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A pair of Apple’s patent applications that deal with Touch ID have been spotted on Patently Apple. These applications explain how the new iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor works and where the fingerprints are stored. At last we have some information from the trusted source.
Apple spokeswoman Kristin Huguet on Sunday confirmed that the company from Cupertino has purchased an Israeli firm called PrimeSense. This sum of acquisition is $360 million and this is probably the only thing we know for sure.
Apple is expected to roll out the update for OS X Mavericks soon. This update will include some bug fixes for the Mail, iBooks, Safari, and the Remote Desktop Client apps. All of these minor updates are being tested by Apple’s employees.
Apple’s top iOS Engineering Vice President - Henri Lamiraux - retired from Apple a couple of weeks ago. This happened just after the iOS 7.0.3 release. According to Lamiraux’s words, he planned to leave the company a “little while ago”. As we can see, Apple’s former top iOS engineer successfully accomplished the task he'd set.
Apple has asked its developers to submit applications compatible with new OS X Mavericks.
Make sure your app takes advantage of the great new features in OS X Mavericks when the world’s most advanced desktop operating system becomes available to millions of customers later this fall. Download OS X Mavericks GM seed and Xcode 5.0.1 GM seed, now available on the Mac Dev Center. Build your apps with these latest seeds, then test and submit them to the Mac App Store.
AppleCare staff is currently being trained on OS X Mavericks. As it has been announced earlier, the official release of the new OS X version will take place this fall, presumably on October 22nd, along with the new iPad launch.
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Apple’s iCloud service went through the overnight outage - some users report they were unable to use Calendar and a bunch of other features. Apart from that, the company's online store was inaccessible for updates for as many as 5 hours.
According to TechWorld, Anand Chandrasekher, Qualcomm SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, has recently said that Apple’s new 64-bit A7 processor is nothing else but a marketing trick. A very successful one, I must admit.
The latest report from NetApplications shows that Apple’s mobile web share has fallen 11% in the last 12 months. The main reason for such fall is probably the mass production of cheap Android smartphones and tablets that become more and more popular in Europe and Asia. Looks like things aren’t so good for the company from Cupertino.
According to survey results released Sunday, iOS' share of Web usage hit an all-time low of 54.9% in August, down 11 percentage points (16.7%) from the 65.9% it held in August 2012. Android, meanwhile, surged to 28.1% from 21% last year, up 7.1 points (34.3%).
Anyway, there’re still some chances for Apple to get out of serious troubles. Yes, I’m now talking about the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C releases as well as about the two new iPads, which are expected to be unveiled this fall.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple is currently asking developers to include iOS 7 compatible icons to the apps they submit for the company’s approval. This is all because of the specific size and shape of the icons for iOS 7 - they’re a bit larger and have a different corner radius.
Apple has reportedly asked the developers that are working on the applications for children under 11 years of age to classify their products in one of three age ranges: ages 5 and under, ages 6-8 and ages 9-11. Such classification will surely help parents to choose the appropriate content for their children after the special "Kids" category appears on App Store this fall.
One of the most interesting Samsung Galaxy S4’s features is probably Smart Pause. This is the feature that automatically pauses video playback each time you look away. For quite a long period of time those who use iPhones had to put up with the fact that there’s nothing similar for the iOS platform. And then FaceHalt was released.
According to the latest research held by ShareThis, iPhone turned out to be the most social device. What this means is that it is most frequently used to share interesting stuff through the social media. Can it be truth or this is simply another Apple’s marketing trick? Let’s find out.
A new version of the most widely used web browser ever - Google Chrome - has become available for all the iOS users. The most interesting features are the ability to open links for YouTube, Google Maps, Google+ and Google Drive using the appropriate applications, reduced resource usage and the ability to access browser history. Not bad, I must say.
iPad was reportedly ranked as the best device on South Korean market. According to South Korea's National Customer Satisfaction Index, Apple tablets are more preferred among the customers than the Samsung and LG ones.
The detailed rankings were published by Kim Tae Woo (BetaNews) soon after the official release, made by South Korean Ministry of Knowledge Economy, which runs the whole research program.