T-Mobile to get Apple iPhone 3GS only?

Wired’s editor in chief, Chris Anderson, has tweeted an odd rumor this week. It goes something like this… A T-Mobile manager casually mentioned to me that they’re going to get the iPhone 3GS (but not 4, oddly) later this year. Common knowledge? Seeing as the magazine has not run it themselves as an article it seems more likely that Anderson … Read More

Splashtop Remote Desktop for iPad

Splashtop Remote Desktop

Splashtop Remote Desktop Rating: If you are a Mac user (and have more than one computer) you will undoubtedly be familiar with Screen Sharing between machines. In a nutshell that is what Splashtop Remote Desktop does. Except in this case it is for connecting your PC to your iPad so you can use your iPad as a remote viewer and controller … Read More

Live Notes for iPad : Audio-Visual Sketch Pad

Live Notes iPad5

Live Notes Rating: Live Notes is a colourful sketch pad, with a refreshing User Interface and a neat twist. Rather like the Live Scribe pen it allows you to take notes and record audio at the same time (There is no relationship between the two companies who make the pen and the app, by the way). So, how does Live Notes … Read More

iPod Touch (4G) 4th Gen Now Shipping

iPod touch 4G Shipping

9TO5Mac are reporting that Apple are starting to ship iPod touch (4G) fourth gen to customers today. Delivery is slated as the 14th of September on most orders. So hopefully early next week we should see lots of YouTube videos as people try to figure out if the Retina Display in the iPod Touch 4G is really an iPhone 4 Retina … Read More

iOS 4.2 Announced as One OS to Rule them All!

airplay iPad

Apple gave a sneak peek yesterday into the future plans for iOS 4 going beyond the iOS4.1 revision which is going to be available for all iOS users next week. The most notable thing about iOS 4.2 is that it brings the long expected unification of iPhone OS 3.2 (the iPad’s current OS version), and the current core iOS 4.x … Read More

iOS 4.1 Gold Master Released To Developers. Users Next Week

iphone hdr iOS 4.1

At Apple’s September 2nd media event yesterday Steve Jobs announced the next update for iOS 4.1 as coming next week. Registered iPhone Developers have had a while to experiment with an earlier Beta build of iOS4.1. But this latest Gold Master version has only been available to them since immediately after the announcement. If all goes well, and it usually … Read More

New Apple TV Announced

AppleTV

We were not convinced of all the Apple TV rumors. We knew it was coming, but very obviously not in the way that the much hyped rumors about Apple TV said it would revolutionize the way we watch our shows and movies. Instead Apple have kept the Apple TV as a hobby. But made it one quarter of its original size, and … Read More

Updated iPhone 4 with antenna hardware fix coming by September 30th?

A rather strange report is coming out of Mexico of a Press Event where the Director of the Mexican Telco “Telcel”, Marco Quatorze, said that current iPhone 4s will come under Apple’s Free Bumper policy, but as of the 30th of September they are expecting new models from Apple, which they will even consider swapping with customers for their slightly … Read More

Intel Purchase German chip manufacturer Infineon

Intel confirmed today what has been long rumored. They have purchased the German chip manufacturer Infineon. Why is this important to us at Touch Reviews? Well basically because Infineon provide the mobile communications chips in our iPhone, and most other mobile devices from well known smartphone manufacturers. Intel seems to have quite a roadmap ahead of itself these days. It is … Read More

New iPod Touch 4G and iPod Nano Cases?

iPod touch 4G case

Everyone is excited about Apple’s upcoming media event on the 1st of September. From the invite it certainly looks as if the focus is on music. Steve Jobs is widely expected to finally reveal the new iPod touch 4G and the new iPod line up during the live live keynote presentation. You may remember that a while ago we theorized that a shot of … Read More

iPod touch 4 and Apple TV Set To Be Launched September 1?

If all the noise in the blogosphere is to be believed then a new Apple TV is arriving alongside Retina Display and FaceTime capable iPod touch 4 at Apple’s upcoming September 1st Media Event… By now it seems to be a given that Apple will be introducing a new iPod Touch (4th Gen) that will match many of the features … Read More

iPad Clamshell Case Could be NetBook Killer

clamshell iPad 3

When the Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad was first launched there were some pretty ugly attempts by third party accessory suppliers to make cases which turned Apple’s tablet into something resembling a traditional computer. None really caught our imagination. Apple Insider are reporting an FCC filing for a Clamshell style case which is really rather nifty. Leather bound, with a magnetic clasp, and … Read More

Apple Patent For Locking “Unauthorised Users” Out of Devices

Apple has filed a patent for methodology which allows iOS devices to be deactivate themselves, limit services, or completely wipe their storage based on set criteria. One of those criteria is loosely termed “hacking”. Which some take to mean jailbreak. Other impressive sounding options in Apple’s patent is the ability for an iOS device to recognise users by image recognition or … Read More

App Store Nears 250,000 Apps. Facebook Hits 100 Million

Facebook, which some would claim is probably the most used service on iPhone (via the Facebook app particularly), has passed 100 Million active users this weekend. Coincidentally that is close to the total number of iOS Devices that Apple has sold. Meanwhile Apple’s own iTunes App Store now boasts close to 250,000 Apps currently in its storefront, and has had … Read More

Apple (AAPL) iPad Slowly Strangling Notebook Sales

Part of the reason that other PC manufacturers are scrambling to push their own tablet computers out is that they can see their notebook market share being cannibalised by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad. Not only that, it is becoming clear that while the iPad may be eating into Apple’s own iPod Touch sales it is not affecting their own laptop sales. Asus … Read More