Friday, June 17th, 2011

Whatsapp a nice cross platform instant messenger

Do you envy when your Blackberry friends talk about BBM, short for Blackberry Messenger. Time to show them Whatsapp. What is Whatsapp? Its a cross platform instant messenger, think SMS/BBM. It works on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Nokia. Currently BBM is restricted to Blackberries only. It offer messages, videos, photos, audios and more. No cost […]

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Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Android crosses iPhone OS Market share

Android has overtaken Apple OS (iPhone,itouch,iPad) to be number 2. Blackberry RIM is still Number one,  however they are quickly loosing marketshare to Android. RIM’s BlackBerry OS at 36 percent; Android at 28 percent; Apple iPhone OS at 21 percent. Read more.

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Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

iPhone running Linux!

The iPhone Dev Team has successfully booted Linux on the iPhone. Its still very rudimentary, no fancy apps or touch yet.. but this is just the beginning. The Dev Team is hoping to run Google’s equally Linux-based but more complete Android mobile operating system on the iPhone and is searching for programmers to help with […]

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Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Upgrading iPhone to Firmware 2.2

Apple just released the latest firmware 2.2. I have successfully upgraded my original iPhone to the new firmware. My iPhone came with firmware 1.1 and was updated to 1.1.4. Standard disclaimer applies: If you end up with a fancy looking brick, don’t blame me. This is also known to work only on the older iPhone […]

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Monday, November 24th, 2008

Syncing your iPhone on Linux.

Most end users wanting to move to Linux, expect to play MP3 music and sync their music with their iPods, iPhone, and XXX (put your favourite mp3 player here.) Apple does not have iTunes for Linux, its only available for Windows and Mac, I wonder why. iPhone being extremely proprietary, makes it incredibly difficult to […]

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Monday, November 17th, 2008

Did Apple get its India strategy wrong?

Mint has this nice article on how Apple got its India strategy wrong for the iPhone launch: Lost Opportunity | How Apple got its strategy wrong To add to this, Apple charges its customers in India full charges for the handset, which means no subsidisation from the service provide and yet the handset it locked […]

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Friday, November 14th, 2008

IPhone 2.2 Firmware coming

Apple is about to release iPhone 2.2 firmware soon. The Beta is already out. It has Google street view, and the most requested feature: turn off auto correct. Apart from several bug fixes. Cut and Paste is noticeably absent, which was suppose to be added in this release. Read More. It apparently can be jailbroken, […]

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Friday, January 11th, 2008

iPhone Review

<!– @page { size: 21cm 29.7cm; margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } When was the last time you dated a woman who was nice and sexy and at the same time intelligent too? Welcome to the iPhone. Steve Jobs magic is working. The iPhone is not only a sexy phone but extremely intelligent. […]

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Thursday, July 19th, 2007

Why wait to buy the iPhone

Whats lacking in the $600 iPhone, which even a $50 phone has? MMS. Video recording. Custom ringtones. Mass storage. Fully functioning Bluetooth with stereo audio streaming. Voice dialing when you’re using a car kit. Sending contact info to other people. Instant messaging. Sending an SMS to more than one recipient at a time. Read more […]

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Friday, July 13th, 2007

Open Source competition to iPhone

OpenMoko is an Linux based phone which is like iPhone but half the cost. This is expected to be launched in October and is going to be fully open. In fact its also going to come with a screw driver! Read More.

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