Proctele apps in the App Store

Proctele apps in the App Store
Click the picture to see Proctele apps in Apple's App Store

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A Vision of iPhone

I found a beautiful picture a few days ago here. It's a "photoshopped" iPhone without any buttons (but to be overly stringent, I notice the Home-button still seems to be there). You can see the side buttons are virtual (on-screen) buttons.

Fig1: Buttonless iPhone

This creation isn't possible with today's screen and touch technology. The screen seems folded, but folding isn't possible now for a reasonable price. The virtual buttons aren't possible either. The problem is that the phone has to be able to distinguish between an intended touch and an un-intended. Ok it can to a certain extent already, but it has to do it much better for this wonderful thing to work.

As I've said earlier, when it comes to smartphones, we ain't seen nothing yet. This is a field of constant innovation and occasional technological breakthroughs. So why aren't batteries improving? They are, but we don't get more time between charging, because the electronics get more powerful and constantly tax away the improvements in battery capacity. To get out of this loop we need a substantial step in technology. Don't worry, it'll come.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I'm a pad-slinger

There may be times when you feel a bit like James Bond. At such times you should consider wearing some Bondy gadgets from your drawer, or perhaps buy a new one. Here's a new candidate gadget: 
Fig. 1: Techslinger

It's called Techslinger and it will keep your pad and phone and some other nice gadgets safe, hidden behind your smart Bond suit. Depending on size, it'll cost you US$40-70. 

Hadoro are a luxury brand that specialize in gold plating for custom iPhones, iPods and iPads. For people with costly tastes they have the golden iPhone 5S. 

Fig 2: 18K Gold iPhone5S

Yes, it's real 18K gold, about 125 grams = 4.409 oz. However, to enjoy this piece of luxury you'll have to fork out 55,000 € = 74,000 US$. But you're worth it! 
It's available in plain yellow gold, but also in red gold in the Collette Store in Paris. Buy it quickly, because they'll only make 50 pieces! 200 hours were spent polishing it to make it that extra bit attractive.