News tagged ‘fun’
Apple Will Refund $6.000 to Careless Father
This is the article devoted to all parents and their children. Lee Neale, an aerospace engineer from Somerset, UK, lost as much as $6.000 due to 8-year-old daughter and his own carelessness. Here’s what The Mirror reports about:
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.
Apple's New Patents
Another good day for Cupertino company – Hong Kong IP Office has recently granted Apple 16 patents for its devices. Fifteen of them are design patents dedicated to both black and white iPhones and the odd one deals with Apple's new EarPods and the way they look. Let’s dig a bit deeper into the issue.
PayPal Here for iPad Got the Update
The PayPal Here app for iPad has just got the update. From now on, one can sort products and split them into categories, create lists of particular items and do a lot of other things.
Here’s the application description from the AppStore:
Accept credit cards anywhere you do business with the PayPal Here app and free credit card reader. Turn your iPad into an easy-to-use point of sale solution for payment processing.
Instagram boasts landscape orientation
Photo and video landscape orientation is available on the updated Instagram. Additionally, front-facing cameras will now get more support.
Instagram allows you to share edited photos and videos with your family and friends. Various filter effects will help you improve the photos and make them spectacular. You can also follow your friends and enjoy an everyday update of their photo stream.
Offline voice dictation for iOS
Apple is following Android’s experience of installing offline voice dictation programs. Nowadays, California-based company is carrying out tests of this version for iOS.
Before Apple’s voice-to-text function required Internet connection. It made the process slow and out-of-date. The system uploaded a recording to a converter and then downloaded the text version to the device.
Future iOS versions will allow users to convert voice into text offline. So the process will be much quicker. However, it means that users will dispose of less storage place.
New Must-Watch Samsung Anti-Apple Ad
Samsung releases… no, not another Galaxy device with an enormous screen. This time it’s an ad, to be more precise – an anti-Apple one, of course. It comes from Iceland and I bet you have never ever seen anything stranger than this short video.
As to the plot – a man is holding a nice red apple in his hand and tries hard to make a call. Quite predictably, he fails to do that. After another unsuccessful attempt, the man gets upset and depressed. But then he somehow gets a new Galaxy S4 and that’s it – all problems immediately disappear.
Watch the video below
Play as Texas Ranger in the Wild West.
You can become a legend in the new role-playing game by Disney. It was inspired by the popular movie The Lone Ranger starring Johnny Depp.
When playing the game, you will become a Texas Ranger, who rides horses, helps people from Colby Town, passes judgment and fights foes.
Here's how AirDrop in iOS 7 works [Video]
Apple has added new AirDrop functionality to iOS7, a desperately needed function that allows users to share files easily between devices. AirDrop requires both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to be enabled, it doesn’t require you to be connected to a Wi-Fi network. This allows for true peer-to-peer sharing via Bluetooth.
iOS 7 detects blinking and smiling in photos
In iOS 7 beta 2, Apple has added new photo detecters that can detect certain facial expressions like blinking and smiling. In iOS 5 and iOS 6 the APIs provided basic facial recognition, and soon after Apple implemented face detection in the stock Camera app.
So in the future, when Apple implements new functionality in Camera app, users might get notification if the taken photo has some blinking.
Apple Looking To Improve In-Car Integration Of Siri And Maps In iOS 7
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Google Search App For iOS Is Updated With Google Now
Last month Google
Swype VP Confirms Discussions With Apple On Its Keyboard Technology
Earlier this week highly popular Swype keyboard become available for users of Android devices on Google Play, but only after the release of Jelly Bean with the built-in Swipe-like Gesture Typing functionality.
While it is known that Swype owner Nuance has a tight relationship with Apple through the Siri's voice recognition technology, a Swype executive has now confirmed that its company has had conversation with Apple over its keyboard technology. The Vice President Of Swype Aaron Sheedy said at
Apple Patents: iPhone Used As Car’s Smart-Key And Parking Locator For Cars
Patently Apple reported on a two car-related patent applications from Apple, one helping you
The smart-key concept is based on using a Bluetooth connection from the iPhone to unlock the car, which could be performed either manually or through a proximity rule, unlocking the car as you approach it.
The "iSteve" film is available online
The “iSteve” film by Funny Or Die at this point available on the network. The film stars Justin Long as Steve Jobs, and Jorge Garcia, known for the TV series “Lost” as Steve Wozniak.