applications on your iPhone, you were only allowed to download it if the app size was 10MB or smaller. That size was increased to 20MB today. It appears that it's not world-wide. Some countries are still reporting the 10MB cap, but thank goodness U.S. AT&T customers are good... otherwise we might see some serious uproar. This is great news for [...]