Accelerometer

iPhone 5s level and compass issues could be caused by a change in supplier

The iPhone 5s has been widely reported to have bad compass and level readings. According to RealityCap, the issue could be caused due to a switch in suppliers for the accelerometer in the iPhone 5s.

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iPhone 4S: The next great spy device?

You're sitting at your computer, mapping out your latest plan to take over the world, as your brand new iPhone 4S sits next to you, its accelerometer quietly measuring your every keystroke, figuring out what you're writing... and sending it back to SHIELD.

Sound like science fiction? Something out of James Bond, Chuck, or Person of Interest? Not according to Georgia Tech.

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App Review: Super Monkey Ball!

A super...   a monkey...  a ball.  A Super...  a Monkey...  a Ball.  These are not three different games!

Does the above phrasing sound familiar?  Steve Jobs used this same kind of phrasing when first introducing the iPhone waaaaaaaay back in January 2007.  Much has happened since then!  We finally have the iPhone 3G and, even more importantly (in my opinion), we have iPhone 2.0 and the Apps Store!  

You may have heard of a little game called Super Monkey Ball from SEGA?  It's only just the top app at the iTunes App Store.  It's only $9.99.  We got a taste of it several months ago at the last WWDC during the keynote and there has been salivation, hand-wringing and garment-rending ever since.  Finally, with the release of iPhone 2.0 and the App Store last week, the venerable Super Monkey Ball is available for download from the iTunes App Store via your desktop or right to your iPhone.

Does it measure up to the hype?  The answer is --- (suspense killing ya?)  Full review is a click away!

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First Look: Schmap for the iPhone

Ah, this isn't any ordinary map application. Sure it'll give you all the fun stuff that maps usually offer, but it also brings the iPhone's already unique controls to a whole 'nother level. Schmap for the iPhone is noteworthy because of its ability to take advantage of the accelerometer: portrait mode lists the attractions while rotating it to landscape mode displays the attractions on a googlemap-ified map.

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