Here on dotTech we love drop tests. Not necessarily for their scientific nature, because we all know drop tests don’t provide conclusive evidence as to which device survives a drop better. Rather, we just like carnage. So we have two new drop tests to share with you; these particular drop [...]Read More »
Apple issues new apology to Samsung… and modifies homepage so people can’t see the apology without scrolling
You know that public statement Apple was ordered to issue in UK newspapers, magazines, and on Apple’s UK website about how Samsung did not copy the iPad; the one that a UK Appeals Court told Apple to reissue because of the cheeky way they presented it originally? Yeah, well, Apple [...]Read More »
Enjoy the SNL iPhone 5 skit? Yeah, me too. While this new Apple parody isn’t as funny as the SNL iPhone 5 one, it is still damn funny.
This parody, which you can view in the video above, is an ad that pokes fun of Apple products by describing all [...]Read More »
Despite being handed numerous setbacks courtesy Apple, Android continues to build on its world wide dominance in the mobile area with the latest stats from the International Data Corporation (IDC) showing that, in Q3 2012, Android has extended its lead over rivals.
When we last check with IDC, Android was [...]Read More »
Apple product launches are typically met with hundreds (thousands?) of fans lining up at Apple stores to be one of the first ones to grab the new iDevice. Unfortunately for Apple, the same can’t be said for the iPad mini, which is going on sale this Friday (November 2).
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Apple public apology to Samsung is “inaccurate and misleading”, UK court orders Apple to reissue a better apology
Despite what may be happening in the United States, back in July Samsung won a court battle against Apple in the United Kingdom that said Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs did not — does not — copy Apple’s iPad. As part of the victory, UK Judge Colin Birss ordered Apple to issue [...]Read More »
Last year Amazon revealed their Amazon Appstore for Android. Apple, who introduced the now-extremely-popular Apple App Store in 2008, didn’t (doesn’t) like Amazon using “Appstore” in the name of their… app store… so Apple did what it does second-best: sue.
Last year Apple brought two separate lawsuits against Amazon. The [...]Read More »
Until now, Apple App Store has always had the lead on Android when it comes to apps (which include games and other apps). Sure some may question the quality of all those thousands of apps, but in pure numbers iOS has had the lead over Android. Due to Android’s explosive [...]Read More »
Today’s app review is on a tool called WEB to PDF. I personally have never needed to convert a web page to a PDF, but after much research and reading of reviews, there is a large following for a such a tool. For those who keep detailed records and [...]Read More »
Upon its victory over Samsung in California earlier this year, Apple stated: “At Apple, we value originality… We applaud the court… for sending a loud and clear message that stealing isn’t right.” However, any neutral observer knows Apple did not invent everything it lays claim to, and Apple’s strength lies [...]Read More »
I have been a member of hockey messageboard for several years and one of the things I loved about it was the little animated smileys that you could input into your posts. Some of the smileys were so well done, that you literally didn’t even have to write something in [...]Read More »
I think it’s pretty safe to say that most people don’t give detailed directions on the phone anymore. They basically just give their address and the person coming to visit plugs it into their phone or GPS device. But what if you are at a location you don’t know the [...]Read More »
Are you one of the 60 million U.S. adults that suffer from insomnia? Are you one of the 40 million that are plagued by anxiety? If you fall into either or both groups or just enjoy listening to soothing sounds, then Ambiance might be just what you need.[...]
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Apple’s “rubber band” (“bounce-back”) patent is invalidated by US Patent Office — justice one step at a time?
Some may call it justice; others, karma. Me? I prefer “music to my ears”. How ever you describe it, it doesn’t make it any less real. What am I talking about? The following: the US Patent and Trademark Office has tentatively invalidated Apple’s ’381 patent, popularly known as the “rubber [...]Read More »
After being slapped with a $1.05 billion fine and the potential ban on more than 20 of its devices, Samsung has been handed another set back. This time it is not by a jury but rather by a judge at the United States International Trade Commission.
Apple had filed a [...]Read More »
I’m sure many of you watch television dramas including some type of police enforcement or federal investigators. In pretty much every episode, there is some warrant distributed in order to get the contents of a phone. And while many things in Hollywood are exaggerated greatly, using forensics to examine phones [...]Read More »
Yesterday Apple unveiled its much-rumored and hyped iPad Mini. With a 7.9-inch display and $329 pricetag, Apple is obviously taking aim at the 7-inch tablet niche popularized by Samsung and dominated by Amazon and Google (vis-a-vis Kindle Fire and Nexus 7). What does Ashraf think about the iPad Mini? Ashraf [...]Read More »
The iPad Mini has been one of the hottest rumors since summer: How large will it be? What processor will it use? How much storage will it have? How much will it cost? Is it even real? Today Apple has squashed all rumors by officially launching the iPad Mini.
