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Your iPhone 5 Will Cost You $0.41 per Year to Charge

Published on September 27, 2012 by in Apple, iPhone, News

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A new study shows the charging costs for various computing devices including the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III, and iPads. When compared to traditional laptops and desktops, mobile computing has significant energy cost savings year to year.

The collective annual electricity consumption of the iPhone 5’s sold within 12 months will be equivalent to the annual electricity usage of 54,000 US households (roughly equivalent to the size of Cedar Rapids – the second largest city in Iowa). That’s just for one smartphone model over one year.

When you consider the sharp rise of the smartphone and tablet industry compared to the bitter decline of the overall PC industry, energy cost savings are a nice little byproduct. Check out the entire report on Outlier (opower.com).

 
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Google Fakes Address to Make iOS 6 Maps Look Bad

Published on September 27, 2012 by in Apple, iPhone, News

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Google is the scorned lover and is rearing its ugly head — recently faking an address in Manhattan for an online ad that Apple’s new iOS 6 Maps app could not find:

The problem, as noted by reader AMD Pettitte, is that 315 E 15th Street is not an actual address in Manhattan. A public park sits on that side of the street, making none of the block’s odd numbers a valid address. The number will never be a valid address in Manhattan. This is indicated by looking closely at the picture, but none of the thousands of people sharing the false address lookup ad seemed to notice this.

Idiots.

 
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David Pogue Hates iOS 6 Maps

Published on September 27, 2012 by in Apple, iPhone, News

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Adding on to the pile of crap that Apple’s iOS 6 Maps app has been buried under, David Pogue rips Apple a new one:

In short, Maps is an appalling first release. It may be the most embarrassing, least usable piece of software Apple has ever unleashed.

Maybe that’s a little sensational, but Maps has definitely seemed to overshadow a great iPhone 5 release, not to mention the rest of iOS 6 which seems to be pretty great.

 
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Apple iOS 6 Maps Timetable Explained

Published on September 27, 2012 by in Apple, iPhone, News

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John Gruber adds top-notch, mind-easing information from high-level sources to the ridiculous Apple Maps debacle:

If you think about it, it makes strategic sense that, if Apple were going to break out on its own for mapping data, they would do so while there was significant time remaining on the maps license with Google. iOS is on a more or less annual development schedule. iOS 6 just arrived last week. iOS 7 is probably not coming until a year from now, and even if it’s on a more aggressive schedule, Apple would surely seek the luxury of having the option to wait until a year from now to ship it.

 
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