Daily Archives: September 12, 2012
The NZ Music app for iPhone and iPad is something that I have only recently discovered. It was first released last year and was developed by The Hyperfactory.
This app is a great way for New Zealand music fans to keep up to date with all of the news from the local industry and follow their favourite artists. There are hundreds of artists involved, the app keeps the public informed and gives the artists some further promotion. The effects that this app has for New Zealand music are undoubtedly positive.
The app allows you to see all of the upcoming concerts and events in your local area, as well as New Zealand wide. For example if I go into the app I can see the upcoming events
in Dunedin and I can add them to my calender on my iPhone or iPad.
With this app, New Zealand music lovers will never miss a gig from
their favourite artist or group.
The app also has a news section which supplies the user with relevant stories and information about Kiwi artists nationally and internationally. The app houses links to preview and purchase music from itunes and the ability to stream music videos on your device.
For those of you who enjoy local music and events I would, recommend this app.
Yes, we all know that it’s September 12 in the U.S tomorrow.
Yes, we’ve all heard the same things about the Apple event.
Yes, we’re all getting quite sick of waiting, now.
But, in 13 hours, I will be thrashing at my alarm clock, trying to resist the urge to fall back asleep. I’ll be tuned in to the USTREAM coverage provided by AppleKeynotes, and I’ll be spamming the keyboard, trying to post everything here. Consider it a live blog.
There, I’ve said it now. There’s no way for me to get out of this – I have to wake up at 4:30.
So, how about we recap the major points that have been speculated about tomorrow’s event? This can be a, kind-of, comparison experiment, to see how accurate the international blabbermouths are when it comes to spreading rumours.
The new iPhone gets bigger and runs faster.
Okay, so this is hardly a rumour. Everyone knows that an upgrade needs to be, well, an upgrade. A bigger screen helps with precision touching, and more room for a larger processor. Fairly easy for anyone to come to that conclusion. But it will be interesting to see if the leaked photos of the “iPhone 5″ are the same as the one that is planned on being released. If you haven’t seen the photos of the fully-assembled iPhone, you can find them on AppleInsider’s blog here.
iOS 6 is better than you. Get over it.
This’ll most likely be another marketing ploy in the media event. I wouldn’t be surprised if they blatantly had that as the tagline: “iOS 6 is the best mobile Operating System”. We’ll soon see if it lives up to what its being boasted as. I know that there’s already been a few problems with almost everything, from Wi-Fi connectivity issues on the iPad, to simple purchases from the App Store. I’m sure they’ve got it all sorted now, though, right?
New iPods! Those’ll compliment my new iPhone nicely.
The iPod Touch is getting a larger screen, similar to the new iPhone. It might be safe to assume a processor upgrade, as well, although I’m not totally sure. I don’t see why they wouldn’t, really, unless they were trying to force customers to choose between an iPod Touch and the new iPhone. The Nano is getting a new wireless chip, to allow for easier syncing to computers. The Shuffle is getting a paintjob, with eight new colours.
Apparently the iPad is too big. Gotta shrink it.
So, the generation’s favourite tablet is, apparently, too large. I’m not sure what surveys they used to come to that conclusion, but they did, so apparently we’re getting it. The logic behind this product move, according to Patrick Moorhead, president and principal analyst of Moor Insights & Strategy, is this:
“The Google Nexus 7 will sell well, which is good for Google, Android, ASUS and NVIDIA, but bad for Apple, unless they act before the holidays”.
But do we really need a smaller iPad, or do we just need a cheaper one? Hard question to answer. Better get Apple’s analytic team on the job for that one.
As much fun as I have trying to bag on Apple and their methods behind releases, I have to admit that they’re doing a wonderful job at keeping us all enthralled. I’m a little boy, when it comes to these things. My inner-child is trapped within this shell of a hard-man.
Bring on the 5AM media event. I’ll be ready.…Read More
As Apple fans await the iPhone 5 announcement tomorrow morning, it seems that a lot of iPhone 4 users are listing them on Trademe in the wait of an upgrade.
I checked out trademe this morning and there are quite a number of recent listings of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s.
The interesting thing is, the bulk of the listings are sitting around the $200-$400 mark. With the new iPhone 5 looking like it wont be a lot different from the iPhone 4/4s, paying $500 for an iPhone 4 is a bargin isn’t it?
To be honest I could not buy an iPhone 4 knowing that a newer and slightly upgraded version is just around the corner, but for those who want to jump onto the iPhone wagon this is a pretty good time to do it.
The listings on trademe which are going for the most money at the moment are the ones which have been factory unlocked. This allows the buyer to put in a sim card from any provider (Telecom, 2degrees, Vodafone) and away they go. Buying an unlocked iPhone would be a lot easier.
When the iPhone 4s came out, a lot of buyers were disappointed because no one could tell that they had the new iPhone not the old one. The iPhone 5 is likely to be slightly taller than the iPhone 4/4s, it will be interesting to see whether this is the only physical difference. Not long now…Read More