Mophie has announced the launch of a new external battery case designed for the iPhone 5 in the form of the Mophie Juice Pack Air, which has been created to add an extra 1,700 mAH for battery power to your iPhone 5 without adding lots of extra bulk.
The new Mophie Juice Pack Air has arrived just two weeks after the launch of the Mophie Juice Pack Helium external battery case also for Apple’s iPhone 5 device. Watch the video after the jump to see it in action.
Hey JB’s. In my first video: http://www.youtube.com i showed you how to connect to Siri through Google Server (The owner of the server had to insert commands manually). Today i’m going to show you how to connect IPHONE 4 ONLY to the origianl apple servers that giving service to newer devices such as iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and so on.. Before the guide, note that not all of you will have the luck and will manage to find a spot right away on apple servers! you should keep trying although Siri is sorry all the time! you will get your spot like i did. and now for the guide that is very similar to the old one. if you did steps 3-4, Do not do them again. Guide (do in the order that said in the guide and not as in the video): 1. Add the source: ihackstore.com 2. Download SiriDr and all the packages that come with it – Respring 3. Open Cydia and add the source: cydia.bassamkassem.com 4. Download [Ac!D]Siri-iOS 6.1 (About 10 Min’) – Respring 5. Go to to SiriDr icon on springboard, and press on the bottom bar at SiriDr Servers Now, press download the certificate, open in Safari and Install 6. Go back to SiriDr and Press the Siriserver For iOS 6 – Respring 7. You should be done for now, u can change the language in Settings – General – Siri (Enable it if it’s Disabled) 8. Try Siri continuslly Read Carfully and take responsabillty on your actions. Good luck. Please Share, Like, Subscribe, Follow twitter.com
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If a Foxconn factory worker decided to start saving up for the latest version of the iPhone or iPad today, by the time he or she had enough money to buy it, it would already be obsolete.
A general statement like that probably comes as no surprise to anyone who is at all familiar with the working conditions at the overseas component manufacturer, but it is interesting to actually crunch the numbers and see just how much of a disparity there is between you and the people who make the products you buy.
That was the subject of a blog post by self-proclaimed nerd Rob Sim. His analysis provides a mathematical value to the irony of laborers in Asia who are surrounded by Apple product components, yet will probably never own an Apple product. According to his calculations, Foxconn workers who save all of their disposable income (a whopping $59.50 per month) would have enough money to buy the latest iPad in about 10 months. Of course by then, the latest iPad would be an entirely different model than when they started saving. For an unlocked iPhone 5, it would take about 14 months of careful saving.
Those numbers are based on a six-day work week at $17 per day and a cost of living amount of $382.50 per month.
So what is the point of these calculations? Sim wrote that even he doesn’t know exactly what to take away from this, other than the fact that it seems pretty unfair. If nothing else, it certainly makes everyone else feel pretty good about their living situation.
Apple has taken big steps to ensure that Foxconn complies with all of the local labor laws, but when it comes to raising the wages, it is deafeningly quiet.
The “most madcap of cab games” (if that needs to be said given the few cab games out there) is coming to iOS! Gamers with a certain vintage (and an iOS device, including the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) will rejoice as Sega returns their beloved classic taxi Sim game.
To tease us, there is a very short, entirely too short, crazy short) trailer that we can drool over after the break:
The trailer is long enough to tell us that the original soundtrack appears to be back –which is exciting enough information all on its own.
This new focus on mobile gaming may mean renewed life and relevance for Sega, a company known for making some of the greatest arcade games ever played (consider the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise). Other upcoming titles include Aliens: Colonial Marines and a brand new Sonic title, Sonic Jump.
Announcements like this validate the theory that there has been an increased movement away from console gaming, news that may not be welcomed by Sony (Playstation) and Microsoft (xBox).
Do you have a favorite classic (made by Sega or otherwise) that you wish would come out for iOS?
“You’ll never hear it from Apple, but ever since the first iPhone was launched, there has been a thriving, extremely lucrative black market in China and Hong Kong for the latest iPhones,” John Paul Fowler writes for The Motley Fool. “Oddly enough, the players in this back-alley world range from well-heeled and opportunistic Westerners to the poorest Chinese locals looking to get their first real taste of American entrepreneurship with a Chinese twist. It’s a world where black-market iPhone prices are updated daily in a manner eerily reminiscent of Wall Street in the 1920s. It’s a world where consumers pay twice the retail price right after an iPhone debuts. With profit margins so high, it’s not hard to understand why this back-alley business has flourished for so long but this world is about to come to a violent halt with the latest iPhone 5.”
