New Patented Technology from Apple Brings Accurate Positioning Indoors

New Patented Technology from Apple Brings Accurate Positioning Indoors

A new patent demonstrating accurate indoor positioning was granted to Apple on Tuesday, which could potentially bring indoor navigation to the iPhone in the relatively near future. The patent, which uses GPS, existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, and “onboard location databases,” will provide accurate indoor positioning in “nearly any environment.”

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Internal Google document reveals stark differences between Android before and after the iPhone

Internal Google document reveals stark differences between Android before and after the iPhone

When Google acquired Android in 2005, its aim was to launch a BlackBerry-style Java phone with a hardware keyboard, and not full touch screen devices like the iPhone. An internal Google document detailing the requirements for v1.0 of Android further highlights the stark differences between Android before and after the iPhone.

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Survey suggests strong consumer interest for an iPhone with a bigger screen

Survey suggests strong consumer interest for an iPhone with a bigger screen

According to a survey conducted by ChangeWave, the large screen iPhone is already building plenty of interest among early adopters as well as seasoned consumers. This is to show that Apple is certainly headed in the right direction with its rumored 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch iPhones that are slated to launch later this year.

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At Least Two Hardware Engineers Have Left Broadcom for Apple, Fueling Rumors of In-House Baseband Chip Development Team

At Least Two Hardware Engineers Have Left Broadcom for Apple, Fueling Rumors of In-House Baseband Chip Development Team

At least two hardware engineers from Broadcom have left the company to join forces with Apple, according to a new report. This fuels recent rumors that Apple plans to bring new baseband processors to its 2015 line of iOS devices, but could also be linked to other rumors stating that Apple plans to design the processor for its rumored upcoming wearable device dubbed the iWatch.

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Some users get Notification option while Reporting a Problem in Apple Maps

Some users get Notification option while Reporting a Problem in Apple Maps

Some users are reporting that they’re seeing an option in Apple Maps on their iOS devices which allows them to be notified whenever they report a problem. This is reportedly visible to only a few users as of now which means that the feature is still in testing.

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Apple’s US ad spend in 2013 up by 5%; brings it closer to top spender Samsung

Apple’s US ad spend in 2013 up by 5%; brings it closer to top spender Samsung

A major part of Samsung’s success is attributed to its large marketing spend, but in 2013, Samsung’s ad spend in the US was down 10 percent year over year, while Apple’s US ad spend was up 5 percent.

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Apple to start developing baseband chips for iPhone and iPads in-house [Rumor]

Apple to start developing baseband chips for iPhone and iPads in-house [Rumor]

In a bid to decrease dependency on chip makers like Qualcomm, Apple could soon develop baseband chips in-house for iOS devices like iPhone and the Cellular iPads, according to a report from Digitimes.

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Samsung Galaxy S5′s Heart rate monitor compared with a free iPhone app

Samsung Galaxy S5′s Heart rate monitor compared with a free iPhone app

One of the highlights of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is the built-in hardware heart rate monitor that it comes with. However, these features are already available on other devices, including the iPhones, courtesy of dedicated applications. A new video has now compared the heart rate sensor on the Samsung flagship with the apps that perform the same function on the iPhones to compare which fares better.

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Apple’s iPhone trade-in program launches in Germany

Apple’s iPhone trade-in program launches in Germany

Apple launched its “Reuse and Recycle” program back in August that allows customers to trade-in their old iPhone in exchange for a gift card that could be used towards the purchase of a new iPhone.

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Internal slides highlight why Apple needs to launch a bigger iPhone

Internal slides highlight why Apple needs to launch a bigger iPhone

One of the best things about Apple-Samsung patent trials is the internal information that gets out in the public. The next-generation iPhone is rumored to be available in 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants, and an internal presentation from Apple explains why the iPhone again needs to get bigger.

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