Posted: December 9th, 2013 | Author: Diana Detaux | Filed under: Apple, Cult of Apple, iPad, iPhone, Technoid Computer News | Comments Off on Apple Knows Where You Are With iBeacon
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 »»»»
Posted: September 8th, 2012 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Android, Apple vs Samsung, Cult of Apple, iPad, iPhone, Samsung, Smartphone, Standout, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: apple, Apple and Samsung, Apple vs Samsung, Cult of Apple, Galaxy 10.1 Tablet PC, Galaxy S Smartphone, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Galaxy vs Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy vs Apple iPhone | Comments Off on Samsung Slips Passed Apple on 4G
The 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 »»»»
Posted: April 9th, 2012 | Author: The Technoid | Filed under: Android, Apple, iPhone, Samsung, Technoid Gadget News, Übergadget | Tags: Apple iPhone, Google Android, Phablet, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Phablet, Tablet PC | Comments Off on Samsung Phablet: The Galaxy Note Set to Sell 10 Million Units in 2012
Reuters Jeremy Wagstaff describes it as “a piece of toast” it’s wearing labels like “a device for elephants and a throwback to the good old brick of the 1980s” Snickering aside, Samsung has sold 5 million Galaxy Note phone/tablets and plans on selling 10 million units this year.
Galaxy Note is much more than a freak hit! Tech-consumer, design experts and gadget analysts reckon the surprise success of the “phablet” marks a much deeper shift in the fast-paced world of mobile devices. Launched in late November 2011, the Samsung Galaxy Note is a standout product. The most obvious thing about the Note is its size. Its 5.3 inch screen is almost as wide as the iPhone’s screen is long.
…then there’s the stylus. Apple’s co-founder, the late great Steve Jobs famously ridiculed the idea of using a pen to interact with a screen, Samsung however has embraced pointy ended accoutrements, they’ve partnered with Japan’s übercool Wacom, the market leader in digital pen technology, to come up with something less clunky than, well chunky!? Granted the stylus or s-pen is still kind of chunkyish, try writing or sketching with your finger!! Read the full article »»»»
Posted: April 7th, 2012 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: CHINA!, Cult of Apple, iPad, iPhone, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: apple, China, Cult of Apple, iPad, iphone, law-crime-justice | Comments Off on CHINA: Teen Sells Kidney For iPhone
Five 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 »»»»
Posted: January 28th, 2012 | Author: The Technoid | Filed under: iPhone, iPhone 4, iPhone 5 | Tags: Anti Anti, App, False, iphone | Comments Off on ANTI ANTI iPHONE WALLPAPER
One of our favorite places in the Galaxy has gone all tech on us. False by Anti Anti, makers of überneat street wear has now got a sweet new iphone wallpaper!
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Posted: December 9th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Cult of Apple, iPad, iPhone, Smartphone, Tablet, Technoid Computer News | Tags: android, European Patent, FRAND, General Packet Radio Service, Google, GPRS, iPad 3G, iphone, Motorola, Motorola Mobility, patent, smartphone, US Patent | Comments Off on Motorola Wins Apple Wireless Patent Fight in Germany
A German court has found Apple in violation of a Motorola Mobility patent, ruling that Apple’s iPhone and 3G model iPads infringe on cellular communications, patents owned by Motorola Mobility that relate to General Packet Radio Service – GPRS – data packet transfer technology.
The patent-in-suit is European Patent 1010336 [B1] on a “method for performing a countdown function during a mobile-originated transfer for a packet radio system”. This patent is one of the two patents at issue in the action in which a default judgment was entered against Apple Inc. It was declared essential to the GPRS standard. It’s the European equivalent of U.S. Patent No. 6,359,898, a patent against which Apple raised a FRAND defense in the United States and which is being asserted in an action that was just transferred from the Western District of Wisconsin to the Northern District of Illinois.
Motorola said the ruling validated its “efforts to enforce its patents against Apple’s infringement” Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 9th, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Apple, Cult of Apple, iPad, iPhone, Samsung, Standout, Tablet, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Love | Tags: Apple vs Samsung, Federal Court, GALAXY Tab 10.1, high Court of Australia, litigation, Ruling, Samsung Galaxy Tablet PC, Standout | Comments Off on SAMSUNG GALAXY 10.1 TABLET PC ON SALE IN AUSTRALIA
Apple has lost an Australian High Court bid to stop Samsung selling its Galaxy Tablet PC in Australia.
The Full Bench of the High Court of Australia has ruled in Samsung’s favor, saying the argument from Apple’s lawyers had insufficient prospect of success.
Last month, the Australian Federal Court reversed a prior ruling that banned the sale of the Samsung Galaxy S 10.1 Tablet PC in Australia. The Court noted that a prior ruling granting Apples requested ban on the product had not properly weighed the strength of Apples case.
Apple was today seeking special leave to appeal a previous decision of the same court, if granted it would have been unlikely that the Samsung Galaxy Tablet PC would ever have seen the insides of a retail store in Australia.
Today’s High Court ruling agreed with Samsung and the judges denied Apples special leave was “denied with costs” Read the full article »»»»