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iPhone 5 coming in June?

? Mashable

Mashable is suggesting that the iPhone 5 is due in June:

According to a Foxconn recruiter, we?ll see a new iPhone in June of this year.

The recruiter suggested the?iPhone?would be headed our way this summer in an?interview?with TV Tokyo?s ?World Business Satellite? broadcast Monday.

In the interview, a reporter asked the recruiter how many people the company was looking to hire, and he answered ?We?re looking for 18,000 employees ? for the fifth-generation phone.?

The reporter went on to clarify that the recruiter was talking about the iPhone 5, and the recruiter added that the next generation of the handset will come out in June.

The?iPhone 5?? or, if Apple maintains the naming scheme it?started with the iPad, the ?new iPhone? ? will actually be the 6th iPhone released by the company.

After the the initial iPhone release, the company launched an iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S.

The June rumor, of course, should be taken with a grain of salt. Rumors of the iPhone 5 started almost immediately after the announcement of the iPhone 4S last year.

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Gmail app for iOS released

Google have released their Gmail app for iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The thing I missed about getting my emails in the native mail app on my iPhone or iPad was that I couldn;t star things for later. By using this app I can. I need to do this for tipline emails for blogging later or for follow up.

With the Gmail app, you can:
? Receive notification badges for new messages
? Read your mail with threaded conversations
? Organize your mail by archiving, labeling, starring, deleting, and reporting spam
? Keep track of important messages with priority inbox
? Auto-complete contact names as you type
? Send and receive attachments
? Search through all your mail

 

Mental Health Break

A tribute video to Steve Jobs made entirely from sounds from Apple products and Steve Jobs own voice from his 2005 Stanford commencement speech. Every instrument, including drums, has been sampled from a Mac product, tuned by ear, and replayed in the context of the song.

Steve Jobs – RIP

The world has lost a visionary entrepreneur, Steve Jobs has died.

Steve Jobs, the Apple founder and former CEO who invented and masterfully marketed ever-sleeker gadgets that transformed everyday technology, from the personal computer to the iPod and iPhone, has died. He was 56.

Apple announced his death without giving a specific cause.

“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” the company said in a brief statement.

“Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.”

Antenna-Aid

Apple has budgeted millions for the provision of bumpers for their rooted iPhone 4.0 antenna design. The product is essentially unfit for its intended purpose unless the attenuation is sorted.

Now another company is cashing in on the poor antenna design.

On Friday, Steve Jobs announced that part of Apple?s response to the whole iPhone 4 antenna problem would be to offer free cases for all iPhone 4 owners. However, if you don?t like the idea of having your beautiful phone marred by a bumper or other case, consider this adorable (and inexpensive) option to masking tape or silicon: the Antenn-aid.

Antenn-aids are described by the seller as ?custom vinyl sitcker[s] for your iPhone 4.? The Band-Aid for your iDevice is designed to be placed over the lower left corner of the antenna. And while the seller takes great pains to ensure that buyers understand that the Antenna-aid is for entertainment purposes only, chances are, the solution will work at least as well as tape or another type of protective covering.

The bandages are being sold in packs of six for $4.99. Each Antenna-aid is a different color so you can color-coordinate.

How useful (or not) the decals actually are is kind of irrelevant. We?re just really taken by the ingenuity and creativity of such a creation. As much as I love my iPhone 4, I still find the idea of having to have a bandage for the device just to make a phone call (assuming you hold your phone while touching the problem areas) absolutely hysterical.

Smart Thinking

I think it is ridiculous that a brand new device that millions have bought is essentially faulty from the get go. What is more ridiculous is that Apple thinks that they can just shrug their shoulders and get away with it.