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Apple patents new technology for curved touch sensitive displays

Possible uses of curved touch sensor Every week, a handful of new patents awarded to Apple shows up online. And while we don’t cover a great deal of them, we like to pick out the interesting ones. One such patent is the new technology for creating curved touch surfaces and displays. U.S. Patent Number 8,603,574 details a method of manufacturing a…

New, smaller Square card reader designed by Lightning connector creator

The Square card reader has often been regarded as one of the best creations for small businesses, as the device has allowed many business owners to use iPads or similar devices as their cash registers, and still allow them to accept credit and debit cards as well. The design of the reader has remain mainly unchanged since its inception: a simple, fairly…

Pandora Radio iPhone app update includes ability to set stations as alarms

The music streaming app market is heating up. Ever since Spotify came to the fore, Pandora, Rdio and others have been competing like crazy to be the best. And the iTunes Radio was announced, available for free to anyone in the US. Coming up with new ways to stay relevant and unique is difficult, but Pandora seems to be right on the money with its latest…

Pebble smartwatch is awesome, and you should buy one [Belated Review]

Those that follow me on Twitter will most likely know that I love wearable technology. From the idea of smartwatches, to Google Glass, wearable technology is really something interesting, and is a market that has yet to be completely explored as of yet. There are a few products out at the moment, some good, some horrible (looking at you, Galaxy Gear). Each…

PanoPal seeks to give you the perfect panorama shot [Kickstarter Project]

With iOS 6 and the iPhone 5, Apple finally enabled its camera app to take panorama images. As many of you will doubtless have experienced, getting the image perfect first time is almost impossible. You have to keep your iPhone bolt upright and make sure you don’t rotate it too quickly or slowly. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s ended up with black…

ARGUS fitness tracking app updated with Fitbit data import, Bluetooth heart rate monitor support and more

ARGUS, one of the first fitness tracking apps to support Apple’s M7 motion coprocessor in the iPhone 5s, has been updated today with some big new features. Two of the standout updates include the ability to import data from Fitbit devices as well as Bluetooth support for heart rate monitors. The update also includes new social features, support for…