Yesterday Apple received text input patent - one more weapon in a huge arsenal of patents. The patent bureau finally issued a document confirming the right of the text input technology with a relatively small touch screen. The patent numbered 8,232,973 is entitled “Methods, devices, and graphical user interface is recommended for text input.” It describes the effect of increasing the square button, a virtual keyboard on the basis of intellectual input system without having to change the size of the visual images of buttons.
Dropbox administration announced that the cloud service became the victim of spammers who stole usernames and passwords of its users. As reported by CNet, starting mid-July Dropbox account holders have begun to complain about getting emails with advertising of casinos and gambling sites. Most of the complaints came from Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Service management has responded to complaints and promised to solve the problem as soon as possible.
We learn many new interesting facts after the trial between Apple and Samsung. A few days ago we wrote you about iPhone and iPad prototypes and that was really interesting. But today I have another fresh info concerning iPhone model history which is came from Jonathan Ive.
Interesting statistics for iOS app developers: success of iOS apps is a very vicious thing. Nearly 400,000 of about 650,000 mobile applications in the App Store can be considered as a “zombie”: they do exist, but are dead because almost no one knows about them. This is the conclusion made by the researchers of Adeven analyst firm. Below is the statistics and some App Store tips to promote the app.
After Apple released its first iOS it was claimed to be protected from viruses. But there are a lot of complaints from users about virus on iPhone and it is true. That’s why I decided to give a list of best software and you can choose any of iPhone antivirus apps that you can download here and protect your iDevice.
This Steve Jobs and the leaked iPhone (the first one) story was spread all around the web for the last 24 hours with the insane speed. It looks more like a fairy-tale than a truth, however, let’s get acquainted with it as it is pretty interesting. The policy of protecting confidential information by Apple is a strong dam, restraining the flow of sensitive data about the devices being developed. Trying to follow it, the company has taken the most unusual measures. For example, confiscates all the gadgets from journalists who write about the prototype or forces testers of unreleased gadgets to send a special pin code every 12 hours and sends the future devices to their partners in the special sealed boxes.
Joshua «p0sixninja» Hill, well-known hacker in the jailbreak clique announced on Twitter about his resignation from the Chronic Dev Team. For many years he was the leader of the p0sixninja hacker group, which produces tools for jailbreaking the iOS. The reason why the developer decided to leave the Chronic Dev Team, is not clear. In May this year p0sixninja attended to a Hack In The Box (HITB) computer security conference with the group of other hackers, during which he presented Absinthe – untethered exploit for iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak on the latest iPhone and iPad models.
Apple may face iPhone 5 problems after release of the next-generation iDevice. This view is held by a stock analyst Darren Hart after conversation with the Qualcomm President and COO Steven M. Mollenkopf. They were talking about processor chips, made from 28 nanometer technology.
The largest Russian mobile operator OAO Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has criticized iPhone pricing policy in the Russian market. When talking about iPhone price in Russia, Apple determines the level of complexity of its implementation, especially in conditions of extremely high competition and far more lucrative offers of other companies.
Quite a few trusted blogs have published the info that iPhone 5 and iPad Mini Release date is set to September 12. These things are usually placed in the category of speculation: those were too controversial things that repeat one, then other sources not backing up their statements with any facts. This time everything is different. As of today, September can be formally considered as a month of new Apple’s mobile devices presentation. So said a source the information from which is confirmed with absolute precision for the third consecutive year.