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mercredi 1 juillet 2015

Apple iOS 8.4 and Music are available

Great news for those who expected Apple finally launches its streaming offer through subscription: iOS 8.4 is available, and embarks with him Apple Music and free radio station Beats 1 (as well as several free premium channels themselves, too), which the first music programs have just begun (read:  Apple Music, la musique par abonnement ). The Music application has indeed been completely redesigned to accommodate the new Apple service, which is integrated directly into iOS. The price, as announced at WWDC, is 9.99 € per month, but you have the opportunity to experience Apple Music free for three months.

To install this version of iOS, you simply go to the settings on your iPhone or iPad, then click on "General" and "Software update". The update of the mobile system from Apple then you should be proposed. If this is not the case or if your iOS device does not have enough space to perform the update, you will need to go through iTunes and connect your device to your computer using a cable. Note that iOS 8.4 brings support for Apple Music but also various software patches that fix bugs and allow a better stability of your iPhone or iPad. The installation is recommended even if you do not intend to use the Apple streaming service.

Update 6:41 p.m.:
Music runs on Apple Mac but requires version 12.2 of iTunes, which is not yet available ... Hopefully Apple will not wait too long!

Update 6:47 p.m.:
The Beats 1 program is now published on a  Tumblr page. Big names in music are on the program for the next days!

Update 0:59:
iTunes 12.2 is available! To install, go to the Mac App Store, available in the Apple menu in the top left of your screen.

jeudi 26 février 2015

IPHONE 6 MORE APPLE IS THERE TOO BIG?








The New Yorker recently published a long story about Jonathan Ive, Apple's director of design; it is the origin of the look of the iPhone, iPad, MacBooks and other Apple products launched since the late 1990s one of the most interesting points that the New Yorker reveals is the existence a prototype iPhone measuring 5.7 inches which could have become the current iPhone 6, which would have replaced the iPhone 6 Over 5.5 inches. According to many accounts, the iPhone 6 prototypes had been created a few years ago, and here is a statement that Ive had peak at the time:

"The first device that we really have more was the model that measured 5.7 inches."

Ive and his colleagues have developed different sized prototypes for several days and finally, the director of design Apple decided that iPhone 5.7 inch would simply "too big". The size of 5.6 inches was also considered too large so the design team decided that the iPhone 6 would have more size 5.5 inches and would be launched alongside the 4.7-inch model. Click HERE to read the whole story of Jonathan Ive. In fact, the article is written in English, but it is interesting
Finally, if you plan to buy an iPhone 6, tell us if you find a 5.7 inch model would have been too great, as I've seemed to think. He still thinks the way!








vendredi 9 janvier 2015

UBS data suggests Apple sold 69M iPhones in blockbuster December quarter

src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> The latest research from UBS has prompted the firm to advise investors that it believes Apple sold a massive 69 million iPhones in the just-concluded December quarter — a sum that would obliterate the company's previous all-time record.        

    


Using its proprietary UBS Evidence Lab iPhone Monitor, the investment firm told investors on Wednesday that it now expects Apple to have sold a total of 69.3 million iPhones in the December quarter. That's beyond Wall Street consensus of 65.5 million units for the three-month span.

To put the estimates in perspective, Apple's previous all-time record came a year ago, when the company sold a massive 51 million iPhones in the holiday 2013 quarter. An increase of 18.3 million units would amount to nearly 36 percent growth in iPhone sales from the year-ago quarter.

It should be noted, however, that Wall Street expectations were too high last year, as Apple was unable to build enough iPhones to meet demand. Prior to its December 2013 results, investors expected Apple to report sales of 56.5 million iPhones for the quarter.

Whether market expectations are again out of hand for the December 2014 quarter will be revealed on Tuesday, Jan. 27, when Apple reports its fiscal 2015 first-quarter results. 





UBS analyst Steven Milunovich noted that his company's latest data reveals a likely surge in demand for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China. The research suggests that China could account for as much as 35 percent of all iPhone shipments for the quarter, compared with 22 percent a year ago.

His estimates call for Apple to earn total revenue of $68 billion, up significantly from $57.6 billion in revenue a year ago.

UBS's estimates come from search results tracked in over 20 countries, weighted by respective country data from Gartner Market Statistics. Further adjustments are made for quarterly variances and seasonal effects, built on a model using a sample period from late 2008 to the end of 2012.

