According to CNET.com – Apple is seeing a lot of problems with the glass back of the iPhone 4 when paired with certain cases that cover the back of the phone. I have an Incase iPhone 4 case and can report that I have seen none of the mentioned issues. Have any of you seen this problem?
Apple likes glass. A lot. You can tell that much from its many retail stores, and in its products where glass is used in displays, notebook trackpads, and both the front and back of the iPhone 4.
That last place, though is what might be causing the company some headaches.
That’s according to a report today from Gdgt, which says that slip-on cases — the kind that cover the back and sometimes front of theiPhone 4, have been the cause of serious cosmetic damage with the backside of the iPhone. Dirt and other loose bits of debris from your pocket end up in that space.
Over time, that can lead to a shattered backside as small scratches grow to become large cracks that travel across the back of the device, much like a ding on a windshield.
This has become a big enough problem, the report says, that Apple’s engineers have been hard at work in “a quiet lockdown,” testing various third-party cases to see how widespread the problem is, and presumably to make sure it does not happen with future iterations of the device.
Comcast’s thePlatform has announced a collaboration with Google that will increase the likelihood of you web video to be indexed properly by Google’s search engine technology. This technology, using their Feeds 3 service, will also allow web video publisher’s content to be available on the new Google TV platform. More from thePlatform below:
via thePlatfom Blog
Today thePlatform was featured in Google’s about their recent efforts to improve online video search. Through our collaboration with the search giant, we are very excited to offer our customers a simpler yet more effective way to help consumers find their online videos.
We do this via our Feeds Service 3, which produces MRSS feeds tailored for use as Google’s video-specific sitemaps, indexing pages on your site that Google might not find using its normal web-crawling mechanisms.
The feed tells Google which of your site’s pages contain multimedia and instructs Google how to display the search results (e.g., display thumbnails next to search results for videos and images).
The main advantage of using thePlatform’s Feeds Service to get your online video content indexed by Google is that it is fully dynamic and will update the results whenever you modify the contents of the feed. And once your feed is submitted as a video sitemap, little to no additional effort is required.
There is an additional benefit to having your video catalog indexed by Google Video Search, which is that it will then be accessible via Google TV as well.
Google places a few requirements on a site that is indexed by a video sitemap, and thePlatform has worked closely with them to ensure that we can support these requirements. Contact your Account Manager to learn more about how thePlatform can help you ensure that your online video content is fully indexed by Google so that your audience can find it.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple plans to begin mass producing the iPhone for CDMA carrier Verizon Wireless before the end of 2010. “Apple Inc. plans to begin mass producing a new iPhone by the end of 2010 that would allow Verizon Wireless to sell the smartphone early next year, said people briefed by Apple,” writes the WSJ. Apple, Qualcomm, and Verizon have all declined to comment on the report. The paper goes on to say that the phone would be available from Verizon Wireless in Q1 of 2011.