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Apple posted faulty moisture indicators for older iOS devices. They were interpreting wrongly that a device had been damaged by water. Therefore, many customers were denied a warranty claim based on the faulty indicators. So Apple agreed to pay $53 million to resolve the lawsuit concerning these indicators.
Currently eligible customers are being contacted through email concerning the class-action settlement and damages. The owners of older iPhone and iPod touch models are likely to receive a cash payment from Apple. Although the court is still to have the hearing concerning the topic of benefits payment.
Pebble Smartwatch in an iOS application developed for... Pebble smartwatch. If you don’t know what’s this, I’ll try to explain. In short, this is a tiny smart gadget you wear on your wrist that is paired to your iPhone via Bluetooth. And here there’s an update for the app that controls this gadget.
According to the recent Apple job posting, iOS keyboard is likely to start supporting some new languages and script soon.
Nowadays iOS supports 50 languages and different script systems across the iOS keyboard system. Due to the reason mentioned above, this number can increase. Cupertino company is ready to employ even more engineers to "work closely with international teams and native speakers to accommodate all the world’s script systems."
Among language unsupported by iOS Keyboard are Farsi (Persian), Maltese, and Afrikaans. They are likely to be added soon.
Do you often play games on your smartphone or tablet? I do from time to time. And one of my favorite - Cut the Rope - has been updated on Friday. That’s great. Now it can boast of improved physics, new levels and an amazing new character. Here’s the official description from the App Store:
According to the latest rumors, Apple will show us two new iPhones on September 6th. Well, at least this is what a German website iFun says. The Germans also claim that they got such information from a 'very credible' source.
This is the article devoted to all parents and their children. Lee Neale, an aerospace engineer from Somerset, UK, lost as much as $6.000 due to 8-year-old daughter and his own carelessness. Here’s what The Mirror reports about:
Apple was reportedly awarded a patent for a "Programmable tactile touch screen displays and man-machine interfaces for improved vehicle instrumentation and telematics". It was granted on Tuesday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and its number is 8,482,535.
Another good day for Cupertino company – Hong Kong IP Office has recently granted Apple 16 patents for its devices. Fifteen of them are design patents dedicated to both black and white iPhones and the odd one deals with Apple's new EarPods and the way they look. Let’s dig a bit deeper into the issue.
The PayPal Here app for iPad has just got the update. From now on, one can sort products and split them into categories, create lists of particular items and do a lot of other things.
Here’s the application description from the AppStore:
Accept credit cards anywhere you do business with the PayPal Here app and free credit card reader. Turn your iPad into an easy-to-use point of sale solution for payment processing.
Photo and video landscape orientation is available on the updated Instagram. Additionally, front-facing cameras will now get more support.
Instagram allows you to share edited photos and videos with your family and friends. Various filter effects will help you improve the photos and make them spectacular. You can also follow your friends and enjoy an everyday update of their photo stream.
Apple is following Android’s experience of installing offline voice dictation programs. Nowadays, California-based company is carrying out tests of this version for iOS.
Before Apple’s voice-to-text function required Internet connection. It made the process slow and out-of-date. The system uploaded a recording to a converter and then downloaded the text version to the device.
Future iOS versions will allow users to convert voice into text offline. So the process will be much quicker. However, it means that users will dispose of less storage place.
Samsung releases… no, not another Galaxy device with an enormous screen. This time it’s an ad, to be more precise – an anti-Apple one, of course. It comes from Iceland and I bet you have never ever seen anything stranger than this short video.
As to the plot – a man is holding a nice red apple in his hand and tries hard to make a call. Quite predictably, he fails to do that. After another unsuccessful attempt, the man gets upset and depressed. But then he somehow gets a new Galaxy S4 and that’s it – all problems immediately disappear.
Watch the video below
You can become a legend in the new role-playing game by Disney. It was inspired by the popular movie The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp.
When playing the game, you will become a Texas Ranger, who rides horses, helps people from Colby Town, passes judgment and fights foes.
Apple has added new AirDrop functionality to iOS7, a desperately needed function that allows users to share files easily between devices. AirDrop requires both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to be enabled, it doesn’t require you to be connected to a Wi-Fi network. This allows for true peer-to-peer sharing via Bluetooth.
In iOS 7 beta 2, Apple has added new photo detecters that can detect certain facial expressions like blinking and smiling. In iOS 5 and iOS 6 the APIs provided basic facial recognition, and soon after Apple implemented face detection in the stock Camera app.
So in the future, when Apple implements new functionality in Camera app, users might get notification if the taken photo has some blinking.