Sunday, November 27, 2011

Apple and iPad 3 Retina
The possibility of the iPad 3 getting an eyeball-slicingly sharp Retina Display has been on the table for a while, but signs are starting to emerge that it’s just what we’ll get.

Richard Shim, an analyst at DisplaySearch, has told CNET that production of the 10-inch 2,048 by 1,536 QXGA panels has already started, going on to confirm reports that three different manufacturers – Sharp, Samsung and LG – are involved.

He also, slightly disappointingly, declares that these new panels will use the same technology as Apple’s current displays, rather than switching to the super-bright AMOLED tech used by Samsung. And to top it all off he claims that Apple is expressing an interest in 7.85in panels too – fuelling speculation that a mini, Amazon Kindle Fire-sized iPad could also be on the horizon.

Set Shortcuts on Your iPhone

Despite all the great features that come with every iOS device, people still find something they want to tweak. To get that extra degree of convenience in accessing your iPhone’s settings for example there’s SBSettings which enables access in a single swipe. Unfortunately this is a jailbreak and aside from possibly reducing the system’s stability, this exploit doesn’t work on the newer iPhone 4S.
We came up with a solution and simply called it iPhone Settings Shortcuts. Instead of breaking and entering into a device’s root directory, this tool works more like a web app. You go to his site using your iPhone, select icons for specific settings, and then install. The icons look great too and uniformly fit into the UI. The designer even used some of the default ones.
There’s actually a program at the App Store called Icon Project that can basically achieve the same result. But that app costs 99 cents, iPhone Settings Shortcuts is free.This will actually work for any iOS device.