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Google goggles?

Posted: February 26, 2012 in fashion, Google, hardware, Rumor Rage
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If you were tuned into some recent technology news, you have probably heard of Google goggles. Rumors say, that Google is working on prototype glasses that would have a heads-up display and are compatible with features like GPS, web, weather, time, content, etc. This means that if you wear the glasses, you will see a small heads-up screen. This screen will probably be transparent and flexible and will replace the lenses or be implemented inside a layer of the lenses. On this screen you would see the web, GPS, and other things like that. This would be amazing if this were to really come out.

What about the ease of use and how to even use it. Rumors have it that you can control the interface with tilts of your head. If this were to happen, the glasses should be easily controlled without that much head movement. This would mean that the sensors would have to be really sensitive and accurate, but this could make control the interface harder too because of the sensitivity.

Also a big thing about the glasses is the GPS feature. Rumors say that the glasses will have geo-location technology and turn-by-turn GPS navigation. Imagine that when you’re walking around NYC.

One of the most important things to keep in mind is, is it stylish and fashionable. Well you don’t want to walk around with big and heavy glasses that look bulky and just not cool.

Google said that it won’t comment on any of the rumors about the glasses. This is really a challenging thing to design and test. How to make the user interface look good and actually work and how to fit all the guts and electronics inside the glasses, while keeping the design sleek and light.

Maybe we will never see these come out or we might as well will, but it’s all to come. What are your thoughts about it? You you actually want to wear these glasses? Will they actually help you? Will they harm your body because of the cellular radiation? Do you even care about this?

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Rumor Rage: iOS 6

Posted: February 20, 2012 in iOS, Rumor Rage
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Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 5, was the most advanced mobile operating system in the world. It had a good amount of new features like better Twitter integration and iCloud, but what will we expect from the next rumored edition of iOS, iOS 6. I have gathered up some of the rumors and thrown in some of my ideas.

First off, iOS has a really significant design aspect. It has several home-screens with icons to your applications. Maybe we’ll see some widgets or items that go onto the home-screen. For example a calendar or a clock. I think, iOS will never get widgets. It would make iOS loose its personality and differences. Almost every mobile operating system has some sort of home-screen widgets. In my opinion it would also make iOS less luxurious and simple.

A big thing that would probably be in iOS 6 is better integration and more devices with Siri, Apple’s voice command system. I can see some problems and benefits to that. One problem would be that if Siri were to run on an iPod Touch, it wouldn’t work without Wi-Fi. Siri connects to Apple’s servers to receive information and to convert your voice inputs into actions for the device. An iPod Touch doesn’t have a cellular antenna or ongoing communication with the internet, well except if your connected to Wi-Fi. A benefit would be that Siri would be better know and would make all iOS devices easier and more fun to use.

What about that feature called iCloud, in iOS 6, Apple must design better integration with iCloud and a little more usage to it. iCloud for now just syncs your photos, apps, iTunes stuff, and documents with other iOS devices and Macs. If Apple were to add in mobile streaming or something more or big into iCloud, they would probably get more users to use iCloud.

Everybody wants to communicate and talk face to face with each other. That’s why Apple created FaceTime, but you can only use it through a Wi-Fi connection. That’s a big downfall and problem. There are a lot of reasons why it doesn’t work. One reason could be that Apple doesn’t want users to be shocked at their phone bill. FaceTime uses a lot of bandwidth and internet speed. This brings in another problem, speed. Is 3G fast enough to handle live chat. Just think about it, live video and your voice is streamed from one device to another in real-time. Apple would not want to make it a bad experience with FaceTime, but one fix to that would be if they lowered the resolution of the live video chat on 3G and make it higher to Wi-Fi.

Mostly everyone goes onto the web on their devices. Apple’s mobile internet browser, Safari, hasn’t been updated in a while, both the user interface and performance wise. The user interface of Safari doesn’t really look nice and sleek like the rest of iOS. All of the features are amazing but I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple replaces the separate URL bar and the search bar with a unified search bar, like Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. That would make it less advanced looking to the eye but stylish. Also performance wise, HTML 5 should be better integrated and upgraded in Safari. Right now it isn’t that powerful as other mobile web browsers. I’m sure that Adobe Flash Player will never come to iOS because there plainly no reason for it. Also, Apple needs to take in mind hardware acceleration and battery life. Hardware acceleration and battery life need to be balanced. What I mean by this is that browsing the web on Safari needs to be really light on the battery life but take as much usage of hardware as possible.

Most people use their iPhone to travel and to use as a GPS. There isn’t a really good navigation system inside iOS. Third-party apps from the App Store can be used for GPS. Apple should work on getting a good navigation system that’s fast, sleek, and matches iOS. Also, the Maps app does its job of viewing maps but it needs to have more features and better integration with the rest of iOS. By better integration, I mean that you can post your locations really easily to Facebook or other services, seamlessly in iOS itself and that you can share locations or maps by email or social media really quickly.

Most people watch YouTube on their mobile devices. Apple needs to upgrade the YouTube app adding more features, better quality and faster loading of videos. Also a big thing would be to integrate watching YouTube live and commenting live and even also stream live to YouTube through the app.

