Remains of the Day: This time, it means business
The iPhone is the bee’s knees in business, Stanford gives you a free education, and one noted photographer is all about the iPhone. The remainders for Wednesday, November 16, 2011 learn something new every day.
Enterprise king-of-the-hill BlackBerry has been shoved from its perch by the upstart iPhone, according to a new report. Apparently, the iPhone now has 45 percent of the business smartphone market, while the BlackBerry holds just 32 percent. So I guess we know who wins in the war between “physical keyboard” and “UI that doesn’t look like it was left in the 90s.”
Stanford University—Motto: More red roofs per capita than any other higher-learning education—has made its iOS development courses publicly available on iTunes U, for the low price of nothing. So now, you too can download them, learn to code an iPhone or iPad app, and then put Stanford on your résumé!
In an interview with Brian Williams, famed photographer Annie Leibovitz has recommended the iPhone as the “snapshot camera of today.” Pretty soon, I’m sure we’ll be going to weddings where they just leave an iPhone on every table.
German site Macerkopf says that iOS 5.0.2 will fix lingering battery issues for iPhones and iPads, and that a subsequent iOS 5.1 update will add some hardware controls to Siri, including the ability to ask your virtual assistant to turn on and off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth or take a picture or video. So, wait, if Siri depends on having an Internet connection, how do you turn the Wi-Fi back on?