IOS 5 features.


Print a map
Look up a location on the Maps app, press the icon to roll it back and you’ll see a brand new print option. It’s perfect for giving directions to a friend without giving them your actual iPhone.

Keep iMessages secret
Tap into the Settings screen for messages and you’ll see how many devices are receiving messages to your Apple ID. If you remove your email address, you’ll stop any other device with iOS 5 and your account details from snooping on your iMessages. Perfect if you’ve left a connected iPad at home in reach of someone else.

Get hourly weather forecasts
Open the weather app, tap on a daily forecast and you’ll see an hour by hour breakdown of the incoming stormfronts or sunshine. If you have an iPhone 4S, Siri will even read this stuff to you too.

Add text shortcuts
Duck into the settings for your iPhone’s keyboard, scroll to the bottom and tap add new shortcut. Now you can add whole sentences, just by tapping a few keys. Ideal, if you’re always apologising for lateness for example. This will be a real blessing to heavy work emailers: previous text expanders for iPhone by their very nature would only work in apps that supported them.

Use the LED flash as an alert
OK, so it’s not the same as a tiny LED on the front of a BlackBerry or HTC Android phone, but it’s a useful move nonetheless: you can set the LED flash for the camera on the back of your iPhone to flash to notify you to missed calls and messages. You’ll find it in the accessibility options, but even if you have perfect vision it’s still worth investigating.20111013-112914.jpg

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HTC Desire review. A revolutionary product.


This review is dedicated to the owner of Eyesnews.

Ill try to keep my review as simple as it can get for those you are not bothered reading useless stuff. No offense.

HTC logo.

HTC. Is it the new face of technology?

There’s no better evidence that Google’s Android platform has come into its own this year than the HTC Desire. I may be going out on a limb here, but the Desire is a iPhone killer even though it hasn’t sold as much unit. Its capable of doing things Apple didn’t take into consideration.

Its outstanding feature is the 3.7in AMOLED display, which dwarfs the iPhone in both size and quality. The screen is amazingly crisp, bright and clear, though it is hard to see in direct sunlight. Another pro that i think is most valuable is that the Internet Browsing is most satisfying than on any other phone. Its sleek and loads as fast a normal computer. You wont feel as discomfort or arrogance towards the phone. The speeds actually depends on the ISP but the internal WiFi adapter situated on the motherboard on the phone is no different than the one of laptops, just smaller and the performance is heaps better.

One of the most highly valued features of the HTC Desire is the flash supported content and web browser. The great web browsing skills have been an inherent part of the Android platform since day one. Now that we are to version 2.1 things are even sweeter with the intuitive user interface even more polished and the functionality reaching new heights. Another one related to apps and performance is that the Speed and power which launches applications in a jiffy. It takes a millisecond to open and close a application which saves time and irritation for those who cant stand slow processors like myself.

One thing i have to admit is that the touch screen response is too sensitive. Whether you touch it to send a message or replying to an email in the Google app, it is too sensitive. Some people have actually filed a report against the mobile for this. The Desire also comes with various built in widgets. Styles have been changed and accumulated for each and very widget to make it personal and connecting. Some widget styles even offer different functionality. Take the Twitter widget for instance – one version also shows updates for the people you follow, while the other version only lets you tweet right on the homescreen. There’s nothing stopping you from using both of course.

HTC Desire.

The HTC Desire offers a full set of connectivity options to have on a phone.

There’s quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE securing worldwide roaming capabilities and dual-band (900/2100 MHz) 3G with HSPA. The HSDPA is quoted at 7.2Mbps and the HSUPA can reach up to 2Mbps. Moving on to local connectivity – the Desire offers USB v2.0 connectivity via a microUSB port, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP support and Wi-Fi. Now that they’ve enabled Bluetooth transfers, there is very little more to ask for. Internet tethering is also available via the microUSB port and it’s as easy as it gets to activate.

So there you have it. I didn’t mention any of the more obvious features like the 5 megapixel camera or the organizers because they come with literally every phone and they have nothing special about them.

Hope you liked the review, stay tuned for more.

Adam.