Skybox Imaging, an intelligence company that focuses on bringing the power of satellite imagery to other businesses, was recently acquired by Google. But a new profiling of the company done by The Wall Street Journal reveals some very interesting information that will no doubt change how we look at things related to privacy and mapping.
Vessyl is a new smart cup from Yves Behar, which lets you measure a variety of data points about drinks being poured into it in real time. The device can detect a wide variety of drink types, including water, juices, soda, and more. But what makes this cup special is that it can measure things like calorie levels using a variety of sensors and send that information to your iPhone.
You’ll soon be able to charge your iPhoneÂ at a Starbucks location near you, if you happen to live in a larger city in the United States. The coffee company announced on Thursday that it will be bringing Powermat wireless phone chargers to Starbucks locations nationwide, starting with the San Francisco Bay area this year. The rollout will initially focus on the West Coast, and expand to major metropolitan areas across the United States through 2015.Â
Synaptics, a maker of touchscreen chips, announced that it is buying the sole supplier of display chips for the iPhone at the price of $475 million, leading the company’s stock to jump 19% in extended trading. The company also announced that it is raising itsÂ revenue forecast for the fourth quarter — which is set to end on June 30th.
Apple has long touted the iPhone as the most popular camera in the world, which is not much of a surpriseÂ givenÂ that the smartphone is approaching 550 million overall sales since launching seven years ago.Â As a testament to how much the iPhone has improved over that time, look no further than the eighthÂ annual iPhone Photography Awards. The photos are absolutely breathtaking.
Apple is kicking off its Worldwide developers conference on Monday, with the unveiling of iOS 8 expected to be a major highlight of tomorrow’s keynote event. Ahead of these changes to iOS, adoption of the current version of iOS continues to grow, with almost 90 percent of iPhone and iPad owners running iOS 7, claims Chitika in a recent report.
Australian Mac and iOS users are reporting their devices have been remotely locked by Hackers for ransom
A number of iOS and Mac users in Australia are reportingÂ on Apple Support Communities and Twitter that their iPhones, iPads and MacsÂ are being locked remotely by hackers, and areÂ demanding a ransom to get access to their devices again.
Two months following the launch of the 8 GB iPhone 5c in the U.K., Apple has officially launched the discounted iPhone 5c in India. The phone comes at the price ofÂ Rs. 33,500 ($572), but it’s currently discounted at Rs. 4,000 ($68) less than the standard price of Rs.Â 37,500 ($640).Â