Take a look at this new concept of a water resistant iPhone 6, packing some heavy gear like wireless charging, Notification LEDs,touch sensitive volume rocker much more. The concept was dreamed up by Uygar KAYA and created into a video by Ran Avni. iPhone 6 concept with full hd retina display,…
AT&T on Monday said it plans to more broadly enable the use of Apple’s FaceTime for users over its cellular network in the next few weeks, and by year’s end plans to allow video chat apps use over its network by all customers. This latest position on FaceTime and similar apps represents total shift from its position almost a year ago.
AT&T’s statement to the Verge on Monday notes that “by mid-June, we’ll have enabled those apps over cellular for our unlimited plan customers who have LTE devices from [Apple, Samsung and BlackBerry].” Besides FaceTime, Samsung and BlackBerry’s pre-installed video chat apps will also be included.
And more will be coming for all of its customers before the end of the year: “Throughout the second half of this year, we plan to enable pre-loaded video chat apps over cellular for all our customers, regardless of data plan or device; that work is expected to be complete by year end.”
When Apple updated its mobile video chat app to work over cellular last summer, AT&T came under fire when it announced subsequently that only customers who subscribed to one of its Mobile Share plans could use it. Several open internet groups threatened to file complaints with the FCC, calling the carrier’s policy a violation of net neutrality. Several months later, AT&T opened the service to anyone with an LTE device.
Based on broadness of the statement, it sounds like video chat apps like Google’s new Hangouts app, available for both iOS and Android, will also be free to operate over AT&T’s network later on this year.
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Cydia substrate is making its away over to Android users, as Saurik has launched a new website detailing Substrate for Android, potentially bringing over your favourite iOS tweaks to the dark side.
According to Jeff Benjamin over at iDownloadBlog, WinterBoard is already available.
To enable Substrate on your Android device, you must first, of course, root the device. According to the Cydia Substrate website, Substrate should work with a variety of Android devices from 2.3 through 4.2.
After you have gained root access to the device, you’ll need to install the APK, run the application, click Install, and grant Substrate Superuser access. After that, it’s all gravy, or in theory it should be. The APK can be downloaded directly from the Cydia Substrate website, or from Google Play.
Benjamin has made a short video of Substrate for Android on his Kindle Fire–check it out below:
Take a look at this Edge-T0-Edge display concept done by iPhone-My. The concept features a Retina 4.5-Inch 754×1296 333dpi display, Multi-Touch gesture support, a Aluminum+Carbon Fiber unibody Encloser, a Lightning+MagSafe connector, Do you think Apple will or should make an Edge-To-Edge…
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Shooting video with your iPhone can be very convenient, but it can also be frustrating. If you are moving around – even with the built in image stabilization – you’re going to get a bouncing, shaky effect. This can make the video very jarring and sometimes tough to watch.
Glide Gear has an inexpensive solution for your video shooting needs. It’s the SYL-1000. It’s a camera stabilization setup to help amateur and professionals shoot smooth and dynamic video.
Here’s my video review of the SYL-1000.
The SYL-1000 retails for about $ 87. That’s a very affordable price, especially when you look at the price of other similar professional type devices. Along with the SYL-1000, inside the box you get the adapters for the iPhone or small camera such as a GoPro. Glide Gear recommends the SYL-1000 for cameras lighter than 1.5 pounds.
You also get the weights which you’ll use to properly balance your setup. Doing so can take some time. I’ve been using the SYL-1000 for a month and I still haven’t found the perfect combination of weights and iPhone placement. As I mentioned in my video, I think it would be great if Glide Gear provided some tips on setups for various cameras. They do have videos on how to help you achieve good balance, and the instruction manual is very informative. But they focus on cameras and DSLR’s rather than the iPhone.
Once you do have it setup to your liking, you’re going to want to practice using it for a while. Don’t expect to get perfectly smooth video right at the start. There are techniques you need to learn to get the best out of your video shooting.
After some practice you’ll get the hang of it, and you’ll immediately notice a difference in your video quality. It’s night and day. If you’re someone who shoots a lot of video with your iPhone, I’d highly recommend taking a look at the Glide Gear SYL-1000.
Take a look at this cool iOS 7 concept video done by Rafael Justino which takes a new spin at some of the key iOS features and Apps. Concept based on the simple design of Jonathan Ive and many other concepts and rumors about iOS 7. This concept was made by a Brazilian, Rafael Justino…
The folks over at Android Authority are at it again with their drop tests, this time pitting the latest HTC One versus the iPhone 5, with drops taking place from three different heights and also at face level. This is going to be either fun or painful to watch. Check it out below:
We’ve seen previous drop tests by the site with the Samsung Galaxy S3 versus the iPhone 5. We can only hope Apple will implement their drop test protection mechanism for iPhones, which was revealed earlier in a patent filing. Or they can just go back to the indestructible designs of classic Nokia candy bar phones.
[via Android in Canada]