By Oliver Haslam on Aug 4, 2011
Today, Google updated its mobile web app to fully support Apple’s Retina Display, bringing a crisper experience to those of us who use the web app in order to get full support for certain Gmail features, like labels.
The update, which is live for everyone right now, also adds an iOS feature that now seems to be synonymous with the platform: pull to refresh… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jul 20, 2011
The rumor mill is in full swing these days, with claims that Apple will be launching an iPad 3 with a Retina Display.
The latest information comes from The Korea Times, who believe that Apple is currently testing screen technology from both LG and Samsung, with a 2048 x 1536 screen expected for the next iPad to come out of Cupertino… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 1, 2011
3D technology continues to be a hot tech topic. Between Nintendo launching the 3DS and HTC launching multiple 3D Android devices, it’s safe to say that the technology is going to stick around the mobile arena for a while.
Even iDevices are getting the 3D treatment, and they don’t even house any 3D-specific hardware. While we’ve already seen head-tracking technology used to simulate 3-dimensional graphics on the iPhone, this new entry doesn’t require a front-facing camera. Enter Pic3D… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 22, 2011
Hot off the heels of yesterday’s rumor from BGR that pegged an August announcement for the next iPhone, Bloomberg has decided to enter the rumor mill and back up previous reports that put the next gen iPhone’s release at a September date.
Among a September release, Bloomberg corroborates other reports that Apple’s next iPhone will not, in fact, be a “radical” redesign of the iPhone 4, but instead a mere hardware boost. Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 15, 2011
After doing some sleuthing in the iOS 5 beta SDK, the folks at 9to5Mac have discovered graphics for the next generation iPad that are 2X the size of the iPad’s current, 1024 x 768 resolution. These graphics are capable of fulfilling the requirement for Apple’s ‘Retina Display‘ that is currently used on the iPhone 4 and fourth generation iPod touch.
It was originally dismissed when 2X iPad graphics were discovered in the iOS 4 SDK, but 9to5Mac believes that this Retina Display-worthy resolution references the iPad 3′s screen. Read More
By Cody Lee on May 26, 2011
Have you ever tried to look at your screen through a pair of sunglasses, only to find yourself staring at a black or distorted display? Most mobile devices suffer from this problem, which can make them nearly unusable in broad daylight.
While product innovation and screen protectors have improved screen visibility, it’s still an issue. AppleInsider is reporting that Apple has done some serious investigating, and might have a solution to the “glaring” problem… Read More
By Alex Heath on May 19, 2011
We all love the iPhone 4′s brilliant retina display. When Apple introduced their ground-breaking, 640×960 display during the iPhone 4′s launch event, the rest of the mobile display market was left in the dust. After all, how can you compete with a screen that matches the same pixel density perceivable by the human eye?
Besides the obvious appeal to consumers, the retina display has also garnered Apple the “Display of the Year Gold Award” from The Society for Information Display… Read More
By Kickstar13 on May 17, 2011
Around this time of year, next-generation iPhone rumors are usually coming left and right. According to a new report, Toshiba is building a 4-inch 720p Retina Display for Apple.
If you may recall, late last year Reuters reported that Apple and Toshiba were working together on a plant to make displays for iOS devices. Toshiba had announced that it would build a factory for 100 billion yen (about $1.2 billion) to produce future LCD panels.
Yesterday, Toshiba announced its next generation of mobile displays, which Toshiba will be showing off in LA this week. According to the press release, the mobile displays are sized from 3.3 inches to 4 inches, with resolutions from Wide VGA (480-by-864) to HD (720-by-1280). Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 26, 2011
Did you know that you can run iPad apps on the iPhone? If your iPhone is jailbroken, there’s a new way to run iPad-specific apps on the iPhone and iPod touch.
It’s been technically possible to port iPad apps to the iPhone for quite some time, but not until now has it become a relatively straightforward process. Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 1, 2011
The iPhone 4 was quite a change from the 3GS. The sleek and sexy curved case turned into a more mature rectangle arrangement. But with the big redesign also came upgraded hardware. For example, the iPhone 3GS had a 480×320 display. The iPhone 4 doubled that with its Retina screen.
Apple’s Retina display is capable of a ridiculous resolution of 960×640. That’s why everything on your iPhone 4 looks so sharp. If some of your app icons still appear pixelated or not as sharp, you may want to check this out… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 26, 2011
Apple is certainly well known and respected for its marketing abilities. From the “I’m a Mac” spots to the iPhone and iPad commercials, the Cupertino juggernaut doesn’t seem to miss a beat in making hit commercials. Just a day after we showed you the Apple ad highlighting Apple’s Game Center, we’ve caught another one.