UBS has maintained its "buy" rating on shares of AAPL with a 12-month price target of $125.



  


mercredi 19 novembre 2014

Le papa de Final Fantasy cartonne sur mobile avec Terra Battle

Hironobu Sakaguchi est surtout connu pour être à l'origine de la saga Final Fantasy mais à la Japan Expo 2014, il a créé la surprise en annonçant qu'il souhaitait se lancer dans les jeux mobiles avec son nouveau studio Mistwalker.      

   




Terra Battle est un RPG où les joueurs doivent déplacer leurs unités sur des cases de façon à attaquer leurs ennemis. Le système de déplacement rappellera celui de Puzzle & Dragons (déplacer stratégiquement un élément librement pendant quelques secondes avec un seul doigt), même si la finalité du jeu n'est pas la même. 

Lancé mi-octobre, le jeu a rapidement trouvé son public et a déjà été téléchargé plus d'un million de fois, ce qui étonne son créateur lui-même, qui croyait ne s'adresser qu'à un public restreint de fans. « C'est allé plus vite que prévu et c'est sûrement dû à notre époque où tout va très vite » affirme-t-il.

Si Terra Battle est gratuit, mais comporte des achats intégrés, Hironobu Sakaguchi assure qu'il est possible de terminer le jeu sans rien débourser, mais rappelle que son studio a besoin de revenus pour pouvoir continuer à développer des jeux : « cela n'est peut-être pas encore très répandu en Occident, mais depuis deux ans au Japon, on a vu se développer la culture du «pourboire» dans le jeu vidéo. Le pourboire, c'est la volonté naturelle d'une personne à vouloir récompenser quelqu'un dont le travail a donné plus que satisfaction. Donc avec Terra Battle, je n'impose aucun achat mais je cherche plutôt à satisfaire le joueur au-delà de ses attentes, pour l'inciter à vouloir faire un geste de lui-même. Parce que oui, on a malgré tout besoin d'argent pour continuer de créer des jeux »explique-t-il. 

Enfin, s'inspirant du concept de Kickstarter où des fonctionnalités supplémentaires sont développées au fur et à mesure que la campagne récolte de l'argent (une fois que l'objectif est atteint), Mistwalker assure que plus il y aura de téléchargements, plus il y aura de contenus ajoutés à l'application. Une fois les deux millions de téléchargements atteints, l'équipe promet même de s'atteler à une version console de Terra Battle.

vendredi 15 août 2014

NTT DOCOMO & Apple to Offer iPad in Japan Starting on Tuesday,


NTT DOCOMO & Apple to Offer iPad in Japan Starting on Tuesday, June 10
TOKYO and CUPERTINO, California—May 28, 2014—NTT DOCOMO and Apple® today announced that iPad Air™ and iPad mini™ with Retina® display will be available on the DOCOMO network beginning on Tuesday, June 10. iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display offer the power and capability of the A7 chip, advanced graphics on a Retina display, and high-speed LTE performance,¹ making everything you do faster and better, all while delivering all-day battery life.²

“With the addition of iPad alongside iPhone, we now offer the complete lineup of Japan’s most popular mobile devices on the nation’s most reliable LTE network,” said Kaoru Kato, President and CEO of NTT DOCOMO, INC. “We know our customers will enjoy using iPad Air and iPad mini, and anticipate that new customers will look to experience these amazing devices on our high-quality network with our new billing plan.”

“We are extremely happy for iPad to join iPhone on NTT DOCOMO’s network,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The results on iPhone have been tremendous, and we look forward to delivering iPad to NTT DOCOMO customers.”

iPad Air features a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display in a thin and light design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound with a narrow bezel, the borders of iPad Air make content even more immersive. iPad mini with Retina display brings all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text and detail in a design that offers 35 percent more screen real estate than 7-inch tablets. iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display feature the powerful and power-efficient Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, ultrafast wireless with built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, an incredible 10 hours of battery life, and iOS 7 featuring hundreds of great features and access to over 500,000 apps designed specifically for iPad®.

DOCOMO’s iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display users will be able to enjoy the company’s nationwide ultra-fast Xi™ LTE communications service³ with the new billing plan which enables data quota sharing among family members and corporate users. 

