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iPhone 5S is no different, and iPhone 5C cannot be called be cheap!

This time the release of two new models of iPhone really made the world miss Jobs! Every time there is news for release of newer versions of iPhone devices, excitement runs through the veins of people all around the world. But this time, Apple has really dropped the ball. In the recent years, the definition of smartphones has changed completely. Persistently Apple has managed to refuse to budge from its old but successful tried-and-tested iPhone tactics. Straight away it has refused to address the present smartphone market. It is neither focusing on large screen race of mobile phones nor getting into the race of camera megapixels. Even including the quad-core processor in the mobile phones is out of concern.

All the stuff that companies manufacturing Android based devices, like including a quad-core processor without thinking of the software, is mostly of no use. I don’t think that Apple cares about all this stuff now. But somewhere Apple has started to lose its market share because of its competitors are constantly trying to experiment something or the other! We all are totally aware of the fact if you want something high end in Android, then you will only have options with high resolution screen and large screens.

It was believed all over the world the latest releases in the iPhone league would be something extra-ordinary like its predecessors and take care of high-tech market, something really different and magical. The main focus was supposed to be Indian and Chinese market and to some degree release of low-budget iPhones were expected. Instead of one, Apple took a chance of releasing two new products. But as said above, they failed to meet the high expectations of customers unlike the previous gadgets. We surely do miss Steve Jobs!

Let us take a look at iphone 5S and how it advances:

Similar Design: iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 look exactly the same. There is zero change in the design, well it is not a bad thing – the design of iPhone 5 is pretty but boring!

Same Screen: This factor is one of the biggest disappointments. Present Android devices come with improved screen resolution every time it launches a new phone. FullHD resolution is the main attraction these days, making them extremely crisp and sharp. iPhone 5S has a 4-inch screen with a resolution of 1136 x 720 pixels.

Exactly same amount of internal storage: It is true, you still have iPhone in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB variants. Apple does not talk about its RAM, but it would be around 2 GB only.

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Safeguard your iPhone from any Possible DoS Attack

Many non-iPhone users must be wondering what is this term DoS? So before starting to write about safeguarding to device, I will write about this attack. DoS means denial of service attack. This is that attack which reduces or prevents any internet application’s ability to be used to iPhone users. Due to this attack due to which your firewall or network becomes useless and unreachable to users by messing up, jamming or crashing it. The main reason is the distributed nature of the network. Each and every node of the network is connected via different other networks which in turn are connected to other networks, and so on. The problem with this attack on the web world is that it cannot be prevented in any condition. Many organizations or universities are becoming hosts for such kind of attacks, as there are so many computers for public usage. Any attacker is capable of disrupting the connection “upstream” from any remote location.

Few days back, it was revealed that a susceptibility inside OS X/iOS left users potentially vulnerable to attacks like DoS. Though Apple is fairly quite fast in clearing the air about any issues that might be able to harm its fame, the relatively secure nature of all its important ecosystems has gone through a good tweak-based solution. As without any kind of jailbreak, there is no way to outreach those systems that system files located deep within iOS’s make up, you might definitely need your device to be jail-broken to order install certain applications, for tweak patching such security holes.

An ISP or firewall administrator will only have a few controls of a few local rudiments that are within reach. Safari might be the weak link for Apple devices and after it is being used for bringing down a MacBook Air in a contest sometime back, since then it is confirmed that Apple’s Safari for iPhone 1.1.4 has some vulnerability.

According to a source, “the design flaw triggers a series of memory allocation operations on the iPhone’s dynamic memory pool, which then triggers a bug in the garbage pool collector.” To understand this, every iPhone user must visit the site atleast once written with that scrupulous malicious JavaScript. This flaw might potentially crash Safari browser and possibly even the iPhone altogether.

Every potential iPhone user must possess some worry in context to this matter, the problem is nothing more than a provocation, but when in the hands of a professional hacker, it might turn out to be a major issue. We just hope, Apple will roll out another infamously uncertain updates that could be released just for “maintenance and security issues” for its devices and all is going to be well in the iPhoneiverse.

Will Linux Surpass with Ubuntu Edge over Android and ios Devices?

Ubuntu Edge, latest in the league of the smartphones doubles up as a personal computer when placed in a dock and as a smartphone has surprisingly failed to meet the set target goals of $32 Million and reached only up to a mark of $12.8 Million. Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu project is fairly patient about the failure of this ambitious project, has recently stated that $12.8 Million is still a good amount for the Crowdfunding campaign. Founder of Canonical, Mark Shuttleworth says that they are still interested in making some mid-range Ubuntu-enabled smartphones in the future. As of now, their dream of building some ultra-high-end smartphones like Edge, which plays the role of a desktop PC as well, is numb.

