As the Wall Street Journal in July gave credence to 12.9-inch iPad speculation, which dates back to a sketchy report published in May 2013, we’re now officially in the clear as far as crazy rumors go. The mythical iPad designed for real men – let’s call it the ‘iPad maxi’ for the time being, shall we? – could give Retina a new meaning by incorporating an ultra high-resolution 4K screen.
Industry analyst Dominic Sunnebo explains some of the latest smartphone sales data collected by his firm, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. According to him, the typical iPhone 5c buyer is older and not as wealthy as the average iPhone 5s buyer: …CONTINUE READING =>
Remember watching the Jetsons on TV and thinking it would be so cool if life could really be like that. All the technology, things flying around, their phone was an actual screen that they could communicate hundreds of miles apart and still seem like they were face to face. It was such a fictional thought that could only happen. That era of technology is not the future anymore, it is upon us.
Amazon.com is testing delivering packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said on the CBS TV news show 60 Minutes Sunday.
The idea would be to deliver packages as quickly as possible using the small, unmanned aircraft, through a service the company is calling Prime Air, the CEO said.
Bezos played a demo video on 60 Minutes that showed how the aircraft, also known as octocopters, will pick up packages in small yellow buckets at Amazon’s fulfillment centers and fly through the air to deliver items to customers after they hit the buy button online at Amazon.com.
The goal of the new delivery system is to get packages into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less, the world’s largest Internet retailer said. Putting Prime Air into commercial use will take “some number of years” as Amazon develops the technology further and waits for the Federal Aviation Administration to come up with rules and regulations, the company added.
LifeProof has unveiled a new 5s case. It is waterproof, and 100% compatible with Touch ID.
It’s called the iPhone 5s nüüd Case, and LifeProof bills it as the “thinnest, lightest, all-protective iPhone 5s case ever made.” It’s fully submersible up to 6.6 feet, and is capable of surviving drops from up to 6.6 feet…
From LifeProof’s announcement (via Tuaw):
“iPhone 5s represents everything technologically possible and technologically useful in a smartphone. And, nüüd for iPhone 5s makes that technology more useful than ever thought possible. Blending maximum protection with ultimate usability, nüüd is engineered for all of your possibilities.
LifeProof’s nüüd screenless technology protects iPhone 5s from splashes, fumbles and full submersion, all while opening the touchscreen to direct touch. And that’s not the only thing you can touch. With complete Touch ID compatibility, nüüd is the only all-protective case that does so much while letting you touch so much!”
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The school year is about to return in full force, and with it, the inevitable back to school sales. Whether you’re a new college student or the parent of said student, you are likely to spend plenty of time and money on the usual futon, mini-fridge and laptop combo. But in today’s college environment, these are not the only essentials. If you really want to make the most of the college experience, you will supplement these traditional dorm necessities with a few wonders of the Apple world. A Facebook account, a few iPhone apps and finding a functional Internet connection through internet.verizon.com are the bread and butter of the successful student.
Social media as an academic tool? Those two concepts might feel like inherent opposites, but if you know what you’re doing, you can harness those Twitter and Facebook accounts and use them for something other than procrastination tools. There are several successful academics who also happen to be prodigious members of the Twitterverse. As they understand, social media is (in addition to being a great avenue for Words with Friends) particularly helpful in connecting with other students and organizing study groups. Next time you’re starting a new class, exchange Facebook information with a few other students and agree to keep in touch over the course of the semester. This tactic has already proven useful for Purdue students, and it can work for you as well. …CONTINUE READING =>
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As the Apple v. Samsung trial to recalculate the damages Samsung owes continues, Phil Schiller took the stand yesterday. Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing was called up to speak with just 11 minutes left in the session.
But that still proved enough time for Schiller to dish out some interesting details about his role at Apple, and its early days of iPhone development. He said around 100 people worked on what was referred to as the ‘bet the company’ product…
CNET’s Shara Tibken has more:
“There were huge risks [with the first iPhone],” he said. “We had a saying inside the company that it was a ‘bet-the-company’ product…We were starting to do well again in iPod…Then here we’re going to invest all these resources, financial as well as people, in creating this product.”
He noted that Apple started working on the iPhone after it had already started iPad development. In the beginning, about 100 people worked on the smartphone. Now, “almost everyone” at Apple works on the device.”