This would be the fifth ad in the “If You Don’t Have an iPhone” series since its debut last week. The new ad, titled “Retina,” focuses on the much talked about, high resolution retina display introduced on the iPhone 4… Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 13, 2011
The iPhone 4′s stunning retina display is perfect for a pretty wallpaper. Designers aren’t necessarily cranking out beautiful wallpapers for the iPhone, and truly superb iOS wallpapers can be hard to come by.
If you don’t know where to look, you may miss many of the best wallpapers available for the iPhone. Luckily, the folks at Beautiful Pixels have collected some awesome iPhone wallpapers for you to use on your home screen…
By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 29, 2011
I can empathize with anyone who wants to push an accessory for the iPhone while at Macworld, hey, there’s a lot of money to be made in this business. What I won’t do is condone ridiculousness. The following is an example of said ridiculousness.
The TV Hat Personal Theatre for the iPhone is an article of clothing that you wear on your head; it has an iPhone pouch strategically sewn into its bill. Not only that, but it features a small drape that covers your entire face, ensuring that no light leakage ruins your personal cinema experience.
This brings new meaning to the term Retina Display, because having an iPhone this close to your eyes for extended periods is bound to sauté your retina, cornea, and ever other important feature of that visionary apparatus you call eyes.
Full video of the sheer ridiculousness ahead!
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 15, 2010
Don’t you just hate it when you download an App Store App onto your beautiful iPhone 4, only to be presented with some ugly low-resolution app icon? I don’t know about you, but the first thing I do is throw that bad boy in a folder somewhere. Can’t have that ugliness de-beautifying my Retina display.
Thankfully, there are ways to convert your icons to retina-worthy icons, but those methods all required some form of end-user intervention. RetinaAppIcons is a jailbreak tweak that promises to take care of all of the dirty work for a nominal fee of $0.99 cents, but does it work as advertised?
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 14, 2010
We’ve heard the rumblings about the supply problems stemming out of Apple’s current relationship with LG, the South Korean firm that currently supplies the iPhone LCD screens.
In a move that will likely give Apple more control over supply, Toshiba has announced that it will build a factory for 100 billion yen to produce future LCD panels. That’s a lot of money, about 1.2 billion in US dollars, which will certainly put Toshiba in the drivers seat when it comes to supplying screens for the iPhone.
Production isn’t scheduled to start until Q3 2011, so it’s entirely possible that these new screens could be used for the inevitable iPhone 6…
By Sebastien Page on Nov 27, 2010
With the iPhone 4, Apple introduced the amazing Retina Display which gives us 4 times more pixels on the same screen size. Many app developers have already optimized their applications, including the icon, for the Retina Display, but there are still a few devs that are late to the game.
We already saw how to convert old app icons to Retina Display icons, but the process wasn’t very straightforward. There is now an easier way to do all that thanks to a new jailbreak app… Read More
By Alex Heath on Nov 26, 2010
There have been plenty of weird things done to the iPhone. It’s even been turned into a stun gun. A recent video of an iPhone’s screen through an interesting perspective has surfaced.
This particular video is mesmerizing to watch. A photographer, named Jesse Zanzinger, recently shot a very creative video of his iPhone’s screen through a oil and water…
By Alex Heath on Nov 9, 2010
I love non-distracting wallpapers. Both on the iPhone and desktop, I like my wallpaper to not overwhelm my focus every time I look at it. I’m always looking for simple, pretty wallpapers that I can use on all of my devices.
Recently, I stumbled on Hector Simpson’s “Redefined Desktop Collection.” This free wallpaper pack consists of three different designs for multiple desktop resolutions and the iPhone…
By Guest Author on Oct 26, 2010
As most people are aware the next generation of iPhone, iPhone 5 will arrive sometime in 2011. There are rumors already circulating the web that iPhone 5 may be released earlier in the year than previous models for folks that were mid-term in their contract when iPhone 4 was released.
The iPhone 4 released just this summer has already raised the bar by outselling any previous model in opening sales but has had its reported problems. The first one that comes to mind is the issue with the iPhone 4′s signal being hampered when the unit was held a certain way.
I personally think it was just a case of a few thousand units getting through without proper quality control inspection but whatever the issue Apple gave away free cases to resolve the issue.