Beginning June 2, customers can pre-register for iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display at DOCOMO dealers and DOCOMO’s website.

For details on sales prices and special campaigns, please visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/ipad/charge/index.html#model

For details on the new billing plan, please visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/charge.

For more information on iPad, please visit www.apple.com/ipad.

¹ LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks, check with your carrier for details.
² Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
³ Xi is only available to subscribers in Japan. Xi is a trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in Japan and/or other countries.

NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 63 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world’s first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english for more information.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

Press Contacts
Trudy Muller
Apple
tmuller@apple.com
+1 (408) 862-7426

Takuya Ori
NTT DOCOMO
ori@nttdocomo.co.jp
+81 3 5156 1366


jeudi 7 août 2014

// MobileMe: Apple's online service test

MobileMe web applications

Opening a MobileMe account provides access to five Web applications accessible from the top toolbar, by close to those of the iPhone icons. Applications share a fairly consistent from one module to another interface, but also for Mac users, with their local counterparts in Mac OS X. Note, however, that Apple has made ​​a small effort to not provide them a Mac look too: sobriety and own icons Apple obviously recognizes it but the colors and visual chosen not to swear on Windows Vista. The toolbar also includes the specific application that can access the various features buttons. For each application, you will find a button marked with a gear: it provides access to advanced application features, along with control panel module. This also follows the same ergonomic conventions borrowed preference panels Mac applications, with a row of icons bringing together the different sections.  


The first application is an email client, Mail entitled, as its equivalent for Mac OS X and iPhone. We find a fairly similar standard in customer messaging interface, with a provision in two or three panels, depending on whether you want to display the contents of messages (or how Outlook Express Mail) or not (so Gmail). In the second case, a click on a message or composing a new mail opens it in full screen, a button to return to the list or the next or previous message. In the first, the letters open in a separate window browser. Regrettably, however, the absence of a presentation by vertical panels, so Outlook or Windows Live Mail. This arrangement is much more convenient for widescreen displays and allows you to preview the first few words of the message without reading it. This absence is part of the fault of the mail client in Mac OS X, but since MobileMe is intended for users of Windows, including Outlook, it is unfortunate that he is absent. At left is in all cases a panel showing a list of folders (Reception, outbox, drafts, trash ...). You can create other folders in order to move messages by simply selecting and drag / drop them. The first contacts with the application are excellent, everything behaves exactly like what one would expect from a local courier customer without all the specifics of the interface of Gmail that often requires going through menus and checkboxes to perform the operations.


The first impression is favorable, but what about when you scratch the surface? Beyond basic functionality, the Mail component MobileMe offers some more advanced options. First, we note the presence of a spell checker. This may not be necessary if your browser already has an equalizer (in the case of Firefox) but offers a pretty smart mode: you warning before sending your message when it detects errors.


The spell checker checks for errors before sending the message 


Like Gmail, MobileMe can retrieve mail from an external POP3 account keeping or not the messages on the server, useful for not multiply webmail. In practice, this option is far less convenient than that of its competitor. First, it is limited to one account, where Gmail allows you to configure several. There will also be without auto recovery at regular intervals: the only way to check your external messages is to repatriate them manually. These limitations may be acceptable if the feature did what was asked, but it is not even the case: the operation is somewhat random. Consultation sometimes refers connection errors

MobileMe can also manage another POP3 account 


MobileMe Mail also has a spam filter, but it does not offer any configuration options, except the ability to automatically move messages marked as junk in the corresponding file. Note also the complete lack of mail rules or assignment of labels or tags to messages. In short, fans of automatic classification of their messages will be disappointed.





// MobileMe: Apple's online service test (mà j)

Launched the same day as the iPhone 3G and version 2.0 of the iPhone OS, the online service MobileMe has been a shaky start, marred by many bugs. Moreover, service, inherited from MobileMe, not necessarily of great interest in the face of free alternatives to Google or Microsoft. A year later, and while it acquires some interesting new features, MobileMe seems he matured, the opportunity to look back at Apple's online service.

