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Apple targets big business with new iOS 7 features

Apple has moved to reinforce its new iOS 7 as a competitive enterprise mobile operating system by launching a new business-focused page on its website. According to Apple, iOS 7 will deliver features that offer "more advanced ways to deploy devices and deliver a great user experience." The company …

Gigaom | As sales plunge, Barnes & Noble says it will stop making Nook tablets; e-readers live on

Advertisement<p>Investors were expecting a bad earnings report from Barnes & Noble (s BKS) on Tuesday morning, and they definitely got it: Barnes & …

iOS 7 includes the ability to control your iPhone or iPad using head movements [video]

Discovered by an anonymous tipster, iOS 7’s “Accessibility” section now includes a feature that allows you to control your iPhone or iPad with left or right head movements. We’ve tested this ourselves and found it to be quite accurate, but it’s quite tedious to control your device this way since it …

Apple eyes device that's smart to all music, video streams

Apple is eyeing a way to make devices smarter about the media you want to see and hear.<p>Dubbed "Auto-station tuning," a patent published Tuesday by the US Patent and Trademark Office envisions a media player that will analyze content streams -- over-the-air radio or television, satellite, cable, …

iOS 7's 'Activation Lock' Delivers Cautious Optimism to Officials Concerned Over Mobile Device Thefts

One of the new iOS 7 features introduced by Craig Federighi at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote yesterday was Activation Lock, which aims to reduce the appeal of Apple devices to thieves by preventing stolen phones from being activated by new users.<p>There's one feature I want to talk …

Apple’s Changes With iOS 7 Are More Than Skin-Deep

The most striking things about iOS 7 are the rather dramatic changes that Apple has made to the visual appearance of the software that powers the …

Apple iOS 7 supports Wi-Fi Hotspot 2.0 for next-gen network roaming

Apple(s aapl) didn’t get a chance to show every new iOS 7 feature on Monday at its WWDC event, but in typical fashion it did show one presentation …

Barnes & Noble Kills Mac And PC Dedicated Nook Apps, Looks Like Part Of Larger Strategy Shift

Barnes & Noble appears to be distancing itself and its products from the e-reader and e-book category, and trying to move into more of a role as a maker of low-cost tablets. The shift is ongoing and subtle, but a recent development seems to indicate they’re not all that concerned with devoting a …

While questions remain, Apple’s marketing strategy is finding its center

There’s been a lot said about Apple — plenty of it unflattering — in the vacuum since its last product event in October 2012, but Monday was …

Government Officials Seem Cautiously Optimistic iOS 7’s ‘Activation Lock’ Will Help Battle Mobile Device Thefts

- Jun 11, 2013<p>Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi showed off quite a few new features of iOS 7 yesterday during the …

eBay Now revamps iPhone app, plans to launch dedicated Android app 'in coming weeks'

eBay Now is only available in a handful of cities, but if you happen to live in one of those locales, using the same-day delivery service just got a bit easier. The company today released a redesigned, iPhone 5-ready iOS app, and announced plans to roll out a dedicated Android app "in the coming …

A Designer Has Already Come Up With A Way To Improve Apple's New iPhone Icons

Apple's new iPhone software is being received with cautious optimism.<p>A lot of people think the redesign is pretty good, but they're finding flaws. However, most people are withholding judgement until they get their hands on it.<p>There is one exception to the cautious optimism: The new icon Apple made …

Any.DO Integrates Kiip’s Reward System To Make Completing To-Do Lists A Daily, And Fun, Habit

If your’e a to-do list junkie, then you’ve probably already heard about Any.DO. The leader in the space just nabbed $3.5 million in funding to dive deeper into the personal productivity space. One of the things that Any.DO has done to keep its approach fresh is integrate Kiip’s reward platform, …

Microsoft Confirms Windows Blue Will Be Called Windows 8.1

Microsoft on Tuesday announced Windows Blue will be officially called Windows 8.1. Furthermore, the new version will arrive as a free Windows 8 update via the Windows Store.<p>The news was revealed at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, by Tami Reller, Chief Marketing …

Siri Updated to Respond to Long Questions With Quotes on Brevity

Apple has quietly given Siri the ability to answer user responses with quotes, citing famous passages from notable people like William Strunk and Thomas Jefferson. First noticed by <i>iLounge</i>, the quotes are used when Siri is asked a question that is excessively long, tactfully reminding the user of …

