As mentioned, the launch of iOS 6 operating system, Apple has stopped the contract with Google, and built its own Maps application. These maps have experienced many failures in navigation in the wrong location and many other application problems. Following these failures Apple changes the situation by acquiring a number of companies engaged in the maps. Apple closed a deal and acquired WiFiSlam Overall for 20 million.
WiFiSLAM company has developed an application that allows to smartphones inside buildings. The company uses satellites that provide the exact location. WiFiSLAM company appointed a small group of Google
engineers are composed of former graduates of Stanford University. This is a logical acquisition in order to compete with Google in the mapping that it is weaker there. Due to the fact that Google recently offered navigation services within buildings, such as museums, shopping centers and historical sites, it combines Apple’s technology WiFiSlam its maps service.
Apple spokesman acknowledges and states that “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time”
Apple has long established programs to equip students with a maximum design computers. A policy that pays off, since Mac student becomes potentially a worker on Mac.
The university sector is important for Apple, which has released some figures about it. Already, we learn that iTunes U – available in 30 countries – just recorded its billionth download. As a reminder, it is a platform for higher education institutions, who can post content they create to make them available to other researchers and students. Apple is pleased to see that the mayonnaise is also outside of the United States, with 60% of downloads made outside the USA. The largest contributors to iTunes U are still the American universities, in which we find the head and MIT Cambridge Boston, or Duke and Yale.
Another impressive figure, the number of iPad sold by Apple through its education sector. In total, there are actually 8 million iPad were sold to students at TechCrunch Apple confesses, including 4.5 million in the United States. And iPad sales would go to students that accelerates, what the health of the iPad mini is not necessarily foreign.
Building on the success on the tablet, Photoshop Touch arrives on iPhone and Android smartphones. For the happiness of those who can not resist the urge to touch up your pictures. The team at Adobe is launching a new version of Photoshop Touch optimized for iPhone and Android smartphones, which complements the one already available for the tablet.
Photoshop Touch provides the user with a variety of tools for working images: something similar in substance to that needed to make the desktop program but with gesture-based interface functions.
Among the features of Photoshop Touch are optimizing images through a set of tools (selection, filters, adjust hue and color), apply effects, add text, editing and automatic synchronization of Adobe Creative cloud.
Photoshop Touch for iPhone can be purchased from App Store, the Android version from the Google Play Store.
Everyone is so curious about the arrival of an iPhone with a large screen. If the Retina display iPhone with a resolution of 326 pixels per inch, this is not the case of the iPad with Retina display which is limited to a resolution of 264 pixels per inch. Based on this observation, Marco Arment has calculated that Apple could offer an iPhone with a screen of 4.94 inches with a resolution of 264 pixels.
This display would be 4.94 inches while a definition of 1136 x 640 pixels, the same as the iPhone 5, and then developers would do anything to support this new iOS device. In dimensions, the size of the new iPhone would be between a Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note 2.
In any case, Apple will have short or medium term to expand its range of phones, as it did with the iPod, and simply recycle older models, why not come with a mini iPhone, less expensive, and iPhone with larger screen.
Jumping into China market is just a matter of time and now it should be time for Apple to get its hand in this market. Tim Cook CEO of Apple confirmed that iPad 4 and iPad Mini will be first available in China on December 7th and iPhone 5 will appear one week later on December 14th.
However Apple didn’t mention which company will bring these products to China but there are two main candidates including China Unicom and China Telecom. We are trying to check out sources close to the two companies to see if they have already announced any information about iPhone 5 on their network or not.
However we are just one week away from the release date. We will keep it update. Stay tunes.
Samsung has asked the court for the patent agreement between Apple and HTC and U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal granted the request. Samsung thinks that the agreement between the two companies must have some problems. If Samsung can find any violation, of course there will be more verdicts will come.
It is not the first time to see reaction from Samsung or Apple since the two companies have never found a way to ease the problem. They always meet each other in the court and both hurt in some way. Now we will see the development of this problem.
The patent war between Google and Apple has been so strong and since Google acquired Motorola, Google has more advances to compete with Apple in term of patents but the two companies have been struggling to solve the problem peacefully and successfully.
One after another seem like there is no end to the patent infringement but now Apple wants to solve the problem through arbitration. Both parties sent several letters to each other and now they are working to find solution. Hope that they can negotiate and find the best way to go without hurting each other.
The biggest supplier for Apple parts Foxconn Electronics reveals its plan to build manufacture in the shore of United states. According to the source, Foxconn is looking for a good location in Detroit and Los Angeles. The manufacture will produce LCD for TV and nothing to do with Apple. As stated by Terry Gou the Foxconn chairman said that the company is working with Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create a program for engineering subject. It will bring its people to attend the courses and get them back to Taiwan and China for product design. This is the long term strategy of the company to enter the U.S. market as well as building better human resource.
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According to various sources, some local store accepts exchanging iPad for those who want to get their hand on latest iPad. Rewind that for those who have purchased the 9.7-inch tablet last month. If you don’t want to carry two iPad at the same time, you can opt for this option.
However it is not the standard policy but it is only individual policy of each store so you need to find the store that offer the exchange policy in your local area. CNET stated that one Apple store in the Stockton Street branch in San Francisco is offering this upgrade so be fast before it changes the policy. You should contact your local store to make sure that they accept the exchange or not.
We will find out more about this policy and availability.