Browsing the "iphone" Tag

What Apple CarPlay Looks Like in Action

March 3rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

While Apple showed off a few screengrabs of its CarPlay in-car iPhone and iPad integration system earlier, we finally have some actual video of it in action.


WSJ: Apple Is Hiring Engineers in Asia to Launch More Products, Faster

March 3rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

Good news, perhaps, for the impatient: the Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple is "hiring hundreds of new engineers and supply-chain managers" across Asia in an attempt to "speed up product development and launch a wider range of devices." According to "people familiar with the matter," Apple is poaching staff from HTC and other tech companies across China and Taiwan to build up teams in Shanghai and Taipei.


Apple Finally Explains Touch ID Security in Detail

February 27th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S You shouldn't really have been worrying about how Touch ID works too much, but if you have been, then Apple has finally explained most of the security details behind the technology in detail. Apple has released a new white paper about iOS security, which explains with more detail than before how Touch ID works—and, essentially, it seems far more secure than many people may have thought. A long trache of text from the report explains : The Secure Enclave is responsible for processing fingerprint data from the Touch ID sensor, determining if there is a match against registered fingerprints, and then enabling access or purchase on behalf of the user


It Took More Than Just iPhones to Shoot Apple’s New Ad

February 3rd, 2014 | by Gizmodo

With Macintosh turning 30 this year , you'd think Apple would go big. Maybe they'd spring for another Super Bowl commercial like the 1984 ad that changed the way the world thinks about computers. Nah… they just made an Apple promo reel that was shot entirely on iPhones—with a little help, of course


Intel Coined the Term iPad Back in 1994

January 29th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Apple is notoriously protective of their intellectual property. Even going so far as suing Samsung in a high-profile fight over the iPhone and iPad designs


WSJ: Google and Audi Are Working on In-Car Android

December 30th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has been working with Audi to develop in-car entertainment and information systems based on Android—and the pair plan to make an announcement at next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The newspaper explains that the announcement will also detail collaborative efforts with other manufacturers—it specifically names Nvidia, for instance—in order to "establish Android as an important technology for future vehicles." According to the Journal's sources , the new Android initiative will "allow drivers and passengers to access music, navigation, apps and services that are similar to those widely available now on Android-powered smartphones." Last June at its 2013 developers conference, Apple announced its plans to integrate iOS into the car dash , and has garnered support from BMW, Mercedez-Benz, GM and Honda in the process.


This Year’s 20 Must-Have Mac OS X Utilities

December 26th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Each year I round-up my top list of applications and utilities used the most throughout the year. Without further introduction, here are all the utilities that have been especially useful in enhancing my productivity during 2013. S 1Password ($49.99): After Dropbox, 1Password is the second application I usually install on every new device


Seriously, Enough With This Apple Holiday Ad

December 17th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple's new holiday ad has been called, in turn, endearing , note-perfect , and, in a spasm of enthrallment, perhaps Apple's best iPhone commercial ever . I think maybe I saw a different ad.


Report: Apple’s iBeacon Location-Aware Shopping in Its Stores Today

December 6th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S The Associated Press is reporting that Apple will switch on its new iBeacons service— which will provide location-aware services to your phone—across its 254 US stores today. iBeacons, which uses low-power Bluetooth transmitters dotted around stores, was announced with the arrival of iOS


The iPad Mini with Retina Display Is On Sale Now

November 12th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple quietly put the new iPad Mini with Retina display on sale early this morning, with orders set to arrive for US customers from November 20-22. Prices start at $399 for a 16GB Wi-Fi model, and scale up from there


Report: Apple Supplier Flextronics Used Indentured Employees

November 7th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S Bloomberg Businessweek has an in-depth report today alleging that electronics supplier Flextronics used recruiters who charged workers exorbitant fees to place them in Malaysian plants, confiscating their passports and deserting them in employee housing without food when production idled. The full story is a must-read , but this is the basic timeline: Apple contracted Flextronics International to make the camera for the iPhone


The Best Large Tablet Display (It’s Not the iPad Air)

November 4th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

A new generation of full-size flagship tablets has just started with the near simultaneous launch of the Apple iPad Air and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. They both have top-of-the-line and state-of-the-art displays that have been significantly improved (in different ways) from the 2012 models.


There’s No Such Thing As an "Apple Trap"

October 29th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

S This morning's New York Times Magazine blows the lid off of an Apple conspiracy more outrageous than a dozen Foxconns. Cracking the Apple Trap , it's called in the print edition.


Why Making Mavericks Free Makes Perfect Sense

October 23rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Yesterday, Apple not only released its OS X Mavericks operating system, it also announced that it would be free. That's great! For you, for Apple, and for the future of computing. Releasing Mavericks for free seems like a simple idea


iPad Air: Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Svelte New Tablet

October 22nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple just announced iPad Air, the fifth in its line of (nearly) 10-inch tablets. Last year, Apple's big-boy got a perfunctory upgrade , but this year the iPad's getting a new super skinny design—and a new name—with batch of significant improvements that'll carry it through the next year


Here’s Why the iPhone 5S Accelerometer Is So Screwed Up

October 16th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

A few weeks ago we confirmed reports that the iPhone 5S motion sensors were embarrassingly off. Some enterprising devs have investigated the problem, and figured out that at its root, it's indeed a hardware design issue that Apple either overlooked or ignored.


Apple’s New iPad Rumor Roundup: Everything We Think We Know

October 15th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

It's official; Apple's hosting an iPad unveiling extravaganza on October 22nd, 364 days after l ast year's Cupertino tablet party . Here's what to expect from the new iPad and iPad Mini. iPad Mini 2 Let's begin with the best-case scenario: Apple will announce the widely rumored iPad mini with a retina display



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