News tagged ‘iPad’
Apple starts using its iBeacon technology at all 254 retail stores across the United States. In case you don’t know what iBeacon is, I’ll try to explain. This is the system based on Bluetooth that can send various messages to your iPhone or iPad. In our particular case, these are mostly detailed product descriptions and information about special discounts available at the store.
Do you know that President Barack Obama is not allowed to use Apple’s iPhone? According to what he has recently told journalists, the reason for this is that the gadget is not safe enough. The only device that fits the safety requirements of the Secret Service is an unknown handset manufactured by BlackBerry in 2007,
You’ve probably already heard about the so-called ‘iPad Maxi’ - Apple’s alleged 12.9-inch tablet that is expected to be released next year. According to several Asian sources, Foxconn has recently come up with 5 different prototypes of this gadget. Moreover, these iPads are being tested now.
The company from Cupertino was granted a patent No. 8,600,120 for "Personal computing device control using face detection and recognition" on Tuesday. In other words, it’s a technology that allows your iPhone or iPad to recognize you among other people. Such a system can possibly take mobile security to the next level.
It’s something like a new trend: companies that create tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices release ads, where their gadgets are compared with Apple’s iPads, iPhones etc. Well, that’s not a crime, but what is the reason for mocking iPad Air and Jony Ive?
Good news for all those who live in Europe and think about getting an iPhone or iPad for a discounted price - from now on and up till January 10th one can buy any Apple’s device via company’s online store and save a few bucks for the holidays. How is it possible? Well, Apple has just started offering 0% financing for purchases above €400.
Leander Kahney, the author of the book called 'Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple's Greatest Products', claims that Steve Jobs at first was against the idea of creating white gadgets. Nevertheless, Apple executives thought white products will be a success, so in 2001 the company from Cupertino started producing some of the devices in white.
Another Apple supplier has been recently accused of violating workers’ rights. The company called Biel Crystal Manufactory, which produces interior parts for Apple, Samsung and HTC devices is said to be forcing people within its Chinese factories to work overtime.
Lucy Koh, U.S. District Judge, has recently dismissed a lawsuit against the company from Cupertino. According to the latest Reuters report, the lawsuit claimed that Apple was collecting users’ location data even when the geo-location feature on their iPhones or iPads was turned off.
Apple is still a leader in the sphere of mobile marketing and advertising. As noted by the experts, ad impressions recorded from Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch doubled in the 3rd quarter of 2013 those from all Android devices. Take a look at the chart below.
DisplayMate, a company that specializes in precise display testing, has recently compared three most popular 7-inch tablets - iPad mini with Retina display, Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Nexus 7. Guess what - Apple’s tablet was criticised for what the experts call “really bad planning”. iPad mini was given the last, third place.
Nokia has released a new ad for its most recent tablet running Windows 8 - Lumia 2520. To be honest, the gadget looks pretty much the same as Windows Surface, but, unlike the Microsoft’s creation, features a separate physical keyboard equipped with a powerful battery that lets the tablet work for as many as 16 hours on a single charge. Impressive, don’t you think so?
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Apple launched an Apple Store app for iPad earlier today. This happened nearly three and a half years after the same application had been first released for iPhone. If to speak about me, I honestly don’t understand the reason for such a delay. Anyway, better later than never, right?