As Engadget reports, Corning announced the launch of its latest glass substrate Lotus XT Glass for OLED and LCD displays. While Corning is well known for its Gorilla Glass used by a number of device makers to provide durable covers for displays, Lotus Glass is used within displays to support components necessary for displays to operate. Read the rest of this entry »
Last year Philips released its iOS-controlled "Hue" lighting system that allows users to personalize the lighting experience.
Today Philips announced a major update to the Hue adding many new features. Among the most interesting is integration with IFTTT protocols to allow the system to provide visual alerts for different situations.
The lawsuit has been filed by consumer group Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, which raises concerns over Apple requesting 'global consent' for use of customer’s data. Read the rest of this entry »
Following yesterday’s report from DisplaySearch analysts which indicated that a RetinaiPad mini would launch in a third quarter, the company today toldCNET that production of Retina displays for the next iPad mini should start in June or July.
Today Bloomberg reported that Jony Ive’s efforts to redesign iOS as part of his new softwaredesign role puts Apple at risk of delaying the release of iOS 7. While a public release is said to currently stay on schedule for "as soon as September", internal deadlines in the company has been pushed back as software teams race to finish iOS 7 and prepare a preview for Worldwide Developers Conference in June.
Today 9to5Mac reported that Apple is looking to make considerable improvements to in-car integration with the iOS 7. In particular, the company is working with car manufacturers to integrate Siri and Maps services with the built-in displays in cars. The report said: Read the rest of this entry »
According to research firm Informa (via BBC News), app-based messaging traffic has for the first time overtaken SMS text messaging.
“Informa said almost 19 billion messages were sent per day on chat apps in 2012, compared with 17.6 billion SMS texts … It has projected that nearly 50 billion messages will be sent per day using these apps by 2014, compared with just over 21 billion traditional SMSs”.
Last month Googleleaked a video showing that Google Now tool would be coming to iOS, and today the company has released the updated version 3.0 of its Google Search app with support for Google Now service.
Today NPD published a new report on the U.S. Internet video market for 2012, noting that Apple continues to dominate both video rentals and purchases.
In looking at purchased content, Apple’s share reached 65 percent of the movie market and 67 percent of the TV show market, while Apple’s closest competitors, Amazon and Xbox Video, holding around 10 percent of the market each.
"Workers have been recruited at Foxconn’s plant in Zhengzhou, eastern China, for the past month, ending a hiring freeze imposed in February, said the person, who asked not to be named because the plans haven’t been made public. The extra workers will assemble the new device as well as existing models and have been added at Apple’s request to boost capacity, the person said”.
In an ongoing case where Google’s Motorola and Apple have accused each other of infringing a number of patents since 2010, U.S. District Court Judge Robert Scola noted in his order that both companies have not interest in achieving a settlement. According to Bloomberg, Scola said in the order:
According to a report from DigiTimes, Apple will begin volume production of the iPad 5 in July-August of this year. The information on timeframe reportedly comes from sources in supply chain makers in Taiwan.
The information on a July-August ramp up of iPad 5 production contradicts many earlier rumors that had suggested the next iPad release as yearly as April.