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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.

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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…]

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 is known for its hassle free designs and user-friendly UIs. With the patent granted by the U.S. Patent And Trademark Office on Tuesday (20th January), Apple once again has caught a lot of interest from technologists and Apple fans all around the world. The post describes Apple’s new patent as “Systems and methods for counteracting a perpetual fading of a moveable indicator” which deals with Troxler’s fading effect.

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The Apple Watch is all set to hit US stores in March of 2015, according to sources. Apple has been maintaining an “early 2015” release date for the Apple Watch till now but did not mention any specific date. Recently, the President of Retail Angela Ahrendts spilled some beans by telling Apple employees that the launch will occur in”spring” after the Chinese New Year. Sources also state that Apple is applying finishing touches on the Apple Watch’s software and getting the developers on board with the device. Apparently, the mass production of the Apple Watch is about to begin in January 2015 at Quanta.

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Usually, Apple delays the Indian launch of its new offerings by a month or so. This means that the Apple Watch may come to India by July. Extensive training has also been organized by Apple in the month of February for its retail employees to acquaint them with the new product category.

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Ever since the iOS users have updated their devices with iOS 8.1.2, there have been a lot of complaints. These cover a wide range of topics like fluctuating WiFi, bluetooth bugs which prevent the connection of the device with the headsets, acute battery drain, etc. Keeping all this in mind, Apple is currently working meticulously on its next iOS 8 software update which is the iOS 8.1.3.

If we believe in the rumors floating around, Apple is set to roll out the new update within a couple of weeks. Hopefully, this version of iOS will put to rest all the complaints received for iOS 8.1.2. These rumors are fed by the talks of Apple already seeding the iOS 8.1.3 to selected retail employees of Apple to test the updates before officially putting it out for the users.

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Apple Inc. had recently acquired a patent for a wireless action camera. And now it has a new patent application bringing in joy for the gamers on smartphones. The U.S. Patent And Trademark Office published an Apple patent application revealing its interest to revolutionize the ‘Home button’. The new home button will transform into a small joystick protruding out of the surface of the phone. The patent publication by the USPTO describes it with the name of “multi-function input device”. The patent also reads the possibility of adding additional sensors to the mechanism with a force sensor, a contact sensor, an ultrasonic sensor, an accelerometer, a gyroscope and much more.

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