According to the latest patent filings published on Thursday by the US Patent and Trademark Office, Apple is planning to develop a new device-unlocking system. This system will allow users to unlock their iOS devices by connecting a set of illuminated dots, so that drawing a custom pattern on the screen of the device. The patent applications are entitled 'Gesture entry techniques'. There're two filings that deal with the new technology, not one, which a bit strange, I guess.
Apple is reportedly working on a new song identification system for iOS 8. The company plans to cooperate with Shazam in order to add a new feature to its native music player, Bloomberg reports. Why do we need such a feature in iOS? To be honest, I don't know.
According to the latest rumors, Yahoo is planning to become Apple's default search engine. The company is already working on two internal projects aimed at improving the search and monetization capabilities. Moreover, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is now preparing a presentation about the new product capabilities. This presentation should convince Apple executives that Yahoo services are what they actually need.
Back in March, Apple released a new 8GB version of iPhone 5c in several countries, namely, the UK, France, Germany, Australia and China. Following the debut on the markets mentioned above, the handset earlier today became available in the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Italy, Belgium and Poland.
A couple of weeks after the official release of Office for iPad, Microsoft has decided to start offering a cheaper Office 365 subscription for those people who use Office apps only only on two devices. For instance, on a Mac or PC or on a tablet. In our particular case, on an iPad.
Apple has released a new OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 beta to developers for testing. This is the seventh beta and it can boast of a number of stability improvements and bug fixes. Just like the previous beta.
According to a new report from Korea's Naver, LG will become the only supplier for flexible displays for Apple's upcoming iWatch. What is interesting about the device is that it will come in two sizes, just like the next-gen iPhone.
While the guys from Cupertino accuse Samsung of copying the design of their iPhone and infringing on a number of their patents, Samsung executives claim it was marketing that allowed the company to gain popularity among users. This is probably a new type of marketing strategy developed by the South Korean manufacturer himself. It allows to use patented technologies without the owner's permission and to mock rival's products.
As you probably know, Apple's iTunes Radio is officially available in the USA and Australia. However, it appears that the guys from Cupertino are currently planning to launch their streaming music service in Latin America.
A photo showing something very similar to white iPhone 6 front panel appeared today on Chinese social network Weibo. The panel is only slightly larger than that of current iPhone 5s, so I can assume it is of the would-be 4.7-inch iPhone.
According to Silicon Valley's top companies rating (SV150), Apple earns more than Hewlett Packard, Google, Intel and Cisco combined. The rating prepared by San Jose Mercury News experts is based on Bloomberg latest reports and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission data.
A new tweak for those who like texting friends has recently appeared on Cydia. It is called Auki. The tweak allows to compose new and reply to messages you get within few taps on the screen.
To create a new message, all you need is to swipe down the screen. To answer a message, you need to tap on the newly added "Reply" button. Nothing more. That's all thanks to the Quick Compose and Quick Reply modes. Take a look at the video showing how Auki works.
Some new photos showing alleged schematics and the molds for the upcoming iPhone 6 have recently appeared on the Internet. The images have been first spotted on a Chinese social network Weibo, so I honestly don't know if we can trust them or not. Anyway, let's take a look at the leaked schematics and production tools.
It’s Sunday again, so let’s take a look at the most popular posts of the past seven days. I bet you will find something interesting. Let’s begin.
This week’s top stories deal with Apple’s long-anticipated iWatch and the release of iPhone 6. According to numerous insiders, there will be two versions of the handset, with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays. The mass production will begin in May. As to the iWatch, it will feature a bunch of sensors and will come in two sizes.
A developer named Ryan Petrich has recently teased a new version of Activator. It is a beta version and it can boast of some new battery percentage actions.
The new feature allows you to set the so-called triggers for certain battery level. For example, your iPhone can play a ringtone each time it reaches a certain battery level. This is very convenient, I must admit.