 

 If starting MobileMe was marked by repeated problems (loss of data, billing errors, unavailability of services ...), things are gradually back to normal in one year, MobileMe has received numerous stability improvements , performance, and especially several new features that boost its interest: the ability to locate his iPhone remotely, sharing large files and the creation of an iPhone app to explore the tree of storage space and view files. These new features are in addition to features already integrated service: webmail with "push" sync calendars or contacts, publication of photos or videos or manage a storage online technology. At its launch, we found a clear difference in the interest of MobileMe depending on whether one uses a Mac, a PC and / or an iPhone. Let's see if it has been reduced. 

The MobileMe offers 

Before getting into the nitty-gritty, let's look at the offer proposed by the MobileMe service. It should be noted at the outset that this is not the first attempt in this regard Apple: MobileMe down the paid MobileMe, which itself took the following free iTools tools. Since MobileMe is supposed to apply to both Mac users than PC or iPhone (using a Mac than a PC, or both as well), we do not base our test on advanced or declines from MobileMe. It can be noted however that, for Mac users, MobileMe gets overwhelmingly the services offered by MobileMe, except for certain features such as access to online bookmarks or sending e-cards . 

MobileMe features are organized around five Web applications: an email client, a calendar, a contact manager, an online photo gallery and storage space of 20 GB The service makes it possible to synchronize the data between these applications. three devices: a Mac (running Mac OS X Tiger minimum), a PC (Windows XP or Vista) or iPhone (equipped with the 2.0 version of the system). At the announcement of the service, Apple MobileMe termed as "Exchange for the rest of us", or Exchange for those who do not have access to services "push" type to automatically and instantaneously retrieve data such as mails, appointments and contacts without requiring synchronization at regular intervals. In short: create an appointment or contact on your iPhone, your computer or on the Web and it will be instantly available on other devices. Meanwhile, Apple has revised its ambitions down, removing any reference to the term "Exchange" or "Push" from his site. Nevertheless, we will see that in most cases synchronization, it is now quite close to the concept of push 

MobileMe is sold at the rate of 79 euros per year, with a two-month trial period. It is possible to cancel the service before the end of the two months, the initial contract is not leading to one-year commitment. But beware: the termination of MobileMe causes immediate inaccessibility of the service!



mercredi 1 juillet 2015

Apple iOS 8.4 and Music are available

Great news for those who expected Apple finally launches its streaming offer through subscription: iOS 8.4 is available, and embarks with him Apple Music and free radio station Beats 1 (as well as several free premium channels themselves, too), which the first music programs have just begun (read:  Apple Music, la musique par abonnement ). The Music application has indeed been completely redesigned to accommodate the new Apple service, which is integrated directly into iOS. The price, as announced at WWDC, is 9.99 € per month, but you have the opportunity to experience Apple Music free for three months.

To install this version of iOS, you simply go to the settings on your iPhone or iPad, then click on "General" and "Software update". The update of the mobile system from Apple then you should be proposed. If this is not the case or if your iOS device does not have enough space to perform the update, you will need to go through iTunes and connect your device to your computer using a cable. Note that iOS 8.4 brings support for Apple Music but also various software patches that fix bugs and allow a better stability of your iPhone or iPad. The installation is recommended even if you do not intend to use the Apple streaming service.

Update 6:41 p.m.:
Music runs on Apple Mac but requires version 12.2 of iTunes, which is not yet available ... Hopefully Apple will not wait too long!

Update 6:47 p.m.:
The Beats 1 program is now published on a  Tumblr page. Big names in music are on the program for the next days!

Update 0:59:
iTunes 12.2 is available! To install, go to the Mac App Store, available in the Apple menu in the top left of your screen.

jeudi 26 février 2015

IPHONE 6 MORE APPLE IS THERE TOO BIG?








The New Yorker recently published a long story about Jonathan Ive, Apple's director of design; it is the origin of the look of the iPhone, iPad, MacBooks and other Apple products launched since the late 1990s one of the most interesting points that the New Yorker reveals is the existence a prototype iPhone measuring 5.7 inches which could have become the current iPhone 6, which would have replaced the iPhone 6 Over 5.5 inches. According to many accounts, the iPhone 6 prototypes had been created a few years ago, and here is a statement that Ive had peak at the time:

"The first device that we really have more was the model that measured 5.7 inches."

