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Apples Superneat New Bezel Gesture Patent

Posted: September 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Breaking News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Apples Superneat New Bezel Gesture Patent

iPhone Bezel PatentWhether you’re using an Apple iOS device – or any other maker – most smart-devicess work the same way, you typically use the touchscreen for input tasks such as typing, tapping and gesturing.

Until now, touch screens have worked just fine for most things we typically do on our devices, however, it can often be tricky to see everything that’s on screen when you’re holding your finger over a portion of the display.

Apple has an idea to work around this handicap…

A recently published patent application from the clever boffins at Apple covers an idea to make the bezels in iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices touch sensitive as well.

The bezel is the portion of the device that frames the screen. The application describes a scenario where this slim – and getting slimmer – area would have touch sensors just like the screen, so that you’d be able to scroll and tap without ever needing to cover the display :: Read the full article »»»»


Apple Agrees to Refund Unauthorised Child Purchases

Posted: January 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Cult of Apple | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Apple Agrees to Refund Unauthorised Child Purchases

Apple Agrees to Refund Unauthorised Child PurchasesConsumer electronics giant, Apple, has agreed to refund at least $AU36 million to US customers whose children made purchases from its online App Store without parental consent.

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 »»»»


Kindles at the Ready! Airline Travellers Allowed to Use PEDs for Entire Flight

Posted: November 4th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Grilled Motoring News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Kindles at the Ready! Airline Travellers Allowed to Use PEDs for Entire Flight

iPads at the Ready: US Airline Travellers Allowed to Use Mobile Devices for Entire FlightUS airline passengers will soon be able to use their portable electronic devices – PEDs – aboard flights on most US based carriers, throughout the entirety of their air journey, by the end of this year.

The retarded rule that’s barred the use of electronic devices during taxi, take-off and landing has been in place for more than half a century. The new, more relaxed guidelines are the result of a review by the US Federal Aviation Authority.

The review – take note CASA! less than a year from review to implementation – was setup last year and included input from flight crew, passengers, aviation experts and mobile device makers. The review found – shock horror – that commercial airplanes are able to tolerate radio interference from portable electronic device.

The change doesn’t apply to phones, the FAA said it hadn’t considered changing the rules for voice calls because they fall under the jurisdiction of another authority and also differ from other devices because of signal strength :: Read the full article »»»»


Apple vs The Galaxy! Exploding iPhones?

Posted: July 16th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Samsung, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Apple vs The Galaxy! Exploding iPhones?

AppleAs if Apple’s war with Samsung, a pivotal supplier …or it’s recent brush with price-fixing, weren’t enough, the gadget giants products are now electrocuting users?

Apple says it will investigate claims that an iPhone electrocuted a Chinese woman who was making a call while charging the device. The case drew attention – both sympathetic and sceptical – after a woman in the western region of Xinjiang wrote about the death of her 23-year-old sister Ma Ailun on China’s popular microblog service Sina Weibo.

China is Apple’s second largest market, it’s products, many of them made in the country, are highly sought after. But the company came under criticism from state media in April for alleged “arrogance” and double standards, prompting an apology from chief executive Tim Cook. The People’s Daily, a mouthpiece of the ruling Communist Party, berated the US company for five days running, urging consumers to “strike away Apple’s unparalleled arrogance” :: Read the full article »»»»


Google Fined $US22.5 Million For Apple Privacy Breach

Posted: August 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Apple, Google, Standout | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Google Fined $US22.5 Million For Apple Privacy Breach

GOOGLEThat behemoth that is Google has been fined $US22.5 million for violating the privacy of millions of Apple Safari browser users. Last October Google signed an agreement that included a pledge not to mislead consumers about privacy practices, oops.

In fining the behemoth the FTC – US Federal Trade Commission – said that Google had broken an agreement made with the commission in October 2011, Google had agreed not to place tracking cookies on or deliver targeted ads to Apple Safari users, but then went ahead and did so. The fine is the biggest imposed by the FTC against a company for violating a previous agreement with the Commission.

In a statemnet the FTC said that Google has agreed to pay the record $22.5 million civil penalty to settle Federal Trade Commission charges.

“The record setting penalty in this matter sends a clear message to all companies under an FTC privacy order,” said Jon Leibowitz, Chairman of the FTC. “No matter how big or small, all companies must abide by FTC orders against them and keep their privacy promises to consumers, or they will end up paying many times what it would have cost to comply in the first place.” :: 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 »»»»


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 »»»»