Now, some will say they’ve been to China numerous times or maybe even lived there for years and never heard or saw anything of this nature,” Fowler writes. “Well, unless you live and operate among the locals in the backstreets of places like Chongqing, China (a rapidly growing megacity of more than 30 million people) you won’t see this black market (Most visitors’ exposure to China is limited to highly Westernized cities such as Shanghai and Beijing.) As for those who would assume that Apple would attempt to stop this thriving black market that just isn’t the case.”
Fowler writes, “With the iPhone 5′s latest technology the iPhone cowboys’ days are numbered. Apple now has the ability to negotiate a far better distribution network with Chinese telecoms, penetrate China as a whole, and operate with a worldwide product launch schedule that will finally prevent iPhone black-market arbitrage… A documentary that focused on Miami during the 1970-80s, spawned the popular term ‘cocaine cowboys,’ which referred to those who transported illegal drugs. Today, there are the ‘iPhone cowboys’ who smuggle iPhones into Mainland China and Hong Kong. These are self-proclaimed entrepreneurs and/or ‘mules’ (people hired to transport illicit products) alike who often smuggle anywhere from 10 to as many as 50 brand-new iPhones per trip (perhaps even more) right after a product launch.”
Much more in the full article here.
“Apple’s iPhone 5 uses chips from Qualcomm Inc, Avago Technologies Ltd and Skyworks Solutions Inc, according to repair firm iFixit, which pried one open,” Stuart McDill and Noel Randewich report for Reuters.
“Other companies supplying parts for the new phone include DRAM and flash memory chipmaker SK Hynix and radio-frequency chipmaker Triquint Semiconductor Inc,” McDill and Randewich report. “The device included an audio chip made by Cirrus Logic Inc . Speculation has swirled that Cirrus technology has replaced that of rival Audience Inc. It also had a gyroscope, used to track the phone’s orientation, made by STMicroelectronics as well as controller chips from PMC-Sierra Inc and Broadcom Corp.”
McDill and Randewich report, “Sharp Corp, LG Display Co Ltd and Japan Display Inc are believed to supply Apple with display panels for its iPhones, although they were not identified in the teardown.”
Read more in the full article here.
iFixIt’s full iPhone teardown report is here.
“A lot has changed in Apple’s new iPhone. But with the Verizon Wireless and Sprint versions of the iPhone 5, there’s something that will remain the same from the old model: The phone still won’t be able to place a call and handle data activity over the cellular network at the same time,” Brian X. Chen reports for The New York Times.
“Brenda Raney, a Verizon Wireless spokeswoman, said it was Apple’s decision to design the iPhone 5 so that customers could make voice calls and do Internet activity simultaneously only over Wi-Fi, not over Verizon’s cell network,” Chen reports. “‘The iPhone 5 is designed to allow customers to make voice calls on the Verizon Wireless network and surf the Web on Wi-Fi,’ she said in an e-mail. ‘It was an Apple decision.’”
Chen reports, “The explanation for this, it turns out, is complicated. The technology in 4G LTE networks does not currently handle voice transmissions; it only does data. So when you place a phone call on a 4G LTE smartphone, it’s actually rolling back to the carrier’s older second- or third-generation network, according to AnandTech, a Web publication that does deep analysis on hardware. That means when AT&T customers place a phone call and use data on the iPhone 5, both functions will roll back to AT&T’s older network, which can handle them simultaneously. When you place a phone call while using data in an app with a Verizon or Sprint iPhone 5, it will roll back to their older CDMA networks, which are not capable of simultaneously doing calls and data… In the next two years, 4G LTE technology is supposed to evolve to support voice calls…”
Read more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers "Judge Bork" and "Lynn Weiler" for the heads up.]
Apple began marketing the iPhone five years ago June 29, phoning it “revolutionary” and “magical” along with a “reinvention of the mobile phone.” The actual iPhone wasn’t the first smartphone or the 1st phone to provide buyers entry to his or her email or the Online, but given the way people reacted to it and the tremendous modifications the iPhone created-to the mobile business, to people’s lives, towards the way business is done-it may as well have been. The iPhone introduced the touch-based interface, which, like the mouse, altered the way we interact with our devices. It made it more intuitive, simpler and more fun. The iPhone grew to become immediately enmeshed in people’s lives and so also their workplaces, creating enterprise policy designers scared for the security of their data-countless articles described tactics for keeping such rogue gadgets from infiltrating BlackBerry territory.
A few security fixes and tweaks on Apple’s end, and today the iPhone is so invaluable a tool that IT departments have also modified and tweaked, designing bring-your-own-device procedures that benefit from users’ easy partnership with these robust, application-rich mobile machines. By the time the iPad was introduced, enterprises needed no convincing of their business worth.