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  1. News: Apple Release New Imacs

    It's not common for Apple to slip things out quitely, but Apple have upgraded the iMac this week.The reason for the 'silence' is probably that they've basically upgraded the processors to the new Haswell processors and left the design and much of the spec the same, but if you've been waiting for these upgrades, look here for more info. Click here to view the news
  2. Apple Release New iMacs

    The reason for the 'silence' is probably that they've basically upgraded the processors to the new Haswell processors and left the design and much of the spec the same, but if you've been waiting for these upgrades, look here for more info.
  3. News: Ios 7 Introduction And Guide

    I know I promised a review of iOS 7, but I realised that everyone's who's interested has probably already read a review by now, so I've decided to do a video guide to what's new in iOS 7.This is my first video review, so your advice and feedback is welcome, as well as your thoughts of seeing iOS 7 in action (if you've not already got it on your iDevice) Click here to view the news
  4. iOS 7 Introduction and Guide

    This is my first video review, so your advice and feedback is welcome, as well as your thoughts of seeing iOS 7 in action (if you've not already got it on your iDevice)
  5. Apple has always been a bit sensitive about making things easier for people who don't whole heartedly adopt their way of doing things, so it comes as a bit of a surprise that iOS users will now be able to sync their Chrome and Firefox bookmarks with Safari for iOS devices.The other odd thing is that this is only available for Windows users. Download the iCloud Control Panel for Windows, and then the add on for Chrome or Firefox and you'll be able to sync those bookmarks with Safari for iOS. It seems strange that this isn't available for Mac users, and we can only wish that one day we'll be allowed to use Chrome or Firefox apps as default browsers on iOS devices. Click here to view the news
  6. The other odd thing is that this is only available for Windows users. Download the iCloud Control Panel for Windows, and then the add on for Chrome or Firefox and you'll be able to sync those bookmarks with Safari for iOS. It seems strange that this isn't available for Mac users, and we can only wish that one day we'll be allowed to use Chrome or Firefox apps as default browsers on iOS devices.
  7. In the global Apple vs. Samsung wars, Apple has won a significant victory over Sumsung in the U.S.A, but has lost out in South Korea.In the global Apple vs. Samsung wars, Apple has won a significant victory over Samsung in the U.S.A, but has lost out in South Korea. The widely reported victory of Apple over Samsung in the U.S.A., in a court case heard by a jury, has seen Apple awarded damages of over $1billion (albeit this is a very small percentage of Samsung's profits) and it has been decided that Samsung infringed upon 5 of Apple's patents, while Apple did not infringe on any of Samsung's. There's no device blocking or sales restrictions associated with this initial ruling. Samsung will be appealing this decision, so nothing much is going to change for now. In South Korea, a judge has decided that Samsung infringed upon one of Apple's patents, while Apple infringed upon 2 of Samsung's. Damages were awarded on both sides, with Apple having to pay a little more than Samsung. In addition, both sides have had some of their products banned from sale. For Apple, the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad an iPad2 have been banned, while for Samsung the Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Nexus have been banned. Once again, both sides are likely to appeal, so this decision essentially means not-a-lot at the moment. In this author's opinion, all these court cases should be stopped and a lot of the patents within them declared as FRAND (i.e. the patent owners must license them to other manufacturers). Patents covering a "rectangular device with rounded corners" can't be enforced as it prevents so many designs from such a wide variety of manufacturers. Equally a lot of the UI patents which Apple are throwing around are now considered as being the default way of doing things, in use by Apple, Google, Microsoft & RIM for their touchscreen interfaces. For Apple to ONLY be going after Samsung (for their use of Google's operating system) is stupid. Equally, Apple are merely showing that they are no longer capable of competing in the market place, so are doing everything they can to prevent any prevent competing products coming on to the market - in the *good old days* Apple used to pride themselves on their ability to differentiate in the market place and thus win their customers by offering a better product. It seems now that Apple have decided not to try to produce innovative and compelling products, and instead maintain their market position to merely prevent any competition. Samsung summed it up with their press response to the U.S.A. case, by stating: "Today's verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies. Consumers have the right to choices, and they know what they are buying when they purchase Samsung products. This is not the final word in this case or in battles being waged in courts and tribunals around the world, some of which have already rejected many of Apple's claims. Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer" Click here to view the article
  8. In the global Apple vs. Samsung wars, Apple has won a significant victory over Samsung in the U.S.A, but has lost out in South Korea. The widely reported victory of Apple over Samsung in the U.S.A., in a court case heard by a jury, has seen Apple awarded damages of over $1billion (albeit this is a very small percentage of Samsung's profits) and it has been decided that Samsung infringed upon 5 of Apple's patents, while Apple did not infringe on any of Samsung's. There's no device blocking or sales restrictions associated with this initial ruling. Samsung will be appealing this decision, so nothing much is going to change for now. In South Korea, a judge has decided that Samsung infringed upon one of Apple's patents, while Apple infringed upon 2 of Samsung's. Damages were awarded on both sides, with Apple having to pay a little more than Samsung. In addition, both sides have had some of their products banned from sale. For Apple, the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad an iPad2 have been banned, while for Samsung the Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Nexus have been banned. Once again, both sides are likely to appeal, so this decision essentially means not-a-lot at the moment. In this author's opinion, all these court cases should be stopped and a lot of the patents within them declared as FRAND (i.e. the patent owners must license them to other manufacturers). Patents covering a "rectangular device with rounded corners" can't be enforced as it prevents so many designs from such a wide variety of manufacturers. Equally a lot of the UI patents which Apple are throwing around are now considered as being the default way of doing things, in use by Apple, Google, Microsoft & RIM for their touchscreen interfaces. For Apple to ONLY be going after Samsung (for their use of Google's operating system) is stupid. Equally, Apple are merely showing that they are no longer capable of competing in the market place, so are doing everything they can to prevent any prevent competing products coming on to the market - in the *good old days* Apple used to pride themselves on their ability to differentiate in the market place and thus win their customers by offering a better product. It seems now that Apple have decided not to try to produce innovative and compelling products, and instead maintain their market position to merely prevent any competition. Samsung summed it up with their press response to the U.S.A. case, by stating: "Today's verdict should not be viewed as a win for Apple, but as a loss for the American consumer. It will lead to fewer choices, less innovation, and potentially higher prices. It is unfortunate that patent law can be manipulated to give one company a monopoly over rectangles with rounded corners, or technology that is being improved every day by Samsung and other companies. Consumers have the right to choices, and they know what they are buying when they purchase Samsung products. This is not the final word in this case or in battles being waged in courts and tribunals around the world, some of which have already rejected many of Apple's claims. Samsung will continue to innovate and offer choices for the consumer"
  9. Apple WWDC 2012 Keynote Summary

