Tag : iPhone 4S

Citizen Eco Drive Proximity Bluetooth Watch

I recently was looking at watches and found this neat little thing. What I found neat about this watch is that it is equipped with Bluetooth and allows you to receive notifications for calls and emails from your iPhone 4S or IPhone 5. It also includes a perpetual calendar, date display, and three chronograph sub dials. It’s also water resistant and harnesses the power of light so you never need a battery. I know I want one.

 

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iPhone 5 Has Some Issues

The new Apple iPhone5 does not really meet expectations from an technical perspective.  I suppose we have high expectations of what Apple puts out but there are some issues with the new phone.  It is still a very impressive unit that is fast with an impressive interface.  Some of the issues that we see from our user community is a Purple Haze with photos that are taken with the new iPhone5.

It’s a similar problem that,was seen in iPhone 4S photos but was few and far between.  We would not see it that often and for the most part was not that present in that older model.  Another issue is battery life in some of the units.  There are some users that have no issues with the battery life but there are others that are experiencing  9 hours of life with limited talk time and limited application running on the IOS.  This is a common issue documented in the web which I would assume is a hardware issue. With some users that are complaining that their battery life was good at first but over time it is getting worse and not holding a charge properly.  More to come….

We are also seeing that this unit scratches a lot easier.  I feel that Apple prides itself on making products that aren’t just functional but beautiful as well and have a good track record of this but I can see that they missed the mark here. Users are reporting that after having their iPhone 5s for a short time, the sheen on the sleek, aluminum phone is getting scratched up very easily.  There is another issue that we are seeing related to weird screen bubbles that surface when using the unit.  It does not happen that often but with certain screen backgrounds there are small bubbles that appear when your finger is touching the screen.  As displayed in this video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4kYbiygU6A&feature=player_embedded#!

Google’s Android Phone OS Has 43.7% Of US Marketshare

Google’s Android platform has climbed to 43.7 percent market share in the U.S., with Apple iOS notching up a few ticks to 27.3 percent. It gained almost 2 percentage points from comScore’s last count of 41.8 percent in July. Verizon Wireless meanwhile is expected to begin selling the Samsung Nexus Prime Android 2.4 handset and Google introduces it next week at CTIA in San Diego.

Apple’s iOS share rose modestly to 27.3 percent from 27 percent in July and 26.6 percent in June.  The iPhone should see  a much bigger boost through November and December after Apple launches the iPhone 4S Oct. 14.  The new iPhone features a faster A5 processor, 8 megapixel camera, iOS 5 and iCloud integration, as well as the Siri virtual assistant application.