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Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for an advanced device display that uses lasers, micro lenses and sensors to not only output a three-dimensional holographic image, but detect how a user interacts with it in real time. Source: USPTO As published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Apple's U.S. PatentNo. 8,847,919 for an "Interactive holographic display device" relates to an advanced two-dimensional panel that can display three-dimensional images without the...
With 2.1 million pixels, the Retina HD resolution of iPhone 6 Plus demands a lot more GPU performance than either iPhone 6 or iPhone 5s to render 2D and 3D graphics at its native resolution, resulting in benchmarks with--in some cases--lower frames per second rendering results in native resolution GPU tests. The original GFXBench 3.0 GPU benchmarks AppleInsider published in our initial reviews of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus showed moderate to significant GPU...
As some expected, Apple's latest iOS 8.1 beta build contains assets for the upcoming Apple Pay mobile payments service, including hidden settings menus and references to an iPad with Touch ID fingerprint recognition. Hamza Sood via Twitter Developer Hamza Sood uncovered the Apple Pay settings menu pane in the latest iOS 8.1 beta shortly after the upcoming maintenance update was released on Monday. As seen in the screenshot above, Apple Pay will be managed through the...
Apple's latest iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones will hit the important Chinese market on Oct. 10, as the country's regulatory agency in charge of communications issued a license to start devices sales Tuesday local time. According to a brief report from Reuters, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology posted an update to its website announcing that Apple has received the necessary licenses to sell the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in China, the world's...
In a recent court filing, Apple-owned Beats brought suit against Steven Lamar for false advertisements and unfair competition after the audio equipment entrepreneur allegedly misreported his affiliation with the Beats brand in order to boost a new audio enterprise. ROAM Ropes earbuds. According to a court filing, Lamar is being sued for posting misleading comments on the website for his current audio company ROAM, saying that he is a "Beats Electronics Co-Founder" and...
In an update to Apple's online systems status webpage, the company announced ongoing outages of all iCloud services, including account sign-ins, mail, storage and more. According to the status page, "some" iCloud users on Monday are unable to access from all of the service's features, an issue that has lasted well over an hour at the time of this writing. While the extent of iCloud's downtime is unknown, AppleInsider readers from the U.S., Australia and other...
Adding to Apple's iOS 8 launch troubles, a report on Monday claims the operating system's "Reset All Settings" feature for hardware wiping user preferences also deletes data stored in iCloud Drive. As discovered by MacRumors, the issue presents itself when iPhone and iPad users attempt to reset preferences via the device's Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings option. The feature allows users to troubleshoot possible iOS issues by reverting all system settings...
Following last week's two iOS 8 bug fixes, Apple on Monday seeded the first beta of the iOS 8.1 maintenance update to developers, potentially with assets to enable Apple Pay mobile payments service. While it has not been confirmed, the latest iOS 8.1 beta seed, build 12B401, could be in preparation for Apple's upcoming Apple Pay launch scheduled for October. Alongside iOS 8.1, Apple also seeded a new Apple TV software beta with support for Family Sharing and assets...
As promised, Apple on Monday issued OS X bash Update 1.0 for OS X Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion, targeting the recently discovered "Shellshock" security flaw originating in the bash UNIX shell. Following revelations that Shellshock was in the wild, Apple last Friday said that, while most consumers would go unaffected, it was working to patch the problem. That fix was released today for OS X 10.9 Mavericks, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and OS X 10.7 Lion. This update...
Social navigation app Waze on Monday added a new Waze Places point-of-interest feature, extending its crowdsourced data model from traffic information to data on business and other popular destinations. Waze, long famous for its crowdsourced traffic data, has now undertaken an effort to add crowdsourced point-of-interest data. Waze users can easily add or edit places -- both business and residential --?and add metadata, such as whether a particular building has a...
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