At the F8 Developers Conference which was held yesterday, Facebook has announced a much needed video embedding feature. Along with this welcome addition, Facebook also announced several other features to improve the overall platform.

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In order to share a video uploaded on Facebook, users previously had to share the link of the Facebook page or share the long video url. Sharing such long URL’s sometimes would be inconvenient while sharing posts on micro blogging sites. Finally, Facebook announced a solution to it. [click to continue…]

Location Tracking may sound like a boring and dull feature which most of the smartphones have these days. However, Apple is bringing a nice twist to this old feature.

Apple has filed a new patent titled “Sharing location information among devices” that details how a device can track another device in real time. This feature is already available for Google Waze users who can see all other Waze users in the map. Apple can also use this feature in ‘Find My Friend‘ application which notifies other users when their friends have checked in a location.

Apple Location Tracking Patent

The location data can then be communicated over WiFi, cellular and even Bluetooth. This technology works on peer-to-peer connections and use other user’s device as the destination. If implemented this feature can make real time tracking even easier and would pioneer a new way to use Maps. Another possible use could be allowing other apps to access this feature. Other features include a mirroring technology in which one device can see exactly what the other device is looking at in the maps including favorite places. It also allows users to communicate from the same window in real time.

The patent further goes on to say that the feature could be used on a human being, animal and robot highlighting further uses of the new technology. Currently, path tracking is not a big industry for moving objects but this appears to be a perfect solution for the same.

Apple’s friend tracking patent was first filed for in January 2013 and credits Eran Sandel, Elad Harush, and Roman Guy as its inventors.

Samsung launched the much-awaited Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in India yesterday. The Galaxy S6 Edge is priced for Rs. 58,900, whereas the Galaxy S6 price is Rs. 49,900. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have top of the class specs. They sport a 5.1 inch, Quad HD display which takes the pixel density to whopping 577 PPI. Both the phones run on an Exynos processor and are packed with 3GB of RAM. The rear camera has a 16 Megapixel sensor while the front camera has a 5 Megapixel one. The rear one has features like Auto Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), Smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and IR Detect White Balance.The devices are powered by a 2550 mAh battery which is non-removable. They are available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB variants. The only difference between the S6 and the S6 Edge is that the Edge has a curved screen on both sides. [click to continue…]

Are you excited about the new Apple Watch? Yes? Well, Steve Wozniak is not!

According to Apple Inc. Co-founder Steve Wozniak, the Apple Watch is not a revolutionary device and will find its place among Apple’s other failed products like Apple Tv. He recently opened up about his thoughts on the forthcoming smartwatch and robot technology in an interview. Wozniak appeared to be unimpressed by the pricing of the Apple watch which ranges from $350 all the way to $17,000. This type of variability was unheard at the time Apple was managed by Steve Jobs as he believed in offering a single product for the whole market. He even went on to state that he would be buying the cheapest Apple Watch as and when it becomes available. [click to continue…]

It’s no more a secret that Apple was granted a patent for virtual reality devices  and it had been working on the same since 2006. However, new reports state that an internal team in Apple is now working aggressively towards developing Apple’s first Augmented Reality (AR) device. Unlike virtual reality, which fully immerses users in a digital world, augmented reality is meant to overlay digital information on top of things seen in the real world, much like a fighter jet’s heads-up display (HUD). AR technology can be potentially used for many applications, such as a navigation overlay, traffic information, points of interest and more. [click to continue…]

Don’t you get pumped up when you hear the words ‘Free Internet’? Datawind, the makers of Aakash tablets, has launched its entry level 2G and 3G mobile handsets on Tuesday (17th March). And the most intriguing factor about these devices is that Datawind offers free internet service for a year. This has been made possible with a partnership with Reliance Telecommunications. The series of smartphones are priced in range of INR 1,999 to INR 5,499. [click to continue…]

patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, titled “Fuel Cell System to Power a Portable Computing Device,” to Apple Inc. elaborates about a new way to power  iOS devices and MacBooks. Apple’s invention uses energy sources such as methanol, hydrogen or other types of fuel cell sources and converts those into electrical power. The patented invention could enable devices to run continuously for days or weeks. However, Apple agrees that designing a cost effective and portable fuel cell can be challenging. [click to continue…]


According to some reports, it is emerging that the company is in the process to offer in-store credit for Android users who wish to trade their old smartphones for an iPhone. It is a good option and will allow Apple to target more android users directly by offering them an added incentive to join Apple’s ecosystem. [click to continue…]

Apple recently unveiled their much awaited Watch at an event on 9th March 2015. The Watch will go on sale in the US on 24th April and it has been reported that it will reach Indian stores by June this year. The Watch has three variants which is the Apple Watch Sports, Apple Watch and the Apple Watch Edition. The base model which is the Apple Watch Sports starts at $349, the Apple Watch at $549 and the Apple Watch Edition at a whopping $10,000.

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Earlier we had reported on the tech industry shifting its focus towards health related parameters. Google’s Knowledge Graph integrated features to display curated health information and illustrations on search. And then another tech giant, Apple announcing its Medical ResearchKit. This program is started with an intent to collect data related to users’ health issues for further research. Apple has now released guidelines for the application developers to strengthen the consumer protection rules on iOS. [click to continue…]

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