A couple of cellular operators like Vodafone, Airtel & MTNL are already offering nano sim cards in the Mumbai circle. This hints at the imminent launch of the iPhone 5 in India. Apple has already reduced the prices of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 in India twice already and is apparently beefing up its supply in the country for a rumored launch on 26th October 2012.
The nano sim cards are available to all consumers free of cost under the sim exchange program where the customers have to bring their normal sim cards and the operators will give them a nano sim in exchange.
All eyes are on Apple for the launch of the iPhone 5 in India. With Samsung gaining more and more smartphone market share, Apple has to gear up and offer its phones at competitive price points in order to gain a respectable market share in India.
Apple has released some pretty awesome iPhone 5 commercials. You can watch them all here:
Apple dug it’s own hole by replacing the much Beautiful Google Maps with its crappy Apple Maps (powered by TomTom) on iOS6 – There I said it.
The sheer disaster is very obvious from the tweets all over the world. Some of the non-techies woke up with a surprise with the features that they lost like public transit details/biking/walking directions etc which were replaced with a less-used Fly over maps (Again just for the US).
Here’s a comparison between how it was (Google Maps), and how Apple Maps (with no data). It’s almost as if the whole area has been demolished over night by Apple destruction crew. Our only hope is that Google comes back to the rescue of the poor (not $ wise) iOS6 users.
Google Maps (Before)
Apple Maps (After)
Here are two ways to get back Google Maps that we’ve tried out.
Apple launched the much awaited iPhone 5 yesterday at a media event in San Francisco. The new model has a 4 inches retina display and a redesigned body as the key upgrades which are visually apparent. The other key features are:
Well, I am not really breaking any news here. Just for those folks who might’ve missed this.
Google Maps now shows Live traffic information. This is a sign of relief for Indian users who were only relying on Waze at the moment. The traffic data isn’t too accurate at the moment. But as we all know the more the users the more the accuracy (it’s crowd sourced).
The UI is very intuitive and this traffic information is also available on the Google Maps applications on Android and iOS (probably on other OS with traffic layer support too).
We’ve all downloaded our share of to-do/productivity apps. We’ve all made New Year resolutions. But most of us use them for sometime and slowly they get phased out of our busy (read lazy) life.
So why another productivity app, you might say? Well, this one is slightly different. It’s actually based on Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity secret. You can read about it in detail at Lifehacker but I’ll brief the process for you. Pick out a task – walk every day, leave for work on time, learn a new language. Buy a big yearly calendar with boxes for days. Now everyday you walk, mark a red cross on the date. Think of it as a game you’re playing. You have to maintain the streak. Every single day without the red cross is where you failed. Once you do it for a few days, it gets exciting. You just want to continue the longest without failing. The best part – at the end of a long enough chain you’d have accomplished something amazing, an achievement of sorts. So if you spent 30 min a day learning a new language, after a month you’d probably would be already speaking a few sentences!
Siri supports a few languages right now and Apple is working on new ones. However, @kunalkaul123 has made Siri speak Hindi on his iPhone using a proxy server. Kunal is forwarding the Siri requests to his Google API server for translation. Here is a video of the hack in action:
Pretty cool eh? It would be great if Apple adds Hindi support for Siri. It would be an awesome way to sell iPhones in india.
Nissan developed a paint for its cars which can fix scratches automatically by itself. Now Nissan is building a case for the iPhone using this material. So if you happen to drop your iPhone and scratch this cover, it will heal by itself. The healing process will take some time depending on the intensity of the scratch. This is made possible with the use of a special paint is made of polyrotaxane, which Nissan says reacts when its structure is changed and actually morphs back into its original shape, covering over the scratch.
The case will be available later this year.
[via The Verge]
The game is really fun. But don’t expect any new tracks/cars though, the last update to the game was 2 years back in 2009.
[Via EAMobile Deals]
The Siri jokes just keep coming. Check out this super hilarious one (NSFW):