Posts tagged with: iOS
  • by | April 3, 2014 7:08 PM

    After years of continuous rumors, Microsoft has finally launched its most popular Office applications for the iPad. It's definitely not the best solution out there, given the fact that you can only read documents and not edit them, unless you're willing to pay the crazy amount of $99/year for Office 365. Still, the service is the most reliable way to view and edit Office documents on the go. If you've been asking yourself just how popular the apps have been on the App Store, well the apps topped the download charts for the first couple of days, and Microsoft has just announced that it has ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 6:37 PM

    We know that Apple wasn't the first to explore capacitive touch screens, but the iPhone did make the technology popular. Over the last couple of years, the iPhone's multi-touch technology has pioneered a new trend of ways to interact with mobile devices, up to the point of including computers as well. Obviously Apple hasn't stopped there, and a new patent reveals where the company wants to push next. Apple's new patent shows how the company is exploring the use if infrared technology in order to determine pressure sensitivity. This would allow a new trend of commands, where the device will ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 6:01 PM

    Apple was definitely not the first company to provide the world with a "voice command" service, but the company sure improved the concept. Siri may not be the best service out there, but it has pioneered a trend that we can now find in Google Now and Cortana. Obviously Siri is the result of multiple acquisitions that Apple has done in the last couple of years, and even though it's not common for a company to get acquired silently these days, it seems that Apple has been doing just that. Novauris is one of the pioneers of speech recognition software, or at least was as the company got ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 12:11 PM

    One of the coolest features that Apple debuted years ago, and which other platforms have adopted over the years, is a way for you to find your iPhone if misplaced or stolen. The service was initially part of MobileMe, then became free for all users as "Find my iPhone", and is now part of iCloud, which is free for everyone as well. The service can pin-point where your device is, make it ring if you can't find it, and even sends messages to the phone in case it was stolen. Sadly the service has been proven to be far from perfect today. For you to disable "Find my iPhone" you have to enter ...

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  • by | April 3, 2014 11:59 AM

    Apple's World Wide Developer Conference is probably the biggest event that the company hosts every year. During the event, those lucky developers that can get a ticket have the opportunity to work directly with Apple on ways to improve their applications. It's also the event where Steve Jobs has announced devices like the iPhone 4, and where we expect to see something great this year as well. Apple has just announced that the event starts on June 2nd, and that it'll go through June 6th. Historically, the first day is used for Tim Cook's keynote, and just like we saw iOS 7 last year, and ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 11:39 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the initial Samsung Galaxy S5 sales, even though the phone isn't officially out yet. BlackBerry and T-Mobile are next as its official that both companies hate each-other. Apple vs. Samsung follows as Phil Schiller takes the booth to defend his company. Rumors of a reversible USB connector reach rumor mill. We end today's show talking about Microsoft, Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana, the new Nokia Lumia 930, and all the rest of the things that got announced. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Initial Samsung Galaxy S 5 sales are solid, ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 6:26 PM

    If you haven't been following the developments, today is Apple vs. Samsung, day 2. Apple's first witness for today is non-other than Apple's SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller. His participation in Apple trials has become quite common, and more specifically, in the previous trials between Apple and Samsung. Today Schiller takes the stage one more time, but oddly didn't surprise anyone with his statement. As it turns out, Schiller simply decided to play it safe and re-hash the same statement he's used in two previous trial testimonies about the reasons why Samsung has infringed in ...

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  • by | April 2, 2014 3:37 AM

    Spotify is the go-to source of many for on-demand music streaming, through its subscription (and free) offerings. Its official clients are available for phones and tablets on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone as well, but starting today, those kicking it to Spotify tunes on the iPhone will be able to be the first ones to experience the redesigned Spotify app. Whether it is "the best looking Spotify ever", as the press release puts it, is up to you. The new version is darker, uses new typography and iconography, and focuses even more on content. In addition to the visual upgrades, the service ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 11:35 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Samsung's Galaxy Tab4 line-up. Then we talk about Google's future update to the Nexus 5 camera view finder. We then talk about about the probability of a Google Nexus 10 announcement coming soon. Nokia takes the spotlight next as we talk about the Lumia 930, and the possibility that it won't make tomorrow's event. We end today's show by talking about the Apple vs. Samsung trail, which has just begun. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Galaxy Tab4 lineup goes official: 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 inches - Google Android camera ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 6:52 PM

    With Apple's possible launch of the iPhone 6, we've seen leaked images that show a device with a protruding camera lens, just as we see today with the iPod Touch. We know that Apple has a lot of pressure to innovate in its camera offering, and there have been ongoing leaks about the possibility of optical image stabilization, and even Apple's decision to ditch the idea. It's hard to tell if the next generation iPhone will include any of this, but one of the older patents we saw last month has resurfaced. We saw earlier how Apple is experimenting in using magnetic interchangeable lenses, ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 6:35 PM

    As the trial of Apple vs. Samsung continues today, we've already heard Apple's arguments as to why Samsung has benefited from the whole development process of building phones through Apple's experience with the iPhone. Obviously the next step was for Samsung to defend itself, and you'd think that Samsung would counter Apple's arguments during its opening statement, but the company insists that it's just a victim. As it turns out, Samsung's attorney Bob Quinn decided to pull out an old 2010 email written by Steve Jobs to his staff to address the battle between Apple and Google as the "Holy ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 6:19 PM

    The Apple vs. Samsung trial has officially begun, and if you were tired of all the drama in the previous one, this one is actually interesting and unique on its own. Previously we saw how Apple won the previous patent trial based mostly on software patent infringement, and this time, the lawsuit digs deeper into how Samsung has benefited in copying Apple's smartphone development. Today the trial has begun with Apple's opening statement, where the company specifically asks for over $2 Billion in damages over Samsung's infringement in five different patents. By contrast, even though Samsung ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 6:05 PM

    Apple's launch of the iPhone 5s came along with a lot of criticism from industry experts, mainly because of the A7 64-bit processor. There's no denying that this is a 64-bit chip, but until this day, we haven't seen any dramatic improvements in using an iPhone 5s when compared to an iPhone 5 from last year. Many of us felt that the chip was a marketing stunt, but a recent study from AnandTech wants to prove otherwise. The study, as with everything that comes from AnandTech is extremely detailed, but explains the substantial differences between Apple's old A6 chip, and what we find today in ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 4:10 PM

    Even though we do praise the iPhone for its display quality, that doesn't necessarily mean that its the most power-efficient feature that the phone has. As a result we do see how the iPhone's battery drains quickly, mainly because of the IPS display technology that it uses. Given the fact that the iPhone's battery life is its biggest customer complaint, it seems that Apple is up to something interesting for future iPhone models. Apple is reportedly in talks with Japanese chip maker Renesas Electronics over the acquisition of a specific division within the company that builds chips to power ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 4:04 AM

    It's always difficult to accurately predict an upcoming product based on rumors and leaks -- though some were spot on, like all the HTC One M8 stuff we've seen, which turned out to be true -- especially if that product is an upcoming Apple product. We've seen Apple, as a company, turn from the most secretive into the maker of probably the most leaked phone (the iPhone 5s), and the speculation continues with chatter about a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch iPhone. Reuters' supply chain sources claim that production for the screens of the 4.7-inch variant might start as early as next month (May), in ...

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