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Belkin’s accessory for the iPhone Will Make Group Shots Easier





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Until Siri is able to snap pictures with your iPhone on your signal, snapping up perfect group pictures is not an easy task that involves using camera apps with timer capability (such as Camera+). Accessory producer Belkin has addressed this issue and designed an accessory for iPhone that allows you to remotely release the camera shutter on your device.


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Written by maxim

Monday, November 7th, 2011. 18:57

In Addition To 3D Maps, C3 Technologies Also Offers Interior And Street Views



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Earlier we reported that Apple bought 3D mapping company C3 Technologies. Much of the early demo videos showed the ability of C3 to create realistic 3D maps, but the firm had also been creating both interior views and street views prior to its acquisition.


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Monday, November 7th, 2011. 15:39

Apple Did Acquire 3D Mapping Company C3 Technologies



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It seems that Apple indeed bought the 3D mapping company called C3 Technologies.

Sure enough, we have now learned Apple is now the owner of C3 Technologies. Sources say that C3 Technologies CEO Mattias Astrom , C3 Technologies CFO Kjell Cederstrand, and lead C3 Technologies Product Manager Ludvig Emgard are now working within Apple’s iOS division. The leading trio, along with most of the former C3 Technologies team, is still working as a team in Sweden (interestingly, the division is now called “Sputnik”), where the C3 Technologies company was located prior to the Apple acquisition.

In 2011 C3 Technologies began demoing its technology on both Android and iOS devices. The company is known to use formerly classified missile targeting technology to achieve its impressive 3D mapping effects. Apple is obviously interested in the technology because it previously depended on Google’s mapping technology for their iOS devices. Acquisition of the 3D mapping company may suggest that Apple has been working on its own mapping service.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Sunday, October 30th, 2011. 22:46

Apple exploring 3D gestures to control devices from a distance



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Apple is rumored to be interested in new ways of interacting with devices. The company is known to exploring hand gestures to navigate and control a video recording system without touching anything. As reported, apple filed a patent application entitled "Real Time Video Process Control Using Gestures." In the application they mentioned hand gestures that can be performed without touching the device, allowing to remotely control and editing video recordings on a mobile device. Moreover, a user can perform such gestures in either two or three dimensions. Such gestures could be registered through infrared sensors, optical sensors, or other methods

"As with the touch based gestures applied on or near the touch sensitive input device, the hand gestures can be interpreted to provide instructions for real time processing of the video by the video capture device," the filing reads.




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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Thursday, October 27th, 2011. 22:22

Hands On Video About Siri Capabilities On iPhone 4S



Above you can see a hands on video of Siri and some other features on new iPhone 4S. Apart from some practical examples, the reviewer asks such questions and statements as "I Love You" and "How Old Are You".


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011. 15:58

Now You Can Receive Up To $200 For Your Used iPhone 4S From Apple



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Now, instead of selling your used iPhone on services like Gazelle or eBay you can give your used iPhone 4 to Apple and receive up to $200 for it, depending on its condition. Just visit the page of Reuse and Recycling Program on Apple’s site and press the button Get Started.


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iPhone 5 prototype photos and videos



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Giga.de has produced a physical prototype mockup of the future iPhone 5. They made it look like in the latest rumors. Everything is done from a solid block of aluminum.

A 3D computer model was created based on leaked CAD designs, hardware components, several leaked hints, cases and other believable mockups. This model was then used to build a very detailed, true prototype iPhone 5, that you can actually hold and feel in your hands.

This prototype width and height are 59.94 mm and 109.98 mm, compared to 115.2 mm x 58.6 mm dimentions of iPhone 4. The prototype is also a bit thinner than its predecessor. Teardrop style with a thickness of 6.86 mm at the top and only 5.33 mm at the bottom.

Here are photos of iPhone 5 Design Prototype compared to iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4:

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Improved Flash Player 11 And AIR 3 Will Launch Next Month



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Today Adobe announced in a blog that it will add new features to its AIR platform and Flash Player allowing for use of 3D-accelerated graphics in mobile and desktop devices. Also the company notes in a press release:


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Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 Now Supports Mac Platform



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After adding iPad, iPhone and iPod touch support to Unreal Engine 3, Epic Games announced Unreal Development Kit Beta that allows developers to create games for Macs based on the latest versions of Epic Games’ engine. The company wrote in a blog:


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Intel Unveiled New Processors With Improved Power Efficiency



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At the Intel’s Developer Forum the Intel today announced a new processor that will be capable to supply power to a x86 computer in stand-by mode for 10 days off a single charge. New Haswell processor implements a 3D-transistor 22-nanometer architecture, which uses 20 times less energy than current Sandy Bridge chips included in the newest Macs. Also the new processor can power a computer by grabbing light from a source the size of light bulb. In addition, Haswell processors will run faster than current chips.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011. 16:33

Apple’s New Patent Describes 3D Display & Imaging System



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As Patently Apple reports, US Patent and Trademark Office published a patent granted to Apple, which covers 3D display and imaging technologies. This invention could lead to Kinect-like navigation by manipulating holographic images and performing gestures within a virtual 3D system.


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Written by maxim

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011. 0:29

Version 7 Of Parallels Desktop Has Launched For Lion



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Parallels launches version 7 of their well-known virtualization software allowing Mac users to run Mac OS X and Windows on a single machine. The version 7 reportedly includes 90 new enhancements. Among them:


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This Could Be What Apple's iPhone 5 Looks Like



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Last month we saw a leaked design specifications for the iPhone 5. Of course, Chinese case manufacturers immediately started producing cases. MacRumors commissioned CiccareseDesign to create high quality renderings made as closely as possible to the original leaked case designs and then 3D models that show how the rumored iPhone 5 may look.

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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Saturday, August 13th, 2011. 21:09

Investors Want Nintendo To Develop Titles for iOS Devices



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According to Bloomberg’s report, Nintendo’s investors are urging the company to produce titles for iOS devices. Alternatively, Tokyo-based Stats Investment Management Co considers that Nintendo should try to either develop something absolutely new or buy its way into smartphone market. Bloomberg wrote:


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iPad Is Taking Console’s Share On The Gaming Market



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It is well known that iPad is a fine gaming device. And it looks like Apple is going to improve iPad’s entertainment capabilities as it is a new trend nowadays. Some well-known publishers pay most attention to gaming aspect of the iPad as consumers gradually lose interest in gaming on traditional consoles. Console’s long upgrade cycle, expensive software and hardware for them and allure of touch gaming devices are main contributing factors to the decline of the console business.  Recently The Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said IndustryGamers:


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