Tag Archives: iPad

Apple purchases yet another voice recognition company; improved Siri version to come

Siri is a gem – really is! And it’s apparently set to get a lot stronger and more worthy, following Apple’s secretive purchase of yet another voice recognition company – Novauris. The company was founded in 2002 and comes from Dragon Systems, a perhaps better-known company. It’s one of the pioneering forefathers of the modern voice recognition technology…

Fantastical 2 for iPad is here, at long last!

At long last, Fantastical 2 has crossed the iPhone/iPad border and landed on the App Store, fully optimized for our favorite iOS-powered tablet. Like the iPhone version, it’s got an amazing natural language engine, can display maps, and give you the option to call, email or message meeting invites right from the app. For me, alongside the natural…

Apple announces TD-LTE enabled iPads for China Mobile

When it was announced late last year that Apple would be partnering with China Mobile to sell the iPhone, it was great news for both companies, as China Mobile would be getting one of the most popular smartphones ever, and Apple would get a chance to sell its device on the largest carrier in the world. However, one issue encountered was that China Mobile’s…

1Password to get iOS 7 makeover

Being lumbered with multiple passwords and then forgetting them is common for the 21st century human being. However, this can be easily fixed with the 1Password mobile app. In terms of a features breakdown, the app provides you with the ability to set, store, manage and fill unique passwords for every visited website and service. It’ll even work with…

Apple and Samsung court clash continues

The ongoing clash between Apple and Samsung is beginning to look like a nusery-based argument over who should be playing in the sand pit or not. They’re back in court today, where Samsung is being blamed for supposedly copying Apple’s software, and it wants $40 per device sold as compensation. If the court was to side with the big fruit (Apple, of…

iOS apps said to crash more than Android apps

According to Crittercism, a performance monitoring service, Apple’s latest iOS version, 7.1, has been found to be the most stable build to date, with a crash rate of just under 1.6 per cent. This stat has been compared to the previous iOS build, which apparently received a higher crash rate at over 2 per cent, which goes to show Apple’s constantly…

Foxconn reports a 13% rise in profits

Foxconn, the manufacturer responsible for the production of most of Apple’s iPad and iPhones, has reported a swift 13 per cent rise in net profit to 106.7B new Taiwan dollars (US$3.5B). The report comes from the WSJ, with the rise in profit following record iPhone and iPad sales, despite the number of people using competing Android smartphones and…