Apple granted patent for smart navigation system based on crowd-sourced stop light data

Apple granted patent for smart navigation system based on crowd-sourced stop light data

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple with a patent pertaining to a smart navigation system based on crowd-sourced traffic information, including when and how long motorists are at stop signs or stop lights. The information could then be used to predict delays attributable to the stop signs or lights and determine faster routes and departure time suggestions. 

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Jailbreak Tweak Roundup: BetterCCSliders, QuickYo, UnlimitedPhotos and Portrait Lock

Jailbreak Tweak Roundup: BetterCCSliders, QuickYo, UnlimitedPhotos and Portrait Lock

To kickstart the next week, we’re back with another jailbreak tweak roundup featuring BetterCCSliders, QuickYo, Portrait Lock and UnlimitedPhotos. If you have a few minutes to spare, get out that iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and join us ahead for a detailed overview of all four tweaks, each of which is available on Cydia now. 

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Spotify’s iOS app now includes a built-in Equalizer with 22 presets and custom settings

Spotify’s iOS app now includes a built-in Equalizer with 22 presets and custom settings

Spotify has released an update for its iOS app. Spotify 1.5 includes new features such as the much requested Equalizer feature, and redesigned artist page for iPad.

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Apple launches new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Faster Haswell processors and more RAM

Apple launches new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with Faster Haswell processors and more RAM

As expected, Apple has just launched updated 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros with faster versions of Intel’s fourth-generation Haswell processors, and increased the RAM to 8GB for the 13-inch models and 16GB for the 15-inch models.

Here’s a look at the new MacBook Pros:

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Yelp updated, now lets users add short video reviews

Yelp updated, now lets users add short video reviews

Yelp, an application that allows you to search for locations like restaurants, and review them (or just read them), has been updated to add video reviews, plus a few bug fixes for good measure.

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Apple drops cross-appeal from judgment in Samsung trial, no longer seeking permanent injunction

Apple drops cross-appeal from judgment in Samsung trial, no longer seeking permanent injunction

The Apple vs. Samsung court hearings went on for quite some time, and finally saw a judgment sent down in early May of this year. Following that, Apple sought a cross-appeal of the ruling, aiming to bring a permanent injunction of some Samsung-branded products. Now, it looks like Apple has reversed course.

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Facebook to kill messaging in main app for everyone, force users to download Messenger to chat

Facebook to kill messaging in main app for everyone, force users to download Messenger to chat

In April, 2014, Facebook announced that they’d be killing the messaging feature within the stock Facebook application for users in Europe. Apparently, that went so well that Facebook has given the green light to do the same thing to users everywhere.

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Blockchain, a popular Bitcoin wallet app, returns to the App Store after being pulled

Blockchain, a popular Bitcoin wallet app, returns to the App Store after being pulled

In February, 2014, Apple pulled the most popular Bitcoin wallet application from the App Store, and offered up no explanation for the decision other than due to, “unresolved issues.” Now, several months later, the app has returned, with a new look, and plenty of new features and improvements.

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5 Car-Themed Wallpapers for iPad

5 Car-Themed Wallpapers for iPad

We know that finding well-designed iPad wallpapers can be a challenge sometimes, especially because our Wallpaper Weekend roundup and many other publications focus heavily on the iPhone. Not to worry, iPad users: we’ve got a number of tablet-specific wallpapers ahead, featuring Lamborghini and Ferrari super cars. 

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Beats Music updated, now includes Sentence History, verified badges and more

Beats Music updated, now includes Sentence History, verified badges and more

Beats Music for iOS has quickly become a popular application for anyone who loves to stream music, especially for those who have an eye for specific curation to the tunes they listen to. Now, a big update looks to add even more useful features for users.

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