Posted: September 22nd, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Apple, Breaking News, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: apple, Bezel, Device Gesture, iPad, iphone, patent, smartphone | Comments Off on Apples Superneat New Bezel Gesture Patent
Whether 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 »»»»
Posted: January 16th, 2014 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Cult of Apple | Tags: apple, Cult of Apple, iPad, iphone, itunes, Kids Apps | Comments Off on Apple Agrees to Refund Unauthorised Child Purchases
Consumer 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 »»»»
Posted: July 16th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Apple, Samsung, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: apple, eBook, Google, iBook, iPad, iphone, Samsung | Comments Off on Apple vs The Galaxy! Exploding iPhones?
As 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 »»»»
Posted: November 13th, 2012 | Author: The Technoid | Filed under: Cult of Apple, iPhone 4, REBLOG, Smartphone | Tags: Accelerometer, Apple iPhone, Apple iPhone Keyboard, Cult of Apple, Florian Kräutli, iphone, smartphone | Comments Off on Prototype iPhone 4 Cardboard Keyboard
As the song says – well kind of – Some guys have all the fun! Ben Grubb is such a man, the Digital Life wunderkind gets bundles of superneat new gadgets thrown at him, from the big guys and the not-so-big guys.
This week he’s been tossed a neat little gadget for that device we refuse to cover – the iPhone – from one of the littler guys. A prototype app made for the iPhone 4 allows users to type on a keyboard made of paper using vibrations.
Created by Florian Kräutli, a university student in London, the “Vibrative” app makes use of the iPhone’s inbuilt accelerometer, reading vibrations as a finger taps a surface to work out which key is being pressed.
According to the Daily Mail, the software works out the approximate location of a strike on a paper keyboard by analysing the strength and frequency of tremors through the surface the iPhone is resting on :: Read Ben Grubb’s full article at Digital Life »»»»
Posted: August 10th, 2012 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Apple, Google, Standout | Tags: android, apple, Apple Safari, Federal Trade Commission, Fine, Google, Google Security Breach, iPad, iphone, Jon Leibowitz | Comments Off on Google Fined $US22.5 Million For Apple Privacy Breach
That 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 »»»»
Posted: July 9th, 2012 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: REBLOG | Tags: Amazon, android, apple, iphone, REBLOG, smartphone | Comments Off on REBLOG! Amazon Smartphone to Rival Apples iPhone
Bloomberg is reporting that the behemoth that is Amazon is developing a smartphone to go head-to-head with that other behemoth that is Apple.
According to the report, Foxcon – yes, that other tech behemoth – is working with Amazon on the device.
Amazon is apparently seeking to beef-up the smartphone stretegy by acquiring patents that cover wireless technologies.
A smartphone would put Amazon in a much stronger position to do what it does best, sell digital content, ebook, books, tunes and movies. Expect a low priced smartphone from Amazon in the not so distant future! :: Read full the Bloomberg 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 »»»»