Ive and his colleagues have developed different sized prototypes for several days and finally, the director of design Apple decided that iPhone 5.7 inch would simply "too big". The size of 5.6 inches was also considered too large so the design team decided that the iPhone 6 would have more size 5.5 inches and would be launched alongside the 4.7-inch model. Click HERE to read the whole story of Jonathan Ive. In fact, the article is written in English, but it is interesting
Finally, if you plan to buy an iPhone 6, tell us if you find a 5.7 inch model would have been too great, as I've seemed to think. He still thinks the way!








vendredi 9 janvier 2015

UBS data suggests Apple sold 69M iPhones in blockbuster December quarter

src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> The latest research from UBS has prompted the firm to advise investors that it believes Apple sold a massive 69 million iPhones in the just-concluded December quarter — a sum that would obliterate the company's previous all-time record.        

    


Using its proprietary UBS Evidence Lab iPhone Monitor, the investment firm told investors on Wednesday that it now expects Apple to have sold a total of 69.3 million iPhones in the December quarter. That's beyond Wall Street consensus of 65.5 million units for the three-month span.

To put the estimates in perspective, Apple's previous all-time record came a year ago, when the company sold a massive 51 million iPhones in the holiday 2013 quarter. An increase of 18.3 million units would amount to nearly 36 percent growth in iPhone sales from the year-ago quarter.

It should be noted, however, that Wall Street expectations were too high last year, as Apple was unable to build enough iPhones to meet demand. Prior to its December 2013 results, investors expected Apple to report sales of 56.5 million iPhones for the quarter.

Whether market expectations are again out of hand for the December 2014 quarter will be revealed on Tuesday, Jan. 27, when Apple reports its fiscal 2015 first-quarter results. 





UBS analyst Steven Milunovich noted that his company's latest data reveals a likely surge in demand for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China. The research suggests that China could account for as much as 35 percent of all iPhone shipments for the quarter, compared with 22 percent a year ago.

His estimates call for Apple to earn total revenue of $68 billion, up significantly from $57.6 billion in revenue a year ago.

UBS's estimates come from search results tracked in over 20 countries, weighted by respective country data from Gartner Market Statistics. Further adjustments are made for quarterly variances and seasonal effects, built on a model using a sample period from late 2008 to the end of 2012.

UBS has maintained its "buy" rating on shares of AAPL with a 12-month price target of $125.



  


mercredi 19 novembre 2014

Le papa de Final Fantasy cartonne sur mobile avec Terra Battle

Hironobu Sakaguchi est surtout connu pour être à l'origine de la saga Final Fantasy mais à la Japan Expo 2014, il a créé la surprise en annonçant qu'il souhaitait se lancer dans les jeux mobiles avec son nouveau studio Mistwalker.      

   




Terra Battle est un RPG où les joueurs doivent déplacer leurs unités sur des cases de façon à attaquer leurs ennemis. Le système de déplacement rappellera celui de Puzzle & Dragons (déplacer stratégiquement un élément librement pendant quelques secondes avec un seul doigt), même si la finalité du jeu n'est pas la même. 

Lancé mi-octobre, le jeu a rapidement trouvé son public et a déjà été téléchargé plus d'un million de fois, ce qui étonne son créateur lui-même, qui croyait ne s'adresser qu'à un public restreint de fans. « C'est allé plus vite que prévu et c'est sûrement dû à notre époque où tout va très vite » affirme-t-il.

Si Terra Battle est gratuit, mais comporte des achats intégrés, Hironobu Sakaguchi assure qu'il est possible de terminer le jeu sans rien débourser, mais rappelle que son studio a besoin de revenus pour pouvoir continuer à développer des jeux : « cela n'est peut-être pas encore très répandu en Occident, mais depuis deux ans au Japon, on a vu se développer la culture du «pourboire» dans le jeu vidéo. Le pourboire, c'est la volonté naturelle d'une personne à vouloir récompenser quelqu'un dont le travail a donné plus que satisfaction. Donc avec Terra Battle, je n'impose aucun achat mais je cherche plutôt à satisfaire le joueur au-delà de ses attentes, pour l'inciter à vouloir faire un geste de lui-même. Parce que oui, on a malgré tout besoin d'argent pour continuer de créer des jeux »explique-t-il. 