    I'll try to put a quick summary of things: Macbook Air: There's been some minor upgrades. The processors have been upgraded to Intel's Ivy Bridge. The USB ports are also USB 3.0. You can now upgrade to 512GB SSD and 8GB RAM memory. There's also been a slight price drop. Macbook Pro: Similar upgrades to the Macbook Air. The Retina Display Macbook Pro: This is probably the headline hardware release. This is a new slimmer Macbook Pro. It loses the optical drive, and keeps the traditional shape. But it also has a 2880x1800 Retina Display. Ok. I want one. Mac Pro: It wasn't mentioned in the Keynote, but they've also had their processors upgraded. OSX Mountain Lion: A bit of a mixed bag. They didn't dwell that long on it, but there were some interesting bits. Powernap means that Macs will be able to download emails, run time machine, sync with iCloud and perform updates whilst the computer sleeps. iMessage comes to OSX uses either phone numbers or apple id. iCloud syncs more bits of your iLife between your iStuff, including Reminders and Notes. Notification Centre makes it's way to OSX Dictation will appear in OSX too, and will even be compatible with Word. There's more ways to share your pictures, thoughts etc through Safari with Twitter, Facebook et al. Game Center also makes an appearance. AirPlay Mirroring may be the unexpected hit. You can wirelessly connect your mac to your Apple TV, so it can display your lovely photo collections etc, but also 1080p videos. iOS 6: Siri gets an upgrade. It will be able to tell you sports stats, give you restaurant info, film listings, gives Yelp a big hand, and works outside of the US. Hooray! It's easier to bore your friends via Facebook. There's also a new Do Not Disturb. Kind of handy. You can ignore calls, and send them a message saying you're busy, or get the phone to remind you later to call them back. You can also set favourites who bypass this. Cue arguments with you other half. Passbook. I didn't really understand this, but it remembers credit cards and ticket stuff for you. If this doesn't scream NFC in the next iPhone, I've no idea what does. Maps: Apple drops Google Maps and implements a rather new, sexy looking app. It will do live traffic updates (using other iphone users info), turn by turn guides and looks soo nice. 3D, nice pictures etc. edit: It now appears that TomTom is the power behind new Maps. That's about it. You can watch the whole thing here if it wasn't enough.
  10. Apple's Developer Conference is next week, and with it comes all the hype and expectation one would expect from an Apple event. There seems to be a build up in expectation that Apple will replace most, if not all if it's Mac line-up.New MacBook Pro's, MacBook Air's, iMac's and Mac Pro's are all being predicted to launch next week after a supposed leak in Australia. There's no news on the Mac Mini, but there also seems to be a whole load accessory updates too. There's less than a week until the Keynote speech, so it's not too long to wait! Source Click here to view the article
  11. New MacBook Pro's, MacBook Air's, iMac's and Mac Pro's are all being predicted to launch next week after a supposed leak in Australia. There's no news on the Mac Mini, but there also seems to be a whole load accessory updates too. There's less than a week until the Keynote speech, so it's not too long to wait! Source
  12. Oh dear. Apparently patent lawyers don't make enough money and so Apple has gone and patented soft keyboards that modify their keys with the tap of an on-screen button.You know the stuff. You press a key on your iPhone and up pops a couple of options for you to choose from. Obviously, Android uses a similar method, as do lots of keyboard app developers and probably lots of other people. Thanks to Apple, it's lawyers may start knocking on some more doors. I have the address for Google and Samsung if they don't have it...... Source Click here to view the article
