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iOS 7 Needs To Come With This Simple App Switcher Concept [Video]

One of the most common complaints that we hear about iOS is that it’s getting boring. We’ve been using practically the same interface for over 5 years and haven’t seen any major changes, so people are hoping for something new and exciting with iOS 7.<p>Jesse Head’s iOS 7 App Switcher concept comes …

Hulu may not be for sale yet, but buyers are lurking

Hulu might not be on the auction block, but that hasn't stopped buyers from expressing interest.<p>A report from AllThingsD said several potential purchasers have reached out to Hulu's corporate owners, though none have made a formal offer. The site lists Ross Levinsohn, the former interim Yahoo who …

News Corp

Fingerprints Instead Of Credit Cards? YC-Backed PayTango Aims To Make Payments Work Through Biometrics

As a mechanism for payment, the credit card remains just as hardy as ever. It has so far defied the threat of mobile phones, and less plausibly, QR codes, among many other forms of payment.<p>One YC-backed startup is betting that fingerprints and other forms of biometric identification may be the …

Apple Patents Battery-Saving Multi-Touch Displays That Don’t Need To Be Active To Work

Apple was granted a patent Tuesday by the USPTO (via AppleInsider) that describes a system for implementing multi-touch in a mobile device even when there the display itself isn’t actively showing any images. It’s a neat trick, and one that could help portable gadgets save battery life by not …

iPhone 5S expected to launch late June, says analyst

Apple will likely bring out its next iPhone in late June, projects Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.<p>Assuming that forecast comes true, Munster believes Apple will sell 4 million units of the new phone before the month and the quarter are over. That estimate compares with the 5 million iPhone 5 …

Apple closes gap on Samsung in smart connected devices

Apple is starting to catch up to Samsung Electronics when it comes to smart connected devices, or total sales of desktop PCs, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.<p>That's according to IDC, which pegged leader Samsung at 21.2 percent of the market for smart connected devices as of the end of 2012, with …

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T-Mobile iPhone 5 won’t support WiFi calling

It looks like T-Mobile’s version of the iPhone 5 will lack a feature that many T-Mobile subscribers love to take advantage of. At T-Mobile’s …

Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …

Sony open to letting indie devs charge for early access to PS4 games

Sony is open to the idea of letting indie developers charge for early access to unfinished PlayStation 4 games, reports <i>Joystiq</i>. According to Sony America’s VP of publisher and developer relations Adam Boyes, the company would "absolutely support" buy-in alphas, so long as they don’t "have any bugs …

Digitimes says Apple is working on a 4K TV for either later this year or early next year

According to <i>Digitimes</i>, Apple is planning on launching a TV set either later this year or in early 2014. The site, which has a mixed track record, says that the display is of 4K resolution. Specifically, the report calls for a 3840 x 2160 panel in the TV. While the site says Apple could be working …

Some iOS 6.1.3 users hit by battery drain and Wi-Fi issues

Another iOS update, another round of complaints.<p>Released last week, Apple's iOS 6.1.3 was designed to fix a security hole that let someone access the iPhone by sneaking past the lock screen. But the update also seems to have plagued some users with other problems, according to blog site Gotta Be …

Google Updates Gmail for iOS – Adds Ability to Swipe Between Messages, More

- Mar 27, 2013<p>Google has released version 2.1 of its Gmail app for iOS, adding swipe controls to allow you to move back and forth between emails …

Next-gen Microsoft Office is codenamed “Gemini”

Microsoft’s next generation of Office software looks like it’s going to be a rebel and not follow Microsoft’s new “Blue” codename. The software will …

Microsoft Office

Apple Cutting iPad Mini Shipments in Q2 2013 to Prepare for Next Generation?

<i>Digitimes</i> is reporting that Apple is set to cut shipments of iPad mini in the second quarter of 2013, according to its industry sources.<p>The cut is said to be a 20% reduction for the month of April, with steeper cuts potentially following in the remainder of the quarter, although the report does not …

Frustrated with iCloud, Apple’s developer community speaks up en masse

Some are turning away from iCloud altogether after bad user experiences.<p>Apple's iCloud is marketed to us end users as a convenient and centralized …

Netflix announces Sense8 original science fiction show for 2014

Netflix has turned itself into the most popular paid video streaming destination on the Internet. Netflix works hard and get all sorts of new content …

BBC details iPlayer's open source TV Application Layer

The modern challenge for any content distributor is maximizing its reach. That means doing everything -- within reason -- to get your content in front of those who might want it. That's easier said than done, no doubt, and the BBC's plan is to do whatever it takes to get iPlayer on every connected …

Google opens trial for same-day delivery service in San Francisco

Confirming rumors that it was to launch its own delivery service to rival Amazon, Google has begun testing its new "Shopping Express" service in the San Francisco Bay Area. Partnering with Target, Walgreens, Staples, American Eagle, and Toys"R"Us, as well as local coffee shops and independent …

Apple designs iPhone with wraparound 3D display

Apple has patented a new iPhone design featuring a wraparound display and no buttons.<p>The display would cover the entire surface of the devices and could include two AMOLED screens one on top of the other, according to a patent filing published this week, allowing it to give "an illusion of depth …

Google Shopping Express goes public in limited areas

Earlier this month we talked about Google testing a new same-day shipping service for different types of goods to compete with Amazon Prime. At the …