Friday, June 24, 2011

Apple could be ditching Google Maps in favor of its own navigation software in iOS 5.

MacRumors uncovered a new section in the legal disclaimers section of iOS 5 called “Map Data” that references several different third-party mapping and naviation companies such as CoreLogic, Getchee, Localeze, and TomTom, among others.

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Friday, June 17, 2011

iPhone users may be prevented from photographing or filming live concerts and sports events if a new Apple patent is anything to go by.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

If you have Wi-Fi turned on, the previous whereabouts of your computer or mobile device may be visible on the Web for anyone to see.

Google publishes the estimated location of millions of iPhones, laptops, and other devices with Wi-Fi connections, a practice that represents the latest twist in a series of revelations this year about wireless devices and privacy, CNET has learned.

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Facebook’s supposed new photo sharing app—at least judging by the one leaked screenshot we’ve seen so far—looks like it might be interesting and fun.

That is a good, important sign—because it seemed like Facebook had totally fallen asleep on the iPhone.


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Friday, June 10, 2011

Apple’s WWDC 2011 event was all about iOs 5, iCloud and Mac OS X Lion but the missing link was the highly anticipated hardware which will don the new OS and connect to the cloud - the iPhone 5. However, Apple’s loss seems to be Android’s gain as reports from U.S. wireless carriers emerged that the iPhone slayer Samsung Galaxy S II is due to hit the shelves in July.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

It’s hard out there for a company making endangered gadgets. According to Reuters, flailing satnav maker Navigon could be acquired by none other than Garmin, which has struggled itself to maintain strong handheld navigator sales in the face of stiff competition from smartphones.

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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Apple’s WWDC starts in just one week and Apple has already confirmed it will introduce its iCloud services, iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion, while news about the MacBook Air remains unconfirmed.

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Samsung made quite an interesting move last Friday in its game of legal chess against Apple. Previously, Samsung was required by the courts to turn over its future devices to Jobs&Co, but now it seems Samsung has retaliated with a similar request. Sammy is demanding to see the iPhone 5 and iPad 3.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tim Cook (Apple’s COO and acting CEO) has visited South Korea last week, and there are reports that he discussed using Samsung’s AMOLED displays for the iPad 3. According to the reports, the iPad 3 will launch towards the end of 2011 (by then Samsung’s Gen-5.5 plant will have a 48,000 monthly substrate capacity), and Apple offered an advance payment for the displays.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Rumors have surfaced about the new curved glass display for the Apple’s iPhone 5 or iPhone 4GS.  As exciting as the curved glass display sounds, Korea smartphone companies such as Samsung and LG can tell you that it isn’t new to the industry.

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Last week, a supplier posted what they dubbed iPhone 5 covers over on wholesale website Ali Baba. At the time, the Chinese 3rd party accessories manufacturer revealed two distinct holes on the rear of the case, occupying both top corners of the case. At the time it was assumed that one was for the camera and the other the flash which was relocated further away from the camera sensor, possibly to lessen the effect of red eye.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A UK carrier has revealed that Apple is developing an even smaller micro-SIM card, that would allow it to slim down its devices even further, Reuters reported Tuesday.

“We were quite happy to see last week that Apple has submitted a new requirement to (European Telecoms Standards Body) ETSI for a smaller SIM form factor—smaller than the one that goes in iPhone 4 and iPad,” said Anne Bouverot, Orange’s head of mobile services, at Reuters’ Global Technology Summit.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New iPhone 5 cases have appeared suggesting major design changes in the next generation phone. Kulcase have posted some images of iPhone 5 cases on Alibaba that clearly show two holes – one for conventional camera and another for re-designed camera flash.

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Friday, May 06, 2011

Will Apple ever release a smaller form-factor iPhone? It will if its market-share aspirations for the device are anything like the ones it had for the iPod. In a research note today, Oppenheimer analyst Ittai Kidron says it’s only a matter of time before Apple releases a lower-tier version of the iPhone, extending its reach in emerging and prepaid markets.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Verizon could sell $9 billion worth of CDMA iPhones in 2012 as CDMA market penetration grows, according to an analyst.
Talking to investors on Tuesday, JP Morgan Research analyst Mark Moskowitz estimated that Apple will sell 10 million Verizon iPhones in 2012, amounting to about $6 billion in revenue. Another $3 billion will come from overseas, he added.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of eight newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In our second granted patent report of the day we have a real surprise. Apple has just won a patent for an all-new Hybrid DisplayPort/USB 3.0 high speed connector.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

According to iDealsChina the iPhone 5 will not hold one, but two SIM cards to support dual phone lines. This sounds very strange and we think iDealsChina could have misinterpreted the information from their source.

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Thursday, March 03, 2011

When the Steve Jobs’ away the underlings will play it seems. Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief Operating Officer has just increased the chances of us seeing an iPhone Nano sometime soon.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

This post is part of an ongoing series on the Amazon Kindle and other ereaders.

Late last year, I wrote a number of blog posts on the Kindle and other ereaders, coming to the conclusion—in my final post—that the best ereader of all might actually be the Kindle app on your iPhone.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I’ve been watching Apple innovate for 35-years. Most recently we’ve seen it transform the music industry, change the phone industry and reinvent the PC industry with the iPad. This year we’re looking at iPhone 5 as wallets, iTunes music streaming, the iPad 2.0 and much, much more.

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