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Archive for January, 2012

Apple is the World’s Largest Smartphone Vendor Again

Written by iHospital. Posted in iHospital iV

Guess who moved Korean giant Samsung back into the number two spot for smartphone vendors?  According to numbers released in the fourth quarter of 2011, Apple has moved back into the number one spot by a small margin.  These numbers are according to research firm Strategy Analytics and IHS iSuppli.

Samsung moved into the number one spot in the third quarter of last year as customers were impatiently waiting for the iPhone 4S. Global smartphone sales grew 54 percent annually to reach a record of 155 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011 according to Alex Spector, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics. Apple’s global smartphone shipments grew an astounding 128 percent annually to 37 million units across multiple countries.  Samsung shipments were up 241 percent at 36.5 million.  Talk about a close competition!

Apple and Samsung are also involved in fierce patent litigation as Apple is trying to block Samsung devices in multiple markets.

The numbers for Nokia cut in half from 33% in 2010 to 16% in 2011, probably because of it’s lacking touchscreen portfolio and it’s tiny presence in the U.S. market.  Experts will be watching to see how Microsoft and Nokia partner in 2012 to expand the 4G LTE.   Android didn’t fare so well either as the marketplace is becoming crowded with various licensees competing for a smaller customer base.  Sony Ericsson shipped a lackluster 9 million phones in the 4th quarter indicating at 20% drop. 

Meet iHospital D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices Matthew Reed

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Every Friday we introduce you to one of iHospital’s D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices. In case you don’t know, these are the expert technicians who exclusively upgrade and repair Apple devices including iPads, iPods, iPhones and Mac computers. Last week you met the interesting Nikesh Patel, this week it’s Matthew Reed.  He’s just a self-proclaimed average guy with a passion for repairing Apple devices. Without further Ado, meet Matthew:

What is your name?

Mathew Reed

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How to add a New Event to your iPhone Calendar

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1. Open the Calendar app from your iPhone.

2. Choose the date for which you want to add the new event on, and then press the + symbol in the upper right.

3. Select the Title and the Location of your event.

4.Once you have finished press Done in the upper right

5. Next select the Start and End time of your event. When you have finished press Done.

6. Next select how often you want the event to Repeat. When you have finished press done.

7. Then choose if you want your event to have an alert and how soon before you want the alert to go off. When you have finished press done.

8. Look over your event to make sure everything is correct. When you are satisfied press done.

9.You can check over your event again to make sure you are satisfied. If you want to make any changes press edit in the upper right.

10. If you want to delete your event, Press the edit button in the top right of the event. Then scroll to the bottom of the event and press Delete Event

Introducing Nashville iHospital!

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The iHospital family of Apple device repair shops is proud to announce its latest addition –  iHospital Nashville!  Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices are eager to meet the kind folks of Nashville, and help with all their iPod, iPhone, iPad and Mac repair needs.

What makes iHospital Different? 

We’re glad you asked! iHospital was founded by Ross Newman with one basic idea in mind, provide a large range of repairs and services exclusively on Apple devices and computers with superior knowledge and top-notch customer service in a one-stop-shop atmosphere.  Here’s how we’re unique:

3 Revolutionary Ways Apple is Transforming the Education Experience

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Apple is embedding itself into the higher education market with iBooks 2, iBooks Author and a newly minted iTunes U application.

Fittingly, Apple introduced their new education initiatives  the prominent Guggenheim Museum in New York, near one of their newest locations at Grand Central Station, on Thursday evening.  Apple executives proudly showed off  their latest creations aimed at improving the school experience.

“We’re so proud to take part in anything that can help students learn and achieve greatness, ” said Apple senior vice president of worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller.  He proudly boasted that education is “deep in Apple’s DNA.”  If you were born in the 1980′s you know Apple enjoyed a monopoly-like position in the education market. Do you remember the school computer lab with rows of  Macintosh computers? And floppy disks? Those were the days.

Apple’s looking to get students excited about learning by delivering education in an engaging fashion.  Here’s their plan of attack:

Meet iHospital D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices Nikesh Patel

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Every Friday we introduce you to one of iHospital’s D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices. In case you don’t know, these are the expert technicians who exclusively upgrade and repair Apple devices including iPads, iPods, iPhones and Mac computers. Last week you met the interesting Farhan Mandani, this week it’s Nikesh Patel.  He rates himself a 9 on the weirdness scale as he’s Indian and doesn’t like curry.  He’s also fixed a MacBook that was both kicked and punched. Without further Ado, meet Nikesh:

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Contre Jour

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Contre Jour GameiPhone and iPad Application: Contre Jour  – $0.99 – Score: 4 IV’s

What is Contre Jour?

Contre Jour is one of the coolest games I’ve played in awhile; a great and unique puzzler with style.  And, this game is also beautiful to look at, “blurring the lines between games and interactive art, Contre Jour welcomes you to a hauntingly beautiful world shaped by the interplay of light and darkness.” -iTunes Description.   My daughter also loves this game… let your kids try it out too!

The object of the game is to guide the star of the game, a mysterious creature named Petit, to safety through tendrils, air geysers and pulleys.  There’s even a soundtrack orchestrated by a composer (David Ari Leon).  Overall, this game will keep you and your family entertained for hours on end.

What didn’t you like about Contre Jour?

Boxcar

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Boxcar ReviewsiPhone and iPad Application: Boxcar – FREE – Score: 3 IV’s

Tell me about Boxcar

If you’re a social media lover you’ll find Boxcar very useful for push notifications. Boxcar supports notifications for Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Google Voice, RSS Feeds, email accounts, and more. This is by far, one of the best Push notifications app I’ve ever used!

I like having all my notifications come in through one app instead of having notifications turned on for multiple apps. I also find Boxcar has more options for notifications than what Apple offers. You can set up different notification tones, choose quiet times and what app opens when a notifications comes in, etc.

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