Sunday, July 18, 2010

iOS 3.2.1 Improves iPad Wi-Fi Performance [Chart]

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Padgadget has completed a series of follow up tests on the iPad's Wi-Fi performance after upgrading to the 3.2.1 firmware.

They tested both the iPad Wi-Fi only and the iPad 3G using a series of six tests at different distances and with varying interference.

In order to keep things simple, we focused on speed. The test is a mix of content download as well as raw http performance tests via speedtest.net, repeated 10 times for each test, and averaged out (normalized to a scale going from 0 to 100, 100 representing the best throughput we could measure).

Their results show a performance improvement of at least 20% using the 3.2.1 firmware. Take a look at the chart below...




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iPhone Dev-Team is Adding iPhone 4 Unlock to UltraSn0w

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The iPhone Dev-Team has announced that they will be adding the iPhone 4 unlock to ultrasn0w and are in the process of fine tuning the payload to make it as quick to load as possible.

The team is also reminding users that there are alot of scammers trying to capitalize off their work. For your safety make sure you only install and run official applications (for which we will post links to). Also the Dev-Team does their work for free. So if you are being asked for money, you are being scammed.

Hopefully it won't be too much longer before the comex jailbreak is available after which the unlock can be applied.



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The best way to fix the iPhone 4 problem: stop holding the phone

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The broohaha over iPhone 4 reception issues reminds me of an old vaudeville joke. Man goes to a doctor and says "It hurts when I do this." Replies the doctor, "Well, don't do that!"

First, I agree with Jobs — both about the tech and talking haircut media, which loves to build up then tear down because "Apple sucks" is always a better story than "Apple is great," and it's blown the reception issue out of all proportion. But Newtonian laws of marketing physics states that when you create over-the-top ballyhoos and hullabaloos for your products, you have to expect an equal and opposite over-reaction when things go wrong. Jobs has no one to blame but his own hyperbolic huckstering self for this PR nightmare.

Second, the Sept. 30 deadline for getting a free bumper tells me there'll be a new, slightly revamped iPhone 4 in the fall. I'm no propeller head, and despite Jobs' denials of the idea, but it also seems to me something can be done to compensate for when the user accidentally touches the iPhone 4's G spot (i.e. "IF reception signal drops below X, THEN activate something...").

Of course, Steve Jobs can't even facetiously recommend a solution as stupid simple/radical as "don't hold the iPhone 4 that way," or even the more obvious solutions (such as opting for the sudden wide selection of similarly spec'd AT&T Android suerphones such as the new Samsung Galaxy S Vantage or the HTC Aria).

But I can.

Reception suffers when you hold the iPhone 4 a certain way? Don't hold it that way, he said with more than a hint of sarcastic incredulity in his voice. Even if you opt for the free bumper or some other case, don't hold it that way, he said a bit more seriously. Why?

Well, not because of some minor reception issue. SAR — Specific Absorption Rate — the amount of radiation your body absorbs from a cellphone. True, studies have yet to prove a definitive cigarette-causes-lung-cancer-like link. But ignoring even the flawed "SAR = brain cancer studies" are akin to wandering around Tora Bora waving an American flag and hoping the Taliban or Bin Ladin's posse — or both — don't notice you.

There are dozens if not hundreds of iPhone-compatible wired and Bluetooth mono and stereo headphone options out there (the new $250 V-Mode over-the-head Crossfades I've been auditioning, which include an iPhone inline mic and control, kick beat-heavy house music ass, and are $100 less than Monster's similar Beats), and the iPhone has excellent voice dial functions.

So, slip a sheath on that bad boy, slip on some headphones, and stop holding the phone.



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