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Facts about Apple iPhone

iPhone 4
Apple iPhone

Apple iPhone is the popular multimedia Smartphone which comes with an internet connection with the touch screen. This iPhone also features nominal hardware interface and it renders the virtual keyboard on touch screen as it does not have the physical keyboard. The iPhone Reviews and iPhone Deals of Apple iPhone provides more information about the functions and best deals in the market.

The function of Apple iPhone includes that of the media player and camera phone in addition with visual voicemail and text messaging. The internet services offered by this iPhone include web browsing, e-mil and connectivity of local Wi-Fi. The quad band GSM was the first generation hardware which features EDGE and second generation adds UMTS by featuring HSDPA. This Apple iPhone was introduced initially in US in 2007 and it was later introduced worldwide. In 2008, iPhone 3G has been released and it well supports fast 3G data speed and also assists GPS. In order to get best iPhone Reviews and iPhone Deals the first advertisement for the Apple iPhone was aired on ABC on 25th February, 2007. The advertisements featured describing about the features of the iPhone very cleverly by demonstrating on-screen.

The iPhone Reviews and iPhone Deals, states about the availability of the Apple iPhone. About 270,000 iphones were sold out in first 30 hours on launch in 2007 and according to Entertainment Software Association about 8 million iPhones have sold in U.S. More over the iPhones were also made subsequently available in other five countries like UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and France. The first 3G iPhone was sold in New Zealand

Apple has now designed the new application that streams the contents of YouTube wirelessly to the iPhone over the networks of EDGE or Wi-Fi and it is possible to play it on the 3.5” display of the iPhone. The users of Apple iPhone can also enjoy the YouTube that they want it an iPhone on the wide screen TV with the Apple TV. It also enables the user to send YouTube video to their friends and create an email. The iPhone Reviews and iPhone Deals also states about the specification of the Apple iPhone. This iphone features OS X operating system with 4 to 8 GB flash memory. It features Quad band GSM, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi, EDGE. The input method opted is Multi-touch screen interface. This iPhone also features a non removable rechargeable battery.

Apple iPhone 4

iPhone 4
iPhone 4

It seems a lot longer than three and a half years since the very first iPhone was released into the world. The Apple phone has been an unbelievable success all around the world, outselling almost every other smartphone on the market and with the remarkable release of the 3GS in summer 2009 it seemed that Apple had even excelled themselves. This turned out to be only the tip of the iceberg though as the company had something even more special up their sleeve. In June 2010 Apple announced and then released the iPhone 4, the company’s most successful phone yet.

The iPhone 4 had plenty of upgrades from the previous version of the phone and one of the most important changes, one that has give the phone’s users plenty of joy over the last half a year or so, is the Retina Display Technology that is utilised on the phone. The screen resolution on the iPhone 4 is absolutely remarkable and is still the best available on the smartphone market. It is so good in fact, that the human eye is unable to pick out a single pixel on the display. In real terms this means that, when watching videos, films or playing games the difference between the iPhone 4 and other smart phones with lesser technology is hugely noticeable.

Another of the new features on the fourth instalment of the iPhone that has attracted much attention over the last nine months has been the revolutionary Face Time feature. This feature uses the phone’s front facing camera in order to bring users real time video calling, something that mobile phones have been trying to achieve for years. The Face Time application is very much straddling the line of what mobile phones are able to achieve today it is only available when you are connected to the internet via Wi-Fi but this is only a small criticism as it really is great to talk to your friends and see their smiling faces!

These two features just go to show that, although the iPhone 4 was released a number of months ago it still has aspects of it that are, as yet unmatched by the rest of the mobile phone market.

How to setup your network in iPhone

Setting up wifi on IPhone
iPhone and Wi-Fi

To take advantage of the many iPhone’s finest features which includes Web browsing, checking stock, downloading your e-mail messages and receiveing maps and directions, you will have to have access to Internet. With iPhone you get two choices of internet access- everwhere and painfully slow or very fast and spotty, or the way they listed on the specs page of Apple, Wi-Fi and EDGE. Edge is a standard data on cell phones across almost all AT&T’s network. Every iPhone service plan is offered by AT&T provides unlimited usage of EDGE. Unfortunately it can be very slow, averaging in rates few more times faster in comparison to dial-up modems but far slower. Wi-Fi, is totally opposite though been very fast, also the Wi-Fi networks are reasonably common- at work, at home and there are many Wi-Fi hotspots. Regrettably AT&T doesn’t have access to Wi-Fi hotspot network in the iPhone plan.

Setting up wi-fi

Happily, your iPhone switches effortlessly between Wi-Fi and EDGE, this way you always have a backup plan if one network is not available you have the other. However you will want to be connected to Wi-Fi network when it’s possible. Your Wi-Fi settings can be accessed from two different locations, from the Settings screen or the Wi-Fi menu, or the Network screen in General settings. At this section you are able to turn Wi-Fi off or on. When on a “CHOOSE A NETWORK” page will appear, by default iPhone shows a list of wireless networks in range. If a password is required it will show a lock alongside them. You are able to gauge if you have a Wi-Fi signal by looking for the radiating line. You can speedily join any unprotected network by easily tapping on the name, but continue with caution. During research a flaw was discovered in iPhone which allows malicious Wi-Fi hotspot this take control of the iPhone. Until Apple sorts this issue allows connect to encryption-protected networks, if you like to join locked network, even to view the settings for the listed networks, and then click the blue arrow right of a network name. On the resulting display you`ll find an option “FORGET THIS NETWORK” tap on the option if you like to delete a network on the screen.

