APPLE IPHONE 7: People caught out by headphone jack drilling hoax video

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via SIMON ROBB and Metro Technology company Apple recently launched the latest iteration of its best selling and fashionable iPhone series. However many Apple fans have been left frustrated as the iPhone 7 comes with one less feature, a headphone jack. While Apple have been encouraging consumers to spend a bit extra to purchase their equally new music accessory, the wireless Airpods, some users, not keen on splashing out on little white things for their ears, have resorted to drilling holes into their handsets thanks to a hoax video doing the rounds, with disastrous consequences. … Continue reading APPLE IPHONE 7: People caught out by headphone jack drilling hoax video

XIAOMI MI NOTE: New phablet to take on iPhone 6 Plus

Xiaomi, the Chinese phone manufacturer who have had runaway success in the Asian mobile phone and tablet markets, has launched a new larger-sized model which it is touting as its biggest challenge to the Apple iPhone yet. The device, known as Mi Note, is the latest to join the ever-growing list of ‘phablets’ to hit the market, as consumers move away from wanting to spend big funds to purchase separate phones and tablets and look towards gadgets that combine the best of both worlds. The Mi Note comes at a good time for Xiaomi, who have recently been declared the world’s most valuable start-up, according to technology news site TechCrunch. … Continue reading XIAOMI MI NOTE: New phablet to take on iPhone 6 Plus

STREET-AND-SKY SCENERY: Photo ‘exhibition’ by Anjali – an HEM special

Vijay Shah (editor) with Anjali Shah (photographer) A few months ago, my youngest sister Anjali received an iPhone as a gift. One of the things iPhones are renowned for is their impressive photographic capabilities, considering the phone’s camera is far smaller and more pressed for space compared to the usage specificity and technological prowess of specially made cameras from the likes of Canon, Nikon, Minolta etc. The iPhone, one of the most successful exports of the House of Apple, Inc. boasts a 8 megapixel camera and has become a weapon of choice for ‘pocket photographers’ who don’t want to be burdened by … Continue reading STREET-AND-SKY SCENERY: Photo ‘exhibition’ by Anjali – an HEM special

GIF MOMENT: Stick Texting

Today the Half-Eaten Mind brings you a special GIF image courtesy of Lilith Moon on Google +. The GIF was produced by StickTexting.com and shared by Lilith and Kamran V. Kleist. A person becomes annoyed at his friend’s over enthusiastic use of smileys and gets his revenge in spectacular stickman style. The Stick Texting iPhone app gives users fully animated stick figures for text and emails using your iPhone or iPad. The detailed and clear animations help you express yourself, your thoughts and your moods with a firm punch. The smileys won’t know what hit them. The animation was created by … Continue reading GIF MOMENT: Stick Texting

WALLPAPER: Christmas 2013

Vijay Shah To welcome in the Christmas festive season, I have produced the latest in the series of the Half-Eaten Mind’s wallpapers to mark major festivals. This time round we have created a picture uniquely for the blog at Christmas, thanks to my newly-learned skills at graphical design. The new wallpaper draws on a traditional British/US/northern European interpretation of Xmas celebration, with an emphasis on the darling of kids (and some adults) everywhere, Santa Claus, and of course, lots of snowflakes and a really cool Christmas tree. Here in London, the festive season has already kicked off, with co-workers in … Continue reading WALLPAPER: Christmas 2013

iPHONE TAX?!! – Why everyone is paying for iPhones – even non-owners

A report by technology news and commentary website The Register claims that it is not just owners of Apple’s iPhones who are paying huge sums of money for these highly-sought after gadgets. Those consumers who decide the ‘iHype’ is not for them and opt for other makes of smartphone such as Androids and Blackberry are paying for Apple’s products too. They are even paying for unsold iPhone 5Cs gathering dust in mobile network carriers’ warehouses, according to the Register’s special report published today.   In the United States, Apple has been accused of ‘cosying up’ to mobile network operators with … Continue reading iPHONE TAX?!! – Why everyone is paying for iPhones – even non-owners