Microsoft drops the Blue codename, confirms Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade available later this year

One of the worst kept secrets rattling around Microsoft's campus is Windows Blue, the forthcoming update to Windows 8 that addresses users' bugbears about the OS. Now, Microsoft is officially rechristening the platform, and with a more staid name: Windows 8.1. Tami Reller, the CMO and CFO of …

Kindle finally getting a color screen? Amazon buys Liquavista display company

Samsung sells off the flexible screen maker after only two years<p>Samsung's been teasing its flexible, full-color display technology since 2011 when it acquired Liquavista, but it never actually shipped in a consumer product. One of the few companies that still has a viable e-reader business, Amazon …

Countdown To 50 Billion App Downloads Is Front And Center At Apple.com

Apple is counting down to 50 billion app downloads in the App Store, and the ticker is currently front and center on the company’s website. Some taglines rotate under the countdown, like “With 50 billion bricks, you could build 12 Great Walls of China.” Each tagline is associated with an iPad app …

Apple Wins Trademark Lawsuit, Allowed To Use The Word ‘iBooks ‘

A trademark lawsuit brought against Apple in regards to its use of the term “iBooks” was dismissed today in federal court. Black Tower Press sued Apple in 2011, saying that it owned a trademark acquired in 2006 and 2007. The lawsuit also noted that Apple had a trademark for the term “iBook,” which …

Ahead of I/O, Google Wallet Drops Plans to Introduce a Physical Card

Google will update its Wallet product at its I/O developer conference next week, but will not include the physical credit card that the company had …

Amazon Is Reportedly Building a 3D Smartphone You Can Control with Your Eyeballs

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> says that Amazon is expanding its hardware offerings with a whole new line …

i-mobile flaunts IQ X and IQ XA Android smartphones with 8MP front and 18MP rear cameras, laughs at megapixel myth

Once upon a time (2007) in a land far, far away (Thailand) lived the i-mobile 902, a pseudo Sony Ericsson W800 clone featuring a trick five-megapixel autofocus camera with a Sony-made CCD sensor and xenon flash. At the time, it produced shots with the most detail and best low-light performance we'd …

Amazon working to move further into hardware space with 3D smartphone, audio device

According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, Amazon is working to expand its hardware offerings, this year, beyond the Kindle e-readers and tablets (like the Kindle Fire). According to the new report, Amazon is working on two smartphones, including a high-end model with a 3D display. Like other smartphones …

Mozilla Starts Doling Out Phones To Developers With Brilliant HTML5 App Ideas

Just a week after rolling out the latest version of its Firefox OS simulator, Mozilla has announced that it’s offering a nifty new proposition to would-be FFOS developers. If you’ve got an idea for a killer HTML5 application and the technical chops (or at least the drive) to make it a reality, …

Rumored Next-Gen iPhone Part Reveals Possible Tweaked Camera Design

- May 9, 2013<p>A photo of a component claimed to be part of the motherboard from an as yet to be released iPhone shows that Apple may be employing some …

Amazon building smartphone with a 3D screen, says WSJ

It's been long rumored that Amazon is working on a phone, but according to a new <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report, that phone may have a 3D display. Anonymous sources say that Amazon is actually working on two phones, including a high-end model with a glasses-free 3D display, a concept that was tried some …

B&N chops prices on Nook HD and Nook HD+ for one week

This tablet deal may be hard to beat. After adding the Google Play store to its tablets on Friday, Barnes & Noble is now offering major discounts on theNook HDandNook HD+in a one-week-only sale for Mother's Day.<p>Today through May 12 (yes, that's Mother's Day), the 7-inch Nook HD is available …

Nook HD and HD+ get full Google Play support for Android apps

Barnes & Noble's Nook tablets have always been surprisingly good Android devices with one critical flaw: very few apps. That's because to date they have relied on the company's own app store, which offered a tiny fraction of what was available on Google Play. That's all changed, as the company has …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

Verizon beefs up Galaxy Note 2 with Android 4.1.2

Verizon subscribers who own the Galaxy Note 2 may find a major update waiting for them the next time they power up their phone.<p>Rolling out on Friday, the latest update from Verizon graces the large-screen phone with Android 4.1.2 along with several security patches from Google. The update also …

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