Apple has always been busy honing its sword to be the best in the industry. It follows every trend in the market and pensively work to set those trends in the first place. Patents like Gaze control or Joystick enabled smartphones are all spark a new tech in the market. And catching up with the trend of VR (virtual reality) devices, it had recently acquired a patent of a device enabling your smartphone to be modified into one. And the Apple on Tuesday (24th February) was granted a new patent by USPTO reading ‘Interactive application sharing’. [click to continue…]

Apple introduced Siri, its voice assistant in the iPhone 4s. But for users of the iPhone in India, it did not prove really useful as Siri wasn’t good in gauging Indian English. This is going to change now as it reported that the iOS 8.3 update will focus on making Siri understand Indian accents better. Siri will now also support languages like Russian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Thai and Turkish. This is of course a good move by the Cupertino based technology giant as Siri’s competition, Google Now understands the Indian accent very well. Even Microsoft is doing great work with Cortana, so Apple has to buck up with Siri.

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Technology industry has always been keen to know about the latest projects by Apple and Apple on the other hand has always applied secrecy to its hardware as well as software projects, but until the OS X Yosemite. With the launch of OS X Yosemite Beta version in public, it received an overwhelming response with about one million users opting for it in no time. After this successful program, Apple is now said to follow the same trend with its forthcoming version for mobile operating system, iOS 9. [click to continue…]

Walking down the street now-a-days gives us scenes with heads tilted down and fingers occupied. Everyone is busy with their smartphones. Companies tout about their smooth capacitive touchscreens and GUI designed for hassle free use. But one of the biggest frustrations for the disabled community is the technology being inept for them to use it. Addressing these difficulties, an Israel based company, Sesame Enable has designed a touch-free smartphone for the differently-abled community. [click to continue…]

After showcasing poor results for the last quarter of 2014, Samsung is feeling the heat to improve on its products by concentrating on design, specifications and pricing strategy too. Samsung has adopted a different strategy this time, to diversify its reliance from smartphones alone, to concentrate equally on chip manufacturing and OLED displays too. And now Samsung has announced about its acquisition of LoopPay. This acquisition had put to rest all the rumors in the industry about the two working closely on an upcoming project for building a competitor to Apple Pay. [click to continue…]

There a lot of rumours suggesting that Apple is working on an electric car and they plan to start its production by the year 2020. And now there is news of a lawsuit being filed against the Cupertino based electronic giant for trying to poach employees of a company that manufactures electric batteries. If you try to connect the two then it is more than obvious as to why the Apple is doing so.

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Lately telecom service providing companies have been concentrating on providing internet data plans at prices lower than ever. There are projects to even provide free internet access to the masses like Facebook’s internet.org. It has been launched in India in partnership with Reliance Telecom. BSNL too launched free WiFi services at ghats of Varanasi with an intent to penetrate into towns and villages. With similar plans, Videocon has plans to offer 4G data services at 2G/3G rates to encourage a fast adoption rate. Along with this, the telco is prepping up to offer bundled plans for smartphones.

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Apple has always been part of some interesting projects bringing innovative features coupled with simplicity. Technology enthusiasts are still amazed over its TouchID on iPhones. Also it revealed interests in integrating the Home Button with a joystick protruding out. And the latest of its projects, the Apple Watch, is grabbing attention like none other. And lately Apple has been granted with another patent reading ‘Head Mounted Display Apparatus For Retaining A Portable Electronic Device With Display’. In simpler terms, this patent can be described as a plan for a head-mounted device that is worn on user’s head and can be configured to integrate with a removable portable electronic device. [click to continue…]

It is known news that the Apple Watch will be released in April this year. But now it is reported that the Cupertino based technology giant has asked its Asian suppliers to manufacture around 6 million units of the watch. The Apple Watch is the first new product line that the company has introduced since the launch of the iPad and also the first under the leadership of CEO Tim Cook. appwatch
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To the ones who don’t have much idea about Google’s Project Zero, here is a quick read. Project Zero is the name of a team of security analysts employed by Google tasked with finding zero-day exploits. Bugs found by the Project Zero team are reported to the owner/manufacturer and only made public once a patch is released or if 90 days have passed and no patch has been released.

The 90-day deadline is Google’s way of implementing responsible disclosure, giving software companies 90 days to fix a problem before making it open in public so that the users themselves can take necessary steps to avoid attacks and malware. [click to continue…]

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