“Just Get Samsunged” – A new commercial by Samsung that Apple mocks

The series of Samsung’s Commercials, which will make Apple fans a little fun continues. The current video mocks under the title “Samsunged” about the missing free turn-by-turn navigation of the iPhone:

At the same time announced that the “Next Big Thing” campaign continues. You will, however, to the Super Bowl on 5 February will find their grand final spot. Presented by the high advertising costs the advertiser always very special spots. This year will cost the most expensive 30-second spot place at least 4 million U.S. dollars.

In the past year was the Volkswagen “The Force” spot to call attention to themselves. This is now at least 48 million YouTube Views:

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iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S are now available without a camera – but only in Singapore


The camera of the iPhone is for many owners is indeed a practical alternative to a “real” camera, in some divisions but this feature is not welcome. After all, the iPhone can come thanks to high-resolution camera as a tool to spying operation. At least in Singapore businessmen can now also purchase an iPhone without a camera 4 or 4S.

Order is an official product from Apple at the iPhone but not camera-less. Instead, the cameras of the iPhone, according to CNET Asia will be removed from the Singapore mobile operator M1. In addition to an equivalent of just under € 30 higher price but also interested to take the loss in purchasing the Apple warranty. For just € 195, the guarantee weakens with M1 as contractor “restore”.

M1, the camera-less iPhones sold only with a two-year contract. Although technically possible, the nachtägliche distance of the camera is not offered. And even those who will remove the camera itself disappointed: the conversion of M1 is certified by the Singapore Ministry of Defense – to use a pre-requisite to the iPhone in Singapore during the current draft.

Google Launches iPhone App For Its Social Network ‘Orkut’

Google yesterday released an iPhone app for its Orkut social network. Orkut received quite a bit of press attention yesterday because it was the most popular social networking in Brazil until a report by comScore yesterday suggested Facebook overtook it. According to comScore, 36.1 million Brazilians visited Facebook in December 2011 compared to the 34.4 million who visited Orkut.

Google launches its social network "Orkut" for iOS

Orkut was launched by Google in 2004 and has been particularly successful in Brazil where 60% of its total users are located. Orkut gives users the ability to “send scraps, see your friends updates, upload photos and browse your friends albums anywhere you go.”

According to the app’s descriptions, these are the features available:

  • Update your status
  • Check your scraps and messages
  • Reply to your friends birthdays
  • Check your friends updates
  • Browse your friends profiles, scraps and photos
  • Take new photos and upload them directly to your Orkut albums
  • Share your life anywhere, anytime with the people you care about

The app is free and available in English and Portuguese.

 

Apple breaks iPhone 4S-sale in the Apple Retail Store from Peking after brawls

Before the Apple flagship store in Beijing, China, and thousands were waiting for reports, it helps to clashes between gangs of so-called scalpers. The police intervened, then from Apple said the iPhone launch in the store, which made the crowd even angrier.

Scalpers buy at launch as many copies of a coveted hardware as possible and sell them very close at a higher price. They are usually well organized and like to move as a team. Regular customers who want to use the hardware itself will, on first day of sales often difficult to wake. Furthermore, the limitation of devices per person does not help since these street traders simply pay people for waiting and buying the coveted commodity.

According to local media reports are probably 99 percent of the people on the Apple Store scalpers have been. Which is of course a good deal by paying attention to what was then led to frustration and violence. Interesting fact: One of the scalpers still had apparently quickly bought some eggs to throw at them media attention to the Apple Store. This may, however, belongs only to the professional preparation of this man, or an egg distributor has proved good business sense and set up his booth in the vicinity. There were also scuffles between the scalp well with each other and the security guards.

After all, Apple would have little upset with the cancellation of regular customers and the damage is only slight. The scalpers remain a problem, which can be combatted only difficult. This can occur even without such gangs to riots at a product launch, recently showed the start of the new Air Jordan shoes from Nike in the U.S., where the police had to intervene in several cities.

Shazam Launches New App Focused On Lyric Play: Shazam Player

iTunes is great and everything, but it’s still just a standard music player. The most exciting feature of the whole program is Genius, at least in my opinion, and even that can be off from time to time. But Shazam wants you to ingest your music a bit differently from here on out, and has launched the Shazam Player app to give users a better chance to leverage its new feature, Lyric Play.

Lyric Play is already available in the premium version of Shazam, Shazam Encore, and allows users to see lyrics playing in time with the music, as the song is being discovered. This technology is clearly nothing short of impressive, but the 20 seconds spent tagging a song isn’t really the ideal platform for this feature to be shown off.

That said, the Shazam Player app lets you get your Lyric Play on throughout the entirety of songs. However, there will be a small fee. The app itself is free, but unlimited Lyric Play functionality requires either a monthly ($.99) or yearly ($5.99) subscription. But there are plenty of other features worth trying out, even if Lyric Play isn’t your thing.

