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  • Apple Sold 44M iPhones, 16M iPads And 4M Macs In Q2 2014

    Apple Sold 44M iPhones, 16M iPads And 4M Macs In Q2 2014

    Apple shared its quarterly earnings results today, and for fiscal Q2 2014, the company moved 43.7 million iPhones, 16.3 million iPads and 4.1 million Macs. That compares to 51 million iPhones sold during the first fiscal quarter, along with 26 million iPads and 4.8 million Macs, but that was a holiday quarter, so a dip is to be expected. Last year during the same quarter, Apple sold 37.4… Read More

  • Apple Profiles Apps Used To Create Its ‘Powerful’ New Ad

    Apple Profiles Apps Used To Create Its ‘Powerful’ New Ad

    Apple has a new ad out that you may have seen, featuring a track by The Pixies and a whole lot of iPhone users employing mobile software to cover the song. The ad harkens back to earlier Apple ads where people used a variety of software from the App Store to have fun with their devices, and as such represents a pretty strong return to form. I’ll forgive them the obligatory… Read More

  • Apple Sells iPhones To Reanimate The Pixies

    Apple Sells iPhones To Reanimate The Pixies

    One day in the fall of 1990, or maybe it was ’91, I discovered a box my cousin had left at our house. In the box was a black cassette tape with a grubby label. On one side, recorded in long play mode to fit it all, was the Beastie Boys ‘License To Ill’ and Concrete Blonde’s ‘Bloodletting’. Read More

  • Apple Releases iOS 7.1.1 With Touch ID Improvements

    Apple Releases iOS 7.1.1 With Touch ID Improvements

    Apple has released a new update to iOS 7 today, a minor point update with bug fixes and improvements. One such improvement beefs up Touch ID performance, which should mean better recognition of fingerprints registered with your iPhone 5s device. Some users had cited a gradual worsening of the Touch ID sensor’s ability to recognize existing fingerprints, so hopefully this clears that up… Read More

  • Apple Patents Android-Like Gesture Unlocking Tech For Mobile Devices

    Apple Patents Android-Like Gesture Unlocking Tech For Mobile Devices

    Apple has a pair of new patent applications published by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider) which describe a gesture-based unlocking system for iPhone or iPad devices. The system is more sophisticated than existing implementations, however, and includes a number of provisions to make the encryption even harder to frustrate the current methods employed by Android devices. Apple’s… Read More

  • Google Releases Helpouts App For iOS

    Google Releases Helpouts App For iOS

    Google introduced Helpouts last year to HELP PEOPLE OUT (yeah that’s where they got the name). The system works through Hangouts, letting people connect with experts for paid or free video chats that are about solving a specific problem, rather than just shooting the breeze with pals as we all do on Hangouts all the time. Now Helpouts is available on iOS thanks to a new app. Read More

  • Monument Valley Is A Legend In The Making You Must Play Now

    Monument Valley Is A Legend In The Making You Must Play Now

    I consider myself a fan of games, but once in a while, a game comes along for which I feel something far beyond fandom; Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is one of those, and now Monument Valley, a game out today by UK-based development studio ustwo and in many ways, a spiritual bedfellow to Superbrothers, is another. Don’t get me wrong, Monument Valley definitely stands on its… Read More

  • Apple Patents Headphones That Recognize When You’re Speaking And Tune For Better Audio Quality

    Apple Patents Headphones That Recognize When You’re Speaking And Tune For Better Audio Quality

    Apple has a new patent application for a tech that could improve the design of its pre-packaged iOS device headphones, AppleInsider has found. The new patent describes earbuds with a built-in mic that could automatically detect user voice activity, and then tune a series of built-in mics to optimally pick up their speech and cancel out any background noise. The advanced design would use… Read More

  • Apple Said To Be Looking To Bring Display Chip Design Mostly In-House

    Apple Said To Be Looking To Bring Display Chip Design Mostly In-House

    Apple is looking to acquire a 55 percent stake in a joint venture between Sharp and Taiwanese company Powerchip formed to develop chips for use in smartphone displays, according to a new report by Japan’s Nikkei business newspaper. The stake Apple is after is currently owned by Renesas Electronics, and the division is called Renesas SP Drivers. It consists of around 240 Japan-based… Read More

  • Apple Explores Bayonet Mounts For Swappable iPhone Camera Lenses

    Apple Explores Bayonet Mounts For Swappable iPhone Camera Lenses

    Apple has been granted a patent by the USPTO (spotted by AppleInsider) for interchangeable lenses for a mobile device, meaning it’s possible future iPhones will have the built-in ability to swap out one lens, say a macro for close-ups, for another, like a wide-angle for sweeping landscapes. The patent first turned up as an application a few weeks ago, but Apple has already been… Read More