Much like the iPod revolutionised MP3 players, the iPhone 3G revolutionised the mobile phone and PDA markets across the globe, offering a sleek and powerful device that appealed to users of all demographics. Today marks the launch of the brand new iPhone 4 nationwide, and while the launch in the US has been fraught with complaints, law suits and recalls, just how good is Apple’s latest gadget?
You can read the full article at http://pc.mmgn.com/Reviews/Australian-iPhone-4-Review
For those who are new to the world of Mac, or even those who just can’t get enough of indie software that just works, you should be getting excited about the MacHeist nanoBundle 2 that is currently floating around on the web. MacHeist have put together some of the best indie software, dramatically slashed the price, and proceeds go to a number of good charities. So why not treat yourself to some new software, and help those in need while you are at it?
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- MacJournal ($40) – The premiere blogging and journal keeping software. I’m posting from it right now 🙂
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- Clips ($27) – A great clipboard program which keeps everything collected as you move throughout your day
- Coverscout ($39.95) – It will find all those CD Covers that iTunes can’t
- Flow ($25) – The best FTP Client out there for mac
- Tales of Monkey Island ($35) – The whole first season of the great new game from Telltale Games
- Rapid Weaver ($79) – A powerful and useable website builder for OSX
If you would find any of these tools useful I’d suggest getting online and buying this bundle as it is only available for 7 days!
For those of you who don’t already have an iPhone 3G the choice is simple, go for the 3Gs. You will be signing up to a 24 month contact, so it’s worth getting the best that is available at the time. Yet for so many early adopters across Australia (or the globe for that matter) many are wondering whether to pay out their contract and upgrade to the 3Gs.
WAKE UP!First of all you will be left to pay out 12 months worth of phone contract and then turn around and sign back up for another 24 months for a phone that is marginally better. Let’s get the run-down on the features….
Better Camera – Now includes video
Up to 2 x Better Performance in some Apps
Voice Dialing features
Longer Battery Life
Wow such compelling reasons to upgrade! How often do you sit with your current 3G iPhone and think to yourself “fuck, I wish I could read my mail NOW not two seconds from now”. While the video features and autofocus camera would be nice, it’s not as if you should be using your iPhone for pivotal family snaps, and voice dialing is nice but not a feature that is necessary.
Extended battery life is a bonus, but it’s not going to warrant shelling out all that cash.
Just hold your horses for another 12 months, then we should see another new iPhone hit the market, one that feels like a brand new device, not just iPhone 3G 1.5