App, App Review, AppStore, google, Google Maps Pinpoint, iOS 6, iPhone 5, Maps »

[5 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]

Tim Cook openly apologized about the sub-par iOS 6 maps. He suggested a whole bunch of 3rd party apps instead. Google reportedly did not hand over the necessary data for turn-by-turn directions which prompted Apple to release their own mapping solution.
Apple v/s Scout : My experiences
I personally used Scout app (by TeleNav) when it was free for a month. I launched it on the iPhone 5 and lo behold, Scout offered a free year of turn-by-turn based navigation which is voice enabled. It is pretty neat and gets the job …

App, App Review, Contact Management, Contacts »

[4 Oct 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

Managing address book contacts on the iPhone can be a pain! CopyTrans contacts will let you manage your contacts, the quick and easy way!

Flaws, iOS 6, iPhone 5, iPhone Camera, Panorama »

[24 Sep 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Not sure if I am doing something terribly wrong but landscape shots are always Letterboxed on the iPhone 5.
I would like to know why! It is really annoying. Josh’s review showed one of this letterboxing. I don’t think I want to edit every image taken with iPhone 5 to remove the letterboxing.
Here is a raw sample shot with my iPhone 5.

It looks fine once imported but on the iPhone itself, it shows those 2 ugly black strips in landscape mode.

Don’t get me wrong – iPhone 5 has a stunning camera …

apple, Design, iOS »

[15 Sep 2012 | One Comment | ]

iOS looks more or less the same over the years. I think Apple doesn’t want to risk it with the UI – not with a money making machine in hand! Remember the Mac OS X? Any UI changes over the years? Nah. Definitely not like Windows 7 to Windows 8!
So, what Apple can do to not be such a bore with the UI is that they should take those touch gestures to the next level. Remember the very first jailbreak where you could launch a rainbow like list of App …

apple, iPhone 4S, Siri, Voice »

[14 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]

I made this video when I was learning to use Siri. Siri handles simple queries and little complicated ones if you wish. Siri is a virtual assistant on all iPhones starting iPhone 4S. Siri is the by-product of a lot of data mining and it is one of the best artificial intelligence enabled assistants you have ever encountered. Siri got some attitude as well Рtry arguing with Siri and you shall see!
Here is a conversation with Siri. My queries revolved around the US Stock Market – the basics like share price, …