7 ways that Xiaomi has blatantly copied Apple

7 ways that Xiaomi has blatantly copied Apple

When you hear about tech companies that are accused of being Apple copycats, it is usually Samsung that is at the forefront of the discussion. However, the Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has recently came into the spotlight because of allegations that it has been blatantly copying Apple as well. Take a look for yourself ahead. 

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Apple patent filing hints at improved Touch ID on future iPhones, iPads

Apple patent filing hints at improved Touch ID on future iPhones, iPads

It has been rumored over the past several months that Apple will make improvements to the Touch ID fingerprint scanner found on the iPhone 5s, in addition to expanding the security feature to a wider range of iOS devices. A new Apple patent filing with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office appears to corroborate those claims. 

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Apple patent filing reveals its continued interest in AMOLED displays

Apple patent filing reveals its continued interest in AMOLED displays

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday published an Apple patent application for OLED displays with “variable optical path length,” confirming the iPhone maker’s continued interest in the next-generation display technology. Apple has at least three other OLED-related inventions credited to its name through the USPTO. 

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Swiss watchmaker Swatch denies involvement with Apple on iWatch

Swiss watchmaker Swatch denies involvement with Apple on iWatch

Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has denied a media report from last night that claimed it was working with Apple on the iWatch, with a company spokesperson stating that its only relationship with mobile phone makers is to provide integrated circuits and other electrical components. 

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New Report claims Apple won’t launch 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 together to avoid competition

New Report claims Apple won’t launch 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 together to avoid competition

Apple is widely expected to release two variants of the iPhone 6 this year, one with a 4.7-inch display and the second one with a 5.5-inch display.

But we have heard contradictory reports about when the two new iPhone models will be launched.

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The Best Email Apps for iPhone

The Best Email Apps for iPhone

The idea behind taking email with you on your mobile device is to stay productive and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues easily — but your choice of email client can make your mobile correspondence a pain or a delight. These days, email is hardly ever just about reading and replying to a plain text message; I hardly ever hit Send without sharing a link, attaching a file, jotting down a task, checking my calendar or creating an event. A capable email app should make all these actions easy, rather than forcing you to leave your messages unread till you get to a desktop.

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iWatch could reportedly come in multiple models from manufacturers like Swatch and others

iWatch could reportedly come in multiple models from manufacturers like Swatch and others

Even before Apple’s first wearable makes it to market, the unicorn device has already been front-and-center on its own roller coaster ride. Today is just another dip in the endless track, as a new report suggests we may not just get one iWatch later this year, but actually many different devices.

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Apple is reportedly working with credit card companies to build a mobile wallet payments service

Apple is reportedly working with credit card companies to build a mobile wallet payments service

When Apple unveiled Touch ID, they kept it primarily close to the vest, using it for security on the device, and to make purchases through Apple’s digital services. With the unveiling of iOS 8, though, the company made it known they’d be opening it up to third-party developers. According to a new report, the mobile wallet payment service could still be in the pipeline as well.

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OneDrive for iOS updated to boast support for AirDrop functionality, plus other bonuses

OneDrive for iOS updated to boast support for AirDrop functionality, plus other bonuses

In late June, Microsoft was busy upgrading plenty of their services, and OneDrive was one of them. Starting off with big increases to their cloud-based storage, they also integrated Office for iPad into the app. Now, users with many iOS devices will have an easier way to share.

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Pencil by FiftyThree aims for wider adoption and third-party apps, thanks to launch of FiftyThree SDK

Pencil by FiftyThree aims for wider adoption and third-party apps, thanks to launch of FiftyThree SDK

When FiftyThree launched Paper, it quickly became one of the most popular apps for iPad, making it easier than ever before to draw, sketch and otherwise doodle on a tablet. Later, they launched their own stylus accessory, Pencil, which was adopted quickly. Now FiftyThree is looking to sweep in more users, and they’re going the SDK route to make it happen.

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