It all sounds eerily familiar. A new iPhone. Massive sales. Then, an apparent glitch that, while it doesn't affect everyone, is prevalent enough to irk customers and catch the eyes of tech journalists everywhere.
The Nielsen Company gathers lots of useful and interesting statistics about all kinds of media. Recently it compiled statistics from several recent studies into an intriguing visual map of the U.S. media universe as of 2010.
Two weeks ago, Apple promised it would soon issue a fix for the "totally wrong" software formula it has been using for three years to display the iPhone's signal strength. Apple on Thursday released the iOS 4.0.1 update with a fix for the bug. We immediately dove in.
The iPhone 4 "grip of death" signal-strength problem stems from a bug that has been with Apple's bestselling smart phone all the way back to the original iPhone, Apple announced Friday, saying it had found a "simple and surprising" cause for the widely reported reception issues.
With the launch of the iPhone 4 a week away, potential consumers are wondering if AT&T's wireless network is up to the task of handling what is expected to be another record-breaking launch for the latest version of the popular iPhone.
Let's say you're trying to decide whether to buy a new mobile phone and you like taking photos. The Google Nexus One's 5-megapixel camera has 56 percent more pixels than the iPhone 3GS's 3.2 megapixels, but it's clear the camera isn't 56 percent better.
Whenever I look at shiny new smartphones, I experience a "boys and their toys" moment and have to keep myself from drooling. But as the author of The Recession-Proof Business and founder of VictorCheng.com, a Website that provides business training to entrepreneurs, I feel obligated to take a more serious approach. Sleek handsets come and go, but what matters most is the operating system, the software that will run mobile devices now and in the future. Apple, Palm and Google have all recently launched new mobile operating systems: OS 3.0 for the iPhone, WebOS on the Palm Pre and Google's Android system, which comes preinstalled on the HTC G1 from T-Mobile.