In a rather odd turn of events, Google’s much-acclaimed voice search/commands platform Google Now is available for iPad and iPhone users. Until now, Google Now was only available to Android devices running version 4.1 Jelly Bean and up.
If you’re not familiar with Google Now, it’s essentially a personalized web [...]Read More »
It looks like China isn’t the only one putting up convincing-looking fake Apple Stores — Afghanistan’s got one too. In fact, this is reportedly the only one in the country!
The unofficial Apple Store is located in Afghanistan’s largest mall, in the Share-e-Naw district of Kabul. While the Apple Stores [...]Read More »
The man was obviously holding his iPad right, otherwise he may not have a face right now.Read More »
I often troll the Internet to find interesting news tidbits to post about on dotTech (or to make Enrique post about them, poor lad having to do my bidding). I was doing the same today when I came across an article on BGR (or should I say, iBGR as some [...]Read More »
THX, the sound design company that was originally founded as a division for George Lucas’ Lucasfilm, has filed suit against Apple for allegedly infringing on one of their patents, specifically for ”Narrow profile speaker configurations and systems.”
U.S. Patent No. 7,433,483 is described as a method to enhance sound quality [...]Read More »
Google Now is currently available on Android handsets. But the last time we heard about it, there were signs pointing to a desktop version. Now, it seems that clear that Google intends to bring the feature to more even more devices as a leaked video online is clearly a promo [...]Read More »
Take a look at that little guy. Innocently playing his game on the iPad. But Danny Kitchen isn’t your everyday kid — he’s got a very special superpower: the ability to spend £1,700 ($2,500) on in-app purchases in just 15 minutes.
Kidding aside, unintentional in-app purchases by kids has been [...]Read More »
[iOS] HISTORY Here is an interactive guide to thousands of historic locations across the United States
Have you guys read Warren Ellis’ latest novel “Gun Machine”? It’s a wonderful little crime novel that takes place in Manhattan. One of the underlying concepts of the story is the idea that modern Manhattan has completely covered up all traces of its past, from the Lenape tribe of Native [...]Read More »
The other day I entered into a petty dispute with a classmate of mine regarding whether there are 1000 or 1024 megabytes in a gigabyte. To bring the silly discussion to an end, I whipped out my phone and brought up Amount. Bringing the argument to a halt, I announced [...]Read More »
Jailbreak users have gone a long while without a proper untethered solution for their iPhone 5 and iOS 6 devices, but a new jailbreak developer team called the “Evad3rs” have released the long-awaited jailbreak for those devices. The team isn’t new to the scene by any stretch, and includes many [...]Read More »
After uncovering some details in Apple’s recently released iOS 6.1, rumors began circulating that Apple would be launching a new 128GB of the 4th-generation iPad with Retina display. Turns out the rumors were spot-on, as Apple has officially announced the latest high-capacity SKU for release on February 5.
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Now this is definitely one of the stranger bugs we’ll come across. A bug in Google’s text-to-speech engine that affects the Google Now and Google Translate services causes it to add the phrase “he now praises the iPad” to sentences ending with “end with,” “enraged with,” and “filled with.”
The [...]Read More »
Just got a brand new iPad 4 for Christmas? Looks like that shiny new tablet might be updated in only 3 months, if rumors prove to be true. MacRumors is reporting that a 5th generation iPad may be released as soon as this March, 2013.
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However Chinese news ZOL (CBS
Although Apple has some legitimate patent related claims, the absurdity of some of its other claims are a foregone conclusion. Aside from the most diehard Apple fanboys, most people will agree Apple asserting intellectual property claims over things like rounded corners is just plain stupid. So how about Apple claiming [...]Read More »
Aside from the United States where iPhone pulled in just above Android by the end of October, more Android devices are sold worldwide than iPhones and iPads. Despite having more devices out there, however, iOS still dominates Android when it comes to web traffic.