Another entry on this list allows you to join any hidden network, when you tap on it you can add the name of network and also specify the type of security is used. After you done, just tap the back row button this is on the left top return to OTHER NETWORK screen, now you can type an appropriate password and join. Under the Wi-Fi Networks screen here you will see an ASK TO JOIN NETWORK option. When this switch is on your iPhone automatically will join other know networks, like the ones you joined previously, once you switch this  option off, then you will have choose a network manually that’s only if none known networks are available.

Bluetooth and Netbooks

Bluetooth to Netbook

Many netbooks tout bluetooth as one of their important features. But what exactly does bluetooth mean to you? Well, here’s the lowdown: In short, bluetooth is a wireless standard for exchanging data over very short distances -up to 32 feet or 10 meters. A bluetooth device transmits a 2.4 GHz radio signal, while other device receives the signal, both will start talking with one another.

Bluetooth is named after a Danish King Harald “bluetooth” blaatand. Of course Harald did not invent the wireless protocol – but he was known for unifying Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Because the bluetooth inventors saw the protocol as a unifying communications standard, they wanted to honor King Harald. Obviously, the symbol on the bluetooth logo is King Harald’s initials in Nordic runes. It is a good way to replace data and peripheral cables. There are bluetooth-compatible mice, headphones, keyboards, printers, GPS receivers, cell phones, and PDAs. None of them need cables. One of the most useful features of bluetooth is calendar and contact synchronization among cell phones, laptops, and PDAs.  If you have a bluetooth-compatible cellphone, it’s possible to connect to the internet through the cellphone without data cable.

Remember that bluetooth transfers your files at a rate of 1 Mbps. Although that’s about six times faster than serial and parallel ports, it is substantially slower than an 802.11 Wi-Fi connection – you shouldn’t use bluetooth for your day-to-day Internet connection.

Even so, the next generation bluetooth Ver. 3.0, will amp up the standard’s data rate to a zoomy 24 Mbps. Other than the speed increase, the bluetooth standard will also offer improved power management capabilities, so new bluetooth devices can run longer on batteries.

If you don’t have built-in bluetooth in your netbook, but you are tired of those data cable, you can get an affordable bluetooth adapter (around $25) that you can plug in to a USB slot – you may need a driver to run your modem, but in most cases, Windows would automatically do it for you.

In Windows, you need to configure bluetooth before using it, just follow the configuration wizard to easily adjust the setting. You should choose the types of services you need, such as file transfer, PIM (Personal Information Manager) synchronization, headset, and so forth.

When the configuration is completed, Windows creates a ‘My bluetooth Places’ icon on the desktop. If you click the icon, a window is opened to control all bluetooth connections (you can also search for nearby devices). Another bluetooth icon is also placed in the taskbar for easy access.

Check the netbook’s user manual for more information on using bluetooth.  If you have a built-in bluetooth in your netbook, you should turn it off to improve battery life. Use a menu command or press a function key (check the user manual) to turn it off and on.

Facts About Wi-Fi Technology


Wi-Fi essentially is the technology that enables you to transmit information, images without the need for wires or VGA cables. It is the best option that enables you to get access to data of all kinds as well as images, videos without the need to put in place cabling, wiring, connectors and other paraphernalia normally associated with a wired service.

How does it work?

Wi-Fi makes use of a technology called as IEEE 802.11a or 802.11b. This means that speeds of 11Mbps or 54 Mbps can be harnessed as the network operates in a radio band that is unlicensed. This is the 2.4 – 5 GHz radio band.
This technology facilitates transmission of data almost ten times quicker than Bluetooth and has a much wider range as well. The technology enables you to connect many computers to each other seamlessly and with appropriate security. You can also use it to connect them to other wired networks.

What would you need to put in place a good Wi-Fi network?

The essential elements are an access point that is typically in the form of a LAN receiver and is also referred to as the base station. You then have Wi-Fi cards that can easily accept as well as relay signals. These cards can be fixed internally or externally to a laptop or desktop respectively. Certain safety features like firewalls as well as anti-virus programs need to be installed so that hackers are not able to get into the system and cause damage.

What are the limitations or disadvantages of this system?

Firstly, you could experience some interference in the airwaves that could reduce the performance levels. Secondly, the power consumption is much higher and that could push up your maintenance or operating costs. The limited range could also be something that may not appeal to many users.

However, considering that any Wi-Fi enabled gadgets like the PC, cell phone, MP3 player and the PDA can be connected to the internet at hotspots, the convenience of this technology is making it very popular. There are many hotspots that are being created by establishments like malls, cafes, restaurants, airports and other such public places so that users can do their work on the internet and do not have to depend on a wired connection.

It therefore appears that Wi-Fi technology will only become more and more popular in the coming years.