Apple patents “transparent texting” technology to let you text when you walk

Apple patents “transparent texting” technology to let you text when you walk

We have seen several apps and jailbreak tweaks for the iPhone which lets you look at what’s happening in front of you while letting you text at the same time. One such app was discussed last week in our CamText preview. But Apple has now applied for a patent over at the USPTO to a technology very similar to this which will offer “transparent texting” to users.

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Apple engineer gives an inside look at the development of the original iPhone

Apple engineer gives an inside look at the development of the original iPhone

The iPhone, when it first came out in 2007, was way ahead of its time, with its large touchscreen interface, and technologies like multitouch, momentum scrolling, etc.

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Apple has now sold over 500 million iPhones

Apple has now sold over 500 million iPhones

According to analyst estimates, Apple sold its 500 millionth iPhone in the last few weeks, marking an important milestone since the device’s introduction in 2007.

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Apple will automate iPhone battery production starting from late 2014

Apple will automate iPhone battery production starting from late 2014

A new report from Taiwanese sources claims that Apple is looking to automate battery production of the iPhones in order to focus on other essential components needed by the smartphone.

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Virgin Mobile giving huge discounts on contract-free iPhones; iPhone 5s starts at $385, iPhone 5c starts at $315

Virgin Mobile giving huge discounts on contract-free iPhones; iPhone 5s starts at $385, iPhone 5c starts at $315

Virgin Mobile is having a “Web Exclusive” sale on off-contract iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s models, offering a discount of as much as 30%.

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Norwegian carrier Telenor giving away free Apple TV with iPhone 5c

Norwegian carrier Telenor giving away free Apple TV with iPhone 5c

Norwegian carrier Telenor is running a promotion, where customers who buy a 16GB iPhone 5c will get a free Apple TV. The offer, however, appears to be applicable only on the green variant of the device.

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China’s largest carrier sold over 1 million iPhones last month

China’s largest carrier sold over 1 million iPhones last month

According to China Mobile, it added close to 1.34 million 4G subscribers last month and most of them were iPhone subscribers. While initially it wasn’t clear as to how many of these were actually iPhone sales, the General Manager of the company Li Yue shortly confirmed this.

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Imagination’s new ray-tracing Wizard GPU may bring photorealistic graphics to future iOS devices

Imagination’s new ray-tracing Wizard GPU may bring photorealistic graphics to future iOS devices

Apple graphics chipset suppler, Imagination Technologies, today announced a new GPU family that adds ray tracking technology to the PowerVR lineup. Apple currently uses the PowerVR G6430 graphics chipset in its A7 processor that powers the iPhone 5s, the iPad Air and the Retina iPad mini.

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Apple says 8GB iPhone 5c intended to boost sales in mid-tier LTE markets

Apple says 8GB iPhone 5c intended to boost sales in mid-tier LTE markets
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United Airlines will offer free in-flight movies and TV shows to iPhone and iPad users

United Airlines will offer free in-flight movies and TV shows to iPhone and iPad users

United Airlines has just announced a nice little treat for iPhone and iPad users by offering free in-flight entertainment with a wide range of movies and TV shows to choose from. This will be available to all users who have the United Airlines app installed on their iPhone or iPad. Users can pick from over 150 movies and 200 TV shows and can pause, rewind, forward or skip to a new movie whenever they want.

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