It is a dream of many to climb up to Mount Everest yet for most watching Everest documentaries is as close as they can get. Documentaries are fun to watch but wouldn’t it be awesome if you could actually navigate through the mountains instead of just watching someone else climb it on the TV screen? Well, now you can do just that with the ios app, Mount Everest 3D which allows 3D navigation at the roof of the world. From the app, you can select the most popular routes to Mount Everest and then explore the surrounding using a simple touch interface to rotate and zoom.
The 3D maps use high resolution images of the WorldView satellites so you can expect absolute clarity of the places you navigate. Also, along the way you can read detailed day to day information and view pictures of trek routes such as Lukla to Mt. Everest Base camp, Khumbu icefall, Lhotse flank and Mount Everest Peak
One of the popular telecom service providers in Nepal, Ncell, already provides 3G service in the Mount Everest, so you can expect to stay connected with your iPhone.
For those people who want to save some data charges Mount Everest 3D pro can be downloaded for $5.99 which will have offline maps and information on Everest trek routes.
Apple’s patent spree continues with the latest filing of patent for drop protection mechanism in the iPhone. The patent describes advanced mechanisms such as “mass shifting” and “thrust” to slowdown the fall and reduce the impact on the iPhone surface. Other protection technology includes “contracting buttons” to prevent them from damage and a “gripping” mechanism so that the iPhone holds on to the headphone cable if it drops. Other protection systems mentioned in the patent include a technology that would collect and store information about the drop of the iPhone. This data would then be used by Apple to decide how the device falls which would be useful to design a sturdier product. If you are interested to read the entire patent filing you can do so here at US Patent and Trademark Office’s website: Patent for Protection Mechanism
Here are some images of the protection technology mentioned in the patent:
“The world’s most advanced mobile operating system” what Apple claim to be called iOS 6 was out yesterday.
Here is the features of new Apple iOS 6
iOS 6 contain over 200 new features, including the following: Maps
Apple-designed, vector-based maps
Turn-by-turn navigation with spoken directions on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (2nd and 3rd generation)
Real-time traffic information
Flyover for photo-realistic, interactive 3D views of major metropolitan areas on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad (3rd generation) and iPod touch (5th generation)
Local search results with Yelp photos, ratings, reviews and available deals
Siri integration for requesting directions and finding places along a route Read more…
16th march 2012, Today it’s new iPad release day, I got one hands on from apple store, Reading. It’s wifi only model with 64 GB storage without 4G as here in uk till now there is no support for 4G. Anyway I thought wifi only model as best suitable for me, as I am planning to tether with my iPhone data.
Video at apple store while waiting in the queue
Features of new iPad
1. Ultra-high-resolution Retina display
If there is one feature that will get people to upgrade their handheld devices, it’s eye candy. The new iPad has plenty of weight in this category thanks to its new Retina display which doubles the pixel count of the current Apple tablet to an astonishing 2048 x 1536 resolution. In case you don’t feel like doing the math, that’s over a million pixels higher than a 1080p HDTV, and it’s all crammed into a 9.7″ screen.
The new display, while very impressive, isn’t quite as big of a jump as the iPhone 3G was to the iPhone 4, but it retains the Retina namesake nonetheless. For owners of the original Apple tablet as well as the iPad 2, there’s no question that this is one of the most compelling features when considering an upgrade.
New operating system iOS 5.1 released for the iPhone and iPad on 7th March. As I am being the iOS user and app developer for more than 2 years, I love the each and every updates released by apple for its device. The exciting thing about the apple is that it always bring awesome features with its software update. The cool thing I got to see is the camera icon just right to the ‘slide to unlock’ which can be open by up sliding the camera icon. This feature is to take photos and video without unlocking. With this iOS 5.1 update the whole system is amazyingly fast, as I have tested it with my iPhone 4, it’s much more faster then earlier iOS version. Many thanks for the update.
This iOS 5.1 update – address and fix the iPhone’s much-noted battery issues for iPhone 4s too.
Apple has lost a visonary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being.
According to a statement just issued by Apple’s Board of Directors, company co-founder and longtime CEO Steve Jobs has passed away (Wednesday 5 October 2011 ).
No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much. (by Tim cook)
Jobs remained Chairman of the Board at the company, as well as director and an Apple employee. He recommended that company COO Tim Cook take his place as CEO. Yesterday, Cook gave his first keynote address as CEO, unveiling the new iPhone 4S.
Jobs had battled cancer, and in 2004 had an operation related to the disease. In recent years, illness had forced him to step back from his role as CEO of Apple on separate occasions. He also had a liver transplant in 2009 during one of those medical leaves.
But after each battle, he came back and continued his amazing work at Apple. In 2007, he unveiled the iPhone. In 2010, the iPad. His last appearance on stage was at Apple’s 2011 WWDC event in San Francisco. There, he laid the groundwork for Apple’s latest innovations including iOS 5, OS X Lion, and iCloud.
It’s amazing that most of us have not had the pleasure to meet Steve Jobs, but yet he’s touched all of our lives without a doubt. If we could all live half the life the Jobs lead, the world would undoubtedly be a better place. We’ve lost a visionary and a genius that has left behind a legacy that will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace Steve Jobs.