Twitter has been deeply integrated with iOS 5, you can post pictures from your albums, shared locations, and quick post to Twitter. What about Facebook, what about Google +. Those are some big social media networks. I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple would make iOS 6 more integrated with these big social media giants. It’s all about content and how to publish it. Apple also needs to keep in mind, how to do it seamlessly and really nicely and stylishly to match the rest of iOS.

iOS is one of the most secured and safe mobile operating system in the world. I would be surprised it Apple would push that further. Make web surfing safer and more secured. Make emails and personal messages more secured. I’m not only talking about cyber-attacks or hackers but if you lose your iPhone for example. You want the data on that iPhone to be a secured as possible so that nobody except you can look at it. Apple should make the unlock screen more safer, photos to be kept safe, and better and easier remote controlling and locking of the device.

A lot of people use their iPhone as a pocket camera. I really hope that Apple would add in even more features to customize and fix your photos and videos and easier ways to share it. That 8MP amazing HD camera wasn’t put in the iPhone for nothing. Apple needs to make good use of it like add a Photobooth app to the iPhone. Photobooth is a fun way to take wacky photos of you and your friends. Photobooth is only available on the iPad. Why not bring it to the iPhone.

All this are just predictions and rumors. Apple really needs to keep in mind to keep the user friendliness, luxurious feeling and strong reputation of iOS and its user interface. Apple never wants to make anything worse, they defiantly want to make it better. You’ll never know what Apple could think of, because there’s always a “one more thing” at Apple.

Rumor Rage: iPad 3 (Update)

Posted: February 18, 2012 in Apple, Rumor Rage
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Rumors have it that the back of the iPad 3 has been leaked. It is just a little bit thicker and it has the same same and design. It’s probably a little thicker because Apple wants to improve the battery life and size. I’m pretty sure that the battery will get and upgrade.

Also there’s a possibility of a dual back-light system in the iPad 3. This makes the screen clears and even more brighter but it could hurt the battery life of the iPad.

I do not own these two images above, they are from http://www.Apple.pro.

Rumor Rage: iPad 3

Posted: February 16, 2012 in Apple, Rumor Rage
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There are a lot of rumor going on about Apple’s next iPad. I have put all of the rumors I have heard and though would be acceptable into this article.

First off, the screen. When you save the Retna display for the first time, you never wanted to take your eyes off it. It was really sharp with fitting up to 32 pixels per inch and with a resolution of 960-by-640 pixels. It’s one of the most advanced screens in a mobile phone. I have to say that if Apple doesn’t put in the Retna display into the iPad 3, it would be a big disappointment. It is speculated that the resolution of that screen will be 2048×1536. That’s amazing for a 9.7″ tablet. I’m sure a lot of people want a sharper screen on that brilliant tablet.

Another big rumor was 4G! Will the iPad 3 support the newest and fastest cellular system. There are a lot of 4G devices out there in the market. I would not be surprised to see Apple try to catch up and try to incorporate 4G into their devices, but on the other hand, I don’t know if Apple could take of a risk of 4G when it isn’t supported in some areas. 4G is only supported in big cities in the United States.

Siri has been a big success on the iPhone 4S. I’m sure Apple would incorporate Siri into this high luxury tablet. Siri is a personal voice assistant. It’s like a maid but for iOS. It can send a text message or make very simple tasks, by just you speaking the instructions. I would know why Apple wouldn’t do this for the iPad, but there’s only one problem. Siri only works if your connected to the internet. On the iPhone 4S, your always connected because you have the cellular antenna but in the WiFi only model of the iPad, you will need to connect to the internet to use Siri. That would make it not that useful sometimes, but we’ll just need to see what Apple says about it.

You have seen the A5 chip in the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2. The A5 chip is a dual-core chip clocked to 1GHz. It is a very advanced chip and with remarkable performance. I’m sure that Apple would try to make an “A6″ chip. Rumors have it that it would be a quad-core chip clocked to 1GHz or even more. That would be really amazing if Apple would make that. That would be a break through in mobile technology and phones.

Using the back facing camera on the iPad isn’t that popular as using the front facing camera. With the iPad 2 with the A5 chip and the Photo-booth app, it makes it really fun and easy to take funny pictures with friends and family. Almost Facetime is a HUGE thing on the iPad. Talking with someone and seeing them on that big of a mobile screen is just plainly amazing. I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple upgraded the front facing camera to a HD camera. It would make taking pictures more clearer and Facetime less choppy and more clear.

Some people say that NFC (near field communication) is a big thing to be in the iPad 3. Why? Why? Why? and Why? It’s understandable with a phone or a small device but with a huge 9.7” screen tablet. For example, NFC is mainly used and created for easy payments at the store. When you walk into the store, how many people actually have an iPad with them and actually want to pay through an iPad. NFC is currently no important for the iPad and I’m positive that Apple would not include this feature. The iPad at least has Bluetooth, which is a little similar to NFC and better.

Also rumors have it that that the big A will released the iPad 3 on March 6 or March 7 in 2012.

Please remember that all these are just rumors. This is just a prediction of feature that could be in the iPad 3. If any other rumors pop up, I will make an article about it and explaining it. You never know what features Apple can add to the iPad, because you know that there a tradition of, “there’s one more thing” in Apple’s history. We’ll never know for sure about the iPad 3 until the official keynote. When that day comes, I will make a separate section on http://www.geekygemlin.wordpress.com all about the iPad 3 keynote and I will be bloging every single second about new features and information.

Rumor Update #1:
https://geekygremlin.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/rumor-rage-ipad-3-update/