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.
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.
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.
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.
While a lot of jailbreak tweaks are simple extensions, there are also several larger tweaks that deliver useful functionality on iOS devices. EqualizerEverywhere is a brand new jailbreak tweak that fits the bill, adding a systemwide equalizer on iPhone. Read ahead for a detailed explanation of how the tweak works.