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Apple Filed Two Patent Applications This Week





The company from Cupertino filed two new patent applications this week. According to iDownloadBlog, the first one deals with a new technology that could let the smartphone detect your cardiac signal. The second one describes a special display capable of detecting touches even when a user’s finger is not in contact with the screen surface.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013. 20:55

HondaLink Apps and Display Audio Interface to Boost iOS Car Integration



Honda has recently updated its HondaLink apps for iOS, namely Connect App, Navigation App, Aha App and Launcher App. The reason for such update is the new Honda Civic launch. This car, by the way, is one of the first ever that features deep integration with Apple’s iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c. Apart from that, it can boast of a brand new Display Audio interface, which resembles that of modern smartphones.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. 21:11

Another Touch ID Patent Granted to Apple



Another patent that deals with Touch ID was granted to the company from Cupertino. It explains how gestures could be identified by the fingerprint sensor and used for navigation through various apps and menus.


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Apple Files Patent for "Touch-Sensitive Depressible Button"



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published another Apple’s patent application on Tuesday. This time it’s a some kind of touch sensitive button that is capable of detecting multiple levels of pressure. The U.S. Patent No. 8,581,870 is entitled "Touch-sensitive button with two levels".

Here’s what AppleInsider writes:


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013. 23:08

Photos of iPad 5's Front and Back Panels Assembled Together



Sonny Dickson has posted a bunch of photos on his blog that presumably show how can the new Apple’s iPad 5 look like. On the ihe images, however, you won’t see any internal parts of the device like battery, circuit boards or touchscreen.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, August 30th, 2013. 19:37

Apple patents interface for 3D objects creation



Apple is going to obtain a patent for 'Working with 3D objects'. It implies the technology of generating, modifying, and manipulating 3D objects with the help of 3D gesture inputs.

Three-dimensional objects can be modified using 3D gesture inputs. For example, a 3D object shown on a touch-sensitive display can be detected, and a 3D gesture input that includes a movement of a finger or a pointing device in proximity to a surface of the touch-sensitive display can be detected. Detecting the 3D gesture input can include measuring a distance between the finger or the pointing device and a surface of the display. The 3D object can be modified according to the 3D gesture input, and the updated 3D object can be shown on the touch-sensitive display.

The 3D object can be generated based on two types of inputs. The first is a touch or a two-dimensional (2D) gesture input. The second is 3D gesture input which implies detecting a movements in proximity to a surface of the screen.


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Written by Lizzen

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013. 16:55

iPhone 5 explosion nearly cost a woman her eyesight



According to ZDNet, an explosion of iPhone 5 caused an injury.  A Chinese woman nearly lost her eyesight when the explosed smartphone sent debris into her eye.

According to a report published by Da Lian Evening News on Friday, the injured woman whose family name is Li arrived at her workplace and was on the phone with her friend when she felt the screen growing very warm against her cheek. At that time, she had been on the phone for 40 minutes. When she looked at the device to check it, Li then discovered the touchscreen was not responding when she tried to end the call. After a few more tries, the screen exploded. Li said she felt some debris shooting into her eyes. "I could not open my eyes," she recalled. Her colleagues rushed her to the hospital where the doctor found her eyeball red and inflamed, and identified a scratch mark which suggested an object had scratched it.

According to the information, Li had previously dropped her iPhone on the top right corner leaving a small notch. In this very corner the explosion  happened.

Da Lian Evening News was informed by Apple customer service that this incident will be investigated to find out whether it covers with warranty or not.




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Written by Lizzen

Monday, August 12th, 2013. 15:40

Apple's New Patent for a Car Touchscreen Dashboard



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.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013. 15:32

Why the iPhone 5 is good for gaming



The mobile phone is something that many people cannot live without these days because they do nearly everything on them from looking up information to talking to their friends and family. With full internet access you can research nearly anything on a mobile phone without having to change to PC, as well as this you can also watch films and listen to music never having to touch another device. What is most impressive is their ability to play games; the App Store on most modern phones is filled to the brim with thousands of games that you can download and play at any time. Online casino games have become incredibly popular with mobile phone gamers due to just how easy they are to play and how entertaining they can be.


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Written by admin

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013. 15:43

iTunes 'Metro' App For Windows 8 Will Not Come 'Any Time Soon'



Windows 8 "Metro" Interface

During an interview with CNN Money, Microsoft CFO Tami Relller said that they talked with Apple about developing an iTunes app for Windows 8, but users shouldn’t expect the app "any time soon". She notes:

"ITunes is in high demand. The welcome mat has been laid out. It's not for lack of trying."


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Written by maxim

Friday, May 10th, 2013. 19:41

Apple Adds Touch-Friendly Tweaks To Its Online Store



Apple today added a few minor improvements to its online store, making its easier to navigate the service on touchscreen devices such as iPad and iPhone.


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Written by maxim

Friday, April 5th, 2013. 20:09

FixYa Study Finds iPhones To Be The Most Reliable Smartphones



FixYa, a site that provides troubleshooting tips, today published a "Smartphone Reliability Report", comparing user complaints on Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy, Motorola’s Droid and Nokia’s Lumia.

Based on the reported issues, coming from a database of around 30 million users, FixYa gave a dependability score to each smartphone. According to its rankings, iPhones were the most reliable smartphones with the fewest reported issues.


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Written by maxim

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013. 2:27

Apple Rumored To Release 4.8-Inch iPhone Math In June



According to China Times’ report translated by BrightWire, Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5S along with a larger phone called "iPhone Math".

The iPhone Math is highly unusual name that does not conform to Apple's traditional naming scheme, so it is unclear if it is a code name of the device or a potential mistranslation.


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Written by maxim

Monday, January 21st, 2013. 15:51

Apple Rumored to Be Testing New 'Touch on Display' Technology for Next iPhone



Chinese sources claim that Apple is testing a new display technology, dubbed "touch-on," for use in its next iPhone model to address issues with the current "in-cell" display found in the iPhone 5.

Apple has reportedly contracted with Chimei Innolux, Taiwan's largest LCD maker, for the next-generation panels, according to The China Times (via AppAdvice). Apple's interest has reportedly been prompted by alleged "interference problems" with the recently released iPhone 5.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Friday, January 4th, 2013. 19:06

iPhone 5 Does Not Recognize Rapid Diagonal Swipes



Following up the Tweet posted by UK developer CMA Megacorp, Recombu reported on an issue related to recognition of rapid diagonal swiping motions on the iPhone 5 and posted a video comparison that demonstrates the issue on iPhones running iOS 6.0.1 and iOS 6. Recombu noted:


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