iPhone iOS5   Video Walkthrough

Aaron goes hands-on with the newest version of iOS. One of the biggest updates since the iPhone was debuted, iOS 5 offers a number of improvements, including subtle notifications, wireless syncing, and OTA updates. The notifications system is a huge improvement over the past, where users were interrupted with a big, blue box in the middle of the screen. Now, users have a drop-down menu (think Android here) and notifications show up at the top of the display.

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Sports Tracker arrives for iPhone (Freeware)

Turn your mobile into a social sports computer with Sports Tracker, now finally on iPhone! Track and analyze your performance, share workout data and photos with your friends, and most of all, get fit and stay healthier.  With millions of downloads since 2007 and users from more than 200 countries, Sports Tracker is the social sports tracking application and service that started it all.

Features

Sports Tracker for iPhone comes with new powerful social features in addition to the award-winning tracking capabilities, making it the most feature-packed and professional sports tracker app for the iPhone:

  • - Track and analyze your performances, monitor your progress
  • - Store all training data in your personal workout diary
  • - Keep track of everything from calories burned to average training speed and altitude
  • - Use maps, time and distance calculators
  • - Share workout data and photos with other trackers on Sports Tracker, Facebook and Twitter
  • - See your friends' profiles and comment their workouts and photos
  • - Explore the globe to discover new routes, trails and adventures worldwide

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WWDC 11 in 120 seconds

Heres a quick preview of the entire Apple WWDC 2011 keynote in 120 seconds. Enjoy!

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Would you like to use your iPhone as an Fire Alarm?

This is actually pretty nice idea, but it would make the already crappy battery life even worse!

I got an idea for the Apple community, and the iPhone. My goal is to let Steve Jobs himself, see and hopefully comment, on this idea.

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Angry Birds Rio Carnival Update Coming Soon!

Evernote Peek   The First Smart Cover App for Your iPad 2

Evernote Peek is the first Smart Cover learning app. Connect Peek to your Evernote account and brush up on a language, practice for a quiz or test your trivia knowledge, all by simply peeking under the Smart Cover.

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Video: The truth about iPad and Foxconns Lies

In 2010, Foxconn was under the spotlight of the media due to the suicide tragedies. At least 18 workers committed suicides and 3 survived. One year on from the spate of suicides, SACOM has high expectation on Foxconn and Apple to fulfil their promises to ensure decent working conditions at the factories. In spring 2011, SACOM visited Foxconn's iPad production site in Chengdu. Rampant labour rights violations and harsh management remain. Workers always have excessive and forced overtime work. Sometimes, they have to skip meals if they cannot accomplish the production target. They have to stand for over 10 hours on shop floor and cannot talk with each other. They are exposed to chemicals aluminium dust but do not have adequate protection. And it is appalling that almost all the new workers have to undergo "military training".

According to the interviewees, the big clients, including Apple, always have representatives in the factory to monitor the quality and productivity of the products. In other words, Apple is aware of the labour rights abuses at Foxconn. Despite the code of conduct of Apple dictates "under no circumstances shall workweeks exceed the maximum permitted under applicable laws and regulations." In reality, Foxconn workers in Chengdu always have 80-100 overtime hours per month which are 2-3 times of the legal limit. Likewise, Apple always claims it will ensure the suppliers to establish measures to protect workers from occupational diseases. However, Foxconn workers who produce iPad do not have pre-post training about substance of the chemicals, no adequate protective equipment and no on-post health examination. On 20 May, an explosion erupted at Foxconn in Chengdu. The tragedy happened in the polishing department and involved an explosion of ultra-light dust. Workers complained to SACOM that the ventilation of department is poor. Workers polish the iPad cases to make them shinny. In the process, there is lots of aluminium dust floating in the air. Workers always breathe in aluminium dust even though they put on mask. When workers take off their cotton gloves, their hands are covered with aluminium dust. Regardless the explosion, this is detrimental to the health of workers.
Regrettably, Apple simply connives at the blatant labour rights violations at Foxconn.

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iPad / iPhone app: Warring States Pro   Free for a limited time

You are a chieftain of a small village during the Shang period in China (1600 BC), and by making key decisions in research, commerce, city planning, and ultimately warfare, you can develop your village into a mighty empire. The game needs long-term strategy planning and RPG combat and is ideally suited to be played on mobile devices.

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