We’re all pretty big fans of Star Wars at Designbysoap; pretty much a prerequisite for a bunch of nerds like us. Imagine our excitement then to discover the video below, of an upcoming iPhone game called ‘Star Wars Arcade: Falcon Gunner’, which uses the iPhone camera to allow you to play the game with any backdrop you like. I haven’t played the game yet, but put the words ‘augmented reality’ and ‘Star Wars’ together and you’ve certainly got my attention.
Since the iPhone was launched in early 2007, people have been dissatisfied with Apple’s software restrictions and have set about trying to ‘jailbreak’ them. This is basically a clever way of making your iPhone accept unsigned code by unlocking the OS and allowing root access. Whilst this was the privilege of the techy for several years, and basically consisted of a ‘cat and mouse’ game between the hackers and the iPhone developers, it has now been legalised. Now that the Library of Congress says it’s officially ‘ok’ to do, a... Read The Rest →
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks for Apple, with American watchdog Consumer Reports refusing to recommed the iPhone 4, confirming there was in fact as issue with reduced reception when the phone was held in a certain way. Numerous consumers also made the same complaint, suggesting that the reception reduced considerably when an area around the bottom left of the iPhone 4 was covered by the hand. Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, gave a press conference on Friday to address the problem, with many commentators expecting an apology and a... Read The Rest →
With the release of the first iPhone back in 2007, the ‘smartphone’ was really born. It combined all the great elements of other phones at the time, and really started the trend. With the explosive growth of the mobile market and smartphones in the following years, companies have been ruthless in the development of new technologies. Unsurprisingly this has lead to numerous lawsuits being filed inwardly against each other, with a sprinkling of smaller outside technology companies claiming the big boys have infringed on various patents of theirs. So for... Read The Rest →