Monthly Archives: January 2013

Apple Gets Patent for Laser Projected Tablet Keyboards

Apple Gets Patent for Laser Projected Tablet Keyboards

Maybe someday the sound of people drumming their fingers on a desk will mean they are hard at work. Why? Well, Apple has a new patent for a laser keyboard and proximity sensor that could project your keyboard from your device (the illustrations show a tablet, but why not an iMac?). Not only that there are sensors so it could tell the difference between someone passing by and sitting down in front of it.

The iPhone Plus Could Be an iPhablet

The iPhone Plus Could Be an iPhablet

Hmm the “iPhone Math” or more likely the iPhone+ or iPhone Plus. Some think it’s the code name or temporary moniker for the rumored low-cost iPhone, but Marco Arment thinks it’s something different. He thinks it’s a super-sized iPhone close in size to the Galaxy Tab Note.

Apple Buys 18 Axis-Based UI Patents From Canadian Firm Maya Systems

Apple Buys 18 Axis-Based UI Patents From Canadian Firm Maya Systems

In a press release, Canadian firm Maya Systems has revealed that Apple has purchased 18 of its patents that relate to the firm’s “axis based user interface technology.” The transaction between the two companies took place in the third quarter of 2012.

Angry Birds Star Wars Updated with 20 New Levels: Asteroid Belt FTW

Angry Birds Star Wars Updated with 20 New Levels: Asteroid Belt FTW

Check it out Angry Birds fans, Angry Birds Star Wars has been updated with 20 new levels. We’re not on Hoth anymore, it’s asteroid city folks.

Temple Run 2 Breaks Record with 50 Million Downloads in Just 13 Days

Temple Run 2 Breaks Record with 50 Million Downloads in Just 13 Days

We knew Temple Run 2 was hot. Heck it hit 20 million downloads in just four days, and it is really fun, now the game has hit a new milestone—50 million downloads. And, by the way, they set a record getting to that number in just 13 days.

Rumor: iPad 5 Will Be Thinner and Lighter Due to iPad mini Display Tech

Rumor: iPad 5 Will Be Thinner and Lighter Due to iPad mini Display Tech

The introduction of a Retina display into the 9.7” iPad made it quite thick and heavy, which became even more apparent when Apple released the iPad mini. According to a new rumor, Apple will be using the same display technology as the iPad mini in the fifth-gen iPad to reduce its bulk.

iPad Shipments and Marketshare Dip, But Is It a Problem Yet?

iPad Shipments and Marketshare Dip, But Is It a Problem Yet?

According to IDG iPad shipments increased only a paltry 48% year over year in Q4 2012 vs Q4 2011. Samsung, 263% increase. Nice. Yeah, but increases in numbers need to have a little perspective attached and when you look at units shipped, Apple is still killing it.

How to Preview Info of Mac App Store Apps on your iPhone or iPad

How to Preview Info of Mac App Store Apps on your iPhone or iPad

If you’ve ever been sent a link to an app on the Mac App Store and tried to open it on your iPhone and iPad, you’d know how annoying it is when instead of showing any information about the app, the iOS App Store displays a generic Mac App Store banner as shown in the screenshot above.

We show you two ways by which you can bypass this annoying banner and see the icon, description and price of Mac apps right on your iPhone and iPad.

Evernote Makes Penultimate Free and Offers Free Business Card Scanning in Hello

Evernote Makes Penultimate Free and Offers Free Business Card Scanning in Hello

Evernote, my favorite way to capture and catalogue notes and thoughts, just got a heck of a lot cooler today with a couple app updates that should certainly get your attention. Evernote has released a big update to Penultimate with seamless syncing with your Evernote account, oh and it’s not free too. Also out today is an update to Evernote Hello for iPhone and for the next few months business card scanning is free—something typically reserved for Premium Users only.

Apple Remotely Blocks Java 7 Browser Plug-in Again

Apple Remotely Blocks Java 7 Browser Plug-in Again

It looks like Apple has again blocked Oracle’s Java 7 browser plug-in.

Earlier in the month, Apple had taken the exceptional step of using its anti-malware tools in OS X to disable existing installations of the Java 7 browser plug-in after a serious security vulnerability was discovered.