A bit of a roundup this afternoon as the cell phone inventor Martin Cooper, personal computer inventor Steve Wozniak, and advertising revolutionary Larry Page all give their opinions on iPhone vs. Android.
Martin Cooper went on CNN with this zinger:
"I think that the Android phones are catching up now, and the latest version of the Android phones are every bit as good, if not better, than the iPhone."
Of course, the accuracy of statements about which is better are inversely proportional to their generality. Don't tell us which, tell us why.
Remember the little photo booths at amusement parks you would cram into with a bunch of friends to get a strip photos printed? IncrediBooth is an app designed to mimic that experience. It uses the front-facing camera on the iPhone 4, so this app is only available for the iPhone 4.
If this is indeed a 3x3cm Apple touchscreen (multitouch screen?) then what's it for? New Apple TV? New Apple TV remote? New MacBook Pro multitouch trackpad with display? iPhone nano? iPad nano? Secondary display? What?!
There's a rumor going around that iOS 4.0.1 and/or iOS 4.1 have been delayed by Apple in order to combat potential Jailbreaks.
Firstly, Apple is secretive to the point that no one outside the iOS team and top brass likely knows when they're planning on releasing any iOS update, ever. There are plenty of bugs like the antenna reception, the proximity sensor, 3G speeds, the camera roll, etc. that need to be fixed before it can even be scheduled. Everyone else is guessing or passing on heresy, including Apple Store employees, carrier reps, and internet aficionados.
Secondly, Apple is almost as cyclical as they are secretive, so while we don't know the precise day iOS 4.0.1 or iOS 4.1 will be released, we know when iOS x.0.1 and iOS x.1 have been released in the past.
GPS Tracks is exactly what its name implies, a real-time location tracking application. It takes advantage of iOS 4 multitasking so that you can use other apps while tracking. In addition to tracking your location, it also keeps track of your time and distance and displays everything nicely in a built-in Google map.
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Fring has just updated their app to allow iPhone 4 users to chat with Android and Nokia/Symbian S60 users with the appropriate camera hardware. So while FaceTime remains easier and slicker if you're both on iPhone 4 on Wi-Fi, if you want to get some cross-platform chat on, this is your go-to option.