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Looks like not only Apple and Samsung are currently working on their smartwatches. Another tech giant - Google - is expected to release its own wearable gadget as soon as this year.
A company behind Basis Health Tracker Watch called Basis Science is currently on sale, TechCrunch reports. The company officials have spoken to a number of tech giants, namely, Apple, Google and probably even Microsoft and Samsung about a possible sale, however, it is still unclear if any of the companies agreed.
According to the latest Good Technology report, Apple’s iOS devices dominate in the enterprise market. And this is not strange, I believe, since Google’s Android is rumored to be less secure and reliable.
@somospostpc has published an interesting comparison list of the percentage of screen versus bezel for smartphones.
According to the latest
LEDInside reports that the iPhone 6 will be slimmer, lighter and boast a new LED backlight specs.
According to sources from Apple supply chain, the iPhone 6 is likely to be released in June 2014, and will have larger monitor size of 4.7”. Industry insiders also projected the iPhone 6 will have a much lighter frame, which will lead to upgrades in LED backlight specs. In the previous generation, the iPhone used 0.6t side-view type LED, in contrast the new iPhone will probably be adopting 0.4t side-view type LED.
Nikei reports that Sony is likely to increase the supply of camera components for the coming iPhone.
The Japanese firm already supplies nearly all of the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensors for the current iPhone models' rear-mounted main cameras. Apple is likely looking to switch to Sony sensors for the secondary camera on the screen side, used for taking self-portraits.
Apple’s iPhones may be soon manufactured by Google robots. According to what The Wall Street Journal writes, the search giant is currently working with Foxconn on automating assembly lines at its factories. Foxconn chairman “expressed excitement over new automation technologies”, so looks like both companies will soon become close business partners.
The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Thursday asked Apple, Google, Samsung, AT&T and Sprint to collaborate and come up with a technical solution to the problem of distracted driving.
Despite the rumors claiming iOS and Mac OS X will merge in near future, Apple executives say they won’t. Even more, Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi and Bud Tribble have recently assured the reporters that OS X 10.10 will prove that the company from Cupertino is planning to develop both systems, without giving preference to one or another.
Apple executive Phil Schiller has recently tweeted a link to a Cisco research report showing that a huge part of mobile malware - about 79% - is developed specifically for Android devices. This means that this operating system is less secure and stable than all the other.
Apple did not violate Motorola’s push notifications patent. Well, at least this is what The U.S. Court of Appeals says. Such a decision upholds the International Trade Commission verdict - back in April, this organization also concluded that the company from Cupertino was not guilty.
As you probably know, the company from Cupertino is expected to launch two new iPhones this year. The first one will get a 4.7-inch and the second one, according to the latest rumors, a 5.7-inch display. But who will assemble the iPhone 6? Asian sources claim there will be two factories responsible for manufacturing process, namely, Pegatron and Foxconn.
According to the latest research, Apple’s iPad remains the most popular tablet in the USA. However, if to speak about laptops, things aren’t looking so good for the company from Cupertino. Take a look at the chart below.
The company from Cupertino has recently filed a patent for customizable map layers. You may say that various maps developers, like those working for Google, already use layered maps. Nevertheless, according to the patent application entitled “Interactive Map” published by United States Patent and Trademark Office on December 19th, Apple’s concept is a bit different from the existing ones.