All over the internet and forums, you see talk and pictures of the new iPhone 4G. Now, the newest pictures show the iPhone 4G in white. The iPhone 3G and 3GS were both available in white, so having the iPhone 4G available in white seems like a good possibility.
There’s, of course, no way to confirm if these rumors are true yet. What do you think? Real or fake?
The iPhone won’t be on the Verizon network, not this year at least.
This still isn’t official, but analysts have said that it’s unlikely the Verizon iPhone will be released anytime soon because Apple has extended AT&T’s contract for six more months, thanks to the data plan AT&T offers for iPad users. With this new plan, AT&T gives a 50% discount to their normal data plans for iPad customers. Besides this, iPad users don’t need to sign a contract to use this new data plan.
Apple is still expected to release the iPhone 4G in June during its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The extension of AT&T’s contract with Apple shows that the phone will only be available on AT&T.
BabyBump is an iPhone app to track pregnancy. It’s a great app for moms-to-be to be able to know how their pregnancy is going. The home screen of the BabyBump app displays your chosen picture of your baby, name, how many weeks and days you are along in your pregnancy, what trimester you’re in, and how many days left until your due date. BabyBump has 8 different sections to track information.
-Weekly Info: In this section, the app shows the approximate weight and length of your baby. It takes this information and compares the baby’s size to a fruit or vegetable. This section also provides other interesting information. Information about the baby’s developmental stage and what to expect with the mother’s body are just two.
-Journal: Here, you can record anything you want to. Charts are available to record weight and waist size.
-Photos: A place to keep photos.
-Birth: In this section, there is an informative video of the birth process, a list of items that you need for the baby’s arrival, and a checklist of your birth plan. After your baby is born, go to this section to make a quick birth announcement and send it to your Twitter, Facebook, and email.
-Kick Counter: A counter to record kicks.
-Contractions: A similar counter to record contractions.
-Baby Names: A list of 1000 girl and 1000 boy names. You can record a list of favorite names and enter any names you like that aren’t on the list.
-Community: This is where you can post blogs or threads and see what other moms-to-be are saying. There are lots of different categories, and even a section for dads-to-be.
Starting in November, passengers aboard planes flying Air New Zealand will be able to use their iPhones and other data-enabled mobile devices. The airline announced that on the new Boeing 777-300 ER, which is due to arrive sometime later this year, Aeromobile’s phone and data system will be installed. The passengers won’t be able to make voice calls during the flights. They will be billed by their phone company at a rate of NZ$40 (about $27 US) per megabyte of data.
“Feedback from our customers has shown they wish to be able to text, and check emails, to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues during their long-haul flights,” says Ed Sims, Air New Zealand’s group general manager international.
A new app for the iPhone and iPod touch allows you to take your spoken words and turn them into email, text messages, update social networking statuses, search the web, or dial your phone. Vlingo is a great voice recognition app. Jeffery Battersby, a writer for Macworld.com stated, “I was able to speak to the app and have it recognize exactly what I was saying with virtually no correction. And the more time I spent with the free app from Vlingo, the better it was able to recognize what I was saying.”
As shown in the picture, there is a Press & Speak button that you have to push in order to make Vlingo listen to what you’re saying. When you do this, Vlingo takes your recording and sends it to the servers, where your speech is translated into text and then is sent back to the app. The app responds to four commands- Find, Social Update, Search, and Call.
Find lets you use Google maps to search for a certain location, also shown in the picture. Social Update allows you to update Facebook and Twitter statuses. The Search command lets you use certain search engines like Google, Yahoo, or Bing to perform web searches. With the Call command, the app will select and call your chosen contact.
Vlingo is free for the four features above, but for $9.99, you can get two more feautures that can be very handy- email and SMS Paste. Email and SMS paste allow you compose a long text message or email without having to type the message on the screen. To finish any of Vlingo’s text sending options, at least one button has to be pushed, which spoils any ideas of hands-free texting that you might have had in mind. Battersby also says, “Vlingo offers great voice recognition capabilities and proves to be a fantastic tool for hands-on, spoken text and e-mail messages, but it’s not a truly hands-free app and is subject to many of the limitations and dangers of using your phone when your eyes should be somewhere else.”
That’s right. An iPhone 3GS for only $97.
Instead of the $199 list price, Wal-Mart has cut the price of the 16GB iPhone 3GS over 50% down to $97. This price cut may be to clear the inventory for the iPhone 4G. As of right now, Wal-Mart is the only company to bring the price down. But, it is expected that other companies will make the price cut sometime in the near future.
The price cut is raising suspicion about the release of the new iPhone 4G because electronic manufacturers will sometimes cut the prices of older models before coming out with the new model.
I am a college student and this past year I had to learn a lot about human anatomy. The picture I saw of the app was of the bones of the skull- which I had to learn, so this app really got my attention. I wish I could have had this app to help me study and to do better in my Anatomy class.
Netter’s Anatomy Flash Cards would have been a great way to make my Anatomy class a lot easier. The pictures are the same ones that are used in the Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy, and they review areas of origin and insertion, action, innervation, and anatomical relevance. More than 300 images are available, including 84 for the head and neck and 24 for the back and spinal cord. Flash cards are also available for a great learning experience. You can teach yourself and learn at your own pace in Study Mode and you can also quiz yourself to see how you’re doing in Quiz Mode.
The app is a little pricey at $39.99, but according to MacLife Magazine, “[t]his venerable tool for medical students is reproduced faithfully, with new, helpful features. It’s nearly indispensable for medical students of all levels.” Netter’s Anatomy Flash Cards app seems like it would be worth the extra money to me.
Apple Inc CEO Steve Jobs is going to be delivering the keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Jobs missed last year’s conference because of health reasons, but he is healthy and ready to give his speech this year. In the past, Apple has used this conference to unveil new products , which is leading some to believe that Jobs will use the conference this year to reveal the new iPhone 4G to the 5000 developers planning to attend.
The iPhone OS 4.0 Beta 4 has yet to come out, but as with the iPhone 4G, the iPhone OS 4.0 release is very anticipated. There are many rumors of new features that will be on these two phones. Three of these predicted features for the iPhone OS 4.0 are: tethering, a changeable home screen, and more options for messaging.
Data tethering should be appearing on the new iPhone. Data tethering is available on iPhones overseas, and comes with a $15 per month charge for 3GB of data, on top of your $30 per month unlimited data plan.
The home screen on iPhones has those apps that you just can’t delete. The clock, weather, and stocks will all be grouped into one button: Utilities. This allows more customizing to be possible and for other apps to take the place of those three. It’s also rumored that the black background on the home screen will be able to be changed to an available wallpaper already on the phone, making the home screen a little less bland.
The last “new feature” is the different options for messaging. You can now show a preview of a SMS or MMS message, repeat alert, toggle MMS and group messaging, toggle subject field viewer, and limit character count. If all of the rumors are true, the iPhone OS 4.0 will be a great phone to have.
A Twitter App for iPhone and iPod touch is now available for free from the iTunes App store. In an announcement on the official Twitter blog, it says the Mobile Team has made an application that “takes the Twitter experience to a whole new level of awesomeness.”
You don’t even have to have a Twitter account to get your good out of this app. You can get it just to get updates from your friends and find out the latest news- all without signing in. If you do want to sign up, though, you can do so easily and quickly using the app. You don’t even have to visit the Twitter website to make yourself an account!