For one, most of the same core functionality found in the Shazam apps is still available here, save for Shazaming of course. Users will be able to share their music via Facebook and Twitter, check out the Vevo music video on YouTube, and have access to touring information for the artists of their choice.


Once the app is downloaded, music from within the user’s iTunes library is automatically indexed within the app, at which point the user can filter by artist, album, or track. All your iTunes playlists will make the migration, too. Users can also limit selection down to only those songs with Lyric Play support (Shazam doesn’t have every song covered just yet).

The Shazam Player app gives users the option to build playlists on the go, along with some cool good/bad buttons for an existing queue. Let’s say you’re listening to Michael Jackson’s Greatest Hits, but realize that the song Man In The Mirror makes you way too emotional. You need a break from that song. Shazam Player lets you add it to the “Bad List” with one tap of a button, and it’ll stop playing in any of your queues until you bring it back over to the good side. In the same way, Shazam Player lets you mark songs for the good list, which will then get more plays.

Shazam is available here for download.

6.5 million downloads for Angry Birds on Christmas Day

Rovio had a record 6.5 million downloads for Angry Birds on Christmas Day 2011. No, that’s not excatly mind-blowing when compared to the hundreds of millions of times the avian avenger sim has been downloaded, but as AllThingsD points out those sales are nearly equivalent to the number of smartphone activations estimated to have happened over Christmas.

The 6.5 million total is a combination of Angry Birds, Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Rio, which are available as paid or free downloads depending on platform. The download numbers have also tripled since last year, when Rovio revealed the franchise saw two million downloads.

Rovio may go public in 2012 with its sky-high valuation, even if analysts are standing by the side shaking their heads.

(via joystiq)

Apple’s Santa TV spot deemed best ad of holiday season

Santa has come and gone on his sleigh, and Apple has profited along the way. A survey from Ace Metrix, a TV ad analysis firm, has revealed that Apple’s Santa Siri commercial beat out 34 other Santa-themed spots to win the crown of most effective ad for the 2011 holiday season.

Apple’s commercial, featuring Santa and the iPhone 4S’s Siri assistant, scored a 652 out of a possible 950 points in Ace Metrix’s survey, topping competitors like Pillsbury, Coca-Cola, and Nintendo.

If predications are to be believed, Apple will sell an incredible amount of iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads this holiday season, breaking previous records. Santa may need to consider moving his base of operations to Cupertino, California.

Angry Birds 2.0 Update: For the “Birdday” 15 new levels


For the second birthday of IOS game and pop-culture phenomenon provides Rovio version 2.0 of Angry Birds with new menus, new graphics and 15 new levels of the topic “birdday Party”, which was specifically for an orange, annoying bird created, which can inflate after its launch.

Was playable Angry Birds birthday cake and bras with the iconic birds and pigs reported already this year. The title continues to be successful and future-proof enough to refuse to let its inventor himself takeover bids in the billions.

The popular iOS game that will be certain holidays always brought up to date, celebrates its own second anniversary with gifts for his clients and players. Version 2.0 is since 11 December for iPhone, iPod touch and the iPad on the App Store.
Download: AngryBirds by Rovio on the App Store

Apple: iBooks Update 1.5 comes with night reading mode

Apple updated the iBooks to version 1.5.

Apple updated the iBooks app to version 1.5.

Apple has the e-book reading software iBooks equipped with a night reading mode, which prevents the reader in the dark when reading from the screen of his iPhone or iPad is dazzled.
The iBook version 1.5 for Apple’s iPhone and iPad can be blanked in the settings. The screen background will turn black and the writing medium gray. So shall the reading in the dark for the eyes will be less stressful.

In addition, Apple has integrated in the iBook 1.5 update new fonts like “Athelas”, “charter”, “Iowan” and “Seravek”. In addition, the book cover in the public domain books have been redesigned and now look much higher quality. It was also revised the tool palette for notes and highlight color of text passages.

The update of iBooks 1.5 is free available on the iTunes App Store.

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline – Race 42 cars and bikes with single and multiplayer modes.

Feel the thrill of racing like never before in the newest adrenaline-pumping edition of the Asphalt series.

About Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
Discover 42 cars and bikes from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Ducati and other world-class manufacturers. Collect them in your own 3D garage.

Asphalt 6 Screenshot

You can even take on friends in Online and Local Multiplayer mode for up to 6 racers. Climb the online leaderboard to be the best in the world!

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline is for Mac, Android and iOS available.

These street races will have you tearing up city streets in L.A., Tokyo, the Bahamas and more. Each location is rendered in beautiful HD graphics.

Don’t take your eyes off the road for a second, because you’ll be driving against tough opponents in 11 different leagues and 55 events.

Take advantage of numerous tuning options to help your vehicles reach peak performance on any track. You can even customize your vehicles with decals to give them your own style.

Download Details & System Requirements
Asphalt 6: Adrenaline requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later (Intel).
Please Note: PowerPC based Macs are not supported.

Asphalt 6: Adrenaline – Mac – Official Game Trailer by Gameloft