Enfin, s'inspirant du concept de Kickstarter où des fonctionnalités supplémentaires sont développées au fur et à mesure que la campagne récolte de l'argent (une fois que l'objectif est atteint), Mistwalker assure que plus il y aura de téléchargements, plus il y aura de contenus ajoutés à l'application. Une fois les deux millions de téléchargements atteints, l'équipe promet même de s'atteler à une version console de Terra Battle.

vendredi 15 août 2014

NTT DOCOMO & Apple to Offer iPad in Japan Starting on Tuesday,


NTT DOCOMO & Apple to Offer iPad in Japan Starting on Tuesday, June 10
TOKYO and CUPERTINO, California—May 28, 2014—NTT DOCOMO and Apple® today announced that iPad Air™ and iPad mini™ with Retina® display will be available on the DOCOMO network beginning on Tuesday, June 10. iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display offer the power and capability of the A7 chip, advanced graphics on a Retina display, and high-speed LTE performance,¹ making everything you do faster and better, all while delivering all-day battery life.²

“With the addition of iPad alongside iPhone, we now offer the complete lineup of Japan’s most popular mobile devices on the nation’s most reliable LTE network,” said Kaoru Kato, President and CEO of NTT DOCOMO, INC. “We know our customers will enjoy using iPad Air and iPad mini, and anticipate that new customers will look to experience these amazing devices on our high-quality network with our new billing plan.”

“We are extremely happy for iPad to join iPhone on NTT DOCOMO’s network,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The results on iPhone have been tremendous, and we look forward to delivering iPad to NTT DOCOMO customers.”

iPad Air features a stunning 9.7-inch Retina display in a thin and light design. Precision-engineered to weigh just one pound with a narrow bezel, the borders of iPad Air make content even more immersive. iPad mini with Retina display brings all the pixels from the 9.7-inch iPad to its 7.9-inch screen, delivering razor sharp text and detail in a design that offers 35 percent more screen real estate than 7-inch tablets. iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display feature the powerful and power-efficient Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, ultrafast wireless with built-in Wi-Fi and expanded LTE cellular connectivity, an incredible 10 hours of battery life, and iOS 7 featuring hundreds of great features and access to over 500,000 apps designed specifically for iPad®.

DOCOMO’s iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display users will be able to enjoy the company’s nationwide ultra-fast Xi™ LTE communications service³ with the new billing plan which enables data quota sharing among family members and corporate users. 

Beginning June 2, customers can pre-register for iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display at DOCOMO dealers and DOCOMO’s website.

For details on sales prices and special campaigns, please visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/ipad/charge/index.html#model

For details on the new billing plan, please visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/charge.

For more information on iPad, please visit www.apple.com/ipad.

¹ LTE is available through select carriers. Network speeds are dependent on carrier networks, check with your carrier for details.
² Battery life depends on device settings, usage and other factors. Actual results vary.
³ Xi is only available to subscribers in Japan. Xi is a trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC. in Japan and/or other countries.

NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 63 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world’s first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english for more information.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

Press Contacts
Trudy Muller
Apple
tmuller@apple.com
+1 (408) 862-7426

Takuya Ori
NTT DOCOMO
ori@nttdocomo.co.jp
+81 3 5156 1366


jeudi 7 août 2014

// MobileMe: Apple's online service test

MobileMe web applications

Opening a MobileMe account provides access to five Web applications accessible from the top toolbar, by close to those of the iPhone icons. Applications share a fairly consistent from one module to another interface, but also for Mac users, with their local counterparts in Mac OS X. Note, however, that Apple has made ​​a small effort to not provide them a Mac look too: sobriety and own icons Apple obviously recognizes it but the colors and visual chosen not to swear on Windows Vista. The toolbar also includes the specific application that can access the various features buttons. For each application, you will find a button marked with a gear: it provides access to advanced application features, along with control panel module. This also follows the same ergonomic conventions borrowed preference panels Mac applications, with a row of icons bringing together the different sections.  


The first application is an email client, Mail entitled, as its equivalent for Mac OS X and iPhone. We find a fairly similar standard in customer messaging interface, with a provision in two or three panels, depending on whether you want to display the contents of messages (or how Outlook Express Mail) or not (so Gmail). In the second case, a click on a message or composing a new mail opens it in full screen, a button to return to the list or the next or previous message. In the first, the letters open in a separate window browser. Regrettably, however, the absence of a presentation by vertical panels, so Outlook or Windows Live Mail. This arrangement is much more convenient for widescreen displays and allows you to preview the first few words of the message without reading it. This absence is part of the fault of the mail client in Mac OS X, but since MobileMe is intended for users of Windows, including Outlook, it is unfortunate that he is absent. At left is in all cases a panel showing a list of folders (Reception, outbox, drafts, trash ...). You can create other folders in order to move messages by simply selecting and drag / drop them. The first contacts with the application are excellent, everything behaves exactly like what one would expect from a local courier customer without all the specifics of the interface of Gmail that often requires going through menus and checkboxes to perform the operations.