Despite of its failure, Ubuntu Edge has managed to grab a lot of media attention and people who had not even heard of it now know a lot about it. It is infact difficult to actually call Ubuntu Edge a failure. According to the company, the type interest that people have shown in the device has forced the company to settle better prices with the suppliers of the components keeping in mind future Ubuntu-powered devices. Ubuntu Edge is dead for now. In all the plausible conditions, these mobile phones will be somewhere around low-range and mid-range devices that will run on Ubuntu-touch. This is the version crafted specifically for tablets and smartphones but do not possess the ability to switch into desktop mode if docked.

The main question arises is about how well can Ubuntu perform in the future. Will it be able to outshine Android, iOS and Windows devices that are running quite successfully today? This is that time where Android has already captured a major portion of the smartphone market and continues to do so. Will people be able to adapt to this new technology all of a sudden? The answer is no. The level of success that the already existing mobile operating systems have already achieved is quite high. There is nothing like that Ubuntu lacks behind in any kind of technology. Where other companies are thinking of making smartphones with new features and technology, Canonical plans to directly jump to the phase of “Super-Phones”. As of now that concept has failed, but managed to grab some attention of mobile manufacturers to develop something out of the box.

Canonical always knew that there product was a risky vaporware, but for them the risk was worth it. Another version of Ubuntu phones are expected to release somewhere around the first quarter of 2014. Like the recently released Firefox operating system based phones, newer versions of Ubuntu are going to be mid-range phones that won’t be indebted to Google or Apple. Any phone that possesses 1GB RAM, around 32GB of storage and a quad-core Intel Atom or Cortex A9 processor will be good enough to switch into desktop mode. But as far this concept is concerned; none of the other mobile manufacturers are in the pipeline to create such type of superphone. In my opinion, I think this concept of converting a superphone into a desktop PC will need some more time to effectively take place.

Remember these points while developing an iPhone App

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These modern gadgets have given a new definition to the way people survive in this techsavvy world. You will find an app on the app store for almost every facet of professional and personal life. Every business owner is looking forward to creation of new mobile applications for employees and their customers. Mobile phones and tablets have swept away the popularity of PCs and Laptops in no time. After 2007, things have completely changed for mobile world in Australia itself. The iPhone developers in Australia have changed the way they think about making something out of the box.

Software development was no more about some web application running over different browsers but now it was also about a mobile website and some mobile app running in offline mode. The current situation of software development is far from being a cake walk. Highly distributed environment, multiple technologies and various computing networks is something that iOS programmers must offer. These systems integrate legacy systems with newer ones. The pressure to cope up with the budding range and technology of handheld devices is never ending. This is the reason why most of them recoil from the notion.

Programmers aim to code for an iPhone app which shall make employees more efficient and creative, commit some general mistakes in the development procedure. Security issues and real-time monitoring are some of the few things that need to be carefully addressed.

Listed below are a few do’s and don’ts:

Do’s

Keep in mind the user experience:

Irrespective of the device (iPad or iPhone), modern gadgets are quite different from desktop PCs and laptops. It is quite essential for you to understand and try not to just port the existing application on mobile. Mobile phones have a different architecture and low resources to process as well as a very different input mechanism. Simply copying the interface will make the app hard to manage.

Likewise many websites that already exist; we need to have an autonomous version optimized for mobile. Keep the user in mind, and design and develop accordingly because this is something cannot be avoided.

Sensors and form factor

Today is the time when you use 3G or LTE, a high resolution camera, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi and what not. Optimum use of these sensors is what really matters. Starting from the very basic features like reorientation of the display when the device is tilted, permit users to instantly take a snap and upload it straight into the system.

Don’ts

Don’t create an iPhone app just for the sake of it

Do not just tag yourself because everybody is developing something or the other on the App Store. Try to avoid wasting your time in writing code without any analysis. Spend some time to recognize the needs within the business and industry for which the solution has to be developed. Pay some attention on finding how an app can change the way things can be done for better results.

Learn from the existing consumer and don’t just copy them

Thousands of apps have already been developed for Apple App Store. While scratching together the mobile application for any business, keep in mind that there is a lot of stuff that can be scratched together from consumer apps to improve the functionality.