Ok all you Apple haters out there, Despite all of the ‘doomed’ talk, and its share price being down nearly $200 from a year ago, Apple is still the world’s most valuable brand. In fact, according to Forbes Magazine, its brand is worth nearly twice that of its closest competitor.
In its annual ranking of ‘The World’s Most Valuable Brands,’ Forbes lists Apple’s value at $104.3 billion. That’s an increase of 20% from last year, and well above Microsoft and Coca-Cola, which came in second and third respectively…
Note the differences in how much Apple spends in advertising, versus a company like Samsung. Samsung spends an average of $149 million in advertising for every $1 million in brand value. Apple’s ratio is just $10 million to 1 million.
What you don’t see here is that Nokia, which agreed to sell its mobile phone business to Microsoft earlier this year, has fallen to number 72 on Forbes’ list. And BlackBerry, which is struggling to stay afloat right now, didn’t make the top 100.
Companies on Forbes’ 100 most valuable brands list span 15 countries and cross 20 broad industry categories. Brands from U.S.-based companies make up just over half the list and tech brands are the most common with 19 entries.
Apple likes to tout the fact that people are using iPads in a wide variety of professions and situations. From doctors to film-makers, musicians to photographers, it seems like everyone is finding a use for the popular tablet.
And that includes car enthusiasts. A tricked-out Toyota 4Runner from Herbst Smith Fabrication made some noise at the SEMA trade show in Las Vegas this week for its unique iPad-controlled electronics and stereo system…
“The Oakley 4Runner has a camouflage-patterned vehicle wrap, LED lights and a rugged, metal roof rack designed to electronically lower and open to store two sets of skis at the press of an iPad button. The doors, music, windows and other interior features are controlled by three separate Apple iPads. To make sure the ordinary can range into the ridiculous, the ski-oriented vehicle also has a coffeemaker, a dryer for each ski glove and boot and a mountable grill in the cargo area.”
Perhaps the coolest thing about the vehicle, though, is the built-in ski storage unit located on the roof. With a simple push of a button, the ski rack extends out from the unit, and then lowers, making it easier to reach your skis.
How could mobile photography get any easier? A smartphone’s camera is so advanced that snapping a high-quality photo or recording a fully HD video is as simple as pressing your thumb against the glass. As Apple brags about its camera advancements on the new iPhone 5S, Google is taking a different approach: Take pictures without lifting a finger.
Google Glass, the new wearable tech due in 2014, resembles a pair of glasses and will be equipped with a camera that takes first-person picture and video on voice command. Users can then share the pictures on Google Plus or videos on YouTube. Glass is the first product of its kind, and anticipation is growing as we approach the 2014 consumer release. Whether smartphone manufacturers like it or not, Glass is about to change mobile photography in a big way.
Glass could be huge for Google’s native social network, Google Plus. YouTube is already the most popular video-sharing service in the world, but Plus falls a great distance behind Facebook in both users and number of photos shared online. According to Facebook’s infrastructure engineering VP, Facebook stores more than 220 billion photos between its user base, and that’s before Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 billion. That’s an incredible amount of pictures, but with Glass’s possible popularity and its camera’s ease of use, Google Plus could cover some serious ground on the photo-sharing business.
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Smartphones gave citizens the ability to record encounters with law enforcement, and some lead to officers’ reprimanding over abuse of power. If Glass becomes a popular device in the U.S., almost every dealing with police could get recorded and force more accountability on officers.
The flagship app for Apple’s new M7 coprocessor is finally available for download on the App Store. Nike+ Move, the app that Apple showcased alongside its unveiling of the iPhone 5s, went live a few hours ago.
A lot of people have been wondering what Nike stands to gain by continuing to align so closely with Apple — especially when they now sell what can arguably be seen as a competing product. After testing out the app, however, the answer to that question becomes readily apparent.
While Nike+ Move contains enough to keep curious ones occupied, it’s basically one huge Nike advertisement. Inside the app you’ll find advertisements for Nike’s other App Store offerings, as well as the Fuel Band — Nike’s standalone activity tracking hardware.
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Analyst Gene Munster is reporting that Apple is going to release the iPhone 6 next Summer, months before the usual September refresh. They have received reports that the iPhone 6 will have a 5 inch screen and an over all comparison to Samsungs Galaxy S series of phones.
BusinessInsider has the note:
“But even more important than the 5S, says Munster, is the iPhone 6, which he expects to be out in the Summer, sooner than expected. The 6 is going to have a bigger screen, and Munster thinks it’s going to be a “blockbuster.”
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