The first impression is favorable, but what about when you scratch the surface? Beyond basic functionality, the Mail component MobileMe offers some more advanced options. First, we note the presence of a spell checker. This may not be necessary if your browser already has an equalizer (in the case of Firefox) but offers a pretty smart mode: you warning before sending your message when it detects errors.


The spell checker checks for errors before sending the message 


Like Gmail, MobileMe can retrieve mail from an external POP3 account keeping or not the messages on the server, useful for not multiply webmail. In practice, this option is far less convenient than that of its competitor. First, it is limited to one account, where Gmail allows you to configure several. There will also be without auto recovery at regular intervals: the only way to check your external messages is to repatriate them manually. These limitations may be acceptable if the feature did what was asked, but it is not even the case: the operation is somewhat random. Consultation sometimes refers connection errors

MobileMe can also manage another POP3 account 


MobileMe Mail also has a spam filter, but it does not offer any configuration options, except the ability to automatically move messages marked as junk in the corresponding file. Note also the complete lack of mail rules or assignment of labels or tags to messages. In short, fans of automatic classification of their messages will be disappointed.





// MobileMe: Apple's online service test (màj)

Launched the same day as the iPhone 3G and version 2.0 of the iPhone OS, the online service MobileMe has been a shaky start, marred by many bugs. Moreover, service, inherited from MobileMe, not necessarily of great interest in the face of free alternatives to Google or Microsoft. A year later, and while it acquires some interesting new features, MobileMe seems he matured, the opportunity to look back at Apple's online service.

 

 If starting MobileMe was marked by repeated problems (loss of data, billing errors, unavailability of services ...), things are gradually back to normal in one year, MobileMe has received numerous stability improvements , performance, and especially several new features that boost its interest: the ability to locate his iPhone remotely, sharing large files and the creation of an iPhone app to explore the tree of storage space and view files. These new features are in addition to features already integrated service: webmail with "push" sync calendars or contacts, publication of photos or videos or manage a storage online technology. At its launch, we found a clear difference in the interest of MobileMe depending on whether one uses a Mac, a PC and / or an iPhone. Let's see if it has been reduced. 

The MobileMe offers 

Before getting into the nitty-gritty, let's look at the offer proposed by the MobileMe service. It should be noted at the outset that this is not the first attempt in this regard Apple: MobileMe down the paid MobileMe, which itself took the following free iTools tools. Since MobileMe is supposed to apply to both Mac users than PC or iPhone (using a Mac than a PC, or both as well), we do not base our test on advanced or declines from MobileMe. It can be noted however that, for Mac users, MobileMe gets overwhelmingly the services offered by MobileMe, except for certain features such as access to online bookmarks or sending e-cards . 

MobileMe features are organized around five Web applications: an email client, a calendar, a contact manager, an online photo gallery and storage space of 20 GB The service makes it possible to synchronize the data between these applications. three devices: a Mac (running Mac OS X Tiger minimum), a PC (Windows XP or Vista) or iPhone (equipped with the 2.0 version of the system). At the announcement of the service, Apple MobileMe termed as "Exchange for the rest of us", or Exchange for those who do not have access to services "push" type to automatically and instantaneously retrieve data such as mails, appointments and contacts without requiring synchronization at regular intervals. In short: create an appointment or contact on your iPhone, your computer or on the Web and it will be instantly available on other devices. Meanwhile, Apple has revised its ambitions down, removing any reference to the term "Exchange" or "Push" from his site. Nevertheless, we will see that in most cases synchronization, it is now quite close to the concept of push 

MobileMe is sold at the rate of 79 euros per year, with a two-month trial period. It is possible to cancel the service before the end of the two months, the initial contract is not leading to one-year commitment. But beware: the termination of MobileMe causes immediate inaccessibility of the service!