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Apple Knows Where You Are With iBeacon

Posted: December 9th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Cult of Apple, iPad, iPhone, Technoid Computer News | Comments Off on Apple Knows Where You Are With iBeacon

Apple.iBeaconApple’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 »»»»


Samsung Slips Passed Apple on 4G

Posted: September 8th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Android, Apple vs Samsung, Cult of Apple, iPad, iPhone, Samsung, Smartphone, Standout, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Samsung Slips Passed Apple on 4G

Samsung Slips Passed Apple on 4G - Samsung's 4G PhabletThe war between Apple and Samsung over design and technology patents has cast Samsung as the underling, while Apple is painted as pushing at the edges of innovation. Ahh what a short sighted world we live in, I’d argue with such commentary, going so far as to say that most commentators have things wrong, very wrong.

While Samsung may have a little eggroll on it’s face over claims of plagiarism, the Korean consumer electronics behemoth is definitely no slouch on the technology front, winning the much more important war on patent innovations, particularly when it comes to 4G and it’s application in the mobile device wars.

4G isn’t so much a new technology but  a better use of existing technologies, Samsung has been working on 4G since 2005 and has pretty much perfected it’s use in mobile devices. The higher and more responsive – up to 10 x 3G – bandwidth of 4G is well suited to tablets and smartphones.

In Australia, Telstra has the largest geographic coverage in 4G and has been upgrading mobile cell towers to 4G since 2010, with a consumer roll-out from late in 2011. The benefits of running mobile devices on 4G are real, the simultaneous speed is pretty outstanding :: Read the full article »»»»


Apple Settles iPad Trademark Dispute For $US60 Million

Posted: July 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CHINA!, iPad, Technoid Computer News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Apple Settles iPad Trademark Dispute For $US60 Million

Apple Settles iPad Trademark Dispute For $US60 MillionTechnology behemoth Apple has agreed to pay Chinese company Proview nearly $US60 million to settle a dispute over ownership of the iPad trademark. Apple insists it bought the the global rights to the iPad name from Proview Technology in 2009. However, a Chinese court ruled last year that Proview still owned the name in China.

The High Court in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong now says the government body overseeing trademarks has been asked to immediately recognise Apple’s rights to the iPad name.

“This means that the dispute between Apple and Shenzhen Proview over the rights to the iPad brand is resolved in a satisfactory manner,” the court said in a statement.

Proview’s Taiwanese affiliate registered ‘iPad’ as a trademark in several countries including China as early as 2000, years before Apple began selling its hugely successful tablet computer.

Apple subsequently bought the rights for the global trademark, including from the Taiwanese affiliate, but Proview said the deal did not include the rights for mainland China, and sued after the iPad was launched :: Read the full article »»»»


The Ultimate Fridge Magnet! Woodford Designs FridgePad

Posted: May 24th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Advertorial, iPad | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on The Ultimate Fridge Magnet! Woodford Designs FridgePad

The Ultimate Fridge Magnet - Woodford Designs FridgePadThere is little question that the Apple iPad has taken over the galaxy, the ultimate in mobile computing. The experts – PC World – say that there are a heap of reasons to rely soley on the iPad as your primary mobile computing device. Apple’s iPad has a more functional interface than a netbook, it’s lighter and has a longer battery life.

Technology is only any good if it fulfils a human need, the iPad seems to cope rather well with fulfilment. Surfing, communicating, imagery, sound and motion, the iPad was designed as an interface to all the human bits that make us smile day to day.

A bunch of clever boffins at Woodford Design have now replaced the humble, often tacky fridge magnet with what they bill as the Ultimate Fridge Magnet, meet FridgePad :: Read the full article »»»»


CHINA: Teen Sells Kidney For iPhone

Posted: April 7th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: CHINA!, Cult of Apple, iPad, iPhone, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on CHINA: Teen Sells Kidney For iPhone

CHINA - Teen Sells Kidney For iPhoneFive people in the southern China province of Hunan have been arrested and charged with intentional injury in the case of a teenager who sold a kidney so he could buy an iPhone and an iPad.

The five included a surgeon, who removed a kidney from the 17-year-old boy in April last year.

The boy, identified only by his surname Wang, now suffers from renal deficiency, the government-run Xinhua News Agency quoted prosecutors in Chenzhou city, Hunan province as saying.

According to Chinese news agency Xinhua, one of the defendants received about 220,000 yuan, $US35,00 to arrange the transplant.

He paid Wang 22,000 yuan and split the rest with the surgeon, the three other defendants and other medical staff.

The report did not say who received and paid for the kidney :: Read the full article »»»»


Apples New iPad Making Waves in Games

Posted: March 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Cult of Apple, iPad, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Apples New iPad Making Waves in Games

Apples New iPad Making Waves in GamesWe didn’t manage to get our hands on Apples latest ubergadget, the iPad, the one that Apple paints as Resolutionary! Our Favorite Rueterist, Liana B. Baker has filled that missing space however, reporting that the übergadget has caught the eye and desire of gamers:  Apple’s faster and sharper-looking new iPad is drawing the notice of the traditional video game industry, as developers are envisioning games for it that have more in common with the visceral 3D shooter “Call of Duty” than “FarmVille.”

Apple is also setting itself up to take on Microsoft and Sony on their home turf of game consoles.

From Electronic Arts to “Crysis” developers Crytek, industry executives are figuring out ways to migrate graphics-intensive so-called hardcore games to the iPad. Epic Games and Namco Bandai – 7832.T – took the stage at Apple’s iPad unveiling this week to show off what they can do with an iPad that has a faster quad core processor.

With more than 55 million iPads sold to date, including 15.43 million last quarter, the tablet is quickly catching up to the number of consoles on the market: the PlayStation 3 has sold 62 million units and Xbox 360 has moved more than 65 million units. That growing user base is drawing developers who want to see their games played on as many devices as possible.

“Apple is definitely building their devices as if they care a lot about ‘triple-A’ games,” said Mike Capps, president of Epic Games, the studio behind “Gears of War” for consoles and “Infinity Blade” for the iPad :: Read the full Reuters article »»»»

Check: The pad at the official Apple site: http://www.apple.com/ipad/

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source: reuters

Apple’s New iPad: It’s All About Definition

Posted: March 6th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Cult of Apple, iPad, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Apple’s New iPad: It’s All About Definition

ABC.NETMatthew JC Powell from abc.net has a superlative rundown on Apples new iPad: Apple has taken the wraps off its new iPad, referred to only as ‘The New iPad’, a name which will get old very fast.

It adds a faster processor and 4G LTE networking, as well as the same high-definition display seen on the iPhone 4S and a vastly improved camera.

The new screen, dubbed a Retina Display because (according to Apple) the dots are too small to be distinguished by human eyes, has a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels at 264 dots per inch.

This is of course more than adequate to watch full-HD movies with 1080 lines of resolution (known as 1080p). The improved camera, meanwhile, offers the ability to record in full-HD as well.

Apple also intends offering 1080p movies and TV shows via its iTunes Store, which will of course be viewable on the new device. A new version of the Apple TV set-top box was also announced, adding support for — you guessed it — viewing full-HD 1080p content :: Read the full article »»»»