Archive for the ‘iPhone’ Category

Just how significant are developments like the iPhone and Google Android? Mary Meeker (pictured), the highly respected head of investment ban Morgan Stanley’s global technology research team, says in her latest “State of the Internet” report that mobile net usage and adoption of Apple devices driven by 3G technology is growing far faster than desktop usage did. If you’re interested in the digital economy and how mobile devices, along with social media, are changing the way we communicate and do business, this 87 page report report is a must-read.

If we’re not all swooning enough over the iPad, today’s details of what’s coming in iPhone OS 4.0 (which the iPad will run too). I haven’t time to digest everything Steve Jobs revealed today but according to Macworld:

The ability to run multiple apps, folders for organizing your mobile applications, and Mail improvements lead the major changes coming in the next version of the iPhone operating system.

It continued:

iPhone 4.0 boasts more than 100 new user features, such as playlist creation, 5x digital zoom in the camera app, tap-to-focus for video, auto photo-geotagging, the addition of Places functionality, the ability to change the Home screen wallpaper, improved spell-checking, and support for Bluetooth keyboards. Many of the features added are already available on the iPad, which currently runs iPhone OS 3.2.

The OS update, which is available as a developer build now for app makers, will arrive in consumers’ hands in the summer. Not all devices will be able to reap all the benefits of iPhone 4.0. Owners of the iPhone 3GS and third-generation iPod touch should be able to run all the features, but iPhone 3G and second-generation iPod touch owners will only support some of the features—for instance, those devices will not be able to use the multitasking features that highlight the update.

There’s a full rundown of all the features at Apple.com. You can replay Jobs’ keynote here.

smartphone payoff

Posted: February 24, 2010 in internet, iPhone, Technology

This is one of the most impressive iPhone apps I’ve come across. Square is a smartphone payment system being developed by Jack Dorsey, one of the co-founders of Twitter. They are developing similar systems for Android and Blackberry too. Very cool!