Tag Archives: Apple

Google blatantly copies Apple diagram in patent application

Google Patent Filing Apple Patent Filing This is just, weird. Never before have I personally heard of one company, a major one at that, copying a diagram from another major company’s patent application. Near exactly, at that. The folks over at Patently Apple were doing what they do best when someone came across a Google patent with something that…

iPhone 5 accounts for half of Apple’s smartphone sales

According to Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, the iPhone 5 accounted for half of Apple’s smart phone sales in June. The figures show that 52% of iPhone sales were of the iPhone 5, 25% of those were the 16GB model, 22% were the 32 GB, and 5% went to the 64GB model. The iPhone 4 accounted for 18% of the iPhone sales, and 30% of them were the…

Canary seeks to provide intelligent home security from your iPhone

Indiegogo project Canary is seeking to become the first intelligent home security unit designed to be totally user-friendly. Canary is a single unit device that allows you to monitor a whole range of internal security parameters whilst you’re on the go, with control and updates administered straight to your iPhone. Canary has a HD Camera, a microphone,…

8-year-old’s $6k in-app purchasing blunder refunded by Apple

We’ve ready many a story over the past year or so regarding in-app purchasing and the huge bills run up accidentally by kids using their parents’ iPads and iPhones. The latest involves Lee Neale who’s daughter, Lily, racked up an impressive £4,000 on in-app purchasing (roughly $6,100 USD). Obviously, the parent attempted to contact Apple initially,…

Apple acquires HopStop to help improve Maps app

HopStop! I’m sure you don’t need reminding of the fiasco surrounding Apple’s Maps app when it first launched months back. Since that time, the company has made it a public goal to improve the software. Personally I’ve never had any problems with the Maps app on my iPhone 5, but I won’t complain if Apple continues to make it as good as it can be. In that…

Samsung and Apple again meeting to negotiate settlement

Apple and Samsung have had a very interesting relationship over the past few years. One has sued another, and the other has sued the other back, over and over again, lawsuit after lawsuit. Well, according to the Wall Street Journal, the two companies got very close to a settlement in February, but nothing ever came of it. However, it seems that they are…