We’ve seen facial recognition technology before as an optional tweak for the jailbroken iPhone. It never really took off; the interface was clunky and it was hit or miss. According to a patent filed by Apple, it may now be an official feature for the next lineup of iPhones and iPads.
Since I first heard about the new QR code technology a few years ago, I’ve noticed them everywhere. I’ve seen them on decals, magazines, product packaging and restaurant coasters. The technology is very popular worldwide, allowing anyone to advertise anywhere with a simple box type code; they link to whatever site they wish.
In the United States, you see people using their iPhone’s virtually everywhere, but there are many more Android devices being used. They are harder to detect because they come in so many different shapes and sizes.
I take my white iPhone 4 everywhere I go. Usually when it’s within sight of someone I am always asked if it’s the new model: “Is that the 4G or the new 4GS?”, “No,” I reply, “It’s the 4; and the new one is called a 4S.” Smile.
According to a tweet by Google’s Android chief, Andy Rubin, Android is activating over 700,000 Android devices every day. That comes out to about 5 million every week!
Microsoft has released a fun (and free!) application that promises a few laughs. Face Swap is available for Windows Phone users and with a few simple steps, allows you to swap faces between two people. It may work with more than two, but I have not tested it. The application can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Marketplace.
When I first started using online accounts I created passwords to go along with them. At the time, they consisted of only five characters. I used the same word as a password everywhere online. After some time, I was forced to add some numbers to it. Later, I needed at least one upper case character. With one of the sites I use, I am forced to create a new original password every three months, making me scratch my head to think of something new.
There are over one million iPhones using the T-Mobile network. To use the Apple branded device, one would have to complete the jailbreak and unlocking process. Before T-Mobile offered micro-SIM cards, some elbow grease was also required. The T-Mobile SIM card had to be trimmed to fit into the iPhone’s micro-SIM slot.
Apple released their much awaited music-in-the-cloud service, iTunes Match, approximately one month ago in the United States. The $24.99 price tag came along with a product that differed slightly from the cloud services of Amazon and Google. Apple’s pitch was that uploading music to the cloud would be a breeze. Once purchased, the service would scan your iTunes library and match songs that Apple already had available on their servers. No uploading required.