User comments are going a little mental on this, with one Apple fan saying “Ditch the headphone jack? new earpods to connect via the lightning port!? …and when the question of charging and listening to music simultaneously comes I guess the big A is going to make use of thier wireless charging patent (#iphone will charge even while in your hand and at a distance from the power source) or more Obviously …the magnetic Charger (the one found in the new apple watch)… Crazy times ahead ! #appleforever” :: Read more on Apples plans »»»»
The US Federal Trade Commission – FTC – says Apple has also agreed to modify its practice – which until now had allowed children to make purchases on a mobile device 15 minutes after a password was entered.
FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez says Apple failed to inform parents of the 15-minute window that could allow children to make purchases ranging from $1 to $100 for each app.
Ms Ramirez says that because of the loophole, “children ran up millions of dollars in charges without their parents’ knowledge and consent,” a violation of federal rules, saying that “consumers will be obtaining full redress” for any unauthorised charges :: Read the full article »»»»
2013 marked Google’s 15th anniversary, however the search giant that is Google showed zero complacency, exuding none of the fanfare of previous world-dominating tech monoliths, indeed for many the landmark celebration went completely unnoticed.
For Google 2013 was simply another year, steaming on to solidified its place at the center of almost every arena in internet economy.
In the quadrangle of the internet age, sidled up with Apple, Facebook and Amazon, Google is the only one to have competed in all arenas including: retail, hardware, television, social networking and search. Although it performed better in some arenas – wink wink, Plus Google – it’s a hardship to write-off Google from any of them.
Google’s 2013 success was the result of a largish range of new product releases, acquisitions and long term project coming to fruition. From Google Glass, Chromecast, Play,Moto X and all the way back to it’s roots, search.
The one thing Google hasn’t done is remained still. We’ve rounded up some of Google’s most important moments of this past year, moments that contributed to the giants exponential tech-rise :: Read the full article »»»»
Consumer gadget behemoth Apple, has finally come to terms with Australia’s consumer watchdog, conceding to a number of measures to avoid court action over its handling of consumer guarantees and warranties.
The ACCC – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission – has been investigating Apple’s consumer guarantee policies and practices for more than 12 months.
The ACCC was concerned Apple had made a number of false or misleading representations to consumers about their entitlements when their products were faulty or needed repairs.
Apple has conceded some of its policies might have contravened Australian Consumer Law, and is taking a number of compliance measures including re-educating it’s genius team :: Read the full article »»»»
Apple’s got its eye on you, the consumer gadget behemoth is watching you as you wander about it’s store. Armed with the power to push you toward product, iBeacon – Apples instore location technology – will feed you all the information you need to make your Apple Store experience much more efficient, and much more… well, Applesh
Apple demonstrated the technology to journalists at it’s Fifth Avenue store in New York City on Friday. And while Apple isn’t the first to offer instore mapping – Macy’s teamed up with Shopkick last month to deliver the first retail-based iBeacons in it’s new York and San Francisco stores – Apple’s foray into this fast evolving technology is expected to boost uptake.
Apple first introduced iBeacon at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June this year, though the technology isn’t new, however the introduction of Bluetooth 4.0 has revolutionised it’s use.
iBeacons can be adjusted to highlight specific products as they allow for extremely precise indoor positioning, distinguishing between locations or items that are less than a metre apart, which isn’t possible with traditional GPS :: Read the full article »»»»
Consumer tech-behemoth Apple Inc, has acquired 3D developer PrimeSense, it hasn’t however disclosed how it intends to use the new acquisition. PrimeSense is a developer who’s technologie allow devices to respond to their environment in three dimensions.
Apple purchased the Israel based company yesterday, tech-analysts believe the move indicates a shift toward more sophisticated gesture-control in Apples mobile devices, iPhone and iPad.
An Apple spokesman confirmed the purchase, however declined to say how much it spent or what the technology will be used for. Israeli media said Apple paid about $350 million for PrimeSense, whose technology powers the gesture control in Microsoft Corp’s Xbox Kinect gaming system :: Read the full article »»»»
However, the tech-giant says the invaders malware was repelled before any data was able to be plundered. Apple says a “small number” of its computer systems were infected, but they were isolated from it’s main network.
Apple is working with law enforcement to hunt down the hackers, who appear to be tied to a series of recent cyber attacks on US companies.
The malicious software, or malware, took advantage of a vulnerability in a Java program used as a “plug-in” for web-browsing programs :: Read the full article »»»»