Posts by Stephen Warwick

Facebook’s Paper arrives on US App Store

Facebook’s hotly anticipated news application Paper has finally arrived on the app store. The free service is a Filpboard-esque news app that brings you stories from a customizeable news feed, as well as content specifically selected by Facebook editors. The service can be tailored around a dozen categories, including sports, food, science and…

Zynga buys ‘Clumsy Ninja’ developer NaturalMotion

App developer Zynga has purchased NaturalMotion, the game developer responsible for hit titles Clumsy Ninja, Backbreaker and CSR Racing. NaturalMotion has joined Zynga Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary, in a deal worth $527 million. Zynga recently reported losses of $25 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, with plans to reduce its workforce by…

Tim Cook in tax loophole talks with Irish government

Tim Cook has visited Ireland today to talk tax evasion with government officials. Little about the agenda of either parties is known, however it is being reported that discussions were centred around tax loopholes, and possible changes to Irish law that would prevent major companies avoiding significant tax by legal means. Cook visited Apple’s…

Apple patent reveals pressure sensitive touchscreen

An Apple patent published today has revealed a touchscreen with integrated pressure sensors to enhance user input. The patent is titled “Gesture and touch input detection through force sensing”. It features Apple’s multitouch displays, as currently used in the iPhone and iPad, however if also features a layer of force sensors beneath the screen’s…

Red Bull TV added to Apple TV OTA

Apple TV has received an over-the-air update today, bringing Red Bull TV to its channel line up. Red Bull TV, already available on the Red Bull TV website and its iOS app, predominantly airs actions and extreme sports, music and lifestyle programs. There is live content, but also an on-demand service, which offers both program snippets and full-length…

Rovio refutes NSA involvement

App developer Rovio, responsible for mobile gaming sensation Angry has today responded to claims that the NSA and GCHQ used programs to lift user data from popular third party smartphones apps on iOS and Android. In the documents, leaked to the New York Times by Edward Snowden, Angry Birds was singled out as one of targets, being mentioned several times in…

Google Glass now prescription glasses compatible for $225

A while back Google promised that it’s wearable phenomenon Google Glass would be compatible with prescription glasses. Google has today delivered on that promise, and has released a $225 upgrade, available to current Google Glass Explorers. There are currently four styles of glasses to choose from, Split, Bold, Curve and Thin. These are of course the…