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Top 10 Best Features of the iPhone 5

1. The Larger and Brighter Screen

The new 4-inch screen lets you see a lot more information on the screen at once. And the display is now 18% brighter than the display on the iPhone 4S.

2. Faster Network Speed

The iPhone 5 has built-in wireless LTE technology that connects to faster networks. This makes email downloads and web browsing so much faster. Most pages and emails load almost instantly.

I also like the fact that Safari has a Save For Later feature that saves the pages for offline viewing, such as when the phone is set to flight mode.

3. Improved Speakers / Audio

The iPhone 5 now has three microphones, and noise cancelling technology. I’ve already noticed an improvement in calls that I’ve placed while on speakerphone.

And if you prefer to use your headphones, then I have good news. Apple also included newly designed headphones. The headphones are more comfortable than before, and fit in your ear more naturally. They also come with a plastic carrying case.

4. Improved Camera

There is an improved camera that has better HDR capabilities and faster picture taking speeds. The camera now supports panoramic photos up to 240 degrees.

This isn’t new with iOS6, but I also love the fact that my iPhone 5 also allows me to take a picture from the power on screen before entering my password or finger swipe (so I don’t lose the opportunity to capture an important photo opportunity).

5. FaceTime Over Cellular

You can now use FaceTime over a cellular connection, and not just WiFi. This means that you no longer have to hunt for a WiFi hotspot before you can call someone through FaceTime.

Note that with AT&T, you have to sign up for one of their new data share plans for this feature to work.

When I switched to the share plan that enabled this, I found out that it also allows my iPhone 5 to serve as a hotspot for my laptop and other devices. So that’s a bonus.

6. Improved Email App

The email app has been improved in several ways to make you more efficient. For example, there is now a VIP email folder where you can see all of your most important messages in a single list.

This allows you to respond to the most important emails first, before you weed through the emails of much lower priority.

Although it’s not new with iOS6, I also love the dictation you can do right within email, notes, and other apps. That feature was added with iOS5. You just hit record on the keyboard and start talking, and then press done. What you said will appear on the screen a few seconds later.

I dictated several emails, notes, and text messages this week using this feature, and it worked great. The accuracy was amazing, and it saved me a ton of time.

7. More Calling Options

You now have a lot more control over how to handle incoming calls. You can decline the call but send a pre-defined text message to that person, or you can add a reminder to call them back later.

8. Deeper Facebook and Twitter Integration

You can access Facebook and Twitter from numerous apps on your iPhone 5 and post status updates with just a few clicks.

9. Passbook App

The Passbook app allows you to keep various tickets all in one place. You can search for Passbook-enabled apps in the App Store.

You can keep boarding passes, movie tickets, and numerous other types of tickets inside your Passbook app for easy retrieval later. The bar codes for these tickets can be scanned right from your iPhone.

In fact, Passbook works based upon time and location too. So your boarding pass can automatically appear when you arrive at the airport.

10. Improved Version of Siri (Your Virtual Assistant)

Siri now understands more questions than ever before. She can help you with finding a good restaurant, sending an email to someone, adding a calendar reminder, and so much more.

iPhone 5 camera info

iPhone 5 Camera
The new iPhone will do away with the previous iPhone’s beautiful yet ridiculous glass back panel. iPhone 5 will be ensconced in metal, as it should have been from the start. The all-metal case will offer more protection for the display glass.

As in the 4S, the iPhone 5 will include an 8MP rear camera, but it adds a dynamic smart filtering for better performance in low-light situations, a sapphire crystal lens protector for clearer shots, and support for panoramic pictures encompassing 28MP in total. The software now can shoot stills while also shooting video, and a new 1,080p front camera means that both cameras are now HD capable. There are now three mics (bottom, front and back) instead of just two, and the internal speaker now has five magnets (up from two). A new noise-canceling earpiece is part of the improved headset that’s also included.

Speak2See

Speak2See app is now on the app store!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/speak2see/id570688291?mt=8

Speak to See LLC Introduces a “Visual Hearing” Application that Facilitates Patient/Care Giver Communication for Those who are Hard of Hearing.
For medical professionals and family members who are caring for an increasingly elderly population, Speak to See, is an exciting new “visual hearing” application that alleviates the struggle of communicating with those who are hard of hearing. The application was developed by a long term care physician in response to the daily difficulties of communicating with aging patients and provides a practical and thoughtful interface that has been the result of 25 years of patient care.
The application interface is simple. Use either the pre-loaded questions or speak your own into your i-phone or i-pad, which instantly magnifies the text to full screen, allowing the hard of hearing patient to read and instantly respond. To clear and move to the next question all it takes is a simple shake of the phone, allowing for fluid and seamless patient interaction avoiding the disruptive typing that has increasingly been associated with electronic charting.
The initial idea for the application came from seeing many hard of hearing patients says the inventor, Dr. Thomas E. Dahlberg. “It’s difficult when you can’t communicate with your patients. You either end up gathering insufficient information or spend time uncomfortably yelling until the patient can hear. So far patients have responded immediately to the large text, answering questions with more detail and self assurance. I have been able to communicate more effectively and efficiently with patients I’ve been seeing for 15 years, and as a result I believe I’ve been able to deliver better patient care.”
Speak to See is a small, but significant example of a positive application for emerging technology in the medical field and its ability to enhance communication through real-time interactions. Not only does Speak to See stand to increase the efficiency of patient care as well as the quality of the experience for doctors and nurses, but it can be a valuable tool for families caring for aging parents at home. As a facilitator of communication, Speak to See’s primary objective is to enhance the general quality of life for patients, care takers, and loved ones surrounding—a refreshing goal and hopefully only the beginning of many more practical uses for technology and patient care in the future.

About Speak to See: the application includes pre-loaded questions that cover basic HMI etc.

iPhone 5 Destroys Galaxy S III in Household Test Face-Off

iPhone 5 Destroys Galaxy S III in Household Test Face-Off

After humiliating the Galaxy S III in a drop test, Apple‘s iPhone 5 yet again reigns supreme over Samsung’s flagship phone in another face-off.

A video produced by extended-warranty service provider SquareTrade tests the rival smartphones’ mettle in an especially dangerous environment: your own home.

First is the requisite drop test in which the iPhone 5 emerges unscathed. The Galaxy S III, on the other hand, is not so fortunate, with a shattered screen.

Next, the phones are submerged under water (while playing Psy’s “Gangnam Style” music video, natch). The water causes the iPhone’s touchscreen to stop working momentarily, but it continues to play. The Galaxy, however, zonks out completely.

The third and final test has the SquareTrade team dropping household appliances such as remote controls and sardine cans onto both phones. A blow by a beer bottle puts the Galaxy over the edge, while the iPhone doesn’t appear to have any scratches.