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Has a car ever rolled through your office parking lot? Has a gigantic boulder ever landed in your backyard? Hopefully the answer to both those questions is a resounding “no”, but these are the types of action move effects that you can easily create with Action Movie FX.[...]
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When it comes building an iPhone calendar app, you are generally limited to the functions of the built-in iOS calendar itself. So to be successful on the App Store, a developer must go the extra mile to present all the same information in not only a more appealing manner, but [...]Read More »
Some people love Nextel push-to-talk phones. They are the closed thing to walkie-talkies that you can get without have to carry around a complete separate walkie-talkie device. And who wants to carry around a phone and a walkie-talkie at the same time? Nextel phones seem to be very popular in [...]Read More »
Have you ever been out for any reason and just wanted to see if everything was okay at home? Maybe you left your kids with a babysitter in order to get out for a night. Or maybe you want to see if your pets are okay. The easy solution is [...]Read More »
As of iOS 6, merchants can now develop passes that can be stored in Apple’s new app called Passbook. If you have updated your iPhone’s operating system, you might have seen it appear after the update. Although it is empty when you first click on it, it has the ability [...]Read More »
According to Wikipedia, a flip book is “a series of pictures that vary gradually from one page to the next, so that when the pages are turned rapidly, the pictures appear to animate by simulating motion or some other change.” You probably have seen something like this, as they are [...]Read More »
If you are an avid television watcher like I am, you probably have a jam-packed DVR and little idea of when shows are actually airing. When it comes to the DVR, you basically just set it and forget it. The problem is that a DVR usually costs upward of $120 [...]Read More »
Currently your iPhone comes shipped with approximately 25 alert tones and 25 ringtones. Just as an aside, there can be some confusing wordplay here, because the term ringtone can often be used to represent any sound for alerting the user on your phone, but in reality ringtones and alert tones [...]Read More »
You know those iPhone 5 issues, such as fail iOS Maps, purple halo ring, and damaged goodies? Yeah, well, Saturday Night Live (a comedy show) ain’t gonna pass up the golden opportunity. The above video is a of a SNL spoof that pokes fun at iPhone 5 critics. I have [...]Read More »
Mostly everyone has been a situation where they have some sort of curious ailment and aren’t exactly sure what to do about it. Or maybe it isn’t you, but rather a child, spouse, or other loved one who has an ailment. Healthhagen LLC provides an app called iTriage that will [...]Read More »
Dieting is not easy. You need to be 100% committed and even then, it is hard to stay with it. What many people don’t understand, though, is that you might not need to change all the foods you eat and do a tremendous amount of exercise to lose weight. There [...]Read More »
Despite dominating office suites on desktops, Microsoft has yet to move into the realm of office on mobile devices. This may be changing, and this may be changing as soon as this upcoming March.
According to Petr Bobek, product manager at Microsoft’s Czech Republic subsidiary, let it slip at a [...]Read More »
Remember that Swiss clock design Apple stole for use in iOS, specifically the iPad? Yeah, well, looks like the tech giant has finally put its money where its mouth is and coughed up greenbacks for rights to use Swiss Federal Railway’s trademarked clock design.
Although we don’t know the details [...]Read More »
When it comes to measuring utilities, I have downloaded a ton of different apps for my phone. Most of them have one main purpose (i.e. a compass) or might have a small handful of purposes (i.e. ruler, protractor, and level). What I didn’t like, though, was having to download six [...]Read More »
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak calls Apple “arrogant”, wants a small and large version of the iPhone
Apple has taken a lot of heat over the years for refusing to build a smartphone with a screen larger than 3.5 inches and, when they finally caved and put out an iPhone with a 4 inch screen, people weren’t happy how the screen is “too tall” and “not wide [...]Read More »
Do you find yourself habitually forgetting to take your medications? Do you normally take vitamins or herbal remedies, but just can’t remember to take them with any consistency? If you are one of the many users that struggle with either situation, then Pillboxie might be just the app for you.[...]Read More »
The added bonus of reviewing apps is that you get to see many more apps than you would have normally. I often end up downloading apps that I would not ordinarily consider useful for a phone or even have any interest in myself. What I have realized is that if [...]Read More »