By Ed Sutherland on Nov 1, 2012
Are you worried your priced iOS or Mac gadget may be stolen? Don’t fret, Apple’s got your back, according to a new patent filing. Apple plans to use the accelerometer inside iOS devices to detect a theft, then sound an alarm.
Key to preventing those annoying car alarm-like false alerts, Apple’s idea includes a special controller which ignores normal bumps and drops, instead listening for signals indicating a snatch-and-grab… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 24, 2011
Sometimes you just don’t feel like exercising your index finger or thumb to scroll on your favorite webpages. Sometimes your fingers need a break.
A situation like this calls for a jailbreak tweak like PhyScroll, a tweak that allows you to scroll on any page using nothing more than your iDevice’s accelerometer. You’ve got to see it on video to get a good idea how it works, so check out our hands-on experience inside…
By Oliver Haslam on Aug 21, 2011
We love taking photos with our iPhones here at iDB. Like just about everyone else, we’re already addicted to photo-sharing apps like Instagram and Photovine.
Even though iOS 5 will bring the ability to take photos using the iPhone’s volume up button, we’re still of the age where we remember the good old polaroids with their huge shutter button, and we have to admit, we do miss it.
There’s just something about a big mechanical button for setting free the magic that is a photograph, and that’s where the makers of POPA agree with us… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 8, 2011
Today, Jules Gabriel Verne is the inspiration behind Google’s often changing homepage logo, with a submarine inspired illustration that’s fitting considering he was the man behind the novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea.
Verne was born on February 8th, 1828, hence the commemoration.
That’s nice and all, but the real reason this is news is because of the logo itself. On a desktop browser you’ll see that you can manipulate the submarine’s scenery by means of a small toggle located on the right-hand side of the logo.
On the iPhone though, it’s a whole different story. That’s because Google has tapped into the iPhone’s accelerometer to allow you to change scenery simply by moving your iPhone…