“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:

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.

iPhone 4S jailbreak demonstrated on video

Prolific iOS hacker pod2g posted a video of a jailbroken iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1 to his blog. The video showing a clean reboot without a USB connection to the computer — aka, “untethered” — was made by Chronic Dev Team member DHowett, an illustrious iOS developer in his own right. Pod2g says “only a few to wait now” which is a good sign that an untethered jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is very near indeed, and about to join the untethered jailbreak released for A4 devices on December 27th.

What Pod2g said on his blog:

“My friend @DHowett made a video of an untethered 4S iPhone 4,1 running iOS 5.0.1 some days ago.”

@DHowett is a famous iOS developer and a member of the Chronic Dev Team.

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.

New Verizon directive indicates LTE-enabled iPhone 5

The U.S. mobile provider Verizon Wireless can be heard at CES 2012 that all its future must support the sales included in the networks of the fourth-generation smartphone, the LTE standard. Between the lines of this notice is withdrawn, bringing the iPhone 5 with 4G.

A larger screen, a curved instrument design, NFC and LTE support – everything was in the rumor mill from the iPhone 5 was expected, before Tim Cook in October 2011, the iPhone 4S with Siri presented that confirmed any of the previous speculation.

At the Consumer Electronics Show, now aroused a statement of the provider Verizon attention, the media attention a year ago, the iPhone CDMA recorded in his program. As a big proponent of the LTE standard and leader of the infrastructural development of this fourth-generation mobile networks will be required as a “hard requirement” virtually unconditionally by the smartphone manufacturers to jump on the LTE train.

There is no reason to believe that Verizon, the business will miss out voluntarily with the popular iPhone due to the above mentioned product policy, whether for the iPhone 5, which supposedly last great project of Steve Jobs to reckon with the implementation of the faster wireless standard LTE , Cnet speculates not without reason.

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.

Smartphone Sales: Samsung probably in the first quarter of 2012 before Apple

In the fourth quarter of the year, companies can usually rub their hands, the Christmas season is thanks. The completion of the first quarter of 2012 could give Samsung a reason to celebrate: It is expected that the South Koreans will sell more smartphones than Apple.

Samsung seems to his advantage, especially in view of its wide range, because in addition to high-end devices like the Galaxy S II and the Nexus, the South Koreans have also cheaper entry-level smartphones on offer. Apple offers its customers “only” the old models of iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 as well as the current iPhone 4S. Although the previous models are now at a considerably cheaper, Apple is missing in his collection a favorable (prepaid) iPhone.

In the last quarter of 2011, Samsung was able to depose all the 32 million smart phones, not least thanks to the holiday shopping season. Overall, last year brought 300 million mobile phones in the man and woman. Advantageous for future smartphones, according to Bloomberg is primarily the declining prices of the chips.

iPhone 5: New study design as a tribute to Steve Jobs

Actually, out of season delivers the design studio ADR from Italy, a new vision of the iPhone. Inspired by Steve Jobs is the model itself and therefore carries hisname as an abbreviation expansion. The “iPhone SJ” would be made ​​of glass and polycarbonate, it would offer and A6-CPU and a 10 Megapixel camera.

Not yet presented the mobile processor and the slight turning of the screw of the camera resolution are of course only an accessory of this design study. Will be presented in this gallery is primarily an ultra-slim device that can otherwise be immediately identified as an iPhone.


Repeatedly presenting the ADR studio more or less new ideas, who think the design of Cupertino even further – Italian style last ADR had brought the world the iCam, which is to bring as an attachment for the iPhone 5 is a higher quality photographic experience . For this would-be product sets De Rosa, currently even the photo series of a virtual ceremony after unpacking.

HTC to remove feature that infringes Apple patent

HTC, Asia’s second-biggest maker of smart phones, can tweak the technology in its handsets to avoid a U.S. trade agency ban. Dealing with the threat from Apple’s and Samsung Electronics’ new devices may prove tougher.

The U.S. International Trade Commission said Monday that, beginning in April, it would ban the sale of HTC phones that infringed an Apple patent on so-called data detection, such as touching a phone number or an address in an e-mail to dial or find the address on a map. HTC responded by saying it will remove the offending features from its phones.

Keeping the handsets on the market solves HTC’s immediate challenge after becoming the top selling vendor in the United States. Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus and Apple’s faster, Siri-enabled iPhone hit the market within the past quarter, posing a new threat to HTC’s place in the $262 billion global mobile-phone market. The Taiwanese company is forecast to post its slowest annual sales growth and first profit decline since the 2009 economic crisis.

“Things were going great at HTC two years ago, their products were so successful, and they were the hottest company in mobile phones,” said Will Stofega, an analyst at researcher IDC. “They didn’t keep the momentum going, and now we’re seeing products that haven’t wowed audiences as much.”

HTC’s revenue will climb 11 percent next year and profit will drop 6.7 percent, according to analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg, marking its worst financial performance since the 2009 global economic crisis. HTC’s revenue climbed fiftyfold from 2000 to 2010, according to Bloomberg data.

Last month, stiff competition prompted HTC to cut its sales guidance for this quarter by 20 percent. That announcement, on Nov. 23, prompted the stock to drop by its daily 7 percent limit in Taipei for two consecutive days, worsening the year-to-date loss to 45 percent.

At least six brokers downgraded HTC since the revised guidance, with more analysts recommending investors sell HTC than buy for the first time in at least two years.

The ITC, the agency empowered to block imports of products that infringe the patents, found in Apple’s favor for one of four patents the Cupertino company alleged HTC breached. Apple’s patent covered a feature in which the phone recognizes a telephone number so it can be stored in directories or called without dialing.

The result, while less than Apple sought, marks its first victory in patent cases and strengthens the argument that Google’s Android “ripped off the iPhone,” as the company’s late founder, Steve Jobs, once claimed. The ruling is the first definitive decision in the dozens of patent cases that began to proliferate last year as smart-phone makers battle over a market that Strategy Analytics Inc. said increased 44 percent last quarter from a year earlier to 117 million phones worldwide.

Apple also has civil patent infringement cases against HTC and Samsung. Both Asian rivals have also filed their own retaliatory actions to the ITC and in U.S courts. The Android operating system has led the global market since last year, climbing to 48 percent of all smart phones in the second quarter of this year and ahead of 19 percent for Apple’s iOS platform, according to British researcher Canalys.

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Data by Bloomberg Source