Category Archives: iPhone

Apple send out press invites to unveil next iPhone on September 12th

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Apple have sent out press invitations today to a special event on September 12th starting at 10am Pacific Time. What is most striking about the event invitation is the “5” shadow that the 12th date casts which suggests that maybe …

Is this the iPhone 5? IFA mockup shows how it may look

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IFA is a European treasure trove for technology but every now and then someone finds something that really catches the eye and this time it isn’t even a working device. GSMIsreal happened to find an iPhone case manufacturer amongst the …

Jury awards Apple initial $1.049 billion in Samsung patent infringement trial

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Apple has been awarded more than $1bn in damages after its rival smartphone and tablet manufacturer Samsung was found to have copied critical features of its iPhone and iPad. The US jury stunned observers by returning a decision after just two and a half …

A guide to Apple v Samsung: What to expect

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After over a year of drama, the patent battle between Apple and Samsung heads to trial in California today. While there’s no doubt both sides will do their best to present theatrical and emotional arguments, in the end the jury …

Apple set to launch major new media related product this month

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According to sources close to the situation, Apple is planning an important — but not large-scale — event to be held in New York at the end of this month that will focus on a media-related announcement. Per the usual …

Genius is the app that wakes you up earlier if it snowed during the night

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This is smart: a new alarm clock application for the iPhone and Android wakes you earlier if it snowed last night. Called simply, “Winter Wake-Up,” the app lets you configure its settings to wake you up earlier than your scheduled …

Facebook for Android now has more active users per day than on the iPhone

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For the first time, the Facebook for Android mobile app has eclipsed the daily active user count of Facebook for iPhone. The Android app launched in September 2009 more than a year after its iPhone sister and has been playing …

iTunes Match now available in UK and internationally

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Did you think you would have to wait until 2012 to snag an international iTunes Match account? Think again. It seems Apple ended its negotiations with British record companies earlier than expected, as the outfit prematurely launched the music matching …

Google prepping ‘Majel’ from Star Trek Android voice assistant to counter Apple’s Siri

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A new unverified report claims Google is working on its own voice recognition assistant for Android, drawing its “Majel” codename from the voice of the on-board computer in Star Trek. Android and Me claims to have received details on the …

Samsung has $200 million war chest to fight Apple patent claims

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Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung on Monday said that his company is ramping up its defense against Apple in 2012. Speaking to The Korea Times, Samsung’s chief executive confirmed the creation of a $200 million war chest that the South Korea-based …

Carrier IQ: A look inside the brave new world of carrier phone tracking

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You may have heard of the “internet of things,” a vision of the future where cheap sensors are everywhere, and they allow machines to automatically track everything at all times. Over the last few days, we got an eye-opening look …

Carrier IQ says they do not save your personal information

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Carrier IQ, maker of a network diagnostic tool installed on millions of smartphones, has a simple rebuttal to accusations that its software logs keystrokes on the devices on which it is installed: It doesn’t. While CIQ might “listen”* to a …