Chitika, an advertising firm, conducted a [...]Read More »
Samsung is a major supplier of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch parts and components to Apple. From processors to screens to memory to batteries — Apple is heavily dependent on Samsung (the supplier) to keep Apple products flowing. Because of its ongoing legal disputes with Samsung (the smartphone and tablet [...]Read More »
Nokia previously claimed it does maps and navigation better than Apple (and Google). Now Nokia wants to proof it to you via its official Nokia HERE Maps for iOS.
Nokia has released its much-anticipated HERE Maps for iOS on the App Store today, as a free download. According to BGR[...]Read More »
See the chart above? It is the result of data gathered by a Nielsen survey (USA survey). See the top five items? Four out of the five are Apple products Yes, you heard that right. Apple’s iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and iPad Mini are four out of the five top [...]Read More »
Previously we reported Samsung has raised the prices on Apple, maybe because of legal issues the two companies are having or maybe other reasons. According to iDB, an article in the Korean newspaper The Hankyoreh contains comments by an unnamed Samsung official denying the reports. In fact, the official [...]Read More »
Samsung forces Apple to pay 20% extra for mobile processors, while Apple makes HTC pay $8 per device royalties
If you are Samsung, what do you do when one of your largest customers (Apple — they purchase billions of dollars worth of components from Samsung each year) is attacking you through litigation? You make them pay more for the parts they buy from you!
You see all the processors [...]Read More »
Earlier this year we learned that Apple stole the design of a famous, and tradmarked, Swiss clock. After the Swiss called out Apple on the matter, Apple moved quickly to secure some sort of licensing agreement with Swiss Federal Railway. And reach an agreement they did, but they didn’t bother [...]Read More »
There has been a slow but steady stream of leaks and rumors regarding an official Microsoft Office app for the two most popular mobile platforms out there, iOS and Android. In typical corporate style, Microsoft has been very coy about their plans for Office on iOS and Android, never really [...]Read More »
Two weeks ago Apple announced the new iPad mini and the refreshed iPad with Retina display (aka iPad 4). Last Friday both these products went on sale in 34 countries. Based on the lack of long lines, some people (including myself) predicted the iPad mini may be a failure. Turns [...]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 »
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.
Weighing [...]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 »
Despite being only roughly three years old, Angry Birds has been an icon for modern mobile gaming. Rovio first tasted success as a paid game on iOS, then tried their hand at an ad-supported Angry Birds for Android and made so much money from ad revenue a month (at one [...]Read More »
Google withdraws complaint against Apple in ITC, is no longer trying to ban iDevices from the United States
Well now, what do we have here. In August Google’s subsidiary Motorola Mobility filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission alleging Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices infringe on seven of Motorola’s patents. This complaint gained particular attention not only because it was, more or less, Google’s first offensive [...]Read More »
I love dragons. It probably says something that to this day, many years after it came out, the Sean Connery/Dennis Quaid movie Dragonheart is still my favorite movie. If you haven’t seen it, you should. Don’t let the old-fashioned beginning-of-CGI-era graphics fool you – it’s a fantastic movie. But as [...]Read More »
About a week ago, I walked in on my fiancee sitting in our room. She had her iPad in her lap, and strange, musical noises were coming from it. Confused, I came closer only to find that she had what appeared to be a white, big-mouthed bigfoot in the middle [...]Read More »
I love to read. If you see me out and about, there’s either a book in my bag, or (more often) my Nook in my bag. But I like to be able to read on any device I carry around. For the iPad, I use Bluefire Reader.
Bluefire Reader is [...]Read More »
My fiancee is a professional ghostwriter. One of the things she does is sign contracts on her iPad. She uses a different app for this functionality – a paid for one that I will probably be reviewing in the future. For today I discovered DocuSign Ink, and realized that (at [...]Read More »
I live in California. My parents live in Texas. I have friends in Montana, Oregon, and Ireland, among other places. I also enjoy knowing what the weather is like, both where I am and where my friends and family are. Weather+ has an incredibly simple interface for doing just that.[...]Read More »
In my family, recipes are like holy grails that everyone hopes to one day possess. Handed down from grandmother to mother to daughter across generations (and okay, sometimes grandmother to granddaughter), sometimes these recipes are written on old, yellowed, frail recipe cards with the careful hand of a person long [...]Read More »