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Apple Patents Hybrid Keyboard With Touch-Sensitive Mechanical Keys

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today published a patent application filed by Apple in September 2011 (via <i>AppleInsider</i>), detailing a new keyboard that includes inputs for both traditional mechanical keystrokes along with a new touch-sensitive interface laid over each individual key.<p>The …

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Netflix switching to HTML5 video from Silverlight

When Microsoft announced that Silverlight would be coming to an end in 2021, it gave companies that utilize the video technology less than a decade …

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AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Galaxy S4 release dates mentioned in reportedly leaked Staples memo

“Tentative” release dates for the AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Galaxy S4 versions have been spotted in what’s said to be a leaked Staples memo.<p>According to the document received by <i>Phone Arena</i>, AT&T could launch the Galaxy S4 on April 26, followed by T-Mobile on May 1 and Verzion on May 30.<p>The memo …

iOS 7 Concept Features Widgets, New Lock Screen, Mission Control and More

Earlier this week, a number of Apple-focused bloggers claimed iOS 7 was running behind schedule and that it would bring a significant user interface refresh.<p>Designer F. Bianco has posted a set of images to Flickr with some interesting thoughts on what useful changes Apple could make to iOS 7 to …

Iridescent Skins Let You Just Tilt To Change Your iPhone's Color

If you're tired of the iPhone's boring black or white color options, but would also like to avoid a bulky case or letting Colorware have at it with …

ITC says Samsung text-selection feature infringes Apple patent

A U.S. trade agency judge has decided the text-selection feature Samsung has on its mobile devices infringes an Apple patent. If upheld, the ruling could stop Samsung from sending devices to the United States.<p>The International Trade Commission judge also decided that Samsung did not infringe on the …

Here Are Some Changes Apple Should Make To The iPhone's Software

Apple is preparing the next version of iOS, the software use on iPhones and iPads.<p>A lot of people believe Apple needs to change the look and feel of iOS as well as the way iOS works. Someone posted a video to YouTube with a concept video for iOS, addressing the latter problem.<p>One of the biggest …

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How many iPhones were sold last quarter? Analysts chime in

Apple sold less than 33 million iPhones last quarter. No, wait, it sold more than 42 million. Actually, those are just the lowest and highest predictions offered by a bevy of analysts surveyed by Fortune.<p>Among the 48 analysts questioned about Apple's iPhone sales last quarter, Sterne Agee's Shaw Wu …

Apple hiring software engineers to work on fingerprint tech at Authentec’s Melbourne Design Center?

A new job listing on Apple.com could add fire to the rumors that Apple is considering including fingerprint technology in upcoming devices.<p>The job posting seeking a software engineer to write “low-level code to configure and control hardware” is the only listing on Apple’s site located at the …

Google Drive for iOS Updated With Landscape iPhone Editing, Performance Improvements, and More

- Apr 8, 2013<p>In the never-ending quest to compete with Dropbox, Google has updated their Google Drive app for iOS, adding support for editing …

Apple Looking To Cut Down On iPhone Replacements, Will Offer On-The-Spot Repair Service

- Apr 8, 2013<p>As many Apple customers have found, it’s been surprisingly easy to score a new iPhone off Apple. Simply take your slightly faulty iPhone …

Intel shows off speedier Thunderbolt tech

Intel today announced the next generation of its Thunderbolt technology, which doubles the speed and works with previous inputs.<p>The technology, which Intel announced at the National Association of Broadcasters conference today, supports up to 20Gbps bidirectionally (up from 10). That extra speed …

iPhone 5S to Launch in 2-3 Different Screen Sizes?

Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White is out with another research note today sharing some highlights from day seven of his trip to China and Taiwan to talk with technology companies and other sources. Based on discussions with officials at an unnamed "tech-supply chain company", White now …

Facebook Home review: A promising 'Home' for the Facebook obsessed - CNET

<b>The Good</b> <b>Facebook Home</b> puts the social network front and center, and introduces a chatting system that's immediately addictive and useful. It's easy to tweak for maximal (or minimal) interaction.<p><b>The Bad</b> In full effect, Facebook Home forces you to relearn how to navigate your phone. The transition …

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The government could soon be using an iPhone to check your identity

Identity verification specialist AOptix is offering an iPhone-based biometric identification system aimed at government customers.<p>While there are existing solutions out there, the AOptix one is unusually comprehensive: it can recognise your face, iris, voice and fingerprints. The system – intended …

Apple's hazy, big-screen iPhone ambitions

The suspense is building. After Samsung and HTC upped the game with their recent Android phones, the Galaxy S4 and the One respectively, the focus is shifting to what comes next from Apple.<p>Various analysts who track Apple and mine information from its supply chain are predicting an early summer …

Korea Times posts its latest ‘Apple moving away from Samsung’ claim

The <i>Korea Times</i> claims that Apple has excluded Samsung from development of the A7 chip expected to be used in next year’s iPhones and iPads, citing un-named Samsung parts suppliers who say that all A7 chip production will be handled by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).<p>The chasm …

This Facebook Phone Sure Is Addictive

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Despite all the negativity around the Facebook phone, the early reviewers can all agree on one …

“Mobile” computing no longer exists

Anyone who has an interest in the future of computing and mobile should consider the following developments:<p><b>PC manufacturers, it is rumored, are collaborating with Google on notebook computers that will run the Android operating system.</b> Yet Android is the “mobile” OS that powers the majority of the …

More Apple patents detail completely flexible devices that change as they bend

<i>Update: The patent was granted on 6th January 2015 (via Apple Toolbox)</i><p>These are certainly not the first flexible display related patent applications that we’ve seen from Apple. A few different Apple patent applications have received attention in recent months, including one for a slap wrist-style …

Apple job listing confirms Apple is investigating using flexible displays in future products

<b>Update:</b> Apple appears to have removed the job listing, but we grabbed a screenshot above and below.<p>We know that Apple has been investigating various methods of incorporating flexible displays in its mobile devices thanks to a handful of patents and patent applications published over the last year. …

Burner brings its disposable phone number service to Android

Burner, a very renown disposable phone number app, has finally made its way to Android. The app gives you disposable phone numbers that you can use …