Posts tagged iPhone 4S

Google Voice Actions vs Siri

I don’t know exactly what’s the hype about voice control app. I have Siri on my iPhone and the only time I used it is when I’m bored. But if you are into voice control app, check out this Google Voice Action vs Siri video. This is one of the fairest comparison I’ve seen so far. Credits to Motorola.

Then again, with all the background noise, I doubt any of the voice control app can work properly.

Samsung Galaxy Note vs iPhone

Here’s a Samsung Galaxy Note vs iPhone street challenge by Samsung USA.

There’s lots of debate about how this challenge is bias towards the Galaxy Note. I agree. Plus the girl should just go to the App Store. There’s tons of free apps that can help her. Although honestly speaking, I would never be interested in superimposing my photo on another person using my phone.

To crop your head and superimpose on another photo, use this app call PhotoChop (Free).

To draw on a map, go Google map to screenshot the map. Then use this app call DoodleBuddy (Free) to draw on it.

To edit PowerPoint Slide, just use applications like Keynote ($9.99), QuickOffice ($19.99) or Documents To Go ($16.99). OK, I can’t find any free apps that can edit PowerPoint slides. So I guess Galaxy Note win this round.

These are just some of the apps I know. I’m pretty sure there are a lot more out there in the iOS App Store. I’ve no idea where they found that lady. It seems like she is just using the iPhone for the basic functions. Maybe they should find someone who knows how to use the iPhone in their next challenge.

Miveu: Turn your iPhone into a POV Camera

Here is another interesting project on Kickstarter. A iPhone 4/4S harness that strap your iPhone close to your chest to capture your Personal Point Of View on video. It’s call the Miveu.

The Miveu is not just a iPhone strap. It also has a wide angle len so that you can capture broader perspective. The iPhone is protected in a ruggedized case. Miveu is not waterproof by itself. But the makers will include three protective water resistant skins for wet conditions.

Compare this with other POV camera like GoPro, the Miveu is a lot cheaper if you already have a iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S. And since it is recorded on your iPhone, you can straight away edit the video and share it on your social network after recording.

The Miveu is great for recording your POV when doing sports like cycling or skateboarding. Or when you are on a roller coaster or Go Karting. You can even hold a fake gun infront of the Miveu and do a First Person Shooter video.

And for those who want to live stream your daily life, Miveu is a great solution.

OK, you might look a little silly when wearing the Miveu. But the POV videos you can get from the Miveu will make it all worthwhile.

The Miveu is currently on Kickstarter. Pledge $70 (plus $35 for international shipping) and you will get a Miveu if the funding is successful.

iPhone 4S Sale turned ugly in Beijing

China finally got their iPhone 4S today. But things turn ugly at one of the Apple Store at Beijing’s Sanlitun district.

More than 300 customers queued overnight with temperatures dropping to minus 9 degrees Celsius. The store is supposed to open at 7am. But by 7:15am, the customers grew impatient when the door still remain shut. Some began chanting “Open the door!” and “Liars!”. Eggs were also thrown at the shop. Police were called in and for safety reasons, the store remained closed.

iPhone 4S The smartphone is still on sale through the Apple’s online store and authorized retailers like China Unicom.

OK, why are there people queuing up for iPhone 4S with eggs?

The Serif and Ligature for your Glif iPhone tripod mount

Fans of the Glif are going to love these add on accessories to their iPhone tripod mount.

The Serif is designed to keep your iPhone incredibly secure on the Glif. The Glif by itself is already able to hold the iPhone securely. But that’s for normal use. If you are going for some extreme sports or mounting your iPhone upside down, the Serif will make sure your iPhone stays secured to the Glif. When not in use, the Serif fits nicely inside the Glif, making it very compact and convenient.

The Ligature is a a simple keyring loop that attaches to the tripod thread on the Glif so that you can attach it to a keychain.

For those who already have the Glif, the Serif and Ligature are available in the +Pack at $12. If you don’t already have the Glif, you can buy deluxe Glif+ package which contains the Glif, Serif, and Ligature at $30. The Glif itself without the additional accessories is retailing at $20.

For more info and ordering, head down to Studio Neat website. I’ve already ordered mine and I’ll blog more about it when it arrives in a couple of weeks time.