  13. You know the stuff. You press a key on your iPhone and up pops a couple of options for you to choose from. Obviously, Android uses a similar method, as do lots of keyboard app developers and probably lots of other people. Thanks to Apple, it's lawyers may start knocking on some more doors. I have the address for Google and Samsung if they don't have it...... Source
  14. There's been a bit of a flurry of recent rumours about the next gen Macbook Pro recently, including possible designs and specs. Here's a bit of a round-up.Firstly, the one that has caught the imagination of most of the web, is that there may be a Retina display on new Macbook Pros, and other rumours that the iMac may also benefit. There seems to be a bit of a question mark on whether Apple could produce Retina displays for the iMac by simply doubling the resolution, and there may be other tricks at hand to simply create a higher resolution. Also, there's been a bit of discussion about the Macbook Pro's form. It's now rumoured not to be tapered like MacBook Airs, but simply a thinner form of the current design. Also rumoured are that the new computers will sport both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt sockets, and that Apple is moving back to using Nvidia for it's graphics cards. The GeoForce GT 650M currently being favourite. No clues about pricing or release dates, though the Macbook Pro has been expected for a while to be released in June. Update Apple are also now rumoured to be updated some, if not all, of the MacBook Airs to Retina displays too. Although it's unclear whether they'll also have USB 3.0 ports or not. Source Update Source Click here to view the article
  15. Firstly, the one that has caught the imagination of most of the web, is that there may be a Retina display on new Macbook Pros, and other rumours that the iMac may also benefit. There seems to be a bit of a question mark on whether Apple could produce Retina displays for the iMac by simply doubling the resolution, and there may be other tricks at hand to simply create a higher resolution. Also, there's been a bit of discussion about the Macbook Pro's form. It's now rumoured not to be tapered like MacBook Airs, but simply a thinner form of the current design. Also rumoured are that the new computers will sport both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt sockets, and that Apple is moving back to using Nvidia for it's graphics cards. The GeoForce GT 650M currently being favourite. No clues about pricing or release dates, though the Macbook Pro has been expected for a while to be released in June. Update Apple are also now rumoured to be updated some, if not all, of the MacBook Airs to Retina displays too. Although it's unclear whether they'll also have USB 3.0 ports or not. Source Update Source
  16. It looks like Apple is getting ready to reduce it's reliance on Google and Google Maps with the launch of iOS 6 next month.It's been well documented that Apple has been buying mapping companies and recruiting mapping staff for the past couple of years. It looks like it's going to finally come to fruition when iOS 6 is previewed next month. Apple is predicted to use '3D Mapping' like suggested in the pictures below: It's reportedly smoother and quicker, but we'll have to see what pops up and how good it really is. Source Click here to view the article
  17. It's been well documented that Apple has been buying mapping companies and recruiting mapping staff for the past couple of years. It looks like it's going to finally come to fruition when iOS 6 is previewed next month. Apple is predicted to use '3D Mapping' like suggested in the pictures below: It's reportedly smoother and quicker, but we'll have to see what pops up and how good it really is. Source
  18. Apple released iOS 5.1.1 today for the[/font] [/font]iPhone[/font], iPad and iPod touch. It is just a minor update that focuses on bug fixing rather than adding any new features. the update was also released as an OTA download for devices running iOS 5 and above and weighs in at just 54MB.
  19. Apple to Cut the Price of Air?