Our smartphones are smart, our wearables are smart, so now the only thing left to really focus on making smarter is our homes. Apple’s giving it a go with the recently announced HomeKit, and other companies have been working at it for some time now. Kwikset’s Kevo Bluetooth-enabled lock/deadbolt has been leading the charge for smart locks, and now it just got even more useful.
Kwikset’s Kevo updated, now lets you supply unlimited guest eKeys and schedule eKeys for limited access
Apple patent application outlines automatically switching iOS ‘Do Not Disturb’ on or off based on activity level
Best New Games: ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout,’ ‘The Great Prank War,’ ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and more
We’re back with our weekly Best New Games roundup, covering the best new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch game releases from this week. Apple typically refreshes the App Store with a lineup of exciting new games on Wednesday night, this week featuring Modern Combat 5: Blackout, The Great Prank War, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Poptile, Dream Revenant and Soccer Physics.
The latest numbers from research firm IDC reveal that Apple maintained its position as the top tablet vendor in the second quarter, shipping 13.3 million iPads for a leading 26.9% global market share. Meanwhile, rival Samsung shipped 8.5 million tablets and had 17.2% market share worldwide for the three-month period ending June.
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.
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.
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.
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.